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QUAD CITIES (Davenport on the Iowa side, Moline on the Illinois side)
The Quad Cities are 2 1/2 hours west of Chicago.
PROMOTERS-Exstasis, info line-309.757.5323 (expect an event a month)
DJS-Scottie Miller (slow breaks, electro and house)
-Tony Giovanni (acid house and slow breaks)
-CMC (slow breaks, house and trance)
For info on these DJs call 309.757.5323
There are, of course, other people who DJ in the QC, but these are
the only ones who actually DJ at events.
RECORDS STORES-DFT, some vinyl, clothes;319.326.3745
Iowa City is 1 hour west of the Quad Cities
There really isn't much of rave scene here. Exstasis occasionally
throws an event, though. There are also smaller parties with various
different people behind them.
CLUBS-Union, Wednesday night w/CMC; 121 E. College St., 319.339.7713
Quad City Rave History
The first rave happened in the beginning of 1993 with Exstasis'
Evaporave. All local DJs (who had never been to a rave) and a very
bewildered crowd (who had never been to a rave). After that,
Exstasis put on around an event every one or two months, mainly with
local DJs. Crowds stayed around the 250-300 mark for a long time.
The first and only bust happened at Overdose in November of 1993.
No arrests or anything. Not a big deal. 1994 was pretty similar
until summer when Exstasis started bringing in more talent from
outside the Quad Cities. Halloween saw 600 ravers and Revolve,
Exstasis 2 year anniversary saw a crowd of nearly 1200 turn out for
a line up which included Mystic Bill and Dmitry. After that, 1995
saw an average of 500 ravers coming out to see the likes of Nigel
Richards, Traxx, Terry Mullan, EFEX, Astroboy, Maddgroove, Mike
Dearborn, DJ Skull, Dave Hollands, and others (including locals
Scottie Miller and Tony Giovanni who have spun at every Quad City
event to date). What will 1996 hold? Only time will tell, although
there needs to be more people involved in throwing parties and DJing.
+ last updated 15 jan 96