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February 18, 2013

CTEMF 2013 rocks Cape Town, the music-loving Mother City

Legend meets new kid on the block: local DJ Ready D with Youngsta at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 16 February, 2013

Electronic music has taken Cape Town, the music-loving Mother City, by storm in recent years, and her residents came out in their thousands to show their love for this fast-growing genre at the 2013 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF), at the V&A Waterfront on Saturday 16 February, 2013.

Featuring the likes of local spin doctors DJ Ready D featuring Youngsta, Seven Raggasouljah, Forgotten Free-quencies and more, this year’s festival blew electronic music lovers’ minds – and then some.

First up was Forgotten Free-Quencies, showcasing the best of Cape Town tunes. Their music and lyrics had the crowd enthralled while, with true Cape Town beats, DJ Real Rozzano and Denver Turner took the stage and owned it met 'n anne klank (with a different sound). The lyrics of their hits so often draw on the displacement of coloured people in the time of apartheid.

Next up was Mix N Blend, the cool kids from Cape Town. They partnered with a Mother City music legend, EJ von Lyrik, who was a member of the legendary but now disbanded female hip hop group Godessa.

By far the most recognisable face and beat was DJ Ready D, a Cape Town pioneer from local hip hop band Prophets of Da City, who took to the stage with a new kid on the block, Youngsta, and they had audiences up on their feet with their slick set.

Check out the photos and video below of what you missed at the rocking 2013 CTEMF:

These CTEMF lovers couldn't get enough of the insane artist line-up!

Forgotten Free-quencies showcased the best of their Cape Town tunes

China, Seven Raggasouljah and Mr MO at the 2013 CTEMF

Setting the CTEMF alight were Denver Turner, EJ von Lyrik and China

For more information about this must-attend annual festival, visit http://www.ctemf.com.

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