LO TEK SOUND SYSTEM // rotterdam
Chemical youth brain experiments
A Rotterdam based non-profit underground tekno party organisation.
Founded in the early 90’s by young people as an answer to the commercial
Free parties for free people.in abandoned warehouses, factories, tunnels, underground stations,bunkers and out in the open field.
Regular participants in teknivals all over europe where other likeminded organisations (like Spiral Tribe,Mononom, Makita, and lots of others) would come together to set up sound systems in the open field to party together. All bringing their own sound systems and following these teknivals could easily gather many tens of thousands of people leaving the police unable to stop the party.
Mostly these illegal parties had to be organised
in total secracy through the use of huge personal mailing
lists, secret internet sites and last minute
voicemail messages containing subtle information of a meeting point
in the proximity of the party.
People would gather at these meeting points like a nearby trainstation an hour before the party started and then be guided to the excact location..
Often this resulted in hundreds or even thousands of people marching for miles through areas where normally no people would be seen.
Well-known dutch and international Dj’s played
these parties for free or just trainfare and food and drinks were
sold at wholesale prices
Cyb-x010 parties were known for their relaxed friendly and overall extremely peaceful
and loving atmosphere often compared with the hippie movement in the 60’s
XTC, LSD Mariuana and other party related drugs were a very important ingredient for the succes of these parties. Drugs were freely and openly sold and used at these parties
Often you would find independent people selling foods and drinks you would not find
In the commercial scene. People would bake pancakes, eggs, homemade soups, veggie burgers fruit-shakes and other kinds of health foods to compensate the use of drugs and prevent people from de-hydration and exhaustion.