Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Deadmau5 in SA

As some of you know, Im a trance junkie. Not the type that klaps gyms, spray tans and pops pills in the jols, I just enjoy the music. Plus after seeing Tiesto, Markus Schulz, ATB and Ferry Corstern live I kinda got addicted to the music. I was so bummed in May to miss ASOT500 that I almost became emo...almost but I got over it after a month and downloading all the live sets from all of the events. The trance/ electronic scene in SA has grown in leaps and bounds with us getting more and more events annually and the top DJ's wanting to tour our country. This year alone we had the likes of Sander Van Doorn, Ferry Corsten and now Gareth Emery, Dash Berlin along with Aly & Fila will be visiting for the annual Gods Kitchen events around the country this weekend.
This morning as I was driving to work listening to Gareth Cliff's morning show, he played Deadmau5's "raise your weapon" as much as I like trance/ electronic, I don't like it when it becomes too commercial but all in all its good to hear it getting airplay. Anyway, after the song Gareth mentioned that Deadmau5 WILL be visiting SA. Wait? did he say "WILL"? All we've heard so far were rumours, heck rumours started since last year of his imminent arrival but nothing official but here it was, official as official can be! Theres a website, twitter , facebook page AND BBM contact you can add! 
Twitter was obviously abuzz with the news and the twitter handle @deadmau5_SAtour getting replies like crazy! Not to mention their follower numbers sky rocket as everyone wants to know more details about this massive event. Previously most big name DJ's were brought down by Smirnoff, this time its the Mexicans that have answered our prayers as Olmeca are the main sponsors for the event. Tequila + Trance = Mental Party. So for now details are still sketchy but there are dates set aside for a 3 city tour, obviously Jhb, CT & Durbs being the 3, it will be this year, most probably in December but the all important one is that the Zombie rat is heading to the South of Africa!


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