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The man who started Fantazia

Post by DJ Chance » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:54 pm

James Perkins. Just see on "How the other half live"

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by Richruffcut » Mon Nov 09, 2015 11:22 pm

He was on Salvage Hunters also when they went there on an episode i saw recently

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by lien » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:18 am

Think he will lend me a tenner if I ask him?

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by dj jedi » Tue Nov 10, 2015 10:59 am

Great read, one of the few people who did anything sensible with the money they made back then.

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by Restless » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:05 am

Jesus that's shocking! Beautiful house, but the inside...

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by eazyflow » Tue Nov 10, 2015 12:03 pm

That's insane! There can't have been that much money to be made solely from promoting raves surely?

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by Restless » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:05 pm

eazyflow wrote:That's insane! There can't have been that much money to be made solely from promoting raves surely?
He made a fortune -clearly - from the House mixes Fantazia put out (I remember them being huge BITD). And he made a fortune from property.

Is the Fantazia brand still his? if so, he's making some tidy money from letting it out every year, too.

Rave promoters - for the most part - have always done well out of the scene and in other areas.

The Slammin Vinyl boys are clearly minted, same with Terry Turbo, and a lot of other people who do multiple events a year which hold 2-3000 people every event make a great living.

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by dj jedi » Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:49 pm

Yes apparently the money came from compilation albums, not the events. His brother Charlie still owns Fantazia and leases the brand out to various people to put on events.

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by eazyflow » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:33 pm

Crazy.

I always imagined that the more organised promoters probably did okay for themselves, but I never would have thought that someone who put on some pretty big parties over 20 years ago would be dripping in such oppulant wealth that they would be able to casually spunk 25k on a rocking zebra ffs :biggrin:

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by Restless » Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:39 pm

dj jedi wrote:Yes apparently the money came from compilation albums, not the events. His brother Charlie still owns Fantazia and leases the brand out to various people to put on events.
They still made a fortune from the events no doubt.

@ eazyflow - Haha! Agreed.

Comes to something when you put TWENT MILLION into a SINGLE property (that you don't live in!) and use it as an investment!

Those boys must have CLEANED UP in the 90's with property and album sales. Like SERIOUSLY milked it!

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by si 2 bad » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:57 pm

Fair play to him. I remember the takings from Voodoo Magic being taken to the bank in bin liners....

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by smeagol » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:08 pm

He made his "fortune" from property not from music ,

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by Elusive9T2 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:39 pm

dj jedi wrote:Yes apparently the money came from compilation albums, not the events. His brother Charlie still owns Fantazia and leases the brand out to various people to put on events.
That explains alot, their latest flyer is the worst/tackiest I've ever seen in 25 years

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Re: The man who started Fantazia

Post by ian saunders remix » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:20 pm

si 2 bad wrote:Fair play to him. I remember the takings from Voodoo Magic being taken to the bank in bin liners....
It's why a lot of raves got targeted by gangsters....I remember Quentin Chambers (Tin Tin) talking about Smiley Culture and a few boys trying to rob the takings from one of the Energy raves.

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