- Published on Thursday, 24 January 2019 20:53
For their first instalment of 2019, London-based crew Grounded have set the bar high, curating a lineup of exceptional calibre for a unique warehouse experience. Since their debut in August last year, Grounded crew have been inconspicuously establishing themselvesthrough a series of parties bringing a slice of Romania to London.
On Saturday the 2ndof February, Grounded will welcome some of the scenes finest rising and established talents for a night set to satisfy the sonic palates of those keen to have their boundaries pushed. Romanian heavyweights Dan Andrei [a:rpia:r]andAndrei Ciubuc [Cuplet, MIORITMIC], will be joined by Spanish Baltazar [Shamandrum] alongside Drums mainstays: Elia Nafzger and Desuba. This curation strikes the ideal balance of diversity and cohesion, each selector bringing a unique take on the minimal sound and a healthy dose of both the familiar and unfamiliar.
Of course, a schedule this impressive demands a high level of care and attention towards event design and production. Naturally, Grounded have delivered. Equipping the warehouse space with a crisp Funktion One system, the subtle nuances of the music will shine, enabling the immersive listening experience prescribed by the Romanian sound. The musical journey will be complemented by the visuals of Constantin Malmare. In addition to his hypnotic contribution to previous Grounded outings, Constantin’s design work for Anthea’s Partisan is testament to his ability to visually communicate the intricacies of music. It goes without saying that this event is set to be a truly mesmerising affair.In Grounded’s own words, it will be an event“where words leave off and music begins”; a night of magic not to be missed.
Vinyl. Prize Andrei Ciubuc & Frost (2 sides of the spatel)
+ Barac Baltazar Drums
- Published on Friday, 09 November 2018 11:09
Sunday night clubbing is what us londoners refer to as the NEW Saturday, whether you have been partying your asses off all weekend and looking to end with the perfect tasetful mix of music and crowd OR whether you a fresh Sunday Starter, the place you want to check out is WYS! Our fav Sunday night London Party.
Competition! Win 4 free tickets + vinyl and fabric cd’s for this Sunday 11 November at fabric. Romanian rolling beats master – Arapu (Sunrise) will play and extended 3 hours set alongside WYS! head honcho’s Jacob Husley & Peter Pixzel .
WYS! have been the weekly Sunday night party at fabric for more than 10 years, presenting forward thinking house and techno artists and label showcases from London and abroad. As an extension of the club night WYS! also operates as a record label with more than 26 releases under it’s belt. This year Jacob & Peter launched a sister label - WYS! limited. A limited series of vinyl only releases. WYS! 001 Primus Motor EP by Jacob Husley with remixes by S.A.M and Dubsons came out in May and has been heavily played by likes of Rarash Midland . WYS! Limited 002 VA with Peter Pixzel and Herr came out just a month ago and have also gained lots of plays and support. .
Tag 3 friends you want to go with for your chance to win.
Listen to this exclusive mix Arapu provided for the fabric blog earlier this week
See you on the dancefloor!!
- Published on Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:54
An original creation combining music trends and the most highly regarded media arts, in an otherworldly location.
A place that can only be compared to the geology of the Moon. 6 stages, with over 50 hours of music from the likes of Underground Resistance, Barac, DeWalta, Enzo Siragusa, DVS1 and Ion Ludwig to name a few. Sounds perfect, right? Well we have also lined up a competition in the build up to the main event, even better?
August 3rd-5th the ruins and remains of Rummu, Estonia play host to the first edition of Moonland Festival. The anticipation is building for what is in store within those prison walls as they present the whole spectrum, catering for all desires. Carefully selected DJ’s and artists from around the world, light and laser shows, full video mapping that has never seen the time of day in Estonia before, and interesting workshops. If dancing in the sandy quarry becomes to much and you need to rest those legs, food courts and chill out areas will also be planted around the festival.
To come up with this fantastic concept and making it all become reality a team of international organisers have come together. From Estonia (Murk & Hall), Russia (system 108, Arma17, Sila Sveta) collaborating with FUSE (London), Broquade Records (Germany) and Estonia 100. There is years of experience there, and we believe this truly is the start of something amazing.
Full Line up:
Abelle(RU) Adamov (RU) Andrey Vishnevsky (EE) Archie Hamilton (UK) Artur Laats(EE) Barac (RO) Boris (DE) Boym (RU) Call Super (UK) Charlise N Chaplin (BE) Christopher Ledger (IT) Cristi Cons(RO) Dana Ruh (DE) Daniel Avery (UK) Dasha Redkina (UE) Denis Punch(EE) DeWalta(DE) Dorian Paic (DE) DVS1(US) Eisi (EE) EL (RU) Enzo Siragusa (UK) Exit Safe Mode (EE) Hipushit (RU) I-F (NL) Ion Ludwig LIVE (DE) Janina(DE) Juho Kusti (FI) Kamran Sadeghi LIVE (US) Katja Adrikova (EE) Koray Tuncel (TUR) Kovyazin D (RU) Legowelt Music LIVE (NL) Mariano (AR) Mashkov (RU) Mava b2b Nebukat b2b Paul / RutmiKa (EE) Parallax Deep (SE) MERIMELL (EE) Mihkel Maripuu b2b Tarmo Paluoja (EE) Mike Shannon (CA) Momo Trosman (AR) Mr. & Mrs. Jonson LIVE (DE) Nastia (UA) Nikita Zabelin (RU) Nima Gorji(DK) Octo Octa LIVE (US) Per Hammar (SE) Perc (UK) Philipp GorbachevLIVE (RU) PTU (RU) Regis (UK) Ron Morelli official (FR) Rossko(UK) Sariim (RU) Shaun Reeves (US) Shutta (RU) Sleeparchive (DE) Sofia Rodina (RU) Tanel Mütt (EE) Taran & Lomov (LV) Volition Immanent (NL) UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE (US) Yanatacky (EE) and many others…
Several pre parties for this magical event have taken place around the world, and will continue throughout July. So far the team have taken their party to Madrid, Moscow, & Tallinn, Estonia. Still to come is Riga, Latvia, Saint Petersburg and Berlin.
Luckily for MEOKO readers, we have teamed up with the Moonland team for a very special vinyl competiton from the majority of the artists involved, and it is very simple to enter. The list below consists of the records on offer already, and as we draw closer to the event we will be adding more so be sure to keep an eye out.
Ion Ludwig / Toi Toi Musik / #6 : Remixes Villalobos / Brito
Dorian Paic / Raum Musik / Sasse - Soul Records : Remixes Ricardo Villalobos
Dewalta / Saluki Master 865109
Shaun Reeves / Shantu 001
Mashkov / TLP004 /
Maher Daniel / TOS / Number 004 : Remixes by Dana Ruh, Agenis Brito and Ada Kaleh
Nastia / Propoganda Records / Rayo Lezo
B Voice / SAKTU001
Momo Trosman / Cure Musik / 006 The Flip
Artur Lääts / Murk / Apollo EP - Artur Lääts
Christopher Ledger / Brouqade / 0044 Chrisopher Ledger
Dana Ruh / Cave Recordings / CR003 Double Vinyl
Mariano / La Montana Discos / LMD001 / unknown artists from Rosario
Mariano / Mirca / Various Artists / remixes from Federico Mollinari. Gulp
Phillip Gorbacachec / PG-Tune / Double Vinyl
Abelle / Arma Records / Number 017 / Remixes Mick Wills
Archie Hamilton / Moscow Records / Moscow 023 - Archie Hamilton Confused EP
Boym - [BPV018] Rainer - Psilocybin EP
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- Published on Friday, 08 June 2018 12:25
It’s hard to be a dance music globe-trotter sometimes. Ask any touring DJs and they’ll tell you about the exhaustion that comes with the lifestyle. Same for us at MEOKO: Romania, Prague, Barcelona… There’s always a good party going on somewhere outside of our homebase of London, and when we spot one, we’ve got to be there. This is worth all the comedowns in the world, after all, and so this time we’re setting sails to Paris, for the “Kinder Garden X Slow Life” on June 22.
Kinder Garden is a fairly new Parisian venture thrown by the collective RMMT, always focusing on a specific crew while showcasing younger members of the French capital’s scene in a second room. After Traffic or Libertine, they’re receiving Slow Life on June 22nd — and celebrating RMMT’s 1st birthday by the same occasion. If you’re French yourself, and probably even if you ain’t, you know that the local scene for all things minimal is at the top of its game lately. RMMT is one of the crews giving it a new youth, so this party in their 13th arrondissement basement is not one to miss, especially with such guests of honor.
Slow Life is a motor in this part of the minimal scene that’s been focusing on excavating forgotten gems from the vaults of dance music past, seeing treasures in what others would have dismissed as mere dusty wax. This makes it hard to pinpoint their sound: it’s more about vibe than genre, electronic music with a dare-to-be-weird attitude that never sounds forced, yet genuinely oblique and out there — organically grown by dedicated crate diggers.
It’s a six-person collective based in Berlin but with roots in Spain and Italy, one where friendship is at the base of the working relation. The four DJs though, all playing at the Kinder Garden, are Laurine, Cecilio, DJ Tree and S. Moreira, the latter of which might sound the most familiar as he produces as well and was behind all the early productions on the label — which says a lot as they largely contributed to put Slow Life’s name on the avid music seekers’ lips outside of their home base of Berlin.
If you need any introduction to the label, one that would perfectly summarize their ever-curious free-wheeling attitude, look no further than their 2016 compilation “Chromophore”. Here, you’ll find along Moreira likeminded young sprouts like Uruguay’s Luis Malon and Saverio Celestri, facing off with veterans Seafoam, A², and Mick Welch.
Besides this kind of dreamy breaks-leaning deep house that Moreira specializes in, another familiar face since the beginning is fellow Berlin Italian transplant Saverio Celestri. The label’s close friend has released his only LP so far on Slow Life, in his trademark electro-influenced style, full of rattling bass and out-of-control snares.
Lately the label’s been on a fantastic streak. Keeping it in the family, Moreira has collaborated with the in-house designer Santi Uribe for an album of ambient outerspace excursions surely inspired by the kind of experimentations techno and trance producers would often try their hand to in the 90s — the sort of stuff Slow Life must have encountered a countless amount of time in their digging journeys. And it’s no wonder that their most recent releases featured 100hz, Marco Repetto or Tim Jackiw — all more-or-less forgotten producers returning to the spotlight in the past years thanks to digging culture. They’ve also opened the label to other younger artists sharing their vibe, with Swedish newcomer Basement Space taking the UK route and Berlin duo Primary Perception going deeper than deep on their debut LP and stellar “Retrofitted Future Vol. 1” EP — perhaps my favourite record on the label.
But it’s really behind the decks however that the Slow Life ethos can be experienced. Anyone attending their regular label nights at Club Der Visionaere or Hoppetosse cannot fail to see the enthusiasm of the crew’s DJs, like a bunch of friends excited about sharing their discoveries to one another — a spirit summarized in the title of Slow Life’s second release, courtesy of Moreira: “We All Are Fra!”
With the whole crew invited, this Paris bash is one for the books. To celebrate the occasion, we’re holding a competition, the winner of which will get a
- 1x2 entry and
- Slow Life’s most recent release, Basement Space’s “Cosmic Collision”.
Words by Pierre-Alexis Chauvin
- Published on Monday, 04 June 2018 13:10
This June will see a big return to the decks together a very finest class B2b, Margaret Dygas and Craig Richards for the Sonar OFF week. Both old rulers at the Farringdon local with a long history of alongside sets.
Minimal, breaks and tasty blend of house and techno, Richards’s sounds entirely reflect the successfull partnership between Fabric and Toi Toi ; as well the minimalistic sounds of the beloved Perlon label will be shown by Margaret.
For an impeccable Live Ion Ludwig, a master key on the Toi Toi roaster, actively producing in the studio places like Weekend Club and Club der Visionaere helped shape is live performances to perfection . Synthesizers, drum machines combining with his sound spreades an endless story and energy.
Rhadoo, perhaps the most famous student of the Villalobos style, an artist with a very strong Romanian identity, proved his stunning production talents ranging from deep, dubby house to is not only known as one of the most promising DJs in electronic club music, but he also uplifting and seductive techno. A perfect example is Fabric’72 an exclusive compilation of bomb records he takes with him all around the world.
Finally to close this exciting line up.....
Herodot. Not just a exceptionally talented DJ, Label Owner, Promoter and Club Guesthouse’s representative to part of the family Toi Toi Booking Agency Rooster, his sets are very well know for keeping the party going for endless hours...
"I’m booking my flight tickets right now to don’t miss this boiling line up, I willwear my coolest sunglasses...Nos vemos en Barcelona, WOLF Club / SonarOFF ."
A. B. C.
Amazing prizes for the winner !
2 x Tickets
Pox & Pol – Argenis Brito & Ricardo Villalobos vin