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Art of the Party - Flyer Artwork of 2016

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If you know MEOKO you’ll know we love a flyer, while some parties prefer to take a less is more approach others like to stand out with unique offerings of flyer artwork. As the year comes to a close we’ve selected some of the most artistic and eye catching flyers in celebration of some of the best parties in the capital during 2016.

 

FABRIC - 20/02/16

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PERCOLATE Mind Fundraiser @ Oval Space 07/02/16

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tINI AND THE GANG @ Studio 338 - 14/05/16

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HOME @ Studio 338 - 29/05/16

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ART OF DARK @ Studio 338 - 02/07/16

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TOI TOI - 12/08/16

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WetYourSelf - 02/10/16

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ABSTRAXT @ London Fields Brewery - 14/08/16

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TRAPPED LDN @ The Bridge - 28/10/16

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CARTULIS 7TH ANNIVERSARY - 19/11/16

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 OPEN @ Lion & Lamb 12/11/16

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ANOMALIA @ The Steel Yard - 25/11/16

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Flyers gathered by the MEOKO Team

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MEOKO Guru: NYE/NYD

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Still stuck trying to figure out where to go for New Years? Well, don’t you worry! Let the MEOKO Guru guide you through all the best parties going on in London, the rest of the UK and around Europe…

 

London-31.12.16

Half Baked- NYE w/ Motor City Drum Ensemble, Tuckshop & Slothboogie @ Scala Kings Cross

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Motor City Drum Ensemble are descending on Scala at Kings Cross to play an extended set leading into 2017. He’ll combine genres and lift the roof while Tuckshop takes over the next room. And don’t forget to check out SlothBoogie and Dirty Laundry while you’re there.

Time: 21:00 -6:00

Tickets: Starting at £25

Get your ticket here.

 

Half Baked- NYE 2016 w/ Sonja Moonear & Greg Brockmann @ Number 90

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Half Baked will be taking over Number 90 Bar & Kitchen for a musical extravaganza. On the 31stSonja Moonear will be performing an extended set for her first appearance with the record company. She’ll be beckoning in 2017 with Greg Brockmann. 

Time: 22:00- 6:00

Tickets: Starting at £25

Get your ticket here.

 

Part 2 / Half Baked NYD Special 2017@ Number 90

A day-long after party featuring SeuilMartinez, Le Loup, Robin Ordell, Greg Brockmann, Sam Bangura, Harry McCanna and Dandeloo.

Time: 10:00 -23:00

Tickets: £18

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Eastern Electrics NYEE @ Studio Spaces

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Eastern Electrics are heading over to Wapping’s Studio Spaces for NYEE. They’ve teamed up with Do Not Sleep to bring you two rooms of incredible music from the likes of, Richy Ahmed, Josh Butler, Lee Walker, Darius Syrossian and Nathan Barato.

Time: 21:00 -6:00

Tickets: £45

Get your ticket here.

 

New Year’s Eve with Horse Meat Disco @ The Nest

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If you’re searching for some punk-funk, house, deep disco and rare oddities, look no further than Horse Meat Disco’s 2017 party. Bringing their own feel-good vibes, they’ll be bringing some heat to the cold streets of Vauxhall with some very special guests.

Time: 22:00- 5:00

Tickets: £35

Get your ticket here.

 

London-01.01.17

 

Mulletover New Year’s Day @The Brewhouse

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A ‘brunch’ celebration, curated by Geddes is a daytime party focusing on music and vibes. There’s Bloody Mary’s on arrival and a soundtrack provided by Craig Richards, Geddes, Voigtmann to name a few whereas Social Joy hosts the Room2. This diverse selection of sounds in one of East London’s most interesting location is definitely a good way to start off 2017.

Time: 8:00 -22:00

Tickets: £17.50

Get your ticket here.

 

Art of Dark - New Year’s Day 2017 (Part 1/Day) @ Oval Space &
Art of Dark - New Year’s Day 2017 (Part 2/Night) @ The Bridge

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Art of Dark will be taking over the Oval Space on New Year’s Day with Ben UFO, Treatment (Onur Ozer b2b Binh), Andrew James Gustav and Colin Chiddle. Then there’s Part 2, at The Bridge. Featuring Nicolas Lutz b2b with special guest b2b with another special guest, this is not to be missed.

Time: Part 1- 10:00 -22:00. Part2- 22:00 -12:00

Tickets: Part 1- £20. Part 2- £20

Get your day ticket here and night-time here.

 

FUSE NYD Rave Part 1/Day @ Village Underground & FUSE NYD Rave Part 2/Night @ the Mangle Warehouse

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Fuse will be having a massive two-part NYD rave at Village Underground in the day before moving to Mangle Warehouse for the night. Day-time celebrations will see Enzo Siragusa, Fabe and OdD taking to the decks alongside special guests Maayan Nidam and Djebali. Part 2 at Mangle Warehouse will see chief resident Enzo Siragusa playing live again, with Seb Zito, Rich NxT, Dan Farserelli and Ittetsu joining him for what promises to be an incredible celebration.

Time: Part 1- 13:00 -0:00. Part 2- 23:30 -6:00

Tickets: Part 1- Guest list only. Part 2- £20

Register here for Part 1. Part 2 tickets here.

 

The UK-31.01.16

Secretsundaze NYE 2016 @ Junk, Southampton

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The infamous Secretsundaze party posse will be taking over Junk in Southampton. Co-curators Giles Smith and James Priestley will be joined by Luca Pilato and Jordan McKinlay. Not to be missed.

Time: 22:30 -7:00

Tickets: On sale soon.

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Nightvision Hogmanay - Jackmaster, Alan Fitzpatrick + more @ The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

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Alan Fitzpatrick Jackmaster Butch Boxia and more TBA…need we say more?

Time: 21:00 -5:00

Tickets: £34.50

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Alfresco Disco presents 'Bounce' (NYE) @ Secret location, Bristol

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The 6th NYE party on the bounce, these notorious secret parties are unmissable. Two spaces will be perfectly curated with a host of visuals, great music and other twists and turns. It promises to be spectacular.

Time: 22:00 -5:00

Tickets: Keep up-to-date on their Facebook page.

 

The UK-01.01.17

IN: Motion Presents NYD @ Motion, Bristol

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Bristol’s IN: Motion NYD extravaganza- Tale of Us, Ben Klock and Jackmaster all feature on their stellar line up. They’ll be joined by KiNK, Steffi, Nastia, Jeremy Underground and many, many more. Rounding off the IN: Motion series, this night is guaranteed to be their biggest and most diverse New Years to date. It’ll take place in Motion’s two main warehouses with eclectic, intense and incendiary music all night long.  

Time: 16:00 -6:00

Tickets: £35

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Canal Mills NYD: Modeselektor, The Black Madonna + more @ Canal Mills, Leeds

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This massive lineup includes ModeselektorThe Black MadonnaFloating Points, and Motor City Drum Ensemble. A massive event with massive artists. What more could you want?

Time: 20:00 -5:00

Tickets: £25

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The Depot NYD Rave 2017 w/ DVS1 Blawan Slam Bella Sarris Ivan Kutz & Niz @ 33 Scotland Street, Glasgow

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DVS1, BlawanSlam, Bella Sarris, Ivan Kutz and NIZ all usher in the New Year, for what promises to be an explosive partyin an improved heated warehouse.

Time: 15:00 -3:00

Tickets: £35

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Percolate: New Year's Day w/ Floating Points, Mall Grab @ Hidden, Manchester

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The legendary Floating Points will be bringing his own unique sound alongside Mall Grab, Hidden Spheres, and Krywald & Farrer for a night of incredible music in support of Mind Charity.

Time: 20:00 -4:00

Tickets: £20

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The Rainbow Venues New Year’s Day @The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

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A massive New Year’s Day celebration which will see Hot Since 82, Ben Klock, Jasper James, Alan Fitzpatrick and many more take to the decks to start off 2017 with a bang. Why not check it out?

Time: 16:00 -4:00

Tickets: £32.50

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Europe- 31.12.16

Libertine & Melliflow NYE @ Holzmarktstrasse 15-18, Berlin, Germany

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Vera, Alexandra, A Special Guest, DJ Masda, Spacetravel and many more take over for an evening of incredible music to help welcome the New Year in style.

Time: Sat, 31 Dec 2016 - Mon, 2 Jan 2017
23:59 - 06:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 30€

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Alandana NYE 2017 V.03 @ 9822 Mallnitz, Austria

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The spectacular event is for only 200 lucky people gathering together to dance under the stars, surrounded by the mountains. Day time and night time parties with apes-ski, music and new memories. Gescu, Herodot, Suciu, and Cap to name a few to blow your mind.

Time: 28th Dec 12:00 -3rd Jan 12:00 UTC+02

Tickets: Varies on package and number of people.

Download registration form here.

 

Chiwax NYE 2016 @ Panams Club, Barcelona, Spain

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Db, Creaductions, Underline present Chiwax NYE 16! For a night based exclusively on the love for vinyl with a super line up featuring, Andrè Galluzzi, Argy, Dana Ruh, Robert Drewek and The Analogue Cops.

Time: 23:00 -7:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 15€

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Fuse presents: New Year's Eve @ Fuse, Brussels, Belgium

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Ryan Elliott, Regal, Cleric, Hito and Janina. An incredible lineup in an incredible location. Grab your ticket while you can.

Time: 22:00 -9:00

Tickets: 20€

Get your tickets here.

 

 NYE in Eden @ Club EDEN Bucharest, Romania

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A two-day celebration in Romania’s capital. Expect some big tunes, and a big party. Lineup TBA.

Time: 31st Dec- 2nd Jan

Tickets: Keep up to date on their Facebook page.

 

GH NYE 2017 @ Club Guesthouse, Bucharest, Romania

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Another two-day celebration in Bucharest, Topper, Priku, Vlad Caia, Herodot, Suciu and Cap make up the brilliant lineup. Get ready to start 2017 with a bang.

Time:  31st Dec- 2nd Jan

Tickets: 80ron

Contact the Facebook page for more ticket info.

 

Distrikt Paris: 1 Year Birthday W/ HardWorkSoftDrink & Friends @ Distrikt Paris, France

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Cedric Dekowski & Felix Reifenberg, Marc Milner, You Shtak! Will gather together for a unique night in France’s capital city. Celebrating the first birthday of Distrikt, it’s going to be a good one.

Time: 22:00 –9:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 20, 99 €

Get your ticket here.

 

Concrete: Neel x Jane Fitz x Freddy K x Anetha b2b AWB and more @ Concrete, Paris, France

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An impressive lineup will descend on Paris’s Concrete. Expect to see Neel, Jane Fitz, Freddy K, Anetha b2b AWB and Abby Syna. Why not?

Time: 22:00 -14:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 25€ on the door.

Find out more here.

 

Reaktor New Year Nights @ Warehouse Elementenstraat, Amsterdam, Holland

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Reaktor returns with two massive warehouse parties. British Murder Boys live (Surgeon & Regis), Kobosil, Luke Slater to name a few…

Time: 30 Dec 23:00 -1st Jan 6:00 UTC+01

Tickets: From 36€

Get your tickets here.

 

Privat Odyssey X / Capodanno @ DUDE CLUB Milan, Italy

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Samuel Kerridge, Kr!z, and Sadar Bahar lead the pack for this monumental celebration in Italy.

Time: 23:59 -6:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 25€

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HYTE Berlin NYE 2016 @ Arena Berlin, Germany

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This is a big one. Carl Cox, Chris Liebing, Loco Dice x Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin, Monika Kruse and so many more. Not many tickets left for this one so act fast to avoid disappointment.

Time: 18:00 -14:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 79€

Get your tickets here.

 

Europe- 01.01.17

Silvester @ Berghain, Berlin, Germany

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Ben Klock, DVS1, Etapp Kyle, Efdemin, Chris Cruse, Discodromo, Barker in Berghain. Enough said.

Time: 1:00 -23:59

Tickets:  36€ on the door

Get more info here.

 

Shelter NYD; Roman Flügel, Daniel Avery, Ferro @ Shelter, Amsterdam, Holland

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Shelter are starting off the New Year with one hell of a party, expect to see Roman Flügel, Daniel Avery and Ferro.

Time: 23:00 -8:00 UTC+01

Tickets: 22€

Get your tickets here.

 

 Elrow Barcelona - Año Nuevo @ elrow Catalonia

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Seth TroxlerJoris Voorn,CuarteroMarco FaraoneMax Chapman,De La Swing and many, many more gather together for the Spanish super-party.

Time: 1st Jan 9:00 - 2nd Jan 22:00 

Tickets: Sold out. Look on Ticketswap and other official re-sellers. 

 

Awakenings New Years Day Special @ Gashouder, Amsterdam, Holland

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The last of Awakenings three-day specials. This one will see Amelie LensSam PaganiniLen Faki (OFFICIAL),  Chris LiebingDasha Rush (live) and Randomer all taking to the stage. Mindblowing start to 2017.

Time: 20:00 -6:00 UTC+01 

Tickets: € 49.50

Get your tickets here. 

 

And there you have it- a weekend of unbelievable parties, amazing talents and inspiring locations. From all of us here at Meoko, Happy New Year

 

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MEOKO Exclusive: Vinyl Speed Adjust

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Vinyl Speed Adjust are at the forefront of Romania’s burgeoning music scene. The duo, real names Eddy and Levii, have produced their own unique vision and through their dedication to the art form they love, they have quickly become the ones to watch. As a MEOKO exclusive, the pair have created an hour-long mix of percussive, dynamic and innovative house that will take you to another world.  

The duo boasts an eclectic musical background, with hip-hop, dubstep and breakbeat influences. However, it was their discovery of Bucharest’s underground sound, and most notably, the legendary venue Studio Martin, which ignited their passion for producing music. In 2011, they became Vinyl Speed Adjust and began to meticulously work on crafting their own revolutionary sound to stand out in Romania’s thriving music scene.

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Over the years, they’ve evolved and become renowned in the minimal house scene for being self-proclaimed vinyl aficionados, the duo’s dedication to creating high-quality underground music has seen them work with some of the most impressive record labels across the globe. 

Their back catalogue includes collaborations with legendary labels where they’ve released some truly impressive pieces of music, such as the ‘Carpe Diem EP’ with Visionquest and Drumma Records’ ‘The Awakening EP’ which saw them collaborating with one of the industries’ key figureheads Valentino Kanzyani. Having previously released with Colours in Music and Jesus Loved You, and drawing in support from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Rhadoo, Raresh, Praslea and Sascha Dive- the future is looking very promising for these two.

 

The duo have also reached further success through their two blossoming record labels, the Crystal Structures imprint has more of a focus on the old-school quality artists featuring releases from Thor, C-Rock, Dubstar, and Aubrey. While self-titled VSA Records has a more forward-thinking attitude and features a whole schedule of exciting new releases. Their first, “On My Way EP” is an uplifting experiment with a new era of artists.

Through years of hard work, a consistent work ethic and drive to keep producing pieces of music are progressive and new, Vinyl Speed Adjust have proven themselves to be one of the most exciting and illustrious figures in Romania’s music scene. Without a doubt, they will continue to create exciting, new, innovative mixes, just like the one they have kindly given as an exclusive to the readers of MEOKO. As they say, let the music do the talking. 

 

Words by Georgia Evans 

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Paris Hilton to Headline Berghain - WTF!

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We just got wind of what could possibly be the the worse thing to ever happen to the world of techno music.

With her newly obtained success as a DJ, Paris Hilton is set to headline what has been labeled a “breaking the boundaries of music” event at the infamous Berghain club in Berlin. That’s right folks, you heard right - what was great is now lost.

Hilton, who has been described to be at the forefront of alternative electronic music, describes herself as a master of rolling basslines who brings next level sound with a hint of fragrance to the decks. The set is the main stop of her tour celebrating the achievement of being the most successful DJ to have launched their careers from a porno.

Catching up with Hilton after her previous back-to-back set with her pet chihuahua, she explained how she got on this path. “I just love it you know? There’s something about the way I mix my songs with dirty beats, you know? I don’t know. Smell this!” As she plunged her wrist into my face for a whiff of what smelt like potpourri. “I just get up on the machines and turn the buttons, the people love it! I was born to do this.” Very convincing..

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Whilst packing up her Beats by Dre DJ headphones she took some time to tell us what her plan was for the night.

“I’ll definitely begin with my 2006 hit “Stars Are Blind” over some samples of what I’ve been working on lately, I’ll then mix in some basslines and go from there. I always try to find the balance, you know? My voice and the bass needs to be one. I don’t think there are any country music lovers where I’m going so I probably won’t mix any of that in.”

Social media in Berlin is going crazy over the extremely hyped-up event that is bound to leave its mark as one of the most influential techno nights of the past decade. A spokesperson from Berghain has suggested that there will also be a Paris Hilton Perfume shop inside for anyone to complete the experience.

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“We are excited to have Miss Hilton perform at our venue, it has been a long time since we sent the request and we are delighted to finally have a booking,” claimed the spokesperson. “We were hoping her pet chihuahua could make it for a surprise back-to-back set but unfortunately he was held at customs.”

Furthermore, catching up with Berliners on the streets, we asked of their feelings towards the event: “I just can’t believe it’s actually happening, first Guetta now this! Thank you, Berghain!” cried an enthusiastic fan. “It’s a great opportunity to bring Berlin techno out of the shadows and into the spotlight” claimed another. It’s clear this is what the Berlin scene has needed and the people are truly grateful for it - whether that may be the demise of techno, or not.

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 If you have read this the whole way through and still believed it right to the end, we are very sorry to let you down, Paris will infact not be headlining Berghain. As if!  We did believe you all needed to smile this morning

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Five Years of Sonus: First Acts Announced

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Sonus has turned five, and to celebrate, they’re having a monumental birthday party. This year, the festival will be held over five days and five nights with some very special guests. The first instalment of acts have been announced, and they are the most impressive to date.

Sonus Festival has established itself as one of the most exciting and influential electronic music festivals in the world.  Set in the idyllic Zcre Beach on Pag Island, Croatia, this sun-soaked haven will be home to some of the world’s greatest DJs from 20th-24th August in addition to this, organizers will be hosting club takeovers, boat parties and more, making it the ultimate destination for any house and techno fan.

 

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The first phase of their line-up says it all. Apollonia, Chris Liebing, Jackmaster, Joseph Capriati, Marco Carola, Monika Kruse, Ricardo Villalobos, Richie Hawtin, Rødhåd, Seth Troxler, Sonja Moonear, Tale Of Us and The Martinez Brothers, all lead the pack with more still to be announced.

Stockholm-based master of modern techno, Adam Beyer has been announced, along with Parisian supergroup Apollinia, resident to the legendary Fuse London, Archie Hamilton and staple of Berlin's Club Der Visionaere, Binh. Eclectic beats will be brought by the dynamic duo, Tale of Us, followed by a captivating live performance by Vril

 

The visionary that is Chris Liebing will be joining them with Frankfurt-figurehead Dorian Paic and enigmatic FUSE member Enzo Siragusa. Fabio Florido will bring his own flair, while Richie Hawtin’s ENTER teammate Hito comes along for the ride.

 

Now for the Brits, Glaswegian heavyweight Jackmaster and Hot Creation's own Jamie Jones and Richy Ahmed have all been announced. 

Jesse Calosso will be making his Sonus debut, as will 8bit founder, Nick Curly. Karotte will be returning to festival to bring his own style to the Croatian haven while Joey Daniel will bring uplifting vibes.  Then there’s Joseph Capriati, who’s set promises to be nothing other than mind-blowing.

 

Music: On affiliate Leon will take to the decks with the dazzling Monika Kruse, Berlin’s own Pan-Pot, Dystopian boss Rodhad, and Italy’s favourite techno legend Sam Paganini will be there too to bring his own stylistic experimentation. 

Stuttgart party starters SHDW and Obscure Shape join the queen of minimal sound Sonja Moonear on the lineup, with the ever- inexplicable Seth Troxler and fellow American vanguards, The Martinez Brothers rounding things off.

Then there’s the legend himself, famed for crowdsurfing at Sonus 2015, Richie Hawtin will be returning alongside the powerhouse that is Ricardo Villalobos.

 

This is an event of epic proportions, the likes of which this idyllic island has never seen before Sonus has been dubbed a go-to for all house fanatics across the globe and been the location of some legendary moments in musical history.

Early birds have sold out but first release tickets start at €159, with travel and accommodation packages available on their website. More information can be found on their Facebook page. It’s am unmissable event, with an incredible lineup, in a stunning location- how could you say no?

Words by Georgia Balch

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