Grietfest 2017 is almost here, and it’s going to be insane! SA’s most-loved boutique Bass music festival is back for its 7TH YEAR! Who would have thought that the little alley party would morph into this?

They are bringing the freshest beats from across the globe and paid homage to the kings and queens of the SA electronic music industry and now the time has come for them to do it all again in 2017!

They have it all, no more throwing a vloermoer because you don’t like that DJ or artist. They have EVERYTHING! Drum n Bass, Techno, House, Electro, Dubstep, Bass House, Hip Hop, Disco, Trap…

Jinne, we cannot wait for this killer of a show!

 

With that said, we had a chat with Morrison Taylor before his performance at Griet.

Hi, there. How would you describe Grietfest to a person who hasn’t been there?

It’s a celebration of hard music in all its glorious forms. Griet is the one place in the whole country that has been specifically created for the sole purpose of losing your shit. The ambassador for the harder side of the underground. Uncharted territory for those with a commercial disposition.

Nice. What makes Grietfest such a special festival for you?

I was an attendee of the festival for 3 years before playing with Popartlive for the first time last year. Griet was always a place where I made new friendships and connected with a lot people for the first time. Back in those days, it was always a few weekends after Oppi which made it the perfect reunion space for all the night crawlers I’d meet. It’s special because it represents something that you won’t experience anywhere else. I’m glad I can be a part of it now.

We agree. What can people expect from your set at Grietfest in August?

Disco, disco, disco. I’ll be doing what I do best, bring the good times.

Sounds like a jol. What has been your absolute favorite festival or show on your musical journey?

On the reals it was playing a DJ set in the cave at Mieliepop. I played half my set with only one CDJ because the other one bombed out. For those of you that aren’t music-savvy that means I wasn’t able to fade from one song to the next and I had to make it sound like each song was supposed to abruptly stop before the next one started. Surprisingly I pulled it off. Shout out Henk for the help 😉

Which tracks do you love to perform to a crowd at a festival?

Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye. That is the ultimate song no matter the place it just goes off. It’s in that human consciousness now. There’s a special edit I like to drop but honestly just a smasher.

How would you describe the South African music scene in one sentence?

Growing, under-resourced but striving for the best possible outcome.

Lekker! Do you have any pre-show rituals before going on stage?

4 shots of tequila and a hug from Johan.

Hahaha! Yes! Last question, how can people get hold of you?

You can’t – at the moment not even my phone works.

I have however uploaded a mix to celebrate Griet this year. Cash me on MixCloud how ‘bout dat?

Thanks, Morrison! Gooi a listen and be sure to book your spot for Grietfest now. Don’t delay!