Fellow bloggers, South Africans and humans that read this little blog on the web – let me introduce you to the world of Trance from a completely new and exciting point of view.
Insider stories and experiences from the mouths pf event organisers, the promo team and ticket sellers have revealed that many view the world of trance as a gateway to drugs, idiocy, basic lude and bad behaviour – This is not the heart of Trance, I promise. I discovered a world of being at one with yourself as well as others through sharing experiences and enjoying real people in the truest form. Now, I’ve only been a trance lover little over 2 years as I have not always had a love for it… Through trancing, I’ve discovered that many people I work with (and for) feel the exact same way…
One such oke, is my new friend Shaun – a really dedicated dude I met while promoting for Ultra Cape Town and now for the one and only Mystical Illusion Festival happening one week from now.
Here’s what Shaun had to say when I asked for some background on his story:
“Like many others, I started out with Progressive House, with a distaste for trance in general even though I had no idea as to what Trance is or was about – I simply didn’t understand the magic behind it all which became something I later discovered. I have always had a love for music, I just didnt know much about it, which is why I attended a course which was offered by SAE in conjuction with DJ Ready D & DJ Azuhl, to learn more.
I started promoting to get as involved in the industry as I could, which led me to Dragonroom, whereafter one night, on the right floor at the right time, I heard a “drop” which changed my perspective forever. Trance helped me, in so many ways, during a huge transistional stage of my life. I was suddenly where I wanted to be, both in my head, as well as in my life.
I threw myself into Trance & started attending every possible event, to see what each one was about.Making new friends is by far one of the best things a Trance Party has to offer, some of my deepest friendships and connections have stemmed from the festivals I have worked for or attended.
Well, now onto the Mystical Illusion Festival – the Trance party many of you have seen me promote with absolute passion and the Team behind the works.
Meet Melissa & Tristan: The brains behind The Illusion.
Melissa Dove “The planner behind everything” on How Mystical Illusions started:
“We were at a braai when Tristan said that he wanted to host his own outdoor festival and make it all about the music. Both of us know the kind of planning that goes into festivals like this from a one day through to a three day festival so we decided that we would work together and start our own thing. We want the festivals to be more about the music again due to the fact that music is the universal language which helps us all connect on a different level. We have bigger plans in mind but for now it’ll be smaller parties during the year until we have built our brand and spread the news. I believe that we can create an environment where everyone can connection on a higher level through their love for music”
Tristan Smith, “Avid DJ and soul behind the Illusion”
“I’ve always wanted to host my own outdoor festival, even more so after experiencing some of the parties I have had the honour to play at, Eg. Winter Wonderland and U-party.
I wanted to share the magic I had experienced through the music I play and decided that it’s exactly what I was going to do. I asked Mellissa to climb on board and started to create the magical idea behind Mystical Illusion. It’s a small start but a great party with some killer acts that truly embody what trance stands for. Mystical Illusion is a universal space where everyone is allowed to be happy and enjoy.
Now on to the exciting stuff!
Welcome to your insider view on Mystical Illusion: The Beginning.
Now this is set to happen one week from now, on the 7th April.
What can you expect?
A mind blowing and soul awakening by so many amazing and humble artists. A few I know from seeing them myself at festivals – Headroom and Mogey.
A friend of mine nearly died of happiness just knowing that Cody Meyer is playing.
Then there’s the most Mystical, Dang3r: An artist I now actively listen to via soundcloud while working.
Click on this link below to listen to the magic this incredible human creates:
Come and connect with hundreds of fellow stompers and music lovers alike who will be there to share the experience with.
I hope to see you all there!
Please click on the event link and join us while we dance the night away.
For more Mystical Music: