Nuwave has returned to the electronic music scene with the EDM Fest! NuWave Entertainment, together with Tinderbox, is bringing South Africa Gareth Emery; Lange; Protoculture and a live vocal set from Sarah Howells for one united display of mind-blowing trance, progressive trance and live vocal performances. The event is going down on the 15th December at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Jozi.
The wheelchair friendly venue will be transformed into a first class party location with bars stretching over a 150 meters, food areas catering for a variety of tastes and ATM machines inside the venue grounds. VIP’s will enjoy a separate raised area, with exclusive bars and couches, overlooking the main dance floor to take in the full view.
Gareth is consistently voted inside the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs Poll – peaking at Number 7 – 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. Building a musical brand around his name in record shops, download stores, radio and club land has given him an all-encompassing reputation in dance music that is rivalled by few.
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’, ‘Impact’, to name just a few, all of which have rocked federation trance to its core.
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 an astonishing 20 UK top 40 hits, while also being the talent responsible for the UK Top 10 trance anthem ‘Drifting Away’, the classic SuReal–‘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. These achievements have gained him undiminished support from industry leaders such as Paul van Dyk, Sasha, PaulOakenfold, Judge Jules and Pete Tong, and even an appearance on Top of the Pops.
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, with gigs taking him to super clubs and incredible festivals in London, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Moscow and everywhere in between. Diversifying his sound whilst still flying the flag high for South Africa, Protoculture has accessed the next realm of his career and carved himself a place on the electronic map with the best of them – proudly home grown.
Sarah Howells is responsible for one of trances biggest tunes of recent time, ‘Find Yourself’ with John O’Callaghan. Played by every DJ worth their salt, from Armin to Tiesto to Van Dyk, the video has nearly hit 3 million views on Youtube and was remixed by everyone from Cosmic Gate to Michael Woods.
Tickets on sale now at Computicket!
Date: Saturday 15th December 2012
Venue: Nasrec Expo Centre, Hall 8, Johannesburg
Time: Doors open 20:00
Cost: Regular R295 via Computicket; R300 at the door.
VIP R450 via Computicket and NuWave’s network of stores around Johannesburg.
We’re giving away a double ticket to the event. If you’d like to win, let us know what your favourite trance/progressive tune of all time is. Winner announced Friday 30th November.