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PARTY REVIEW: Bliss @TheSideShowCT

On Saturday night, I had the pleasure of swaying to the beats of Israeli, A-lister: Yonatan Marcow, better known as BLiSS.

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Photo by: Dreamer.

Now that the party is over and the hangovers have subsided (hopefully!) was all the hype really worth it? The answer is yes, yes and yes! The Psyd Show never disappoints, and as usual, the crazily popular venue was pimped out to cater to all our psychadelic needs with great decor, thundering bass and a helluva lineup that took stompers from one amazing set to the next. It’s no surprise that the dancefloor was buzzing ’til the very end.

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Photo’s by: Dreamer.

Downstairs, on the main stage, Hektek Elektrek and Gokon Rave warmed up the crowd before STEREOTYPE (SA) took over, followed by the much loved tunes of HEADROOM.

By the time he was finished rocking our faces off, we were frothing for the night’s main attraction:  BLiSS. Now, I don’t know about you but ever since I heard  BLiSS for the first time, I knew I had to jam to this man live, in the flesh. So when I heard that Aurora – SA was bringing the psy god to our beautiful city, I was just ecstatic. Not only did I experience an amazing set from Bliss upclose and personal on Saturday, things reached epic heights when the man himself shook my hand. I know, the DJ love is overwhelming. I am sure I was not the only one who suffered a little heart attack when he took out his guitar. Now, that’s some hardcore talent!

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Photo by: Dreamer.

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Snapshots I took from backstage of Raider and Bliss with his guitar (excuse the bad quality).

I had a great time jamming backstage as the lovely Tune Raider got behind the decks while Bliss finished off, blasting one of my favourite tracks: “A Walk In The Park” from his psyd project: The A-Team. You can listen to it here.

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Photo by: Dreamer.

Upstairs, the beats were just as banging. It was really tough trying to decide which dancefloor to stomp at. Things started off in full volume with Wulfsohn, and the Fundamentals, who were absolutely infuckingsane. Check them out!

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They were closely followed by the bouncing sounds of  Infectious (SA) and things only got hotter when Portal took over the decks, as well as the great DJ Bruce, Plusminus and up-and-coming psy superstar: Drang3d. 

What a great party. Thank you to Aurora – SA, The Psyd Show and of course, Yonatan Marcow. Special thanks to My City By Night for the free bottle of vodka, mixers and reserved table, and to all those who jammed with me front-left, I definitely felt the love. It’s safe to say the event was a huge success. Smiles all around.

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Photo by: Dreamer.

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View photo’s from the event by Dreamer. And watch out for more from Lloyd Newkirk Photography.

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FOR NOW…It’s time to rest, recover and restore your wallet before outdoor season starts with a bang. Catch the world famous Captain Hook at The Sunflower Festival alongside the likes of  Magneto, Orca and Class A. Find out more here.

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Listen to more Bliss on Soundcloud.


A personal favourite!

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Weekend Psyk: DigiCult LIVE @ the Side Show.

DigiCultThis Saturday, in celebration of reaching the 14 000 fan mark, Cape Town Trance Parties will transform the Side Show into the Psyd Show.

And you know what that means, right? A jam-packed evening of grooving beats, happy stompers, enticing eye candy and plenty of psyk… but wait, it gets better. Not only does the lineup feature insanely skilled local DJs, Cape Town Trance Parties presents DigiCult, the Belgium psy king.

DigiCult was founded in 2003. Ever since, they have been working their way up the psy ladder. These guys have travelled all over the globe to deliver psychadelic madness to the ears of thousands, from Sweden to Ukrain, Greece, Brazil and even Cancun. They’ve played at some of the biggest and well known festivals, including the Tree of Life Festival,  Ozora and Vision Quest. And now DigiCult is ready to venture into Africa’s trance capital, on a mission to tear Cape Town apart, beat by beat.

Their sound is best described as deep, intelligent full-on morning, with a gentle oldschool touch – guaranteed to keep the dance floor pumping.
If you don’t know of DigiCult, take a listen to this special set recorded at Tribal Roots.

Watch the video.

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Come and experience the sensory feast of lights, colours and A-grade trance music.
Other acts include:

Tune Raider
Deliriant
Bruce
Stereotype
Drang3D
Parana
SiLo
Kriss-Kross and others!

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What to expect?

Thundering bass, trippy visuals, 2 dancefloors and Cape Town’s finest stompers.
Find out all the details here.
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Tickets?

Limited Earlybird – R80
Presold –  R100
At Door – R120

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WIN 2 x tickets for DigiCult.

Find out how here..

Review: Labyrinth ALIVE.

On Saturday night I had the privilege of attending Labyrinth ALIVE.  As usual, the event was hosted at Trinity, which just so happens to be my all-time favourite place to stomp indoors.
So, what is there to love about  Labyrinth the end of the day? Aren’t all trance parties the same?

The answer is NO! Ask anyone who has attended a Labyrinth event; I’m positive they’ll agree, they are always extremely well organised, awesomely decorated and feature some of the best local and international psy artists to hit Cape Town. Although the queue at the door was rather long, once I entered the venue I knew that it was worth the wait. The music was pumping at full-force, people were getting wild and the visuals… Well, I think the photographs speak for themselves.

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Pics by Scott Rennie Photo.

As promised, party-goers were visually enticed with tanatalisingly trippy decor and stage design by LumiNOS Decor and Myles Design, as well as a live VJ display from Frank Latter Visuals.

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This time around, I was lucky enough to jam my feet off to Sub6,
the Israeli psy sensation all the way from Tele Viv.
His set articulated everything the event stood for, total liveliness and upbeat energy.

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Photo: Sub6 LIVE.

Find him on Facebook.
Follow him on Soundcloud. 

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Download his latest album Future Kids Material here.
 
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The killer lineup also included DJs: Danalog, Stereotype, Feedback and HEADROOM and an insane closing set from Deliriant. The dancefloor was vibrant and buzzing with stomping feet, swaying hips and many smiling faces, all the way through.
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Photo: Feedback
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Photo: Deliriant.
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Thanks to all who were involved, it was a definite success.
Psyked for the next one!
Special thanks to Labyrinth and HYPE MEDIA!
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View all the photo’s from the event here.
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Did you miss out on the fun or do you just want to excite your ears one more time?
Whatever the reason, listen to the DJs here.


A personal favourite.

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Review: Beartrap- Mystical Contact

So, Monday is here. Time to put our party hats away and our thinking caps back on – for now.
But before you do that, let’s reflect on the weekend’s highlights.

On Saturday night I had the pleasure of psyking out to the legendary
Eddie Zaltsman (Mystical Complex) and Didy Ezra (Bizzare Contact) at the Side Show,
one of Cape Town’s hottest venues right now). These psy-sensations had the
crowed bouncing, swaying and stomping til they simply couldn’t anymore.

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Photo of Mystical Complex: Brent Photoraphy.

Along with psyko international tunes and a kick-ass lineup, that included local talent like PortalPsyDJay MarkSwaysHiFt, Flyp PSyd, Sci Lab (Mungus Fungus), Chemogen & D Ranged,
the “day of the dead” themed decor was absolutely mind-blowing.

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Snapshots I took at the party.

It’s evident that the organisers went the extra mile to ensure
a great party experience for all. The “Fez Face” was psyked out for the occasion with
flower-power projection mapping, and everywhere I looked, from the ceiling to the DJ box,
I was greeted with majestic eye candy.

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The event was made extra special by the Día de Muertos performers (from fire-breathers to
hula-hoopers), who were transformed with body-art by Michaela Young and Mix Makeup. Super cool.

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It certainly was a mystical night. From the tight security to the awesome decor, vibrant atmosphere
and the love that pumped all the way through, thank you Beartrap Productions for making it happen.
Having been involved in the trance scene for over ten years, their experience and expertise shine through. They know how to throw a killer party.
Can’t wait for the next one!

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PICS FROM THE EVENT?

There were a number of photographers on the scene, capturing the magic.
Stay posted for images from:

Dale Jynxd Rooker
Brent Photography
Dreamer
Logan L Photography
ShutterMonkey Productions

 

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Listen.

Review: Herbal Remedy- Mongrels and Wizards

A successful night of grooving tunes and happy stomping was had by all at HERBAL REMEDY: Mongrels and Wizards last Saturday. Special thanks goes to Bianca Köhn,  CAPE TOWN PsyTrance Parties and Psy-Africa Productions for creating a spectacular evening.

First off, let’s talk about the venue. Ragazzi on Loop Street is the cutest and definitely most cozy place to psyk out in during Winter-  perfect for a party that caters to those who prefer a more rustic experience.

Other highlights included a dance-floor full of happy faces, swaying hips and stomping feet, powered by DJs such as StrainDigitalHippieDj SONICPsyTekhFractal and others!
As well as free shooters, and abundant positive energy.

Rolandi Senekal got everyone feathered up for the occasion with beautiful feather hair extensions. Check out her page  RSFeathers to find out more. I cannot wait to get one of these things!

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When it comes to trance parties, bigger is not always better.
Herbal Remedy offers a truly unique and intimate psy experience.

One party-goer described the event as:
             “Simply the ONLY decent source of indoor psy.”

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Keep an eye out for these snazzy bumper stickers cruising around the Mother City. Yep, they are handed out FOR FREE every party. Grab yours at at the next one, and show your support.

Where to from here?
Herbal Remedy: YING. Come and retain your balance.

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Getting psyked already.

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To view photo’s from the event please click here.

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Photography by Wayne’s Picz.

The weekend psyk: Saturday @ HERBAL REMEDY

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Still wondering where the jam is at on Saturday night?
If you’re not attending The Full Moon Festival @ Side Show, and you’re seeking a smaller, more intimate and less commercial trance experience,
check out HERBAL REMEDY: Mongrels and Wizards at Ragazzi on Loop Street.

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What’s the psyk about?

Herbal Remedy offers you the chance to revert back to the original, down-to-earth, positive experience of TRANCE.
Nobody likes crowded places where jamming is literally impossible and it takes 30 minutes to order one drink from the bar.
Come and enjoy the music without being bashed around left, right and center (perfect for shorties like myself!)
Forget waiting hours just to pee, the pick-pocketers and the MD trippers.

Everything sold at the event is Natural, Organic and 100% Legal. Products range from Herbal hand-rolled ANTI-TOBACCO blends, Raw Fynbos incenses, Hemp Jewellery created with positive energy…. As well as organic olive oil, Buchu products, Sceletium/Kanna, Raw Honey, Salvia extracts, Herbal soaps, Dental Cream – (ayuvedic toothpaste), treatments and it doesn’t end there.

These guys  care about the community, all the more reason to support.
Please bring any and all old clothes you have and are willing to donate

What to expect?

Kitchen selling hot food
Comfy sofas upstairs
Bean bags perfect for chilling on
2 intimate dancefloors (Progressive and Full On Psy)
Super affordable entry fee
Benches outside
The Bush Doctors Of Cape Town selling all legal herbal plant extracts
Feather hair extensions
Beautiful hand made items on sale (leather purses, bags etc)
Cozy venue
3 bouncers
1 Smoking Dancefloor and 1 Non
Incense and Candles
Clean bathrooms
Free Shooters between 8-10 pm
Free Glow sticks at the door for yo
A Free Sticker
Ample Parking
Psychedelicious visuals

What doesn’t this place have?!

THE LINE-UP?

Down below

20:00 – 21:30 Flyp Psyd
21:30 – 23:00 Digital Hippie
23:00 – 00:00 Parana
00:00 – 01:30 Sonic
01:30 – 03:00 Strain
03:00 – 04:00 Alternate Frequency

Upstairs

21:00 – 22:30 Pixi
22:30 – 00:30 Fractal
00:30 – 02:30 Psy Tekh

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More details HERE. 

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View more photographs of previous events by Curt Lottring Photography.