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Teriyaki - Pure unadulterated Melbourne techno

Author: Chris Hoobin
Tuesday, September 2, 2003
Teriyaki was back last Friday for another night of monthly shenanigans - featuring Woody McBride (DJ Esp). With memories of Woody's stellar performance at Teriyaki's 6th birthday bash last year, this was going to be a night to remember.

It all started with Teriyaki residents, Dee Dee and Disko Pussy hitting the decks, playing the sound we know and love. Pure unadulterated Melbourne techno. Relentless, twisted, fat beats, rolling bass, ass shaking, sweet bakin' techno.

At about 2am Woody graced the decks. With a mixture of old acid tech, effects and classic beats he brought everyone back to a time once forgotten. With such a unique style, it is always a pleasure to hear his sound. Pure class. Recovering gracefully from a mega stuff up half way through the set by just ignoring it, Woody had the crowd in the palm of his hand.

This was followed by a performance from Miss Regal over the track, 'Rippin' Kitten' by Goldenboy and Miss Kittin, Miss Regal danced around rather promiscuously, taking her clothes off and shaking her head around, then she back flipped to the back of the stage. Well she threw herself to the back of the stage, - now that's entertainment!

Slack and Slieker brought us into the early hours of the morning. It has been a mission of mine for many years now to get Slieker to play an old track of his, 'Revel'. But to no avail. With the crowd still boogying strong on the dance floor I retreated to the headmuff chill.

With acts such as Pixelton and Buff Rogers playing throughout the night you never know what to expect. We got pumping alien sounds of a weird and wonderful nature. A great place to sit back and chill.

I'm always impressed with the effort that the Teriyaki crew put into decor. There are very few crews that put in that much effort these days. It creates a much better vibe that a plain old boring room, and judging by the smiles on everyone's faces, a great night was had by all.

Unfortunately these days Teriyaki is only a monthly event, so now the waiting game begins until Teriyaki is once again unleashed on Melbourne.