FUSING LOW-FI EXPERIMENTAL NOISE AND STRANGELY DANCEY HOOKS SO EFFORTLESSLY THAT IT CAN SEEM ACCIDENTAL, CRYSTAL CASTLES BEGAN AS ETHAN KATH'S SOLO PROJECT IN LATE 2003. IN 2008 CRYSTAL CASTLES RELEASED THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM, I, WHICH REACHED # 6 ON THE US TOP ELECTRONIC ALBUM CHARTS. CRYSTAL CASTLES RETURNED IN 2010 WITH ANOTHER SELF-TITLED ALBUM, II, AND TOURED ALL THE BIG FESTIVALS, PLAYING AT LEEDS, GLASTONBURY ETC. THEIR 4TH ALBUM WILL FOLLOW IN 2016 AND INCLUDE NEW SINGLES FRAIL AND DECIDE, AS WELL AS FEATURING THE BANDS NEW VOCALIST, EDITH.
Known for his massive hits "Bass Cannon" & "I Can't Stop" English producer and DJ Joshua Steele took the name Flux Pavilion around 2008 when he released the track "Cheap Crisps". Flux's own output has gone from strength to strength; originally, topping the dubstep music genre, before moving into electronic house music, where he has also excelled. With a string of International festivals under his belt including Glastonbury, Reading & Leeds, Ultra & EDC, Flux has crafted a mind blowing show that is assured to bring the party.
As a DJ and producer, Christian Smith has come to define the tech-house and funky techno sound more so than any other in his field. Highly respected, Christian counts Carl Cox, Junior Sanchez, John Selway as some of his biggest allies. The result, a man very much in demand on the worldwide DJ circuit. He has released more than 30 records on labels such as In-tec, Yoshitoshi, Primate, and his own label Tronic. The future is looking very bright indeed. With a settled production, an extremely busy DJ career and a personal mantra that aims to produce and push challenging electronic music, Christian’ career is now moving at a bristling pace. Jump on board for a taste of future headfunk.
SOAME is a DJ and Producer from Zürich Switzerland. Known for his groovy, pushy House DJ-Sets and Productions with Deep and Techno influences and a lot of melody. After more than 10 years organizing Events (Arosa Electronica Festival & Colour Series Label Nights etc.) and playing as a DJ, he has started to spend more time in the studio by producing music also collaborating with a number of other artists. Expect to hear a lot of the SOAME sound on Colour Series and other labels in the future.
Perfect Stranger is the stage name of Yuli Fershtat, an Israeli based musician, producer and DJ. Perfect Stranger is well known for his own distinctive sound, characterized by groovy playful beats and patiently built compositions. His music often defies genres bridging between progressive trance and techno with a presence of tribal and psychedelic elements. His tracks have been released on a number of record labels including Iboga Records, Flow Records, Tribal Vision, Echoes, Digital Structures and more
Protonica are a German progressive Psy Trance band, formed in 2003.Band members include Piet Kaempfer and Ralf Dietze, both from from Berlin Germany. Billboard ranked Protonica 8th in 2013, on their Next Big Sound chart. The band performs regularly on music festivals, all over the world, for instance at Universo Paralello (Brazil), Rainbow Serpent(Australia), Ozora Festival (Hungary), Fusion Festival (Germany), Ilo Festival (Mexico) and Boom Festival (Portugal). Voted one of the most in-demand acts in the world, Protonica tracks are often in Beatport charts and are some of the biggest players in the Psy Trance genre
With a unique production and a very organic sound, Roy Tilbor has for many years been one of the finest ambassadors for Israeli Progressive Psy-Trance. He has released on top labels such as Iboga Records, Echoes Records, Blue Tunes, Hommega, Iono Music , Tribal Vision , Plusquam and more. Following the release of his debut album 'A Thread of Light', he predominantly marked himself as one of the most sought-after artists for parties and festivals around the world.
Gardens of God have had a groundbreaking year in 2015, with releases on Maceo Plex's label Ellum & Ten Wall's Boso, both of which have cemented his reputation as the new maestro of electronic music production. Delivering a mature and accomplished sound weaving between house, techno and electronica, it's hard to place gardens of God in any one specific genre. Already set to play a host of clubs and festivals throughout the rest of this year and next, GOG will no doubt be a name that will become quickly familiar in the music landscape..
Producer Dino Lenny gained notoriety in the late ’90s after remixing INXS, Underworld, Missy Elliot and Timbaland, and collaborating with everyone from Scissors Sisters and Steve Lawler to Wu Tang Clan and Madonna. His productions have earned him 3 'Essential New Tune' on Radio One (BBC) by Pete Tong. Considered "A Wizard of Electronic music" by the Chemical Brothers, Dino's main project at the moment is with Maceo Plex's label Ellum which has already seen releases 'It's Saturday' & 'Living In a Song' with remixes from Gardens of God, Shall Ocin & Rebolledo. Catch Dino Lenny on the Olmeca ERA club stage.
East End Dubs has made a name for himself with a deep and dark brand of house music on his own 'eponymously' entitled label. It all started for EED when he left university to pursue a career in music. It worked, because not only does he now play across Europe at places like Sankeys in Ibiza, Cable in London and Kater Holzig in Berlin, but so too has he been snapped up by the influential Moon Harbour Agency as run by underground legend Matthias Tanzmann. East End Dubs' sound mainly focuses on drums and big basslines, all things essential in rocking a dance floor. Catch his darker brand of deep house at the Bacardi Beach Bar.
Friday through Sunday at Theewaterskloof, top international headliners and a massive lineup of live acts, comedians, bands and electronic artists.
The time of your life – that's always been our promise – and we’ve never strayed from the mission. So for 2015, we’re going next level. A multi-stage festival an hour out of town, created to push the boundaries. We’re talking sun-kissed days on the banks of the dam, heart-stopping nights under the stars, sonic euphoria and arms in the air. Welcome to Synergy Live.