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Review: Freedom Fighters LIVE @ SideShow

On Saturday the 15th of June, Freedom Fighters (aka Shahaf Efrat) performed live at Side Show and rocked the crowd so hard they’re still feeling the effects.

Other highlights included HEADROOMDeliriant & Shift. While  Chemogen, EMP, Archive and Strain  kept the upstairs dancefloor pumping.

One party-goer describes the event as, “hands down one of the best indoors I’ve ever been to.” And judging by the smile-wearing, boot-stomping crowd (and super positive Facebook feedback) she is not the only one.

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Special thanks goes to 6th Sense Psytrance, the organizers of the event.
Myles Kamermans (Check out Myles Design to see more of his work) and Mungus Fungus for the psychedelicious décor that provided us with copious visual bliss. As well as Anonymous Visual Design for the Stage Mapping, Psychedelic Theatre and Fire Tribe. (And everyone else who was involved).

If you were there, I’m sure you can agree it was a major success. Personally, I cannot wait for the talented psy guru Shahaf to return to South Africa.

Below is a picture of the man himself admiring our city’s beauty.

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You can find photo’s from the event  taken by Marc Berman Photography HERE.


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What’s to come on PSYKED in the CITY?

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Keep your eyes open for upcoming Weekend Psyk ( for the 21st- 23rd )
As well as reviews from the Freedom Fighters event at Side Show
and the Ethnogenic Free Party- June 16th.

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WIN tickets with Psymedia: Full Moon Festival, ECLIPSE.

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Everyone’s getting super psyked for Saturday at The Side Show.

And there are still tickets to be won.

Check out this competition by Psymedia:
They’re giving away 2 x DOUBLE TICKETS for the Full Moon Festival Event in Cape Town.

What’s the line-up?

 EXAILE (all the way from Israel)

As well as:
Technicolor,
Skarab vs Archive (MMD Records),
Dj Bruce (Nexus Media),
Plusminus,
SiLo,
Sway,
Synchronist, Silver Jack Signal,Phixius and Jubilee.

How to enter?

It’s easy.

1. Click through to their FB page, here.
2. Like, share and leave a comment.

2 lucky people will each win DOUBLE tickets for themselves and a  friend – Winners to be announced on Thursday the 20th.

Mystical Complex in the Mother City

Yep, that’s right. If you haven’t heard by now, you ought to know that the 22 year old Israeli trance master will be cruising on down to our psyd of the world.

Catch Eddie Zaltsman, aka Mystical Complex at the Side Show on Saturday the 29th of June.

 

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Find out all the details on the Facebook Event Page.

This is going to be one insane party!
Take one look at the lineup and you’ll know why.

HEADLINE ACTS INCLUDE…
Mystical Complex
Bizzare Contact and
Royal Flush (Mystical Complex and Bizzare Contact in collaboration).

As well as: Shift, Sway, DJ Mark, Chemogen, Deranged and more.

Make sure you’re on that dance floor. Get your tickets now.

Take a listen to this, it’s sure to get you feeling PSYKED.

Where’s the weekend jam? (14th – 16th)

So you’ve got a whole week load of stress to stomp away.
But where?

FRIDAY:

Check out UltraNoize – SHaMaNic DReAmS.
DJs include Unplugged Noise, Tune Raider, Rabdom L, Archive Vs Culture Shock and Semantic Drift.

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Is it worth it?
Personally, I’ve never been to Blizzard Entertainment lounge but  for R30 (before 23:00 and R40 there-after) you get to experience some KILLER DJs.

My personal favourite? Tune Raider (in fact I have a bit of a girl crush on her).
She’s one of S.A’s Top Female Psy DJs, part of the female DJ agency: Divas on Decks with Lady Lea (flower power!)

You may have heard her blasting her beats on 5FM or owning the stage at an Outdoor. If you haven’t, you ought to.

Her real name? Pamm Legg.

What do I love about Tune Raider? First of all, her presence behind the decks is awesome. Not to mention her versatile music style, from bouncy day-time tunes to darker, night-time beats, Tune Raider knows her sh*t. Pam is not just “a hot girl behind the decks”, she’s an accomplished DJ with some serious talent (just ask anyone who has jammed to her sets!).

Also, might I just mention that the only thing more awesome than a great trance DJ… is when TWO great DJ-s get together. Yep, the lovely Pam and Rabdom L- Skragg – are a happy couple.

Tune Raider. AKA: Pamm
Tune Raider. AKA: Pamm

Listen to Tune Raider- exclusive Psymedia Mix
If you’d like to read more about Tune Raider, check out this article by Cape Town Blog.

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SATURDAY:

Basic Survival- Urban Edition

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What to look forward to?

(DJ SETS)

MR JACK
ROBOTRIX
PSYTEKH
CHAOS DEFINED
KILLAWATT
MARK
HOAX

(LIVE SETS)

NATIVE NARCOTICS
EXCELL
IRONSTEIN
ZION LINGUIST

 

Zion Linguist will blow your brains- he is definitely another one of my favourites.

His real name? Laurence Sonneberg.

Why do I love him? Well, he comes from the “Deep South” like myself. He entered the psytrance scene at age 15! And has been rocking it with cutting edge, dark psy ever since. He is part owner of MMD Records (Mind Manipulation Device Rec.) Laurence has also released  singles MMD Records, afrogalactic records, Vision Records, One Foot Groove Records, Noize Conspiracy Records, Orb Records, BMSS Records, Sonic Motion Records and has more releases coming up soon.

Listen to Zion Linguist here.

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SUNDAY:

Ethnogenic Free Party- June 16th

This is a MUST-STOMP.

Why?  Rad lineup, a great venue, decor by Afriscot and of course, it’s FREE!!! Everyone loves free stuff, right? Especially free trance. That’s just spreading the love the right way ❤

My favourite? Bruce.

Everyone knows Bruce (by one of his many names) and loves him!
He’s an act I refuse to miss.

Why?

Read what Psymedia has to say…

“Bruce Abrahamse is without a doubt a legend within our South African psy scene. Over the past 15 years he has gained the utmost respect from dance floors to organizers with his humble approach to music and life. If there was an individual who could capture the essence of psytrance it would be Bruce. It is no surprise that someone with such passion for music would take up numerous alter egos – from DJ Bruce (signed to Nexus Media), to his live psy act Solar Axis, his free form live project Spliff Politix and his latest progressive psy child Synchronist.”

Read the full interview here.

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Listen to Bruce.

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That’s definitely enough to get me PSYKED!!!

Happy stomping everyone, and be safe ❤
P.L.U.R

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PLEASE NOTE, I have no ownership to the above photographs. All photo’s accredited to the photographers (see watermarks).