Organoise LIVE 2019 Prep for Rara Avis Gathering

https://www.facebook.com/organoise/

A live set of Organoise Hi-Tech, prepping for the Rara Avis Festival (https://www.facebook.com/events/376093613034558/). Cutting edge, psychedelic sounds, all prepped and performed in live performance. As they say “When the Hi-Tech starts talking alien to you, you know you’re on the right vibe…” Ha ha, and it has… It was a strange feeling…

These guys, Jared Davis (Dugguh zt) and Timothy Hooper (Atim zt), are on the cutting edge of Hi Tech music, along with the rest of the Zulutunes label. I’ll be on the lineup with them and these others at Connexion New Years Festival 2019/20 on the Darker Dimensions floor:

Pastor JOHN – ZuluTunes – JHB
Fright Rate – Kamino Records – CT
Anubis Freak Records – CT
Atim – ZuluTunes – JHB
Dr Bops – ZuluTunes – JHB
Psydewise – Purple Hexagon Records – GR
Dugguh ZT – ZuluTunes – JHB
Ruckus – ZuluTunes – JHB
Organoise – ZuluTunes – JHB
Dreadlokk Warrior – ZuluTunes – JHB
Digital Dream – ZuluTunes – KZN
Thorne – ZuluTunes – JHB
Chris Palmer – JHB
Filtiarn – JHB
Hunta – Darker Dimensions – KZN
Han Psylo – KZN
Sativanoid – KZN
BottleWash – KZN
PsyOdyssey – KZN
Dodgey Roger – KZN

And this is just one of the four floors. Check out Connexion New Years Festival 2019/20 for more details on the other artists playing, including Techno, Drum and Bass, PsyTrance and Chillout. AT one of the most beautiful venues in South Africa, Hella Hella Adventure Centre Situated on the beautiful Umkomaas River, in a valley surrounded by mountains. It is sublime. I hope to see you there.

Australia, these boys will see you in March. Best get your tickets and start getting fit! They’re gonna whip your ass into shape…

Xabanga – Restructive Interference

https://www.facebook.com/xabangabanga/

Xabanga is the psychedelic trance project of Greek born, South African Lio Mihos, aimed at delivering a focused and completely accidental musical adventure. The music produced in this project is the product of shared knowledge between friends, strangers, curious mates and homies and it is made for the enjoyment of a psychedelic nature.
—————————————————————————————————————-
It was the year 2008, at the tender age of 16 I had just started my venture into DJing techno and investing all of my time in learning how to work these machines called decks. Suddenly it was 2010, I relinquished my drum set and invested in an old but still operational computing unit. This is when my first music project, Vector, was born and is signed with Zulutunes (SA) to date. After experimenting with alternative trance music, the idea of the Xabanga project was created during a tour through Europe in the summer of 2015. This was during my final year at film school in which I specialised in Sound Design for visual projects. Using my knowledge acquired from my time in looniversity and combining it with my journey in Hi Tech trance, Xabanga was a concept that needed to be materialised through the speaker cone. Now, in 2017, Xabanga has been signed to Digital Shamans Records (Swiss) and soon the first EP will release.

In this project you will find riding basslines that groove into cheeky motifs and aggressive leads, followed by designs in spaces that make no sense that project into your brizain.

Free Earth Festival 2019, Enlightenment Stage, TAS Visuals

https://www.facebook.com/tasvision/

TAS Visuals creates some of the best psychedelic video mapping in the world. His style of using 3d worms and snake-like creatures is easily recognisable and the depth of his creations is spectacular. Layer upon layer combines to create a moving painting, which I can watch for days.

Rarely have I ever seen a visual artist with so much appeal in his creations. A clip of digital hands moving at Vortex was particularly engaging for me. I’ve seen George use it a few times in different pieces. The hands, left and right, flow back and forth, creating a hypnotic rhythm that leads me to a trancelike state. Combined with good music, it is electrifying.