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RPMM Festival in Porto Announces Full Line Up

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Picture this: a cool drink in hand, good vibes all around, and chilled electronic beats in a beautiful 12th century UNESCO Heritage Site along the Douro River. Are you sold yet? Well, you will be when you hear the full line-up for RPMM Festival in Porto.

The new festival will be hitting many different venues in the historic city centre with a series of day and night parties over the 28th and 29th July. The festival is not only full of big names, but also will show the brilliance of Porto's local talent, party scene, and general relaxed atmosphere. It's also not a bad excuse to over-indulge in some famous Port Wine....infact, it would be rude not too!

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Already announced are big names such as Âme, Guy Gerber and Francesca Lombardo, but this next announcement is a gamechanger. The HUGE names added today include scottish party starters Jackmaster and Jasper James, along with Matt Tolfrey, Margaret Dygas, Barac, D’Julz, Mella Dee, Patrice Scott, Jasper James, Matthias Tanzmann, Art Department, Death on the Balcony, Kenny Glasgow, Nitin, Robin Ordell, Geddes, Varhat, Alexis Raphael and many more.

Half Baked, Ibiza Voice, Keep On Dancing, MusiK@ll and You Are We are all hosting stages and after parties at various venues around Porto, which means - we are naturally delighted that we get to host a stage among such big names and friends within the industry! Yep, we have partnered up with RPMM Global and are hosting a stage at this groundbreaking festival, bringing some exciting sounds to Portugal.

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After careful plaqnning, we very excited to announce the line up for MEOKO stage. We're bringing Barac, Joseph Williams, Varhat, Cleymoore and Geddes to the table.

Headlining is one of our favourites -  Romanian Barac uses careful melodies sparingly. His sound has changed from dance floor bangers to enchanting and spiritual music meant for more than just dancing.

 

Varhat is a very exciting name in the French scene. He produces minimalist tracks under a few different names, and decides which track goes under which alias depending on what the track "communicates" rather than what it sounds like. 

These guys will be joined by one of London's most up and coming talents Joseph Williams, Berlin-based Cleymoore, and techno pioneer Geddes. We cannot WAIT to see them all.

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The line up of over 50 local and international artists will be joined by mind-blowing visual artist Jonny TV, who has created epic sets for the likes of Primal Scream and Chemical Brothers, will also be at the festival making sure all your senses experience bliss.

Porto as a place is also a magical event to come for in itself. For collector enthusiasts, there's a wide selection of record shops, and for those who love a party there's a vast bar scene and endless clubs/ live music venues. For the travellers amongst you there's beautiful history, walking, and stunning views. RPMM is made to suit everybody, and one thing's for sure, you won't get bored!

So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets for RPMM now and we'll see you there!

 

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Interested in a career in the music/ events industry? MEOKO is looking for two interns for Spring 2018

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MEOKO is a forward-thinking, cutting-edge and creative lifestyle brand, with a primary focus on the global underground electronic music and events scenes. We are passionate about promotion and high-quality event services. Beyond music, MEOKO opens up its interests to culture, art, fashion, and food.

With incredible clients such as fabric, Sonus Festival, UP Festival, Round Up, Studio 338, Rekulture, WYS and RPMM to name just a few, MEOKO has garnered a strong, reliable reputaton within the industry.

On the events, marketing and promotion side of things, MEOKO offers services to a strong network of London and the UK’s best promoters, artists, record labels, clubs/bars, PR agencies, artist agencies, management companies, festivals and charities.

MEOKO is also passionate about top-quality journalism and regularly hosts reviews, interviews, and features on its website written by some of London's finest journalists.

This is a really exciting time for MEOKO as we have lots of huge projects coming up, which the successful candidates will be heavily involved in. These include:    

 

  • Hosting a stage at new Porto festival RPMM
  • Hosting a showcase night for the Czech festival UP at fabriclondon

  • Partnership with a legendary herbalist/ marketing and selling and educating about CBD

  • Launching our new website

  • Media Festival Partnerships

  • Loads more to be announced

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MEOKO is on the lookout for both a Graphic Design intern and an Editorial intern. This opportunity is great for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the music and/ or events industry. We are looking for two hard-working, passionate individuals, who have a strong knowledge of electronic music, are organised and reliable, and enjoy social media.

During this internship, you will able to network with promoters, artists, agencies, labels, press agencies, festivals, designers and so on. You will get a very close look at the industry across many different sectors. Moreover, you will be able to build a professional portfolio, by being actively involved with all MEOKO Projects and by producing features/designs on a daily basis.

A highly beneficial experience within the industry, and an opportunity to discover how things work behind the scenes. An open end of freedom and possibilities when working, however, the professional guidance and experience are right there when you need it. The MEOKO team are always welcoming to new and exciting projects creating a blank canvas for your creative ideas. Have made friends for life, and built relationships with invaluable contacts.” - Zac Bidwell

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OVERLOOK

You should share an interest in electronic music and marketing/ promotion/ events as well as hold either a PR/ Marketing/ Journalism degree, or a background in music, sales, design or creative. Any extra skill will be a bonus. Knowledge of Photoshop would be helpful but isn’t necessary.

He or she must have excellent people skills, be creative, and be able to communicate well as an individual and as part of a team. This is a hands-on role, meaning getting involved in all areas of the agency from press & PR, to sales, new business events, account management, creative writing, social media, website management, admin work and other random tasks. Please only apply if you feel you have what it takes to work as part of an extremely busy, sometimes stressful yet very exciting environment.

The successful candidates will be supporting the team and be an effective and trusted interface for MEOKO, providing a point of contact for external collaborations and enquiries.

My internship at Meoko was a great experience. It really was a stepping stone into the music industry and allowed me to gain experience in a lot of different areas as the role was so diverse. Nix and the rest of the Meoko team are all so passionate about music and what they do so it was a great team to be a part of.” - Helayna Kohlinsky

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EDITORIAL INTERN – press & social media

Main Duties will include but not be limited to:

  •         writing features and news pieces

  •         writing events and albums previews/reviews

  •         writing mix descriptions

  •         contributing to the daily running of the magazine

  •         managing and maintaining websites contents

  •         contacting Dj's, producers and record labels (client liaisons)

  •         managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  •         managing MEOKO Soundcloud page

  •         copy editing texts

  •         contributing to MEOKO series (e.g. Music Through Pictures, Sound of the City, Not so Serious)

  •         organizing and writing interviews

  •         listing hottest London's event by the week

  •         admin duties

Requirements:

  •         applicants must be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or have equivalent professional experience

  •         must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  •         being a great team player as well as being able to work on own initiative

  •         excellent English skills, both verbal and written

  •         must be computer literate (word, photoshop or gimp)

  •         good presentation skills, in writing and person

  •         must have enhanced multi-tasking skills, be able to work in fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment

  •         have an eye for details

  •         excellent organizational skills and the ability to cope with a demanding workload

  •         self-motivated, friendly and positive

  •         social media literate

  •         enhanced research skills

  •         be able to work on close deadlines

GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN

Main Duties will include but not be limited to:

  •         creating banners and designs of different natures for MEOKO

  •         contributing to the daily running of the magazine

  •         managing and maintaining websites contents

  •         uploading contents on the website

  •         occasionally help with social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

  •         looking for interesting pictures/videos to publish on social media or to work with

  •         helping with MEOKO series (e.g. Music Through Pictures, Sound of the City, Not so Serious)

  •         admin duties

Requirements:

  •         applicants must be educated to degree level in a relevant subject or have equivalent professional experience

  •         proficiency in Photoshop (or Gimp)

  •         being IT literate

  •         must be able to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment

  •         being a great team player as well as being able to work on own initiative

  •         excellent English skills, both verbal and written

  •         good presentation skills, in writing and person

  •         must have enhanced multi-tasking skills, be able to work in fast-paced, sometimes stressful environment and respect deadlines

  •         have an eye for details

  •         excellent organizational skills and the ability to cope with a demanding workload

  •         self-motivated, friendly and positive

  •         social media literate

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My internship at Meoko was an amazing experience. I got to try out so many different areas of work such as social media, editorial, interviewing people, running competitions and a lot more. They really let you try out what you're interested in too so the internship can be catered to you. If you're interested in getting involved in the music industry and want to make contacts it's definitely worth doing!” - Laura Hely Hutchinson

"I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with Meoko, it was a very valuable experience. We all know that practical experience is the best, and quality internships are essential to develop key skills such as multitasking, and communicating that you can't get in a classroom. It has also been a great way to network with people in the industry." - VaLy LaMo

This is a remote internship. Successful candidates must own their own laptop and be able to work at least 3 days a week, from 10 to 6 over 3/4 months.

To apply for the internships, please send your CV and covering letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., explaining why you would like to work for MEOKO, what you will bring to the position and list your three favourite artists and three favourite labels.

Please write 'MEOKO Summer Internship 2018 – editorial' or 'MEOKO Summer Internship 2018 – graphic design' in the subject case.

 

P.S.: Both interns will be asked to work remotely, so the candidates can apply from any city/country; but ideally Europe.

 

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Third Phase Announced for UP Festival Prague

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If you're into dance music (and if you aren't, you're in the wrong place) and looking for a new boutique festival to jet off to this summer, look no further. Cheap beer, underground sounds, enough sun for a tan (or burn)? Surely nobody can say no to that.

An unmissable new musical movement is coming to beautiful Prague (where beer is cheaper than water) this year courtesy of UP Festival. The event will provide 72 hours of pure celebration and peace, with mind-blowing light and sound thanks to over 50 artists on four unique stages (one indoor and three outdoor). The festival are also collaborating with digital media studios for audiovisual performances, so be ready to have your mind BLOWN.

As we're the festival’s official media partner, and as we do LOVE to treat you lot, we're here to give you all the exclusive content in the run-up to UP. Already announced are underground legends Ricardo Villalobos, Sonja Moonear and Magda, and this third phase announcement certainly raises the excitement.

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The third phase announcement reveals exciting names such as Vera, Francesco Del Garda, Gescu, Ferro, Fernando Costantini, Vlada, Hamid and Clovis.

Resident Advisor name LA native Clovis, an exciting new line-up addition, as “one of the foremost underground DJs to rise from the city in the past decade”. As a producer, his artistic investigations into all forms of world sounds make for an ever-changing listening experience, making him one the must-sees of the festival.

 

Another addition to the line-up is Gescu, who’s sure to bring the festival new levels. Gescu is a constant on the Romanian electronic scene, but also travels far and wide to treat the world to his faultless mixing style.

But it’s also a fantastic occasion to familiarize yourself with the local scene: to name a few of them, DJ Schwa, Yan & Alfred Czital of Harmony Rec. spin all shades of dubby techno; Fatty M is a local hero that brought the likes of Derrick May and San Proper to Prague with his Kom!ks warehouse parties; em ju es aj si is into the dark Berlin techno (based in Prague) that he helped bring to Czech Republic with his Polygon parties; and Bruno Curtis is the founder of Round UP.

 

UP Festival will take place over three days from May 11-13th 2018. It will take place at Vystaviste Holesovice, one of the oldest landmarks in Prague. You may as well book for the whole week so you can explore all the incredible monuments and museums around the area.....or just the bars and clubs (did we mention The Czech Republic consumes more beer per capita than any other country).

Tickets are already on second release through the official UP Festival website and Resident Advisor.

 

Words by Laura Hely Hutchinson

 

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Preview: WYS! 11th Bday Party w/ Amorf (live)

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11 Years. Over 550 consecutive Sunday night parties in London (that is a hell of a lot of dancing). And probably the highest cause of calling in sick at work on a Monday in the English Capital. This Sunday they invite you to fabric to celebrate it all. WetYourSelf! was once a dream for founders Peter Pixzel and Jacob Husley, now it is a firm reality week in week out for the party hungry people who just don't want to go home. Nightlife in London would not be the same without the weekend finale at fabric. To celebrate their eleventh trip around the sun the WYS! team have booked a trio many people have been keen to catch.

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This Sunday in Farringdon, Amorf will play one of there mesmerising live sets and off key improvisations for the first time ever in the UK. The group is made of Cristi Cons, Vlad Caia, and experimental pianist Mischa Blanos. A masterpiece right in front of your eyes. Recent performances such as Sunwaves and various in concert shows have left a lot of people talking. Expect thriving hypnotic loops and dreamy melodies creating a unique energy and atmosphere across the dancefloor that simply can not be compared.

 

 

Founders and friends will also be the flavour of the day with residents Peter Pixzel and Jacob Husley both delivering for the special ocassion. A time to reflect and appreciate what they have achieved so far. WYS! regulars Carlos Ryan will be bringing their sound to the spaceship, since starting the monthly residency the Arupa Music camp seems to be going from strength to strength, fired up for a big 2018. There is sure to be some unreleased gems to celebrate.

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Last but not least is the highly respected Lamine, a reputation built around his solid selection and ability to transform a party. Here's to many more years of dancing with WetYourSelf! in Room 1. See you Sunday.

 

Words by Zac Bidwell

 

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Schatrax & Shaun Soomro rework Echoes Of Paradise: LMDRMX016

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Lick My Deck’s discography reads like a who’s who of minimal music — Petre Inspirescu, STL and Thomas Melchior have all released on the label. And from the glitchy sound of [a]pendics.shuffle to the loopy Romanian sound of Barac, it also charts the genre’s main trends — always on the leftfield though, which is why you can find Chicago maverick hero Jamal Moss on one of their more recent releases, for instance. Ever dancefloor-friendly, the label yet always leans defiantly towards the abstract side of things, carving its own way off the beaten track, more interested in its own inner world than in the scene’s conventions. In its decade of activity, Lick My Deck has therefore assembled a fine bunch of likeminded daredevil funambulists, sprightly straddling the high wire linking the ethereal world to the dancefloor — doing so without a hint of pretentiousness. 

 

 

Among those are Shaun Soomro, one of the label’s founders, and Mikael Stavöstrand, one of its longtime affiliates. In 2016, the pair collaborated on the Echoes of Paradise EP, a wistful affair referencing Soomro’s native West London in the same way that Burial references the UK’s storied rave history — with ghostly echoes of West London’s Caribbean and dub legacy haunting the tracks, conjuring a dreamlike world where the recollection and the fantasy become indistinguishable. In keeping with the label’s childlike spirit of playful experimentation, for their latest release the crew decided to throw these tracks in the caldron again, and to extract new hazy visions from this primordial soup: an echo of an echo — hinting at soundwaves endlessly reverberating and changing form, at the infinite possibilities lying outside of our ears’ reach.

“Street Code Symphony (W10)” is remixed by Josh Brent, better known as Schatrax. If the British producer is famous for his sometimes joyful and always bumpy bangers, melancholy is a mood he knows as well, and he’s certainly no stranger to the eerie and dubby atmosphere of the original track. In other words, him remixing this track was never an obvious choice, yet it makes perfect sense. He turns in a remix that ups the ante dancefloor-wise while retaining all of the original’s lurking sense of dread. One of those tunes where euphoria and sorrow blend, faithful to the original’s definitely ambiguous tones.

 

 

On the B-side, it’s Soomro himself remixing “Paradise Lost”, a logical choice considering how the Echoes of Paradise concept is close to his heart. This time he goes for a “Warrior Trance” Revision Dub”, fully embracing the record’s origin story. The sub-bass on this one does justice to the sound system ornamenting the record, and combined to the droning tones and the searing strings, it flips the original’s atmosphere into a dreadful world. Just like the new record’s art presents a negative of the original’s palm tree-lined road with the label’s bespoke trippy artwork infiltrating its cracks, Soomro paints a recognizable but disturbing — and yet ultimately bewitching — version of “Paradise Lost”. It is a sonic rendition of dreams’ ability to confuse moods, which makes it a fitting rework for a track that was already mixing up the real and the imaginary, the past and the present.

The original record released in 2016 gained early support from the likes of Craig Richards and Dixon  — which, if anything, shows Lick My Deck’s unique appeal in the scene — The Reworked version will be out in March. In the meantime, get lost again in Echoes of Paradise’s uncanny world.

 

 

Words by Pierre-Alexis Chauvin

 

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