The next two editions of our worldwide event series will happen this December in Cape Town and Johannesburg, with Culoe De Song also onboard.
Last year RA turned 10 with the X series, staging ten events at 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 worldwide series of events connects widely-loved electronic artists with inspired clubs and promoters working outside the established global club circuit to celebrate their contribution to underground music as part of small, but very dedicated scenes.
So far we've brought Levon Vincent to China, 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 your #2 DJ of 2011 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 each year, including regular spots at premiere clubs like fabric and DC-10.
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 to be announced soon.
The next night, Horizons will make its way to Cape Town for a party at The Assembly, a former manufacturing plant that's now home to one of Cape Town's best nightspots. The main room will be soundtracked by Troxler, local techno torchbearers Killer Robot and more local heroes announced shortly. Sunday party crew Cold Turkey will take care of the Annex, a 200-person cavern tucked away in the west wing of the venue. RA ramps up production for the night and sound comes courtesy of Red Bull Music Academy, who will install the rig they built last year, with a diverse team of talented locals in support.
Tickets for both shows will go on sale at 9:00 AM South African time on Wednesday November 14th.