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Obsession / Obsessed Profile

Obsession was founded in 1992 by Gideon Dawson after his departure from Fantazia, it was later partnered by Dave Rowe. The early years were spent servicing the small but growing demand for a different kind of party experience.

By the summer '93, crowds of up to 6,000 were hunting down Obsession events.

Obsession continued regularly filling venues like the Westpoint Exhibition Centre in Exeter, the Sanctuary in Milton Keynes, the Plymouth Pavilions, the Matchless Stadium in Read and the Que Club in Birmingham.

From day one, the company recognised that the regular followers wanted branded merchandise and recordings of the parties.

In 1995, the company relaunched as Obsessed following the departure of one of the company's founders. New blood in the shape of Mike Berry and a new determination to continue the success story were acknowledged by the slight change of name. The changing legislative environment meant taking the party from an open air style to a more club based environment.

1996 to 97 saw the integration of Bristol's innovators in the Drum and Bass scene, with top DJs and producers such as Ronnie Size, Donovan Smith, Dazee and the Felony making regular appearances at Obsessed events at the Plymouth Warehouse, The Zone in Port Talbot and The Escape Club in Swansea.

At the same time, the Street Leven club tour took the Obsessed experience throughout the south of England. At the time, the dance scene was fragmented, so this enabled the company to stage more smaller events for the hard core fan base.

The Obsession / Obsessed company still exists today and is planning more events in the South West under the Obsessed name and also hardcore events in the name of X-cite.

Obsession Eventography

03/07/1992 Obsession Club
17/07/1992 Obsession The Next Dimension
25/07/1992 Obsession Third Dimension
07/08/1992 Peace Fest Inconjunction Obsession / Dance Planet
30/10/1992 Obsession 3rd Dimension - Westpoint
04/12/1992 Obsession Dance Fantasy - Passion
26/02/1993 Obsession The Dream - Warehouse - Plymouth
02/04/1993 Obsession Passion - Sanctuary
24/04/1993 Obsession Rage - Quest - Robbie Dees Birthday bash
28/05/1993 Obsession Summertime Mayhem - Warehouse
23/07/1993 Obsession Strings of Life - Rivermead, Reading
06/08/1993 Obsession Hyperspace
25/09/1993 Obsession Freedom - Que Club - Birmingham
20/11/1993 Obsession World Systems - Cornwall Collesium
27/11/1993 Obsession Innovation - Que Club - Birmingham
31/12/1993 Obsession Quickening
27/05/1994 Obsession Virtual World - Carlich Bay Cornwall

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