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Review: Freaky Forest 2016

By Christina Schild

I usually dislike the practice of narrowing something down to a description of five words, but there is something comforting about the condensation when trying to review the experience of Freaky Forest. An experience that takes places annually over the last weekend of November in the Tsitsikamma woods, bringing all sorts of folks out of the woodworks for what is easily becoming South Africa’s best trance party – or at least that’s what the talk on the soft, jiving dance floor was.

So here are the five words I would use to describe Freaky, in some sort of an order – scent, dance, clarity, goodness and beauty.  Well, maybe some more order than I think.

Photo by Jess Rose Hendriksz
Photo by Jess Rose Hendriksz

This year, it was my sense of smell that was particularly heightened at the party – whether from the incense wafting around the dance floor and camp sites as I gallivanted through the treacherous pine forest, the wholesome cooking aromas of the various food stalls and private kitchens and then those earthy, good, natural smells. The scent of pine needles in the air, the mud squelching between my toes on the most fun Sunday I’ve had in a while, or the sweaty reminder from my fellow party-goers that we were in the middle of a forest dancing rhythmically to sublime beats and hadn’t washed in days. Come Sunday morning I think we were mostly all smelling more sweaty than sweet after the particularly mind-buzzing and gloriously lengthy set delivered by High Style, having followed the feet moving magic of both Ben and Jack Source the previous night. For the hi-tech fans, Ben delivered a sneaky track that had many of us grinning from ear to ear! Earlier, we were treated to the grooviness that Cripz and Floating Grooves emulated which got the bums moving until Phillipa came on – bringing the girl power to the floor and easing us into the night time slots. Continue reading Review: Freaky Forest 2016

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The weekend psyk: Saturday @ HERBAL REMEDY

Saturday

Still wondering where the jam is at on Saturday night?
If you’re not attending The Full Moon Festival @ Side Show, and you’re seeking a smaller, more intimate and less commercial trance experience,
check out HERBAL REMEDY: Mongrels and Wizards at Ragazzi on Loop Street.

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What’s the psyk about?

Herbal Remedy offers you the chance to revert back to the original, down-to-earth, positive experience of TRANCE.
Nobody likes crowded places where jamming is literally impossible and it takes 30 minutes to order one drink from the bar.
Come and enjoy the music without being bashed around left, right and center (perfect for shorties like myself!)
Forget waiting hours just to pee, the pick-pocketers and the MD trippers.

Everything sold at the event is Natural, Organic and 100% Legal. Products range from Herbal hand-rolled ANTI-TOBACCO blends, Raw Fynbos incenses, Hemp Jewellery created with positive energy…. As well as organic olive oil, Buchu products, Sceletium/Kanna, Raw Honey, Salvia extracts, Herbal soaps, Dental Cream – (ayuvedic toothpaste), treatments and it doesn’t end there.

These guys  care about the community, all the more reason to support.
Please bring any and all old clothes you have and are willing to donate

What to expect?

Kitchen selling hot food
Comfy sofas upstairs
Bean bags perfect for chilling on
2 intimate dancefloors (Progressive and Full On Psy)
Super affordable entry fee
Benches outside
The Bush Doctors Of Cape Town selling all legal herbal plant extracts
Feather hair extensions
Beautiful hand made items on sale (leather purses, bags etc)
Cozy venue
3 bouncers
1 Smoking Dancefloor and 1 Non
Incense and Candles
Clean bathrooms
Free Shooters between 8-10 pm
Free Glow sticks at the door for yo
A Free Sticker
Ample Parking
Psychedelicious visuals

What doesn’t this place have?!

THE LINE-UP?

Down below

20:00 – 21:30 Flyp Psyd
21:30 – 23:00 Digital Hippie
23:00 – 00:00 Parana
00:00 – 01:30 Sonic
01:30 – 03:00 Strain
03:00 – 04:00 Alternate Frequency

Upstairs

21:00 – 22:30 Pixi
22:30 – 00:30 Fractal
00:30 – 02:30 Psy Tekh

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More details HERE. 

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View more photographs of previous events by Curt Lottring Photography.