Staying true to its commitment to support and grow South African electronic music, Sónar Cape Town along with presenting partner Olmeca Tequila are excited to announce the addition of four of the country’s most talented local names to the event’s lineup.

Fantasma featuring Spoek Mathambo, PHFAT and Fever Trails will play alongside other local talent Sibot & Toyota and Trancemicsoul on 16 December.Christian Tiger School is the first local act set to perform at the Sónar Cape Town Opening Night on 15 December. All the local artists join the already announced international lineup of 2manydjs (dj set), The Bloody Beetroots (live) and Jon Hopkins.

Fantasma is a unique and diverse set of local musicians who along with Spoek Mathambo include traditional Zulu instrumentalist Bhekisenzo Cele, forefather of Bacardi House sound DJ Spoko and psychedelic rock guitarist Andre Geldenhuys. Maintaining a distinctly South African flavour, Fantasma drives an electronic pulse and forward-thinking futuristic vision with their sound.

The fresh and talented electronic rap duo PHFAT is shaking up the South African music landscape with their “homemade” electronic mish-mash rap sound. With influences ranging from glitch hop and punk to rap and folk music, Smooth Mike and Narch are best known for their current blow-out hit single ‘Lights Out’, which play-listed on more than 12 radio stations across the country. The prolific pair have been busy: In 2011 they released ‘Dinosaur Blood’; ‘You are going to Die’ in 2012; and most recently the 17-track full-length album, ‘Happiness Machines’.

Producing avant-electro-acoustic sounds as Fever Trails, Cape Town-based Nicolaas van Reenen is a multi-instrumental producer. Described as eclectic and ethereal, he combines instruments like synthesizers, guitars, drums, piano and bass into his signature mix of layered sounds.

“Dream-hop chillwave psychedelia.” That is Christian Tiger School in one line. True products of the internet age of music, Luc Veermeer and Sebastiano Zanasi have grown up listening to and sourcing sounds from home and abroad.

They are known for their improvised live sets using drum pads, keyboards and electric guitars to create their own style of hip-hop, off-beat, mash-up sounds for a thrilled live crowd. The pair have played extensively in South Africa, and toured in the U.K. and U.S.A.

Sonar Cape Town ticket and event information

Limited Early Bird Passes are available. The Sónar Professional Accreditation (PRO) option offers access to priority parking, a clock room, free Wi-Fi, cellphone chargers and access to an exclusive viewing area and bar at the event.

The current lineup:

Sónar Cape Town, 15 December

  • ·         2manydjs (dj set)
  • ·         Christian Tiger School

and more to be announced…


Sónar Cape Town, 15 December

  • ·         The Bloody Beetroots (live)
  • ·         Jon Hopkins
  • ·         Sibot & Toyota
  • ·         Fantasma feat. Spoek Mathambo
  • ·         PHFat
  • ·         Trancemicsoul
  • ·         Fever Trails

and more to be announced…

‘A Taste of Sónar’ Johannesburg, 12 December

  • ·         2manydjs (dj set)
  • ·         The Bloody Beetroots (live)

and more to be announced…


Sónar Cape Town:

Good Hope Centre

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

Tickets and information:

 A Taste of Sónar in Johannesburg:

Nasrec Expo Centre

Friday 12 December 2014

General Pass: R595

PRO Pass: R895

Early Bird Pass: R495

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