- Published on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 10:08
Here at Meoko we’re just waiting for 21st-25th August to come as soon as possible so we can get to Sonus Festival.
It’s just over a month until Sonus begins on the beautiful Zcre beach on Pag Island, Croatia and it’s sure to be a week you’ll never forget.
There have been many buzzing announcements since our last post, with the festival announcing their many party partners such as Fuse, tINI and the gang, THUMP and Resident Advisor. After already crazy additions of hypnotic Swedish techno power couple Adam Beyer and his wife Ida Engberg, German DJ/ producer Monika Kruse and party-starter Andy Catana, Sonus released the stunning full line-up and schedule as seen below.
Sonus have also released this dreamy trailer to get you all brimming with excitement!
Ticket prices are currently at €179 for a standard ticket, €249 for a VIP ticket and there are also €25 boat parties and €38 shuttle tickets available.
- Published on Sunday, 22 May 2016 10:22
it's all gone Cocoon : Win Entryx2 for opening fiesta, CD and more
As we enter 2016 Cocoon Ibiza, brainchild and musical outlet of techno guru Sven Väth, will be entering its 17th season. Based at the long-standing Balearic club Amnesia, Cocoon will be making the island dance every Monday for 6 months straight, starting with a colossal opening party on 30th May.
The Cocoon brand is more than just an event, and has gone on to become an institution at the forefront of electronic music; with label ‘Cocoon Recordings’, Sven compliments his series of club nights in Ibiza and worldwide, alongside the iconic Cocoon in The Park festival.
This month, the long awaited line up for Cocoons mega season has announced, and without further ado, let’s see which turntable titans will be gracing the decks, shaking their stuff with the glamorous Cocoon dancers…
Of course, the man behind it all Sven Väth will be readily stamping his signature sound throughout the event and will be taking over the main room all night long on various dates throughout the 19-week season, with 15 appearances set in total.
Other long running stalwarts of electronica have been invited backincluding Richie Hawtin, Scuba, Joris Voovn, Ricardo Villalobos, Adam Beyer, Dubfire and Craig Richards. Villalobos and Beyer will be playing for 6 shows, with many other artists also coming back for repeat performances throughout the season.
Ibiza regular tINI will be gracing the terrace early on in the season alongside Danah Ruh, whilst cocoon favourite Butch takes over the main club.
Âme will be performing live to close off the month of June, with tINI joining again with another much loved Ibiza regular, wAFF. Other live performances can also be seen from the mighty KiNK and Gaiser too, in the opening party.
Nina Kraviz will be bringing her warped out acidic beats with Sven Väth in the club in July, whilst the terrace gets minimal with Ricardo Villalobos and Zip. Other huge names include Berhain maestro Ryan Elliott, Raresh, Rødhåd, Mono le Tough and DJ Koze – to name just a few.
Already the acts on offer are a jaw-dropping snippet into what is in store for the whole season, and the full line-up can be seen here.
On 30th May, Cocoon Ibiza will be holding its grand opening party for the season with lineup:
Meoko is offering the chance for one lucky reader to gain a guestlist spot +1 to the opening fiesta, alongside a CD mixed by Daniel Strefanik, 1 Cocoon tote bag and stickers to make the musical memories live on beyond the party.
- Published on Friday, 23 October 2015 06:14
Intrinsic is a truly unique event concept, called into existence by of a group of like-minded individuals who – instinctively and very heart-felt – single-handedly created a multi-sensuous experience that offers a stand-out vision of electronic music. In order to be able experiment freely and intuitively with sounds, visuals, space, and possibilities, its makers came up with something of great depth, and deepness.
Now in its second edition, Intrinsic‘s presentation and production is evolutionary: It is a hand-crafted voyage into the unknown, full of moments of “improvisation, unusual sound structure, sound effect and instrumentation” – innovative and unusual, to say the least.
Whilst its original ideas – to create an event where artists are encouraged to “enhance their spirit and go beyond their imagination by offering them the freedom to experiment and explore” – were transported into a state of transcendence, very much in the vain of an experimental festival, its character is that of ultimate intimacy, with only a few hundred people being able to actively participate in this experience where a “spiritual atmosphere” closes the gap between artists and audience, space and time, sound and visuals.
In a disused powerstation – encountering the right location by chance was of paramount importance and led to the actual creation of Intrinsic – which hovers on the shores of a lake, space, light and darkness set the scene whilst the architechtural structures become the backbones of the projections of visual artist COTE whose art has morphed into a vital ingredient of this project.
The Romanian, together with his visual collective Videogram, has pushed the boundaries of CAD-inspired 3-D-like projections that transform space into a canvas and the locations of his performances into real-time canvasses of spiralling cosmic creation. Staying clear of alluring and all-assuring force-fed visual imagery he approaches the mind with unparalleled subliminality. Innovation and simplification of themes are COTE’s core items during this Intrinsic expedition. (Make sure you check back here on Meoko soon to read a full interview with Intrinsic resident COTE).
In an unrivalled and previously unknown approach to offering the aural space to artists who feel similarly inclined to push the boundaries of exploring the “dead-ends of sound”, this free improvisation of a collective trip is far from a one-way journey into the clichees of the unknown. It is a serious and ongoing and above all honest approach to not being different from the indifferent sound of no distinction, but also just giving way to a real quest: making interesting art of real value.
In Intrinsic’s first edition, Praslea and Cezar aka AFUMATI were not only surrounded with “people who lifted their creation higher”, but also anticipated the power of creation and pushing it to a new level – by leaving behind safe comfort zones of previously tried and tested sounds – they and the crowd collectively entered the uncharted territories of true experimentation while being lifted by heated floors that invited people to float away on them.
In this new edition, E/TAPE has been found to be the next guardian of dalliance. This rare species of a sound welding artist resides in Ibiza, only plays a few handpicked gigs a year, and is a cosmic mind affair truly out of this world. So how will he react on this spacial cross-breading with COTE’s visuals? And the crowd’s prosperous whisper? Only we will know, as we are all Intrinsic.
Setting the scene is resident GYORGY ONO, a Georgian sound artists who recycles found sounds and experiments with fragmentation to make a solemn yet adventuous world of his own. He invites Intrinsic to follow him wander the outer scapes of imagination, with closed eyes.
So who is behind this? Some of the most amazing, humble people in the electronic music scene, fuelled by desire to explore its deepness. Their cultivated understanding and sensitivity about this culture became a mission: to protect and maintain the unique feeling by creating a spiritual connection between all partaking people, and creating a community.
Words by Katrin Ritcher
- Published on Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:24
The after party of the LWE New Years Day 2015 at the Tobacco Dock will be held in the Renaissance rooms. Maya Jane Coles has lined up a very special back-to-back-to-back showcase with three of the finest artists on the international circuit combining for the first time. They not only belong to the top of electronic music, but these three masterminds are also girls, which makes this performance even more exciting. Together with the already legendary Maya Jane Coles, Heidi and Kim Ann Foxman will play for the first time in unison on the evening of New Years Day. Prepare for an unprecedented collaboration!
This after party is organized by LWE. This stands for London Warehouse Events, which was established in July 2010 when two individuals, Will Harold and Paul Jack, found a breath-taking venue, the Great Suffolk Street warehouse, to put on a Pryda night with Eric Prydz, Gui Borrato and Popof. Later, Alice Favre joined this amazing squad to be a director and subsequently LWE parties were born. The blueprint for these events consists of tree characteristics. To start with they found different unique locations, secondly they provide an enormous sound system and lastly they always equip the line-up with world-class talent. Some of the unusual locations their events take place are the Tobacco Dock, the Renaissance rooms and Village Underground. Besides their charming locations, they present an infinite range of styles to their events such as House, Electronica, Dubstep, Techno and Drum & Bass to Electro and everything in between.
Like stated before, the line-up will be headlining three of the most exciting artists of today: Maya Jane Coles, Heidi and Kim Ann Foxman. They will be colliding their individual influences and inspirations together for one night of tag-team mayhem. For those who do not knew Maya Jane Coles, she is an omnipotent female sound engineer, even able to design her own sleeve artwork. She is since the mid 2000s the most promising and rising star in the deep house scene. Today she already released some of her astonishing music on labels such as Mobilee, Dogmatik Records and 20:20 Vision. Besides that, she is a gifted DJ that she already repeatedly proved in clubs and festivals all over the world and on mix series like fabric and Resident Advisor.
Furthermore, British Heidi has worked hard over the past decade to make her mark on the new house and techno music generation. You only have to visit her worldwide brand of Jackathon parties or listen to her BBC Radio 1 show to experience her passion for music and fiery nature.
Former singer of the neo-disco collective Hercules and The Love Affaire, Kim Ann Foxman will be the third girl behind the decks. She stepped away from singing to return to her fundamental passions, which are rocking clubs as a DJ and producing raw electronic music. Channeling such a revived focus she also unleashed a brand new record label Firehouse in a promising collaboration with London based music and art label The Vinyl Factory.
On top of that there'll be an extended set from the Swiss DJ, Deetron, whose fusion of moody techno and soulful house has put him at the top of fan’s bucket lists. He has released on labels such as Intec, Music Man and Ongaku.
LWE also called on the very capable hands of Dense & Pika to join in on the action. This techno duo emerged in 2011 with a series of handstamped white-label releases and will now deliver the audience a stunning extended set.
Max Wing, Brendan Long and many more DJ's will be added to this unforgettable night.
This incredible party will take place in the Renaissance Room, more known for its roller disco nights, which will off course not take place on New Years Day. The address is Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ, but it is just a short walk from the Vauxhall Station.
Thursday 1 January 2015
22:00 - 06:00
Maya Jane Coles X Heidi X Kim Ann Foxman
Dense & Pika (Extended set)
Venue: Renaissance Rooms, Miles Street, London SW8 1RZ
As part of our regular competition series, Rebel Butterfly has kindly offered some great prizes for one lucky Meoko reader:
1x Vinyl copy of Maya Jane Coles ‘From The Dark’ EP on mobilee
1x Vinyl copy of Kim Ann Foxmann ‘It’s All About You’ - out on Firehouse (fist release from her label)
1x Vinyl copy of Various Artists Heidi Presents Jackathon Jams.. - with Rob Amboule ft. Derrick Carter & Serge & Tyrell.
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- Published on Wednesday, 12 November 2014 12:20
Calling all MEOKO readers!
As the winter months begin to dawn upon us, we are reminded it is not long until Christmas, a time known for mulled wine, roast dinners, John Lewis adverts and most importantly for the tradition of giving back to loved ones…
At MEOKO we are not one to miss out on this joyous spirit, and so we have been busy behind the scenes assembling a huge prize package consisting of contributions from some of our favourite brands and labels. Consider it our way of saying thank you for all your support.
Everything from festival and club tickets to a stay at a boutique hotel, flight vouchers, NOT to mention a tonne of vinyl, CDs, clothing and other goodies to warm your cockles - we’ve got it all covered! The prize package has a combined value of well over £1500! And one lucky reader will win it all. The saying “You’ve got to be in it, to win it” has never rung more true.
We have been itching to make this competition announcement so here’s how you can enter in three simple steps*:
- “Like” the MEOKO Facebook page.
- “Like & Share” the competition photo.
*Please be sure to complete all 3 steps in order for your entry to be valid.
Full list of prizes
Time Warp, Mannheim 2015 – 2 x tickets, T-shirt and posters
We Are FSTVL 2015 – 2 x tickets
Hotel Pelliroco, Brighton – a night for two at a boutique B&B
Flight Vouchers - £100
FUSE London – vinyl + goodies
Half Baked – vinyl + goodies
Phonica – 6 x latest releases + goodies
Imprints Records - vinyl
Apollonia – 1 x Premiesku EP “More 4”
Vakant – 1 x Premiesku EP and T-shirt
Holic Trax – HT012 & Tom Tam Vol. 2
Birdsmakingmachine – 1 x EP vinyl
Djebali – 1 x 06 EP vinyl
Eklo – 1 x 026 Seuil EP “2 Up”
Adult Only Records – 1 x Shape 03 Monsieur Georget EP
Lola Ed – 1 x Apollonia LP “Tour à Tour”
D’julz – 1 x “This Is Bass Culture”
Watergate – 1 x Tiefschwarz compilation, 1 x Lee Curtiss compilation
Defected – 1 x compilation
Rekids – 1 x compilation
Clothing & Miscellaneous
Keinemusik – 1 x T-shirt
Apollonia – 1 x Tote bag
Banoffee Pies – 1 x Bumbag
Doctor Banana – 1 x 5-panel hat
Pit Spector – 1 x Poster
Puckoo – 1 x Leggings
Wild Buffalo & Robe Unfold – 1 x Snood
Doubious – 1 x T-shirt
Nicce – 1 x Sweater
Only Child – 1 x Spoon Necklace, 1 x Spoon Keyring
Love Specs – 1 x Pair of Sunglasses
Anna Laurini – 1 x Original bespoke artwork
Silver Network - Stickers
UDG – 1 x Ultimate Slingbag Trolley Deluxe
Ear Candi – 1 x Earphones
Chocolate Festival - Tickets
Burger Bear – Meal for 2
Yupa’s Thai – Meal for 2
Le ziz – Meal for 2