BEARTRAP PRODUCTIONS presents CELESTIAL BEINGS III
10th Anniversary Party, featuring DapAnji
Our annual February date has evolved from its humble, but insanely popular “Creature of the Wheel” roots in Stellenbosch, into one of the most anticipated events in the latter half of outdoor season – Celestial Beings. This year, as we prepare for one of the most auspicious gatherings of celestial beings, we are struck by the magnitude of our continued commitment to creating a space that draws beings from all walks of light together. This year we have summoned artistic talents from the many corners of the universe, incl. musicians, dj’s, visual manipulators, fire performers, dancers & UV artists. All will ascend on the sacred site to entertain, dazzle, surprise and enthral your senses – get ready for a summer psychedelic experience that will propel you into another dimension.
THE MINSTRELS AND MAGICIANS
DapAnji (phantasm rec, Israel)
This dynamic duo have both been making music since their preteen years but once they discovered psyculture and it’s music, they were hooked.
Both broke into the scene in their individual capacities as DJs and spent a great deal of time playing all over Israel.
At a very young age, Daniel was fortunate to play alongside a multitude of artists like Absolum, CPU, Bliss and Exaile, among others.
At the end of 2006 the two joined forces.
The combined result of this energetic and bold partnership is Dapanj.
After spending an intense amount of time in the studio, refining their talent and defining their unique sound, they released their debut album – Born To Break (2009), on the well known Phantasm Records label – this fiercely well received release is full of crazy breaks and phat earth shattering bass lines, colored with funky psychedelics and the occasional unexpected groove.
Many of the tracks off this album (such as Cracking Skulls and Attention Please!) are still played on trance floors all over the world.
They really are taking full on to the next level and as Phantasm Records said, “they are set to raise the bar of what’s expected from innovative studio producers” – we agree…. !
BRIAN SENTIENT (spun rec, usa)
Representing Alchemy Records in the USA, Sentient is one of the foremost psychedelic trance DJs in California. A lover of the genre since he was first exposed to it at a rave in Mexico City in 1994, Sentient has become addicted to the powerful sound of today’s psytrance.
When he plays, foremost in his mind is the music and the desire to guide people through it.
A world traveller all of his life, his unique experiences living in Africa, Mexico and Israel (as well as trips to Europe and Southeast Asia) have given him a unique outlook on life, and he channels his personality and energy into each set.
He has played alongside are Hallucinogen, X-Dream, Shpongle, Deedrah, Astrix, Son Kite, GMS, Infected Mushroom, Shane Gobi, Chromatone, Protoculture, Shakta, Cosmosis, Pixel, Absolum and many, many more.
LOCAL SUPER NOVA’S
Beartrap has amassed a rapturous line up to rival any other.
Notwithstanding some of the best local talent Cape Town has to offer, this line up sees more DJanes take to the decks at one outdoor event, than ever before.
Archive vs Jester (MMD vs Disasterpeace Records)
Dre’ama (Teknotribe, JHB) ♀
Iron Lotus (MMD/Terror Lab)
Each of the five Djanes bring a unique energy to this dynamic and exciting compliment of Minstrels and Magicians. From the sultry, sexy, cheeky, bouncy, dark and menacing, sunset, sunrise or psychedelic -
Together or individually, the five attest to the growing feminine energy of the psytrance scene locally and worldwide and prove that, like their male counterparts, they are not defined by gender, but by the ability to influence a dance floor and manipulate a beat.
An epic gathering demands an equally epic setting and only one venue comes to mind… . .
Literally overnight this beautiful stone keep was catapulted from a simple rock quarry to the legendary status it now enjoys.
This is where we will setup base as we touch down on the banks of the Theewaterskloof dam.
The dance floor will be perched atop the Theewaterskloof valley, surrounded by lush vineyards and tall, majestic mountain peaks, flanked by a river which meanders into the valley past the dance floor as it rushes from the dam, carving a path and leaving it’s mark on the countryside..
Secluded and surrounded on 3 sides by stone steeples, this venue is a naturally formed amphitheatre which will double as a monstrous backdrop for some seriously powerful psychedelic visuals and otherworldly eye candy.
Hit the freeway from Cape Town and go over Sir Lowry’s Pass.
At the Peregrine Farm Stall turn left to Elgin / Grabouw (R321)
Take the first right turn onto R321 (towards Villiersdorp).
Just before Villiersdorp, turn right onto the R43 towards Hermanus (this is not a dirt road).
Follow the signs from there. Be careful not to take the dirt road which goes to Hermanus, but in the event that you do, turn left when you reach the T-Junction which intersects with the tar road again.
❀ This is a farm – a place of birth, growth and rebirth :: the perfect extension of space for Celestial Beings.
It feeds the soul and the tummy. Be born on the dance floor, grow with the music and be reborn into the world. Fill your soul with music and release your energy on the dance floor – This is the essence of the party!
➟ HEMPORIUM, long st: 021 4811853
➟ WILD FIRE PIERCING, canal walk: 021 5528929
➟ SKIN CLOTHING, long beach mall: 021 7857777
➟ GYPSY, Stellenbosch: 076 1266762
➟ GYPSY, durbanville: 021 9762604
➟ GYPSY, kalkbay: 021 7886802
➟ REVOLUTION RECORDS, observatory: 0836236071
➟ CALL-A-PIZZA, seapoint: 021 4340818 (excl the booking fee, at outlets discretions)
✭ ┊┊ R220.00 presold ┊┊ ✭ ┊┊ R240.00 at the gate┊┊ ✭
Be aware that most of the outlets do not accept cards as a form of payment for event tickets.
Please make sure you have cash.
✪ Gates open Saturday 19 November 2011 at 11h00.
➟ REMANUFACTURE has no Eco Levy – keep your space earth friendly.
➟ Decrease your carbon stomp on Gaia, increase your stomp on the dance floor!
➟ Be clean and green and environ conscience.
➟ Respect the space, it’s energy and that of the other people who party with you.
★★┊ EVENT FACILITIES ┊★
The most enchanting dance floor site with a beautiful river that meanders past the dance floor
Dam for swimming, only meters away
Medic & Fire Safety teams
Professional, friendly Security
Food Stalls and Craft Stalls
Courtesy Tractor Shuttle service between event epicenter and campsite
TINTILATE YOUR SENSES
Expect mind-blowing auditory and visual stimulation from start to finish.
✭Awesome Turbosound Flex-Array Rig & Mind Bending Intelligent Lighting show, driven and engineered by RP Sound and Lighting
✭ Magnificent mammoth visual wizardry arranged and operated by the Mungus Fungus team.
✭ Unique UV art installations by ARTESCAPE that will be out of this world.
✧ Beautiful people
✧ Smiling faces
✧ Great Vibes
✧ Killa tunes
✧ And Celestial Beings from all walks of light.
➤ NO U18′s – no exceptions. ID on request.
★☆┊ SUPPLIES YOU SHOULD PACK
➤ Camping gear
➤ Sleeping Bag
➤ Warm clothes
➤ Silly outfits
➤ Swimming gear
➤ bring Glass – decant into plastic at home.
➤ bring Pets
➤ have a Bad Attitude
➤ bring Illegal Substances
➤ bring or conceal any weapons (of any kind)
➤ play any Independent sound systems once the music starts
➤ have Peace, Love, Unity & Respect.
➤ love the space and people
➤ dance like it’s last stomp you’ll ever have.
➤ play and have fun
➤ hug a stranger on the dance floor
➤ make a new friend
➤ watch the stars at night
➤ take photos
➤ make memories
☠ ANYONE FOUND TO BE IN POSSESION OF A PREOWNED ARMBAND WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE, OF NO LESS THAN TWICE THE TICKET PRICE AND/ OR BE ESCORTED FROM THE PARTY.
☮ P.L.U.R ☮
Don’t drink & drive.
Traders welcome – bookings essential: ✉ email email@example.com
RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED.
Although the organizers of BEARTRAP PRODUCTIONS have taken every measure to make this event safe & secure for you, entry and participation is entirely at your own risk.
The promoters accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. This applies even to negligence of any kind by the promoters, venue and contractors and other associates.
All rights reserved.
Line up and venue are subject to change at any time – please watch the web for info.
Stand the chance to win one of two tickets to the Beartrap’s 10th Anniversary event featuring Dapanji.
All you need to do is tell us your favourite Dapanji track (dropping a Soundcloud or Youtube link will also help) in the comment box below and LIKE this post.
Winners will be announced on the 24th of January.