Rave Rover | Sunday | 14:00 PM - 15:00 PM
Dave Irish is a unique selector and mixer of music. He demands perfection when curating his sets and has quickly emerged onto big festival stages having played at EarthDance and SpiltMilk in 2018. Dave has taken a significant step in defining and showcasing his sound and has aptly chosen to play under his given name to do so. His sound is defined by an authentic interpretation and nuanced delivery of Techno which incorporates deep and melodic elements and off-center sonic anomalies.
Dave Irish is also the co-founder of Oh My Techno and Bonzer which have garnered significant praise for well curated club nights that consistently deliver. Perhaps the most important characteristic that defines Dave Irish is his versatility and ability to tailor his performance to suit the environment. Whether it be a festival stage, small room, opening or closing duties he thrives on the challenge to captivate the audience entirely.
Rave Rover | Sunday | 13:00 PM - 14:00 PM
“From sublime sunrise sets to energetic all-nighters, Jono J seeks to join body and mind through varied, playful, and powerful sonic journeys. Calling on over two decades of intimate musical experience, Jono brings a special magic wherever he plays, connecting people through seriously superior dance music.”
Rave Rover | Sunday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HEADROOM is Adam Metcalfe, born in Zimbabwe where his DJ journey began & now based in Cape Town where his sound has matured. 17 years of experience have seen him develop into one of the regions most successful electronic artists & a much-loved ambassador for South Africa’s psychedelic scene. He’s toured the globe consistently since 2005, largely due to his hit debut album ‘ARTELIGENT’. His philosophy aims to keep psychedelic music original, groovy and forward thinking. Album #2 is long over due but rumor has it that fans can expect another classic soon.
Rave Rover | Sunday | 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Broken Toy is James Copeland from Cape Town, South Africa.
His unique take on producing fullon psytrance with a twisted and quirky edge has earned him his position as one of the most low, down and dirty dancefloor manipulators in the scene today. Combining a forward thinking attitude with respect to the oldschool, you can expect a hard-hitting yet groovy dancefloor experience mixing elements of funk, indie-electro, and rocking psytrance.
ITs hard to imagine, but 2014 already marks 12 years of Broken Toy. Having started his career back in 2001 as a member of the project “Damage”, he was one of the pioneers of the South African psytrance scene alongside such artists as Rinkadink, Protoculture, and Shift. Soon after, he started the Broken Toy solo project and joined Uk based Alchemy records back in 2003.
Since then he has released over 70 tracks on various labels such as Nano, Spun, Timecode, Solar tech, etc and 2 full length albums on Alchemy records – his self-titled debut album and 2007`s “The low, down, dirty sound of…”
He has toured to over 20 countries and has played at major festivals all over the world such as Boom festival in Portugal, Glade festival in the UK, Full Moon festival in Germany, SOnica in Italy, Universo Parallelo in Brazil as well as all the major parties in South Africa such as Origin, Rezonance, Vortex, H20, Alien Safari, etc.
2010 saw him branching out in 2 new directions – going back to his roots as a metal guitarist and bass player with his tongue-in-cheek psy-rock project “Super evil” and also with an electro breaks project called “Nesono”. More recently in 2013, he`s taken things down a notch and made some Swing/gypsy-jazz flavoured tech house in his new self titled project, James Copeland and also Progressive techno project Sad Paradise.
With so many creative outlets, an uncluttered and refined vision of Broken Toy has emerged in 2015, set to ignite dancefloors across the world once more. Look out for a new album as well as the Broken Toy 10 year anniversary VA featuring remixes by all his friends across the globe out soon!
Stay tuned and enjoy!
Rave Rover | Sunday | 04:00 AM - 06:00 AM
Nanoplex is the new live project from two of the pioneers of the UK progressive techno sound, Ben Coda & DJ Ipcress.
Ben Coda needs little introduction, his tech-prog sound crosses boundaries – tough beats and rolling basslines contrast with soaring melodies, fusing his love of the tougher sounds of techno and tech house with classic progressive house. With a busy international schedule, Coda is taking his sound to the masses.
DJ Ipcress has risen from the underground dance scene in the UK and over the last 5 years has taken his dark edged techno sound across Europe and the world. Fusing techno and house, with a deep minimal groove, a partnership with Ben Coda was always going to produce a slick future techno sound.
Rave Rover | Sunday | 02:00 AM - 04:00 AM
ARTELLIGENT is Adam Metcalfe, better known as the mastermind behind the globe trotting psytrance project “HEADROOM”. No stranger to commanding the attention of massive dancefloors,
Adam has regularly featured on festivals and parties worldwide in as diverse locations such as Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Belgium, Australia, Canada, Germany, USA, and his home country of South Africa – proving that he has what it takes to be a true international music star. Looking to expand his expression he has delved into the realms of all things techy and underground, showcasing a well tuned blend of hypnotic, progressive tech. With 16 years of Dj experience behind him, each set promises to leave you craving more.
Rave Rover | Sunday | 00:00 AM - 02:00 AM
Deadbeat FM is dedicated to bringing a new sound to the techno scene, delving into a range of styles and influences. If it makes use of dirty bass lines, fat kicks, huge drums and driving melodies, you can be sure to find it on the Deadbeat playlist. Having won a number of production and remix competitions, including one from from D-Nox & Beckers, the project has made waves internationally, with tracks well received across the globe. If you haven’t yet had the guilty pleasure of vibrating to the Deadbeat FM airwaves, be sure to stay tuned..
Rave Rover | Saturday | 22:00 PM - 00:00 AM
With over 10 years of djing and music production experience, co-founder of ITW, Maximilian carefully crafts his unique sonic style, influenced by his psychedelic roots blended with his love for house and techno. On stage Maximilian mesmerises with his techno baselines with psychedelic twists.
Rave Rover | Saturday | 18:00 PM - 22:00 PM
This man is a passionate and relentless addict of techno as long as it’s hypnotic, funky, emotive and weird. He’s been at it for over 25 years setting alight dance floors across the globe at most of the major events and clubs and is happy playing alongside anyone from Sasha to Tristan, from Carl Cox to Nick Warren or Hernan Cattaneo, Damian Lazarus to Eat Static, Skrillex to X-dream or Quivver to Astrix…a true sonic chameleon who constantly blurs the lines of what constitutes trance, house or techno. He runs the legendary Flying Rhino Records as well as 4DigitalAudio, with his productions gracing not just his own labels, but the likes of Bedrock, Twisted, iboga, Flow, Rennaisance, Nano and Proton Music amongst many others. He writes under many monikers outside of his own name including Midnight Ramblers, 4D, Bumbling Loons, Lucyd, Stoop&Fidget and in the early 90’s as Technossomy. With releases scheduled on Bonsai and Kompakt his production star is constantly rising. Loved and adored by his countless followers who never know what they’re going to receive, but always safe in the knowledge that whatever comes, it will be a sublime ride…
Rave Rover | Saturday | 15:00 PM - 18:00 PM
DJ Emok is co-founder of the record label Iboga records. Together with label partner Banel, Iboga has successfully grown from strength to strength since its creation in 1996 to become internationally recognised today as one of the most respected and successful record labels in the world.
Iboga records signature sound can be recognised as the best of progressive house and progressive trance styles, seeing DJ Emok and Banel together with Iboga Bookings managing and releasing top international electronic artists including Antix, Ticon, Liquid Soul, Nyquist, Freq, Perfect Stranger, Ace Ventura, Sun Control Species, Sesto Sento, Phony Orphants, Maelstrom and Behind Blue Eyes…wow!
Iboga has been consistently releasing tunes storming numerous electronic charts including the prestigious house and trance charts found on Beatport. Many of Iboga’s releases have reached the biggest online DJ charts and are gaining extensive online sales. Recent Iboga releases can be found on respected international labels including Armada,Toolroom and Ministry Of Sound.
Armed with production skills in various electronic genres, Emok also produces under the name of Maelstrom and Phony Orphants. Get ready for the release of DJ Emoks third solo album due in late 2010, boasting collaborations with the likes of Ticon, Pixel, Perfect Stranger, Sun Control Species, Rpo, Nyquist, Atomic Pulse, Ace Ventura and more.
DJ Emok’s access to fresh and unreleased tracks from supporting producers in the music community means it comes as no surprise that he is guaranteed to play unique, distinctive and exclusive sets ripping up dancefloors across the globe. With DJ sets and Live performances in more than 20 countries every year, he is firmly putting a statement on his worldwide popularity.
Rave Rover | Saturday | 13:00 PM - 15:00 PM
The 27 year old X7M Records artist has fast become a progressive cult hero, shaking the earth wherever he goes. This tech inspired melodic groove magician continues to tighten his sound and stick to the same principles with which he started the project, to maintain a ‘structured flow’ throughout every set. Much in same way energy flows through nature, so sound should flow across a dancefloor, uniting those on it to move as one.
Rave Rover | Saturday | 11:00 AM - 13:00 PM
After having many successful releases as half of the revered psychedelic trance act Corona, Magnus Claussen proudly presents his brand new project I-Tone. Departing from his traditional style, I-Tone presents a new direction, branching into the deeper sounds of progressive psychedelic trance. The first wave of I-Tone tracks will include remixes of music by Flowjob, Zyce, and E-Clip, as well as his own solo work, with more releases and collaborations in the pipeline. In 1998, Magnus began working on music for his band in his home country, South Africa. Soon after, he discovered the sounds of electronic music, and in 2001 Corona was formed. Corona played on dance floors all over the world, at some of the world’s biggest and best festivals including Indian Spirit, Tree Of Life, Psychedelic Experience, Intact Expanda, Vortex, Alien Safari and Groovy Troopers. After the release of their two albums, as well as various EPs and singles as Corona, Magnus is very happy to present the next evolution in his music career, I-Tone. Look forward to many releases from this very talented musician, slated for release on his home label, Solar Tech Records.
Rave Rover | Friday | 4:00 AM - 06:00 AM
It’s safe to say DEAN FUEL is one of the most accomplished DJs this side of the equator: boasting a stratospheric career highlighted by intuitive performances that inspire & ignite dancefloors around him. With roots as a vinyl DJ, he‘s rocked the top festivals and underground clubs across Africa and beyond for over 16 years, embracing his passion for electronic music into a life long pursuit! Instinctive, distinctive, and versatile, he adds ‘fuel’ to dance floor fire, sharing the message – #LetsGoDancing
Rave Rover | Friday | 02:00 AM - 04:00 AM
DJ duo, ResidentDTK, are the musical force behind the now legendary, postapocalyptic queer art party that is DISKOTEKAH. Mr Jay and DJ DISKOTEKAH, brothers from other mothers, have two decades of experience in club land as DJ’s, ravers and most importantly, fans.
As with the parties they throw, their sound has always pushed the envelope musically, while nostalgically referencing 80’s synths, 90’s acid and a 21st centaury baseline.
Disclaimer: Please direct fist pumps upwards, the dancefloor will be full..
Rave Rover | Friday | 21:30 PM - 23:00 PM
The isolation chamber opens, the echoic strange of 16-bit video games jitter off into the darkness, there is a dark figure, a melodious giggle. HexieHexieHexie, the new avatar of Eve Rakow, is reborn as liquid weirdness. She’s letting the loser loose, with a new album and live show that’s going to scare you.
What is Hexie?
HexieHexieHexie is the new avatar of Eve Rakow (Stolen Pony, NO INTERNET, The Frown), but in many ways it’s always been here. Hexie is a long term experiment, an under the radar computer virus, steering Eve’s musical output both consciously and subconsciously. “It’s me claiming my crown,” says Eve. “as a loser. As a weirdo.” Having grown up listening to the Spice Girls and KORN simultaneously, Eve’s career has gone in every direction at once – with countless collaborations with the likes of Shamon Cassette, Spoek Mathambo and more.
The decision to reboot as Hexie on Chinese New Year (5th February) 2019 came after two years out of the game emotionally. “I think of myself as a professional mourner these days. I’ve been preparing for a death for a long time, since my mother had me very late. I always thought ‘fuck, thank God I have music to guide me through that time.’ In the end, there was nothing I wanted to do less than write.” Hexie turned to video games, something she’d never been interested in. “I hate that apathy culture, but ironically it was the music from those which turned me back on to my own art.”
Rave Rover | Friday | 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Extensive experimentation with live electric performance mixed with intriguing acoutic instrumentation.
His performances are always visually entertaining and feature musicians from varying genres, with a focus on deep and rolling dance music.
With an EP on Laut & Luise and an album out on Get Physical Music released mid-October 2018 and after a very successful European tour, performing at festivals such as the Moyn Moyn festival (Oyten), Fusion Festival (Germany), Meadows in the Mountains (Bulgaria), Chateau RW9 Festival (France), and others, Thor Rixon is back home working on his next big tour- this time through South Africa and it’s bordering countries.