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!
This is a blistering, fast-paced and high energy set from one of my faves, DJ Bernz. He’s always right on the pulse, delivering great tunes, and the wryest sense of humour. Check out this bio 🙂
“They have requested a biography from me that is supposed to give you an idea of what kind of DJ I am and perhaps even give you an idea of what kind of person I am. It is supposed to have information about when I started DJing, what type of music I enjoy and maybe even artists who inspire my original production. This would be the part where I would list the parties I’ve played at and also any famous DJs that you might have heard of that I’ve shared the stage with. To round it all off I’d put a catchy little slogan at the end with the intent that you would remember this particular biography, my biography.”
“Blacklite Records proudly presents the debut album from the dynamic Mexican/Swiss Duo Stereoxide! Aptly titled: ‘Tryptamine Tales’, each track is an audio journey through the various states of the altered mind. These Tales of cosmic exploration have taken more than a year to create, a journey that started on the beaches of ‘Koh Tao’, collaborating with inter stellar artists along the way, such as Animalien, Art Materials, Endeavour, Mental Broadcast and Mirok.. Destination ‘Singular ET’ is on the ‘event horizon’ and this is the perfect soundtrack to accompany you for ‘teleportation’.. \\Fasten Your Seatbelts!”
released October 3, 2019
Artist: Stereoxide Title: Tryptamine Tales Label: Blacklite Records Catalogue N°: BLKLDD005 Beatport Release Date: 19/09/2019(Exclusive on Beatport) Official Release Date: 03/10/2019 (All Digital Stores) Mastered by Bart @ Striker Mastering Artwork: Psikodelicious Art & Design
Here you go, my new set just out of the oven! 147 BPM, full of psychedelic groove to start the weekend beautifully! Hope you like it! 😎😈👻 *** Some of the tracks included are about to be released on my compilation Wanderlust, pre-order now on Beatport: https://bit.ly/2nBMGrp ***
Mowgli is a Psychedelic Trance project by Kyle Johnson, based in Pretoria, South Africa.
Mowgli’s music has been featured on VA’s along names like Microsphere, Shenanigan, XS, Desired Reaction, Balliou, Fobi and Desh, to name a few. Mowgli’s first EP is about to be released on Mansion Records, as well as a few international colabs in the works too.
Kyle aka Mowgli focuses on driving bass lines; anxious atmospheres, playful and excited FX, all brought together with tracing jedi leads and high energy instrumentals.
Mowgli is best suited for the nocturnal members of the tribe, coming in at a driving 147 to 152 bpm range.
1. Shadow Shaman & OxyFlux – Monkey’s Wedding 2. OxyFlux – May The Fungus Be With You 3. Jumpstreet, Rugrats – Tiddy Bouncers 4. Render – Low Extender (Render RMX) 5. Duke & Gonzo vs. PASA – Take a Ride 6. Rugrats and PASA – To much input 7. Synkronic & Module Virus – Synkronic Virus 8. Veheme & Andromed – Norwegian Omelet 9. Veheme – Psyzza 10. Delirium Tremens – Albert Stole My Bike 11. Braingineers – Mentally Ill 12. Braingineers – Alcononymous 13. Radikal Moodz – Northwild 14. Radikal Moodz – Strange Journey 15. Radikal Moodz – Undergroung Therapy 16. Microsphere – Take This Pills
Harvest Moon Festival was an opportunity to raise funds for an animal sanctuary, including wolves, horses, donkeys, birds, monkeys, goats pigs, dogs and zebra. Some beautiful new wolf cubs had just been born
We also got a chance to meet the adult wolves and feed them in their enclosure. A male and a female Canadian wolf that had been rescued from a place where they weren’t being looked after well.
The sanctuary houses a lot of rescued animals that were being abused and not well treated. We had a festival to raise some money for their keep and got a chance to interact with them and see how well they are doing.
The wolf puppies had to be taken away from their mother as she had shunned them from the den and they needed to be raised by hand.
Many wars had been fought in the area many years ago. There are ruins of fortifications around the 2000 hectare farm. An old ox wagon stands next to the river.
A large pool and entertainment area made for a great space to play music and we’ll be back there again soon. Smilin Thru resort, thanks to Morne and Lee-Ann for their hospitality.
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.
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.
I got to open the main floor after a rocking opening party on the beach. The huge sound system being blasted for the first time was heard 4 km’s away, so much fun! The floor was packed and it went down a treat, some deep and dark psychedelic journey music.