Sci Lab, or rather Craig Marsh, discovered psytrance at the age of eighteen. During 2007, he studied sound engineering at Cape Audio College which better equipped him to start producing his own music. A jack-of-all-trades, Sci Lab is involved in many business ventures and projects. In 2010, he co-founded popular psytrance organisation Mungus Fungus and later, Spectrum and Reboot. His musical style can be described as hard, dark, progressive – and always surprising. Sci Lab’s high-energy performances showcase his keen knowledge of musical software and technology as well as his ability to fine-tune his sounds to suit any dance-floor. Catch Sci Lab at Vortex Parallel Universe for the first time ever on the 26th of March 2016.
Hi Craig! You’re not only a DJ and producer but a successful event organiser; has putting together your own line-ups and booking artists enabled you to make better music? Surely, you must know what gets the crowds going.
SCI LAB: Hi Batia; thank you for this opportunity to chat about the psytrance community. Organising events has given me the understanding of how an event should flow and has definitely helped me out in my track selection as a DJ. As a producer, I am still trying to find my feet – Djing and production are two different ball games! Production requires a whole new level of discipline. Continue reading Exclusive Interview with Sci Lab: Go out there and be yourself→
Get #psyked for another edition of Spectrum and Valley of Psy at Zone 7. We invite you to feast your ears on some psychedelic goodness at HIGH TIDE featuring international legend GONZI and your favourite local talent. Plus, Kieron (Rubix Qube) and Rory (Dyce) will be performing a very special “versus” set to celebrate their birthdays.
Psyked in the City is giving away 3 sets of double tickets to the event. Follow the insturctions below and you might be the lucky winner.
Spectrum and the Valley of Psy proudly present The Odyssey. Join us for an outdoor music experience to the sounds of supreme local talent such as Scamantrix, Sonic, Deliriant, Myzo, Twisted Circus, Rubix Qube, Hiyamyzo, Sci-Mantis and friends. The venue is just 30 minutes away from central Cape Town and comes equipped with bon fires and a swimming pool for your enjoyment.
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the upcoming Valley of Psy event has been moved to the 06th of November. But fear not, the event will go on as planned next weekend at the Bush Pub. The “best dressed” competition is still on so don’t forget your costumes!
Who says Halloween is only a night long? The celebrations start this weekend at TRANSylvania 2015. Tune into Bush Radio 89.5 FM for The Breakfast Rush at 07.00 tomorrow morning to stand a chance to win a ticket to the event. Speaking of tickets… Psyked has three spots on the guest list to give away for Valley of Psy: TRICK OR TREAT Part II. Enter the competition by following the instructions below.
Valley of Psy is the resident psy event for the Cape Town’s Southern Peninsula. What began as a bi-monthly gathering at the Bush Pub quickly evolved into one of the scene’s most frequented parties with monthly and even weekly events – all under the fruitful guidance of the Lili (Myzo) and Stuart Vermaak (Hiyarant).
“We like to party close to home, and love intimate trance parties with good vibes and energy,” says Hiyamyzo. “It all started as a ‘why not?’ The DJs and party people began asking us when the next one would be. We got more and more excited about the concept and decided to throw parties more often. We really love the fact that we get messages everyday from Valley of Psy fans or upcoming DJs requesting to play on our events.” Continue reading Behind the scenes with Valley of Psy + friends→
Located far away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town city bowl, Valley of Psy brings something new to the psytrance calendar. With monthly and bi-monthly events hosted at the Bush Pub, the organisation has earned its reputation as the go-to indoor/outdoor party within the Southern Peninsula. Frequent acts include local legends Myzo, Hiyarant, Zion Linguist, Eqlipse, JustOne, Disco Volante, Psyqlopz and Rubix Qube to name a few – accompanied by banging sound, a super relaxed atmosphere and affordable drinks to quench your thirst.
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Lili Vermaak, or rather Djane Myzo, is a psytrance deity hailing from Lisbon, Portugal. Following the success of her debut album “Super Cereal” in 2012, Myzo has continued to captivate audiences far and near with her energetic twilight beats and entrancing live performances. The talented psy-sister is signed to multiple labels including Global Army Music, Terror Lab Industries and Magnetika Female Agency. Myzo currently resides in Fish Hoek, Cape Town with husband and collaborator Stuart Vermaak (a.k.a Hiyarant) who forms the second half of the deadly Hiyamyzo duo. We got chatting to the mysterious Myzo; here’s what went down.
This interview was compiled by Batia Efrat on behalf of Psyked in the City.