Sónar Cape Town and presenting partner Olmeca Tequila have been hard at work securing more top international and local names for this year’s highly anticipated Cape Town event. While the lineup already includes international artists 2manydjs (DJ Set), The Bloody Beetroots (Live), Jon Hopkins and a host of South Africa’s best local talent, the team is excited to announce the addition of the phenomenal Ten Walls, UZ and Sir Vincent.
With less than two years on the circuit and just three EP’s to his name, Ten Walls has already become a force within electronic music circles. ‘Gotham’, his first, went on to conquer main rooms and festival stages worldwide, and during the summer of 2013 achieved underground anthem status. His follow-up, ‘Requiem’ continued this momentum by hitting the coveted Beatport number one spot and his ‘Walking with Elephants’ track has only been snowballing in popularity since its release. The evolving live performance offered by Ten Walls is defined by creativity and intricate production and this year he aims to push boundaries both sonically and visually.
Trap artist UZ was discovered on Soundcloud and has already had massive support from like-minded global producers, Diplo and Flosstradamus. UZ’s debut EP was released on the Mad Decent ‘Jeffree’s’ sub-label and has been played hundreds of thousands of times across Soundcloud and other platforms. As a person UZ remains mysterious, but his music is anything but: raw and powerful, but with a laidback tempo, he gives listeners a chance to slow down without losing momentum.
Bolstering an already impressive local bill, Sónar Cape Town welcomes Cape Town based Vincent Manzini, better known as Sir Vincent, who is a Bridges for Music ambassador. Bridges for Music is a non-profit organization supporting electronic music development in developing countries, leaving a positive impact in disadvantaged communities.
Since 2006 he has been producing soulful deep house, old school and funky house beats – first at high school parties and then on dance floors across the country. He also played at the Boiler Room in Amsterdam and shared a panel with Luciano and Black Coffee at Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) in 2013.
These artists will all perform on Tuesday 16 December at Cape Town’s Good Hope Centre.
Sónar Cape Town ticket and event information
Limited Early Bird Passes are available. The Sónar Professional Accreditation (PRO) option offers access to priority parking, a cloakroom, free Wi-Fi, cellphone chargers and access to an exclusive viewing area and bar at the event.
The lineup so far:
– 2manydjs (DJ Set)
– Christian Tiger School
– The Bloody Beetroots (live)
– Jon Hopkins
– Ten Walls
– Sibot & Toyota
– Spoek Mathambo presents Fantasma
– Sir Vincent
– Fever Trails
Date: 15 -16 December 2014
Venue: Good Hope Centre, Cape Town
Tickets: available from http://sonarcapetown.com/en/pg/tickets
One-Day Pass for 15 Dec 2014: R495
One-Day Pass for 16 December: R595
PRO Pass (Two-Day): R1350
Early Bird (Two-Day): R695