ctemf blog // 30.01.2015

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South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world…If you're looking for proof, there is no need to visit a nightclub. In turning on a television, listening to the radio or walking down the street, it's clear that a 4/4 pulse is the metronome of everyday life” states Resident Advisor.

It is house music that has allowed South Africa to step up into the international scene and as such our Sunday line up is a celebration of this; with Cape Town & Johannesburg’s hottest house exports, Ryan Murgatroyd (Get Physical) and Culoe De Song (Innervisions) being represented alongside international icons, Four Tet and in a continuation of our close ties to Detroit, we welcome the legendary Octave One to close out the festival, The Excitement, the Burden, this is CTEMF 2015.


13:00-14:00 Leeu

More a musician than a DJ, LEEU treads the line between groove and ‘suid-tronica.’ Intricate rhythms flow into hypnotic tones. The sounds emanating from his decks will uplift your human experience and help you discover a higher state of music.

14:00-15:00 Xee

A charismatic key player in Globalize Yourself Stereo online platform with a full 360 view of music culture and the ability to let his DJing speak for itself!

15:00-16:00 Jazzuelle & Lazarus Man

The deep house beats of Jazzuelle coupled with Lazarusman’s slam poetry promises to deliver a heady set the likes of which you’ve never experienced. These two South Africans have been collaborating with a number of big names in the industry and continue to go from strength to strength. Their powers combined make them a formidable presence on the line up.

16:00-17:00 Charles Webster

From UK to US to SA his reputation as one of the most important figures in Deep House movement is globally recognised. This is one act you do not want to miss at ‪#‎CTEMF2015‬.

17:00-18:00 Cuebur

Coming from small beginnings in his hometown of Middelburg, his determination and commitment to his craft paid off, making him one of Johnnesburg’s most beloved acts. His forte is house with hip-hop influence and with performances lined up in London and Paris, he’s set to go places.

18:00-19:00 Private Life

Terrence Pearce and Pierre-Estienne represent one of the most discerning and enjoyable nights on the Cape Town weekly club calendar.

19:00-20:00 BURN to TAPE

Between them, Plagiarhythm & B_Type have become major players on the undercurrent of the Cape Town music scene, orchestrating & performing at some of CT's biggest events.

20:00-21:00 Sound Language

Ranging from deep melodic house to progressive techno, blending the power of sound and language, these three Cape Town brothers take the audience on a spiritual journey to the heart of musical expression. Born into a world of music, they plan to immerse the dance-floor in it too.

SUNDAY - Auditorium

18:30-19:30 Ryan Murgatroyd

When he’s not performing as one half of Crazy White Boy, Ryan Murgatroyd is pursuing his solo career. His Johannesburg upbringing informed his African-inspired house tracks and his partnership with Berlin label Get Physical speaks to the full extent of his talents.

19:30-20:30 Felix La Band

By exploring new avenues in electronica, Johannesburg-based artist Felix Laband creates moody, brooding sounds that find a perfect balance between complexity and minimalism. His fourth full-length studio album is due for release on Compost Records this year.

20:30-21:30 Four Tet

Working with the likes of Burial and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, will be playing live on South African shores this year for the first time ever. With seven albums under his belt, this Londoner will be showing us why he is one of the biggest names in electronic music today.

21:30-22:30 Culoe De Song

Born in Eshowe, KZN, the now internationally acclaimed deep house DJ, Culoe De Song cut his teeth in Durban in the mid-2000s. Since then he has gone from strength to strength, getting signed to Soulistic Music and taking the award for Best Male Artist at the Metro FM Music Awards last year.

22:30-00:00 Octave One

There are few artists that have commanded the respect and reputation that are afforded to Lenny and Lawrence Burden. Professionally and globally known as Octave One, the Burden brothers have been pioneering the sounds of Detroit around the world for over 2 decades. Their completely LIVE performance is known simply as ‘The Mothership’...and for very good reason.