- Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:20
MEOKO is a 360° events and promotional agency / Online Magazine specialising in cutting-edge, underground electronic music and events based in Dalston, East London. With a stong client porfolio, MEOKO has garnered a strong, reliable reputation in the two years it has been running. As well as PR, 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. MEOKO also publishes it's own mini magazine each month (x4000 copies) which is distrubted throughout London with the MEOKO flyer packs and recently hosted The MEOKO Project at Village Underground celebrating electronic music. Over the coming months, the agency will be also launching their new weekly online radio show.
Applications are currently being reviewed, interviews will take place between the 10 - 17th July. MEOKO is looking for a hard-working, passionate individual who has a strong knowledge of electronic music, is organised and reliable and who enjoys social media. We are searching for the perfect candidate who can jump onboard and is not afraid to get stuck in. During this internship you will able to network with promoters, artists, agencies, lables, press, festivals, designers and many more creative types. You should share an interest in events and promotion as well as holding either a PR/Journalism, Design and Creative OR sales and music background. All would be a bonus.
He or she must have excellent people skills, be creative, be able to communicate well as an individual or part of a team and most of all, relish working in a fast-paced, busy environment.
This is great experience for someone wanting to break into the music or events industry. The role will be varied and will include some writing, website, social media, sales and admin work, as well as other random tasks.
The internship will run for 4 months from July -December / 10 am - 6pm Tuesday - Friday.
Requirements for the position:
Must have own laptop
Be familiar with Excel/Word / Web / Photoshop / indesign / basic HTML
Background in PR/Journalism
Strong passion & knowledge for electronic music
Be able to work at least four days a week 10am - 6pm
- Published on Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:54
East Village today made the shocking announcement of its closure following two arrests by the Metropolitan Police that caused their licence to be revoked. The club has been a staple in East London’s electronic music scene since opening in 2008, playing host to some of the industries most in-demand artists, from disco legend Greg Wilson to techno star Radio Slave.
The closure is the latest in a string of closures in the scene from some of the most beloved establishments in the country, including Sankeys in Manchester and Cable in London. Below is a statement from the club on the matter:
‘The promotions and music team had the shocking and totally unexpected news that East Village's license was suspended this week with a full review pending within a month. Unfortunately we are unable to open this weekend so Player's Ball and The Village on Friday and Sunday respectively have both been cancelled and we apologize to both promoters and fans of the nights for the serious inconvenience caused.’
Further details are yet to be released, but this statement from Hackney Police on Twitter links the closure to ‘serious crime’.
It's certainly devastating news, but we're crossing our fingers that the club will be back up and running soon! Here are some of our favourite parties over the years...
We've already mentioned Greg Wilson's appearance at their sell out Christmas party in 2011... he never fails to impress, busting out pumping edit after edit on his famous tape deck!
Rootikal has ben another favourite for reggae heads, here's a clip from this time last year when they welcomed down Mad Professor, Aba Shanti-I and Earl Gateshead plus Enos McLeod live...
And here's house veteran Joey Negro spinning back in October 2011 in this extended clip from his set!
- Published on Thursday, 20 June 2013 12:18
'BEATZ: The Divergences and Contradictions of Electronic Music'
London Premiere Screening, The MEOKO Project @ Village Underground - Friday June 28th
Featuring: Laurent Garnier, Juan Atkins, Carl Craig, Carl Cox, Luciano, Derrick May, Loco Dice, Monika Kruse, Technasia, Kenny Larkin, Nicolas Jaar, Seth Troxler, Apparat, Boys Noize, Craig Richards, Ben Klock, Ambivalent, Agoria, Paco Osuna, Angel Molina, Oscar Mulero, Blake Baxter, DVS1, Damien Schwartz, Murcoff, Dj Deep, Tadeo, Surgeon, Ben Sims, Jerome Sydenham, Stacey Pullen, Marcel Dettman, Maceo Plex, Marshall Jefferson and many more...
On Friday June 28th, The MEOKO Project will play host to the exclusive premiere screening of new music and DJ documentary, 'Beatz: Contradictions & Divergences in Electronic Music'. This will be one of the only opportunities to see this exciting project screened publicly in the U.K., and so is a unique chance to gain an insight into the electronic music industry from the perspectives of the artists who make it, the shops that sell it, as well as the managers, promoters and agents who spread it around! All those interested in the music industry, whether you currently work in it or have a desire to, take heed now...
Created and directed by Spanish DJ and producer, Eduardo De La Calle (Cadenza/Analog Solutions), 'Beatz' is an 80-minute documentary intended to explore some of the most important issues surrounding the world of electronic music, such as its impact on society, the influence of technology, the external images conveyed by DJs and the industry itself, through over 150 interviews with the many different actors shaping the scene - past, present and future. From artists, distributors, shop owners, label managers, bookers, and club/festival promoters, all the different contributors to the industry are featured, giving a well-rounded perspective of how electronic music is changing, progressing, and even struggling behind the scenes of this burgeoning international industry.
The documentary was made from scratch, without any previous funding, meaning Eduardo alongside his team had to crowdsource for contributions in order to complete the project and achieve its full potential. It was produced with the help of Daniel Arasanz, writer, director and producer of “Venid a las cloacas: La historia de la Banda Trapera del Rio”, which won two prizes at the Inedit Film Festival in Barcelona. Visit their site here to find out more about the project and the ways in which you can support it!
Tickets for the 'Screening + Party' also include the following:
● A free beer courtesy of Desperados
● Complimentary canapes from Dim Sum restaurant The Drunken Monkey
● Free popcorn courtesy of PROPERCORN
● Interview with BEATZ director DJ Eduardo De Le Calle chaired by Toi Toi Musik co-founder Isis Salvaterra
● London Nightlife Photography Exhibition hosted by Daddy's Got Sweets
● Pop-up Streetwear Market featuring the likes of Puckoo Couture, In Real Life London, Fuudhoods, Done London, Only Child & more...
- Published on Friday, 24 May 2013 13:58
Bank holiday weekends can be stressful sometimes, hectic often, and bad for your health presumably always. No need to worry though, MEOKO's Weekend Guru is here to help with all your raving requirements; from warehouse parties, all day blow-outs, Sunday summer shindigs and more. Below is a selection of this weekend's top house and techno events, where you can expect to see at least one of the MEOKO team gracing (ahem) the dancefloor!
Tief presents Underground Quality Label Night @ Corsica Studios
Nina Kraviz, Jus Ed, Aybee, Estaban Adame, BLM
Unadulterated fun times. Tief always deliver.
Time: 11.00 – 07.00
Tickets: Final release £17.50
We are FSTVL @ Damyns Hall Aerodrome
So many people it’s actually ridiculous. From Sven Vath to DJ Sneak to Kerri Chandler and Deetron.
With stages being hosted by the likes of Cocoon, Kehakuma, Speakerbox, Mulletover, Creche, secretsundaze, and Crosstown Rebels there is so much to see, we’re working ourselves into a tizzy trying to plan our movements tomorrow. The predicted modicum of sun also helps!
Time: 11.00 - 02.30
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Krankbrother’s Day and Night Terrace Party @ Studio 338
Marc Houle, Dinky, DJ T, Rodriguez JR, Psychemagik, Krankbrother
Time: 15.00 - 04.00
Tickets: Only £20 tickets left
Kehakuma We Are FSTVL afterparty @ Fire
Apollonia, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Petre Inspirescu, Matthias Tanzmann, Jesse James, Terry Farley, Shonky & more
For the afters crew! Definitely be seeing you at the front.
Time: 22.00 - 10.00
Tickets: £20 + bf
Toi.Toi.Musik presents Cab Drivers Live (Summer Series Party)
Cab Drivers, Voigtmann, Lamache & more
Our beloved Toi.Toi family are starting of their summer season with a bang, bringing down Cab Drivers (aka Berliners Zky and Daniel P) for an extremely rare London live show. This kind of underground quality is what we've come to expect from Toi.Toi.Musik!
Time: 14.00 - 00.00
Tickets: Guestlist only
Fuse Bank Holiday Special @ Village Underground
tINI, Enzo Siragusa, Rich NxT, Ittetsu
Another Sunday staple doing what they do best, this time with one of Desolat's most loved artists - tINI - to help them along.
Time: 15.00 - 01.30
Tickets: Guestlist only
Subscribe to the guestlist here
Half Baked Summer Season 'The Journey Begins' @ TBA
Point G (LIVE), Livio & Roby
Open air party, Half Baked style. The sign that summer has arrived!
Time: 14.00 - 22.00
TIckets: £12 + bf
Cartuli's Day Bank Holiday party @ Crucifix Lane
Tevo Howard, Le Loup, Rico Casazza, Voigtmann, Lamache & many more.
Whatever you choose to do during the day, Cartuli's (starting at 10pm) is the place to usher in the bank holiday Monday with Tevo Howard and a hefty selection of London's finest house and techno DJs.
Time: 22.00 - 10.00
Tickets: £10 + bf / £15 OTD
- Published on Friday, 17 May 2013 11:26
The MEOKO Project
Friday 28th June
5pm - 4am
THE MEOKO PROJECT IS MOVING TO VILLAGE UNDERGROUND!
The MEOKO Project is a very special event, and it requires a space that can accomodate all the different elements involved, from the film screening and the pop-up fashion market, to the epic party afterwards. For this reason, we have relocated from Red Gallery to the spectacular Village Underground, which is still right in the heart of Shoreditch but is more able to suit our needs and trading hours. The whole 'project' will now run from 5PM until 4AM, with music and DJs from the very beginning and complimentary cocktails and delicious canapés served to all those who have purchased the 'Full Project' tickets for the film screening and party.
The MEOKO Project is a 11-hour musical and cultural experience located right in the heart of East London. Alongside a stellar musical experience featuring rare London performances from the likes of Cadenza’s Valentino Kanzyani and Jun Akimoto of the London label and party collective, Fuse, it will bring together individuals, brands, and collectives under one roof to showcase the creativity and innovation that surrounds London’s colourful nightlife and music culture.
Valentino Kanzyani ( Cadenza / Jesus Loved You)
Jun Akimoto ( Metroline / Fuse London / Desolat)
Binh (Club der visionaere)
Voigtmann (toi toi Musik)
Rico Casazza (Release Sustain / Safari Numerique )
5.30pm – 7.00pm: Complimentary drinks and canapés for press and all those who have tickets for screening (on a first come first serve basis)
5.00pm – 11.00pm: Boutique streetwear pop-up market
Some of our favourite up and coming streetwear brands will be showcasing their creations. The collections on offer will be closely connected with club and youth culture in the UK, with the outlandish partiers who wear them, with the sweaty bodies that dance in them. Featuring the likes of Puckoo Couture, Fuudhoods, and Only Child London.
5.00pm - ALL NIGHT: London Nightlife Photography Exhibition curated by Daddy’s Got Sweets
For half a decade, Beth Marsh, under the alter ego Daddy’s Got Sweets, has been observing, documenting and commenting on the colourful and controversial culture that runs through London’s clubs and parties. A photographer, clubber and large personality, Beth exposes the true grime and grit, the honest beauty, and the un-posed perfection of the people and artists who make up the underground scene.
7.15pm – 9.00pm: Film screening: ‘BEATZ: Divergences and Contradictions of Electronic Music’ (Tickets must be purchased in advance) + POPCORN (tickets must be purchased for screening)
MEOKO are excited to be hosting the London premier screening of the new and highly anticipated BEATZ documentary. Filmed and directed by DJ Eduardo De La Calle the ‘Divergences and Contradictions of Electronic Music’ and features the likes of Loco Dice, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Laurent Garnier, Monika Kruse, Levon Vincent and more. With no prior budget, they managed to collect over 150 interviews with influential tastemakers and important figures in all areas of industry, from DJs to label owners to promoters and management.
Watch the trailer below