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Win double tickets for Earthdance Cape Town 2014

Earthdance Cape Town 2014 is an international hub event boasting three stages, two days and one night of musical bliss and cultural awakening. This year’s theme, Transformation, aims to embrace positive change and growth on both a personal and collective scale. Returning to its homeland, Earthdance will once again be held at Nekkies in Worcester where the green fields and mountainous backdrop provide the perfect setting for an outdoor party.

Psyked in the City is giving one lucky winner double tickets for the event. To enter,
follow the instructions below.

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Review: Origin Festival 2014 (Saturday – Sunday)

It’s 9.00 on Saturday morning and after much anticipation, we are on route to Origin Festival. It’s my first time so I can’t contain my excitement. I ask, “are we there yet?” about twenty times.  When we finally arrive at the beautiful Elandskloof in Helderstroom, I’m greeted by an awesome shaded camping spot, the lush forest and a little dam to enjoy later.

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We hurriedly pitch our tent, eager to hit the dancefloor. When we enter the jungle-like Beats Stage, Travisto is in the DJ box pumping his melodies. The vibe is infectious; Djs throw lilos into the crowd and everyone is smiling. Then the beat drops and I feel like I’ve finally come home.

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I’m chilling next to the dam with the other party-goers merrily soaking up the sun. Before I know it, the Spanish muso, Elrow‘s on stage for a special session featuring Toni Varga and De La Swing. I’m on the dance-floor jamming beneath the trees; and I’m in love with the festival already.

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We head for the Origin Floor, but I’m lured into the Chill Zone. I have a chance to admire Artescape‘s handywork. The décor is unbelievably beautiful (possibly the best I’ve seen all year) and the mountains are a magical backdrop.

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Psychedelic paradise calls out to me. I reach the dancefloor just as Bayawaka starts up the music, followed by Ryanosaurus and Renegade. Static Flow takes charge as the sun is setting and I’m in my happy place for sure. The Commercial Hippies ravage the dancefloor at 21.30, playing their killer Lark remix. The crowd’s sent into overdrive.

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Regan is up next. And although I’m loving the vibe, I decide to make a mission towards the Beats Stage again to watch Secret Cinema in action. I marvel at the LED light projections in the oak treas. The visuals are amazing. I bid a silent thank you to The ExtraDimensional Space Agency.

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Mid-night draws near and it’s time for Brazilian Digoa to rock the Origin Floor. He’s incredible in the Dj box and his killer set has people talking throughout the event.

All of a sudden, it’s two in the morning and things are getting quite dark. So I take a stroll to see what kind of storm Spekta is cooking up. Moments pass before Pete Bones gets behind the decks and elevates things to a whole new dimension. I’m blown away by his smooth techno style. The atmosphere is friendly and ecstatic, and stompers are responding well to his tracks. But I’m feeling tired, so I jam until my feet give in and decide it’s time for some shut-eye.

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I awake the next morning as Dala is finishing up. I hear his majestic tunes in the distance and shun myself for not being on the dancefloor. I grab breakfast on the way, fresh and ready for a Sunday session with Groove Addict.

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It’s a great morning workout, stomping in the sunshine. I almost lose track of time. But when 10.30 eventually rolls around, the excitement is indescribable as LOUD gets onto stage. The dynamic duo is greeted by the cheers of their die-hard fans. LOUD blasts beat after beat. And I am compelled as they play their new Afrika 101 track. I’m certain that this is bliss.

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Soon it’s Headroom‘s turn and HOT DAYUM, his beats are banging! Broken Toy doesn’t disappoint either. He gets behind the decks. spinning his epic Commercial Hippies “Dr. Rocket” remix for the first time, causing chaos on the dancefloor. Just when I think it can’t get any better, LOUD returns to end the party off on the highest of notes.

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I’m enjoying the experience so much, I don’t want it to end. When I finally do head home on Sunday evening, one thought resonates in my mind: “Origin, you know how to party!” Huge thanks to the organisers and everyone who made it happen.
See you all on the other side…

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Get psyked: Origin Festival 2014

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There is only one week to go until Origin Festival returns. So get yourself ready for a weekend full of psychedelic music, art and culture. Only 125 km from Cape Town, the lush green Elanskloof venue is home to fresh mountain streams and a magnificent forest open to explore. If a backdrop of towering mountains entices you, Origin is a journey you should embark upon.

 
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Party-goers can expect only the best selection of psychedelic music, incredible international acts and outstanding production. The ExtraDimensional Space Agency has come all the way from the UK to create an LED show unlike anything Cape Town has seen before. Origin admits that this is their biggest lighting installation yet. This is great news for the night-owls among us.

 
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But the sunshine-loving stompers need not fret; Artescape will once again be bringing the festival to life in the Psychadelic Temple with top-class décor to aid an incredibly sensory experience on the dancefloor. And if the eye-candy Artescape created at Rezonance is any indication, we can expect nothing short of perfection.

 
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However important the visual elements are, the music remains the main attraction. Back-to-back acts from top-class Djs on not one, but two dancefloors ensures that there’s something for everyone, no matter what your taste is.

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On the Origin Floor, you can expect only the best psychedelic trance from groundbreaking international acts such as LOUD from Israel, Groove Addict from India, Ryanosaurus from Australia and DJ Digoa from Brazil. But let’s not forget our beloved locals Headroom, Broken Toy, The Commercial Hippies, Sad Paradise and Portal (to name a few) who will be bringing their beautiful beats into the mix.

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If you prefer something more laid-back, Origin’s Beats Stage is the place to be. Situated amongst the trees and right alongside the river and pool, it is there you can enjoy everything from funky techno to tech house to psybass and chillstep. Prepare your ears for the melodies of Secret Cinema from the Netherlands, and enjoy a special Origin session featuring Elrow from Spain in conjunction with Marc MayaToni Varga and De La Swing. One thing you can be sure of are the captivating tunes that will serenade the crowd all the way through.

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And to lure creative and contemplative souls, the Visionary Art Gallery will be open to marvel. Featuring acclaimed artists from South Africa and beyond, this is a fine opportunity to take a gander at authentic artistic talent, mid-party. The works of Aumega, Ed Babb, Oliver Barnett, Andriod Jones and Amanda Sage will be exhibited at the gallery.

There are only a few more days to go and quite frankly, we can’t wait.
Click here to buy your ticket online to avoid missing out.

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The DJ low-down.

Just to tantalise your taste-buds, here is the inside-scoop on one of the headlining acts for Origin 2014: LOUD.

Who are the brains behind such banging beats, you ask? Meet Israeli-born Kobi Toledano and Eitan Reiter. Together they’ve been producing original electronic music since 2006, blending old school elements with cutting-edge, new sounds. These guys don’t just adhere to formulas, they pave their musical way with originality and enthusiasm.

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Having collaborated with the likes of Union Jack, Hallucinogen, Son Kite, Astrix, Perfect Stranger, Shulman, Prometheus, Ace Ventura, Domestic and Shulman, LOUD has earned the respect of many lading musicians and producers.
When it comes to their beats, they share one simple philosophy: Play it LOUD!

Catch them live in the flesh at Origin this weekend. Find the lineup here.

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The following video is am 8-minute long documentary compiled by LOUD featuring a range of festivals they performed at during their summer tour in 2012, including Boom Festival and Ozora Festival.

 

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Listen to more on Soundcloud: LOUD.

 

See you at Origin!

 

 

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?

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

Full Moon Festival: The line up

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Be part of the magic tonight. Catch Exaile LIVE at The Full Moon Festival.

Line up is as follows.

MAIN FLOOR : FULL ON PSY


19:30 – 20:30 SWAY
20:30 – 21:30 SILO
21:30 – 22:30 PLUSMINUS
22:30 – 00:00 TECHNICOLOUR
00:00 – 01:00 BRUCE
01:00 – 02:00 EXAILE (DJ)
02:00 – 03:00 EXAILE (LIVE)
03:00 – 04:00 SKARAB VS ARCHIVE

ALTERNAT FLOOR : PROGGRESSIVE PSY TILL 02:00

19:30 – 21:30 JUBILEE
21:30 – 23:00 SYNCHRONIST
23:00 – 00:30 PHIXIUS
00:30 – 02:00 SILVERJACKSIGNAL
02:00 – 03:00 EMBRACE ONE
03:00 – 04:00 GRIMEHOUSE

Get Psyked: FULL MOON FESTIVAL brings Exaile to C.T

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It’s time to get psyked, with only one more week until the Full Moon Festival sets Cape Town alight.

What’s the highlight?

Exaile, Israeli psy-trance guru, is set to satiate the Mother City with some deeply psychedelicious tunes.

If you aren’t familiar, here’s the lowdown:
Nir Sobol & Eyal Tzur (Exaile) have been making music together since 1996, bringing trance to life all over the world, including: Japan, Mexico, Portugal, India, Russia and, of course, Israel. Having played with A-list DJs such as Skazi, G.M.S and Astrix, these men are pros behind the decks. Celebrate true psytrance talent at the Side Show on June the 22nd.

What to expect? 

Visuals by Frank Latter Visuals, an LED light show by Psychedelic Theatre and of course, one KILLER lineup featuring:

Technicolour (Spectral Records)
Skarab (The Village)
Archive (MMD Records)
Bruce (Nexus Media)
Plusminus (Organik , Global Army Music)
Silo (Psynoptics)
Sway (Beartrap)
Silverjacksignal (Full Moon SA)
Phixius (Full Moon SA)
Embrace One (High Intensity Records)
… and more!

Pre-sold tickets cost R80.
Get yours ASAP to avoid FOMO.

You can find out more details about the event here.