Trance Empyrean, in association with Hard Trance Europe, presents Protoculture and Pierre Pienaar happening on Saturday 9 July 2022 at District Night Club, Cape Town.
Trance Empyrean started in February 2019 when founder Auralight aimed to bring the true sound of Trance back to the Mother city. When the 1st episode of the podcast was released, it topped Mixcloud Trance charts straight away. Since that first episode, the show has gone on to be aired on multiple stations from around the world including Digitally Imported Trance (USA), Trance Energy Belfast (NI), Vibez.live (RSA), MuthaFM (RSA), VibeFM Dublin (IRE) and Dance Attack (UK). As well as releasing new episodes showcasing the best in new Uplifting, Tech, Hard and Vocal Trance, the show has also hosted many guests on the show from the likes of Darren Porter (UK), Stoneface & Terminal (DEU), S.H.O.K.K. (CHE), Signum (NLD), Metta & Glyde (UK), Renegade System (NI), Dirkie Coetzee (RSA), and many other great artists.
*** HEADLINER DJ: PROTOCULTURE ***
“Everything he [Protoculture] touches turns to musical gold” - Armin van Buuren, A State of Trance
Only a few South African producers enjoy the success that DJ and Producer Nate Raubenheimer, better known to most as Protoculture, has had over the span of his career. Hailed by many of his piers as one of South Africa’s biggest dance music exports, he has also left his mark on the international dance scene with his trademark blend of melodic and emotionally charged compositions and DJ sets.
Protoculture, as a DJ and live performer, previously ranked South Africas number one DJ according to the DJ Mag Top 100, has played alongside a diverse range of international heavyweights such as Paul van Dyk, Sasha, Paul Oakenfold, Armin van Buuren, Orbital, Future Sound of London, Gareth Emery, Sander van Doorn to name but a few, as well as headlined countess shows around the globe. A staple at Armin van Buuren’s legendary A State of Trance World Tours, Nate performed alongside the 5 times world number one DJ in Mexico, South Africa and The Netherlands to sell out crowds with live performances being broadcast around the world live to over 20 million people. He has also graced the DJ booths at legendary club venues such as Ministry of Sound, UK, Ushaia and Privelege, Ibiza, Ageha, Tokyo, Colosseum, Jakarta, as well as Foundation, Seattle, Exchange, Los Angeles and more in the United States. No stranger to the festival circuit either he has performed at Fuji Rock festival in Japan and the Zurich Street Parade as well as other festival brands such as Godskitchen, Creamfields, Urban Wave (Camel Experience), Amsterdam Dance Event, Electronic Family, H20 Events, the legendary Tomorrowland and most recently Ultra Music Festival.
*** HEADLINER DJ: PIERRE PIENAAR ***
Simon Eve at DJ Magazine was quoted as saying that Pierre is one of the A-Listers in the scene, having headlined alongside TOP100 DJ’s like Paul van Dyk, Roger Shah, Leon Bolier, Ummet Ozcan and BK. His productions has also been playlisted on BBC Radio 1 (United Kingdom), Kiss FM (Australia), Radio 538 (Netherlands), 5FM (South Africa) and Radiowave (Namibia) and is supported by music heavyweights such as Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, Carl Cox, Lisa Lashes, W&W, Marcus Schulz, Aly & Fila, Bob Sinclar, Dave Pearce, Judge Jules, Warp Brothers, Cosmic Gate and many more.
As a DJ and performer Pierre has played and headlined many events around the world. In 2006 he did his first UK tour where he played for promotions and events like Twisted at the Fridge (alongside BK, Ed Real, Trevor McLachlan and Olly Perris), Tranzaction (with Charlie G and Rob Tisserra), Zoology and Addiction (alongside Ben Gold and Spencer Freeland). He has also toured Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, playing at high profile clubs, festivals and events, the biggest being H2O in Johannesburg, where Pierre performed to a crowd of 17,000 people which was aired on MTV Base.
Pierre has also done guest DJ mixes for shows like DJ Tiesto’s Club Life, Paul van Dyk’s “Vonyc Sessions”, Judge Jules’ “International Show”, Sean Tyas’ “Tytanium Sessions” and "Future of Hard Dance" on Ministry of Sound radio.
In the last decade he has firmly planted himself as one of the trance elite with releases on Ferry Corsten’s Flashover Recordings, Paul van Dyk’s VANDIT Records, Roger Shah’s Magic Island and Alex M.O.R.P.H’s Universal Nation and co-producing “Stronger Together” with Paul van Dyk which reached the #1 Spot on the Beatport Trance chart. He also reached the number 30 spot globally (number 2 in Africa) on the Trancepodium Top 100 DJ’s in 2019.
*** TICKETS ***
General Admission tickets are available at R250 + Howler booking fee. Each ticket purchased will come along with these great perks:
-> 20% off at the HTE Merchandise Store (keep tickets as proof of purchase)
-> Exclusive discounts off of selected items at NXT Level Tech (keep tickets as proof of purchase)
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Due to the exclusivity of this event tickets are limited, so make sure you grab yours before this euphoric Trance experience sells out.
We look forward to welcoming you as our guest on Saturday, 9 July 2022 at District Night Club, Cape Town.
Rights of Admission Reserved.