Every year, Origin Festival promises a full weekend of music and revelry to party-goers who flock from all walks of life to join in on the celebration. Dance, comrade, freedom of expression—these are just a few of the threads which unite our psytrance community and make it one of the most unique scenes in the world. At Origin, it’s easy to get a sense of that.
As one of the largest outdoor psytrance festivals in South Africa, Origin is revered not only for its impressive line-ups but visionary art and psychedelic culture, too. Plus, it’s pretty cool that they’re striving to be a more conscious event by incorporating a strong ethos into everything they do, which includes protecting Mother Nature. Needless to say, Origin is definitely more than just a party—it’s an experience—and one of the most beautiful music events in Africa. Hosted at Elandskloof farm in Helderstroom, one cannot help but be marvel the world-class level of production that Origin aspires to (and achieves) year in and year out with the support of Good Time Events and the Nano Records crew.
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This year Alien Safari wowed the masses by revealing that its annual Masqued Ball would be replaced by a new party, Wild Spirits. Hosted at the same beloved beach venue in Kogel Bay, the intention of this party is to shift towards smaller and more intimate psychedelic gatherings. And we have no doubts that Alien Safari is going to meet and exceed our wildest expectations!
We’ve got two Wild Spirits tickets up for grabs. To enter the giveaway, just follow the steps below. You never know… you could be our lucky winner.
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Alien Safari has been throwing psytrance events for over twenty years and this month, they’re pulling the rabbit out the hat with performances from international icons such as Ajja (Switzerland), Diksha (Brazil), Mad Maxx (Germany) and Synkronic (Brazil) at Flying Circus 2017! We’re incredibly psyked to announce that we’ve got tickets to give away to two lucky Alien fans.
Keep reading to find out how you can enter our competition.
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Outdoor season has begun and we’re super psyked to announce that we’re celebrating 21 years of Earthdance by giving away four full weekend passes to this year’s anticipated event. Keep reading to find out how you can stand a chance of winning two tickets!
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This year we’re thrilled to welcome you to one of the most anticipated events on the psytrance calendar. Held at the beautiful Kogel Bay beach resort (otherwise known as the Kingdom of Dreams), Alien Safari’s Masqued Ball 2017 is gearing up to be an absolute dream. This year’s line-up boasts four renowned international acts namely Dirty Saffi (UK), Dust (Italy), Ritmo (Israel) and Waio (Germany) – as well as a host of home-grown talent.
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We’re giving away two tickets to the event. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out how you can stand a chance of winning a ticket to party!
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This year Earthdance Nelson Mandela Bay and Vortex Trance Adventures are teaming up to bring you an epic 20 Year Anniversary Celebration for the Earthdance Global Peace Party. Join us and celebrate 20 years of change and peace-making to the sounds of some extraordinary home-grown talent.
We’re giving away two tickets to the event. Stand a chance to win by following the instructions at the bottom of this post.
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This year Earthdance International will be celebrating its 20 year anniversary. This year’s theme, Global Shift, signifies the beginning of a new era of deep peace-making and true environmental stewardship. Earthdance is one of many peace organisations, groups and projects that align with the International Day of Peace – 21 September. In this varied field of activist and public service groups, Earthdance combines music, community, social consciousness, support of charities and activism, asserting that peace is as much about living fully and thriving, as it is about protesting war. Continue reading Win tickets for Earthdance Cape Town 2016
For centuries, the Winter Solstice has been celebrated by civilisations across the globe. The change of the seasons is significant for a number of reasons, both literal and metaphorical. During this period, the sun is “born again,” awakening us to the fact that nature is ever-shifting; reminding us that to evolve and flourish, we must move with nature and dance to the deity’s divine rhythm.
The celebration of the Solstice serves to reconnect people with planet through a process of ritual, reflection and renewal. As the sun returns, a divine source of creation and life, we give thanks to the universe for its transformation and revival. Just as our physical senses must adapt to the elements that be, so must our focus and understanding change as we begin to perceive the world in a new light once more.
Join us as we celebrate this process of reawakening at the Phoenix Festival of Fire 2016. We are giving away a set of double tickets to the event. Keep reading to find out more.
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Psy Mantis is the progressive DJ project of Craig Horn. With over 11 years of experience in the local psytrance scene, Psy Mantis is known for delivering the chunkiest beats to his loyal listeners. His musical style can be described as dirty progressive with an emphasis on banging bass lines and cheeky vocals. This year, he’s set to make an appearance at Vortex Trance Adventures – PHOENIX FESTIVAL on the 24th of June 2016. We caught up with him ahead of the big event.
Hi Craig! First off, let me congratulate you on becoming the label head for Natural Beat Makerz Records in South Africa. What inspired you to make the move from PSR Records?
PSR Music was a great label. It was where I found my sound: fat, dirty and chunky. But life is change. I started finding what I liked on other labels as well. When some of the PSR Music producers moved over to NBM Records, I took a real look at the label and saw it was run like a family with full support of all artist and DJs. So, it was just the next logical step. Continue reading #WinterVortex: Exclusive interview with Psy Mantis
Into The Wild is proud to present The Awakening – a day party like no other, showcasing the finest progressive trance and techno beats. This exciting fourteen-hour event will be hosted at the beautiful Nantes Estate, which is only 60kms outside of Cape Town, and boasts an array of international and home-grown talent for your listening pleasure including Royal Flush (Israel), HEADROOM, Broken Toy, Geometric Flux and more.
We’re giving away two tickets to the event and some cool prizes. Keep reading for more details.
WHAT’S UP FOR GRABS:
2 x tickets to the event
1 x Royal Flush Promo CD
Some epic Into The Wild Stickers
HOW TO WIN:
1. Like Into The Wild Experience on Facebook and join the event.
2. Share this post onto your timeline (make sure the privacy settings are set to PUBLIC)
3. Comment on the event page telling us why you are #psyked to win.
Don’t be afraid to tweet us @psykedinthecity. Good luck!
The winner will be announced on Psyked in the City on the 2nd of May. Join our group #PSYKED community for competition info and updates.