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RA Horizons: Johannesburg photo gallery
PRE-SALES HAVE SOLD OUT. TICKETS ON THE DOOR R150.
RA H( RIZ )NS is coming to Johannesburg.
Famed for throwing some of the best parties around the world, we are excited to announce that Resident Advisor (RA) is coming to South Africa as part of its global event series: RA Horizons.
Last year RA celebrated 10 years with its X series, staging ten events in the most essential venues in many of the world's biggest electronic music hubs (London, Berlin, New York, Tokyo, etc.). RA Horizons has a different objective. This time RA takes a journey down the road less travelled to stage a series of parties that focus on the dedicated scenes that exist outside the established global club circuit. Places with devout crowds, savvy promoters and great venues, but where you can't just stumble out the front door and see one of your favourite DJs every weekend.
So far we've brought Levon Vincent to China and Japan, Martyn to the Pacific Northwest, Julio Bashmore to Scotland and Dyed Soundorom to Norway and shone the spotlight on a host of hugely talented 'local' artists. For our two events in South Africa, we've tapped RAs #2 DJ in the world and probably the biggest personality in house music today: Seth Troxler.
It's always hard to know where to start with Troxler: the Michigan-born 20-something has become an icon of club culture in the past few years, thanks to his label and DJ outfit (Visionquest) and his countless gigs around the world, which include regular spots at premiere clubs like fabric and DC-10. His inimitable charisma behind the decks doesn't hurt either.
Our first event in South Africa will happen on Saturday, December 15th in Johannesburg, a city whose long relationship with raves in the '90s laid the groundwork for what has become one of the most important and fertile (if under-appreciated) house music hubs in the world. We're teaming up with local promoters The Warm Up for a sunset session on the rooftop of the Citilec Building. Troxler will be joined by local export and Innervisions signing Culoe De Song, Warm Up founder Jack Gorton (AKA PhatJack) and more local heroes to be announced soon.
TICKETS ON SALE 9AM LOCAL WEDNESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER.