If there’s anything we like more than music here at Brandalism HQ, it’s giving away stuff. When the two are combined, well, that just about makes our day.
As season draws to a close, there is but one final matter to attend to. That final matter is the big one – the one that attracts people from far and wide (sometimes even from as far afield as Parow). That one is of course the legendary Easter Vortex.
‘Steps to the Stars‘ promises to deliver in a big way and end the season on a real high. If you haven’t been to as many outdoors as you’d have liked, then consider this your shot at personal redemption. The decor and sound is always of the highest quality, and the line up this year does not disappoint. Not in any conceivable way. So without further adieu, let’s get in to the details. First up, a profile on three of the heavyweights gracing the decks…
Born out of the joint efforts of producer Gustavo Manfroni (aka Burn in Noise), DJ Swarup (organizer from Universo Paralello Festival), and the DJ and percussionist – Zumbi.
The inspiration behind The First Stone lies in the lights and colors of the hippie movement from the late 60s and early 70s and primitive elements of Brazilian culture. Its vigorous and colorful sounds have made The First Stone one of the leading projects in the present Brazilian trance scene and their live presentations are marked by an intense response from the dancefloor.
Gustavo Manfroni was brought up dedicating his time and interest completely to music. He’s been playing the guitar since his school days but, after a visit to London, Gustavo came across some psychadelic trance and has been hooked ever since. Towards the end of 1999, Gustavo started buying software for producing music and the rest, as they say, is history…
He has gained recognition as one of the top live acts over the past few years. With performances at festivals across the globe, (e.g. Goa (India), Ozora Festival (Hungary), Boom Festival (Portugal), Universo Paralello (Brazil), Ultramusic Festival (Russia), Fusion Festival (Germany), Vuuv Festival (Germany), Sonica Festival (Italy), FullMoon Festival (Germany), Aurora Festival (Greece), Paradise Festival (Austria), Summer Never Ends Festival (Switzerland), Waldfrieden Wonderland Festival (Germany), Glade Festival (UK), Maitreya Festival (Australia) etc…), and more than 100 releases on labels worldwide, Gustavo has honed his style into dancefloor perfection.
Altruism had her first contact with Psytrance in 2000, which made her very interested in working as a DJ. At the end of 2002, she began her career mixing vinyl records and attending the alternative scene in Brazil. She quickly identified herself even more with Psytrance and decided to devote all her energies into becoming a respected DJ of the genre.
Altruism has a psychedelic and sophisticated style, adapting herself perfectly to the dancefloor, never losing her concise base in the underground. With an outstanding technique, her music is full of rhythm, lightness and charm.
Gigs around the world include Vuuv Festival (Germany), Summer Never Ends Festival (Switzerland), Sonica Festival (Montenegro), Fullmoon Festival (Germany), Ultra Music Festival (Russia), Universo Paralello (Brasil), Monte Mapu Festival (Chile), Trancendence Festival (Brasil), etc. With her infectious energy and an ear for the truly psychedelic, she’s become a highlight on the global psytrance scene.
Nestled between a river and the mountains is a sacred forest which creates a magical festival space, perfect for multiple days of psychedelic adventure. Over the last year we have been growing this trance paradise where our main goal is to provide you with a better & more comfortable place to party.
The unique forest camping allows you to camp with your car and tent in full shade. Our aim is to create a symbiosis of dance, art and psychedelia – unified experiences in an enchanting environment.
So, by this point, it’s pretty clear that you’re going to want to be there. Enter Brandalism to save the day! We’ve got two tickets to give away so that you’ll have more money for camping supplies and suntan lotion. Score!