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Celebrating 21 years of Vortex at Open Source 2015 with old friends and new faces

Vortex Trance Adventures has been going strong for the past 21 years and is still considered to be a special kind of gathering – one which leaves an imprint on the psyche and heart – by both the fans who attend it and the performing artists who return year after year. Located in the enchanted Circle of Dreams, a forest clearing at the “endless river” of Riviersonderend, Vortex invites party-goers to embark on a five-day-long psychedelic journey at Open Source 2015.

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Skarab or rather Phill Waugh, one of the scene’s most prominent DJs and a founding member of The Village, recalls attending his first large scale Vortex event in the early 2000s at Theewaterskloof. “The goose bumps from the rumble of the rig warming up will stay with me forever,” he says.  Although he’s always been inspired and excited by music, he had no intention of pursuing it until he got involved with his mates and started The Village in 2006. “Once that happened it became clear to me that a journey into sound was awaiting and so I began.”

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What initially attracted him to psytrance was the flow, rhythm and power he found in the beats he loved. To date he’s had many inspirational people guide him along his musical journey including his friends Carl and Will, co-founders of The Village as well as top dogs in the industry like Regan, Colin and Grant. Continue reading Celebrating 21 years of Vortex at Open Source 2015 with old friends and new faces

Review: Love & Light 2014

Love & Light is an event characterised by uplifting daytime beats, beautiful surroundings and happy people. This year’s instalment was held at the Mountain Shadows Guest House in Paarl; setting expectations high with a line-up featuring live performances by Astrix, Liquid Soul, Ticon and Critical Choice.

Photo: Stu Shapiro Photography.
Photo: Stu Shapiro Photography.

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#HappyFreakingHoliday: Win VIP tickets for YNU on Saturday the 28th.

Welcome to our #HappyFreakingHoliday giveaway.

Perhaps it’s the Christmas cake or the sparkly lights that have gotten us feeling festive,
but we’re giving away 10 VIP tickets to Saturday night’s Young and Underrated event
at The Side Show featuring SibotTechnicolor,Bruce, Tune Raider, D-rANg3D and Deadbeat FM.

Winners will be announced on Friday the 27th of December (17h00).
Enter on Facebook or Twitter. Details below.

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How to enter?


Like Young and Underrated and Psyked in the City.

Go to Psyked in the City‘s wall. Follow the instructions on the pinned-post entitled:



Follow Young and Underrated and Psyked in the City

Compose a tweet that includes: #HappyFreakingHoliday.
Remember to mention @psykedinthecity and @ynuevents.



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