Exclusive interview with Morten Granau (video)

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of chatting to the one-and-only Morten Granau in an exclusive interview right before his set at Imagine: a day party.

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Following his 2014 debut appearance in South Africa in at The Collective’s #ParadiseBeach, Morten’s popularity has continued to rise within the local scene. Globally, he’s become one of the most in-demand producers in the progressive psytrance genre- in just four short years.

But where did it all begin and what inspires the magical Morten to keep producing the emotive beats for which he’s known and loved? We find out from the man himself in this little video snippet. Enjoy!

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Win double tickets for Altered States – Lunar

Join us as we celebrate the moon and all her majesty at Altered States- LUNAR. Embark on a psychedelic adventure set on the lush green banks of the Berg River. With live art, yoga workshops, star gazing and the tribal “sound journey,” this gathering bids something special. And in remaining true to the authentic underground style that Altered States is known for, the line-up features Dala, Killawatt, Talking Decks, Bruce, Flooting Grooves, Bernz and Satori – among others.

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Raja Ram: Godfather of psytrance to play at Easter Vortex

Raja-Ram-300x300Raja Ram, the Godfather of Psytrance will be in South Africa for the first time to play at Easter Vortex. Raja Ram turns 75 this year! He is the ringmaster, the “godfather” who has been at the forefront of the global psytrance (r)evolution since the early nineties. Known for spreading his love of psychedelic music far and wide, this poetic flutist, DJ and producer has inspired more artists worldwide than any other individual in the scene. In the early 90’s he was part of the Goa trance duo, The Infinity Project with Graham Wood and in 1994 he formed Tip Records which became the leading Goa Trance label of its time. In ’95 he formed Shpongle with the legendary Simon Posford and has gone on to release four critically acclaimed albums with a fifth in the pipeline. He started DJing in 2000 at the grand age of 60 and soon after started 1200 MICROGRAMS with long time friends, Riktam & Bansi (Growling Mad Scientists – GMS) and Chicago. Their debut album in 2002, simply called 1200 Micrograms has often been cited as one of the most defining psychedelic trance albums of all time and heralded in a fresh new sound that became the template for psytrance as we know it today! With each track named after a psychoactive substance the album takes the listener (and dancer) through nine powerful trance states of full on music. Here’s a little taste of what to expect.

Easter Vortex Information Date: Friday, 3rd April – Monday 6th April 2014 Venue: To be confirmed Tickets: R350-R420 For more information check out the Facebook Fan page here. (Post courtesy of: www.capetownatnight.co.za)

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Win double tickets for Imagine: a day party with Morten Granau

From the same crews who brought you some of the Mother City’s most beloved festivals, including Paradise Beach and Vortex OpenSource, comes “Image;” a day party like no other. Following the ground-breaking debut of Morten Granau in South Africa at Kogel Bay (read the review), The Collective is proud to announce that the progressive sensation is due to return for an unrivalled outdoor adventure featuring EmoutikonDeadbeat FM, Sad Paradise, Feedback, Connecto , Humerous, The Commercial Hippies and Sway. Experience a fourteen-hour-long musical journey set in the lush valley of Franschoek Valley. With rolling grass lawns and a massive dam situated right by the dance-floor, it’s the perfect setting to dance your innermost dreams into existence.

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Win 1 of 5 spots on the guest-list for Andromeda

Andromeda is a brand new event that’s set to take place on Wednesday the 28th of January at The Loop. With a stellar line-up, featuring the best full-on psytrance in Cape Town and enough drink specials to transport you into another dimension, Andromeda allows you to enter a universe where only two things matter; banging baselines and heaving dance-floors.  Come and enjoy your weekly dose of psy at a place so mind-blowingly awesome that it makes the milk way look average.

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Win double tickets for VORTEX Open Source 2014

Embark on a five-day-long journey into psychedelic sound with Vortex Open Source 2014, set among the magical forest of Riviersonderend, or rather, the circle of dreams. The event will celebrate Vortex’s 20th Birthday through a series of four-hour-long “JOURNEY” sets by acclaimed acts, international headliners including Bim, Symbolic, Waio, Cylon and Creator, as well as your favourite local all-stars and special mystery guests. Come and experience a majestic musical adventure like never before, where nature, beauty, spirit and peace emanate in perfect harmony.

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