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#WinterVortex: Win double tickets for Phoenix Festival 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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Win tickets and prizes for Into The Wild – The Awakening ft. Royal Flush (Israel)

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.

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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!

MORE INFO:

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.

Win double tickets for Altered States – LUNAR 2016

Embark on a psychedelic journey like no other at Altered States – LUNAR 2016. Nestled in the heart of a majestic forest clearing in the Circle of Dreams, Riviersonderend, this intimate gathering is one of the most revered events on the local psytrance calendar. This year’s instalment promises to deliver a high dose of dark psychedelic beats to enthral the minds, ears and bodies of psy-enthusiasts with a line-up featuring international headliner Nailik and your favourite local talent (see the full line-up below).

As part of Altered States tradition, we invite you to travel to the venue on Friday for a special Shanti night, before the festivities begin, to enjoy conscious movie screenings, a drum circle and stargazing. Other highlights include yoga and meditation sessions as well as an entrancing sound journey.

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Stand a chance to win two tickets for the event by following the instructions below.

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Massive Ultranoize X-Mas Special Giveaway: win guest list, tickets, music and merchandise

It’s that time of the year again when we gather for one last psychedelic celebration before New Year’s Eve; Ultranoize invites you to celebrate its annual psychedelic X-Mas gathering to the sounds of local veterans including Tune Raider, SwiTcHcaChe, Sonic, Deliriant and Killawatt – to name a few.

Following its fourth X-Mas event, this year we return to the infamous warehouse venue at Tiekiedraai where Ultranoize aims to re-create the  spaced out spacious psychedelic playhouse we all love, complete with the mandatory UltraNoize eye candy you have come to expect as well as a few seasonal tweaks for good measure.

Stand a chance to win the very best of X-Mas presents by following the competition instructions below.

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THE PRIZE:
– 3 x spots on the guest list for UltraNoize X-mas
– 2 x tickets to Psyology Festival (February)
– 5 x digital downloads courtesy of Psynopticz / Psyology Records
– 2 x original MMD Records CDs
– A bottle of champagne Continue reading Massive Ultranoize X-Mas Special Giveaway: win guest list, tickets, music and merchandise

Exclusive interview with Materia: My creative urge

Materia is Andreas M from Austria. Born and raised in Salzburg, Andreas was interested in music production from a very early age. As a teenager he recalls listening to genre such as trip hop, dub, lounge, EDM, techno and heavy metal. “I’ve always been a fan of the twisted and melancholic side of music,” he says.

His musical journey began when Andreas acquired his first instruments and synths. “I was more interested in creating music and sounds rather than becoming a regular performing artist,” he explains. “Even after many great years on tour, I still see the music as my main target.”

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Andreas has collaborated with a myriad of world-famous artists including Earthling, Compressor, Sinerider, Bliss, Brainiac and others; and frequents the decks of popular psy destinations in Europe such as Austria, Germany, Swizerland, Poland, Hungary and Italy under the 24/7 label. His full-on beats are described as driving and deeply psychedelic.

This year, Andreas will be returning to South Africa for Vortex Open Source 2015. We chat to him ahead of his performance in an exclusive interview below.

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*Questions by Brandon Menzies for Vortex Trance Adventures. Edited and compiled by Batia for PSYKED. Continue reading Exclusive interview with Materia: My creative urge

Behind the scenes with Valley of Psy + friends

Valley of Psy is the resident psy event for the Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula. What began as a bi-monthly gathering at the Bush Pub quickly evolved into one of the scene’s most frequented parties with monthly and even weekly events – all under the fruitful guidance of the Lili (Myzo) and Stuart Vermaak (Hiyarant).

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“We like to party close to home, and love intimate trance parties with good vibes and energy,” says Hiyamyzo. “It all started as a ‘why not?’ The DJs and party people began asking us when the next one would be. We got more and more excited about the concept and decided to throw parties more often. We really love the fact that we get messages everyday from Valley of Psy fans or upcoming DJs requesting to play on our events.” Continue reading Behind the scenes with Valley of Psy + friends

Win tickets for Valley of Psy – The Muses

Located far away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city bowl, Valley of Psy brings something new to the psytrance calendar. With monthly and bi-monthly events hosted at the Bush Pub, the organisation has earned its reputation as the go-to indoor/outdoor party within the Southern Peninsula. Frequent acts include local legends Myzo, Hiyarant, Zion Linguist, Eqlipse, JustOne, Disco Volante, Psyqlopz and Rubix Qube to name a few –  accompanied by banging sound, a super relaxed atmosphere and affordable drinks to quench your thirst.

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Standa chance to win tickets for Valley of Psy – The Muses featuring Myzo, Tune Raider, Sway, Mystrix and Eqlipse. To enter: Comment on this photo and tag your stomping buddy. Remember to use the #psyked hashtag.

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