- Published on Monday, 04 September 2017 17:50
Join us as we take an exclusive look inside the world of Cure Music’s very own, MomoTrosman; A curator of enchanting journeys with a unique sense of direction, a true purveyor of experimentation. This is due to his vast and mature knowledge of sounds, committed to collecting records around the world discovering new genres, and if it moves him, he is not afraid to play it. The native Argentinian absorbs such a variation of rhythms but says himself ‘I have been very influenced by Detroit and Chicago, and by house music from NYC in the 90’s.’2011 was the year Trosman made the transition in to club booths.
From early on he proved his ability to grasp the room, and transform the atmosphere with his preferable extended sets. Each time painting an individual picture depending on the setting around him, an ability in itself is being able to adapt, in and create these special moments. Although still at a young age four European tours, and various trips around globe have allowed him to spread his forward thinking interpretations in some of the best clubs across the board. Including, Berlin's Club Der Visionaere and Watergate, Moscow's Gazgolder & Rodnya and Outcast, Torino. It goes without saying that Trosman has built a reputation in his home country, playing various clubs and parties in Buenos Aires.
Late 2015 truly was the start of something beautiful as he teamed up with fellow South American Felipe Valenzuela and Cure Music was born. Going forward with a special concept and true belief; ‘Music allows you to stop thinking and let go of your problems, and surely has a healing function’. Even in this short space of time there has been an incredibly solid output from the label, with each release spearheaded by high quality artists and producers from around the globe. Zendid stepped up first with ‘Fortu’ and this sold out within three days of release; talk about start as you mean to go on. Since the debut Cure Music have churned out releases from Afriqua, Omni A.M. and most recently this August saw the ‘Hipnoise’ Ep from Federico Molinari.
MomoTrosman is a name you need to familiarise yourself. Embrace the sounds you are hearing with an open mind, and appreciate a lifetime of devotement to new rhythms. Cure Music will continue to be your minds third eye, focusing on limitless productions edging away from the norm, but always a lively encounter. Taste the flavours for yourself in the hour long exclusive journey the Argentinian was kind enough to create for us.
Words by Zac
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- Published on Thursday, 24 August 2017 08:06
Prepare yourselves for the 16th September, as SIT, Jayar and Kadow take over the Stuidio 338 Garden with Oscuro. As the events official media partners, MEOKO can exclusively announce that the special guest performers will be the amazing Zendid and another addition, the Romanian producer Cally!
The French duo who have previously provided us with an exclusive mix, are sure to bring it with their own unique style and sound. Fresh from VBX in Amsterdam and with gigs lined up at Watergate Berlin, these two have a promising future ahead of them.
They’ll be joining Cristi Cons and Vlad Cala aka SIT. The Bucharest-based, AMPHIA figureheads and [a:rpia:r] favorites have been establishing themselves since their debut in 2009. Through blending together their creativity, influences and musical backgrounds, they have been tirelessly performing and refining their sound. Seven years on, they’ve played festivals such as Sunwaves, The Tribes of Neversea and Unusual Suspects. Fresh from Sunwaves22, Cally is also billed for Oscuro 3rd birthday. In addition to this, there will be support from the residents, Jayar and Cadow.
As Oscuro have said themselves, who would have thought that three years on, they would be bringing some of the worlds most exciting talents to such a legendary venue deep in the techno heart of London.
This stunning open-air venue, Studio338, is sure to bring some magic to the event, with its unique style and impressive soundsystem. The likes of RPR, Magda, Cocoon, FUSE and many more respected parties have taken place there, so this really sets the bar high for the Oscuro team, but we’re sure they’ll pull it off to bring us all something mindblowing.
Since its foundation in 2014, Oscuro have been bringing London’s underground scene the freshest acts from the most innovative and exciting venues. Having brought us some of the best moments of the last few years, they are sure to pull out all the stops to make this something truly special.
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
- Published on Wednesday, 23 August 2017 21:17
Early August see the birth and debut release from Spain based label Girada Unlimited. A mysterious and imaginative vinyl only outlet, that in a short space of time has gained attention from high calibre artists across the board. The ‘Girada Max Ep’ was practically sold out before the day of release, leaving the remaining copies like gold dust for crate diggers and record lovers to hunt down. Meanwhile, everyone is scratching their heads wondering who is the master mind behind the label. Who could possibly put together such an outstanding first release, crammed with house and techno dance floor flavours, by a handful of carefully selected unknown artists? The answer everyone was looking for is, Julian Perez. And it all makes sense now.
Perez has been at the forefront of the underground scene for many years now. Rated highly by many for his impeccable taste in records, and his keen ear for fresh production talents amongst the scene. Always pushing forward exciting new ideas and sounds. The concept behind the unknown artist releases allows the listener to gain full focus in the heart of the sound. Without knowing the artists, or seeing a given name for each track, it allows the listeners mind to remain as open as possible. Creating their own interpretation without any influences, no limits, and no boundaries. The body and soul of the sound is painted by imagination.
The only details of the first release the listener is given is the name of the Ep ‘Girada Max’. Immediately you know where you are at with A1, a slick rolling groove, waiting to be shown a club dancefloor, something you would certainly expect to hear from Perez himself. A2 is much more grounded, stripped back and laced with dreamy percussions. Straight back to it in B1 for some cosmic boogie, a real sense of 90’s influences, the break especially. Certainly one for the collectors and selectors, looking for the outer space journey. Rounding things off perfectly, B2 has an after party atmosphere swaying the dance floor with steady breaks rhythms, a distinctive smooth groove. A perfect weight within four tracks. Have no fear, release number 02 is in the pipeline, keep your eyes and ears out for an announcement around the end of this month/early September.
After we see saw the ending of Perez’s much loved label Fathers & Sons Productions last year, one of the most influential labels of the past decade, it is great to see the Spanish artist begin a fresh and inspiring new project. However, let us be honest, we all knew it would not be long before we heard that name again.
Words by Zac
- Published on Tuesday, 15 August 2017 01:44
Would you like to end your summer journey with a blast? 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.
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.
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)
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 Monday, 14 August 2017 13:19
Over two years have gone by since Sol Asylum mistress Julie Marghilano touched down with her last mix for us. Within this time, the creative soul that she is has continued to carry her label from strength to strength, maintain solid residencies in Berlin’s Hoppetosse and Club Der Visionaere, and working on projects to adapt her live performances DJing and live. We present to you a MEOKO exclusive with Julie Marghilano.
With experience of living in several countries across the world, this is something that reflects in the eclectic sounds Marghilano presents. Never one to shy away from experimental atmospheres, Marghilano maintains an open mind for raw and organic sounds. This started from a young age, as her father was a jazz musician and her mother a vocalist. A natural violinist, it’s a talent that shine through in her often emotive sound.
As many artists discover, Berlin is an amazing metropolis for the music scene, but simultaneously a tough nut to crack. In such a competitive city for electronic music, it is no easy feat to start a successful party, nor is it easy to run a thriving record label at the same time. Add in the fact that Julie has released on the likes of Tzinah records and Little Helpers, and it’s obvious that this is a lady who likes to stay busy – and on top of her game.
In 2011 Sol Asylum was born, with Marghilano and close companion Miss Jools leading from the front. The label represents a perfect blend of music and visual art, with each release having an individual graphic artist chosen to create the images. A one-of-a-kind visual and audio experience combined with records and events. The Sol Asylum family is ever growing, attracting prominent artists, and fresh faced producers alike. London based OdD have made an appearance, joined by the likes of Mariano Mateljan, Markus Sommer, Dilated Pupils and Pressure Point. Over the years, the label has also seen many releases from the founders themselves, with last year’s ‘Innerspace’ a true representation of the class and creative world Marghilano can immerse the listener in.
Despite so much going on regarding the label, the frequency of parties and events remains. Whether it is an all day and night party on the canal at Club Der Visionaere, or a winter soiree on everybody’s favourite boat, HMS Hoppetosse, Marghilano & co. adopt a forward-thinking outlook each and every time. Recent events have featured Oskar Offerman, Audio Werner and Losoul, proving once more that diversity is a trait that practically defines Sol Asylum. This month the party also saw light at London’s intimate space The Lion & Lamb.
Outside of the clubs, when the dust is settling on the dancefloor - and when she is not conjuring up her next release in the lab - the talented artist is working on something else entirely. As if none of the above is enough for you, there is a live show in the works from the Berliner. With such a vast knowledge of different musical outlets, playing and sampling instruments such as her violin, and using field recordings; who knows where this path could lead. From what we have discovered, when it comes to Julie Marghilano, expect the unexpected.
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