LABYRINTH aka #LAB is back! Cape Town’s longest running and best loved indoor psy-trance brand has undergone a TRANCEFORMATION to re-emerge at a brand-new venue.
Bringing the outdoor experience indoors; LABYRINTH will spread its psychedelic wings in the Old Land Bank (QV54) on Queen Victoria Street in Cape Town.
This incredible and historic space is the surreal backbone to the high quality production for both sound and visual design that LABYRINTH is known for.
“I’m amazed and blessed at how far LAB has come!” says Dean FUEL aka FEEDBACK – who also happens to be the co-founder and ‘Godfather’ of the brand.
“Humble beginnings aside; we’ve always strived to host the best artists and music around, and to create a space where people could come hang out, interact, and party! Somehow it all just ‘clicked’. I think that has a lot to do with its huge success, the fact that it was our passion project … and now all these years later it is still that – a passion project!
“My involvement as a DJ has evolved with various aliases, finally fixed on FEEDBACK, which has been incredibly well received! I always look forward to my sets, especially at LAB – and I can’t wait for this one!”
LABYRINTH started as a weekly Thursday night in 2005 at Opium; from there The Bang Bang Club, then on to Fiction – where it found its new home every Wednesday night for over a year – and then finally Rhino Room were treated to the weekly #LAB spectacular. Then, the much loved psy brand transformed to hosting phenomenal one-off events at carefully selected venues around the Mother City, as well as playing host to parties within parties – such as the Friday night kick-offs to both ORIGIN FESTIVAL 2011 and EARTHDANCE 2011.
Cape Town’s longest running indoor psy brand then came to rest in TRINITY for three consecutive winter seasons in 2011; 2012; 2013 – pulling out all the stops, and truly “bringing the outdoor experience indoors”.
“The thing that has always stood out for me is what a slick production Lab is,” says BROKEN TOY, a regular on the line-up since inception. “Psy has come a long way and the quality of an average gig nowadays is much better than it was, but even 9 years ago Lab was way ahead of the curve on this one. Professional, slick and clean; from the décor to the beats. Its psy ethics married to high-end club production—that’s not something that’s easy to get right, and nobody does it like Labyrinth!”
HEADROOM, another regular on the line-up says: “Lab has been pivotal in tastefully introducing psytrance to Cape Town’s urban socialites. Through years of quality events, they have successfully provided a brilliant platform for the scene to grow and for artists like myself to connect with that new audience.”
This year’s line-up showcases the diversity of electronic psy—from the more psychedelic artists to progressive producers and even a thrashing of night-time psy.
– Broken Toy
– The Commercial Hippies
– Deliriant vs. Shift
– Silo & Humerous
A second VIP Techno Floor hosted by Techtris featuring top underground names such as:
– Chris Jack
– Claudia Lovisa
– Hans Zen
– Kyle Maclean
Look out for the world class quality that LAB delivers with a Function-One soundsystem, KilowattAV lighting and production, Luminos décor, and of course Olmeca Tequila and Red Bull specials on the night!
Date: Saturday, 9th August – 9pm (21:00)
Venue: QV54, 54 Queen Victoria Street, 8001 Cape Town, Western Cape)
Tickets: R80 / R200 VIP available via Webtickets here