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Exclusive interview with Disco Volante: Melodies, groove and energy

Disco Volante is made up of Daniel Honor (aka Critical Mass) and Alex Inggs (aka Risky Business). Since inception in 2013, the act has continued to attract psytrance listeners far and near with their high-energy, powered by euphoric beats and melodic undertones. Signed by numerous labels including Global Army Music, PsynOpticz and Nexus Media, Disco Volante knows how to turn up the energy on dance-floors big and small. We’re psyked to welcome this dynamic duo to the line-up of our second collab event with Reboot on the 8th of July, DISCO DISCO, where we will be celebrating the release of their brand new album.

Disco Volante

PSYKED:
Hi guys! To start off let’s talk about your new EP, Clickbait. How long has it been in the making, and what kind of sound can we expect to hear from you guys this time round?  

DISCO VOLANTE:
Yes, we are adding the final touches to our new EP which we are expecting to release next month on Nexus Media. We can’t wait to showcase our fresh, new music! The last EP we released was in January 2015 so it has been quite some time. We have been working for months trying out different sounds and techniques, and our knowledge has grown quite a bit in the studio. Our new EP is definitely going back to our roots – the vision we had when we first started this project 3 years ago [which is] our interpretation of euphoric twilight/ full-on psy trance. You can expect loads of melodies, groove and energy on our new EP. We will be releasing the artwork and final track list during the next week or so.

PSYKED:
Will there be any more releases from Disco Volante coming out this year? 

DISCO VOLANTE:
Most definitely. We are writing loads of tracks for compilations on different labels (this is also why our EP has been so delayed). Our next release will be with our good friend DJ Ganeisha’s compilation Science of Music Vol 3. We also have more tracks on the way that will be coming out on other friends’ V/A’s including DJ Guapa Lee on Replicant Records and Chemo Boy through Global Army music. We’ll be announcing more soon. Continue reading Exclusive interview with Disco Volante: Melodies, groove and energy

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Win tickets and bar tabs for Blue Moon Festival with Spectrum and The Village

Two of Cape Town’s most formidable psytrance productions have teamed up to bring you BLUE MOON FESTIVAL – an audio experience featuring your favourite local talent. Join The Village SA and Spectrum at Zone 7 for a night of psychedelic bliss and debauchery fuelled by the sounds of Deliriant, Mad Science (Rubix Qube And EMP), Broken Toy, Archive and friends. Full line-up below.

Psyked in the City is giving two lucky troopers the chance to win a free ticket and a R100 bar tab. Keep reading for more info.

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Exclusive interview with Bruce: be true, be you, have fun

Bruce Abrahamse is Solar AxisSpliff Politix, Synchronist or quite simply, DJ Bruce. Signed by Nexus Media, Bruce can be described as a true veteran of psychedelic trance. A respected DJ and an altruistic role–model to many, Bruce has nearly two decades worth of experience behind his name. His humble approach and experimental style is what sets him apart from the rest.

Growing up, Bruce listened to rock, metal, grunge and industrial genres. His early influences include 90s style Logos tracks, Patrick and Ben third eye and Steve Deli Virus – these were the DJs who originally exposed him to trance though there was not much speak of it at the time. “They managed to create their own unique style,” says Bruce.

“In the early 90s I was into Hallucinogen, Sandman, Total Eclipse, Astral Projection, Deedrah, X-dream, Delta, Etnica and Tsyuoshi.” Though he still listens to them all, Bruce says that there have been too many new artists since then to mention.

We chat to Bruce in an exclusive interview ahead of his performance at Vortex Open Source 2015.

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*Questions by Brandon Menzies for Vortex Trance Adventures. Edited and compiled by Batia Efrat for PSYKED.

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Exclusive Interview with Kriss-Kross (Nexus Media)

Kriss-Kross is the progressive project of Cape-Town-dwelling Ross Moore and Christopher Hansen.  The dynamic duo were recently signed by Nexus Media, along with Infectious and D-Sciple, and represent the next-generation of psytrance with their grooving daytime jams, punctuated by 138 BPM. Kriss-Kross is set to perform at Aurora SA this Saturday. We were fortunate enough to have a chat with them.

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These questions were compiled by Batia Efrat on behalf of Psyked in the City.


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PLAYLIST: Top 10 Local Psy Tracks

To celebrate the fact that Psyked in the City just reached 100 likes on Facebook, I put together a little something for you guys to blast at full volume.
Here are my Top 10 Favourite local tracks right now.
Just listen to all the psy talent we have in the Mother City.

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deliriant nexusFind Deliriant on Facebook. The name of this track doesn’t disappoint, it’s definitely high in energy! Things really kick off at around 0.40.

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protocultureFind Protoculture on Facebook. I like how fresh his tracks always sound, would be perfect for a morning stomp. And did you know he ranked in the DJ Mag’s TOP 100? Well done, SA.
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solar axisFind Solar Axis on Facebook, AKA the all talented Bruce Abrahamse. His pendulum remix with a psy twist is magic to my ears.

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Find Rubix Qube on Facebook. Loving the sounds of this one. BANGING.

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zeziaFind Zezia on Facebook. A cool remix of an Ace Ventura track. Liking it, a lot. Especially around 4.00.

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disco volanteFind Disco Volante on Facebook. I know that technically this is more of a mix than a track but I simply couldn’t leave it off my list.

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4.

headroomFind HEADROOM on Facebook. Two of my favourite men, Headroom and Danalog. This track never gets old.

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3.

feedbackFind Feedback on Facebook, AKA DEAN FUEL. So upbeat, so grooving.

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broken toyFind Broken Toy on Facebook. This Headroom remix is off the hoooook!

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stereotypeFind Stereo-type on Facebook. God damn, these guys are good! How bouncy is this? Definitely deserves to be number 1 today!

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Review: Full Moon Festival- ECLIPSE

A big thank-you from all the happy stompers of the Cape to everyone who helped make the Full Moon Festival such a success. A rewarding night of banging beats and good vibes was had by all.

From the decor to the line-up, it’s clear that Full Moon Events  put in a lot of effort and attention-to-detail behind the scenes.
And that’s what makes an indoor party so unique and enjoyable.
Others will agree with me when describing  the event as positively different to any of its kind held at  The Side Show.

Everywhere I looked, I was greeted by smiling faces.  It’s always refreshing to encounter such a sense of of unity on the dancefloor (all due to the amazing power of psy). I am very lucky to have been part of it. Special thanks goes to Schalk Jaco Kruger for hooking me up with a spot on the guestlist.

Israeli extraordinaires, Nir Sobol & Eyal Tzur (Exaile) were central highlights of the evening. And just as promised, they tore Side Show to pieces. The pysk that radiated from the crowd was no less than incredible.

Listen to this insane track that Exaile played during their set.

In terms of visuals, party-goers were kept enchanted by out-of-this-world displays. Thanks to The Psychedelic Theatre for an awesome LED light show, Myles Design (and his psychedelicious yellow flower) as well as Frank Latter Visuals (below are some snapshots of Frank’s mind-blowing projection mapping at the event).

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Further highlights included local acts:

SiLo – LISTEN  to his Winter Progressive Mix 2013

Dj Bruce (Nexus Media)

Archive (MMD Records)

Skarab (The Village SA)

Sway (Beartrap)

Plusminus

Technicolour (Spectral Records)

and others!

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I am super psyked for next year’s Full Moon Festival.

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Stay posted for photo’s from the event here.

scott

MORE FEEDBACK TO FOLLOW…
as well as references to the photographers who captured the magic.

Have a raging week, fellow stompers.