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Review: Vortex Parallel Universe 2016

After a self-imposed trance party hiatus for the past four months, I was really looking forward to Vortex Parallel Universe. Easter Vortex, as it’s affectionately known, has always had a special place in my heart; not only is it hosted at my all-time favourite venue but each year it promises a stellar line-up that can’t be missed.

Die-hard Vortexers may swear by the Circle of Dreams but in my humble opinion, Hillside Farm is an equally magical venue with its enchanted forest-like atmosphere and majestic canopies. This year, the dance-floor was moved ever so slightly – creating more space for stompers to get wild. And I loved how the arrangement of stalls made the party seem like a little gypsy village.

Photo: Aumega Photography
Photo: Aumega Photography

After arriving on Sunday morning, we were shocked to see how many people were leaving the party due to hectic weather conditions the night before. Nevertheless, we were prepared to weather the weather for this worthy cause! We arrived in time to catch the last bit of Deliriant (or rather the King of Psy) before Avalon came on, taking us on rhythmic journey which left me with goosebumps.

Photo: Aumega Photography
Photo: Aumega Photography

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Weekend Psyk: Saturday- Lockdown and Mystical Contact

SATURDAY…

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for.
Winter’s most anticipated indoor party LOCKDOWN is back!

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This year, Disasterpeace Records brings you LOCKDOWN 9:
An indoor trance experience that’s going to shut the city down.
If you’re a hard, dark psy-cat, prepare to blow your 9th life, this event is a guaranteed killer.

The KILLER lineup?

08:00 – 09:00 Humerous (Psynopticz)
09:00 – 10:00 Psy Guy (Organik Media)
10:00 – 11:00 EMP (Alien Safari/Global Army Music) >> LIVE<<
11:00 – 12:00 Disco Volante (Nexus Media) >> LIVE<<
12:00 – 01:00 Technicolor (Nexus Media) >> LIVE<<
01:00 – 02:00 Zion Linguist (MMD Records) >> LIVE<<
02:00 – 03:00 Chemo Boy (Disasterpeace/Terror Lab)
03:00 – 04:00 Ironstein (Disasterpeace rec.) >> LIVE<<
04:00 – 05:00 Sonic Assault (Disasterpeace/Terror Lab) >> LIVE<<
05:00 – 06:00 MR Jack vs Psyqlopz (Disasterpeace/The Village)
06:00 – 07:00 Biorhythm (The Village) >> LIVE<<
07:00 – 08:00 Archain (Global Army music)
08:00 – 09:00 Xatrik (Disasterpeace rec.) >> LIVE<<
09:00 – 10:00 Jester (Disasterpeace rec./Mechanik)

Facilities?

One massive dancefloor
14 hours of S.A’s top psy producers and DJs
Turbosound/ Stage/ Lighting by RP Sound and Lighting
Insane new decor
3 bars

Entrance?
R150 at the door
R150 VIP – presold only.

Why go VIP?
All presold tickets grant access to the private bar, chill lounge and exclusive luxuries. It also includes access to a seperate, queue-free entrance, prime parking space and double happy hour.

Outlets?

Call a Pizza (Sea Point)
Wildfire Piercings (Canal walk)
Wildfire Piercings (Long street CBD)
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Get psyked, take a listen

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And if that didn’t entice you…

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SATURDAY (and Sunday)

Beartrap Productions presents: Mystical Contact – bringing international psy-sensations to Cape Town.

Don’t miss your chance to jam to real DJ Kings: Eddie Zaltsman (Mystical Complex) and Didy Ezra (Bizzare Contact) LIVE. The two will also perform a collaborated set as Royal Flush.

Lineup includes local talent like:

killer sets from PortalPsyD Jay MarkSwaysHiFtFlyp PSydSci Lab (Mungus Fungus), Chemogen & Deranged!

What else?

Life size marionettes
Beartrap ballerinas
Fire breather
Insane visuals
Psychedelicious eye candy

Tickets?
R110 presold
R150 at the door

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Listen to this track by Mystical Complex to get you psyked for Saturday.

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Listen to D-rANg3D

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WEEKEND PSYK: Friday- Cold fusion, Multiverz and Prototype.

With weekend just around the corner, and a PSYK-load of parties happening, have you decided where you’ll be stomping?

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FRIDAY…

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Dance away the winter blues with at Cold Fusion.
This event is the fifth indoor installment from The Village this season.
It’s all going down at Star Bar on Friday night

What to get psyked about? 

There’s plenty. For starters, the line-up:

Rubix Qube vs Luna
Deliriant
Bruce
Psyqlopz
Formul8
Our local DJ talent is psyking it up all over the world, and no doubt he’s going to set the dancefloor on fire tomorrow night.

WATCH this video of Deliriant tearing it up in Portugal!

Expect deliciously psychedelic decor by Myles Design.

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Photo: Myles Design  @ this year’s Full Moon Festival.
As well as Emelen Photography on site to capture the night’s psyk.

Doors open @ 8.

Facilities?

– Large air conditioned dance-floor
– Outside balcony for fresh air
– Banging sound system
– 3 bars
– Drink specials all night

This event was featured in the CTMS Weekly Gig Guide 24 – 30 June ’13

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If that’s not your scene, get ready to transgress, express and progress at the much anticipated  MULTIVERZ event happening on Friday @ Cape town’s favourite jam spot: Trinity.

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What’s the psyk about?

He’s been described as a “living legend, a true pioneer, the Ninja of Sensei, Groove Guru and the undisputed Grand Daddy of psy-progressive techno.”
Without him the music scene would just not be what it is today.

Yuli Fershtat (aka PERFECT STRANGER) is set to warm Mother City up this Friday night. It’s going to be a night jam-packed with musical bliss.

Lineup? 

21:00 – 22:30 –StereoType (EQUINOX)

22:30 – 00:00 – Humerous vs Silo (PSYNOPTICZ)

00:00 – 03:00 – PERFECT STRANGER (IBOGA)

03:00 – 04:00 – DAVE MAC (BPM)

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Further fun includes:
Face painting
Tented door
Outside chill area
Roaring fire (outside)
Balcony over looking the d-floor
Satellite speakers pumping sound throughout the ENTIRE venue
– yep, that means you can get your bathroom jam on too 😉 –
Drink specials
Bar open til 4 AM.

Tickets?

Buy online for R100 (a small price to pay for such a big event)
Or grab one at the door for R140.

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Hypnotic eye candy by ImageMasterBlinkSLAVE and MULTIVERZ.

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 Images: SLAVE‘s handiwork at Multiverse – Major 7.

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LISTEN to Perfect Stranger. 

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… and that’s not all.

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Lineup?

20:30- 21:30 Chemogen
21:30 – 22:30 D-Ranged
22:30- 00:30 Plusminus
00:30 – 02:00 Commercial Hippies
02:00- 04:00 Terrorbyte

DAYUM. What a killer line-up. And very affordable.

Tickets?
R60 presold or
R80 @ Door

This event was featured in the CTMS Weekly Gig Guide 24 – 30 June ’13

Just for fun…
Watch a snippet from this year’s Alien Safari: Masqued Ball.
Plusminus had the dancefloor stomping HEAVY with their Harlem Shake remix.

Sure enough, the Harlem Shake craze has died down but  Mike Mike Van As and David Coe (aka Plusminusremain a top players in keeping up with trends and making music that psyks up the dancefloor, both indoor and outdoor.

Find out more about Plusminus in their interview from My City By Night.

Another local psy sensation tearing up the city at the moment is, of course, The Commercial Hippies.

Who are they? 

Anton Raubenheimer and Gareth Tacon.

Since their first release “where dreams come from” on Nano Records received such positive feedback, The Commercial Hippies have been flourishing and flourishing.

Check out their latest release, a remix of the super popular South African band LARK. It’s a personal favourite. 

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With so much happening in the city this weekend,
you have every reason to psyk your heart out.