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#HappyFreakingHoliday: Win VIP tickets for YNU on Saturday the 28th.

Welcome to our #HappyFreakingHoliday giveaway.

Perhaps it’s the Christmas cake or the sparkly lights that have gotten us feeling festive,
but we’re giving away 10 VIP tickets to Saturday night’s Young and Underrated event
at The Side Show featuring SibotTechnicolor,Bruce, Tune Raider, D-rANg3D and Deadbeat FM.

HAPPY FREAKING HOLIDAY!
Winners will be announced on Friday the 27th of December (17h00).
Enter on Facebook or Twitter. Details below.

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How to enter?

ON FACEBOOK:

1.
Like Young and Underrated and Psyked in the City.

2.
Go to Psyked in the City‘s wall. Follow the instructions on the pinned-post entitled:
“HAPPY FREAKING HOLIDAY!”

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ON TWITTER:

1.
Follow Young and Underrated and Psyked in the City

2.
Compose a tweet that includes: #HappyFreakingHoliday.
Remember to mention @psykedinthecity and @ynuevents.

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FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE.

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Review: The Sunflower Festival

Last weekend I joined 4700 party-goers in welcoming Spring at the first outdoor party of the season; the Sunflower Festival hosted by Nawty Media & Marketing and Fourth Dimension at the Cape Town Ostrich Farm. There was much debate about whether or not the organisers would be able to deliver a better experience than the more common “first party of the season” i.e Alien Safari’s Sprung which will take place this coming Saturday. But all in all, the Sunflower Festival was a huge success and I’m glad that I attended.

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Photo’s by The Jackrabbit.

Despite the terrible weather that loomed, cold front and all, we braved the elements. It did help, of course, that we all came prepared, dressed in plenty layers of socks, gumboots and, you guessed it, onesies.

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Photo’s by Dreamer

The more adventurous stompers took the opportunity to get down and dirty in the mud, barefoot I might add, embracing the light rain that did fall now and then. That’s what an outdoor is all about, right?

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Photo by The Jackrabbit.

Unfortunately, the weather did take its toll on the décor resulting in the actual dancefloor being opened late (around 6 or so) which was forgiven once the party got swinging in full force.

It was wonderful to be back in the great outdoors, stomping with hundreds of smiling faces around me, adorned in face-paint with nothing but nature surrounding us. No cramped-up clubs, no walls, no limitations. There really is something very special about an outdoor party.

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Photo by Wayne.

The vibe did not disappoint. It was awesome seeing all those familiar faces and making a whole lot of new friends too.

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Photo of Class A by Marc Berman Photography

There were plenty of photographers on the scene to capture the psy love. Namely DreamerE.K15 PhotographyShutterMonkey ProductionsStu Shapiropartycamsa.comWayneMarc Berman Photography and The Jackrabbit to name a few. View some of their pics at the bottom of the page.

The flower that was crafted by Artescape hung over our heads in true psychedelic glory and communicated what the festival was all about: rebirth and nature. And that wasn’t the only symbolic element of the jol. The weather decided to partake in our festivities and went from being cold and gloomy to bright, sunny and perfect for a day jam.

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Photo by Marc Berman Photography. 

At night, the decor really came to life.  Stompers were visually excited by spectacular light shows surrounding the DJ box.

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Photo of Sunflower at night by Dreamer.

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Photo by Wayne.

I woke up nice and early on Sunday, grabbing a little breakfast before heading down to the dancefloor for Tune Raider‘s high-energy set which was incredible. But then again, who could expect anything less of her? While jamming to her set I heard a fellow stomper refer to her as “the sexy side of psy.” I absolutely love that. To whoever you are, thank you. I will be using that phrase in my next write up about Pam.

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Photo of Tune Raider by Wayne.

The highlight of the event was, of course, Captain HookI was lucky enough to be front and center as he came onto the stage with his groovy glasses and awesome dreads.
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Photo of Captain Hook by Marc Berman Photography.

He opened with his killer track “walking on marshmallows” and the crowed went ballistic.  His set was everything I imaged it to be and he kept the dancefloor grooving blissfully for an entire two hours.

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Crowd goes wild for the Captain. Marc Berman Photography.

Captain Hook wasn’t the only DJ who ripped things apart though. I really felt the dancefloor love during Dj BruceDeliriantMAGNETOClass A and Orca‘s sets too, Watch this insane video of Class A live.

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Photo of DJ Bruce by Dreamer.

When I wasn’t jamming I was admiring the lovely scene before me, while sitting on the slope of a hill surrounded by other stompers who were also taking a breather.

Things rounded off nicely when StereoType played his Brainbug Nightmare remix.

We were having such a good time that we only started leaving the venue at around 5. Or should I say, we tried to. The mud did pose to be a bit of an issue, and there were many trancers helping one another jumpstart their cars at the end of the party. But it was totally worth the missions, right?

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Red beetle stuck in the mud, taken by Tauriq Hercules.

So what’s the verdict? Despite a few speed bumps along the way I do believe that the Sunflower Festival was an awesome intro to Spring. I can only assume that everyone enjoyed themselves as much as I did. Judging from all the smiles I saw, I think it’s a pretty safe bet.

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Top: Photo by Marc Berman Photography. Bottom: Photo by The Jackrabbit.

I applaud the organisers for their hard work. Special thanks goes to Abby Chapel for hooking me up with free tickets, as well as my lovely friends, the photographers, the DJs and everyone else who made the event such a success.

Judging from Sunflower, I anticipate a mind-blowing outdoor season up ahead. And now that I’ve gotten a whiff of that beautiful outdoor fever, I can’t wait to experience it again. Next up… Sprung!!!

Swing by the The Side Show on Saturday night for the The Sunflower Festival After Party.

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Photo by Dreamer.

Entrance is free if you’ve still got your green arm band.

 

Azax returns to South Africa- get your trance boots ready.

Everyone’s getting psyked for outdoor season but let’s not forget one especially exciting party that’s to be had on Saturday night at The Side Show. What’s all the hullabaloo about you ask? Well, Azax Syndrom is returning to the Cape of Good Dope (I mean hope). Don’t worry if you missed his mind blowing set at One World Festival (watch the video here), you can catch him live, loud and lucid this weekend. Find out all the event details here.

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A little bit of background about the man behind the decks?
Like most of of the Psy Greats, Regev Azaria (AKA: Azax) is Israeli. His musical career began when he was a lead singer of a heavy metal group in the early 90’s. However, when he was introduced to electronic music and the psytrance culture, his fascination took over and so decided to start making his own music at the beginning of 2003.

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The combination of Regev’s musical background with his psytrance influence is what gave birth to the banging beats of Azax Syndrome.  Ever since, Azax has been touring the globe and playing at every significant stage and festival on the psy map.  He has collaborated with top international DJs such as BLiSS, and continues to delight our ears with power trance that’s true to form.

 

 

His music?
One might call it power trance, but really it’s a roller-coaster ride consisting of high-energy, cutting edge sounds, heavy riffs, crisp metal melodies, pumping baselines and heavy beats, all ingeniously fused together.

So, get your trance boots ready because I have no doubt the dance floor’s going to be PUMPING. What’s a better way to warm up for The Sunflower Festival?
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Event info?
Doors open at 10 pm.

Tickets?
R100 at the door or R80 via quicket.

Lineup?
DeliriantBruce
SwayInfectiousKriss-Kross,  Dave MacsHiFt and  Archive.

Learn more here.

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Watch.

Everytime I watch this video, I have a little psygasm! Man, this guy is talented.

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Listen.

You’ll probably recognise this awesome remix of Knife Party‘s hit track, Internet Friends. I can’t wait to stomp to this live on Saturday.
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Listen to more Azax on Soundcloud here.
Visit his website.

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!

WEEKEND PSYK: 2 more days ’til BLiSS rocks CPT

I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely frothing for Saturday at The Side Show. Only two more days to go until the one and only, internationally renowned, psy guru Yonatan Marcow AKA  BLiSS warms up the Mother City.

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If you haven’t yet bought a ticket, time is ticking. DO IT NOW!
This event is definitely going to sell out fast. 

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I still have a handful of tickets I am willing to sell.
Cheaper and easier than buying at the door!

Contact me on:

Facebook here or
Whatsap/ SMS: 074 1169 722

Ticket Prices?

Presold- R100
Door – R120 before 11pm, R150 thereafter

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The Lineup?

★ BLiSS (Israel)
★ HEADROOM 
★ Plusminus 
★ Tune Raider 
★ Hektek Elektrek 
★ Bruce 
Drang3d 
★ Gokon Rave 
★ Infectious
★ STEREOTYPE 
★ Wulfsohn 
★ Portal 
★ Fundamentals

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Find out about giveaways —-> Aurora – SA

Follow @Aurora_event on Twitter

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Photo by: Yonatan Benaksas.

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Listen to BLiSS on Soundcloud.


A personal favourite.

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Photo by: Ben Kirschenbaum Visuals.

Ticket winner announced: DIGICULT GIVEAWAY

Congratulations! The winner of the DigiCult ticket giveaway is Caitlyn Holiday.
Thanks to all the stompers who entered. You guys are awesome.
See you on the dancefloor!

Find out all the info about the event here, in the Weekend Psyk.

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LAST FEW HOURS TO ENTER: DigiCult Ticket Giveaway

Stand a chance of winning 2 x Tickets for Digicult.  There are only a few more hours left to enter!

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Competition closes today at 16:00.

Get going, get psyked, get tickets.

You can find out all the info about the event here, in the Weekend Psyk.

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How to enter?

1. Like Psyked in the City on Facebook.

2. Drop me a line on the Psyked in the City page, telling me what your favourite DigiCult track is.

And that’s all!

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