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Review: The Collective Paradise Beach

As the days progressed, my excitement reached its peak. I was more than ready to party it up on the beach with the masterful Morten Granau. I’ve got to hand it to The Collective for pinning Kogel Bay as the venue for their first-ever psychedelic gathering.

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Win 2 x tickets to The Collective: Paradise Beach

Calling all psytrance lovers; the gremlins of the twilight hours, the proggy’s, Sunday stompers, daylight dancers and all trancling in between. Come and experience a full-spectrum psychedelic music journey with headlining act, Morten Granau, making his debut in South Africa.

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For the first time ever, The Collective presents Paradise Beach. Set at Kogel Bay, an all time popular party spot this season, The Collective is worth adding to the list. Picture a dance floor that’s a stone throw from the ocean, hula-hoopers on the beach, bikinis, sun-kissed skin, happy faces, a mountainous backdrop and the phatest beats.

Not only is Morten Granau getting behind South African decks for the first time, Kriss-Kross will be performing their live debut act, backed by only the best local psytrance including: Sway, Portal, Plusminus, Gokon Rave, Feedback, Dave Mac, Eqlipse, HysteriaD-Sciple and others.

Enter our competition to win 2 x tickets to be part of the journey. Details below.

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HOW TO ENTER:

  1. Like Psyked in the City and The Collective on Facebook and join the event.
  2. Tell us why you’re #psykedForParadise by:
  • Commenting below.
  • Sharing this post on the event wall, using the #psykedForParadise hashtag.
  1. For bonus points, follow @psykedinthecity and @BeartrapCPT on Twitter and #psykedForParadise.

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Winner will be announced on Wednesday the 19th of March.
Please check your Facebook inbox promptly as you’ll need to respond to claim your prize.
See terms and conditions below.

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T&Cs:

Tickets are not transferable for cash.
You cannot cede or sell your ticket.
You WILL be asked for ID at the door.

Visit the event page for more information.

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Win 2 x tickets + Caramel Vodka for Celestial Beings.

Welcome to our Celestial Beings Giveaway.

This is your chance to score tickets to one of the most anticipated psytrance events
this season, starring the international  Vibe Tribe and DaVinci Code, as well as all your favourite locals.

Details below.

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THE PRIZE

2 x tickets and 1 bottle of Caramel Vodka

ENTER ON FACEBOOK

1. Join the event.

2. Like Psyked in the City and Beartrap Productions.

3. Comment on the pinned-post on Psyked in the City’s wall.

Then share it and create some hype on social media!

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The more noise you make online, the better. So get all your friends involved.

Ready . Steady . Go .

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WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED on 9:00 A.M on Friday, 13th of February.

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T&Cs:

Tickets are not transferable for cash.
You cannot cede or sell your ticket.
You WILL be asked for ID at the door.

LINEUP: One World New Years Eve Festival.

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LINEUP (Arena 1):

31-Dec
14:00 Rekerrin & Sorcery
15:00:00 Flyp Psyd
15:00:00 Pulse
17:00:00 Absolence
18:00:00 Fundamentals
19:00:00 Switch
20:00:00 Ghost Rider
21:00:00 Freedom Fighters
22:30:00 Coming Soon

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01-Jan 
00:00:00 Azax vs Bliss
01:00:00 Azax Syndrom
02:00:00 Orca
03:30:00 Sinful Reactions
04:30:00 Twisted Circus
05:30:00 Mr Jack
06:30:00 Up-Psy-Down
08:00:00 Skragg
09:30:00 Cycle Sphere
10:30:00 A-Team
12:00:00 Sway
13:30:00 Plagiarhythm
14:40:00 Kriss-Kross
15:30:00 Infectious
17:00:00 PositiVe
18:00:00 El Vencedor
19:00:00 Psydeva
20:30:00 Painkiller
21:30:00 Technicolor (Deliriant vs Mad Piper)
22:30 Zion Linguist

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02-Jan 
00:00:00 MAD PIPER
01:00:00 Magneto
02:00:00 Wired
03:00:00 Mantis
04:00:00 SwiTcHcaChe
05:00:00 DJ D-rANg3D
06:30:00 Mystrix
08:00:00 sHiFt
09:30:00 Solar Axis (Bruce)
11:00:00 Disco Volante
12:00:00 The Commercial Hippies
13:00:00 Class A
14:30:00 Gokon Rave
16:30:00 close

 

*For more info please check out the event page. 

*Want to win a ticket for you and a buddy? Why not enter our One World giveaway?

Win tickets for One World New Years Eve Festival.

More than 18 headlining acts. 3 days of non-stop music. 2 tickets up for grabs. 1 winner.
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Welcome to Psyked in the City’s One World giveaway.

This is your chance to score tickets for you and a buddy
to one of Cape Town’s biggest New Years Eve festivals!
Details below.

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THE PRIZE

DOUBLE tickets for one lucky winner.

ENTER ON FACEBOOK

1. Join the One World event.

2. Like Psyked in the City.

3. Write on our wall:
Tell us who you’re PSYKED to hear at One World and tag the friend you want to stomp with!

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The more noise you make online, the better. So get all your friends involved.

*Remember: Include a link to the ONE WORLD event in your comment.

Ready . Steady . Go .

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WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED on Saturday the 28th of December.

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Getting psyked for DAPANJI to hit Remanufacture #IndepenDANCE.

 

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If you haven’t already heard, the internationally renowned psy super duo Dapanji to hit Cape Town yet again for Beartrap Production’s first outdoor event of the season: Remanufacture #IndepenDANCE. It’s going to be a killer, that much is certain. Take a listen to this banging set performed at the MOVING Festival.

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Lineup:

★┊INTERNATIONAL HEADLINING ACTS ┊★

✔ DAPANJI
✔ CLASS A

★┊LOCAL SUPER STAR SUPPORTING LINE UP ┊★

✔ Archive
✔ Berns
✔ Chemogen
✔ The Commercial Hippies
✔ Deliriant
✔ Deranged
✔ EMP
✔ Iron Assault
✔ Mark
✔ Mystrix
✔ Phixius
✔ Portal
✔ PsyGuy
✔ sHiFt
✔ Sway
✔ Terrobyte
✔ Tune Raider

Buy your ticket online —>  www.quicket.co.za

Azax returns to South Africa- get your trance boots ready.

Everyone’s getting psyked for outdoor season but let’s not forget one especially exciting party that’s to be had on Saturday night at The Side Show. What’s all the hullabaloo about you ask? Well, Azax Syndrom is returning to the Cape of Good Dope (I mean hope). Don’t worry if you missed his mind blowing set at One World Festival (watch the video here), you can catch him live, loud and lucid this weekend. Find out all the event details here.

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A little bit of background about the man behind the decks?
Like most of of the Psy Greats, Regev Azaria (AKA: Azax) is Israeli. His musical career began when he was a lead singer of a heavy metal group in the early 90’s. However, when he was introduced to electronic music and the psytrance culture, his fascination took over and so decided to start making his own music at the beginning of 2003.

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The combination of Regev’s musical background with his psytrance influence is what gave birth to the banging beats of Azax Syndrome.  Ever since, Azax has been touring the globe and playing at every significant stage and festival on the psy map.  He has collaborated with top international DJs such as BLiSS, and continues to delight our ears with power trance that’s true to form.

 

 

His music?
One might call it power trance, but really it’s a roller-coaster ride consisting of high-energy, cutting edge sounds, heavy riffs, crisp metal melodies, pumping baselines and heavy beats, all ingeniously fused together.

So, get your trance boots ready because I have no doubt the dance floor’s going to be PUMPING. What’s a better way to warm up for The Sunflower Festival?
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Event info?
Doors open at 10 pm.

Tickets?
R100 at the door or R80 via quicket.

Lineup?
DeliriantBruce
SwayInfectiousKriss-Kross,  Dave MacsHiFt and  Archive.

Learn more here.

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Watch.

Everytime I watch this video, I have a little psygasm! Man, this guy is talented.

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Listen.

You’ll probably recognise this awesome remix of Knife Party‘s hit track, Internet Friends. I can’t wait to stomp to this live on Saturday.
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Listen to more Azax on Soundcloud here.
Visit his website.

WEEKEND PSYK: 2 more days ’til BLiSS rocks CPT

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely frothing for Saturday at The Side Show. Only two more days to go until the one and only, internationally renowned, psy guru Yonatan Marcow AKA  BLiSS warms up the Mother City.

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If you haven’t yet bought a ticket, time is ticking. DO IT NOW!
This event is definitely going to sell out fast. 

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I still have a handful of tickets I am willing to sell.
Cheaper and easier than buying at the door!

Contact me on:

Facebook here or
Whatsap/ SMS: 074 1169 722

Ticket Prices?

Presold- R100
Door – R120 before 11pm, R150 thereafter

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The Lineup?

★ BLiSS (Israel)
★ HEADROOM 
★ Plusminus 
★ Tune Raider 
★ Hektek Elektrek 
★ Bruce 
Drang3d 
★ Gokon Rave 
★ Infectious
★ STEREOTYPE 
★ Wulfsohn 
★ Portal 
★ Fundamentals

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Find out about giveaways —-> Aurora – SA

Follow @Aurora_event on Twitter

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Photo by: Yonatan Benaksas.

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Listen to BLiSS on Soundcloud.


A personal favourite.

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Photo by: Ben Kirschenbaum Visuals.

Weekend Psyk: DigiCult LIVE @ the Side Show.

DigiCultThis Saturday, in celebration of reaching the 14 000 fan mark, Cape Town Trance Parties will transform the Side Show into the Psyd Show.

And you know what that means, right? A jam-packed evening of grooving beats, happy stompers, enticing eye candy and plenty of psyk… but wait, it gets better. Not only does the lineup feature insanely skilled local DJs, Cape Town Trance Parties presents DigiCult, the Belgium psy king.

DigiCult was founded in 2003. Ever since, they have been working their way up the psy ladder. These guys have travelled all over the globe to deliver psychadelic madness to the ears of thousands, from Sweden to Ukrain, Greece, Brazil and even Cancun. They’ve played at some of the biggest and well known festivals, including the Tree of Life Festival,  Ozora and Vision Quest. And now DigiCult is ready to venture into Africa’s trance capital, on a mission to tear Cape Town apart, beat by beat.

Their sound is best described as deep, intelligent full-on morning, with a gentle oldschool touch – guaranteed to keep the dance floor pumping.
If you don’t know of DigiCult, take a listen to this special set recorded at Tribal Roots.

Watch the video.

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Come and experience the sensory feast of lights, colours and A-grade trance music.
Other acts include:

Tune Raider
Deliriant
Bruce
Stereotype
Drang3D
Parana
SiLo
Kriss-Kross and others!

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What to expect?

Thundering bass, trippy visuals, 2 dancefloors and Cape Town’s finest stompers.
Find out all the details here.
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Tickets?

Limited Earlybird – R80
Presold –  R100
At Door – R120

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WIN 2 x tickets for DigiCult.

Find out how here..

Review: Labyrinth ALIVE.

On Saturday night I had the privilege of attending Labyrinth ALIVE.  As usual, the event was hosted at Trinity, which just so happens to be my all-time favourite place to stomp indoors.
So, what is there to love about  Labyrinth the end of the day? Aren’t all trance parties the same?

The answer is NO! Ask anyone who has attended a Labyrinth event; I’m positive they’ll agree, they are always extremely well organised, awesomely decorated and feature some of the best local and international psy artists to hit Cape Town. Although the queue at the door was rather long, once I entered the venue I knew that it was worth the wait. The music was pumping at full-force, people were getting wild and the visuals… Well, I think the photographs speak for themselves.

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Pics by Scott Rennie Photo.

As promised, party-goers were visually enticed with tanatalisingly trippy decor and stage design by LumiNOS Decor and Myles Design, as well as a live VJ display from Frank Latter Visuals.

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This time around, I was lucky enough to jam my feet off to Sub6,
the Israeli psy sensation all the way from Tele Viv.
His set articulated everything the event stood for, total liveliness and upbeat energy.

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Photo: Sub6 LIVE.

Find him on Facebook.
Follow him on Soundcloud. 

Follow him on Soundcloud.

Download his latest album Future Kids Material here.
 
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The killer lineup also included DJs: Danalog, Stereotype, Feedback and HEADROOM and an insane closing set from Deliriant. The dancefloor was vibrant and buzzing with stomping feet, swaying hips and many smiling faces, all the way through.
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Photo: Feedback
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Photo: Deliriant.
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Thanks to all who were involved, it was a definite success.
Psyked for the next one!
Special thanks to Labyrinth and HYPE MEDIA!
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View all the photo’s from the event here.
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Did you miss out on the fun or do you just want to excite your ears one more time?
Whatever the reason, listen to the DJs here.


A personal favourite.

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