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EVEN FURTHUR

the journey home

It’s Saturday night and one week ago we were gathering together in a muddy tent at Mellen Mountain Meadows for a face melting, box banging night of music that will go down as one of the best in the 80-some event history of Drop Bass Network. And me, I’m finally coming out of the fog just enough to make this follow up post.
I rolled back into the Devilerance Kompound on Wednesday afternoon at almost exactly the same hour I left for Even Furthur seven days earlier. Strangely, I was still wearing the same clothes, obviously I hadn’t showered. I was barely functioning on nightly sleep totals in the 2s. My body was sore and exhausted; my head was a fuckin mess. Somewhere in between I was with a whole bunch of Pranksters and we indeed went Even Furthur.
To try and put those four days On The Bus into words is a difficult task…“no explanation, no mix of words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing.” We reunited to celebrate a peak that happened 20 years earlier, one we thought would never come again. But the crazy thing is, IT DID! The words epic and legendary get thrown around a lot, but Even Furthur was that and more. It was real and it was special. It was 90s RAVE and then some!
The cost to make Even Furthur happen was big…financially and physically, emotionally and mentally. But man was it worth it. Walking around during an event it’s typical to get some props or “the nod”, but it sure felt like every single person at one point came up and said “thank you”. Some of those were the most genuine, heartfelt, teary eyed comments I’ve ever received. While we were cleaning up Monday/Tuesday your posts started coming in and that’s when it really hit home that something meaningful just happened. Drop Bass Network is extremely proud of this one.
This is where I wanted to thank some people, but I soon realized rather than thanking anyone for anything it made a lot more sense to thank EVERYONE for EVERYTHING! Every person at Even Furthur was a participant in some way big or small. Some people participated for two or more! It wouldn’t have been the event it was without all of you. The bar was set, you raised it, and then you said fuck it we can go even higher! It’s tricky flirting on the edge like that, but that’s where the Midwest Hardcorps shines.
I do want to give some shout outs. First and foremost to the Drop Bass Network Support Squad. We haven’t produced an event since NYE 2003. I was behind and under prepared for Even Furthur and when we woke up on site Thursday there was no detailed action plan, no instructions…I just said build a rave. Without missing a beat they did! As if that wasn’t enough, the volunteer plan for the weekend went out the window and rather than the SS working 2hr shifts they ended up working 4, 6, 10, all day! They gave up having the weekend of their lives, so that you could have yours. Selfless dedication. If you think there’s a better crew in rave, you’re wrong. I’m humbled and honored the SS is DBN4LIFE!
I also wanted to give a shout out to the DIYss. The plan for their roles was simple, be a promoting partner and bring a stage to the event. Except they didn’t keep it simple. The promotions were way more than I could have hoped for and what they brought to the event was unbelievable, all mostly at their own expense. Top shelf talent, excellent sound, themed areas, good vibes…it was like 11 different events within an event. I’m still not sure why they took it to the next level, but I’m glad they did. 2-10pm has never been as much fun as it was at Even Furthur.
Lastly, I wanted to give a shout out to the star of the show…Darren and Adam’s Hitman sound system. It might not have been the biggest ever or had all the names you’d expect, but that rig, in that configuration, in that setting, under those conditions…pure sonic bliss. When every single one of the djs is in awe of the sound you know it’s good. I intended to keep it at a safe level at the property border and we did start there, but it was too good to not push it. I’ll deal with repercussions later…this rave needed to enjoy the ride.
So now what? I’ve been thinking about this event for years and when the opportunity presented itself I went for it and asked Woody and Dave to help make it reality. The Drop Bass Network legacy was solid and if I never did anything again it was cool. Even Furthur 2016 adds another interesting chapter to an already unique story and I’d be fine letting that be it. However, it would also be a shame to not build on this…Rave On!
Turn On, Tune In, Drop Bass. – Kurt Eckes
ps. Someone stole the DBN skull road sign out by Highway C. If anyone knows anything about this help us out. If we don’t find it then all we can hope for is karma deals with the thief slowly and painfully so they get time to think about the asshole they are.
(TPR Burn/Support Squad photo credit Dave Eckblad)

Drop Bass Network
presents in association with
Communique and David J. Prince

Even Furthur 2016

noon Friday, August 19 thru
noon Monday, August 22, 2016

Somewhere, Wisconsin

Lineup

FM: Fixmer / McCarthy

A project from Terence Fixmer and
Douglas McCarthy (Nitzer Ebb)

Isn’t It Funny How Your Body Works when you Let Your Body Learn to Join in the Chant? As you Let Beauty Loose you’re Getting Closer. Control, I’m Here and there’s no Shame in Murderous Fun To Be Had.
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Perc

London
Perc Trax, CLR, Electric Deluxe

forward thinking, respected techno dj/producer with industrial landscapes optimized for sweaty dancefloors
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

dj Rap

Los Angeles
Propa Impropa Talent

undisputed queen of the turntables, accomplished and respected dnb talent who is a music inspiration
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Reid Speed

Los Angeles
Play Me

she’s a fierce, fearless Bass Boss who helped usher in a movement with one of the best labels in dubstep
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Shortee

Los Angeles
Urban Assault, Heavy Artillery

multi-genre dj queen of the scratch world with fast paced mixing, expert skills, and energetic presence
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Miles Maeda

Tokyo
Total M

unique well balanced blend of Chicago house crafted with musical intricacies that are trademark Total M
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Sunshine Jones

San Francisco
Adult Contemporary, Oh!Stockholm, Defected

musical force, vocals, percussion, loops, and effects that are all analog, all live, all Sunshine (Dubtribe)
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Wade Randolph Hampton

Dallas
La Belle Epoque Musique, Hardkiss Music

original massives, Hardkiss manager, Groove the movie, sonic bliss djing…dance music Revolutionary
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Rob Acid

Cologne
Babiczstyle, Systematic, Junkfood

tremendous output of acid-drenched audio exorcisms produced for the coolest labels in the genre
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Desert Dwellers

featuring Amani Friend + Treavor Moontribe
Southwest
Desert Trax, White Swan, Black Swan

global sounds that bridge dance and movement with downtemple dub, psy-bass, and tribal trance for re-calibrating the mind and body
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Lenny Dee

Brooklyn
Industrial Strength

old school credentials for days, considered a dance music pioneer who’s signature sound is hardcore
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Baseck

Los Angeles
Darkmatter Soundsystem, Celebrate Everything

thrashing experimental sound defined by dense warrior rhythms syncopated with energy induced melodics
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Gein

Milwaukee
Bad Chemistry, Guerilla, Moving Shadow

with a DIY mindset and vision of the future they unleash a force to be reckoned with in dnb and dubstep
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Drumcell

Los Angeles
Droid Behavior

esoteric techno artist with his own raw, suspenseful, and hypnotic style and mind-expanding sounds
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Terence Fixmer

France
Planete Rouge, Electric Deluxe, Int’l Deejay Gigolo

techno innovator with restless aversion to one sound, his live PA explores deep and dubbier regions
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Dustin Zahn

Berlin
Enemy, Drumcode

the Americans don’t want him and the Germans can’t handle him, he’s our problem for at least a weekend
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

dj ESP Woody McBride

Minneapolis
Peace & Love & 303

the Earthworm, the Rattlesnake, the Basketball Hero, the Midwest Hardcorps acid techno legend and MORE
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Frankie Bones

Brooklyn
#teamplur, Sonic Groove

Godfather of American rave, creator of PLUR, Storm Rave represent, the one the only there is no other
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Doubt

Minneapolis
Disposable Commodities

linear, dark, heavily textured techno proving Ian would rather die alone than worry about what’s going on
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Tim Sweeney

New York
Beats in Space, The DFA

mainstay of legendary DFA parties, for dance music lovers few things are better than his NYC radio show
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Jes One

Rockford North
Groove Shop

there’s been a Sasquatch sighting in the North Woods and he’s on an atv with records and mixtapes
OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Headspace Collective

Minneapolis – Free Radio Furthur
turn on, tune in, FM radio

chillout in a geodesic dome featuring 60s tested set and setting with music, psychedeliart, and liquid lights
FB : SOUND : MIX

Artists_CommunionCommunion Sundays

headlining og Midwest Hardcorps

Hyperactive

OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Artists_Fireburn baby burn
Burning Ritual

featuring fire performers, giants, ring of fire, gate to hell, and the furthur effigy set to the sonic landscape of

Tim Kaiser

OFFICIAL : FB : SOUND

Artists_FreakFREEkosystem

let your freak flag fly
theme camps, costumes express, create, participate

Artists_FireworksFireworks Show

bang sparkle ah
in technocolor Saturday at dusk

Light.Sound.Dimension

HeadLights : MathStatic trim tabs the tent with a Minimize to MAXimize lighting installation, and still too much strobe and fog
SubKulture : Hitman Sound Systems designed, four corner High Fidelic Experience with Funktion-One and Void Acoustics
PsychoCandy : Brain Farm presents a kandy kolored visual apocalypse fresh from the rodeo of just say know, why not? yeah

DIYss

DIYss (Do It Yourself sound systems) : Friday / Saturday / Sunday, 2pm to 10pm
see map at Even Furthur for locations
https://www.facebook.com/dropbassnetwork/events
click on DIYss name or presenters below for more information

“White Trash Wrestling”

presented by
Speaker Kreatures
Addict, Massive

Deadly Buda
Decontrol
The Demix
Black Lines, Din Sky
Elekid
Idiom
Destro
Curtis Chip
Low Fidelity Index
Emotional Joystick

“Network 10 – Venus”

presented by
Electrified Entertainment
A Long Nite Productions

Terry Mullan
The Yellow Heads
HotDish
Love & Logic
Shadow People
Derek Fer Real
Michael Wenz
Bass Doctor RX
Pinion
Construct

“Rave’Em & Bail-E”

presented by
Foshizzle Family
Tribal Brothers

Speedy
Huggie
Grover
Mike Carlson
Jared Perez
Wickett
D-on
Kim Nyx
UMI
Wangzoom

“Gravity – U.F.O.”

presented by
Ecstatic Productions
Outlawed

Efex
Thrasher / JenSob
Microdot
Dub Borski
Foil
Chris Grant
Tinhead
Leroy Ludeman
Manny Fresh / Elektik
Bucky Fargo

“Ripe – Psychosis”

presented by
Compression, DnBiD, Guild
Combat, MIA, Proper, Recon

Danny the Wildchild
dj 3D & Brace MC
Dubgrind live
Selekta Steel
Zebo
Lamebrane
The Riverman
Renan & MC Anti
Alfonz Delamota
Kaspa MC & Easyrider

“Come2Gether”

presented by
Format
Vibeonauts, Mushgroove

Mystic Bill
Dar Embarks
Luis Baro
Frankie Vega
Mark Angel
Project 313
Tim Vitek
Derek Specs
Komprezzor
Fortune

“Blueshift”

presented by
Hard Dance Minnesota
Spacecamp Psyfari

Rob Gee
Hardkornate
Rype
Kidz with Skizzorz
Ben Lime
Krikett
Qubit
Subselectorz
Tunnel
Squiggles

“Stairway to Headphones”

presented by
Intellephunk

Centrific
Mike Gervais
Christian James
Monostatic
The Worm
Gods Drugs
dj Apollo 1996
Jobot
Julian Rivera
Xanja

“Mentally Divergent”

presented by
Udopia, Ekvilibrium
Mexikan Tekno Mafia

The Noid
The Present
Fixon
Cloudy with a Chance of Techno
Sharlo
Raul Irok Rios
Mike wlkr / Pete Board
Axkan
Fresko
Aldo Delucio

“Stilldream”

presented by
Stilldream Festival
Moonjuice

Spankalicious
Psydell
Aplsoz
Serch
Gamma
Meinongs Jungle
Sovereign Sect
Lyfe
N8ture
Alien Brainfood

The Guidelines

72 hours continuous event, Rain! or Shine?, all stages are weather protected
come prepared to Camp and Cope for entire duration you plan to stay at EF
NO IN/OUTS, one time use exit pass per car for supply run if conditions permit

multiple Hot and Cold Food and Beverage concessions with nice for you prices
there is no ATM on site or nearby, bring money with you, don’t be that broke guy
fresh potable Water, daily serviced clean portable Restrooms, pay per use Showers

no alcohol sales available, BYOB for 21+ with Legal Identification, NO GLASS bottles
sales or use of controlled or out-of-control substances are Illegal, Unwise, Unwelcome…
strictly enforced zero tolerance for underage drinking, any illegal activity, trouble

Camping and Parking areas Separate,  no drop off site, Prepare to Haul your stuff
room and hard ground for RVs / Campers, but no utility hookups, separate from tents
campfires if Smokey agrees, firewood for sale, Burn Where You Buy policy

Friendly Professional Security and Paramedics 24/7 to assist for a safe event
NO weapons, fireworks, graffiti tools, negativity.  NO DOGS without service papers
there is a lot of scheduled music, NO RENEGADE SOUND SYSTEMS ALLOWED!

Tickets Scanned and Vehicles Searched on entrance, be ready and help the line move
Right of Admission Reserved.  No Refund/Exchange.  IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED
Ticket holder assumes all risk of personal injury and loss or damage to property

RESPECT this beautiful venue, CLEANUP after yourself, garbage bags supplied
please be smart and somewhat act like adults, for sure have fun and do good things
look out for yourself, but also for one another, this is a family reunion, On The Bus!

NO GUEST LIST.  Talent, production, DIYss, personnel, and co-promoters will receive
tickets in advance NOT at door.  DO NOT show up without ticket or prepare to purchase
Merchandise Vending must email dropbass@dropbass.net prior to arriving for approval

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