- Published on Monday, 26 May 2014 13:11
Half Baked Records came to life in early 2013 as part of the HBF Agency, representing love for deep house sunday-afternoon events. The record label was created in order to complete the Half Baked platform in the modern music industry and as an output for the music of the Half Baked residents and international guests.
Half Baked Records releases on vinyl only as a symbol of their passion for underground dance music and the belief in the physical persistency and value of the wax format. The philosophy is as simple as demanding: bringing innovation & playfulness through great producers of the underground scene, releasing their music internationally while operating as a "family".
Guess what though, theres some special Half Baked magic coming up at the beautiful of La Terrrazza in Barcelona, where dancing under the sun and stars becomes a euphoric experience...The event happening on the 12th of June is a promise of 14hours of fun. It wouldn’t a kept promise without some extra festivities, so come and let one of the lovely girls paint your faces, take some funny photos in the photo booth and don't forget to pick up some flowers for your hair for that extra summery touch. La Terrrazza will be transformed into a summer paradise, perfect for an open air party!
Of course we have not forgotten the music, and boy are there going to be some good acts for you guys! Detroit legend Mike Huckaby will be playing his only show at Off Week exclusively for Half Baked, alongside him, HALF HAWAII (AKA Bruno Pronsato + Sammy Dee) will be making their Off Week debut with their mind-blowing live set - you don’t want to miss this! Also, Thomas Melchior, the man behind one of the most successful tracks on Half Baked records with his remix of Mike Shannon’s “Slip It”
Joining guests include the star studded group of Half Baked residents and agency artists to round off the lineup of one our favourite parties every year. Names such as Seuil along with Le Loup who make Hold Youth together, Mike Shannon, Birdmakingmachine (live) as well as Rudolf, Enrico Mantini, Robin Ordell and finally, Greg Brockmann. All these, just for you!
For more information on the event and tickets CLICK HERE
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- Published on Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:43
MEOKO has been digging in the deep to bring you the best in up and coming brands and designers for the coolest and most unique creations out there. Each brand representing positivity, creativity and a fun and friendly vibe, to tie in with what we stand for here at MEOKO. Over the up coming weeks we’ll be presenting some our favourites, as well as some fresh undiscovered talents for you to feast your eyes on.
This time we went to the land of craft and quality, other than fabulous design mecca: Italy.
Gloria Bellardi produces minimalistic garments rigorously made in Italy with top materials and fabrics. Her designs go beyond seasonal trends in favour of a timeless style.
Gloria was born in Italy, where she attended the renowned Marangoni institute in Milan and collaborated with big names of fashion, like Vivia Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli.
In 2011 she moved to London. Since then, she worked for Traffic People and several other brands as a freelancer, and she also attended a footwear design course at Central Saint Martins.
Gloria became experienced enough to open her own label last year, at very young age.
The philosophy behind her quarterly capsule collections of unique pieces is to produce versatile items that can be used throughout the year. Her clean designs are made special by innovative cuts and shapes, great attention to details and, of course, excellent fabrics.
For MEOKO's readers, Gloria decided to offer as prize a simple, sexy yet sophisticated bodysuit, made of cotton jersey & pure silk. Soft and comfortable, is perfect for clubbing: pair it with skinny, high-waisted jeans or slouchy pants for a more laid back style; and for hot summer days, dare wearing it on its own, with an extravagant bumbag – cool and super comfy!
This competition is now Closed.
This competition is now Closed.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 12:51
Meadows in the Mountains is nestled away within the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountain range, sitting on top of the Greek border encourage you to go wild and abandon responsibilities as you soak up the beautiful, natural surroundings of the uniquely placed festival. After all, it is what it says, Meadows in the Mountains.
Aside from the likes of Theo Parrish collaborator and Flowers creator Andrew Ashong, San Proper, Hrdvsn, Jazzanova's Alex Barck and many more underground acts from the world's of house, funk and soul, you can even take a horse and cart ride, have a go at downhill grass bob-sleighing, go on a mountain ramble or for the more adventurous type out there, take a trip on the 'death slide' or subject yourself to a ride on the mountain top zip line.
Shunning the ethos of capitalism for community, pre-fab festivals for a unique experience and the arena-packing superstardom of large-scale festivals for intimate personality, Meadows in The Mountains represents a refreshing alternative within a deluge of paint-by-numbers festivals and events. Just make sure you remember to bring your camera along and more importantly, bags of enthusiasm!
For more about Meadows in the Mountains CLICK HERE
- Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014 15:58
As the summer is (slowly) approaching, here at MEOKO we thought to give you a glimpse of what is going to happen, and the chance to take part in it! Here is a full list of all our 7 competitions, running throughout the summer, a summer of love. Good luck!
Magna Carta Competition: Win a Season Pass for Sankeys Ibiza
Magna Carta takes over Saturday's at Sankeys Ibiza.
The scripture is simple – fresh artists, innovative parties and sharp, discerning vibes. They begin life on Saturday 7th June with gangsta house don Phil Weeks, Ramon Tapia and techno royalty Samu.L . Over the course of the season, they invite many names big and small, including Pirupa, Sante, Tim Green, Jordan Peak and more over.
Electric Elephant Competition: Win a Pair of Festival Tickets
Electric Elephant - situated at the Croatian original festival site,The Garden, Tisno – is an intimate 5 day festival that focuses on the sights and sounds of the local area.
This year it features Simian Mobile Disco,Francois K, Prosumer, The Emperor Machine, Munk, Soul Jazz Soundsystem, Horse Meat Disco and many more. Cherry on top: a series of daytime boat parties.
Noisily Festival Competition: Win 4 Weekend Tickets
Sometimes, may of us Brits, forget that our own shores have more than its fair share of reasons to maintain its claim as the home of festivals. Noisily Festival of Music and Arts burst onto the scene last year with an unashamedly clear mission statement - to bring the most diverse and eclectic line up of global electronic music, both underground and overground, mixed with cutting edge design and art installations, in amongst the beautiful and secluded Leicestershire forest.
The musical fare on offer lists Greg Wilson, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Session Victim and Gaudi all play, joined by the likes of sonic alchemist Max Cooper, Scottish techno titans Slam, Dutch breaks master 2562 and tonnes more.
Farr Festival Competition: Giving Away Three Dr. Banana caps
Surrounded by an enclosed woodland space, deep in the Essex countryside, Farr Festival seeks to take the festival-goer on an immersive musical experience, featuring cutting edge sound, music and installations.
Celebrating five years, Farr Festival 2014’s line up is their largest yet, planting electronic names such as Scuba, Tom Trago, Kim Ann Foxman and Ame live alongside more bassier heroes such as dBridge, Marcus Intalex and South London Ordnance.
Win a Pair of Tickets for Dimensions Festival 2014
The same marauding gang responsible for Outlook Festival, brings you Dimensions Festival, offering festival goers another hard dosage of house techno and a crop of exclusive boat parties.
This year runs from Wednesday August 27th to Sunday 31st August and the line up boosts European heavyweights, Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Caribou, Kode9,, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Special Request and Can U Dance. Add to this a troupe of international and US stars as Moodymann, Darkside, Juan Atkins, Metro Area Live and Timeline.
- Published on Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:24
Brought to you by the same marauding gang of individuals responsible for Outlook Festival – Croatia’s dominating bass music festival set at picturesque Fort Punta Christo – Dimensions Festival offers festival goers another chance to go in hard for another dosage of house techno and various bass offshoots - a perfect end to anyone's summer. Featuring a handful of stages around the coastline and a crop of exclusive boat parties (of which included a super special boat party featuring Detroit originators The Three Chairs in 2013), any self-respecting fan of cutting edge new electronic music clambers to grab a ticket year in, year out.
Running this year from Wednesday August 27th to Sunday 31st August, the line up announcements reads like a who’s who list , consisting of European heavyweights Nina Kraviz, Gilles Peterson, Floating Points, Caribou, Kode9, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Special Request and Jackmaster & Oneman’s new collaborative project, Can U Dance. Of course, the usual troupe of international and US stars come in the form of Moodymann, Nicholas Jaar and Dave Harrington’s Darkside project, Model 500 instigator Juan Atkins, Metro Area Live and the mighty Underground Resistance presenting their new concept, Timeline.
Check out Dimension Festival website for more info
Highlights from 2013