Issue 21

Originally published March 01, 1999.

Letters to Massive


Jason Wabiszewski Milwaukee, WI

Massive, Last night I went to the East Troy, WI rave party Helter Skelter.  I’ve got to say, this fucker was nuts.  This is what... Read More »

I’m Mr. DJ Tommie Sunshine & You’re Not

Where to begin?  If you don’t know who I am, you will soon enough.  If you do, then howdy.  Hope you’ve been as great as I have!  So Matt... Read More »

CMJ ’98

Does Techno need College Radio? New York is often described as the hippest place in America, the city that is most known for setting the pace for the rest of... Read More »

Squarepusher – How To Be A Young Miles

It is a far cry to say that Miles Davis has been reincarnated into a 23-year old Brit, but that’s exactly what people are saying.  We can all learn... Read More »

The Advent

They weave in and out of each other’s way, effortlessly, with the comfort of familiarity — and many hours of practice.  The stage might as well not be there,... Read More »


Drive, you do it, your true to it, it steers you through that very maze that encapsulates and challenges your existence, the pressure builds but it keeps you pushing. ... Read More »

A DJ’s Basic Equipment

A DJ’s Basic Equipment consists of two turntables, a mixer and headphones.  Very few places that sell DJ equipment carry more than a handful of different brands, so it... Read More »

Raver Fiction with Starlight & Astrodiva

Once upon a time, Starlight (real name Mary) and Astrodiva (real name Jenny) decided go to a rave.  Not just any rave, but a BIG rave, with very special... Read More »

The Enigmatic Cinema Enema

Last time around was a primer.  Throwing out a lot of names in the hopes that a few of you would do your homework and check some of them... Read More »

Heather Heart & Sonic Groove

In a small, crowded café next to 41 Carmine Street in Manhattan, I had the opportunity to sit down with Heather Heart and discuss the theory and stages behind... Read More »

Mixtape Reviews

Kid Entropy

Lebanese Timing Chicago

The renaissance man with the master plan comes through with this gem.  Mixing it up between real minimal tech stuff and afrofunk, there’s some tracks you... Read More »

The Partycore Advocate

THE FINE LINE BETWEEN HAPPY AND BRUTAL Welcome back hardcore fans, it’s finally time for the second edition of the Advocate. I want to start off by saying thanks to... Read More »

Captain’s Analog

COMPRESS THE WORLD Over the last 2 issues we have taken a turn for the technical and, although I am not sorry, I feel we should come back to the... Read More »

World Wide Fishead

Welcome back to the World Wide Fishead… this thrilling episode is all about eye candy and the fucked up places you can find that make absolutely no sense whatsoever… ... Read More »


Continued Praise of Thee Holy Beverage Wash those woes away and belly up to the bar & loosen up those summer muscles.  Winter might show up, so you need some... Read More »


Question: How long does it take to write a freakin’ happy hardcore article for Massive?  Too long!  Damn!! Before I continue I’d like to make mention that happy... Read More »

Happycore Reviews

DJ Ham

The New Style/Your Love Next Generation 18 (UK)

DJ Ham flying solo on this outing bringing a wicked piece of wax.  The New Style samples the classic Beastie Boys... Read More »


The only difference between myself and a madman is that I’m not mad -Salvador Dali Some nights I wake up and wonder just what the fuck I’m doing.  I think... Read More »

Somatic Responses

John and Paul Healy, collectively known throughout the world as Somatic Responses, are native residents of a small industrial mining community snugly located in the southwest region of Wales.... Read More »

The Techno Massive – Techno Reviews

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Massive’s techno section. 1999 is shaping up to be a great year for techno.  There’s lots of news here to digest in case... Read More »

Justin Berkovi – Predicaments

There must be something in the water along the southern coast of the UK.  This area, centered in Brighton, has produced some of the world’s most forward-thinking techno musicians;... Read More »

Deconstructing Damon (Wild)

It’s sometime after 6 in the morning outside Cleveland, where Shortarm’s post-Thanksgiving techno shindig “Continuum” has been taking place.  Damon Wild and I are in our respective alternative realities... Read More »