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Cape Town Electronic Music Festival Reveals Full 2016 Lineup: Petite Noir, Okmalumkoolkat, Rudeboyz, Aero Manyelo & More

Petite Noir, Rudeboyz, Aero Manyelo, Nightmares On Wax and more will perform at the 2016 Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

Petite Noir. Photo Credit: Travys Owen


Update February 3, 2016: Angel-Ho & Dope Saint Jude have been added to the 2016 CTEMF lineup. They will replace Okmalumkoolkat. See below for an official map and schedule of CTEMF events. 

The King of Anxiety is finally going to perform for his hometown.

Last month, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival revealed the first phase of its 2016 lineup, with Okmalumkoolkat and gqom producers DJ Lag and Rudeboyz among the artists repping for SA and longtime Warp Records producer Nightmares on Wax joining them from overseas. Today, CTEMF added an additional 24 acts, bringing the total to 39 artists who will perform next month at Cape Town City Hall.

Petite Noir will be making his South African live debut. The Cape Town-raised artist put out one of our favorite albums of 2015 with his stunning debut LP, La Vie Est Belle.

Limpopo-born producer and current Batuk bandmember Aero Manyelo has also been announced, as have Cape Town electronic music pioneer Sibot & Toyota and Cape Town 'spaza' rappers Driemanskap.

CTEMF goes down February 5-7. Check out the full lineup below. Tickets are available for purchase here.

Revisit our exclusive Cape Town In Your Earbuds mixtape series with 2015 CTEMF artists Thor Rixon, John Wizards, Ill Skillz and Jumping Back Slash.

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival 2016 Full Lineup

Adam De Smidt

Aero Manyelo

Andi Dill

Ang

Bander

Beat Sampras

Boris Brejcha (Germany)

Chee

Chloé (France)

Crosby And Friends

Dala Flat

Danalog

DJ Kenzhero

DJ Lag

DJ Loyd & Sir Vincent

DJ Realrozzano

DJ Rolando (US)

DJ Superfly

Driemanskap

Goldie (UK)

H-Bomb

Harri & Domenic (UK)

Kyle Russouw & Robin Would

Mudblud

Nightmares On Wax (UK)

Niskerone

Okmalumkoolkat

Paul Waxon

Phaze

Petite Noir

Ralf Kollmann (Germany)

Rudeboyz

Sibot & Toyota

Stone-Age Citizens

Strange Lovers

Terrence Pearce

Uppercut

Vinny Da Vinci

White Nite

Update to the original lineup: Angel-Ho & Dope Saint Jude have been added to the 2016 CTEMF lineup. They will replace Okmalumkoolkat.

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Influential Louis Vuitton And Off-White Designer Virgin Abloh, Dies at 41

The popular Ghanian-American designer had been battling a rare form of cancer in private for several years.

The fashion industry has lost a talented, unique, and boundary-pushing influence this weekend.

41-year-old Ghanianian-American designer Virgil Abloh has died after a 2 year battle with a rare form of cancer, a statement from his associates LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton said on Sunday. Abloh, founder of luxury streetwear brand Off-White, and artistic director of men's wear at French fashion house Louis Vuitton leaves his wife Shannon, and 2 children - Lowe and Grey. Chairman and CEO of LVMH Bernard Arnault said in a statement, "We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom." "The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing of their husband, their father, their brother, or their friend," he added.

After the news broke on Sunday, Abloh started trending on Twitter, with fans of the designer remembering his influence on music, art, and fashion. The 1990s saw Abloh DJ and the creative director once told The Guardian in a 2016 interview, "When the phone is off, I play my favorite songs really loud for myself, and I'm not talking to anyone. I'm not managing anything. It's just like a time when I can listen to music… I'll be DJing after I'm done designing or doing anything else." Virgil got his hands into designing album artworks after strumming up a friendship with American rapper Kanye West before becoming the creative director of West's DONDA Creative House. More recently known for his creative streetwear brand 'Off-White' the designer became popular among fashion-conscious youngsters and will forever be immortalized.

A statement posted to Abloh's Instagram explained that "Virgil chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture"

Friends, fans, and colleagues took to social media to share their well-wishes for Virgil as he transitions to his next destination.



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