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)
“OUT!! My set is now available on my YouTube channel ❤️ That was very special! Hope you like it”
Fernanda Pistelli is fast becoming one of my favourite Techno queens. Her music is well thought out, psychedelic, sexy and intelligent. She is subtle, beautiful and draws me in. I haven’t not enjoyed a set of hers yet.
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:
Perfect Stranger is the stage name for California based, Israeli electronic musician Yuli Fershtat. The Perfect Stranger project was created in February 2005 and within 2 years of it’s debut became critically acclaimed all over the globe. Perfect Stranger ultimately created his own sub-genre in the psychedelic scene by presenting a totally distinctive sound characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions that often bridge between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements.
Perfect Stranger has released 3 full artist albums, 3 remix albums, 3 compilations and appears on well over a hundred other releases (compilations, EP’s, albums, etc). He also owns & runs the “Digital Structures” label, where he publishes more Tech orientated sounds under the Yuli Fershtat moniker.
All that I touch, And all that I see, All that I taste, All I feel All that I love, All that I hate, All I distrust, All I save All that I give, All that I deal, All that I buy, Beg, Borrow or Steal All I create, All I destroy, All that I do, All that I say All that I eat, Everyone I meet, All that I slight, Everyone I fight All that is now, All that is gone. All that’s to come…
Wow, a new face with some big talent that I discovered on Youtube. She plays great music, Psytech. Lovely energy and vibe.
Born and based in Sao Paulo, Fernanda is passionate for exploring senses that music brings to people. Her musical identity has aroused curiosity from people all over the world. Using sounds that fluctuates from Progressive House to Techno, she does not like to label her style with names, Fernanda believes everything is in constant change.
During her period living in Australia, she has acquired a heavy experience as resident dj at Dragonfruit and got a next level performances playing at big clubs and festivals there.
Now in Brazil she represents one of the most influential artists in the local scene in São Paulo, her performances were in big clubs like D-Edge and Club 88, also festivals like Adhana and Soulvision. Pistelli had played along Boris Brejcha and Ann Clue in their label showcase, F*cking Serious. She is one of the biggest feminine talent raising in Brazil at the moment.
“Music is the universal language of love. I hope to play with people’s emotions, not only play for them”.
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!