It will also see the highly anticipated return of Austrian live act, HVOB and finish with a five hour techno marathon courtesy of icons, Anja Schneider, Loco Dice and rising French star Maelstrom.
House music has been part of his life since the early nineties, spending every second he wasn’t at school in his brother’s record shop. He went on to co-found TouchBass, a brand known for hosting parties in unconventional spaces. Based in Cape Town, he has a passion for music and bringing people together.
Hailing from the streets of Langa in Cape Town, 21-year-old Makonwabe Bekwa is adding some fresh talent to the house and techno scene. He’s currently working on an EP with the help of the #CTEMF Connect team. The future is bright for this up and comer.
Brazilian born Thiago Kanan worked his way up through the British dance music scene in 2002 whilst living in London. He has played gigs around the world, delivering a new take on the realm of techno, house, electronica, acid and disco with a dash of minimalism. Quality and intelligent music for the discerning audience.
Hailing from Frankfurt, Patrick Kunkel has been experienced huge success, including associations to labels such as Cocoon Recordings, Suara and Kling Klong to name a few. His music is straight techno with house music undertones. Partly monotone, partly groovy, always good.
Musically trained from a young age, Johannesburg resident Kyle Watson has taken in a wide range of genres when creating his forward thinking style of house music. With his tracks having been released on high profile record labels such as Dirtybird, Get Physical, Gruuv and Ultra, he is someone to keep an eye on.
Lover of music and purveyor of beats, Bryan Travis is born and bred in Cape Town. While he can commonly be found manning the decks at hip hop and deep house nights, his versatility and forward-thinking attitude sees him exploring a range of genres in the name of good music.
Formed in the back of a science classroom in 2004, this Johannesburg DJ duo consisting of Matthew Bouton and Carlo Zourides will take you deep into their world; where house and techno meet.
The Vienna-based duo has managed to create an intelligent, sophisticated, emotive and melodic form of electronic music. Starting out in April 2012, they have had meteoric chart success and gained recognition worldwide. Voted the number 2 best live act by De: Bug magazine, they are not to be missed.
The Fogshow descended on Cape Town’s music scene and soon amassed an intimate following with their addictive selection of Techno, minimal and psy-tech sounds. Their distinctive progression from slowed down beats to rolling bass lines and massive drops is influenced by local acts such as Killer Robot, DeadBeatFM and Digital Rockit. The duo have played alongside some of SA’s biggest names and are being called on by clubs and festivals all over the country for their prescribed dose of mind-fogging minimal sounds.
Based in Berlin and founder of Mobilee Records, Anja is a world-renowned force on the house and techno scene and shows no signs of slowing down. Starting out in radio, she worked hard to get where she is today, an ethos reflected in the delivery of her headstrong, high-intensity sound.
Co-founder of the Desolat label, this Düsseldorf local blends a range of genres including house and techno, drawing inspiration from the hip-hop sound that was ever-present during his formative years. To experience Loco Dice is to explore and get lost in a new world of sonic possibilities.
Hailing from an ancient harbour city in France, Maelstrom adds French class and sophistication to his fusion of classic Detroit techno and modern electro. Releases on labels such as Boys Noize, Sound Pellegrino, Dirtybird and ZONE make him an act that’s definitely worth seeing.