International EDM DJs to perform at Joburg's EDM Fest
17 Sep 2012 15:59
Some of the world's top EDM DJs will be visiting South Africa for the EDM Fest, which will take place on 15 December, 2012, at the Nasrec Expo Centre, Joburg. They will give electronic dance music lovers a display of trance, progressive trance and live vocal performances.
The wheelchair-friendly venue will be transformed into a first-class party location with bars stretching over 150 metres, food areas catering for a variety of tastes, and ATM machines inside the venue grounds. VIPs will enjoy a separate raised area with exclusive bars and couches, overlooking the main dance floor.
Attendees can expect a number of internationally acclaimed acts, such as world number 13 Gareth Emery; world number 36 W&W; world number 74 Lange; South Africa's number one Trance DJ Protoculture and Sarah Howells performing a live vocal set.
Emery is consistently voted inside the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll - peaking at number seven - with his burgeoning Garuda party, selling out Manchester's legendary Sankeys four times in a row and spawning a critically acclaimed compilation, "The Sound Of Garuda".
A new multifarious trance sound
In just under five years, W&W solidified into one of the freshest, most exciting electronic dance acts on the scene. From what started as a chance meeting at the 2007 Trance Energy, has come a new multifarious trance sound that, globally, has begun to shatter underground clubs, arenas and festivals. Almost a year to the day since Willem and Ward first shook hands, they quickly took up the spinning mantle. W&W's Arenas fast found the CDJs of luminaries like Armin van Buuren, Tiësto, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, Sander Van Doorn & Judge Jules. W&W continued to produce singles such as Mainstage, Manhattan, and Impact.
Lange is recognised as one of the most influential dance artists of the past decade - a DJ who has remained at the forefront of the scene throughout his career, and a producer that continues to push all boundaries. He is the producer behind 20 UK Top-40 hits, while also being responsible for the UK Top-10 trance anthem Drifting Away, the classic You Take My Breath Away and the remixer that brought tracks such as DJ Sakin's Protect Your Mind, Lost Witness and Happiness Happening to a mainstream global audience.
Living on international rotation
The Cape Town-based DJ and producer Protoculture went from headlining festivals on the local psytrance scene each season, to living on international rotation and playing to audiences upwards of 150 000 people. His trademark uplifting sound has been played in all four corners of the globe. He has received much praise for his energetic and emotional live shows, headlining at festivals like Glastonbury and Ministry of Sound in the UK, Creamfields and XXXperience in Brazil, Earthcore Global Carnival in Australia and Ageha in Japan.
Sarah Howells is responsible for one of trances biggest tunes of recent time, Find Yourself, with John O'Callaghan. The video has nearly hit 3 million views on Youtube and was remixed by everyone from Cosmic Gate to Michael Woods.
Tracks across both of First State's artist albums on Blackhole including Brave, Reverie and Skies On Fire have resulted in Howells forging another regular collaboration and continuing her run of heavily DJ supported releases.
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