Beat Aid Aftermath & Thank you Thread

On Jan 14, 2005 the Melbourne Beats crew along with some 700+ people raised around $17,000 for the Asia Quake & Tsunami appeal. This forum is an archive of the organisational discussion for the event.
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Beat Aid Aftermath & Thank you Thread

Post by lucas » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:21 am

Just wanted to send out my personal thanks to everyone that came together to make this night possible.

I don't know the exact amount that we raised, I'm pretty sure it was over $17k.

This whole Melbourne Beats thing started because of a strong belief that we have one rockin' little music community in Melbourne and tonight you guys proved it. Thank you for making me feel somewhat vindicated in setting up these forums, thank you for helping us raise a bucket load of money for charity, and thank you for the positive attitude you've all shown (without which; none of this would have been possible).

I hope you all enjoyed the night as much as I did.

Now, time to shower and zzzzzzz.........

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Post by eskay » Sat Jan 15, 2005 11:32 am

as I said here

melbourne rocks!

thank you all...

To the folks who helped put it together - Annie, Karl, Glenn, Lucas, etc - the list goes on! Your dedication and enthusiasm blew me away!

To the artists without whom we'd have all been standing around twiddling our thumbs :lol:

To the folks who came on the night - without your generosity and support we would not have been able to raise the funds that we did to help the survivors in S.E Asia get back on their feet - we raised a total of $16,753!

This does not include the remainder of the commemorative CDs which will (to my knowledge) be available from DMC Beats from Monday - 12 brockin tracks from a talented bunch of Melbourne artists - still only $10 and with all proceeds still going to the Red Cross Asia Quake & Tsunamis Appeal - a worthwhile purchase if I ever saw one! ;)

Big pats on the back all round :)

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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:42 pm

yeah. fantastic work guys!

fair bit of hard work in such a small period of time.

rockin.

cheers Karl for your hospitality too!
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Post by DBoy » Sat Jan 15, 2005 12:43 pm

Congratulations on a successful party, both organisers and supporters.

8)

Wicked CD too.

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Post by Zerotonine » Sat Jan 15, 2005 1:16 pm

As stated on another forum, damn that was a fun party. Well done to all the organisers, you guys must have worked so hard to get what needed to be done. Phil, AP, Nubreed, and BLIM all tore the roof off the place! Spotted Keltec havin' a boogie up front during Andy Page too! Even Phil was shakin' his arse! Never seen that before, but was great to see even all the acts havin' a great time for an awesome cause. Once again, I applaud you :smt023 :smt003
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Post by killeye » Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:16 pm

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big up youse three!! And everyone else... extreme stylee big ups all round i say. so great that outta all our fun, others are going to be helped!
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cool to meet some more MB peeps... such a great atmosphere in there...really enjoyed all performances....

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Post by quick » Sat Jan 15, 2005 3:22 pm

Me in the 'beat.aid this weekend' thread wrote:Had a ball, fun and successful night I reckon and cheers Karl for the mornin hospitality, and the Christian Rap.


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Post by ukime » Sat Jan 15, 2005 4:39 pm

I had a great time - fantastic work to all involved on a very successful gig.
Great music, great vibe, great cause =)
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Post by Ani » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:33 pm

I'm still overwhemled by last night. Such a great turnout and a fantastic vibe, and it all went off without a hitch. Thankyou to everyone who supported this, helped out (you were all great!) and all the hugs :) The generousity of the crowd was incredible. Door sales totalled $15 590, which includes an extra $700 in donations on top of the $20 per person charge. Sales from cd's, raffle and massages (after the cd's were paid for) totalled $1163. And more to come!! (Grand total as eskay said: $16753!!!!!!!!)
And thankyou to all the performers. You guys were having as much fun as the crowd, and that makes all the difference!

We did it people!!! Let's hear it for Melbourne Beats! :smt041 What an incredible team. I've never been so proud as I am just being part of this community. Everyone on this site is so positive and supportive. Lets not ever loose that! What a way to bring us together and start the new year. I can't wait to hand the money over to the Red Cross and tell them how we managed to raise it in the space of 10 days. It's a dream!!

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Post by Polecat » Sat Jan 15, 2005 6:45 pm

well done guys for all your hard work and putting on such a great party. I'm still waiting for you to ring me about the raffle prize though! (I love a raffle LOL). We had a great time last night, and it looked like all the performers did too. NuBreed rocked the house and the whole evening was excellent!

thank you! Give yourselves a big pat on the back! 8)

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Post by eskay » Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:32 pm

Polecat wrote:I'm still waiting for you to ring me about the raffle prize though


unless your name is

1. Vaughn
2. Dboy :D
or 3. Dimitri

you're gonna be waiting a while ;) :P
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Post by Zerotonine » Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:34 pm

Just came back from work and listened to the CD on the way home. Some nice stuff! The more bangin' DNB ain't my thing, but those liquid and/or jazzy Drum and Bass tunes were dope! Oh, and Lucas, loved your tune the most :smt040 Lovely chilled out number...keep up the good work! You're gonna go places, kiddo :smt004
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Post by Trailer_trash » Sat Jan 15, 2005 8:18 pm

A massive well done everyone on a massive night....had a ball + have had sooo much postive feedback from alot of ppl.

Thanks heaps to the artist who not only played for free, danced with everyone but were genuinely keen as to be a part of it all + pay an entry fee(as much as I instisted it wasn't necessary) + donate extra.

...but the wanker of the night award goes to...(drumroll)..

The Kojack look-alike who insisted he and his dog-faced women should get in for free and even threatned to punch my lights out over the matter....wtf really :smt013

Did anyone see Greg Fleet at the bar wasted?.....funiest i've seen him :smt005
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Post by B0mBjAcK » Sat Jan 15, 2005 10:43 pm

what a massive night! Was mad to meet some more MB heads, stuff like lastnight makes me so happy to be part of such a great community of grouse ppl! :D

bigups to all involved it was well wikkid :D
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Post by Lephrenic » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:58 am

Well done all on a very successful night. Throwing something as big as this together so quickly is no small feat; I'm used to booking gigs two months ahead. And to pack the P.O.W. with so many heads is something I can only dream about. You guys are amazing.

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Post by Lós Kasino— » Sun Jan 16, 2005 12:59 am

...and how fuckin cool was the banner ! made me smile seeing that !!

im happy to hang it outside my house when its not in use .. :roll: :lol:

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Post by Ani » Sun Jan 16, 2005 9:27 am

T I C K A wrote:...and how fuckin cool was the banner ! made me smile seeing that !!

im happy to hang it outside my house when its not in use .. :roll: :lol:


I get first dibs on that! The hell i had actually finding the place to pick it up gives me that right!!! Went round in so many circles!! :evil:
However, I think Lucas quite rightly has the banner :wink:

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Post by breaksRbest » Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:42 pm

what an awesome night!!

the Thanks have all been said but at the end of the day it all comes down to the fact that we raised $16 753, which was the whole point.

bloody stoked that we could help out so much while doing what we all love. mucho respecto!

If we really push the CD sales we can reach the $20 000 goal, just gotta sell another 300 CD's.

They'll be available from DMC and will also be on sale at the next Beats Working party. buy 'em as gifts for mates or give 'em to ya little siblings so they get a little bit of education :wink: at the same time knowing that the $$$ go to a worthwhile cause instead of some record company.'


BIG UP ya selves melbournebeats, we farkin NAILED IT!! 8)
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Post by great_magnet » Sun Jan 16, 2005 4:23 pm

I can only echo the sentiments of everyone above, It was a pleasure to be part of such an amazing night. A huge congratulations to everyone involved, it goes to show what you can achieve with dedication, passion and enthusiasm!

The thing that really blew me away was the vibe, the joint was already jumping at 10pm as Blueprint was winding up his set, and didn't let up until close. It has been a while since I have seen such an excited and up for it crowd.

Gigantic ups to all involved, it was one mutha farkin memorable night!!
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Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon Jan 17, 2005 9:36 am

i whole heartedly agree with everything said. it was an amazing night and one of the best parties i've been to in a while. the vibe was definitly something else, and the talent blew me away...once again.

cranked the cd most of the weekend. very impressive work to all those who contributed. 8)

massive respect melbounrebeats...it was a stellar night made even more special by the grand total achieved.

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Post by Guyno » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:21 am

Big props to all involved who generously donated their time and effort in what was an awesome night. Cant believe a gig of that magnitude was organised in 2 weeks.

Put me down for one of those cd's too.
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Post by mkultra » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:40 am

Had a fucking ball, what a great night.

Great crowd, superb enthusiasim, and so very well executed....

Well done to all involved, it was a pleasure to be a part of something so special.

And a big up to all the crew who wouldn't normally go to a breaks/d&b night, a fantastic effort...

Well done Melbourne and especially melbournebeats.

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Post by Shadowgames » Mon Jan 17, 2005 10:57 am

Big up to all who put in the hard work to get this gig rocking! I had to leave before there was any dnb action, but it sounds as though it turned out to be a crazy night!

The CD looks (&sounds) fucking nice too :D

Melbourne Beats rocks :wink:

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Post by Fents » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:00 am

Shadowgames wrote:I had to leave before there was any dnb action,


U didnt miss a thing...trust it was all a mess.

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Post by lynt » Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:31 am

omg.

Now THAT was a party. One of the best vibes I've felt at a party in a long time, shiney happy people everywhere all doing thier bit for a good cause.

Where does one begin?

Blueprint, you are a star. Totally rocked it. You're going to go places son! Phil K and Mangan dropped slickest breaks and tech lining up Andy Page (who is God) for his stellar live set. Even by then (12am) the place was rammed.. who has ever seen the Prince full at 12am before? Not I.

NuBreed, what can I say... amazing. Heard so many praises sung all night after their set, and doing it for a good cause, a thousand thank-yous!

All got a bit hazy after NuBreed, I remember Blim dropping some phat beats and tearing the floor up like a gentleman and Tali was definately the main crowd puller for the evening with the place going silly...

Kombat Bass & Fletch vs Seven was mental tearing it till 6am... wicked.

Who would have thought 12 days ago we all thought it would be dope to put on a party, and we packed out the Prince.

THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in getting this off the ground. Especially the word spreaders, we got a great turn out which was more then expected, great to see Melbourne pulling together in the name of Music and Humanity.

I've got a few photos I'm going to put up somewhere, most are blurry drunken shots of the floor, but you'll get the idea.

Well done Melbournebeats... you should be well proud of yourself.

When's the next party Ani............. ? ;)

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Post by DBoy » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:08 pm

was so fuking happy BLIM dropped Skapurr (was it just for me? :wink: )
crazy cat. :wink:

agreed on Blueprint- off the hook. Uses great samples, layers some dope lines over the top, and just when you think the track is in full swing, shakka boom- he drops a huge bass line in over the lot and kicks it to infinity. got to see that shit again.

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Post by mkultra » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:12 pm

gotta say Blueprint was the bomb, wish there were a few more people there to check him out...

I will be front and centre the next time he plays fo sho.... 8) 8) 8)
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Post by valuetime » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:35 pm

^^^ what lynt said.

well done to everyone involved. big up yourselves. $17K+ is a massive effort.

8) 8) 8)

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Post by Cubist » Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:35 pm

Wicked vibe. I must say BLUEPRINT ROCKED!. Wow what talent!!

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Post by Fents » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:11 pm

How fucking HOT was Zaniah and Hollie G......?

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Post by nic » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:14 pm

echo all the above. wicked vibe. nubreed bringing out bushpig :D
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Post by eskay » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:35 pm

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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 1:44 pm

those 3 chicks made me leave the building...

im sorry, they were fecking horrible. :?
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Post by quick » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:02 pm

Ag3nT[]0raNg3 wrote:those 3 chicks made me leave the building...

im sorry, they were fecking horrible. :?


Agree, still a great night tho.
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Post by Ani » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:07 pm

lynt wrote:
When's the next party Ani............. ? ;)


:shock:

Actually, I was going to ask you the same thing. I believe you and Lucas promised Eskay and I a risotto cook off.... We're not letting you out of that one!!

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Post by lynt » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:16 pm

Ani wrote:
lynt wrote:
When's the next party Ani............. ? ;)


:shock:

Actually, I was going to ask you the same thing. I believe you and Lucas promised Eskay and I a risotto cook off.... We're not letting you out of that one!!



Sure.... Lucas.... ? :( :? :shock:

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Post by DBoy » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:17 pm

everyone wrote: BLUEPRINT ROCKED!


Blueprint is playing live agian on the 25th of Jan at Fractured @ Platform.

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Post by lucas » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:27 pm

Yep, I'm up for a cook-off.

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Post by Fiona » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:45 pm

For the hour that i was there (before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil: ) I had an awesome time. The place was absolutely rockin!! I was so proud to be part of something that came together so quickly and united us all the way it did.

Nubreed were great as usual, unfortunately i missed out on everything after them! :cry:

Karl: I think we managed to vaugely hold a conversation before we both gave up on account of how drunk we both were! Oh well, we tried!

Fickuss: Once again, i'm so sorry that i couldn't help ya, but i'll meet up with you this week for the flyers!

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Post by lynt » Mon Jan 17, 2005 2:51 pm

Fiona wrote:Karl: I think we managed to vaugely hold a conversation before we both gave up on account of how drunk we both were! Oh well, we tried!


:oops: thats right

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:44 pm

Fiona wrote:before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil:


eek! sounds a little harsh...

You don't happen to know a guy called 'Crossey' do ya? Similar thing happened to a mate of his...
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Post by Ag3nT[]0raNg3 » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:53 pm

Fiona wrote:(before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil: )


i saw that. i was standing in near the cloak room, saw him get dragged down the stairs..
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Post by Fents » Mon Jan 17, 2005 3:57 pm

Ag3nT[]0raNg3 wrote:
Fiona wrote:(before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil: )


i saw that. i was standing in near the cloak room, saw him get dragged down the stairs..


what did he do? or just too wasted?

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Post by witty_pseudonym » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:07 pm

Fents wrote:
Ag3nT[]0raNg3 wrote:
Fiona wrote:(before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil: )


i saw that. i was standing in near the cloak room, saw him get dragged down the stairs..


what did he do? or just too wasted?

well from what my mate said there were peeps tagging the toilets...that is if it was the same guy...
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Post by Fents » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:17 pm

witty_pseudonym wrote:
Fents wrote:
Ag3nT[]0raNg3 wrote:
Fiona wrote:(before my boyfriend got thrown outta Prince in a headlock by security :evil: )


i saw that. i was standing in near the cloak room, saw him get dragged down the stairs..


what did he do? or just too wasted?

well from what my mate said there were peeps tagging the toilets...that is if it was the same guy...


hahahaha that reminds me....Yo D-BOY, did u see the dunnys in the end ? They got MB'd.com'd ;) I ran out about an hour after u hooked me up, they are everywhere!!!! :oops: :lol:

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Post by lynt » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:21 pm

thats not too good ....

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Post by eskay » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:24 pm

i second that... not kosher :?
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Post by breaksRbest » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:25 pm

:? I hope The Prince aren't too pissed at us
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Post by Ani » Mon Jan 17, 2005 4:30 pm

i removed one from the cloak room table pretty easy... hope the rest come off that easy. We don't want a bad name...

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