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Win VIP tickets + R200 bar tab for BERG @TheSideShowCT

Do you even Berg? It’s the question everyone’s asking. Enter our competition to win VIP tickets and a R200 bar tab for BERG live at The Side Show this Friday along with all your favourite locals, or suffer the FOMO later. Your choice! Details below.

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HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Like Psyked in the City and The Side Show on Facebook and join the event.
  2. Tell us why you’re #psykedToBerg:
  • ON FACEBOOK. Comment on the event wall.
    Use the #psykedToBerg hashtag and include a link to this post.
  • ON TWITTER: Follow @psykedinthecity and @TheSideShowCT.Tweet using the #psykedToBerg hashtag.

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Winner will be announced at 17:00 on Friday the 21st of March.
Please check your Facebook/Twitter inbox promptly as winners will need to respond to claim their prize. See terms and conditions below.

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T&Cs:

You WILL be asked for ID at the door.

Visit the event page for more information.

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Win VIP tickets to YNU @TheSideShowCT

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This Friday, on the psyfloor: Young and Underrated presents…

Rubix Qube, Tune Raider, Gokon Rave, Eqlipse and Deadbeat FM
live at The Side Show

Enter our competition to score a VIP ticket for you and a friend.
Details below.

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HOW TO ENTER:

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On Twitter

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1. Follow @psykedinthecity and @YNUevent.

2. Tell us why you’re #psyked to party with YNU! Tweet your answer.
Begin with: “I’m #psyked to party because…”

NOTE: Mention @psykedinthecity and @YNUevents in your tweet to qualify.

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On Facebook

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1. Like Psyked in the City and Young and Underrated.

2. Join YNU’s event..

3. Tell us why you’re #psyked to party with YNU! Post your answer on the event wall.
Begin with: “I’m #psyked to party because…”

NOTE: Tag @psykedinthecity in your post to qualify.

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COMPETITION CLOSES: 17h00 on THURSDAY (30th of Jan)

Review: #PlayFestival

After weeks of anticipation, it was finally time to set off for my first ever Equinox Experience outdoor event. At five o’ clock on Saturday we arrived at the Goedgedacht farm in Malmesbury.

I was greeted by many happy faces, mirroring the warmth of the weather. What can I say? Mother Nature had blessed us and rightly so (last weekend was a totally different story!).

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Photo: Dreamer Photography.

There was plenty explore; the little river that enticed heated stompers on Sunday morning, and the fairy-tale bridge that crossed it, not to mention the lush riverbanks that ran alongside the dance floors. There was magnificence at every turn, and the attention to detail from the organisers’ side exceeded my expectations in every way.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

The “play” theme was really brought to life through elements of the decor such as the video-game-inspired stage and the life-sized cut outs of Pacman. And with a multi-coloured ball pit (the kind we all dreamed of having as kids) and a jumping castle, it was impossible not to release one’s inner child.

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Photo: Gareth Olivier.

Equinox really took it up a notch in terms of providing a solid outdoor experience with card machines at the bar, bean bag chill areas, a skate board ramp, water slide and free entrance to all stompers who were celebrating their birthday.

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Photo: Gareth Olivier. 

I tried my very best to resist the dancefloor until night fall in an attempt to save my energy but I simply could not. The music was just too good to stay away. At seven, I began stomping to Phixius and I didn’t stop until my legs gave in around four in the morning.With one great DJ after the next, I was in psytrance heaven. 

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

In terms of eye-candy, the organisers went all out and it really paid off when the sun set. The visuals, light show and projections during the night time were out of this world.You didn’t need to be on any kind of drugs to be completely gobsmacked by it all. I was teleported from an outdoor festival to a mystical land inside an Xbox game.

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Photo: ADHD Photography.

The highlight of my evening was Deadbeat FM, the product of the notorious Deliriant (Shane Renew). With his grimy tech-house sound that verges on minimal but is brought to life by dirty bass lines, heavy drums and percussion, Shane kept the dancefloor pumping right through.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

And where Deadbeat FM stopped, EMP’s alter-ego, Contra, took over. Once he got into the DJ box to deliver an awesomely uplifting progressive tune, I was reminded of how talented and versatile Vaughan de Villie really is.

Listen to Contra’s EP Science Friction.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

Right now, I am loving the more bouncy and fun beats that are coming from DJs who are well-known for playing harder and darker styles of trance. Vaughn wasn’t the only DJ bringing a progressive project to the floor. James Copland, aka Broken Toy, was on the scene to deliver the symphonic sound of Sad Paradise

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Photo: Rachel Doyle Photography.

But there’s always a place for full-on psychedelic, and The Commercial Hippies were there to take control of it. When they played their killer “Lark” remix as well as P.H Fat- Dinosaur blood, the dancefloor went mad.

I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly and uplifting the energy was. What an inclusive vibe. It was extremely refreshing -something I had been missing – to go to a party and speak to people, making new friends and to continuously be greeted with smiles. Not once did I encounter anyone who was having a less-than-incredible time.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

On Sunday morning, I woke up nice and early, bought myself a mini pizza for breakfast (trance parties are all about being healthy that way) and headed to the front of the dancefloor just as Static Flow was finishing up his set. When Dapanji entered the DJ box, the crowed went insane. This is what we had all been waiting for. I was extremely stoked to be there, right in the front as he opened, and to feel the intensity coming from eager stompers. And I was even more stoked when he played one of my favourite tracks.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

Besides, not getting a chance to see Aviation play, there’s really nothing negative I could say about this event. What a beautiful party! From the venue to the people to the music, I am left in awe. And, like many others, I wish that I could close my eyes and return to the beautiful land beneath the trees.

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Photo: Rachel Doyle Photography.

When I did finally convince myself to head home, I left with a sense of bliss inside of me, the good energy and the uplifting tunes still radiating throughout my being. There’s no doubt that this was one the best festivals I have ever attended. Why can’t next year’s Equinox Outdoor just be tomorrow?

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Photo: Rachel Doyle Photography.

Special thanks to Claire Robertson for hooking me up with complimentary tickets for myself and the Psyked in the City giveaway, and to the Equinox Experience crew and everyone else who helped to make this event the massive success that it was.

Here are the links to all the photographers who captured the event on camera.

If you have any links to albums that I have neglected to mention, please do drop me a line.

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Click HERE for the next Equinox Experience event.

Psyked on Sunday: Playlist

Good afternoon, beautiful Capetonians.
I hope everyone had a psyked up weekend. And to keep the good times rolling, I’ve put together a mini playlist of some of my
favourite “day-jam” tunes to get psydtracked with.

So turn up the volume and enjoy.

Happy Sunday ❤

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Photo: Ray Chill Photography.

Listen.







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And of course, the local tracks I’m really feeling this Sunday:


WEEKEND PSYK: R30 Friday @ UltraNoize

Weekend is upon us once again. And you only need R30 to join the party.

Are you ready? Tomorrow, UltraNoize presents MaLiLav.

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The perfect opportunity to get wild, get down and get psyked on Friday.

Come release your inner animal on the dancefloor.

Where?
Blizzard Entertainment Lounge

The cost?
What cost? Ultra affordable.
Only R30 before 23:00 and  R40 thereafter.

The music?

09:00 – Psy Anomic
11:00 – Synthesis
12:30 – Deliriant
01:30 – Lester The Jester
02:30 – Distorted Culture
03:30 – CLOSED

What to expect?

  • Sound and lighting by DJ Hookups
  • Ultra psychedelic decor by Sasha and UltraNoize Psy Trance
  • Spacious, air conditioned dance floor
  • Great drink specials ALL NIGHT!
  • Secure parking
  • Banging beats

This event was featured on SA Music Scene‘s Weekly Gig Guide

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IN THE PSYK LIGHT is Shane Renew AKA Deliriant.
This 26 year old has had a passion for music ever since he can remember. He started off  DJing for fun while he was still at school and then went on to study sound engineering.

Now, he has 2 full albums and a multitude of single track releases and is signed with  Nexus Media, the psy-baby of Chris Hoy (sHiFtand Liam Gibbs (Slug).

Deliriant’s music is powerful and energetic, riddled with dark, sneaky drops, banging bass-lines and, always, solid groove. Some even describe it as music from the future.

He’s traveled far and wide, delivering banging beats to the ears of many, and recently played at the Full Moon Culture in Lisbon, Portugal.

Listen to his set.

Also look out for Deadbeat FM:
the product of the unholy union between Johnny Rook (Piers) and Deliriant.
As of late, they’re finding  inspiration in crossover sounds. Similar to those of Magitman, D-Nox & Beckers, Lish, Perfect Stranger, Khainz, Miki Litvak and many others.
Stay tuned, I have a feeling that these guys have big things in store for us.

Listen to Deadbeat FM.

Mid-Week Psyk TONIGHT: Equinox Experience 03-07-2013

Everyone’s getting psyked for a mid-week stompathon
and as usual, it’s all going down at Fiction tonight.

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What’s all the psyk about?

This week Equinox Experience  presents yet another crazy lineup,
the same epic vibes and low costs. Whether or not you come for the sexy trance betties, the banging beats or a little mid-week stress release, Equinox offers a wholesome trance experience every Wednesday.

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Lineup?

22:00 Kriss-Kross

00:00 Deadbeat FM

01:30 Chabunk

Entry?
FREE before 10, R50 thereafter.
Doors open at 9.

As you can see, there’s more than enough reason to come let your hair loose, grab a beer and blow off the week’s steam with some of the happiest, hoppiest stompers in the city.
All infused with total psychadeliciousness.

Listen to these killer Chabunk tracks to get you in the mood.

 

Check out photo’s from the last Wednesday’s mid-week madness, captured by Marc Berman Photography here.

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