I entered the Parallel Universe just before noon on Sunday – a little later than planned, but nevertheless I was there. When we got to the dance-floor Lucas was closing up shop. Beside him, Raja Ram’s fluorescent-orange peak cap bobbed up and down to the music.
Excitement moved through me as I dissolved into the crowd. Revelry was in full swing, and it wasn’t hard to tell who had been there from the start. Whether brightly clean or slightly bruised and battered, everyone had come to witness the Godfather of Psytrance in action. Suddenly the floor was packed. Continue reading Review: Vortex Parallel Universe 2015
At only 25 years of age, Iliuchina (aka Veronica Iliuhin Loren) is already one of the most prominent names in the world of psytrance. The talented Berlin-born DJ is signed by a number of international labels including PsynOpticz, Spectral Records and Magnetika, and has shared the stage with world-renowned acts such as GMS, Electrypnose and Astrix. Iliuchina is loved for her dark psychedelic style and driving basslines which have captivated audiences around the globe, from Germany to Portugal, all the way to Mexico and Australia. This year Iliuchina will return to Cape Town to perform at Jungala Festival 2015.
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Set in the beautiful Buffalo Drift – Ruigtevlei Farm along the banks of Berg River, Psynopticz Productions is proud to welcome you to Jungala Festival 2015. Join us as we shed the shackles of societal living and venture into the heart of a psychedelic wilderness for a three-day musical journey like no other. The magic of Jungala proves to be infectious with international headliner Iliuchina returning for her third annual performance at the much-anticipated event, alongside audio all stars such as Mad Maxx, Space Tribe, Made Tribe, Khainz, System Sequence, L.E.O.F, Reality Test and Wild Monkeys.
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Jay OM is the solo project of Milan-born Giampiero Mastino, the founder of popular UK trance label Free-Spirit Records. Jay moonlights under many names including Journey, Omsphere, Sonic Wave Control, Crocodile Rangers and even Star~Trip, as he delivers his diverse psychedelic and progressive beats to listeners across the globe. Jay OM will be performing at #EasterVortex 2015 as part of his South African tour celebrating “ten years of living life as free-spirit.”
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Can you envision the crisp white sand of Kogel Bay beneath your toes as the azure ocean surrounds you, and you’re dancing to the beats of Tezla in the background? Anything is possible at Imagine #ParadiseBeach. This year The Collective returns to Cape Town’s favourite coastal venue, with the very best international and local psytrance for your listening pleasure. Ranging from upbeat prog to full-force psychedelic, this line-up promises something for everything with Tezla, as well as all your favourite natives including Bruce, Deliriant, Sway, HEADROOM, Rubix Qube and others.
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Embark on a five-day-long journey into psychedelic sound with Vortex Open Source 2014, set among the magical forest of Riviersonderend, or rather, the circle of dreams. The event will celebrate Vortex’s 20th Birthday through a series of four-hour-long “JOURNEY” sets by acclaimed acts, international headliners including Bim, Symbolic, Waio, Cylon and Creator, as well as your favourite local all-stars and special mystery guests. Come and experience a majestic musical adventure like never before, where nature, beauty, spirit and peace emanate in perfect harmony.
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Eqlipse, or rather Lauren Hunt, is making waves in the local scene this season and bringing gees to the hearts of hundreds of troopers with her dark and enigmatic twilight sounds. Signed with Global Army Records, this D-jane’s bold beats can captivate any audience. Eqlipse recently performed at the Valley of Psy – Part III alongside Hiyamyzo, Sonic Assault, Dirty Motion and Psyqlopz.
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