The EDM Fest (http://www.edmfest.co.za/) will undoubtedly be one of 2012’s most impressive entertainment spectacles that is to become a fixture on the summer calendar for years to come. Kingsize Entertainment & NuWave are bringing some of the world’s top EDM artists such as Gareth Emery, W&W, Lange, Protoculture & Sarah Howells (Vocals) to thousands of South African electronic dance music lovers for one united display of mind-blowing trance, progressive trance and live vocal performances.
The exciting festival will take place in three major cities across South Africa on the following dates.
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SATRANCEFAMILY EDM FEST COMPETITION
We are extremely EXCITED to bring you a VERY Special Competition in conjunction with this BIG event! - SAtrancefamily, YOU will play a MAJOR role in deciding which South African DJ act/duo will have the privilege of playing the OPENING SETS at BOTH the Cape Town & Johannesburg events - Simply nominate your favourite South African live DJ or DJ'ing duo (one nomination allowed per person) by sharing & commenting on the EDM Fest Competition post on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/SAtrancefamily) between now and the end of the week and we will approach the top 10 to submit a live 1hr recorded mix, to be judged by Protoculture, Dirkie Coetzee Music, Scott Small and the founder of SAtrancefamily. The top 3 will then be asked to submit a final 1 & a half live mix entry to then be judged for the WIN!
Some background about the artists that will be featuring at the EDM Fest.
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.
“W&W are truly the rising stars of trance. If I have to put my money on somebody, I put it on W&W.” Quote of Armin van Buuren early 2010
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, Paul Oakenfold, 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.
“Everything he [Protoculture] touches turns to musical gold.” Quote of Armin van Buuren
After surprising everyone, including herself, with the trance smash 'Out of the Sky' with Lange in 2008, folk singer Sarah Howells has enjoyed a hugely successful 2009 in trance music. Following it up with the massive Find Yourself with John O'Callaghan, Let it all out with Lange, Brave with First State and Believe in you with Dash Berlin. 2012 sees collaborations with Paul Van Dyk, another huge track with Dash and a follow up to the massive Acting Crazy with TyDI.
DJ Kingsize has been rocking South African Dancefloors for 14 years now and is one of the countries most travelled international dj's with a career spanning London,Ibiza, Germany, India, Asia and right across South Africa.