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Win two tickets for Jungala Festival 2017

This year, PsynOpticz Records is proud to welcome you back to Buffalo Drift for the long-awaited Jungala Festival 2017. Get ready for three days and two nights of magic and adventure in a place where music and nature meet. The line-up promises some seriously top-shelf local and international psytrance to catapult you into the next dimension.

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Win two tickets for Earthdance Cape Town 2017

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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Win Two Tickets for The Blue Moon Festival 2017

This year, Spectrum and Reboot bring you its annual Blue Moon Festival in conjunction with Psyked in the City and ROCKITSHIP RECORDS. We’ll be doing the unthinkable and creating three dance-floors at the notorious Hectic on Hope, also known as EVOL. Party goers can look forward to some powerful full-on/night time psy in the Main Arena, while the Prog Arena will be reserved for Cape Town’s finest progressive acts. Then, of course, there’s the dark psytrance and high-tech arena which will be blasting that dark mind-mangling goodness for those who prefer things a bit harder and faster. Scroll down to view the line-up.

Needless to say, we’re incredibly excited to be part of this anticipated event! We’ve got two tickets to give away to one lucky trancling. Follow the steps below and it could be you.

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Looking back: Origin Festival 2017 highlights

“Can you see the colours? Everything is so trippy.”

If you love a good dance-floor banger, you’re probably familiar with this vocal – it comes from a track by Vini Vici,  Tristan & Avalon called Colours, and it’s exactly what comes to mind when I think back to Origin Festival. This year Origin pulled the rabbit out of the hat, giving us a jaw-dropping “candy land” themed dance-floor and the same top-notch production we’ve come to know and love over the years.

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So what were some of the highlights from Origin Festival 2017?

Let’s start with the production. It’s not an easy job pulling off a large-scale festival with such precision year in and year out, but Origin keeps it constant and that’s one of the reasons why we get to enjoy phenomenal sound (thank you RP Sound and Lighting) and stellar line-ups, incorporating a myriad of electronic genres. Continue reading Looking back: Origin Festival 2017 highlights

Win a ticket for Alien Safari – Masqued Ball 2017

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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Win two full weekend passes for Origin Festival 2017

One of the most anticipated events on the psytrance calendar is back in full swing this year to bring you a weekend of psychedelic music, art and culture. We’re giving away two tickets to Origin Festival 2017, valid the entire weekend. Keep reading to find out how you can win.

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Review: Freaky Forest 2016

By Christina Schild

I usually dislike the practice of narrowing something down to a description of five words, but there is something comforting about the condensation when trying to review the experience of Freaky Forest. An experience that takes places annually over the last weekend of November in the Tsitsikamma woods, bringing all sorts of folks out of the woodworks for what is easily becoming South Africa’s best trance party – or at least that’s what the talk on the soft, jiving dance floor was.

So here are the five words I would use to describe Freaky, in some sort of an order – scent, dance, clarity, goodness and beauty.  Well, maybe some more order than I think.

Photo by Jess Rose Hendriksz
Photo by Jess Rose Hendriksz

This year, it was my sense of smell that was particularly heightened at the party – whether from the incense wafting around the dance floor and camp sites as I gallivanted through the treacherous pine forest, the wholesome cooking aromas of the various food stalls and private kitchens and then those earthy, good, natural smells. The scent of pine needles in the air, the mud squelching between my toes on the most fun Sunday I’ve had in a while, or the sweaty reminder from my fellow party-goers that we were in the middle of a forest dancing rhythmically to sublime beats and hadn’t washed in days. Come Sunday morning I think we were mostly all smelling more sweaty than sweet after the particularly mind-buzzing and gloriously lengthy set delivered by High Style, having followed the feet moving magic of both Ben and Jack Source the previous night. For the hi-tech fans, Ben delivered a sneaky track that had many of us grinning from ear to ear! Earlier, we were treated to the grooviness that Cripz and Floating Grooves emulated which got the bums moving until Phillipa came on – bringing the girl power to the floor and easing us into the night time slots. Continue reading Review: Freaky Forest 2016