VISION SERPENT – Groovy Troopers & Alchemy Records


 

Vision Serpant: 25 – 27th March

A Decade of Alchemical Beats! Established in 2001 by DJ Shane Gobi and Stuart Bates, Alchemy Records has gained a reputation as one of the world’s leading psytrance labels. Armed with a sizzling roster of international dj’s and acts, Alchemy is renowned for its high quality productions and critically acclaimed releases. The labels’ string of highly praised compilations and albums includes releases by the likes of Flip-Flop, Fatali, Rinkadink, Dark Soho, Miraculix, Broken Toy, Burn in Noise and Freakulizer. Currently based in London, the label has a strong connection to South Africa where Gandalf Grey and Broken Toy are currently holding up the label flag. It’s fitting then that Alchemy will be joining the Groovy Troopers to celebrate Alchemy’s 10-year anniversary in sunny South Africa.

►Alchemy Records CD Give-Away◄
The first 500 thru the gate will receive a free CD from Alchemy Records.

Win A Ticket! Text “PSYTRANCE” To 36012
(R5 per SMS, Terms & Conditions apply)

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►EARTH HOUR+◄

Switch off your lights for Earth Hour at 20h30 on Saturday 26 March, Earth Hour will celebrate a worldwide commitment to ongoing change for the betterment of the one thing that unites us all – the planet. Visit www.earthhour.org for more info.

VISION SERPENT will celebrate Earth Hour by switching off the dance floor lights from 20h30-21h30. Let’s sustain our actions beyond the hour.

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►MOTION POOL◄

From progressive to full-on, the Motion Pool features the shamans of local and international psytrance.

LIVE!
Rinkadink (alchemy. GBR)
Whiplash (alchemy. GBR)
Broken Toy (alchemy)
Shift (nexus media)
The Commercial Hippies (nano)
Chabunk (groovy troopers)
Rubix Qube (disasterpeace)

DJ!
Shane Gobi (alchemy. GBR)
Gandalf Grey (alchemy)
Regan (nano)
Xatrik (disasterpeace)
Bruce (nexus media)
Sterealkey (groovy troopers)
Plusminus (organik)
Switchcache (psynopticz)
Jughead (Wacky Woods)

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►HYPERDRIVE◄ ~~~FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY!~~~

Don your intergalactic party boots & achieve warp-speed. This one’s an all-nighter!

LIVE!
Biorhythm(disasterpeace)
Parana (organik)
Cybernetix (nexus media / organik)
Shockwave (groovy troopers)
Chemogen (1ft. groove)

DJ!
Yogi (groovy troopers)
Berns (beartrap)
Ninjah (groovy troopers)
Xeuno (alien safari)
Wyndham (mind cultivation)

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►VIRAL LOUNGE◄

A sampling of the finest Prog, Electro, Breaks, IDM & Minimal. Beat freakery to inspire & liberate the senses!

Nesono (independent)
James Copeland (independent)
Spekta (african dope)
Organik Panik (alien safari)
Delphi (viral lounge)
Sound Proof (village)
Sadhu Sensi (independent)
Rob Gonzo (psynopticz)
StroBe1 vs Storm (psydstep)
Strange Loop (viral lounge)
Lenard (viral lounge)
Craigus (starfish)
Justin (viral lounge)
C-pop (independent)

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►VISUALS◄

Psychedelic mutations and beautiful malfunctions under the pulse. An adventure of colour & sensation.

VJ’s: Image Master Blink
Live visual feeds on multiple screens to stimulate your audio-visual nerves directly. Experience sound visually in real time – synaesthesia in action!

Psychedelic Art: Psyche Charis
Like stained glass windows that open into realms of the imagination, Psyche’s artistry delineates a sacred space of psychedelic playfulness!

Shade & Structures: Blaize
Sculptured tents, structures & floating shade ties together all the elements of the 3-D mandala. Add rhythm + vibes & the magic is complete!

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►VENUE◄

De Hoek Estate
Nestled in the Obiqua mountains, De Hoek lies in its own secret valley. Vinyards, open fields, forests and fynbos give way to peaks and blue skies. Come and experience trance under wide open African skies guarded by ancient rocks and blessed by flowing rivers!

DIRECTIONS: 130km from CT!
– Take N1 from Cape Town – Take Exit 47 (Klapmuts / Wellington / Stellenbosch)
– Turn left towards Wellington / R44.
– Stay on this road.
– Straight over 4way stop with the orange traffic light.
– At the next Traffic Light turn left, Distillery Rd, R44 to Porterville / Ceres.
– Drive for +-40km and turn left towards Gouda / Porterville.
– Drive +-18km and turn right towards De Hoek.
– Stay on this road. Follow the signs.

CO-ORDINATES: -33° 9′ 27.51″ & +19° 1′ 41.33″

For SMS Venue Directions: Text “PSYTRANCE VENUE” to 36012 and we will SMS the venue directions to you. (R5 per SMS. terms and conditions apply)

FACILITIES: State of the art sound on 2 shaded dance & chill floors, original art-work & installations, plenty of camping, a swimmable dam (bring lilos), bars and a food & crafts market.

USEFUL THINGS TO PACK: Camping stuff, sunblock, torch, insect repellent, sun-hat, practical shoes, swimming costume, silly outfits for general amusement.

PARTICIPATE: Temporary Autonomous Zones function on the basis of participation. Dress up!

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►TICKETS◄

R205 @ Outlets (incl. booking fee)
R225 @ Online (avail. ‘till 23 March)
R250 @ Gate

GATES OPEN:
Friday, 25 March – 15h00 until 24h00
Saturday, 26 March – from 10h00

MARKET: Apply for your stall before 18 March.
Email info@groovytroopers.co.za to apply.

Online Tickets available at www.3am.co.za (only ‘till 23 March)
Grab an online ticket while stocks last!

Rumoured to have the blue-prints for Krang’s TechnoDrome, stolen straight from Dimension X, he’s the type of guy who exudes so much coolness that he adds whole countries on Facebook at one time instead of just people.
Always up for a party and a Tequila shot or two this is the guy who we always call first, both before and after a night out…