I love Cape Town Psytrance
I really love the Cape Town Psytrance scene!
2018 is a personal landmark for me!
It is 20 years since my first year living in Cape Town and my god times flies when you are having fun.
I have personally watched the growth and journey of psytrance in Cape Town.
This past year has been an interesting one. We are definitely in a time of change.
I try to have only good thoughts and feelings towards this change.
Each season that goes by older people move on to traveling or settling down and the new kids, wet behind the ears, find themselves on the dancefloor and thus the scene grows and thins out.
Music is constantly changing and evolving, I think it takes a few months to acclimatize to these changes and then everybody loves it again.
One thing is for sure though, Cape Town loves their ‘Sunday Funday’. I guess we love the sunshine.
I often think about the reasons why I love my local party scene and I’m sure you will agree with me.
Why I love Cape Town psytrance
I love the feeling of a family, people you only see at a party once a month or at a club.
I love to walk onto the dance floor and pretty much know half the people there.
Together as a community we experience growth, love, death and everything in between.
I love the fact that we have different party promoters, so it keeps it fresh and exciting at each event and this creates the community as a whole. Since the birth of Facebook, we can really keep connected.
I don’t know what my life would be like if I wasn’t involved with the local psy scene.
I guess it gives us a feeling of belonging to something meaningful, a reason to work all week so we get to play together in the fields or by the sea every weekend.
I hope it carries on for another 20 years or so.
I have collected a bunch of images from the past few months to recap the beginning of season, and I hope by looking through them you will also be inspired and together we create the stories of the future.
The Cape Town psytrance scene will ebb and flow, but ‘till now has stood the time almost 25 years. Long may it live on!
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What I am listening too: