Category Archives: Upcoming events

What to get psyked about in the near future… all the news and updates, here.

NEXT EVENT: Psyked in the City & Reboot present Moonrise City

There’s no need to leave the city, we’re taking you on a trip through the galaxies ☄️ Come dance in the full moon to beats from Cape Town’s psychedelic veterans.

🌖 THE MUSIC 🌔

21:00 – 23:00 Sci Lab-Spectrum/Reboot
23:00 – 00:00 Zezia
00:00 – 01:00 SiLo
01:00 – 02:00 Sonic
02:00 – 03:00 Archive (MMD Records)
03:00 – 04:00 DJ MadHatter (Mindmelt)

“Don’t worry about making waves simply by being yourself; the moon does it all the time…”

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Win two tickets for Alien Safari Wild Spirits

This year Alien Safari wowed the masses by revealing that its annual Masqued Ball would be replaced by a new party, Wild Spirits. Hosted at the same beloved beach venue in Kogel Bay, the intention of this party is to shift towards smaller and more intimate psychedelic gatherings. And we have no doubts that Alien Safari is going to meet and exceed our wildest expectations!

We’ve got two Wild Spirits tickets up for grabs. To enter the giveaway, just follow the steps below. You never know… you could be our lucky winner.

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Win two tickets for Origin Festival 2018

One of the largest and most eagerly awaited festivals on the psytrance calendar returns this year to Elandskloof Farm with a massive line-up boasting no less than ten international artists. With three dance-floors, entrancing art installations and a host of home-grown local talent, Origin promises a true psychedelic festival experience that party-goers can immerse themselves in for the entire weekend.

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Win two tickets for #RezFest NYE 2017 – 2018

The long-awaited Rezonance Festival returns this year to bring you a psychedelic NYE gathering at an exciting new venue! Situated 170 kms from Cape Town, party-goers can expect three days of non-stop music and awesome memories. A specially curated mix of international and local talent will come to life across two dance-floors with mind-altering decor and top-notch festival facilities to ensure an unparalleled party experience.

We’re super psyked to be giving away four tickets to the event. Keep reading to find out how you can stand a chance of winning two full festival passes.

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Interview with Breathead (Mexico) ahead of Jungala Festival 2017

Breathead is Vicente Marín from Guánajuato, Mexico. First drawn to electronic music in 2000, he entered into the world of psytrance as a DJ but soon went on to producing his own beats. Breathead is currently signed to Psynopticz and Catalyst Records México. His style can be described as “psychedelic groove music” charged by powerful high-tech sounds and driving basslines.

We got a chance to chat with Breathead ahead of his return to South Africa for Jungala Festival 2017. Keep reading for the full interview.

PSYKED:
Hi Vicente, thanks for chatting to us! Tell us a bit about where your love of psytrance first began  – do you remember the first trance party you ever attended? And was there a definitive moment when you realised you wanted to start creating psytrance of your own?

BREATHEAD:
It started with the passion I’ve possessed since I was a child, when my father would listen to psychedelic rock or progressive rock (call it whatever you want). Exploring his CDs and vinyls, I discovered a connection to the music and the psychedelic element. My first party was in the desert of Mexico in 2000 (Peyote Land). I started mixing and producing in 2002 when I realised I was born for this, the psychedelic music.

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Win two tickets for Alien Safari Flying Circus 2017

Alien Safari has been throwing psytrance events for over twenty years and this month, they’re pulling the rabbit out the hat with performances from international icons such as Ajja (Switzerland),  Diksha (Brazil),  Mad Maxx (Germany) and Synkronic (Brazil) at Flying Circus 2017!  We’re incredibly psyked to announce that we’ve got tickets to give away to two lucky Alien fans.

Keep reading to find out how you can enter our competition.  

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Interview with Technology (Brazil) ahead of Jungala Festival 2017

Technology is the psytrance project of Fernando Ribeiro who hails from Porto Alegre in the South of Brazil. Created in 2009, Technology’s musical style fluctuates between night-time and day-time orientated sounds, ranging from 134 to 146 BPM. Expect short breaks, frantic synths and varied bass lines that take you on a journey through the subconscious.

We were fortunate enough to chat with Technology ahead of his first-ever performance in South Africa at PsynOpticz presents Jungala Festival 2017.  

Technology PsynOpticz Records

PSYKED:
Hi Fernando! Thanks for chatting with us. First off, tell us a bit more about yourself.  When did you first discover psytrance, and when did you decide you wanted to become a producer?  

TECHNOLOGY:
Hi guys! First off, thank you for this interview. I initially discovered psytrance when I was 15 years old and attended a party in Porto Alegre with Astrix on the line up. I decided that I wanted to become a producer when I was 18 after seeing a friend play – I remember feeling very moved by the fact that of DJ could send a subliminal message through music to the people.

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