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The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2015

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival
Reveals Mammoth Line-Up For 2015

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2015

This week The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) revealed the line-up for its fourth edition, which will unfold between 6th and 8th February 2015 at Cape Town’s iconic City Hall.   Using a custom-built social media mechanic, the festival invited fans to help them reveal the first 9 CTEMF 2015 headliners.

The incredible cast of artists announced as the first set of headliners are Anja Schneider, Loco Dice, Maelstrom, Slugabed, Mr Carmack, Counterstrike, DJ Spoko & Mujava, Four Tet and Culoe De Song.

Starting on Wednesday, the Festival revealed the remaining 31 acts day by day – notably seminal Detroit duo Octave One - who will play the closing set.

Founded in 2012, The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival aims to inspire the growth of the burgeoning South African electronic music scene. Now, with the finest ever line-up curated to articulate everything the team hopes to represent - the scene is being set for three days of exceptional electronic music.

CTEMF 2015 Highlights:

Berlin-based artist and founder of powerhouse Mobilee, Anja Schneider has devoted two decades to electronic music. Rest assured that this highly respected force in techno will make her presence felt.

Once again CTEMF is working closely with non-profit organization Bridges for Music who played a crucial role in adding Loco Dice to the line-up. Undeniably one of the most prolific figures in today’s global dance music scene - a headliner simply doesn’t get much bigger.

A set from Maelstrom was made possible through the support of The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS). This boundary-smashing French DJ/producer leads a new wave of artists melding techno and electro.

As always, homegrown stars rub shoulders with imported guests on the CTEMF stage and at long last both members of highly acclaimed local drum and bass export Counterstrike return home to wreck havoc with the sounds that are conquering Europe.

Beat and bass lovers are thrilled with the inclusion of UK based glitch producer and DJ Slugabed, who has been responsible for pivotal releases on legendary labels Ninja Tune and Planet Mu. 

LA-based producer Mr Carmack will bring the heady beats that are drive the Soulection label movement blowing up around the world – both acts present a genre-spanning view of the electronic landscape.

Pretoria house pioneers and 'Township Funk' masterminds DJ Spoko & Mujava will play a rare back-to-back DJ set. 

The festival prides itself on working with forward-thinking cultural institutions and the inclusion of electronic music innovator and industry front-runner UK artist Four Tet is made possible through collaboration with The British Council Connect ZA. Thought by many to have helped define the direction of electronic music over the last ten years, Four Tet’s broad set of skills and influences, ever-expanding sonic horizons and musical virtuosity make him a mammoth addition to the CTEMF line-up.

Last but by no means least, local hero Culoe De Song has caught the attention of Innervisions Records and shared the stage with the world’s leading names in house music. He will lead the charge of deep, drum-driven house.

Many of the CTEMF headliners will be involved in the wide-ranging 3-day CTEMF workshop programme, which will roll ahead of the core music festival between 3rd and 5th of February 2015. Line-up announcements will conclude today as the full 40-act line-up is announced. Keep your eyes on CTEMF’s pages for a few more surprises coming up.

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival has become one of the country’s seminal electronic music events – globally recognized for the blend of local and global talent it brings together to stage their sounds in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
Stay connected to CTEMF for more big announcements!

All the info here:

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2015

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2015

Douglas ├ślsson, Audiojerk, Bryan Travis, Kanan K7, Metro Ticket, Patrick Kunkel LIVE, HVOB, Kyle Watson, Fogshow, Anja Schneider, Loco Dice, Maelstrom, Kimon, Watermark High, Thor Rixon, Jumping Back Slash, Christian Tiger School, Fletcher in Dub, Munnibrotherz, John Wizards, DJ Spoko & Mujava, Ill Skillz, Slugabed, PH Fat,
Mr Carmack, Brank, Lazersharkk, Counterstrike, Leeeu, Xee, Lazarus Man & Jazzuelle, Charles Webster, Cuebur, Private Life, Ryan Murgatroyd, BURN to TAPE, Felix La Band, Sound Language, Four Tet, Culoe De Song, Octave One.


Full CTEMF Dates: 3rd – 8th February 2015
Workshop and Satellite Events: 3rd – 5th February 2015
CTEMF Festival: 6th – 8th February 2015


Tickets are available now through Webtickets
Full weekend pass: R550


For over 15 years South Africa's electronic music scene has lived in the shadow of its counterpart, the greater global scene at large. That is, until now.

From a genuinely 'underground' scene devoid of industry and support, it has been slowly growing and has finally caught up with the rest of the world to the point of being taken seriously (even if still not entirely understood) by more mainstream channels.

The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is the celebration of a scene coming of age. It marks the point at which the electronic music scene in South Africa has been recognized by itself and beyond as an industry that has reached the state of being self-sustainable.

The first edition of CTEMF in 2012 boasted a 100% South African line up over 3 days, creating awareness and confidence within the local scene about its own achievements.

In 2013 CTEMF presented one international guest - techno pioneer Richie Hawtin.  Globally recognized for his forward-thinking approach to making and playing electronic music, Richie Hawtin embodies relentless innovation and the development of the global electronic music movement.

The 2014 edition of CTEMF signaled the festival’s evolution from Cape Town’s electronic music festival into an internationally relevant music festival anchored in Cape Town.  With its fundamental principles still rooted in the unified growth of the South African scene, 2014 saw the line-up at CTEMF transform to reflect its global relevance.

The CTEMF is not about how many feet pass through the door, it’s not about booking the biggest acts to ensure radio play or getting as many 'likes' on Facebook as possible. It's about communicating the ethos, passion and musical creativity that has driven the scene from its early days to its current position as a global player in the world of electronic music. 

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