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Preview: Half Bak8d's 8th Birthday Celebration & M8GA Competition

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We all love birthdays as it’s time for party and presents and we can’t ask for a better combo than our beloved 8th birthday of Half Baked. What a journey. This amazing brand has made its name across the world bringing unique vibe event after event making people smile for weeks afterwards. It is such a trustworthy name that not many has in a scene, when friends invite you to come to one of their events, you know it’s going to be a memorable one. 

 

They are about to make a huge stamp in their journey by blowing away all their fan expectations. The line up speaks for itself to truly show what is this party is about since 2009 keeping it fresh at the same time. Action will take place on 25th November in yet mysterious 3 rooms east London venue, E1. Making you excited there? 

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Still keeping some names and special guests undercover, but what we know already is beyond exciting! You won’t see such names on the same bill around that’s for sure! Half Baked just making sure to have the party to top top level adding this guy – John Dimas. He does not need much of introduction as being one of the most wanted underground artists coming down to celebrate the birthday straight from having a massive blast this summer with Circoloco family in DC10 and all the best clubs around the globe.  

Second name that got our attention is Francesco Del Garda. Absolute weapon from Italy that has everything under his belt to control the dancefloor to the fullest! His mixes which require a massive bag of skills and we are sure it will leave you impressed and wanting for more! 

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Coming next is Objekt. This guy does not put himself in sort of frame really. I think he describes himself best “adventures in machine music build to make subs rattle ad feet wiggle; a convoluted mess of elektrology and teknology, 3-step, bass-core, post windmill, proto-minimal wankstep, gondola, shithouse, acid wonk, ambient gabber, no more, no less.” That’s kinda it to know what to expect from this lad. 

 

 

One name that always make an appearance is Perlon. Such a big love we have for it and in charge of that this time we have Sammy Dee rocking the decks. He made his name across the clubbing scene by having his own strong approach and eclectic taste in music and creating this magical experience that Half Baked is famous for. Then we have this French killer combo back - Hold Youth (Seuil b2b Le Loup) alongside exciting member of Toi Toi Musik collective – Lamache and as expected long term Half Baked soldier – Robin Ordell Aka Pap Inc getting your feet going for hours with those crazy French influenced house cuts. 

What a birthday without an appearance of a long time Half Baked’s friend Mike Shannon? He is added to the bill too to make the night extra spicy. To add cherry on a cake we have b2b of Harry McCanna and Jake Hodkinson joining birthday again as well as OddMann to complete the event to the fullest. Lastly, recent hot name Lamache and a familiar face, Georgia Girl making her first Half Baked debut.

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Aaaand we are here to the sweetest bit of all this, the presents time. So we have teamed with Half Baked to give you '8' presents away which include tickets, t shirts, mats and some other treats you don’t want to miss. All you have to do is email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Halfbak8d as the subject heading. Good luck!. 

 

Treats for grabs: 

1 - 2x Tickets for the the birthday

2 - 1x HB T-shirt (limited edition)

3 - HB Slipmats

4 - HB Earplugs

5 - HB010

6 - HB008

7 - 1x Original HB T-shirt

8 - 1x HB006

 

Happy birthday, Half Baked, thank you for all these memories and events you did so far and we can’t wait to see what the future brings.

 

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Word by Matas Balta

 

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Competition: ADE Closing Afterparty w/ Priku, East End Dubs, Arapu& Laylla Dane

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In a fashionably different way, we're starting to see some previously unseen faces at Amsterdam Dance Event this year. Some much needed Romanian sound is coming to A'dam Toren, otherwise known as the Music Tower which turns yellow throughout the duration of the ADE week every year. On the panorama deck, at the 20th floor, Sunday night, in the club / restaurant known as Madam, Priku together with Arapu and London based East Eand Dubs will grace the floor with some groovy minimal beats.

 

Bulgarian born, Rotate artist, Laylla Dane will be warming up things for a night destined to end in the morning light. The trio has played together before and attendees are potentially preparing for some interesting b2b2b action. Doors open 23:00 and the lineup is stellar like the view, a great way to end ADE '17.

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MEOKO have teamed up with Rotate and Bipolar offering an amazing prize for a reader to win;

- 2 tickets to this amazing gathering

- Rotate 003 Vinyl - Anestie Gomez & Denis Kaznacheev / The Wieferich Pair

- Motif 004 Vinyl- Priku & Arapu / Supermoon

- Understand Romania Vinyl- Arapu / Wasted Ego  

 

To be in with the chance of winning this very special prize to this exciting event, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'ADE17 Closing' as the subject heading. Good luck!

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Preview: Art Of Dark - Halloween Theatre & Special Competition

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BOOOO! Sorry did not want to scare you! You know what time of the year is coming. The day of ghosts, dead, zombies and darkness. And what can be the better way to celebrate it if not in upcoming as a tradition event of the one and only Art Of Dark. This party has gained popularity across capital in no time bringing some of the most exciting names all year around  and picking best locations for them to perform. Of course we have big expectations for them this year and they didnt dissapoint once again bringing 2 bright stars in the Romanian scene – Praslesh.

 

Their name is a combo of two and the first half is Praslea. He is one of the most intriguing characters of clubbing scene. Owner of label Understand alongside Cezar Lazar and Kozo. His releases and collaborations can be found on such labels as RPR and Moon Harbour Records. By travelling the world he gained a huge recognition through his emotive and groovy sets. You better not miss the chance to see this guy when he is in town! And the ending of the name comes from Raresh. One of the biggest names in minimal scene. As one third of a RPR trio he has played all over the globe. His numerous releases on labels such as [a:rpia:r], Amphia, Sven Vath’s Cocoon Recordings, Metereze, Understand and many more. Ricardo Villalobos was impressed by his skills and the way he plays the music. He has shared decks with Richie Hawtin, Magda, Steve Bug, Josh Wink to name a few giving the impression that when he is around expect some magic to happen!

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In addition to this, the beloved resident Colin Chiddle, who was billed for fabriclondon Room1 lineup last Satuday, will be on the warm up duties to show what is 'Nothing;but Love' about.

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Art of Dark will return to Troxy to undertake their annual Halloween party on 28th of October and luckily for you, we have teamed up with Art of Dark offering an amazing prize for a reader to win guestlist (London only) for A YEAR for him/herself and a guest for the upcoming AOD events. To be in with the chance of winning this very special prize to this exciting event, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with '1 Year with AOD' as the subject heading. Good luck!

Don’t forget to wear your scary outfit and get the tickets until they are on as they are already on the final release. See you on the dancefloor!

 

Words by Matas Balta

 

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OSCURO 3rd Bday Competition: WIN Blending Light (Amorf) Vinyl and more

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Following on from our Oscuro 3rd birthday party lineup announcement, MEOKO are proud to offer one lucky reader;

- One Amorf‘Blending Light’ vinyl;

- 2 tickets to Oscuro in the Garden on the 16th September;

- A £20 bar tab for when you get there, all courtesy of Oscuro!

 

 

 

The party organisers will be taking over Studio 338 for a stunning open-air celebration with SIT, Zendid and a few more great artists providing the soundtrack for a truly unmissable event, and you could be there too!

In addition to this, you’ll win ‘Blending Light’ by Amorf. Created by MischaBlanos on one side and CristiCons and VladCaia on the other, this triple disc vinyl is characterised by its expertly blended neoclassicism and techno. To make things better, each release also includes a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork.

 

 

In their own words: [Amorf is] “Meant to shape Mischa’s liquid piano stories into dancefloor memories, Amorf creates the sonic framework, carefully built by Cristi and Vlad around intricate percussions and minimalistic loops, taming the piano strings to follow the wild tempo, sometimes lush & deep, other times harsh & raw but at every given moment inducing the audience into a dreamy state of mind.”

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To be in with the chance of winning this very special vinyl, tickets to a fantastic event and a bar tab on top of that, simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with Oscuro 3rd Birthday as the subject heading. Good luck!

 

Alternatively; If you do not want to miss out on this pinnacle moment for the party organisers and to see some amazing talents, make sure to get your ticket now

 

Words: Georgia Evans

 

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Preview: Half Baked Off Week Showcase & Competition

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Half Baked are returning to Barcelona for another spectacular celebration with the industry’s hottest artists taking over for what promises to be one hell of a party. Spreading themselves across two rooms at Bloc, the line-up consists of some very special performers and a handful of the labels residents. In addition to this, one lucky MEOKO reader could be in with the chance of winning some incredible prizes.

 

 

 

Legendary French DJ and producer Dyed Soundorom will bethere providing some high-quality entertainment alongside Ryan Elliott, who’ll be fresh from Gottwood. Berlin’s own Oskar Offerman is sure to keep the good times coming with Hold Youth (Seuil b2b Le Loup) to look forward to also.

 

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Mike Shannon will be bringing his unique collection of distinctive sounds, as will Robin Ordell. Then there’s Half Baked’s own Greg Brockmann/OddMann as Barcelona-bred Rainer will be returning home for the party.

 

 

 

Alongside this stellar showcase of top-notch artists, Half Baked are kindly giving away a goodie bag to one lucky MEOKO reader, this will have;

  • 3 tickets to their amazing Summer gathering in Barcelona,
  • 3 t-shirts,
  • 1 HB008 vinyl
  • & more HB merchandise.

 

The Half Baked Records Showcase at Off Week powered by Loud Contact will be taking place on 15th June, at Bloc from 22:00 until 05:30. To purchase a ticket, click here.

 

To be in with a chance of winning tickets to what is promised to be an unforgettable evening, simply  email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with HB BCN17 as the subject heading. 

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Words by Georgia Evans 

 

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