We had a small boutique party just before Lockdown, on the first weekend in February. It was one of the best party’s I’ve ever attended.
Venue: Smoke Backpackers and Lodge Date: 31st January to 2nd February 2020
Music courtesy of: Mowgli and Act One – Competitive Bricklaying Refined Theory – Refined Theory
This video serves to immortalise Thandi Brewer and Joe Beggs. Both were instrumental in bringing this party about and both Joe and Thandi will always be remembered for the beautiful venue that is Smoke. Thanks go to Cody, Thandi’s daughter, Papa Joe and Jodi Beggs for their help and contribution.
A special thanks to all of our DJ’s:
Psydewise (Purple Hexagon Records) Dj Bernz (Blacklite Records) Plusminus (Organik) Battlefloor (Growthlight) Boogy Monsta (Mozamboogy) Cold Project (Soundmute) Dannyboy / Swag Monster (OneLove) Digital Dream (ZuluTunes) DJ Exebug (Psyballies) Filtiarn (THO) Hydro13 (Theory Of 13) Key To Insaniity (Soma Ritual) Lunch Money (Subliminal) Mowgli (Woo-Dog Records) MRSUB (Subliminal) Ruckus ZT (ZuluTunes) Obsessive Progressive (Rank Rave) Solara (Our Minds) DJ Thalia (Mermaid Thalia) Hunta (Darker Dimensions) Chris Palmer (Darker Dimensions / OneLove) Stefan d.B. (Technophobia)
This is our first radio broadcast under Refinoir, which stands for Refined Dark… The best in dark psychedelic music, brought to you weekly by some of the best DJ’s in South Africa and the world. The show was first broadcast on Friday 15th of May and featured these selectors:
Pantomiman is George Agaronov (or Gosha for short), a Russian psytrance producer with some extra flavour on top – he is a professional comic actor who comes from a family of circus comedy performers! Early in his childhood years Gosha began playing musical instruments, performing on stage and later composing his parts for a circus band. When Gosha was a teenager he discovered electronic music and a bit later towards the late nineties Gosha discovered something that felt very natural to him – psychedelic trance. Since then Gosha has been developing and working on his own sound, partly with an expert guidance from Alex Parasense. The past few years Pantomiman has spent DJ’ing and playing live around Russia entertaining crowds with his very special and very funny musical shows. Needless to say Pantomiman’s music is a psychedelic circus act in itself. Sometimes more aggressive and twisted, sometimes more nostalgic and funky music by Pantomiman never fails to surprise and excite. Pantomiman’s groovy bass lines and comical themes make people dance and laugh at the same time, while of course his skilful sound synthesis guarantees that a trip will be adventurous, joyful and amusing.
Pantomiman’s tracks have been taken for releases by such quality labels as Bom shanka music, Doof Records, Sundance, Up Records, Space Baby rec, Macky Mad House Records and Blitz Studios. At present he is working with the Looney moon records!