A renegade rave at the state lines with dual headliners FSOM and Andy Rantzen.
Architects of the Future Sound of Melbourne, FSOM reigned as their city's scene evolved from underground clubs to vast waterfront wonderlands, alternating between playing studio tracks off cassette and jamming live. The combination of Josh Abrahams, Davide Carbone and Steve Robbins, the trio slipped a DAT to Belgian touring artist Frank De Wulf who signed them for their first international release on Two Thumbs. Track 6's sinister bassline and mind obliterating stabs continued to travel as a staple of Sven Vath and John Wink's record bags. 1993 to eternity.
Andy Rantzen's Harmonic Eye speaks a similar vocabulary. Running parallel to FSOM in Sydney, Rantzen united the masses with Paul Mac as Itch-E + Scratch-E, producing crystalline rave, cheeky breakbeat and techno resistance. Lifted off his downtempo 1999 solo CD The Blue Hour, Harmonic Eye is a certified warehouse burner of alarming alien bleep and widescreen trance. Once you were blind, now you can see.