- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 14:47
It only seems like yesterday Fuse began as a free party in Brick Lane; they may now be preparing for a massive 5th Birthday celebration at the wonderful Studio 338 on 30th July, but they’ve never compromised their wonderful music ethos.
Since the creation of Fuse they have built one of the best record labels to the day, along with a cult-like following, and it’s time to reward all their hard work with a massive birthday party. Bridging boundaries in electronic music, educating audiences with all manners of musical styles, Fuse strives to do things no other record label could achieve in the same way, with the motto “We want to continue to be the symbol for quality, up-to-dateness and fusion”.
There’s no better place to celebrate than in one of London’s most popular up-and-coming venues Studio 338, which has a massive capacity. Fuse are taking over the Studio 338 Terrace, with around 16 different DJs such as Alex Arnout, Archie Hamilton, Dan Lively and Rossko. Infuse are also taking over the loft area with Fabe, Ferro, Mariana Mateljan and Zendid.
We are also teaming up with Fuse with an amazing prize giveaway! Up for grabs are:
- Published on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 11:13
Lovebox Festival is quickly approaching, and it’s set to be a great one, with world-famous fabric nightclub teaming up with Pioneer Pro Audio to host an arena which recreates the nightclub experience in a festival environment.
Fabric also have us covered for the afterparty too, with a night at fabric for Lovebox After Dance with guests Ricardo Villalobos, Thomas Franzmann aka Zip and Jackmaster joining residents Craig Richards and Terry Francis for a quality night of techno goodness.
We are teaming up with fabric to give away 2 X fabric CD by both ZIP and Ricardo. To be in with a chance of winning simply like and share the post pinned to the top of our Facebook page here.
- 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