South Africa’s most prominent electronic music showcase and festival, returns for its seventh annual celebration of local music from 6 to 8 of April and Red Bull Music is once again a proud partner of this phenomenal event.
2018 has seen some major changes to the festival format not least of which is the venue change to the Atlantic Film Studios. A strong departure from its previous home at City Hall, this minimalistic venue will host nine international acts including Dutch disco boss Job Jobse, Swiss legend DEETRON and Hip Hop Selecta, Egyptian Lover.
The Red Bull Music stage will host Egyptian Lover; international US pioneer of electro and hip-hop music as we know it today. Real name Greg Broussard, Egyptian Lover made history with his singles Egypt Egypt (1984) and Freak-A-Holic (1986), and can count Prince as a huge fan of his work. His set on Saturday at 10pm will be a major festival highlight and one not to be missed.
Gerd Janson plays the closing set on Sunday, 8 April, which will no doubt end the weekend on a massively high note. The German artist is known as the quintessential DJ’s DJ, finding the tracks that get the true aficionados excited and on their feet. From running his label, to writing as a music journalist, to playing to appreciative crowds around the world, Gerd Janson is magical to watch and will leave festival attendees thrilled.
South Africa is well represented on CTEMF’s closely curated programme, with a long list of local pioneers and innovators of the South African music scene, which include Aux Gawd, Stiff Pap and DWSON. A series of workshops will also precede the festival.