Sundowners aims to provide a space where like-minded people from across the globe are able to connect and express their individuality through creativity. Where music and art is created, Underground Music Festival appreciated and shared by inviting underground DJs, artists and live performers to participate in our events as we celebrate building a conscious community. Its concept resembles many larger festivals such as AfrikaBurn (USA) and Rainbow Serpent Festival (AU), whereby the feeling of co-habiting within a conscious community is embraced.This marks a significant development to the approach of electronic music in Goa. Since the genres of deep/tech house and techno is still relatively unexplored here, as is the notion of a ‘lifestyle’ festival, Sundowners Collective have taken the leap and created something that was truly special and unforgettable to those who attended.Attracting 250 people on the first day alone, it was a perfect amount for the small space truly of the location. One of the highlights of the two days was when a girl started doing a variation of flowing yoga in rhythm to the music, which eventuated to a row of people following her movements as the sun began its descent in the cloudless sky.
With headliners Jan Oberleander from Berlin and Yeti from Cape Town, the international selection of artists definitely did not disappoint. Cape Town Other crowd favourites were the Sundowners Residents Jose Noventa, Joey Payne, Matt Sclarandis and other acts such as Lil Vän, Akshit Shetty and Clifford Victoria . All played tunes that were unique to their own sound, but kept the crowd going for hours on end. Not only was everyone in the crowd extremely smiley and attractive, but there was never a point where no bodies vibratingthere were no bodies vibrating on the dancefloor.Furthermore, decorated to embody a fishing village, all items utilized were fully sustainable. A large fishing boat borrowed from the locals was where the DJ decks were placed, and potato bags were recycled to provide shade from the heat of the Indian sun.Come nighttime, everything looked like a dream. Fairy lights dotted the area, and a bonfire was lit for partygoers who wanted to chill for a bit longer. A drum circle was formed around the fire, and those who wanted to showcase their voice or instruments were warmly applauded.So, if you happen to find yourself in Goa next January itching for a dancefloor with serious doof vibes, be sure to check out Sundowners Collective on Facebook and stay posted- it can all only go uphill from here!