2015 is getting into the swing of things and we’re kicking off it off in style at Love and Light’s second home – Nelson Wine Estate in Paarl.
We have organised a line up of the absolute finest in international and local progressive psy-trance DJ’s, including Ace Ventura, Zyce, Emok and Critical Choice, this instalment of Love & Light promises to be bigger and better than ever.
Doors open at 10am on Saturday with festivities beginning at 11am; pull in, take in the beautiful mountain views, grab an ice cold drink from our fully licenced bars or a bite to eat from one of the gourmet food stalls.
This gives you more than 12 hours of mind-blowing electronic music at one of the most breath-taking venues in the cape. This is strictly a mature party environment. There will be no under 23 for guys & no under 21 for girls.
Behind the Ace Ventura project is Yoni Oshrat – one of Israel’s biggest talents in electronic music, with a career on top of the scene, stretching for over a decade. Already from an early age Yoni was heavily influenced by music.
He was born in a musical family with his father being a famous Israeli composer and song writer (for instance behind the Eurovision song “Halelujah”), and it was therefore no surprise that he went on to pursue a career in the TV and movie-industry as a sound producer.
After discovering the blooming trance-scene in the beginning of the nineties, he started DJ’ing and teamed up with his friend DJ Goblin to form the psychedelic trance project Children Of The Doc, which later changed name to PSYSEX. Together they released 3 critically-acclaimed full length albums on HOMmega Productons, and played a big part in establishing Israel as one of the most influencial countries in the trance scene.
After several years of intense touring, playing at some of the biggest parties and festivals worldwide, Yoni’s taste moved more and more towards the slower, groovier side of music though, and from 2006 he took the decision to leave the Psysex project and form the two soloprojects SCHATSI and ACE VENTURA. With Schatsi he was quickly featured on labels like Hadshot and Mylo’s Breastfed Recordings, and top DJ’s like John Digweed played some of his material on numerous occasions.
More attention was put into the Ace Ventura project though, and using a fusion of the hard, pumping dancefloor-oriented style from Psysex and the deeper, groovier influences of progressive trance, the Ace Ventura project became a big success, and in a matter of just a few releases, such as the now classic debut “Cardiac Arrest”, he was already considered among the top producers on the progressive trance scene.
After appearing in releases on labels like Flow, Echoes, Blue Tunes, Spintwist, HOMmega and Iboga Records he finally released his debut solo album “Rebirth” in 2007, which was without a doubt one of the biggest releases of the year. It resulted in Ace Ventura winning the Psytrance category at the Beatport Music Awards in 2008.
About one year later the album was followed by a remix album “Re:Boot”, which contained two CD’s with remixes by various progressive trance, house, electro house and techno artists. This release, together with the release of “The Spark”, the summer anthem remix of FREq’s “Short Life Again” as well as a collaborations with various artists – also resulted in Ace Ventura winning the Psytrance category at the Beatport Music Awards in 2009, For the second year in a row. Recently releases such as ‘Inside us’ (together with Timelock) and the Interactive noise remix for the classic tune ‘Presence’ have reached the first place in the Beatport psytrance charts.
Despite playing all around the globe, at major events from Boom in Portugal, XXXPerience, Tribe and Universo Paralello in Brazil, Solstice in Japan, Glade in the UK ,Ozora in Hungary to Indian Spirit, Tshitraka, Antaris and Full Moon in Germany, Yoni isn’t resting on the laurels – Working on other projects such as EASY RIDERS – together with fellow friend and partner Roy Tilbor (aka Rocky) – as well as on the newborn project ZENTURA, together with Wouter Thomassesn (aka Zen Mechanics) and last but not least, on the longtime collaboration LIQUID ACE, together with Nicola Capobianco (aka Liquid soul).
Besides producing tracks for various labels, Yoni complied a few successfull compilations, namely the ‘New order’ series for HOMmega records, which was the first progressive release of the label, as well as ‘Digital beings’ for Echoes records. Recently he compiled the double CD ‘Dance Computer’ for Iboga records, and now the 3rd chapter of the ‘New order’ series is ready to be unleashed as well. These days, final work is underway on the 2nd Ace Ventura album – ‘Paradise engineering’ – to be released by the end of the year on Iboga records.
ZYCE is a solo progressive trance project created by Nikola Kozic from Serbia. After years of performing on guitar in rock and reggae bands, Nikola found himself in electronic music and the Zyce project was born. His debut album “Hyper Cube” was released in 2008 on Synergetic records. Soon after he started releasing music for the major psychedelic/progressive Trance labels like Spin Twist, Iboga, IONO Music, Blue Tunes.
The second album “Transgressive” was released on Spin Twist records in March 2010. With this album Zyce project had a chance to perform at the biggest festivals at Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Israel, Germany, France…
At the end of the 2010, Nikola established record label under name “TesseracTstudio” for which he have released his third album under name “8 Cell” in collaboration with Flegma project in 2011. Album took first place at psyshop charts. Finally the last and the fourth album with symbolic name “Alignment” was published at the 21st December at 2012.
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.
DJ Emok released his third solo album 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.
Critical Choice is the brainchild of Filip Mardberg, Fredrik Gilenholt and Mikael Dahlgaard, and represents a natural progression toward creating something new and unique for the psy-trance scene. Filip and Fredrik have been producing electronic music for years under the name Ticon, and Mikael under the name of DJ Emok and Phony Orphants. Mikael is also manager of the highly respected label Iboga Records. With their electronic music roots going all the way back to the early 90’s, the guys have helped pioneer the genres within Progressive Psy-Trance and Scandinavian Trance, with many releases over the years on their signed labels; Iboga Records and Digital Structures.
Quote: “We have worked together a lot before, and thought it was time to make something together, as all three of us enjoy the analogue sounds of old school Scandinavian trance.”
Emok comes from Copenhagen, Denmark, and Filip & Fredrik from Malmoe, Sweden. The two cities are very near one another so it was natural for them to get together in the studio. After some discussions, wild studio sessions, gigs and lots of beers, they came to the conclusion that they had something special and unique to give the scene and together they decided forming a new project, and so Critical Choice was born.
The Critical Choice sound incorporates that big old analogue sound which this trio knows and loves all too well. This foundation is blended with the emotion of the old Goa trance and techno that they grew up with, with a fresh new production incorporating unique musical ideas.
Critical Choice focuses on creating a magical live-act performance, employing an array ofkeyboards, controllers, effects, drum machines, and more. Expressing themselves live is always a great way to try out new ideas, while interacting with the crowd on the dance floor provides seeds for musical ideas that can be incorporated into future productions.
NELSON WINE ESTATE
R44, Agter Paarl, Windmeul, 7630 (www.nelsonscreek.co.za)
~ Gates open at 10am on Saturday morning and close at 7pm on Saturday evening, party ends at 11:45pm ~
Directions to Nelson’s from Cape Town:
Take the N1 out of Cape Town towards Paarl.
Take the R44 Klapmuts/Wellington turnoff on your left and turn left towards Wellington at the stop.
Continue on the R44 towards Wellington for approximately 18 km. The road will later change from a single to double lane. From there we are approximately 2.5 km onwards on your left hand side. If you reach a 4-way stop, you’ve gone too far.
Take the N1 out of Worcester towards Paarl.
Go through the tunnel and keep going straight, past Paarl.
Take the R44 turnoff on your left and turn right towards Wellington.
Continue on the R44 towards Wellington for approximately 18 km. The road will later change from a single lane to double road. From there we are approximately 2.5 km on your left hand side. If you reach a 4-way stop, you’ve gone too far.
* Directions from CT: http://goo.gl/maps/9Cqel (only 63km)
* Directions from Stellenbosch: http://goo.gl/maps/cPC8x (only 35km)
* Directions from Tableview: http://goo.gl/maps/ZS8Ua (only 59km)
For those who don’t wish to drive, there will be a return bus to take festival-goers there and back safely.
The bus will be departing from the parking lot opposite Giovannis (P13) on Sommerset Rd, Green Point at 10am sharp and will be returning to the same place after the party. Return bus tickets are on sale on Nutickets for R100.
A country lodge with twelve double rooms in a style reminiscent of old horse stables is available for the Estate’s guests at very reasonable rates. Enjoy lavish sunsets and walks through the vineyards at daybreak, go for a morning swim in the crystal clear pool overlooking the Chardonnay vineyard or simply enjoy a cup of rich coffee on the patio while taking in the sights and sounds of the Cape Winelands the way it was meant to be experienced.
(021) 869 8453
Bakenhof Guesthouse (R45: near Florida Farmstall) – Nicola Swanepoel – 021 864 3774 / 076 249 7481 / 084 501 4034 – email@example.com
Diemersfontein Guest House on the Wine Estate – 021 864 5050 /
Klein Waterkloof (Farm: Agter Paarl Rd) – Elsa Marais 021 869 8950 /
Fleur De Lis B&B on the Wine Estate – Bart – 021 864 1730 / 076 824 3618
Lady Loch Guest House (Farm: Lady Loch Rd) – Elri – 021 873 1430 / 082 924 7816 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mooikelder (Farm: Agter Paarl Rd)- Adri – 021 869 8787 / 082 749 8939 – email@example.com
Ridgeback House (5) (Ridgeback Wine Estate) Tel: 869 8988
Seidelberg Guesthouse (3) (Seidelberg Wine Estate) Tel.863 5217
Landskroon (1) (Suid Agter Paarl Rd – T3) Tel. 863 1039
Nine Oaks (6) (Off WR 8, Agter-Paarl ) – Tel. 869 8436
Uitsig (2) Off R45, Wellington – Malmesbury – Tel. 872 4483
Tickets are R300 on Nutickets South Africa. IF the tickets sell out online, there will be NO tickets at the door. Get yours now: http://
Kalk Bay – GYPSY – 021 7886802
Cape Town – GYPSY Long Street – 021 4242994
Cavendish Link – SKA – 021 671 1367
Tableview – SKA Bayside Mall – 021 557 4350
Stellenbosch – GYPSY – 021 8867157
Canal Walk – WILD FIRE PIERCING – 021 671 1367
Garden Centre – GLOBAL GIRL – 021 461 1756
Sea Point – CALL-A-PIZZA – 021 434 0818
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IMPORTANT NOTICE – No Alcohol ruling;
Please note that due to the Western Province Liquor Authority, no alcohol is allowed at this event. (We are referring to alcohol been carried in cooler boxes by ticket holders). The rules may not apply for other festivals that have “camping” but not for One Day Festivals that do not have camping facilities. Guests can still bring cooler boxes with food and soft drinks but no decanted alcohol allowed. We will ensure that there is adequate drinking water and we will also make sure that bottled water is sold at a very reasonable price. The authorities are rightly enforcing the laws of Outdoor Festivals and it is important that we comply with the rules.
3. THE LICENCED PREMISES:
3.1 The licenced premises is the area indicated in colour on the signed plan as approved and attached to the liquor licence.
3.2 No liquor may be stored, sold, served or consumed in any area not indicated for that purpose on the plan.
3.3 No changes, extensions, or alterations may be made to the licenced premises unless approved by the Presiding Officer of the Western Cape Liquor Authority.
3.4 The licenced area must be clearly indicated and cordoned off so that no access may be gained other than controlled access.
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