Named after the brightest Star in the Galaxy, you can be sure that
S I R I U S will guide you on an Intergalactic Journey this Winter.
Day into Night Event (2pm to 2am)
Two Dance Floors, Mind blowing Visuals, Outside Gardens & Bars
A NEW Exciting an Exclusive INDOOR/OUTDOOR venue with a 270 degree view of Cape Town, less than 20km from the Mother City
So grab your calendars and remember these Public Holiday party dates:
(YOUTH DAY Event)
LISH (Live & Dj)
Along with TOP SA Dj’s
2pm to 2am
(WOMEN’s DAY Event)
INTERACTIVE NOISE (Live)
D-NOX (3hr DJ set) Along with TOP SA Dj’s
(Day/Night Party) | 2pm to 2am
Check our album reviews for both Phaxe and Interactive Noise on Pg. 46.
Zinhle Launches Watch Brand
DJ Zinhle has entered the world of merchandising with the launch of her watch brand – Era with the slogan “It’s our time”. After seeing much success in the year 2012 with the smash hit My name is, DJ Zinhle has ventured into the retail business. The name ERA was influenced by her personal journey and growth.
An Era is a date or an event forming the beginning of any distinctive period. According to DJ Zinhle, ERA is not just a watch but a message of encouragement to every woman about the endless possibilities that exist for them in our times. ERA is a reminder that there is no better time than now to achieve everything you have always dreamed about.
ERA has launched into the market with 3 designs, the Dare, Explore and Dream Edition. Each edition has different colours to accommodate the different consumer preferences and tastes. Each watch edition carries a different message from the deejay to the consumer. The watches are mainly for ladies, with the exception of the Dare range which has 4 colours that are unisex, namely, Blue, White, Green and Black.
For more info hop on over to Zinhle’s website.
Cape Town’s Terrence Pearce releases Halcyon EP on Futureboogie
Cape Town’s Terrence Pearce is the latest recruit to the Futureboogie camp proving the A&R arm of the label is now reaching across the globe. The next digital only package will be the Halcyon EP a 4-tracker demonstrating the producer’s multi-textured style that fuses bass tinged house with more classic sounds and snippets of soul.
Kicking off the release with an infectious little number, Halcyon delivers soaring strings, rumbling bass and a touch of Laurent Garnier’s jazz-tech leanings with lively trumpets recalling a certain classic record. Next up Kings N Queens favours a deep and dirty groove, with fervent synth stabs over the cheeky melodic bassline and chopped up male vox samples building up to a booming bass drop. Poise is another eloquent fusion of modern bass heavy riffs and soul samples all expertly weaved into a bumping groove with classic uplifting chords and some playful electronics.
Closing the package, Up N Down is driven by the warm fuzzy synth melody that rises above the low-slung groove and gradually distorts into a tripped out melt down of bleeps and FX.
Terrence Pearce is a producer/DJ from Durban who now resides in South Africa’s electronic hub Cape Town. His breakthrough release came with Magic on Shur-i-kan and Milton Jackson’s Dark Energy Recordings in 2012, which was picked up by the Wolf Music boys who went on to license the track and subsequently brought Terrence to the attention of Futureboogie.
The Halcyon EP is Terrence’s first full EP and showcases a dexterous talent with a cross spectrum of sounds at his fingertips.
Introducing JE T’AIME by Gay Thing
Gay Thing is Ms Louise and Mr Snyman. Ms Louise has released previous work under electro acts Bride Reunion and Devil’s Cartel and Mr Snyman has released albums under pseudonyms Black Pimp ’n Jesus and Battle Cock.
Gay Thing formed in Johannesburg in 2012 and sounds like Peaches’ and Prince’s lovechild and ABBA on Spanish fly. Ms Louise contributes vocals, synth and engineering, whilst Mr Snyman supplies vocals, beats and production.
They have performed at Grietfest 2012 and their first single, Party Party Party, has already enjoyed radio play on SAFM.
Download JE T’AIME for free with an option to donate from Gay Thing’s SoundCloud.
MUTHA FM: Broadcast License Petition
Cape Town based internet radio station, Mutha FM, recently launched a petition to gain an FM licence. The station has been around for a good 10 years and is a strong advocator of local DJ talent with both up and coming and established DJs sharing the radio waves on various shows. The radio station focuses mainly on dance music and you can get to hear an uninterrupted flow of almost every conceivable style and genre by tuning in to www.muthafm.com.
But they want to get onto the FM bandwidth and expand their listenership. Usually as clubbers we get to vote with our feet by dancing. This time, however, they need you to vote with your fingers so hop on over to the petition page to add your name to the cause. Simply go to their website and follow the prompts. It’ll take less than a minute.
TRUTH Turns Up The Heat
In 1999 Midrand’s old snake park was transformed into Truth – it’s sprawling indoor areas and lush terrace complete with palm trees and a pool provided space for three massive dance floors. Johannesburg’s playground of sound soon became a firm favourite for those craving the ultimate clubbing adventure.
Truth has, in many ways, been a crucial pillar of Johannesburg’s underground electronic music scene – many of the scene’s top names began their careers at the club and still call it home. Over the last fourteen years it’s become an institution – continuously shape-shifting as Johannesburg’s scene and tastes have evolved.
The club has played host to some of the world’s most cutting-edge electronic acts including Stimming, Lee Burridge, Silicone Soul, Pete Heller, Warp Brothers, Anne Savage, Sister Bliss, Ferry Corsten, Style of Eye, Ian Carey, Paul van Dyk, Marc Romboy, Hot Since 82, Konrad Black, Animal Trainer, Wildkats, Barem, Federico Molinari and Mark Knight to name just a few.
With names like Richie Hawtin, Edu Imbernon, iefschwarz, Charles Webster, Sammy Dee, Chopstick, Johnjon and Daniel Bortz, Audiojack, Super Flu, Djuma Soundsystem and Matt Masters all playing in the first 6 months – plus the legendary Yousef , Pleasurekraft and Romanian hot shots NTFO confirmed for June alone – the club’s ultimate goal of earning a permanent spot on the international clubbing circuit might not be too far away.
“Truth was the best gig for me in 2012. I rarely get so many positive reactions during my live set – ever!” – Stimming
“When I arrived at the venue for the first time I thought, “Where the hell am I?!” A former reptile park is now a techno club? However my doubts disappeared very quickly. I played on the terrace and the crowd went bananas! One of my greatest shows in 2012, no question…” – Marc Romboy
“Easily in my top 5 clubs in the world… There is something very magical about playing outside as the sun rises in South Africa.” – Mark Knight
“I’ve only visited South Africa once but I loved it from the very first second… party was craziest, as I expected. Loved the crowd at Truth.” – Wally Lopez
“Truth, Johannesburg… probably my favourite place ever.” – Edu Imbernon