Digital Dream aka Paul Robbertse started producing music when he was just 14 years old. He attended his first Psy Trance party in 1998 and inspired by such mind-blowing music, he started producing his own Psy Trance in 1999. He has been a Psychedelic Warrior ever since.
He started DJing in 2001 at what were the founding psychedelic parties in Joburg. Teknotribe, Mushroom Mafia, Lunertech and Redeye were at the forefront of the psychedelic scene, and Digital Dream was smashingall their dancefloors to smithereenes.
In 2011 he was signed to Zulutunes as one of their first artists on the label. Today, Digital Dream is now one of South Africa’s leading Hitech producers. Fusing his intricate knowledge of sound with his classical musical training and guitar-playing, he creates melodic high-energy music that echoes through all corners of the galaxies. He also writes Psychedelic Trance and Ambient, and has written tracks with Dirty Saffi, Sychotria and Zer, as well as locally with Dugga and DredLokkWarrior.
He released his first album Lucid in Limbo in 2014 on Zulutunes, and has had tracks released on various Zulutunes compilations, as well as on the swiss label Digital Shamans.
Digital Dream is a regular feature on south african festival line-ups, playing Live and DJ sets. He has played at countless productions and events including Zulutunes, Teknotribe, Mansion Records, Gypsy, Lightworkx, Fu-Cha Gatherings, Earthdance, Red Eye, Twilight, Tswaing Crater Gathering, Revolution, Jalarupa and more.
He has shared the stage with the world’s leading psychedelic artists, including Astrix, Ace Ventura, Talamasca, Psymmetrix, Whiptongue, Freedom Fighters, Parasense, Dust, Dirty Saffi, Rinkadink, Loud, Menog, Sychotria, Psychaos, Shift, Broken Toy, Damage, Highko, Bombax, Paralocks, Talpa, Iliuchina, Breathead, Ital, Fright Rate, Organoise, Dr. Bops, Ugly Ducky, Highstyle, Killawatt, Mekkanikka, Virtual Light, Timelock, Weekend Heros, Hypnoise, Antispin, Sinerider and more.
Besides cooking up beats, Digital Dream has also been a host of a number of local productions:
Malice in Wonderland
Malice in Pondaland
Umghebulo: Stomp in the Skies
A dark Forest set, played at Psyclical Atlantis at 4am, Sunday morning. Driving and full of energy, Filtiarn is a big fan of Parvati Records. I played one-on-one with Filtiarn at the Darker Dimensions floor at Connexion New Years Festival and we had a great one!
My favourite Battlefloor set ever! Dark Prog, deep and moody, with great energy and flow. Excellent intro tune and great mixing. Well done Vinny! All of the DJ’s we booked at Psyclical Atlantis brought their A-game and the music was outstanding :). Thanks to everyone that joined us.
My Sunday Funday sunrise set at Psyclical Atlantis. What a great party! People danced non-stop through the night and through Sunday. It was wonderful.
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.
A Psytrance language to communicate humans and extraterrestrial energies.
Alien Code is from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Formed by Egoflame, formerly producing as Vlainich, converting music production and sound design into Classic Psychedelic Music. Come with for a UFO ride!
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!
Their ‘Quarks’ experiment saw them burst into outer space destined for release day!
Nano Records are celebrating their twentieth year in 2020, a momentous achievement!
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.