5 Must-See Electronic Dome Acts at RTD2015
For all electronic music heads, the Electronic Dome has always been a highlight at Rocking the Daisies and this year for RTD2015 it boasts a massive lineup, with appearances by internationals Porter Robinson, SCUBA, Krafty Kuts and more.
So while there’s no need to look far when trying to suss out which are the top international acts to catch in the in the Electronic Dome – we decided to put together a list of our top five local contenders we’re excited to see perform.
Currently taking over the world and touring abroad, Niskerone will return to SA to turn the #HuaweiCultureClub Electronic Dome on its head, with a live set that will give fans a first glimpse at his Universes project. This four-deck drum and bass set will include a series of explosive mash-ups and exclusive techno-inspired sounds, with custom animation by Cape Town’s King Debs. Expect many surprise guests, cameos and an appearance by MC Miki San Tzu. He’s literally putting on a show!
Earlier this year Jazzuelle made his debut at Sonar Barcelona and Glastonbury Festival (UK), thanks to Bridges for Music and the his own commendable talent in electronic house music production. This former IDM Mag cover star, who we dubbed ‘South Africa’s Best Kept Secret’, has released music under Get Physical, Lazy Days Recordings, Atjazz Record Company and more, and has collaborated with an impressive list of international artists such as Black Coffee, Charles Webster, Paolo Rocco and more.
Storming into 2015 with an official signing to Kannibalen Records, Haezer has captured the hearts of hard and bouncy bass line fans around the globe. Partnering up with one of Cape Town’s audio visual queens, Fiance Knowles, this should be an electrifying and high energy set, and there will most likely be one hell of a mosh pit in the Electronic Dome at Rocking The Daisies this year.
Hyphen vs. Rudeone
RudeOne is one of the pioneers of the Science Frikshun Movement, one of SA’s most successful drum and bass events. Tag-teaming with Hyphen for their set in the Electronic Dome, they not only own Cape Town’s biggest drum and bass night, Pressure, but they’re fusing their years of characteristic bass music into one epic performance not to be missed. Making it onto SA’s top 30 DJs on DJ Mag’s annual poll, Hyphen is the heart of the drum and bass uprising in SA. We’re expecting venomous beats, quick mixing and a couple of massive drops!
Having emerged as one of Pretoria’s more innovative DJs, Trancemicsoul fuses jazz, hip hop, Kwaito and soulful electronic sounds through effortlessly smooth and sophisticated compositions. Not only a Red Bull Music Academy graduate, he has collaborated with Ralf Gum, Jamie Thinnes and more, dropped a set on Boiler Room TV and played alongside some of the biggest DJs in the world.
“I want all the dance floor enthusiasts to leave the Electro Dome with a feeling of enlightenment. My set at Rocking the Daisies will have a lot of ambiance, with a personal touch, giving first-time listeners of my music a glimpse of what I do and how I do it. I believe that’s what separates one artist from another,” he says.