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Dapanji is set to rock #PlayFestival this weekend.

Today Equinox Experience revealed that Dapanji will be bringing the beautiful beats once more before he returns to Israel. So for all the disheartened stompers who weren’t able to make IndepenDANCE, don’t fret. You have another chance to jam your brains out at The Play Festival to not one international but two. Catch Dapanji at 08:00 and Aviation at 14:30 for the #sundaysession.

And that wasn’t only good news we heard from Equinox. The official lineup times for BOTH dancefloors (yes, two dancefloors, kids!) have been posted. Check it out. 

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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.

 

PLAYLIST: Top 10 Local Psy Tracks

To celebrate the fact that Psyked in the City just reached 100 likes on Facebook, I put together a little something for you guys to blast at full volume.
Here are my Top 10 Favourite local tracks right now.
Just listen to all the psy talent we have in the Mother City.

10.

deliriant nexusFind Deliriant on Facebook. The name of this track doesn’t disappoint, it’s definitely high in energy! Things really kick off at around 0.40.

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9.

protocultureFind Protoculture on Facebook. I like how fresh his tracks always sound, would be perfect for a morning stomp. And did you know he ranked in the DJ Mag’s TOP 100? Well done, SA.
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8.

solar axisFind Solar Axis on Facebook, AKA the all talented Bruce Abrahamse. His pendulum remix with a psy twist is magic to my ears.

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7.

Find Rubix Qube on Facebook. Loving the sounds of this one. BANGING.

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6.

zeziaFind Zezia on Facebook. A cool remix of an Ace Ventura track. Liking it, a lot. Especially around 4.00.

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5.

disco volanteFind Disco Volante on Facebook. I know that technically this is more of a mix than a track but I simply couldn’t leave it off my list.

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4.

headroomFind HEADROOM on Facebook. Two of my favourite men, Headroom and Danalog. This track never gets old.

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3.

feedbackFind Feedback on Facebook, AKA DEAN FUEL. So upbeat, so grooving.

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2.

broken toyFind Broken Toy on Facebook. This Headroom remix is off the hoooook!

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1.

stereotypeFind Stereo-type on Facebook. God damn, these guys are good! How bouncy is this? Definitely deserves to be number 1 today!

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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. 

Follow him on Soundcloud.

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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BLiSS in Cape Town: Details, tickets and more.

Aurora – SA presents: the one and only psy-maestro BLiSS at The Side Show on the 27th of July.

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This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see your favourite Israeli DJ,
right here in your home town. There’s no doubt it’s going to be one scortching party,
I couldn’t be more psyked! Just check out the lineup…

 

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Photo: B.p.empire

 

The Artists?

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

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Tickets?

Earlybird – R80
Thereafter – R100
At the door – R150

Avoid disappointment, this event is definitely going to sell out fast.
Get your earlybird ticket from me (CBD area).
Ticket release date to be announced soon… Keep posted.

Contact me on facebook – here.

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Find out about giveaways —-> Aurora – SA

Follow @Aurora_event on Twitter

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Watch BLiSS.

 

Review: Perfect Stranger- Multiverz

I woke up to the exciting news on Friday morning that I was one of three lucky prizewinners for the Psymedia Giveaway I wrote about earlier this week (read it here).  Upon arrival at Trinity, I received an awesome Multiverz hamper (that included 2 tickets to the Event, 4 Perfect Stranger CDs and 2 T-shirts).  What a way to start the evening! Congratulations to the other prizewinners: Cheslyn Oliver and Casey Lynn Curtis. I hope you jammed as hard as I did. ______________________________________________________________ multied Snap shot I took. StereoType had Trinity pumping from the get-go, and warming up the crowd nicely before main attraction, Perfect Stranger, took center stage. The atmosphere on the dance-floor was truly incredible, there were happy faces all around. After 3 blissfully progressive hours, it was Dave Mac’s turn to make turn to keep the dance-floor buzzing ’til the lights came on. And he did. Dave was even kind enough to give the crowd “one last song!” Scott Rennie captured the evening’s events on camera. View the photo’s here.

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As you can see, the eye-candy was out of this world. From the trippy decor to one of the best light shows I have ever experienced at a party, well done to ImageMasterBlinkSLAVE and MULTIVERZ for keeping us positively hypnotised.

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All photo’s  belong to Scott Rennie Photography. 

Thank you to everyone involved; organizers and stompers. It was a magical night for all.

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Check out the video taken by Kari Seid.