First published on 3 Jul 2012. Updated on 24 Sep 2012.
Craig, tell us about Fevah – how did it start and why do people love it?
A group of friends clubbing in London in the late-'90s wanted an outlet for themselves and their mates to party so they came up with the concept and started putting on small weekly events. Back then, the 'hard dance' scene was really big in London so there were plenty of eager clubbers lining up to party right through the weekend. Fevah became a clubbing institution because all along the promoters knew what it was the clubbers wanted… Great music, the best DJs, quality venues and an unmistakable authentic party vibe.
What can people expect at your 15th birthday at Room 680?
People can expect a world class event and a real hands-in-the-air clubbing experience! We have definitely pulled out all the stops for this event. The lasers are amazing and funnily enough, are the same ones used at the iconic ‘Fevah at the Astoria’ events in London. For this event, we also have added VJs for the night whose number one job is to synchronise the visual display with the music. On top of this, we have brought in a dedicated video crew to film it all. It’s been a long time since Melbourne has experienced a quality UK hard house/trance event and it’s going to be massive!
The line-up is incredible, can you tell us some more about the DJs?
We have a total of eight internationals playing on the night and all the main room DJs have been involved with Fevah in London at some stage. Phil Reynolds and SKOL are original Fevah residents and were instrumental in developing the iconic sound that people became hooked on. For this event, we are also flying James Lawson in from London… Melbourne clubbers may remember him from Frantic Events in the early 2000s. Fevah founder Eamonn is coming over from NZ for the occasion, as well as Riksta (aka Dirtyboy) headlining the Future House Room. We thought that it was vital to deliver a quality line-up such as this in order to keep a true representation of the Fevah ‘vibe’. Additionally, all the main room DJs have produced music of their own so are truly in touch with what people enjoy… Man I can’t wait, I’m getting goosebumps just talking about it.
How long have you been involved with Fevah?
Since it started. I was living in London and an original Fevah clubber when it all began. I remember we used to wish the week away just hanging for the weekends (Saturday night at Fahrenhite and Sunday night at Fevah). It wasn’t long before I had persuaded Eamonn to book me to DJ and the rest is history as they say… I still know the Fevah guys really well and am stoked to be involved in such a monumental event.
What do you love about it?
Anyone who knows the music will understand me when I say there is nothing like the feeling when you stand on a packed dance floor and you look round and everyone is smiling and having a great time. The music we all love is so uplifting; it holds so much energy and joy. Throw in some massive lasers and awesome visuals and in my opinion, the experience cannot be beaten. I think that everyone should experience an event like this at least once in their lives.