This year Alien Safari is celebrating 21 years of magic, music and memories. We’re giving you the chance to win a set of two tickets to attend this unforgettable event. Find out how you can enter the giveaway below.
Two of Cape Town’s most formidable psytrance productions have teamed up to bring you BLUE MOON FESTIVAL – an audio experience featuring your favourite local talent. Join The Village SA and Spectrum at Zone 7 for a night of psychedelic bliss and debauchery fuelled by the sounds of Deliriant, Mad Science (Rubix Qube And EMP), Broken Toy, Archive and friends. Full line-up below.
Psyked in the City is giving two lucky troopers the chance to win a free ticket and a R100 bar tab. Keep reading for more info.
After a self-imposed trance party hiatus for the past four months, I was really looking forward to Vortex Parallel Universe. Easter Vortex, as it’s affectionately known, has always had a special place in my heart; not only is it hosted at my all-time favourite venue but each year it promises a stellar line-up that can’t be missed.
Die-hard Vortexers may swear by the Circle of Dreams but in my humble opinion, Hillside Farm is an equally magical venue with its enchanted forest-like atmosphere and majestic canopies. This year, the dance-floor was moved ever so slightly – creating more space for stompers to get wild. And I loved how the arrangement of stalls made the party seem like a little gypsy village.
After arriving on Sunday morning, we were shocked to see how many people were leaving the party due to hectic weather conditions the night before. Nevertheless, we were prepared to weather the weather for this worthy cause! We arrived in time to catch the last bit of Deliriant (or rather the King of Psy) before Avalon came on, taking us on rhythmic journey which left me with goosebumps.
Sci Lab, or rather Craig Marsh, discovered psytrance at the age of eighteen. During 2007, he studied sound engineering at Cape Audio College which better equipped him to start producing his own music. A jack-of-all-trades, Sci Lab is involved in many business ventures and projects. In 2010, he co-founded popular psytrance organisation Mungus Fungus and later, Spectrum and Reboot. His musical style can be described as hard, dark, progressive – and always surprising. Sci Lab’s high-energy performances showcase his keen knowledge of musical software and technology as well as his ability to fine-tune his sounds to suit any dance-floor. Catch Sci Lab at Vortex Parallel Universe for the first time ever on the 26th of March 2016.
Hi Craig! You’re not only a DJ and producer but a successful event organiser; has putting together your own line-ups and booking artists enabled you to make better music? Surely, you must know what gets the crowds going.
Hi Batia; thank you for this opportunity to chat about the psytrance community. Organising events has given me the understanding of how an event should flow and has definitely helped me out in my track selection as a DJ. As a producer, I am still trying to find my feet – Djing and production are two different ball games! Production requires a whole new level of discipline. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Sci Lab: Go out there and be yourself
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
Winter’s most anticipated indoor party LOCKDOWN is back!
This year, Disasterpeace Records brings you LOCKDOWN 9:
An indoor trance experience that’s going to shut the city down.
If you’re a hard, dark psy-cat, prepare to blow your 9th life, this event is a guaranteed killer.
The KILLER lineup?
08:00 – 09:00 Humerous (Psynopticz)
09:00 – 10:00 Psy Guy (Organik Media)
10:00 – 11:00 EMP (Alien Safari/Global Army Music) >> LIVE<<
11:00 – 12:00 Disco Volante (Nexus Media) >> LIVE<<
12:00 – 01:00 Technicolor (Nexus Media) >> LIVE<<
01:00 – 02:00 Zion Linguist (MMD Records) >> LIVE<<
02:00 – 03:00 Chemo Boy (Disasterpeace/Terror Lab)
03:00 – 04:00 Ironstein (Disasterpeace rec.) >> LIVE<<
04:00 – 05:00 Sonic Assault (Disasterpeace/Terror Lab) >> LIVE<<
05:00 – 06:00 MR Jack vs Psyqlopz (Disasterpeace/The Village)
06:00 – 07:00 Biorhythm (The Village) >> LIVE<<
07:00 – 08:00 Archain (Global Army music)
08:00 – 09:00 Xatrik (Disasterpeace rec.) >> LIVE<<
09:00 – 10:00 Jester (Disasterpeace rec./Mechanik)
One massive dancefloor
14 hours of S.A’s top psy producers and DJs
Turbosound/ Stage/ Lighting by RP Sound and Lighting
Insane new decor
R150 at the door
R150 VIP – presold only.
Why go VIP?
All presold tickets grant access to the private bar, chill lounge and exclusive luxuries. It also includes access to a seperate, queue-free entrance, prime parking space and double happy hour.
Call a Pizza (Sea Point)
Wildfire Piercings (Canal walk)
Wildfire Piercings (Long street CBD)
Get psyked, take a listen…
And if that didn’t entice you…
SATURDAY (and Sunday)
Lineup includes local talent like:
Life size marionettes
Psychedelicious eye candy
R150 at the door
Listen to this track by Mystical Complex to get you psyked for Saturday.
Listen to D-rANg3D
One party-goer describes the event as, “hands down one of the best indoors I’ve ever been to.” And judging by the smile-wearing, boot-stomping crowd (and super positive Facebook feedback) she is not the only one.
Special thanks goes to 6th Sense Psytrance, the organizers of the event.
Myles Kamermans (Check out Myles Design to see more of his work) and Mungus Fungus for the psychedelicious décor that provided us with copious visual bliss. As well as Anonymous Visual Design for the Stage Mapping, Psychedelic Theatre and Fire Tribe. (And everyone else who was involved).
If you were there, I’m sure you can agree it was a major success. Personally, I cannot wait for the talented psy guru Shahaf to return to South Africa.
Below is a picture of the man himself admiring our city’s beauty.
You can find photo’s from the event taken by Marc Berman Photography HERE.