- Published on Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:29
Prepare yourselves for Mobilee’s London takeover with Rodriguez Jr. (live), Kevin Over, Ralf Kollmann and The Willers Brothers by entering Meoko’s exclusive giveaway. Ahead of their unmissable event at Egg, Mobilee will be giving away 2 vinyl packages of the 3 x 12 clear vinyl special edition album Rodriguez Jr.,Baobab.
The Berlin-based crew will be taking over London’s Egg Nightclub for a night of melodic techno and deep house. Headliner Rodriguez Jr has returned to the Mobilee team with his evocative album Baobab.
Rodriguez Jr. returns to Mobilee with his evocative album Baobab. Resident Advisor named the French artist in their Best Live Acts of 2016, and in between his famed live shows, he has created a ten track masterpiece that elicits powerful emotions through music. When reflecting on the album he has said, “Baobab is about roots. It has mainly been written whilst traveling and I needed to re-connect to my roots: the music I used to listen to as a teenager from South Of France, my first parties, this fantastic sense of freshness, enthusiasm and innocence. This is why I decided to call it Baobab: a big tree proud to grow up in a lush surrounding, with it’s roots deep in the floor”.
The French artist builds up an atmospheric presence through the use of silences, breaks ad perfectly timed beats. This creates an overwhelmingly visceral experience for his attendees. It’s not just about the basslines for him though, the artist uses his own vocals and collaborates with Liset Aleaon the track ‘Heal Me’ to create music that is spontaneous and emotive.
He’ll be supported by Kevin Over, who released Mobilee Back to Back Volume 11 in March. The German-born artist has been billed as one of the scene’s hottest new talents winning over the approval of Maya Jane Coles, Adam Beyer and many more. He is definitely one to watch.
Ralf Kollmann himself will also be there, founder of Mobilee and established DJ with access to the labels unique back catalogue of incredible music. With his label in the running for Mixmag’s Label of the Decade, he brings his own personal touch to proceedings. Specialising in carefully crafted technical skills, an unparalleled knowledge of music and diverse song selections, he is the embodiment of Mobilee’s ethos.
Finally, the team will be joined by Egg residents The Willers Brothers at London’s legendary venue, who are currently signed to the What Came First Label.
Words by Georgia Evans
- Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 12:21
6 tracks listed below by Dan Primaru will do all the talking;
The first EP in this session is about brotherhood, family and connection. Keep on Going in London does this at it's best, and Gabriel Amaru together with Dragos Ungureanu are the first souls to leave their sound on the first wax imprint of this label legacy. I talk like this because i know the team behind this label, the strong connections that are there which are reflected the moments of glory that they create through events and gatherings.
Eighteen release from Fragil comes with an impressive tool from Jäfar, it is straight old-school dance floor track, reminding us about good old times, it is updated with a modern micro house fragrance from two secretive vinyl lovers, and carefully selected by another two, acting behind the label.
3- Costin Rp - Bleu Ciel // Bleu Ciel 006 // Different Personalities
Developing the genre itself, developing himself, Costin Rp getting lost in the atmospherical realm. When heard and perceived in a specific time and enviroment, these two beauties can lift you up, helping you trancend the body and keeping you in magical place we know we belong. It's something we're use to take up from Bleu Ciel music label.
4- Ada Kaleh - AK005c // Dene descris (reinterpretari part I)
Here is a strong one, that aims to be a reference point in our scene. Ada Kaleh comes with re-interpretations of his own well know story 'De Nedescris'. With a great all-romanian team, this EP has many colours, Nu Zau, Teluric and Priku, each putting their vibe and signature into the big rainbow. There will be a part two but this is delicious enough for me.
Well, when Dubtil goes out, sometimes is pretty big. I mean in the most recognizable tunes out there, he knows how to leave a mark. Vocalindas is something that will come out of our mouths when discussing some peculiar and beautiful sunrise moments spent on the beach, admiring the sun waves.
And, because this can not go unnoticed, here are four tracks of Ricardo, which come out as another album of the artist. For sure the format says is a non-conventional release, the tracks we know they are old and moved our dancefloors in many many events where Arpiar representative were playing, but all is updated for the present and the release is staying as a great point in the micro-house map of the future. The tracks are a standard for all kinds of moments and for sure they will be the inspiration point for many of the artists following 'the king's'' statement about Empirical House.
Words by Dan Primaru
- Published on Thursday, 08 June 2017 08:44
Would you like to win 2 VIP tickets to one of this year’s best festivals? Look no further.
On the 20th-24thAugust, nestled in the idyllic Croatian Zrce Beach, some of the world’s greatest DJs, producers and artists will be coming together for a festival experience to remember. Having already announced a series of performances from some real industry heavyweights, Sonus Festival have released their final selection of artists.
The first act, Agoria, sets the bar high. This unique French creative will be bringing his own blend of new sounds and old school influence to deliver something special. Then there’s Âme, who’ll be fresh from STRAF_WERK Festival in Amsterdam, expect conceptual, visceral magic from these two.
Representing the British scene, Dense &Pika will be showing off their remixing skills, as Floorplan aka Robert Hood and Lyric Hood are sure to provide some funk-driven vibes. Adding some jazz to it all, will be Guti.
It wouldn’t be a party without the [a:rpia:r] crew. Raresh will be representing the Romanians as the very promising Steffen Deux also makes the list. The last new act is Valentino Kanzyani, the founding father of Slovenian techno.
Sonus have made sure to pull out all the stops, with their full lineup as follows:
Adam Beyer - Adriatique - Agoria - Âme (DJ) - Andrea Ljekaj - Andrologic - Apollonia - Archie Hamilton - Binh - Chris Liebing - Dan Andrei - DejanMilicevic - Dense &Pika -Dorian Paic – Enzo Siragusa - Fabio Florido - Felver - Floorplan (aka Robert Hood and Lyric Hood live) - Guti (live) - Hito - Homeboy - Ian F. - Ivan Komlinovic (live) - Jackmaster - Jamie Jones - Janina –JesseCalosso -Joey Daniel - Joseph Capriati - Josip Milkovic - Julia Govor - K.O.D (Cabanne&Lowris)- Karotte - Len Faki - Leon - Loco Dice - Luigi Madonna - MaceoPlex - Magda - Mano Le Tough -Marco Carola - Margaret Dygas - Mariano Mateljan - Marina Karamarko - Matador live - Meat -Mimi - Monika Kruse - Nick Curly - Pan-Pot - Raresh - Rhadoo - Ricardo Villalobos - Richie Hawtin- Richy Ahmed - Rødhåd - Sam Paganini - Seth Troxler - SHDW & Obscure Shape - Steffen Deux - Solomun - Sonja Moonear - Sven Väth - Tale Of Us - The Martinez Brothers - tINI - ValentinoKanzyani - Vril (live)
Boat parties will be taking place across the festival with some amazing acts performing in unique style. Hosted by Trax, Jesus Loved You, tINI& the gang, XLR8R and Keep On Dancing, expect good vibes only.
One lucky MEOKO reader could be in with the chance of winning two VIP tickets to the festival, and get the opportunity to witness this spectacular 4-day celebration.
Words by Georgia Evans
- Published on Tuesday, 30 May 2017 14:27
It’s that time of year again. With Summer drawing closer and closer, festival season is dawning upon us, and with so much to choose from, MEOKO has hand-picked some it’s favourite and most exciting events on the calendar.
1- Sonus Festival - 20th-24th August, Novalja, Croatia
Year after year, it just keeps getting better. Techno heaven in on the beaches of Croatia and the home of legendary undergroundperformances. Adam Beyer, Enzo Siragusa, Maceo Plex, Chris Liebing and Ricardo Villalobos are just a few that make up the incredible lineup.
2- Cesarhof Festival Open-Air 2017- 28th-30TH July, Ferme de Cesarhof, France
Small in size but large in impact. Join Sonja Moonear, Barac, Ion Ludwig, Martin Buttrich, Andre Galluzzi, Julia Govor, Archie Hamilton, Traumer, Tobi Neumann, Nu Zau and a whole load of amazing artists for the 6th year of this wonderfully intimate gathering.
3- Houghton Festival - 10th-13th August, Houghton Hall, Norfolk
Carefully curated by Craig Richards himself, this diverse mix of artists include Nicolas Jaar, Floating Points, VILOD, Raresh, Rhadoo and more who will take over Norfolk’s idyllic countryside for three days of art and amazing music.
4- Waha Festival - 20th-24th July, Micfalău, Covasna
Six stages of techno, psychedelia, deep house, jazz, ambient, live bands, cumbia, psychill and many more. Rhadoo, Pralsea, Ada Kaleh, Cezar and Dan Andrei are all set to perform, it’s not to be missed.
5- 3 Smoked Olives - 27th-31st July, Danube River, Romania
Located on an idyllic island between Bulgaria and Romania, this festival is sure to be unique. Voigtmann, Clovis, Micha Blanos and Varhat are all billed to perform, with more TBA. Something surreal for musical adventurers.
6 - Experiment Intrinsic - 4th-7th August 2017, Le Parc de Joséphine Baker, France
Roedelius& Christopher Chaplin live, Jan Jelinek& Masayoshi Fujita live and The Chi Factory, Nicolas Lutz,Praslea, and so many more will be taking part in this incredible gathering’s sixth immersive edition. Expect some amazing audio-visuals and an unforgettable journey.
7 - Into the Valley - 29thJune-1st July, Tallinn, Estonia
After reaching phenomenal success over the last two years and gaining a reputation as one of the world’s best new festivals, they have decided to switch it up and change location. A 45-minute drive away from Tallinn, Estonia lies the mystical Rummu Quarry, the new home to this spectacle which boasts a stunning landscape of crystal-like waters and lush green scenery.
8- Eastern Electrics - 5th August, London
Hosted by Hot Since 82, Skream and Steve Lawler, audiences are going to be blown away by Âme, Mind Against, Carl Cox and many, many more.
9- Dimensions Festival - 30th August-3rd September, Pula, Croatia
Set against the backdrop of an abandoned fort, this is a festival like no other. From its mind-blowing setting, to its eclectic lineup. Performers include Marcel Dettman, Daphni, Helena Hauff, Mala, Horse Meat Disco.
10 - Lost Village Festival - 24th-27th August, Lincolnshire
The lineup for this mystically fantasy festival is just as magical as its setting. Featuring Nina Kraviz, Dusky, Fatima Yamaha, Jackmaster and so many more, immerse yourselves into an experience unlike any other.
Words by Georgia Evans
- Published on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 09:27
It’s been almost five months since fabric reopened, and the team have announced that some time after its hibernation, they will be reopening Room 3. The small but much-loved space will be brought back to life on the 2nd June, with boosted sound system and a hot Summer lineup ahead.
On the 3rd June, there will be Fabric 94, the Steffi’s electro-charged album launch with Steffi herself, Virginia and Dexter while Terry Francis, Zenker Brothers and Voiski take over the amped-up space with its newly-moved booth and extra subs.
By Georgia Evans