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Looking back: Jungala Festival 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the best outdoor music festivals of the year. Jungala Festival, hosted by PsynOpticz Records at the ever-popular Buffalo Drift venue on the Berg river, is one of the largest and most eagerly awaited outdoor festivals on the psytrance calendar. This year, PsynOpticz transported its party-goers to what felt like a slice of paradise and we’d like to take a moment to relive some of the memories.

Ridiculously awesome decor by ZARAZ brought the Isle of Jungala to life this year (with jungle totems and the circle designed by Christopher Dowding and decorated by Artescape) while entrancing lighting and mind-blowing sound from Magnetic Storm Cape Town provided a powerful visual and audio experience that won’t soon be forgotten. In fact, we feel like inserting a few heart-eyed emojis just thinking about it. If you weren’t there, fear not. We’re going to fill you in on what you missed.


Day & night at Jungala. Continue reading Looking back: Jungala Festival 2017

Review: Jungala Festival 2015

It was Saturday morning, the 25th of April; we were on the road to Buffalo Drift at last – the home of Jungala Festival 2015. My excitement mounted as finally we passed through the gates. The sounds of Rob GonZo’s techno beats emanated in the background and we decided to scout the dance-floor. It was twelve o ‘clock, already the venue was bustling.

Photo: LMC Photography
Photo: LMC Photography

I strolled through a quasi-market filled with colourful stalls selling dream-catchers, crystals and clothing, and past the Prema Shanti Healing Sanctuary. The Psychedelic Dream Temple lay ahead with its collection of visionary artworks – as curated by Jonathan West. Then I saw it: the dance-floor. What a sight to behold!

The castle-like structure towered before me and we moved into the oasis. Unfortunately Broken Switch was unable to perform due to unforeseen circumstances so we were treated to some extra Rob GonZo magic before Nick Grater got behind the decks.

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Photo by: LMC Photography.

Afternoon merged into evening, the sky a rich pink; D-Sciple and Phixius echoed through the trees and I was in a world of my own. By the time Silo & Humerous got on stage, I had my Jungle Bucket in hand – cranberry flavoured – courtesy of Liquid Rainbow.   Continue reading Review: Jungala Festival 2015

Exclusive interview with Iliuchina aka Reality Test

At only 25 years of age, Iliuchina (aka Veronica Iliuhin Loren) is already one of the most prominent names in the world of psytrance. The talented Berlin-born DJ is signed by a number of international labels including PsynOpticz, Spectral Records and Magnetika, and has shared the stage with world-renowned acts such as GMS, Electrypnose and Astrix. Iliuchina is loved for her dark psychedelic style and driving basslines which have captivated audiences around the globe, from Germany to Portugal, all the way to Mexico and Australia. This year Iliuchina will return to Cape Town to perform at Jungala Festival 2015.


*These questions were compiled by Batia Efrat on behalf of Psyked in the City. Continue reading Exclusive interview with Iliuchina aka Reality Test

Win double tickets for Jungala Festival 2015

Set in the beautiful Buffalo Drift – Ruigtevlei Farm along the banks of Berg River, Psynopticz Productions is proud to welcome you to Jungala Festival 2015. Join us as we shed the shackles of societal living and venture into the heart of a psychedelic wilderness for a three-day musical journey like no other. The magic of Jungala proves to be infectious with international headliner Iliuchina returning for her third annual performance at the much-anticipated event, alongside audio all stars such as Mad Maxx, Space Tribe, Made Tribe, Khainz, System Sequence, L.E.O.F, Reality Test and Wild Monkeys.

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Psyked in the City is giving away 2 x tickets to the event. Stand a chance to win by following 3 easy steps.

Continue reading Win double tickets for Jungala Festival 2015