Groovy Troopers – MANDALA PROJECT 2011 [Win Tickets]


11/ 12 / 13 November 2011

3 Days & 2 Nights – Psychedelic Tribal Gathering


From progressive to full-on, the Motion Pool features the shamans of local and international psytrance.

BLiSS (drive records, IL) Live!
Motion Drive (iono music, CH) Live!
Ganeisha (nexus media, PT)
Dillan M (free spirit,UK)
Chabunk (solar tech / groovy trooper) Live!
Biorhythm (disasterpeace) Live!
Corona (solar tech) Live!
Shockwave (solar tech / groovy troopers) Live!
Regan (nano)
Jester (disasterpeace)
Sterealkey (groovy troopers)
Connecto (vortex)
Mark (alien safari)
Wyndham (mindcultivation)
Ninjah (groovy troopers)
Yogi (groovy troopers)
Delphi (groovy troopers)


Don your intergalactic party boots & achieve warp-speed. This one’s an all-nighter!

Stargazer (e.t.m, UK)
Plus Minus (organik)
Dave Mac (bpm)
Psyops (e.t.m)
Sonic (alien safari)
Gokon Rave (psynopticz)
Skarab (village)
Chaos Fiction (mindcultivation)
Xeuno (alien safari)
Ninja Jack (mindcultivation)
Up Psy Down (incendia)
Day Tripper (gaian mind)


A sampling of the finest Prog, Electro, Breaks, IDM & Minimal. Beat freakery to inspire & liberate the senses!

Strange Loop (viral lounge)
Spekta (sshadoworkss)
Sadhu Sensi (independent)
Delphi (viral lounge)
C-Pop (viral lounge)
Organik Panik (alien safari)
StroBe 01 vs Storm (psydestep)
Justin (viral lounge)
Sub+trackt (g&d live)
L.S. Dork (independent)
Craigus (starfish)
Lenard (viral lounge)


Psychedelic mutations and beautiful malfunctions under the pulse. An adventure of colour & sensation.

VJ’s: Image Master Blink
Art: Artescape & Psyche Charis
Shade & Structures: Blaize


Venue details will be released on & on Facebook two weeks prior to the event.

For SMS Venue Directions: Text “PSYTRANCE VENUE” to 36012 and we will SMS the venue directions to you. (R5 per SMS. T&C apply)

FACILITIES: State of the art sound on 2 shaded dance & chill floors, original art-work & installations, plenty of camping, a swimmable dam (bring lilos), bars and a food & crafts market.

USEFUL THINGS TO PACK: Camping stuff, sunblock, torch, insect repellent, sun-hat, practical shoes, swimming costume, silly outfits for general amusement.

PARTICIPATE: Temporary Autonomous Zones function on the basis of participation. Dress up!


R260 @ Outlets
R270 @ Online – (avail. ‘till 9 Nov)
R280 @ Gate

TWO DAY TICKET (From 9AM Saturday)
R240 @ Outlets
R250 @ Online – (avail. ‘till 9 Nov)
R280 @ Gate

R150 @ Gate (From 9AM Sunday)

MARKET: Apply for your stall before 28 October.
Email to apply.

(no credit cards / debit cards)

BIG BAY – Postnet –             0215542755
CANAL WALK – Wild Fire Piercing –             0215528929
CBD: 87 BUITENGRACHT STR. – Subway –             0214249527
CBD: GARDENS – Global Girl –             0214618925
CBD: 114 KLOOF STR. – This Is Not a Post Office –             0214237817
CBD: 161 LONG STR. – SKA –             0214265025
CBD: 210 LONG STR. – Hemporium –             0214811853
CBD: 233 LONG STR. – Skint Clothing –             0218013536
CLAREMONT – Royal Vendetta –             0216839399
DURBANVILLE – Gypsy –             0219762604
HOUTBAY – Gypsy –             0218867157
KALK BAY – SKA –             0217887437
KALK BAY – Gypsy –             0217886802
LONG BEACH – Skint Clothing –             0217857777
OBSERVATORY – SKA –             0214476014
SEA POINT – Call-a-Pizza *extra booking fee –             0214340818
SOMERSET WEST – Dragon Tattoos – 0713455096
STELLENBOSCH – Gypsy –             0217901418

RIGHT OF ADMISSION RESERVED. Entry is entirely at your own risk. The promoters, venue and contractors accept no responsibility whatsoever for injury, death, loss or damage of any nature to persons, vehicles & belongings. Due care has been taken to make this event safe & secure. All rights reserved: Jupiter Eventures

P:L:U:R: STRICTLY NO: Under18’s (ID on request), Glass bottles, Littering, Fires, Fireworks, Domestic animals, Graffiti, Bad attitudes, Weapons, Independent sound systems, illegal substances. Don’t drink & drive!

?BLiSS – LIVE! ?

Hailing from Isreal, BLiSS (aka Yonatan Macrow) is a genuine world-traveller, cooking up dancefloors from Mexico to Japan with his unique brand of tough psy-harmonic madness. Yonatan’s entrance into the rapidly evolving world of psytrance was his acclaimed 2005 debut, The Rhythmus Gene on Phantasm Records. This was followed by Looney Bin in 2008, Fast Forward (a collaboration with Painkiller’s Roy Engel under the A-Team moniker) in the same year, Round 1 (a collaboration with Azax Syndrome) in 2009 and 145 Street (another Painkiller release) in 2010. Despite this impressive album discography, Yonatan prefers to develop and expand his repertoire through single-track releases, collaborations and productions with the likes of Sirius Isness, CPU, Absolum, Psysex, Atomic-Pulse and Loud. Bliss’ first (and fondly remembered) visit to SA was in October 2008 when he Trooped the Groove with flying colours! Catch him outdoing his first performance at this year’s Mandala Project!

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?Motion Drive – LIVE! ?

Motion Drive is Philip Guillaume, 28 year old progressive artist hailing from Switzerland. A festival favourite who’s wowed crowds at Voov, Fusion, Antaris and Ozora with his unique progressive style that fuses psy, techno and house rhythms. To date, he has released three psytrance albums (under the monikers Rumble Pack and Blue Vortex) and a much acclaimed progressive album, In the Dirt (2010). Tracks of his have appeared on big labels like Iboga, Iono Music, Spintwist, Blue Tunes and Domo and he’s remixed the likes of Perfect Stranger, Ace Ventura and Emok/Maelstrom. He has also collaborated with prog legends Behind Blue Eyes, Zen Mechanics, Time in Motion and Dualism. Recently he released a highly acclaimed EP on Iboga records called Spring Thing. 2011’s Mandala Project will be his first appearance in South Africa – and your chance to discover what all the fuss has been about!

?Ganeisha – DJ! ?

Female Dj’s are sadly rare, so it’s with some pleasure and pride that the Groovy Troopers welcome Portugal’s Dj Ganeisha (Raquel Espanhol) onto the Mandala roster! Since 2003 she has been sharing decks with the likes of Logic Bomb, Astral Projection, Talamasca, Absolum, Azax Syndrom, Sirius Isness, Bliss, Tickets, Visual Paradox, Perplex, and many others luminaries. Hailed on the European party scene for her unique style and ability to read the crowd, her versatile sets are unique and body-rocking! Her dj sets tend to favour artists from labels such as Nexus Media, Timecode, Yabai , 3d vision and Nutek, but she always has a few surprises up her sleeve! This year’s Mandala Project will see her doing what she does best – Trooping the Groove!

?Dillan M –DJ! ?

11 years into his DJing career, Dillan M is no stranger to the international psytrance circuit. He has played in parties from Miami to London and has hosted a World Dance Fm radio show. With work in the pipeline on a solo project and a collaboration (with producer Octoclutch), Dillan is signed to Free-Spirit records. Having shared decks with the likes of Rinkadink, Hujaboy, Burn In Noise, Shane Gobi, M-theory and Sinewave, Dillan knows how to cook up a psytrance storm and deliver the goods! Catch him debuting some of his new material and dj-ing some of the best new tunes from the international circuit at 2011’s Mandala Project

 Competition Time:

We have got 2 tickets to give away and as usual all you have to do is comment below to win!



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