For a country on the tip of Africa, South Africa has delivered an outstanding amount of top quality psytrance.

If you’ve never heard of parties like Alien Safari and Vortex, labels like Nexus Media and Nano Records, producers like Artifakt and Slug, then it’s time to educate yourself on our colourful psytrance history!


Various Artists
Africa in Trance (Microdot Records, 2002)
Check out: Rabdom L – What a Lag


Various Artists
Alien Safari (Afrogalactic Records, 2002)
Check out: Rinkadink vs Razzmatazz – Upturned (Remix)


Protoculture
Refractions (Nano Records, 2003)
Check out: Protoculture – Avalon


Various Artists
Bush Martians in Wonderland (Psytation Entertainment, 2003)
Check Out: Rinkadink – Soyo Kaze


Shift
Redline (Timecode Records, 2003)
Check out: Shift – No More Humans


Xatrik
Project A (Digital Psionics, 2004)
Check out: Xatrik – The Scary Door


Rinkadink
Rabbit From the Dark Side (Alchemy Records, 2004)
Check out: Rinkadink – Hope was closed


Artifakt
Artifakts II (Timecode Records, 2005)
Check out: Artifakt – Ohm


Various Artists
Midnight Storm (Nexus Media, 2005)
Check out: Artifakt – Retch


Corona
Photosphere (Sanskara Records, 2005)
Check out: Corona – Riseup


DMMT (Dave Mac vs Martin Treurnich)
Africa Bombastic (Freefall Records, 2005)
Check Out: DMMT – Africa Bombastic


Phyx
Kiss the Blade (Timecode Records, 2006)
Check out: Phyx – Conundrum


Brethren (Phyx vs Tickets)
The Legend of Cane (Nexus Media, 2006)
Check out: Brethren – Russian Roulette


Hydraglyph
Kinetic (Sanskara Records, 2006)
Check out: Hydraglyph – Electric Feed


Multistate (Lost & Found Vs Xatrik)
Collaborating With Machines (Timecode Records, 2006)
Check out: Multistate – Nefarious


Twisted System
The Core (Timecode Records, 2006)
Check Out: Twisted System – The Beautiful People


Pitch Hikers
Twilight Zone (Nexus Media, 2006)
Check out: Pitch Hikers – Peaches


The Commercial Hippies
If You Cant Stand the Heat (Nano Records, 2006)
Check out: The Commercial Hippies – 3 Star Hotel


Various Artists
What is Psychedelic? (Vision Records, 2007)
Check out: Lost & Found – Acid Pants


Frozen Ghost
Edible Techniques (Yabai Records, 2007)
Check out: Frozen Ghost – Ned’s Mental


Zion Linguist
Subliminal Message (MMD Records, 2007)
Check out: Zion Linguist – Primal


Various Artists
The Turning (Timecode Records, 2007)
Check out: Artifakt – Nosferatu


Broken Toy
The Low Down Dirty Sound of Broken Toy (Alchemy Records, 2007)
Check out: Broken Toy – Down on the Farm


Various Artists
Dark Side of the Mind (Vision Records, 2007)
Check out: Rubix Qube – Exhale


Headroom
Artelligent (Nano Records, 2008)
Check out: Headroom – Will Never End


Slug
Hardwired (Nexus Records, 2008)
Check out: Slug – Zombie


Dirty Motion (Frozen Ghost vs Hiyarant)
Dirt Emotion (Yabai Records, 2008)
Check out: Dirty Motion – Dog of War


Deliriant
Chemistry (Nexus Media, 2009)
Check out: Shift – The Rift (Deliriant remix)


Various Artists
Stereo Neferia (MMA Records, 2009)
Check out: Super Evil – We Want Your Soul


Damage
Bad Creationz (MMD Records, 2009)
Check out: Damage – Crowd Fucking Rocker