Chris de Vos
The Other DJ’s
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 18:00 PM - 19:30 PM
On the surface Kanan K7 and El Gordo couldn’t be more different if they tried. Hailing from Brazil and South Africa respectively, Thiago Kanan and Gordon Mackay grew up on
different sides of the world, but it’s electronic music that brought them together, an impromptu back to back set at a festival in Cape Town to be exact. At that stage the boys had never played together before, but the synergy was immediately evident and they haven’t looked back or slowed down since.
Aside from being regular fixtures on South Africa’s top festival and club stages, over the last ten years they’ve been influential in helping to shape South Africa’s electronic dance music scene through their much loved festival brands Kinky Disco and The Tropical Roast. Both of which have been responsible for bringing some of the world’s biggest names in dance music to South African shores, including the likes of TALE OF US, MAX COOPER, ART DEPARTMENT and many others.But it’s not only in South Africa that they’ve excelled. Internationally they’ve made DJ appearances as far afield as Amsterdam, Zurich, Berlin, London and Brazil, appearing at the likes of Tomorrowland, Destino, Hive, Space Ibiza, Kater Blau, Elrow, Motek and Sysiphos.
The idea behind their act “EIIEVEN” is to converge their interests in dance music, which range from techno to disco,
electronica and house.
The duo have been producing music individually for many years, but got into studio together for the first time in 2017, and have since dedicated all of their time and energies into the budding project.
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 16:30 PM - 18:00 PM
Crafted by an expression of computerised soul, Tinlicker are the modern face of Dutch progressive dance music. Based out of Utrecht, the guys started their journey towards today in late 2012, always honing their sound, continually shaping their destination, creating their new ideal in music. Initially self releasing music it wasn’t long before said sound was noticed by none other than Feed Me, who was quick to sign a number of songs to his taste making Sotto Voce label. From there the ears of Zerothree tuned in and the world was given an array of head turning singles, including the irrepressible ‘Maandag’. Fans of Above & Beyond and Deadmau5 will be no stranger to Tinlicker, who have supported their beats many times across their live shows, Group Therapy and BBC radio shows. It’s no surprise then that when the time came to find a home for the 2017 hit ‘Soon You’ll Be Gone’ Anjunadeep was quick to put their hand up. Followed by the smashing ‘Because You Move Me’ on Armada and the ‘Jalapeño EP’ on Mau5trap before their ‘Nothing Without You’ – again on the Anjunadeep label – changed everything for the guys.
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 15:00 PM - 16:30 PM
Ryan Murgatroyd rose to global prominence when his release ‘Funk Country’ became BBC Radio One’s “essential new tune” on the legendary Pete Tong show. Without losing sight of his growing international presence, Ryan shifted his focus towards other pursuits. This included the creation of the hit duo Crazy White Boy as well as a pivotal role as director of education at the Soul Candi Institute of Music.
Never one to simmer down, Ryan set his sights on conquering Europe’s electronic world. It didn’t take long before his debut single, Bantwana’s Piano, was making waves. DJ Mag called it “a towering achievement in the landscape of modern house music”, it was tracklisted on 4 separate Defected compilations and featured as Damian Lazarus’s closing track at Burning Man that year. In 2014 Ryan released the ‘iKalimba’ EP, locking in his partnership with Get Physical, he has seen major support from the likes of Solomun, H.O.S.H., and many others.
With Get Physical music, Ryan has a new collective that showcases African House music: ‘Bantwanas’. With his consistent efforts in and out of studio he assisted and featured on the release of the first ever ‘Africa Gets Physical’ compilation and is currently working on a new album with a much awaited array of brand new original tracks, fresh collaborations and a host of remixes, all while touring Africa and Europe.
Chris de Vos
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 13:30 PM - 15:00 PM
A seasoned veteran in the events game, Chris has become a regular fixture behind the decks. One of the masterminds behind Sexy Groovy Love, you will always find Chris digging deeper into his
record box to give you, the dancers, a musical journey through the various spheres of house music. If not behind the decks, he can be found creating magical experiences across the beautiful landscapes in Cape Town and beyond. A firm favourite in the Cape Town calendar, Chris has cemented his place amongst the top echelon of DJ’s and artists in the southernmost region of Africa.
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM
A multi-genre warrior whose extensive sonic collection and tastes has led to a diverse portfolio of noticeable festivals and events. Proudly homegrown in the Mother City and firm supporter of the local scene he has solidified himself as a lineup regular for a host of household brands. Favouring the deep house and techno realm, you can expect nothing less than a groovy and melodic journey uniting a present energy with a nostalgic past.
The Other DJ’s
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hello and welcome to The Other DJs, a passion international trademark Other experience, naturally existing on the outskirts of the norm: we find ways to bring The Other to you.
We started SWIM together, the wettest party since ‘012 in the 021, home of threaded dancefloor audio styles for swimmers to dive in, where we honed our skills as resident DJs. We musically uplift: we started The Other Records, The Other Radio, The Other Events and other Other things.
Sweet milk to soothe a bad trip. The best of the rest in peace on earth for all of mankind music.
We wear suits to make a good first impression.
We are all connected.
Ukudlala Beach | Sunday | 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Born at the tip of Africa, Sadhu Sensi has spent most of his life in music and nature.
Sadhu Sensi’s immaculate feel for stylistic shifts, percussion and melody takes us on a lively electronica odyssey. Playing with a colourful spectrum of musical elements – african influence, country guitar riffs, and atmospheric nature inspired percussions to name but few – Sadhu moves through styles with a smooth dynamism that leaves us feeling breezy and light.
Ukudlala Beach | Saturday | 14:30 PM -16:00 PM
The Gugulethu native, Siphe Tebeka, is fast becoming a household name in South Africa’s now global house music scene. Initially making waves as one half of the duo STAB Virus, it is his own productions that have been a cut above the rest, gaining interest and widespread support from global record labels and artists alike.
With performances at international festivals; Tomorrowland, Sonar and Awakenings as well as a string of releases planned for the coming months, Siphe’s future is bright.
Ukudlala Beach | Saturday | 13:00 PM - 14:30 PM
Born in South Africa, BLOEM is greatly inspired by the sound from her roots and mixes influences from all over the world. She creates a unique fusion of indigenous rhythms and percussions tastefully blended with elements from deep tech and house. Driven by her mantra:: Music to Move; Move to Music:: she focuses her musical intentions on creating vibrations which aim to move the listener, as well as generate energy and the desire to move.
Having launched her new project BLOEM in 2016, she has already co founded an event brand and label ABRACADABRA along with her fellow friends and co founders Blond:sh and Liana Hillison.
Shes held down residencies at Scorpios Mykonos and the iconic Nomade Tulum as well as played a number of high profile gigs Tomorrowland, Edition Hotel Art Miami Art Basel, MixMag Lab New York, Ondalinda Careyes, Boneca, and played alongside with headliners, Lee Burridge, Rampue, Bedoin, Satori, Guy Laliberte, Behrouz, Audiofly to name a few.
Her track ‘iziBongo’ was included on the Summer Sol Compilation 2017 and ‘Utitshala’ on Summer Sol Compilation 2018.
Ukudlala Beach | Saturday | 11:30 AM - 13:00 PM
With a prolific career spanning 20+ years of residencies at Cape Town’s most iconic clubs and festivals, and appearances from New York City to Berlin, Bruno Morphet has cemented his reputation as an industry leader respected by peers and punters alike. Occupying a niche of his own, somewhere between the twin parallels of house and techno, Bruno has remained resolutely current throughout his tenure behind the decks.
In 2006 Bruno, together with Ivan Turanjanin, co-founded the Killer Robot dj collective and club night, in a move that was to prove crucial to the expansion of the South African techno soundscape. Over the course of the 6 year Killer Robot residency at Fiction nightclub, he helped to curate a night that became renowned for the panoramic catalogue of guests that graced its stage. Killer Robot’s prescient eye for talent saw artists like Seth Troxler, Ryan Crosson, Konrad Black, Butane & Alex Smoke all making their debuts in South Africa long before they became household names.
Over the course of his dj career Bruno has racked up miles in and outside of South Africa. In Germany he has put in the hours at all night sets at Berlin’s Club Der Visionaere, as well as the famous Distillery club in Leipzig. He has shared the decks with an armada of djing stars, is a veteran of innumerable notable local festivals, and his expertise, not only as a headliner but also as an expert warmup dj, has seen him open for everyone from Anja Schneider to Abdulla Rashim. In addition to maintaining a busy dj calendar, Bruno features as a regular guest at Johannesburg’s TOYTOY night and is a resident and co-curator at the renowned Wolfkop festival in Citrusdal.
Unconfined by genre and encompassing everything from deep, hypnotic soundscapes to a full on techno assault, Bruno’s sets celebrate the craft of djing whilst keeping the pressure high on the dancefloor at all times.
Ukudlala Beach | Saturday | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
A fixture on the Cape Town and South African circuit since 2001, Marshall has been around the block, probably twice. Residencies at some of Cape Town’s premier and more underground venues have included the old Fez, the new Fez, Fiction, Orchard Bank, Marvel, Blakes, and Sapphire.
On a yearly basis he can be found playing sets at the countries premier festivals including Rocking the Daisies, Earthdance, the Loeries, Kinky Disco and his own, co-founded boutique fest Wolfkop Weekender. Among the endless list of international DJ’s Marshall has played alongside are Seth Troxler, Henrik Schwarz, Âme, Dixon, Max Cooper, Richard Dormeister, Bruno Pronsato, Carl Craig, Tim Sweeny, Lemon Jelly, Metro Area and Tale of Us.
As a producer he has original material released on labels around the world, and has enjoyed a prolific career as a remixer, remixing the like of Goldfish, Alt-J, Lady M, We Set Sail and Original Swimming Party.
Ukudlala Beach | Friday | 17:30 PM - 19.30 PM
Producer, DJ, remixer, label boss, taste-maker. Jamie Odell wears many hats and wears them well. Under his Jimpster alias, he has become one the most revered deep house artists operating on the scene today. His esteemed labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur continue to help break incredible new music and equally impressive acts such as Detroit Swindle, Tornado Wallace and Session Victim. From his UK base, Jimpster has inadvertently become a standard-bearer and custodian of the authentic house sound, and carries this flag to the four corners of the world.
Despite early releases dating right back to 1991 on Jumpin’ & Pumpin’, it was his seminal debut LP ‘MessagesFrom The Hub’ which established Jimpster as an artist of note back in the late 90’s. This LP brought critical acclaim and invites for collaborations and remixes for artists as diverse as Coldcut, Kirk Degiorgio, Lamb, Airto Moreira and Bob Marley. The music has flowed steadily and consistently since then, mostly on Freerange, with the 2006 excursion ‘Square Up’ on Ben Watt’s seminal Buzzin Fly label proving to be a (temporary) transfer of one London-based deep house icon to another.
Releases such as ‘English Rose’, ‘Dangly Panther’, ‘A Love Like This’ and ‘Can’t Stop Loving’ continue to be choice cuts for many DJ’s whilst ‘These Times’ and ‘Porchlight And Rocking Chairs’, two more recent deep house anthems, were remixed by Dixon and KiNK to serious efect. 2016 proved to be a landmark year with Freerange celebrating 20 years in the business, a collaboration EP with Japan’s Kuniyuki, remixes for Galcher Lustwerk and Mr V, and an EP on German imprint Systematic including remixes from Adam Port and Hyenah. 2017 proved to be one of his strongest yet with his Silent Stars LP dropping in April, remixes for Adam Port and Kerri Chandler causing serious damage and his Step By Step track for Suol appearing in countless charts and holding the top spot on Traxsource for months. More recently we’ve seen him dropping serious heat for the dance floor in the form of Burning Up as well as a huge remix of Bawrut’s More Cowbell. His latest release Curve just received a rave review on RA and is currently feeling many DJ sets and hitting the top spots on the deep house vinyl and digital charts.
Sterjimp? His current stat count as a remixer is touching a century and the acts to receive his midas touch includes everyone from Osunlade (“Mommas Groove” still being hammered by Moodymann on a regular basis), Solomun, Kollektiv Turmstrasse and Josh Wink (‘Jus Right’ stole the show at Dixon’s 2015 Detroit Movement set) through to Bob Marley, Seal and Terrence Parker. Recent remixes for Detroit Swindle, Thatmanmonkz and Kerri Chandler all show that the inspiration is still flowing thick and fast and he is currently finish of remixes for Hot Since 82 and Danny Howells.
With Jimpster still doing the business at globally renowned hotspots like Output (New York), Womb (Tokyo), and Watergate (Berlin), a slew of new music on the way, the ideas flowing freely from his studio and with over two decades of experience to draw on we see clearly that the fire is still burning as brightly as ever. As he puts it himself, “The mission is clear: to try to inject warmth, depth, soul, sincerity and attitude to both my productions and my DJ sets. This is what sets the major players apart from the pretenders. That challenge is what keeps me focused and inspired 25 years on and I’m sure it will keep me on my toes for many years to come.”
Ukudlala Beach | Friday | 15:30 PM - 17:30 PM
Leighton Moody aka “Soulsideup” and co-founder of the ongoing “We House Sundays” movement, has gained a solid and well earned reputation among dancers & music lovers alike. Leighton’s passion for fusing the many textures of House Music, and his innate ability to move dance floors, has carved his own niche in the South African Deep House scene & has also led him to performing abroad in Dubai, Portugal & Seychelles.
Leighton’s DJ sets are a musical journey through different shades of House Music, showcasing his wide pallet & taste for music. Using 3 decks, samples & FX units, he has a unique style of Dj’ing, creating spontaneous rhythms & continuously building tension on the dance floor. His versatility as a DJ and ability to adapt to different crowds paved the way to performing at major events such as Cape Town Electronic Music Fest, Rocking the Daisies, LightHouse Festival, Elroy Ibiza (SA Tour), Synergy, Oppikoppi, Loerie Awards & The Cape Town International Jazz Festival , and also sharing the stage with international legends such as Kerri Chandler, Jimpster, Monique Bingham, Dennis Ferrer, Henrik Schwarz & Dixon to name a few. Moody was recently featured live on the infamous ‘Ballantines / Boiler Room TV’ sessions playing Bk2Bk with DJ Cassiem Latief, showcasing their monthly “We House Sundays” event held in Cape Town.
Ukudlala Beach | Friday | 13:30 PM - 15:30 PM
Cape Town produces some phenomenal musical talent. The city’s DJ’s are known to be passionate about their craft and border on fanaticism when it comes to the music they love. There are those who follow this path because they feel the need for acceptance. Some do it for the perceived elevated status it will bring. There are those whose arrogance leads them to believe they can to do it better. Then there are those truly gifted individuals for whom it is a calling and whose talent stands above the rest – Cassiem latief.
One of the co founders of the ongoing We House Sundays movement, Cassiem Latief has managed to consistently stay relevant over the past decade in the art form of Dj’ing. From humble beginnings in working in a local record store to holding down residencies over the city of Cape Town to playing festivals & events across S.A has earned him an appreciative and ever growing following over the years.
He has shared the stage with many local & international industry heavy weights such as Kerri Chandler, Jimpster, Alton Miller, Vinny Da Vinci & Jullian Gomes to name but a few & has featured live on Boiler Room TV performing Bk2Bk with DJ Leighton Moody showcasing their monthly “We House Sundays” event held in Cape Town, South Africa.
With three releases under his belt, Latief features productions on labels such as Nomadiq Music, Solun Concepts & Magique Music. The future looks promising from a production side as he continues to grow and develop as an artist.
Ukudlala Beach | Friday | 11:00 AM - 13:30 PM
Born & raised in South Africa and residing in Cape Town, following several years studying in Johannesburg. Lawrence Dix also know as “Dix” has been actively involved in the local electronic scene for over a decade. Following the inception of local based Record Label – Nomadiq Music in 2012, Lawrence Dix has played a instrumental role in the creation of respected party brands like The Rooftop Of Dreams, True Music Pop-Up Club & We House Sundays.
His earliest musical influences stem from hip-hop, funk&soul afrobeat and jazz. Having his childhood surrounded by musical influences, he played drums for most of his junior years and later
took up piano, which he now studies at the Jazz School in Cape Town. In 2014 he stepped off the shores of his home continent and travelled to Europe. His recent travels to saw him play at the infamous Watergate Club (Berlin) alongside Mario Basanov, Matthias Meyer, The Cheapers and local favourites Floyd Lavine and Margret West. He also had the privilege of playing at Sisyphos (Berlin), Salon – Zur wilden Renate (Berlin), Chalet (Berlin), Nuba (Paris) Thuishaven Festival (Amsterdam), Rooftop Of Dreams (Amsterdam).
Lawrence has featured productions on Just Move Records, Garden Groove Music, Nomadiq Music, Nosi Music & more. His music encapsulates deep emotion whilst his energetic performances are both moving and captivating, having the ability to create a feeling that transcends dance-floors and quite often, expectations.