Upcoming Events

Friday 03 Mar 17 Anomalia Chapter 2 // Audiofly, BLOND:ISH & Maher Daniel

After the huge success of their first event, Anomalia is all poised to elevate the European nightlife scene once again, one immersive event at a time. Next up is a reinterpretation of Hayao Miyazaki's world, orchestrated through the sounds of Audiofly, BLOND:ISH, Maher Daniel, and Yacine Dessouki on March 3rd at the Steelyard London.Hayao Miyazaki is a Japanese film director, producer, screenwriter, animator, author, and manga artist with a body of work spanning five decades. In that time he has has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of anime feature films and, along with Isao Takahata, co-founded Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio.Those who took the trip with Anomalia first time round were treated to hypnotic visuals, unparalleled decorations and an equally impressive musical lineup. It made for a magical and memorable event and set a high benchmark. Set in the suitably industrial space that is The Steelyard, a perfect location with high-arches, state-of-the-art sound system and architectural lighting, chapter two will take it up a notch so prepare for an unforgettable journey with many more surprises to be unveiled as we approach the opening of new doors into an elevated dimension of music, whimsy, and wonder.Say the promoters of these wondrous events, "we're aiming to diversify the themes and do things that are a bit more abstract - instead of a party at the museum, we want to bring the museum to the party."After this mouthwatering event, Anomalia has lined-up some more sumptuous parties, firstly on July 7th for Chapter 3, which goes under the title of The Surreal World of Salvador Dali, then on November 24th for Chapter 4, the one year anniversary party, Rising from the Ashes of Pompeii.Chapter 2 Lineup:Audiofly,Blond:ish,Maher Daniel,Yacine Dessouki.Links:Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/587518384774186/Category: Nightlife | Nightclub.Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/83774-0

Saturday 04 Mar 17 mono_cult return for a one off special - 10th anniversary

One of the UK's most loved underground promotions is coming back for a one-off reunion party on March 4th at Canal Mills in Leeds. The party features plenty of returning musical favourites and marks ten fine years since the very first event in 2007.mono_cult started as a small and friendly gathering at The Lounge in Leeds, and was soon a pioneering force on the scene that was known for introducing exciting new house and techno acts to the city. Growing year on year, it went on to become known for its grand New Year's Day events and large warehouse parties at Canal Mills. Along the way they hosted showcases in Barcelona and became established in London, and the last proper dance was another emotional and colourful sell-out in Leeds on New Year's Day.This one-off gathering will bring together all the party people who have made the night so cherished, and promises the same fresh line-ups that have always stood mono_cult apart. It is a special-and probably last ever chance to celebrate with a crew of friendly music lovers in a great environment with a killer sound system.Headlining will be mono_cult regulars and Italian techno duo Tale of Us, as well as Northern Irish party starters Bicep, who have been playing this party since before they blew up. As if that's not enough, long time mono_cult favourites and legendary US house act Mood II Swing will be playing in the city for the first time in five years as well as Soundstream who finalises the line up. It will be only their second ever appearance so is another special layer to this already hugely anticipated event.____________________________________Links:Tickets - https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?922602Canal Mills - https://www.facebook.com/CanalMills/?fref=tsmono_cult - https://www.facebook.com/monocult/?fref=tsCategory: Nightlife | Nightclub.Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/81398-0

Saturday 11 Mar 17 Memory Box With Derrick Carter

Yo Brighton! You're in for a treat on Saturday 11 March, as the Memory Box tour bus is bringing Derrick Carter to town. Excited? We are.Derrick Carter, to quote his RA biog, plays parties, makes music, dances, sings, and really, really likes shoes. He's also a bit of a legend. Which is pretty handy as Memory Box is all about celebrating the roots and influences of electronic dance music and inviting a few legends along to the party to play. He's also a big fan of Disco, which we are too, so that's nice. Derrick's sets are rooted in house, but he freely travels outside club tastes, seamlessly incorporating old-school disco, soul, jazz and whatever catches his fancy.The bar will be transformed into the Memory Box Rave Bar with Memory Box creator, Robin Ball and friends at the helm.Patterns in Brighton first hosted Memory Box, the London club night making noise with its regular sonic memoirs of electronic music, in July last summer with a sell-out party featuring Nightmares On Wax, Luke Vibert and Memory Box creator Robin Ball, followed by another sell-out in September with Farley Jackmaster Funk, Phil Hartnoll from Orbital and Luke Vibert.For four years Memory Box has been celebrating the influences of today's electronic music scene and encapsulating some of the most memorable moments in time. Previous guests have included: Joey Beltram, Leftfield (DJ set), Farley Jackmaster Funk, Nightmares On Wax, Trevino, DJ Pierre, Robert Owens, Phil Hartnoll (Orbital), A Guy Called Gerald [Live], Egyptian Lover, Greg Wilson, Luke Vibert, Darren Emerson, Justin Robertson and many more.Category: Nightlife | Nightclub.Artists / Speakers: Derrick Carter, Robin Ball.RSVP: https://go.evvnt.com/81091-0Price Details:Super Early Bird: GBP 5,Early Bird: GBP 6.50,1st edition: GBP 8,2nd edition: GBP 10.

Sunday 26 Mar 17 Horizon Festival 2017

Having outgrown its previous home in Bulgaria, Horizon Festival is set for an exciting new chapter with even more diverse and eclectic sounds, stunning views, incredible skiing and more in Andorra!Taking over the village of Arinsal, close to the borders of France and Spain, festival-goers can dive into the celebrated Horizon programme, with an eclectic musical selection of artists, DJs and live acts from across the musical spectrum. Leading the first artist announcement for 2017 is a true mix of styles and influences, with grime superstar-in-waiting AJ Tracey, renowned UK flagbearer Oneman and explosive genre morphers Yussef Kamaal all dipping their own flavour into the Horizon experience. It's an experience which has included many collaborative sets over the last few years, and 2017 is no exception with acclaimed spinner Ben UFO going B2B with the chameleonic vibes of Midland for a memorable journey through underground dance.Two of the most exciting and popular underground stars, Motor City Drum Ensemble and Horizon veteran KiNK will be playing their first shows of 2017 in Arinsal, promising festival-goers an exclusive first look at their revered new shows - whilst Craig Charles will once again be bringing the funk and soul party high on the mountains. The revered UK drum and bass label Shogun Audio will be bringing more cutting edge vibes, with a unique showcase including sets from Icicle, Rockwell and Technimatic, with gritty beat-maker Mumdance, the legendary Channel One Soundsystem and slick producer Avalon Emerson all bringing their own flair to further nights across the Andorran hills.With garage icon Scott Garcia, Rinse FM breakfast spinner Emerald, emerging club favourite Jasper James, acclaimed dubstep pioneer El-B going b2b with Moony, eclectic selector Or:la, Eva Lazarus, Jam Baxter, Courtesy, Josey Rebelle, Bahia Haze and Cooly G also joining the lineup, Horizon Festival once again is packed with the defining names and sounds for the year ahead.Category: Nightlife | Festivals.URLs:Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/72484-0Facebook: https://go.evvnt.com/72484-1


A Moment with Seb Zito: Curating the Infuse Series

Fuse London's Infuse series is kicking off on the 4th March with a series of day parties at 93 Feet East. Curated by Seb Zito, attendees will see the likes of Ferro, OdD, Fabe, Jack Wickham, Joseph Williams, Javier Carballo, Mariano Mateljan, and Stuart Hawkins- and of course, Zito himself. Promising to be a showcase of London's greatest talent in house and techno, the Fuse crew will return to the legendary underground venue after almost five years. Meoko managed to have a chat with the curator himself to get the low-down on what to expect...   How did you choose who you wanted to perform at the Infuse parties? Were there any challenges you faced while curating? We went with the idea of two local DJ's including myself and two international guests. Then it was a case of going through our crew and picking the best suited DJ's to each date. The flow of music is so important for the success of the party so each DJ needs to compliment the next, from warm-up to close, so that also plays a big part in the selection. The only challenge was trying to include everyone into three dates which could have been achieved with 1 hour sets but I am against that, a DJ needs at least 2-3 hours to play, feel comfortable & to perform at their best.     It's been almost five years since you last took over 93 Feet East, how do you think Fuse has grown in that time? In the early days we were all unknowns so we only played at 93 Feet East. So the way we played was pretty much tailored around that room, environment and sound. Obviously being more established has taken our sound further into different realms of House but that London swagger is still present, it's just evolved with varieties of experiences we've absorbed over the years. We've grown with a natural progression from a London residency to Ibiza to world tours and there's still room to grow.   What made you want to return to the venue, and why did you decide to host day parties? I think it's one of the best clubs in the world and still do to this day so it was pretty obvious to go back for our sub label. It's the perfect environment for a social gathering as well as a heads down, hands up rave. Once Enzo works his magic touch on the sound system and DJ booth we will transform that place back to its original glory if not better. As for day parties, Saturday daytime is pretty quiet in London so there's a market to explore and build on and hopefully establish some of the great talent on our label.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_9d124793_568731494&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/cesarhof/cesarhof-2016-podcast-series-004-odd', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_9d124793_568731494', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_9d124793_568731494' }); });     Fuse has just celebrated its 8th birthday, what do you think is the key to its success? We're a tight crew of friends firstly so we all support and encourage each others careers, so strength in numbers is definitely a true saying. We're all pretty consistent with our music and DJ performances and the guys work bloody hard to create opportunities for us all. Attention to detail is also key especially in the sound and environment for each party. We're also just doing our thing and doing it in our way with zero external influences so I guess that makes us unique in our own way in this business.   What does the future look like for yourself, Infuse, and Fuse? Any more exciting projects you can tell us about? Got some amazing music coming out on Infuse and the next 3 releases will be vinyl only, which we've never done before. First release is from Jack Wickham, second from Karousel with a remix from myself and the third EP is from East End Dubs with a remix from myself and Enzo. I'm currently working on my fifth Fuse London EP and of course we will be heading back to Ibiza in the summer along with some other shows scattered amongst the Fuse dates. I am also launching my 7db label which will feature a variety of artists I admire and have followed throughout my life with no strict genre or sound. Glimpse into my music taste so to say.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_c26fb29a_266964603&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/fuselondon/sets/seb-zito-flat-1-ep-preview', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_c26fb29a_266964603', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_c26fb29a_266964603' }); });     The Infuse Daytime series will be running on the 4th March, then 1 April and 6 May respectively. To sign up for tickets, have a look at their website and to stay up-to-date, follow their Facebook page.      Words by Georgia Evans More MEOKO

MEOKO Exclusive: Video premiere - sinestezie (ro)

Remember Alexander Scriabin’s synaesthetic code? Probably not.. Neither did we until an email arrived to our office; supposedly from Bucharest, containing the live session you’re about to watch... What’s the link? In the email the production duo (Roman Botnari/ Cristian Munteanu) is talking about “their own palette of intertwined emotions”, a “hybrid installation” of organic and mechanical parts. However, the most important is their intention to create a polyvalent experience for the participant and a language for that matter, a code.     ''Scriabin heard music as colors, and invented an instrument that could be played like a piano to project colored light into the concert hall'' (Scriabin's synaesthetic code)   MEOKO sat down with the guys, to find out what does this really mean and how did they come up with the idea:   CHRS: It all started when a relative told me about the curious experiences he had as a pianist; every time he played a piece in G Major he would see the sun strong red through the music sheets, serve a coffee in d minor or walk on a greenish field in e minor ..I was fascinated. By studying the classical composers like Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Scriabin, i realized it can be done in normal conditions too, by combining arts and ideas into a unified experience. You just need to keep an open mind and see the inner spaces paved with patterns that connect us. Regarding the aesthetics of the project, it’s definitively a personal view on the condition, somehow biased by the fact that none of the members are actually synaesthetes. R/B: Music doesn't always come from music.. whether it’s sinestezie or a personal project the inspiration comes from an emotion, a picture or some random happening that we’re translating through rhythm and notes.. I'd say we’re all potentially synesthetic, through the connections we make and the sensibilities we develop. Seems like a pretentious project, I reckon music is the driver yet there are various other aspects to be taken care of, an appropriate venue and whatnot. R/B: I’d say the most important thing is your interest and curiosity, but since I got this idea, I knew we can’t do it alone. So we decided to invite artists coming from different backgrounds to translate our sound into visual symbols, colour schemes and a bunch of other cool stuff, currently a work in progress. In this video, for example, we collaborate with RAMIO and Andrei Popa on the visual side and TRIP, the craftsmen studio that built the spaceship like desk. Finally what’s the purpose behind it, and what can be achieved through this hybrid installation? CHRS: We’ll be using our own code of associated sensations in live acts to trigger stimuli and create moments that can be retraced through more than one form of perception (a type of melody, color, form or even smell). In recent years it’s rare to spot such a live show with an open concept based on an ''alien'' principle. Although it might seem easy to intellectually grasp such things, it can be more difficult to perceive the deep, meditative music behind it. This is what could actually do the trick. That being said, I can’t wait to see this setup in a live situation.   More Sinestezie More MEOKO     

Sardine Vibes

There is a lot of excitement and planning that goes into an event, especially one that you are personally involved in or particularly interested in. It's become a major part of the industry, so much so that an increasing number of upcoming artists would rather get a solid gig than get signed by a label. And with this, there is a growing feeling of connectivity between the listeners and the artists, one that develops, for the most part, on a dance floor. Going out has become a way of life for most of us, a weekend doesn't go by without us visiting that all too familiar venue or chasing the next event that your favourite artist will be performing at. It's great, it's culture in the making and it is the foundations of techno music more-so than any other genre, drugs are likely a major factor of this but the reality is: most of what we know about our subculture, happens in front of the DJ box. Until it doesn't. Many a time we experience an adverse effect, specifically revolving around the sheer number of individuals who may be let into a venue. This is likely to happen when someone particularly popular is playing, making the promoters and organises blinded by big fat € signs in their eyes. No shame in saying it, because it's a problem and a serious one at that. I've found myself having no control over where I want to stand because there is just a wave of people pushing me around the venue, literally taking me along for the ride. Sardine vibes, that is what it is and I for one can't stand it. Why go through the effort of organisation, planning and execution of an event only to put the crowd last. Not only does it show where the focus is (on the money) but it's also very dangerous, to say the least! It's becoming an increasingly frequent experience and it is turning people away from the venues that tend to do it. So many issues come to light here, the paradox of being underground is one of them. When is a subculture no longer a sub-culture? What does it mean to be underground? I can think of some events and movements that certainly started as underground but have grown to become well and truly something entirely different – which is fine! But don't cram me into a venue that has already exceeded its capacity, it's just wrong. Words by Alexander Fetokaki   More MEOKO

HOT WAX - Tools & Tips [February 2017]

  1. EASTENDERZ | ENDZ012 - East End Dubs Tech-house's own cockney rebel, East End Dubs, has been busy of late. His first missive of 2017 comes on psychedelically inclined "splatter" pattern vinyl, but doesn't stray far from his usual musical blueprint Audio Link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/east-end-dubs-endz-012/635268-01   2. Adult Only | AO046 - Various Adult Only 46 is here and it’s another biggie. Chris Carrier’s trusty label always delivers the funk and this release is no exception. Featuring Rhythm&Soul plus Ukrainian newcomers Belogurov and Orbit and the bossman Carrier himself, it’s comprised four tracks, all with their own unique groove and atmosphere – perfect for anyone who loves deep rhythmic house music with hypnotic sensibilities. Audio Link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/rhythm-soul-belogurov-adult-only-records-46/633728-01   3. Galaktic Shelf | GS001 - Nerram Nerram launches The Galactic Shelf with a debut 3-track EP including a remix by Voigtmann. Combining driving, futuristic sounds with deep grooves and breaks - this trio of cosmic cuts come dancefloor-ready and represent the artist’s diverse sound encapsulated.  Audio Link: http://www.decks.de/t/nerram-gs001/c8z-n7   4. VBX | VBX002 - Ferro The development of the VBX platform has been in step with Ferro's coming of age as an artist. One almost cannot be mentioned without reference to the other. It is for this reason that it made perfect sense to invite Ferro for the second instalment of the VBX label. Immerse yourself into Ferro's musical universe full of heady modulating sounds capes and shimmering percussion.  Audio Link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/ferro-meeting-in-another-world/635613-01/   5. Raftaf Holland | RFTF 001 - St. Joseph Raftaf Holland has launched with their first release coming from no other than Cologne’s St. Joseph. Listen to the 3 track EP and you will instantly feel St. Joseph’s personality and production expertise in each track with a sense of intoxicating hypnosis perhaps the unifying factor.  Audio Link: http://www.decks.de/t/st_joseph-good_days_ep/c8r-qw   6. Partisan | PTN002 - Inner Anthea’s new imprint Partisan welcomes Inner on their second release, an artist who is unafraid to offer the full spectrum of his musical personality, with an undeniable compulsion to push forward. Three, floor-minded tracks bind together to form a mesmerizing groove unlike any other.  Audio Link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/inner-danceamine-ep/635003-01/   7. Minibar | MB043 - K.O.D (King Of Delays) K.O.D (King Of Delays) is the new collaborative project of Parisian microhouse heroes Cabanne (Minibar label head) and Aeternum Records boss man Lowris. The two track EP offers an effective “trance induction” of the most pleasant kind. Audio Link: http://www.juno.co.uk/products/kod-king-tales-of-the-ku-layz/635233-01/   8. Unanim | UNN003 - Ion Ludwig Unanim Records turns out to be the perfect match for Ion Ludwig's sound that refuses to confine itself under a specific genre. 2 tracks, each of them receiving a whole side of the record, as plenty of time and space to develop slowly. Designed for the very special dancefloor moments, Unanim's third release manages to capture Ion Ludwig's sound signature in its entire complexity. Audio Link: http://www.decks.de/t/ion_ludwig-mania_gr-wishkey_in_an_icejar_ep/c8x-57   9. Cabaret Recordings | CABARET012 - Spacetravel Cabaret Recordings signs Spacetravel for Axiom EP. The four-track effort will be Luca Cara's first release on DJ Masda and So Inagawa's label. Axiom EP sees Cabaret move further into the electro-tinged sound. Audio Link: http://www.decks.de/t/spacetravel-axiom_ep/c8o-dx   10. Howl | HOWL008 - Various Howl in full effect, timeless Various tracks from their artists, An homage to the raw original house music slamming, old school vibes           Audio Link: http://www.decks.de/t/various_artists-otto/c8s-ex   Written by Denny Kem More MEOKO  

Into the Woods: From forests to festivals

  Into the Woods host guetslist-only parties, unique to London and with their own underground sound. Starting with illegal raves in the forests of Hackney Wick, the event planners have sky-rocketed to success. In March, they'll be holding a party in a sceret location featuring Romanian heavyweights Dan Andrei and Vlad Caia, they've also got a room booked at Printworks and their biggest party yet, a stage at Junction 2 festival. We caught up with one of the founders Chris Hodgson ahead of their monumental year...   How did Into the Woods get started? Where did it all begin? Well it’s a funny one really. I moved house, I was living in Shoreditch and I moved to Hackney Wick. I was walking down near Hackney Marshes when I thought it would be great to throw a party in the forest. It would be different to have one in an alternative space, we were bored of going to the same venues all the time. So we thought let’s try to get the sound rigged and all our mates that work in music production together and throw a party, and see how it goes. So we threw the first one and it was pretty awesome, probably one of our best parties to be honest. Then from there, we carried it on. We created a Facebook group called Let’s Go Into The Woods and then from that, we threw a few more and it just kept going pretty crazy. So many people started talking about it, but all the events were private. But people were talking about it all across London. People were aware of the parties and before we knew it some of them started getting really, really big. Then we had to move it indoors, but we kept the whole vibe of using alternative space and keeping it underground, and keeping it a secret. We didn’t publically post on Facebook about it, and had parties through the Winter as well. We started using old factories and warehouses, more illegal parties that were under the radar. Then we started getting more events with more people wanting to come, so we had to switch it more to the legal side of things. It changed things up a little bit more but yeah, it started in the forest and grew from there really.     Would you say that it’s your use of alternative spaces that sets you apart from other parties around London? Well I reckon it’s that but it’s also a few other things really. We do hold parties in normal spaces too, and they all sell out but I think it’s because of the people. We still maintain a guest list so obviously when we were doing illegal parties in forests we really needed to control the numbers so we’d only have a limited number of people that we wanted to attend and we’d make sure that was it.  We still maintain that today. Whether we’re doing an after party in a forest or something like Junction 2, we want to make sure it’s the right people who are coming so we make sure people message us and request to come to the party, we’ll look at their Facebook and make sure they’re the right type of people to come. We’ll then share either a ticket link or the map with them. That’s one of the main things, when you come to a party, you notice the people have all come for the right reasons. We make sure to control the doors. I would also say the spaces that we use and the music. Those three things are what have made us successful recently I think.   What would you say has been your best moment so far from the parties you’ve organised? It’s hard really, I mean you can’t beat the parties we’ve had in the forest. We’ve got some really cool stuff planned this year too, some massive things coming.  I still think, and a lot of people who have come to our parties would probably say that when we do parties in the forest and the sun is coming up or down, that those are the best moments.     You’ve got an event on the 4th March with Dan Andrei and Vlad Caia, can you tell us any more about that? So we’re not releasing the location until the day, it’s the fastest selling event we’ve ever done. It’s pretty crazy really. In 2016, all the events sold out and this one was on last release after a few weeks so we’re not releasing the location but we’ve got Dan Andrei and Vlad Caia, two Romanian fellas coming in, and we’ve got Dragos Ungureanu and Gabriel Amaru so those guys are bringing some of the Romanian scene this time which should be quite interesting, we’ve had a few Romanians play before but there’s more at this stage so we’re pretty excited about it.   It looks amazing, and then there’s the after party as well… Yeah the after party’s location isn’t being released either but at the main event, but it will be a wicked, industrial space. As you can imagine, we need to make sure we know who’s going there so, at the main event we’ll share the location of the after party. It’ll be all day from midday on Sunday, which will be really, really cool.     Talking of new spaces, you’re going to be hosting in Printworks, this new incredible venue in London, how are you feeling about that? How are you preparing? Oh yeah, that’s going to be amazing. We went to check the space out and it’s absolutely amazing, it perfectly fits our brand. All the parties we’ve been doing in alternative spaces, and that’s why they approached us, because they knew we do that sort of thing. We went down there and checked out the space, for the first series of events that we’re doing at Printworks we’ve got a 2,500 capacity but the second room is ours and it’s still massive compared to other places we do parties in. It’s a pretty interesting place and we’re working with the production team at the venue as well, making sure we can bring the Into the Woods vibe there, maybe some trees and stuff so still in planning stages but we’ll make that room pretty cool.   Yeah definitely, and finally your most recent announcement was Junction 2 festival, which is such an exciting opportunity and such a big leap from where you’ve come from. How are you feeling about it? Yeah, that was a pretty big one which we had to keep a secret for a long while and announce it cleverly. The guys that we were working with on marketing were really clever, we made sure that our people were represented successfully, because they know that we’ve got such a loyal following. They wanted to make sure that those guys had access to tickets and to come to the party same way they’d come to one of our events. So we’ve been working with marketing really closely, it was massive news for us because there’s only five stages, and the other four are Sonus, Drumcode, LWE and The Hydra, and then there’s us. We’re representing that more minimal, groovy underground sound as opposed to the more banging techno of the other stages and I think because we’re in the forest as well it’ll probably be the best stage if I’m honest. I think we’ll attract the more East London underground vibe. The artists we’ve got booked are some pretty cool guys.  So it should be very good.     Yeah, especially because you are showcasing that underground sound which sets you apart… Yeah so each stage has a theme going on and we wanted to best showcase emerging talent because they’ve viewed us as a budding underground party that’s come from nowhere and grown quickly so they wanted us to represent that stage and curate from our point of view, artists that are going to get big quite quickly so we’ve got Praslea, and Jane Fitz and some really cool artists going on stage, it should be wicked.   What can we look forward to in the future? I don’t know, we’re just going to continue as we are, we’ve got some really exciting events this year. You’ve obviously heard about some of it but there’s more stuff coming and some of the biggest parties we’ve ever planned but we need to make sure that we keep it the same, keep the same vibe and make sure that the guest list, people and music remain the same. Even though we’re growing really quickly we want to make sure that we’re maintaining the same underground family vibe. Can’t tell you to much, but some very exciting stuff is about to happen…     Words by Georgia Evans More MEOKO Photos courtesy of Into the Woods Facebook Page

Fuse Launch Infuse Daytime Series at 93 Feet East.

Fuse London have announced a massive series of events for London’s underground scene. Curated by Seb Zito, a series of Infuse Saturday daytime events at 93 Feet East, with the first taking place on 4 March, then 1 April and 6 May respectively. This handpicked selection will showcase the best of house and techno. Putting East London on the map, special guests at these events include Ferro, OdD, Fabe, Jack Wickham, Joseph Williams, Javier Carballo, Mariano Mateljan, and Stuart Hawkins- and of course, Zito himself. In addition to this, they will all be playing three to four hour sets, showcasing their skills as some of London’s greatest talents. Seb Zito has been quoted saying, “The Fuse team has a rich history with 93 Feet East and we think the venue can be an integral part of the future of electronic music in East London. We’ve gone into 93 to reconfigure the sound and the booth so we can create the perfect setting for a party.” allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_f608b48c_1909618650&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/meoko/ferro-exclusive-meoko-podcast-227', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_f608b48c_1909618650', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_f608b48c_1909618650' }); });   The 4th March will see the Infuse launch, where Zito will be performing for the first time since their epic New Year’s Rave. The head of a&r, co-founder, and resident will be joined by the prolific and marvellously talented Ferro, ahead of his return to VBX in Amsterdam.  On the 1st April expect to see Overall’s Javier Carbello, Jack Wickham, and Joseph Williams. Then to wrap it all up, the closing party sees German favourite Fabe, with Infuse mainstays Mariano Mateljan and Stuart Hawkins. This marks a huge achievement for the label, it’s the first time the Fuse crew have been back at 93 Feet East for almost five years. Here, they’ll continue to make their case for a positive clubbing environment and high-quality daytime parties, with music at the heart of it all. allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_22501a72_162201038&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/meoko/fabe-meoko-podcast-1', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_22501a72_162201038', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_22501a72_162201038' }); });   As Zito says, “The Infuse label has been a platform for our friends and artists for nearly 5 years, so it makes sense to create a second platform for the guys to express themselves as DJs. Just as I’ve flourished within the Fuse camp through their support and guidance, this is a chance for me to do the same for them.” To sign up for tickets, have a look at their website and to stay up-to-date, follow their Facebook page.   Words by Georgia Evans More MEOKO

Exclusive insight to 'In Therapy Records'

With just over than a month gone by of 2017 we thought what would be better than a MEOKO exclusive. Music made from the heart, and not an ego in sight. We present to you, In Therapy Records. An innovative and forward thinking record label situated in Barcelona. At the heart of it all is Rainer, after several years of holding a Half Baked residency and a string of releases on Serialism Records, Desolat and most recently on the Half Baked label, the time has come for him to delve deeper and launch an imprint of his own. It feels like something from the future, with each low profile artist allowing us access to their mind via the art of sound, and not the image they portray of themselves. Last year the label was born as a huge release from timeless producer Hi-Ryze dropped, which was also the first full length Hi-Ryze recording since 1999. An achievement in itself. The four tracker Ep is crafted for the dancefloor, with the A side providing the after party treats, whilst the B side takes care of the peak time drivers. A win, win.    allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_65bac1b9_900884243&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/intherapyrecords/sets/in-therapy-01-hi-ryze-red', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_65bac1b9_900884243', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_65bac1b9_900884243' }); });     Italian artist Flavio Folco will be providing release number two, 'The Heroic Enthusiasts EP' will see the 909 lovers tracks remixed by Metroplex man Plural. Keeping you in your toes will be two more releases before the summer arrives. The boss man himself, Rainer, is taking care of business with the third release. His debut release on his own imprint will be nothing but special, knowing full well he will bring all his cards to the table. Hi-Ryze also involved with this one with his own interpretation. Maintaining the professional outlook of super quality artists without an ego, the humble Manuk has arranged the fourth release. Ballet Mechanique stepping up for remix duty.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_9bce5c75_2043853055&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/subwax-bcn-distribution/flavio-folco-the-heroic-enthusiasts-ep-incl-plural-remix-in-therapy-02', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_9bce5c75_2043853055', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_9bce5c75_2043853055' }); });     We are ecstatic to witness just the beginning of their journey. In todays highly saturated market it is refreshing to see such a focused and commited group of individuals keeping the quality of the music at the heart of everything they do, continuing to experiment and push their sound beyond any boundaries. What do you get when you create a close knit family of friends and artists, that are dedicated to providing a platform for solid, high quality productions.   After working closely with many great labels, It must be a great feeling creating your own imprint. Was there anything in particular that triggered off the start of In Therapy? It’s been on my mind for a while. A lot of time for contemplation and reflection got me to the point where I decided to start something on my own. When you decided to launch In Therapy was there a group of artists you had in mind to be involved or did this happen naturally over time? The tracks really came in naturally through friends but I’ve always had a vision of the music and the kind of artists that I wanted on the label.   Having Hi-Ryze on board for the first release, joined by superb artists on future releases. How does it feel working closely with, and surrounded by such talented artists? and also releasing your own records along side them? For me it’s an honour that such an influential artist from the 90s is still active, supports our scene and works very naturally from his heart. I chose Hi Ryze as the debut EP for In Therapy because his music really reflects the kind of sound that I want to define the label. The same goes for FlavioFolco, Plural and Manuk, when I listen to their jams that’s what I feel In Therapy is about – music with an edge and a lot of personality.   You have created a label and culture without an ego insight, why is this so important to you? There’s too much egotistic bullshit going on at the moment. What really works is the more humble you are, the more you respect things and the better it goes. That’s why I’m talking about less egotistic attitude, it’s a more personal approach to music. It’s therapeutic.   We feel as if this definitely reflects in the music you guys are representing. Is there any advice you would give someone with as much passion and drive as yourself, before starting their own label? Hard work. Not recommended.   It is clear you have a great outlook and plan regarding releases etc. Is there any behind the scenes info you would like to share with us? Look out for Hi Ryze who’ll be returning to In Therapy to rework one of my tracks into an 11 minute journey and before Sonar a release from the underdog Manuk, a humble artist from Argentina who’s going to step it up for one of his first releases.    More In Therapy Records More MEOKO

Just Jack's 11th birthday- A night of mischief and idiosyncrasy

  Just Jack celebrated their 11th birthday in typically garish style this weekend. With bright lights, painted lanterns and an overwhelming sense of achievement. This vibrant get-together was a celebration of idiosyncrasy. Fuelled by funk-house anthems, the audience of eccentric guests grooved until the early hours of the morning.     Motion’s main room was bathed in multi-coloured lights while a large figure took up the stage, with two hands at either end, a giant head in the centre, and large spiralling eyes gazing into the distance. Meanwhile, the other room was filled with large multi-coloured lampshades that had been hand painted and draped with ivy. A large disco ball hung from the middle of the room, a nod towards the old-school rhythms that were being played.   It was a night of fun, mischief and general debauchery. Robert Hood took to the decks and plunged everyone into a world of pure drunk-funk heaven in the main room. The room became electrified as he played the classic ‘Tell You No Lie’, setting them ablaze with a flurry of lights.     In the Tunnel, Soichi Terada made the intimate setting his playground. The soulful grooves showcased his infamous humour and fun character as he reached over the decks to hi-five the eager partiers below him.   Underground master DJ Bone brought his masterful techniques with him, showcasing his skills in scratching, blending and back spinning he sent the audience into a whirlwind of innovative fusions of hip-hop, Detroit techno and old-school house.     Midland’s set in the second room was equally as illuminating. Then there was the ever-eclectic Optimo. It’s also worth recognizing Jayda G, she switched it up and brought some great tunes with her. Just Jack organisers and staples Tom Rio and Dan Wild were also guaranteed and made sure they delivered.   All in all, it was a night celebrating debauchery with Just Jack’s signature tongue-in-cheek-attitude. Perhaps not as extravagant as their usual get-togethers, but it felt like a family affair. A celebration of living and being free with a soulful soundtrack to help blast them into the next 11 years.    Words by Georgia Evans More MEOKO

Printworks launch extravaganza: Inside London’s most industrial new venue.

   Picture this: An industrial outlet park in Canada Water. It’s about midday on a Saturday. Nestled in between the carparks, the cinemas and food outlets is a hanger-sized warehouse. London’s business district can be seen in the background. A steady flow of people is trickling out of the underground following the signs to London’s biggest and best new venue, Printworks. Over the next ten hours, these eagerly anticipating partygoers will experience a launch party in a space like no other.   It was a marathon event of pure, unadulterated house and techno. Seven hours of Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Loco Dice playing back to back, with William Djoko in the main room. In Room 2, Krankbrother, Geddes and G.Walker brought their own underground vibe. The space itself is 16 acres of unapologetically industrial warehouse.     After passing through the vigorous security checks, the main entry is the size of an air-hanger with a large smoking area outside and food trucks serving festival-style gastro-cuisine and a bar. Inside, there’s a stall for drinks tokens and a through the back there’s a bar, a carefully guarded space for lockers and toilets.   After climbing the steel staircase, there’s the Press Halls which is the main room and the much smaller Charge Bay. Entering the main room, it’s grandeur is instantly striking. By standing at the back of the narrow and mind-blowingly long room with an incredibly high roof, the booth itself is raised and perfectly framed by the industrial metalwork which surrounds it.     A mesmerising laser show projects from one end of the room to the other, and the audience is showered in a kaleidoscope of cascading lights. This immersive and visceral experience perfectly complements the music that’s playing. Flashing up and down in strips of colour and crossing over the audience. It’s a hypnotic display where you can lose yourself to the experience and shut out the world around you. Everyone’s in that moment. Caught in a snapshot of time. It’s not a normal Saturday afternoon.     Toward the front, the audience is crammed within the barriers and you can feel the sound system pulsate through your body. By moving further back, there’s room to spin around and dance while the Charge Room lives up to its name, providing a change of scenery in the with its Void sound system and wooden floors. It’ a good alternative to the bustling crowds with a much more intimate vibe with the right performers.     This industrial location feels like a space-age illegal rave, minus the hedonism and the messheads. With its stripped back, unapologetic metalwork, dynamic soundscapes and captivating visual performances, it engulfs the audience and throws them into a different dimension. Hands- down, one of the most exciting new ventures into London’s ever-diversifying night life.     Words by Georgia Evans Photos courtesy of Danny North (The Rest is Noise) More Printworks More MEOKO

Just Jack's 11 Greatest Party Moments

Just Jack- House Music is turning 11 and to mark the occasion, Meoko has compiled a list of 11 brilliant events from the self-proclaimed vibe merchants, disco peddlers and renegade masters. Over the years, Tom Rio, Dan Wild, Rag Amuffin, Jethro Binns and Rob Shaw have been bringing the boogie. This weekend they’ll be marking their decade-long reign as kings of Bristol’s party house scene with Robert Hood aka Floorplan, Midland, DJ Bone, Optimo, Soichi Terada and many more. But before that, let’s have a look at some of the amazing things they’ve brought us over the last 11years…   Jeremy Underground’s set at Just Jack’s Secret Toilet Party- January 2017   The Just Jack crew really started 2017 in one of the most bizarre and fun ways possible. Setting up a secret tent behind the portals at Bristol’s Motion, then getting Jeremy Underground to perform made for an unforgettable night. Partygoers enjoyed funky house jams while dancing under inflatable ducks, toilet brushes and cuddly poo toys, charming. DJ Koze takes over the Arnolifini as part of the Altered States- April 2015   The Red Bull Music Academy tour collaborated with the kaleidoscopic party-curators to bring together music and art in Bristol’s Arnolifini Museum. Crowds were thrown into psychedelic fantasies of colour and sound. Koze projected enigmatic images onto the walls to bring together an all-encompassing sensory experience. 9th Birthday at fabric- February 2015   Just Jack are a Bristol landmark, but they broadened their horizons for a legendary night at a legendary club. After celebrating their ninth birthday with a massive blowout at Motion, they moved further afield to Farringdon. Here, they brought their own flavour with Terry Francis, John Barera & Will Martin and Tom Rio & Dan Wild all taking to the stage. Bysmashing it in the capital, they proved themselves to be champions of the British house scene.     Just Jack’s Circus Freak Boutique- October 2008 to present.   Just Jack’s Halloween parties are legendary in Bristol. The Circus Freak Boutique is now a tradition. Having been going strong for the last decade, we thought it would be suitable to reflect on the early days, having only been going for a couple of years, the crew were quickly taking off, moving into the bastille that is Motion’s Skatepark. They claimed it would be the most sordid party they’d ever thrown, and they continue to out-do themselves every year since. By 2015, it was headlined by Ricardo Villalobos, Kyle Hall and Sonja Moonear. In 2016, they had Âme. It just keeps getting bigger and bigger…     Just Jack Presents…Booka Shade- November 2010   What a way to take over In:Motion. Booka Shade, Matt Tolfrey & Geddes, jozif, Buckley, Waifs & Strays , Tom Rio and Dan Wild all blew the crowds minds with this all-star extravaganza. They claim to eat your face off, and they came close.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_77ff8edb_1687321138&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/booka-shade/chateau-rouge', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_77ff8edb_1687321138', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_77ff8edb_1687321138' }); });     Illusion Recordings & Just Jack present MR. G- December 2012   Before collaborating with the godfather of the underground scene in 2015, Just Jack hosted a spectacular event at The Garage in Leeds, teaming up with illusion records to provide something truly magical. An intimate setting with unbelievable soundscapes and a living legend, Mr G. What could be better?     Just Jack at Hideout festival Croatia- July 2012   The ‘Noah’s Ark’ themed festival party was one of the first festival appearances for the house mavericks. Bringing their own unique style and sense of humour to the beautiful Pag in Croatia. Hideout was still in its early years but this collaboration blew partygoers out the water (excuse the pun).     KiNK and Neville Watson with My Love is Underground- December 2013   The return of the Jack. This time in the Empire Theatre. Returning to their hometown after travelling across the UK, these guys made sure to have one hell of a homecoming. Taking over two rooms, they provided an intimate den for high quality acid house and techno, courtesy of Colonel Wrongface himself. The main room saw KiNK and Neville Watson collaborating on a mind-bending blend of anthems while Jeremy Underground and brilliant Brawther threaten to tear the back doors off the place. Unforgettable.     Just Jack Agency Launch- June 2013   This marked a pinnacle moment for the party-planners as they branched out from events to their own label, which has since released some incredible tracks. Stamp the Wax and Just Ticket joined together with the Bristol-born mavericks for a Berlin-style open-air day party at the Riverside Youth Project in Bristol. A monumental occasion that featured Mano Le Tough, James Welsh and Typesun who provided some of the best in house and boogie.     Just Jack’s 10th Birthday- February 2016   Having established themselves as an institution, they celebrated their tenth birthday in style. Three hours of Seth Troxler and Eats Everything playing back-to-back. Optimo, Hunee, Honey Dijon, and Steffi all marked the occasion. Europe’s biggest DJs all gathered to Motion to mark the last 10 years and to welcome in the next.     Robert Hood aka Floorplan and Midland for Just Jack’s 11th birthday- February 2017   Ok, even though this hasn’t happened yet, it is guaranteed to be an epic occasion. Following last years extraordinary spectacle, Just Jack are pulling out all the stops to bring one of their biggest and best nights yet. An evening of funk-house and foxy jams will be provided by the stellar line-up; Robert Hood, Midland, Optimo, DJ Bone, Soichi Terada, Jayda G, Tom Rio and Dan Wild. The true originators and the champions of the underground will be taking over Motion of this night of unstoppable fun, funk and festivities.     So there it is, some hand-picked moments from Bristol’s house pioneers. To stay up to date on all the action, have a look at their Facebook page. To listen to some of their fresh tunes, head to their Soundcloud. And to make sure you don’t have FOMO this Saturday, get yourself a ticket to the big 11th birthday bash, here.     Words by Georgia Evans More MEOKO

MEOKO Exclusive: Dakini Festival - A Journey into the Unknown

Hidden away on Tuzla Beach, Romania, a progressive movement is taking shape. Fuelled by the ethos of creating sustainable ad-hoc society built around music, art and culture is Dankini Festival. From the 29th june-2nd July the Black Sea coastline will be inhabited by attendees of one of Europe’s most progressive festivals and for a few days, some of the most creative minds from all around the world will call this palce “home". Featuring four nights of music, speakers and workshops with art installations and one of Eastern Europe’s biggest yoga villages. Over 100 artists will gather together on three stages for an eclectic mix of psy-trance, chill and micro house. With the tag line, ‘We are sky dancers’ the festival promotes creativity, freedom and the opportunity to immerse yourself in an experience like no other. It’s first wave of headliners have been announced, and it looks good. The Psy-trance stage features the likes of Astrix, Avalon, Loud (live), E-Mantra, DJ Tsubi, Dr Space, kroko, Gahabbi, Dj Driss and more. Then there’s the Chill stage with Desert Dwellers, GAUDI, Carbon Based Lifeforms, Vibrasphere, Kaya Project, Suduaya, Irina Mikhailova, Solar Fields, Globular, DJ Bayawaka, Ancient Core, Kukan dUb Lagan, DJ Johnny Blue & Zen Baboon all billed to perform. Finally, the Micro stage bringing you Herodot, Priku, Piticu, Gescu, Arapu, Alexandra, Suciu, Cap, Crihan, Vlf, Nu Zau, Sepp, Charlie, LIZZ, VincentIulian, Christopher Ledger, K.D.Chriss & Mihigh.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_e5452b80_217845624&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/meoko/suciu-exclusive-meoko-podcast-201', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_e5452b80_217845624', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_e5452b80_217845624' }); });     With more than just music, this experience is holistic-getaway for the world’s creatives and freest individuals.  For a soul-changing experience that includes music, martial arts, dance, astrology, art and sustainability. A limited number of arly birds are available here. Dakini Festival 2017 Facebook Event   Words by Georgia Evans More Dakini More MEOKO

Junction 2 Full Line-Up Announcement

Junction 2 is one of London’s best underground festivals. Five stages hosted by LWE, Drumcode, The Hydra, Sonus and Into the Woods. This all-day dance spectacular will be held at Boston Manor Park, which will become an industrial utopia for all partygoers. This massive spectacle follows last year's show which saw the likes of Adam Beyer, Carl Craig, Âme, Nina Kraviz, Mr. G and Marcel Dettmann all come together in London's urban utopia. To commemorate his return to the festival, Beyer will be performing all night long at Printworks on 25th February. In addition to this, this year, The Hydra and Drumcode will be joined by Sonus and Into the Woods bringing some new flavour to the event. Expect to see the natural beauty of the surrounding area contrasting to the industrial features and invigorating soundscapes brought by each artist.      The full line-up has just been announced, and it boasts a plethora of sonic textures. The biggest names being techno-master Ben Klock, Berlin’s DJ Koze, the unstoppable Tale of Us and so many more. This incredible line-up features the biggest and best artists from across the globe. Underground-royalty Adam Beyer will be there ahead of his appearance at Sonus. He’ll be joined by the much-acclaimed British producer Alan Fitzpatrick, and cutting-edge post-punk producer Andrew Weatherall. The godfather of Berlins modern techno movement, Ben Klock, is also set to perform, alongside the euphoric Charlotte De Witte and CLR boss Chris Liebing. Daniel Avery, Daphni aka Caribou, Dolan Bergin and DJ Tennis all add to the massive line-up. DJ Koze will be making an appearance, bringing his signature style of hip-hop and disco house blends. Eagles and Butterflies, G.Walker and Ida Engberg will be there too. Not to forget Jane Fitz, Janeret and one of techno’s’ most in-demand DJ and producers, Joseph Capriati. Kolo & Dyze feature on the list, with Maceo Plex and Romanian favourite Praslea. There’s also live performances by Planetary Assault Systems and Recondite. British underground sensation Reset Robot and looptechno legend Rødhåd will also be there. Rounding off the mind-blowing line-up is Tarek Charbonnier, Willow and the extraordinary Sam Paganini and the legendary duo Tale of Us. This is an event of epic proportions, and not to be missed. To make sure you are a part of the action, stay updated on the Facebook page. Tickets are still available online here. Words by Georgia Evans   More Junction2 More MEOKO

Review: Naural 006 Cosmjn - Organik EP

Romanian label Naural is the definition of quality over quantity. With just one (meaningful) release per year, they are in a restless search for sounds that affect us differently than all that we have heard so far. After SIT, Barac, Vincentiulian, Crihan & Zefzeed, release number six is introducing talented ​Cosmjn and is scheduled to be in stores starting from 1st of February. As they got us accustomed with, their artwork always speaks for the EP and reveals Naural label multidisciplinary interest in art by all its means.     allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_d623d3ab_1058583714&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/naural', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_d623d3ab_1058583714', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_d623d3ab_1058583714' }); });     The ​Organik voyage starts with ​AsteriX​, where Cosmjn arrives with his addictive driving music. Expect this one to bring smiles on the dance floor, being decorated with a crisp sprawling sound in the spotlight, an emphasis on the high-end that seems very inspired. The track comes with a dramatic and intriguing overall sound, requesting the listener to get out of the comfort zone and stay fearless in this self-discovery mission. The 12-inches goes further with ​Twisted, a track that has the ability to get you in that state of mind with ease. With an atmospheric, feverish and cinematic ambiance, the nostalgic spoken-word sample offers a certain kind of layered anxiety. The bass notes are subliminal, the beat is fluid; there's a haunting repetitive creche and a mournful flute, both adding further depth. The percussion offers the perfect amount of rough and smooth to this sci-fi-style piece. You can’t miss the goosebumps Twisted induces; Cosmjn crafted a serious heads-down cut using a minimalist approach. On the flipside it’s the track that wears the EP’s name - Organik, nothing less than a 15 minutes trip. The plucky bassline, glitchy chords and wordless androgyny reverberations organically develop into something immersive. In the third quarter, the gong synths and feminine presence change the trajectory of this journey, joined by the piano interludes and cosmic arpeggios. We’re always left wanting more from Naural.   Listen to Naural 006 on deejay.de   Words by Bianca More Naural More Cosmjn More MEOKO      

Preview: Unleash with tINI b2b Bill Patrick (Rolls ‘n’ Do) & more in London

The streets of East London will not know what’s hit them. On the 11th March, underground champions Unleash will be hosting a night of unforgettable techno heaven at Studio Spaces, with tINI b2b Bill Patrick aka Rolls’n’Do with more amazing acts yet to be announced. Hailed as one of Germany’s best female DJs, tINI has been working her way through the underground scene for over 10 years. Starting in clubs and events in Munich in 2003, she put her fascination with new romantics, new wave and grunge into her person style with `n underground hip-hop vibe. She’s credited Moodymann’s ‘Amerika’ as one of her greatest influencer. A regular for FUSE events, having played at festivals like Sunwaves, Into the Valley, Gottwood, Sonus, billed for Milan’s Dude Club and with countless events lined-up, she’s definitely a force to be reckoned with.  She is also a regular Ibiza face as part of her tINI and the Gang project. Promising incredible music in sun-soaked Ibiza parties, tINI is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Then there’s Bill Patrick. The internationally renowned artist boasts countless awards, and a legendary status. In 2008, he relocated to Berlin, triggering a new style and spreading his unique take on psychedelic, contemporary dance music. Having played at festivals like Outline,Sunwaves and clubs such as Fabric and Rex in Paris, he is a truly unstoppable performer and sure to bring his witty charm and mind-blowing tunes.   allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_1320c346_1878568801&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/tinicouldbeworse/tini-it-could-be-worse-live-8', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_1320c346_1878568801', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_1320c346_1878568801' }); });   They'll be joined by  DeWalta & Mike Shannon. DeWalta's known for his classical training and modern spin on techno while Mike Shannon's fast mixiing skills have brought him respect from both his peers and a global following.  Asthe organisers say, "Jazz, techno, ambient: expect the unexpected, and be assured that you’ll want more. Subb-an, the co-founder One Records with Adam Shelton will be bringing his on flavour. Aregular at the likes of Fabric, DC10, Panorama Bar, Stereo, Warung, D edge, Amnesia, he's known for his high-energy and sophisticated performances, and is definitely one to watch.   Chicago-born, Detroit legend Delano Smith is going to be there too, along with Spanish underground master Julian Perez and Sunrise's Arapu will be bringing his own Romanian sound. Not forgetting, the brilliant residents Daylomar and Koko Bayern will be there too.  In the other room, there's 20 Years of Bass culture, featuring D'Julz, Delano Smith, Daniel Bell and Sami Daik.  tINI b2b Bill Patrick aka Rolls’n’Do Facebook Event RA Ticket Link   Words by Georgia Evans   More Unleash London More Rolls'n'Do More MEOKO  

Preview: 200 Deep with Sedee and Fabe at Schumacher Club

On Saturday 4th February, 200 Deep will be taking over the Schumacher Club. This unforgettable night will see Sedee, Fabe, Tigergun and DLT come together to play some heated, intimate, deepened techno and house. The venue defines itself as, “A resurrected compass for open minded souls” located in Bochum, Germany; it promotes the idea of creativity without limits and is a landscape for imaginative musical freedom. Over the last year, it’s hosted the likes of Barac, Guy From Downstairs, Primãrie, Nekes, Samu.l and LIZZ. Headlining the evening is Sunwaves favourite, the Mannheim’s duo Sedee. This passionate techno due will bring their own signature flavour and feel-good vibes. There’s also Fuse’s Fabe. He’ll be bringing some underground London spirit, and showcasing some multi-dimensional, ambient and experimental beats. The two acts are famed for their ever-evolving styles and ambition. Expect some classic house, techno and heart-pounding grooves.    allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_526b6f0f_1153055992&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/meoko/sedee-exclusive-meoko-podcast-218', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_526b6f0f_1153055992', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_526b6f0f_1153055992' }); });     In addition to this, 200 Deep and Schumacher residents Tigergun and DLT are billed to perform. Self-described rhythm and groove lover Tigergun has old-school influences and prides himself on building hypnotic atmospheres and precise mixing while bringing a spontaneous soulful vibe. DLT will also bringing their own sound, promoting their deep bond with good music. allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_070afbbb_1787966499&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/dlt200deep/dlt_schumacherclub_opening', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_070afbbb_1787966499', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_070afbbb_1787966499' }); });   This is a 21+ event with tickets at 10€, from 4th February at 12am- 5th Feb 12pm UTC+01. Make sure you grab a ticket when you can, and enjoy an event which celebrates freedom, creativity and ingenuity.      Words by Georgia Evans More 200 Deep More Schumacher Club More MEOKO  

Review: Fuse New Years Day Part 1

  As things have begun to go back to normal, and the festivities all seem like a distance memory, we would like to press the refresh button and take a look back at our first dance of 2017with FUSE family. A day packed with the highest quality sounds, immersed amongst a raring to go crowd from start to finish. We stepped in to Fuse London's home Village Underground, as they kicked off what is set to be another fantastic year for the close knit crew. Start as you mean to go on is certainly a phrase that springs to mind. There was a buzzing of conversation while queuing up as people discussed the antics of their new years eve celebrations, some people were continuing straight through to Fuse, but there was some fresh faced people in the mixer that you knew were saving themselves for the big one. Hangovers evaporated in to the air as the industrial venue began to fill, the OdD boys were taking care of opening duties rolling out there huge chunky sounds from the off. When OdD and Fuse link up something feels so special, representing the London sound in full force. Typically at the beginning of the party the Dj's playing can take things a bit easier, as people enter in dribs and drabs. On this early afternoon occassion there was a different feel, the place filled up quickly as if people couldn't wait to party, whistling and cheering on every break. This allowed OdD to crack on early doors rumbling out their signature wobbling bass lines. On the rise Mannheim artist Fabe took over the controls with his warm and charming productions that the underground world is becoming more and more familiar with. Last year playing at the Fuse Records showcase at Studio 338, and part of the Fuse8 tour on Berlin's Hoppetosse it seemed perfect that the talented producer made his Village Underground debut on this special day. There were many people in the room looking forward to his two hour set, and he didnt disappoint in the slightest. Swinging grooves and punchy percussions combined with the huge system the Fuse team put together just felt so right. It wouldn't be a new years party without some special guests, and this is something we've been waiting for, for a long time. One word, Djebali. The french artist works tirelessly in the studio, and on his imprints. Straight up 4x4 house records, turning the party up a notch. Last year Enzo made the trip to Paris to play for Djebali so it was nice to capture the French sound in the depths of our capital city. Teeing it up perfectly for Siragusa's peak time set, Djebali closed his set with Dan Ghenacia & Chris Carrier's - Vaporized, an absolute bomb, lifting the crowd ready for the boss. From the day it started Fuse has literally gone from strength to strength, exploring new corners of the world, but for us you can't beat the Fuse experience on home soil, and that is especially when Enzo Siragusa steps up. There is a just a look in his eye, and in his mannerism's you just know he is ready to go under his own roof, with a party and group of people close to his heart. A personal highlight for us was when he played the lastest release on the mysterious Digwah imprint 'Something Else', a huge recent favourite amongst the underground and it felt as if everyone in the room knew exactly what was happening, and was equally as happy to actually be hearing it run out on new years day evening. Is one of the times you will remember. allvideos.ready(function(){ allvideos.embed({ 'url': 'http://soundcloud.com/oembed?format=js&iframe=true&callback=soundcloudAVPlayerID_67d54dd6_1919714810&auto_play=false&maxwidth=480&url=https://soundcloud.com/fuselondon/sets/five-1', 'callback': 'soundcloudAVPlayerID_67d54dd6_1919714810', 'playerID': 'avID_AVPlayerID_67d54dd6_1919714810' }); });   Closing things down on what was an amazing day was the second special guest, Perlon lady Maayan Nidam. Her intelligent, and thought out minimal sound slowed the day down as it drew to a close. A smooth finish, with slick abstract movements taking you on a final journey. Fuse will never disappoint, but due to the new years celebrations there was something extra special about this one, with residents and special guests all delivering an unforgettable party to launch us in to the new year. As we continue to get flashbacks of a great day, we strongly believe Fuse is the best hangover cure we have ever had.   FUSE NYD RAVE PART 1 - Village Underground More Pictures Words by Zac More FUSE More MEOKO
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