Being a firm favourite in the outdoor electronic music festival scene in Cape Town, EQUINOX has showcased some of the best local and International Progressive Trance and Techno acts. It is now time to bring EQUINOX to the city, with the same quality of event that you have come to love.
Our resident artists include 4 of Cape Town’s freshest acts:
THIS WEEK’S LINE-UP (25th of April 2012):
PASCAL & PEARCE
LIVE Visuals by Afterlife! Decor by Tamzyn.
R40 gets you in !!
NO under 21′s – ID required.
After a chance meeting in 2007, Pascal Ellinas and Dave Pearce began the long winding road that is now the stellar production and DJ duo of Pascal & Pearce.
Aside from being two of the nicest guys one could meet, these two talented friends have grown a symbiotic relationship with each other that translates into pure potency on the dance-floor! Amongst many other choice offerings – their tune “Disko Biskit” burned up countless parties in 2009/2010. It saw success not only at home, but topped the charts abroad, garnering international acclaim and plays from the top house DJ’s around the world, including a slew of remix’s.
The pair has done official remixes for local artists such as Locnville, Goldfish, Flash Republic, Zebra & Giraffe, Goodluck and Lady Lea, and are continuously working on their sound in a way that is both organic and constantly evolving.
Having signed a record deal in March with the juggernauts of the South African music industry, Just Music, you can expect some big things to come from these boys!
RYAN MURGATROYD (http://www.facebook.com/
Producer of the hit tracks “Epic Flow” “What you do to me” “Funk Country” and “Music Makes me Feel” , and the only South African artist to recieve world wide acclaim and by far South Africas most succesfull house music export! Supported by an extensive remix and production schedule for UK super labels like Toolroom Records, Lowered, Data, Ministry of Sound and Cr2, his tracks have received support from Fedde Le Grande, Sebastian Ledger, Pete Tong, Mark Knight and Micky Slim to name a few and have rocked clubs from Ibiza to Dubai and everywhere in between.
International successes include being hand picked by Dirty South for the prestigious Ministry of Sound Sessions Four: Mixed by John Course and Dirty South, Kissdafunk: Rob Tiessera & Trophy Twins, Erica Elle: Every Beat and Lady Lea Presents: Catch me if you can 2nd Time Around.
Remixes have already featured as ‘One For the Weekend’ on Radio 1′s Top shows, including Pete Tong, Judge Jules and Eddie Halliwell!!!!
The Murgatroyd mix of Feddie Le Grands ‘Put your hands up’ received widespread critical acclaim and has been rocking dance floors the world over ever since. He also featured the vocal talents of Lira in the unexpectedly beautiful African Anthem , ‘Nomunge Hamba’, or ‘That Zulu track’…. As most fans agree, the most surprising thing about Murgatroyd is his versatility as a producer, composer, dj and teacher.
Ryan also runs a a revolutionary music production school, the Soul Candi Institute of Music, where he writes and teaches state of the art production courses. “Soul Candi is the first school of its type on the african continent, focusing on compositional techniques and engineering fundamentals, as well as ableton live”.
“I try to make use of all the available technology, Ableton, Cubase and Reason as a sketchpad for ideas, but in the end, its all up to the hardware to set you apart from all the digital masses”, – Murgatroyd
Monique Pascall is a versatile, imaginative DJ and VJ, her ardent love and enthusiasm for music has lead her to explore various genres of music over the years.
With her roots firmly placed in the South African dance scene, she is as passionate and devoted as ever to take crowds on musical journeys with her distinct driving sounds and natural flair.
Supporting local and international Dj line-ups on the dance floors at events / clubs such as Earthdance, Rocking The Daisies, Rezonance, ORIGIN, Grahamstown Festival, H20, Fu-Cha, Red Eye, Assembly, St Yves and the Killer Robot evenings at Fiction, its easy to understand how diverse and capable she is playing to various crowds. Monique’s style can be described as an amalgamation of Minimal and Techno with tough, dirty, rolling basslines. You can really feel and see her passion for music when you listen to her sets.
Monique Pascall (aka Tārā) has extended interests in various media fields such as filming, video editing and VJing and is now incorporating all these elements in her VJ & DJ sets where she uses thought-provoking digital visual imagery to portray her message which expands the imaginations of the crowds she plays to. She has VJayed for local and international artists and events such as AVICII, Monika Kruse, Neelix, Black Coffee, Gold Fish, Killer Robot, Crazy White Boy, Arno Carstens, Freshly Ground and Gazelle, Swaziland International Festival of the Arts, Love and Light and Oppikoppi, Fu-Cha, Earthdance and Rocking The Dasies.
Having come from a metal,alternative & electronic backround he fell into the art of Djing Psy trance with great ease in 2004 ! Played festivals with Alien Safari,Vortex,Groovy Troopers,MMD,Village,Fu-Ch
Starting from an early age playing drums in various Metal,Hardcore and Grindcore bands in the 90′s he soon fell 4 the mezmorising pulses of electronic music and was instantly hooked!
After the 2002 Solar Eclipse party he fell in love with Dj scene and has been rockin dance floors since late 2003 with various Parties all over SA!
Been djing a cross over of full on and an electro hard psy to progressive!Anything with great groove has been a staple diet for the dancefloors that he has rocked over the party scene from Cape Town/JHB and Durbz!
Influenced by a host of producers/
Also has a breaks electro act called PoInT BlAnK and another electro swing act called Spellmann III . Passion to dj great tunes to the world over!