I can barely believe it, Truth is celebrating its 14th birthday this weekend with a very special event featuring International house music beat maker and tune dropper, Stimming.
Over the past 14 years (longer than some of you have been around) Truth Nightclub has become an institution of dance music culture and celebration, with its walls having been graced by only the biggest names in the global industry.
Truth’s annual birthday celebration is a highlight on the clubbing calendar and this year is no exception – this Saturday the club presents four top-rated international acts – Stimming (Germany), Mark Menning (UK), Kreature (UK) and Dutch trance DJ/producer Jacob van Hage who will play alongside 20 of the country’s top DJs and dance acts on Truth’s four floors.
Over the years, Truth has hosted some of the world’s most cutting-edge electronic artists including Richie Hawtin, Tiefschwarz, Pleasurekraft, Edu Imbernon, Yousef, Lee Burridge, Silicone Soul, Edu Sister Bliss, Wally Lopez, Conrad Black, Cosmic Gate, Sasha, Ferry Corsten, Style of Eye are only a few names on a long list of acts who have thrilled Truth’s devoted clubbing contingent over the years.
South Africa’s acid house scene took root in the late 80’s and by 1999 dance music had blossomed into a vibrant local scene. It was at this time that Truth opened its doors. Pretoria’s old snake park— a vast venue with both outdoor and indoor spaces provided the perfect framework for a multi-floor nightclub. The space was transformed into the nocturnal playground of electronic music its known and loved as today.
The Headliners for the night look like this:
■ STIMMING (Germany)
His understated yet masterfully executed production has led critics to tag his music as “intelligent club music”. With his deep rhythms, clean sounds, epic breakdowns and atmospheric build-ups, Stimming has crafted his own distinct sound— a sound which has established him as the scene’s most exciting talents in recent years.
■ MARK HENNING (Germany)
With an ever increasing following over the years, Mark has established himself as a consistent producer of quality underground house and techno having released music on long list of well-regarded labels. His sound sits somewhere between house and techno, with a healthy dose of darkness, swing and funk. Mark has proven himself as a great live act and versatile DJ, being equally comfortable playing deep morning sets as well as peak time slots.
■ KREATURE (UK)
Leeds-based DJ/producer KREATURE has had a massive year. With piping hot releases on Nurvous Records and a punishing global touring schedule – including sets at Burning Man,
The breakthrough artist from Leeds has 3 other releases behind him to date on imprints like MEXA and Love Not Money, all of which have surfed to the top 10 of Beatport’s nu-disco chart.
■ JACOB VAN HAGE (Holland)
Hailing from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, comes a Dutchman by the name of Jacob van Hage. Jacob has risen from humble beginnings to become a globally recognized name.
His ability to entertain a crowd, swirl them round and leave them wanting more makes him a promoter’s dream. When Jacob steps into the DJ booth he becomes a monster and the true entertainer in him surfaces, the guy is all over the place! With his own sense and feel on the atmosphere, Jacob turns every dancefloor into mayhem.
STIMMING (DE) & Lazarusman
MARK HENNING (UK)
Isle of Skye
JACOB VAN HAGE (DE)
Presale tickets R120 at Webtickets, R150 at the door.