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Drums invites Barac, Praslea and Sonja Moonear for Kingsnight

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Up and coming Bucharest based event startup “drums” has gone live with another banger for Kingsnight Amsterdam - one of Holland’s most exciting bank holidays of the first half of the year. 

After announcing a powerful Off Week Barcelona proposition, featuring all-Romanian micro-house figureheads spread across two nights in two clubs, Drums hits again. 

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What many people call a mini-ADE, Kingsnight & day (formerly known as Queens Day) is a national festivity filled with parties, club nights and street parades.

With this ocassion, on the 26th of April, on top of the city in A’dam Toren, Drums invites Barac, Praslea and Sonja Moonear for an all nighter with a view. Kitted out with a custom soundsystem just for this event, the location sitting on top of A’dam Toren (Madam) is no stranger to micro waves, having previously hosted, in October, an ADE Closing Afterparty with the likes of Priku, Arapu, Laylla Dane & East End Dubs

The event proposes, apart from the stellar lineup, clear cut sound, a great atmosphere sitting on top of Amsterdam highest bar - this is one not to be missed if you’re in town. Could also be considered a warm SW23 preparty.

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Preview & Announcement: Mdrnty Cruise 2018

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We’re all down with the nitty-gritty side of dance music, aren’t we? I might just speak for myself, but dingy, spooky warehouses where you dance side by side with nightlife fairies and afterparties zombies is what I live for. Yet we all know this lifestyle can be draining too, and sometimes, just once in a while really, you need to take a break and recharge your batteries. Or… do you? Not if MDRNTY is there to pick you up. There’s the opportunity to keep on dancing while enjoying some of that well-deserved self-care.

MDRNTY is a 3-day long cruise aboard MSC Opera, setting sail from Genova in Italy, stopping in Sardinia and Corsica, and heading back to Genova. The self-described “ephemeral epicurean experience” includes unlimited food and drinks; pop-up events such as yoga sessions; film screenings; swimming pools; sports, and so on. Sounds nice for your parents, right? But hey, we’re not a tour operator website, so here’s the twist: during the entirety of the cruise, dance music luminaries will take turns behind the decks, from the moment the anchor raises til it finally drops. Non-stop. Yep, 24-hour music over three days and night. I might want to take back what I said about relaxing — but where else will you sweat it off to Ricardo’s trippy beats and then chill with him by the pool?

It’s not only Ricardo, as quite a few MEOKO darlings are part of the adventure. There’s the French trio Apollonia, whose bumpy beats seem to follow us everywhere — we simply cannot get enough of them. A long-time comrade of the trio who shares their pumping ethos will be there too in the person of Djebali. Andrey Pushkarev is no longer Moscow’s best-kept secret and will know how to cool down dancers under the blazing sun with the dubby sounds he likes to distill in his sets. Ion Ludwig will grace the attendees with one of his famed live appearances, just like veteran Mathew Jonson. There’s FUSE resident Archie Hamilton for the bumpier stuff, Berlin hero Dana Ruh for the deeper vibes, and Lazare Hoche repping Paris’ younger generation with a sleek combination of those two sounds.

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All in all, there’s something for everyone but such a line-up wouldn’t be complete without a nice contingent from our beloved Romanian scene. So to round this up in the best way possible, MDRNTY invited aboard CAP, Herodot, Mihai Pol and Suciu. And who better than the mighty duo of Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia to soundtrack such a sun-drenched experience? If you’ve ever seen them at Sunwaves, you know that nothing beats their driving Romanian vibes in such a setting.

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Here are all the confirmed names at the moment:

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Stephan Bodzin
Apollonia
Alci
Archie Hamilton
Andrey Pushkarev 
Audiofly 
Behrouz 
CAP
Culoe De Song
Dana Ruh
DJ  Reas
Djebali 
Eagles & Butterflies
Edu Imbernon
Giorgio Maulini
Herodot
Hyenah
Ion Ludwig (live) 
Jan Blomqvist (live)
Jon Charnis
James Mc Hale
Jon Charnis
Lazare Hoche
Lunar Disco
Matthew Dekay 
Mathew Jonson (Live)
Mihai Pol
Nima Gorji
Osunlade
Patrice Baumel
SIT (Cristi Cons & Vlad Caia)
Suciu
 

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Sure enough, this cruise is not for the 20-something just getting into dance music. But if you’re a bit older and more affluent, this might be just the right thing for you. You’ve put in the hours on the dark dancefloors of the underground, after all — time to treat yourself. In any case, you’ll see us there, as MEOKO is happy to announce we’re MDRNTY’s official media partner. So watch out for upcoming info on here, and all aboard MSC Opera. See you in June!

 

Words by Pierre Alexis Chauvin

 

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WYS! & MEOKO Present: UP Festival London Showcase at fabric

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As summer draws closer, the MEOKO calendar begins to fill with various events and partnerships across Europe. This summer a new concept and musical movement will take place in Prague, Czech Republic (11th-13th May), and it goes by the name of UP Festival. A 72-hour journey of discovery via a wide spectrum of sounds and artistic measures. The sole purpose of this project is to drive diversity and new realms in to the already rich culture in arguably one of Europe’s most beautiful countries. An open table of opportunity for artists to bring forward their interpretations of sound, exposing to hungry ears.

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However, it would not be fair to celebrate the longer days and endless summer nights without something much closer to home. On the 23rd of April we partner up with one of the longest serving Sunday parties on the London circuit, WetYourSelf. Supplying you with a first taste of the UP Festival concept, alongside residents Jacob Husley and Peter Pixzel. Prague meets Farringdon, as we take over room one at fabriclondon for a fine selection of records.

Heading the bill is a touch of class from France, as Yoyaku heavyweights Varhat and Janeret present you with one of their prestigious b2b sets. Recent times have seen the light of this effective combination, a duo that present similar energy and atmospheres. Layers of dreamy dub techno, with a certain familiar sound from the two artists will be sure to set well on the system on this Sunday. Chemistry that must be witnessed, and an insight of what can be expected from them when they tell their story this May in Prague.

 

Joining them on the night is UP Festival resident Bruno Curtis, an artist who continues to build a solid reputation for himself in his base city, Prague and now plans to expand his horizons; rightly so. Born in New Zealand, but it was his experiences when travelling that fuelled his fire for his current sound of deep melodic grooves with a minimalistic outlook. An opportunity for London to discover this raw talent, come and see for yourself.

See you on the dancefloor.  

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Words by Zac Bidwell

 

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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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