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Review: One World NYE Festival.

After much anticipation, I awoke bright and early, ready to hit the road to One World NYE Festival.
We arrived at Le Bac in Paarl, just as the gates opened. After a bit of a wait in the queue, we set-up camp.

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I heard the beats of Rekkerin & Sorcery starting up in the distance. Following suit was Flip Psyd, Pulse, Absolence and the Fundamentals who played a remix of Ranji’s hit-track
“New Ways.” Listen HERE.

By the time Switch got on stage, things were cooking so I made the wise decision to go off in search of the river. Nestled beneath the trees, I found it. The cool water called out to me. Sun-kissed bodies lazed along the river banks in the shade while others enjoyed a quick dip.

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Photo: Partycamsa.

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At 8 p.m. I set foot onto the dancefloor and was genuinely blown away by how far One World has come since their first event in 2012. The visual production was taken to the next level by decor specialists from Finland, Flowers of Life. There was even an inflatable pool to cool-off in without missing a single set.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.

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I looked up to see Ghostrider behind the decks, delivering his deeply atmospheric beats to the crowd as the sun set. Next on the lineup was Freedom Fighters (who I was aching to see live!) My expectations were more than exceeded as the highly-accredited prog Master put out beat after beautiful beat.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.
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Then Coming Soon took over. Their vibrant stage-presence and mind-altering tracks kept the crowd electrified as the New Year rolled closer. Listen HERE.
I dragged my friends behind me as I forced my way to the very front of the dancefloor.  I was practically frothing with excitement when both members of Coming Soon (Irad Brunt and Dui Bitton) jumped up onto the speakers during the countdown. There was nowhere else in the world I would rather have been. When the clock struck twelve, the confetti went flying and the vibe only got better from there.

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Photo: Partycamsa.

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Both Azax Syndrom and Bliss had blown me away when they played at The Side Show during indoor season. Now they were back in my hometown, performing together under a starry sky. These guys aren’t just pushing buttons, they’re really making music. What an honour it was to be jamming on that dancefloor!

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.
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Orca took over where Azax Syndrom left off, playing his legendary “Sad Movies” remix. Sinful Reactions, Twisted Circus and Mr. Jack had the witching hours covered, while Up-Psy-Down kept everyone jamming through the sun-rise. All-mighty A-Team gave stompers a good morning work-out before Beartrap’s leading lady, Sway, took control of the day-jam. Her set was so hypnotically dynamic, you just couldn’t help but get lost in the beautiful noise. What a great way to end off a magical New Year’s celebration!

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Unfortunately I was not able to cover all three-days but listening to D-rang3D’s sunrise set makes me feel like I was there. You can download it for free HERE.

Thank you to all the friendly party-goers who treated me with such kindness. One World reminded me of the “one love” mentality that can so easily be forgotten at festivals. Another thank you goes out to the Fourth Dimension crew. For a second-time-round event, nobody could have asked for more.

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Photo: Marc Berman Photography.
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On a more serious note, Psyked in the City extends our condolences to the friends and family of the individual who passed away after the One World Event.  After receiving special attention from the event’s paramedics, she was rushed off to hospital but unfortunately did not make it. On this note, we would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy New Year.
Remember that festivals can be dangerous. Be aware, party responsibly.
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One Love.

PLAYLIST: Top 10 Local Psy Tracks

To celebrate the fact that Psyked in the City just reached 100 likes on Facebook, I put together a little something for you guys to blast at full volume.
Here are my Top 10 Favourite local tracks right now.
Just listen to all the psy talent we have in the Mother City.

10.

deliriant nexusFind Deliriant on Facebook. The name of this track doesn’t disappoint, it’s definitely high in energy! Things really kick off at around 0.40.

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protocultureFind Protoculture on Facebook. I like how fresh his tracks always sound, would be perfect for a morning stomp. And did you know he ranked in the DJ Mag’s TOP 100? Well done, SA.
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solar axisFind Solar Axis on Facebook, AKA the all talented Bruce Abrahamse. His pendulum remix with a psy twist is magic to my ears.

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Find Rubix Qube on Facebook. Loving the sounds of this one. BANGING.

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zeziaFind Zezia on Facebook. A cool remix of an Ace Ventura track. Liking it, a lot. Especially around 4.00.

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disco volanteFind Disco Volante on Facebook. I know that technically this is more of a mix than a track but I simply couldn’t leave it off my list.

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headroomFind HEADROOM on Facebook. Two of my favourite men, Headroom and Danalog. This track never gets old.

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feedbackFind Feedback on Facebook, AKA DEAN FUEL. So upbeat, so grooving.

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2.

broken toyFind Broken Toy on Facebook. This Headroom remix is off the hoooook!

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stereotypeFind Stereo-type on Facebook. God damn, these guys are good! How bouncy is this? Definitely deserves to be number 1 today!

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Have you heard? BLISS is coming to town.

So the rumors are true, the one and only BLiSS is coming to the Mother City.

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On the 27th of July, Aurora – SA presents BLiSS LIVE at the The Side Show.
Full details to be released tomorrow, HERE.

Tickets?

Earlybird – R80
Thereafter – R100
At the door – R150
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Who is BLiSS?

BLiSS, AKA: Yonatan Marcow, was born in 1981 in a small village in Northern Israel.
At 16, with a thorough background of rock n roll guitar, he discovered electronic dance music.
His friend, Roy Engel (aka Painkiller), introduced him to the psytrance world.

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Photo:  Funjoya , Eilat

Why do we love him?

“BLiSS is a musician that never slips into the current music fashion slide and stays loyal to himself while exploring new and unheard territories.”

And so true that is. BLiSS is one of the most loved international psy DJs, and is signed with
Nutek Records. His combination of musical knowledge and production skills help him to produce fresh tracks that make crowds go crazy.

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Photo: Satya Festival

After the success of his first album “The Rhythmus Gene,” in 2005, he began touring the world and performing all over the psy-trance map. In 2008 he released a second mind-blower of an album
“The Looney Bin.”

His latest album release: Build-up.
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BLiSS has collaborated with A-list DJs along the way such as Psysex, Atomic-Pulse, Dynamic, CPU, Michle Adamson, Loud and, most notably, Painkiller. Together, the psy geniuses have created a new project called the A-team. March 2008 saw the release of their master-blaster debut: “Fast Forward”.
And they’ve been dropping killer beats ever since.

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Listen to the A-team on Soundcloud.

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For the few who don’t know of this psy maestro, take a listen to some of his latest tracks here.




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Watch Bliss tearing it up in Mexico.

… and Brazil.

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Find BLiSS on Soundcloud.