Our one-on-one Psy set on the Darker Dimensions floor at Connexion New Year Festival, Hella Hella Adventure Centre, Kwazulu Natal. It was our first time playing one-on-one Psy and it went fantastically!
It was from 8 to 9.30pm, so the beginning of the night. The floor was packed and it was pumping, being the first night of the festival. Despite the rain during the festival, it was magical. In fact, the rain kept us cool, the one hot day we melted! Hope you enjoy the music.
This was one of my best sets and I’m so glad I played it at Vortex. Vortex is a favourite on my calendar. After moving to a new venue this year, with tons of drama from people trying to stop the party, the Vortex crew has surpassed themselves! The new venue is even better than the old, in a beautiful Blue Gum Tree forest.
So much fun was had by all. I managed to lose my wallet on Saturday, always a stupid thing to do. Someone handed it in and I managed to get it back on Sunday, with all my card and drivers license in! The community and friendly vines there are phenomenal, make a plan to get there next year.
Vortex Trance Adventures in Cape Town are celebrating 25 years of conscious festivals at Vortex Open Source. This compilation brings 19 great tunes, ranging from Psytrance to Ambient, from artists performing at the festival.
Please support these great artists and buy their tunes? Bandcamp supplies high quality wav or FLAC files at the same price. You can also stream the tunes to hear them in their entirety.
Best wishes to Vortex on this momentous achievement, quarter of a century! With the almighty TAZ on visuals and Vortex legendary production skills, this will be a festival to remember. Catch you on the dancefloor!
Deliriant is Shane Renew, from Cape Town, South Africa. With a lifelong passion for music, over a decade of DJ and production experience, 3 full albums, a multitude of single releases on a host of local and international labels, and a career as a studio engineer – he is a well-established artist in an ever-changing industry.
Signed to Solar Tech Records, Deliriant has performed at top parties all over South Africa, as well as a number of international festivals in Australia, Europe, Mexico and more, while his music has contributed to a wide range of number 1 releases on labels worldwide. His sets deliver an energy packed ride, riddled with dark atmospheres, intense breakdowns, clever drops, driving basslines, psychedelic leads and an always solid groove.
With his top-notch production and intelligent arrangement, his music is powerful and driving, yet still provides the listener with a taste of clarity, streamlined minimalism, and a melodic feel. This is music from the future – watch this space.
Artelligent, aka Adam Metcalfe, aka Headroom, is the Techno side of this talented producer and DJ. His sets combine beautiful Techno with intelligent music, taking the listener on a lovely journey. He filled in at Noisily Festival 2016 for Worakls and had been booked again on the strength of that set.
This set is an easy listening Techno journey, slow paced and aesthetically pleasing. Perfect for a chilled afternoon.
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…
Plusminus DJ set 05h30 – 08h00 Sunday morning at Organik – Gaian Dream. Mike has become a friend of mine. His funny memes and great sense of humour have been a constant entertainment in my life for the last couple of years.
From mistakenly stumbling into the wrong room at parties while intoxicated (hee hee) to catching yellow fever on the way to Vietnam for Quest Festival (Nitty Gritty Guide to Quest), he always manages to have an adventure, and a story to tell.
His sets are well crafted, excellently mixed and full power. Flowing easily through great selections, it’s easy to feel why the crowds love him. He recently formed a duo with Deliriant called Michael/Cera. They, of course, cause mayhem together.
Circuit Breakers is the cohesion of two massive trance producers, Dickster and Burn In Noise, who have been sending dance floors into a frenzy with their energy-filled deep psychedelic sets around the world. Their recently released début album, ‘Fragmented Reality’ is full of driving bass lines, acid drenched soaring leads and cheeky samples like only these naughty knights can do!
People were quite chilled on Monday afternoon at Earthdance, after a long weekend of hard dancing. The music was excellent. I played some good Zenonesque style Dark Prog, enough to get people on their feet dancing but not to heavy to tire them out again.
Was loads of fun. The Zenon style of music is growing from strength to strength around the world, now being featured at most Psy festivals around the world. I see Sensient, head of the label, will be at Organik in Cape Town in October. There are a few tracks and remixes from him in this mix, I hope you really enjoy it to the max.
Earthdance is the biggest charity dance event in the world. Hundreds of parties around the world raise money for people in need and DJ’s donate their time and resources to giving back to those that are less fortunate. Thank you to all of the people that attended, your support provides help for many.