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Win double tickets for Mungus Fungus presents Quantum Physics

Mungled from deep within the psychic spore and fungled outwards through space and time, Mungus Fungus is a fast-growing psychedelic super power. This Friday, Quantum Physics is set to teleport you to a world of magical Mungus mayhem far beyond the realms of consciousness. With the iconic Headroom as its headlining act, accompanied by local legends Matron, Hektek Elektrek, Roach and Snowbot, this is an event not to be missed.

Psyked in the City is giving away double tickets to two lucky winners. To enter,
follow the instructions below.

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Review: Rezonance NYE.

Rezonance is easily one of the most anticipated events on the psytrance calendar. With years of experience behind their name, the Rezonance family has gained huge momentum and continues to attract thousands of loyal party-goers from all over South Africa to celebrate the New Year.

Following the previous theme of Transformation, the festival focused itself on rebirth. With a very relevant call-to-action for the New Year: dream of a world where anything is possible. “I am because we are” was the resonating mantra and its essence trickled down to every element of production.

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Photo: Viwe Santana Hewu.

Rezonance decided to switch things up this year, kick-starting the party on New Years Eve. When I arrived at Contermanskloof in Durbanville, I was in for a big surprise! The out-of-this-universe decor had plenty of jaws dropping in delight. Artescape really went above and beyond to create the type of high-end production that could give Ozora festival a run for its money. We have a sneaky suspicion that the Rezonance pics will be taking over Facebook feeds for the next few weeks.

Rezonance ticked all the boxes, from groovy swing at Misfits Meadow to dirty dubstep at the Delta stage to full-on, psychedelic tunes at the main stage. And when you weren’t feeling the magic anymore, the Chill Temple was a perfect hangout for tired souls (or should I say soles).

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Photo: That Guy With Glasses.

The dam was also a Godsend in 34 degrees heat! During the day-time it remained occupied by happy people and inflatable lilos. Let’s not forget the random boat spotted floating about.

Of course, it was the Prizm stage that was the main attraction. When I set foot onto the dancefloor, I was sucked in by proggy beats from the likes of Portal, Humerous and Matron. Then Bernz, Take and Contra took over, leading us into the New Year.

I could literally feel the spirits lifting as the clock struck twelve. Frozen Ghost was the first of many killer DJs to rock 2014. I don’t think anyone expected things to get that messy, that mud was really something! If you were clean the next morning, you clearly did it wrong.

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Photo: That Guy With Glasses.

For those who couldn’t keep up with the 180 BPM tracks from the German Bombax or the banging basslines of Hysteria and Paralocks, the Misfits Meadow was an ideal spot to lay-back and enjoy the vibe. It was there that Hektek Elektrek and Wulfsohn kept the crowd jamming merrily into the early hours of morning.

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At some point, I dragged myself off to my tent for some much-needed sleep (not that I got any). I knew I had gotten more than I paid for, in terms of sound, because I could hear all three dancefloors bass resonating through our campsite at any given time.

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Photo: That Guy With Glasses.

I returned to the Prizm stage for Tune Raider’s must-jam morning set feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. As the sun got cooking, the beats got groovier with Headroom behind the decks, followed by Sad Paradise and my personal favourite, Mr Suit (the Israeli prog hero).

In the evening, I was blown away by Rosa Ventura.
Then equally gobsmacked by 
Deliriant’s midnight set. 

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Photo: Aumega Photography

Time was flying by. When I awoke the next morning, I heard Talisman in the distance, delivering some delicious beats for breakfast. Although the sun was already baking, it didn’t dull any spirits. On the dancefloor, nobody was prepared to let a single track go to waste. I was more than grateful for the over-head sprinklers, as I was beginning to feel a little crispy.

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Photo: That Guy With Glasses.

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Other highlights included Sonic Species, England’s psychedelic King and the always-amazing Broken ToyGandalf Grey rounded things off beautifully with a mix of one of my favourite tracks “WTF by D-Addiction.” 

Rezonance made no room for bad vibes, or shoes for that matter. I returned home with dirty feet, a happy heart and the tunes still ringing in my ears. A big thank-you to the organisers and party-goers for exceeding all my expectations. Best New Years ever!

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Photo: That Guy With Glasses.

Review: Psycho Circus @ Carnival Court.

On Friday night, CentralSound Events in association with Carnival Court presented its
first ever PSYCHO CIRCUS event. A great night of psychedelicious sounds, uplifting
atmosphere and friendly faces was shared by all who attended. Highlights included banging beats from Hektek Elektrek, Iamikonic and Drang3d, fun decor by Mike and Mel and super trippy visuals. Special thanks goes to the organisers and Michael Honeyman for making it happen. As well as, DJ Reiner who kindly stood in for Nick Birkby as he was unable to attend the event.

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Check out all the the photo’s from Psycho Circus:  HERE.

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If you weren’t able to make this party,  that’s okay.
Take a listen to some of the tunes and get your psyk on for the next one!


Listen to more Drang3D.
Read his exclusive Psyked in the City Interview.


Find Hektek Elektrek on Facebook.

Listen to Iamikonic here.
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Win a ticket to see Drang3D LIVE this Friday at PSYCHO CIRCUS.

psychocircus Win a ticket to see Drang3d LIVE at PSYCHO CIRCUS.

This Friday, Carnival Court will transform into a vibrant psy-hub. Setting the stage for top South African acts as well as up and coming artists, providing the best  of both worlds: uplifting progressive beats and full-on psychedelic trance. Come and jam to Drang3d as well as Nick BirkbyIamikonic and Hektek Elektrek… for free.

Entering only takes a minute.

How?

On twitter.

1. Follow @Psykedinthecity and @DrANg3D on twitter.

2. Compose a tweet expressing your psyk for #PsychoCircus

Remember to mention @Psykedinthecity and @DrANg3D in your tweet.

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On Facebook.

1. Simply JOIN the PSYCHO CIRCUS event.
2. LIKE Psyked in the City and DJ D-rANg3D on facebook.
3. Update your status, expressing your psyk for the event.

Remember to include @Psykedinthecity and @DJ D-rANg3D in your status update.

 

Competition closes on Friday at 08:00. 

Get psyked for PSYCHO CIRCUS @ Carnival Court

Get psyked the circus is coming to town!
CentralSound Events in association with Carnival Court
present the first-ever PSYCHO CIRCUS,
on Friday the 12th of July 2013.

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What makes this event psyk-worthy?
Let’s start with the venue.

Where?

Things are going to get festive at Carnival Court backpackers on Friday.

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Get ready for a night of great vibes, banging beats and a clear view of table mountain. This location is rated as one of the top 20 party hostels in the world. With an enormous balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of Long Street and a spacious bar area, it’s the perfect location to get your
stomp on.

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This Friday,
Psycho Circus will transform the local, little hang-out into a vibrant psy-hub. Setting the stage for top South African acts as well as up and coming artists to provide the best  of both worlds: uplifting progressive beats and full-on psychedelic trance.

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Expect:

– Banging sound and extreme lighting provided by Intense Lights.
– Super psychedelic decor by CentralSound, Intense DECO Productions.
– Live visuals provided by ZUES
– A spacious, air-condition dance floor to better your stomping experience.
– A fully stocked bar with insane drink specials.

Warm up with some of Cape Town’s best local DJ talent at Psycho Circus, the acts include:

20:00 – 21:30 Nick Birkby
21:30 – 23:00 Iamikonic
23:00 – 01:00 Hektek Elektrek
01:00 – 03:00 Drang3d

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IN THE PSYK LIGHT today is: Sirajuddin Kadri, AKA Drang3d. His style consists of a mix up of full-on psytrance and groovy progressive bass lines. It’s all about smooth transitions, creative melody and positive, high-energy sounds to keep bodies moving.

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Photo: Dreamer.

This 25 year old has been rocking up a storm in Cape Town, dropping beats at top events and venues like the The Side Show. He recently played at Mystical Contact along-side pro’s Bizzare Contact and Mystical Complex. And he’s set to share the stage with psy-hero, Bliss all the way from Israel. Look out for Drang3d at Aurora presents BLISS @ The Side Show.

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Photo: Brent Photography.

Listen here. 



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Other talent to look out for is
Hektek Elektrek. Over the last few years,
John Clark & James Donaldson (AKA: Hektek Elektrek) have become known for their epic, high energy psygressive beats with shamanic undertones. Come and get entranced to the ritualistic pro psy and psy tech rhythms of a dynamic DJ duo.

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Listen here.

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Tickets are only R30.
And they’re going to sell out fast.
Skip the queue and avoid any disappointment. Get your ticket online now.

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Swing by for a night of entertainment, talent and plenty psyk. Without the pricey entrance fee.

Find out all the details here.