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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.

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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!

Psyked in the City: Now on FACEBOOK.

Hello fellow stompers, have you heard? Psyked in the City now has its very own
Facebook page. Find it HERE.

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Please like, share and comment… Get involved and be part of the psyk.
There’s so much to get amped for in the Mother City.
Competitions, interviews, upcoming events and more. Check it out.

Win a ticket to see Drang3D LIVE this Friday at PSYCHO CIRCUS.

psychocircus Win a ticket to see Drang3d LIVE at PSYCHO CIRCUS.

This Friday, Carnival Court will transform into a vibrant psy-hub. Setting the stage for top South African acts as well as up and coming artists, providing the best  of both worlds: uplifting progressive beats and full-on psychedelic trance. Come and jam to Drang3d as well as Nick BirkbyIamikonic and Hektek Elektrek… for free.

Entering only takes a minute.

How?

On twitter.

1. Follow @Psykedinthecity and @DrANg3D on twitter.

2. Compose a tweet expressing your psyk for #PsychoCircus

Remember to mention @Psykedinthecity and @DrANg3D in your tweet.

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On Facebook.

1. Simply JOIN the PSYCHO CIRCUS event.
2. LIKE Psyked in the City and DJ D-rANg3D on facebook.
3. Update your status, expressing your psyk for the event.

Remember to include @Psykedinthecity and @DJ D-rANg3D in your status update.

 

Competition closes on Friday at 08:00. 

What’s to come on PSYKED in the CITY?

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Keep your eyes open for upcoming Weekend Psyk ( for the 21st- 23rd )
As well as reviews from the Freedom Fighters event at Side Show
and the Ethnogenic Free Party- June 16th.

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LISTEN: Royal Flush- Sub Zero

It’s officially time to get psyked.
Didy Ezra (Bizzare Contact / Royal Flush) has landed in the Mother City.

Check out the insane new track he posted onto the Mystical Contact Event page HERE.
It’s from the upcoming Royal Flush EP that’s to be released by Spin Twist Records, and it’s definitely stomp-worthy.

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If you’re still psyked for more, take a listen to another one of my Royal Flush favourites.

Thumbs up for Full Moon Events

A big thanks goes out to Full Moon Events! They added me to the the Full Moon Festival: ECLIPSE guestlist. What legends!

Are you psyked for Saturday, yet?
Only 6 more days until EXAILE hits the Mother City.

Avoid waiting in the queue, get your ticket now.

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You can find reviews of the event, as well as photography here on Psyked in the City.