This summer, 23 December 2016, we return to the spiritual home of Love and Light – The Mountain Shadows in Paarl. Featuring a line up of the absolute finest in international and local progressive psy-trance DJ’s, including Astrix, Morten Granau & Protonica. This installment of Love & Light promises to be the best one yet.
The party kicks off at midday on Friday but arrive early to take in the mountain views, go for a swim in the crystal clear dam or grab a drink or bite to eat from our fully licensed bars or one of the gourmet food stalls. You can also explore our hippie market, with the latest trend in Bohemian fashion and accessories. The party ends at 11:45pm, giving you 12 hours of mind-blowing electronic music at one of the most breathtaking venues in The Cape.
Astrix has been one of the leading trance producers and DJs in the world for more than a decade, carrying his musical message of psychedelic emotional uplifting trance to every corner of the world, to the biggest urban clubs and far away beaches, huge festivals and underground events. Devoted to his art and a true perfectionist, Astrix is known for his massive hypnotic explosive sets on the dancefloor and for his precise detailed production in the studio. Both always laced with tons of feel and musicality. His music has been topping the charts and his albums are considered milestones. Astrix fourth studio album, “He.art” will be released early in 2016
Morten Granau cuts his teeth on Trance music. DJing and producing already at a barely legal age, the young man from Copenhagen today is held to be one of the most up-and-coming talents of the lively Danish scene, a youthful and highly dynamic source of pumping Progressive grooves.
It is 2001 when 13-year old Morten discovers the realm of ‘adult pleasures’ – one of the most fascinating ones being Psytrance. Instantly hooked he starts creating own tracks on his computer, also he gets into DJing. At the age of only 15 he is setting on fire the floors at legendary local clubs of his hometown.
Morten Granau’s production style is varied and hard to pinpoint. There is a very deep and psychedelic touch of classic Progressive Trance to it, but also a modern feeling of clubby funkiness. Together with his good friend Phaxe he gains first attention with the track ‘The Grudge”, released under the duo’s project name High & Mighty. The title that marks a turning point in his solo career is ‘The Way Life Should Be” which gains great international feedback when being published in 2008.
PROTONICA are Piet Kaempfer and Ralf Dietze from Berlin (Germany). With Piet’s intuition for harmonies as a skilled pianist and certified sound designer Ralf’s feeling for propulsive grooves, Protonica deliver you their very own positive pulsing sound – a blend of psychedelic and progressive trance. The “Refresh / Northern Storm EP” from 2010 was certainly an important milestone and the breakthrough for the duo. In 2012 Protonica releases the second album “Form Follows Function” another masterpiece after their debut album “Search” from 2007.
With their energetic live sets Protonica have already contributed to making events a sucess all over the world, amongst others Universo Paralello (Brazil), Rainbow Serpent (Australia), Ozora Festival (Hungary), Fusion Festival (Germany), Ilo Festival (Mexico), Groove Attack (Israel) and Boom Festival (Portugal).
Ralf and Piet share extensive experience in DJing for more than a decade, too. Together they have also formed the progressive house/techno side project KAEMPFER & DIETZE.
Our spectacular venue is Mountain Shadows, off Keerweder Road in Paarl (7620), no more than 63km’s from Cape Town – the directions (below) are so simple that you will not need your GPS.
Gates open at 11am on Friday morning
GPS CO-ORDINATES ARE: S 33 . 74. . 089 E 019 . 04 . 455
From Cape Town. Take Exit 62 off the N1 Highway.(Sonstraal Road). Turn left off the exit. At the second stop (see BP garage on your left), turn right here and follow this road (Keerweder Rd) (2Km) (pass Rosendal on the left and Beaumont Stud (on the right) until you see our sign on your right. Take the dirt road to the entrance and Mountain Shadows Guest House
From Cape Town International Airport. Leave the airport via the N2 Highway, towards Somerset West (not Cape Town!). Leave the N2 via the R300 exit to connect with the N1 Highway in the direction of Paarl. (As if going towards Worcester via the tunnel.) Take Exit 62A off the N1 Highway. (Sonstraal Road). Left off the exit (notice sign Mountain Shadows in brown and white). At the second Stop Street, (see BP garage on left) turn right into Keerweder Rd) and follow this road (2Km) until you see our sign on your right (next door to Beaumont Stud Farm). Take the short dirt road until you see flags at left side of the Road. This is the entrance to Mountain Shadows Guest House
The bus will be departing from the parking lot opposite Giovanni’s (P13) on Somerset Rd, Green Point at 11am and will be returning to the same place after the party.
Bus tickets: R100 online (Nutickets)
We will be making use of Locked at our event to ensure all your belongings are safely locked away during the event.
Bakenhof Guesthouse (R45: near Florida Farmstall) – Nicola Swanepoel – 021 864 3774 / 076 249 7481 / 084 501 4034 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Diemersfontein Guest House on the Wine Estate – 021 864 5050 / 021 873 2671 – email@example.com
Klein Waterkloof (Farm: Agter Paarl Rd) – Elsa Marais 021 869 8950 / 082 373 6629 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Fleur De Lis B&B on the Wine Estate – Bart – 021 864 1730 / 076 824 3618
Lady Loch Guest House (Farm: Lady Loch Rd) – Elri – 021 873 1430 / 082 924 7816 – email@example.com
Mooikelder (Farm: Agter Paarl Rd)- Adri – 021 869 8787 / 082 749 8939 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ridgeback House (5) (Ridgeback Wine Estate) Tel: 869 8988
Seidelberg Guesthouse (3) (Seidelberg Wine Estate) Tel.863 5217
Landskroon (1) (Suid Agter Paarl Rd – T3) Tel. 863 1039
Nine Oaks (6) (Off WR 8, Agter-Paarl ) – Tel. 869 8436
Uitsig (2) Off R45, Wellington – Malmesbury – Tel. 872 4483
Phase 2 tickets are available for R300:
Share the LOVE. See you at #LoveandLightDec19
BRING YOUR ID! This is an adult party.
No U23: Men | No U21: Women
SKA: Tableview (Bayside Mall): 021 556 3574
SKA: Kalkbay: 021 788 7437
SKA: Southern Suburbs (Cavendish): 021 671 1367
SKA: Long Street: 021 448 7874
GYPSY: Stellenbosch: 021 886 7157
WILDFIRE PIERCING: Canal Walk: 021 552 8929
GLOBAL GIRL: Garden Centre: 021 461 1756
CALL-A-PIZZA: 021 434 0818
Please note that due to the Western Province Liquor Authority, no alcohol, food or drink is allowed to be brought into this event.
Thank you for understanding! Please spread the word.
Share the LOVE, be the Light.
See you on the dancefloor…