CTEMF 2015 Photos – The Best of Cape Town Electronic Festival
These CTEMF 2015 photos offer a small insight into the epic electronic music festival that took place over the past week-end.
It all happened at the historic and legendary City Hall in Cape Town and attracted a diverse crowd of electronic music enthusiasts. Forty one acts brought their skills and talents to the two stages at CTEMF and moved the crowds both physically and mentally from the 6th to the 8th of February 2015.
We’ve put together these CTEMF 2015 photos for you to enjoy. If you were there then reminisce on what was a truly outstanding event. If you missed it hopefully this’ll give you an idea of the energy and amazing setup that was CTEMF 2015.
The first day of the CTEMF showcased a range of house, techno, and minimal electronica. The opening set on the terrace was delivered by Cape Town DJ, Douglas Ølsson who aided the transition of the steadily building crowd.
The Terrace dancefloor proved a perfect setting for Audiojerk, Kanan K7, and Patrick Kunkel to bid the sun farewell.
At the centre of City Hall is the auditorium, which was enhanced by some truly brilliant lighting, image mapping and surprisingly good sound in a room that does not lend itself easily to music with massive kick drums!
Bryan Travis and Metro Ticket set the pace for Vienna’s HVOB who once again enthralled the swelling dancefloor. The highlight of the evening was the exceptionally groovy Anja Schneider, surprisingly the only female artist on the entire CTEMF 2015 lineup. Loco Dice and Maelstrom followed with some harder techno which was dark and deep.
Day two of CTEMF, Kimon kicked off the musical enjoyment, followed by Watermark High. The highly anticipated performance by Thor Rixon went over and above expectations with live performances from MC duo, as well as Amy Ayanda and Push Push. Gqom Romance producer, Jumping Back Slash carried on grooving with the packed dancefloor. Even though the audience was mostly unfamiliar with his sound, he managed to receive a positive crowd reaction.
In the main auditorium things were getting crazy with hometown hip hop collective Ill Skillz providing a roof-raising introduction to US beat-specialist Mr Carmack – who crafted an enthralling set comprised entirely of his own productions and remixes. British producer Slugabed then took the crowd on a tour of UK bass reaching into the overlapping territories of dubstep, glitch hop and beyond.
Local legends P.H.Fat followed with a stand-out performance which had the crowd on puppet strings. Portugese talent Branko delivered a slick performance which enticed revelers back indoors for Cape Town’s Lazersharkk and their leading lady EJ von Lyrik who laid a solid foundation for the serrated sounds of Counterstrike.
Day Three – Sunday – the last day is proving to be legendary at CTEMF. This year further endorsed the sentiment. The terrace got so packed, crowd control was required to let people on and off the floor for a while with the likes of Leeu, Xee, Lazarus Man and Charles Webster transporting the eager dancefloor from the afternoon heat into the evening.
But the main floor on Sunday was the crowning jewel of an already legendary festival. Ryan Murgatroyd kicked things off and the dancefloor quickly swelled to his groovy deep house beats ably assisted by the glorious vocals of long time collaborator, Nonku Phiri. Felix Laband and Four Tet captivated the audience with mesmerizing performances before Culoe De Song grooved things out ahead of Octave One who all but stole the show for many with drum driven Detroit techno that left everybody gagging for more at the end.
Check out the CTEMF 2015 selection of photos below.