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MEOKO's Haunted Halloween Guru

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With Halloween just around the corner we’ve realised there are a terrifying amount of gruesomely good parties on in London. But do not fear! As we embark on to the scariest time of the year MEOKO’s Haunted Halloween Guru is here to “help” with all of your raving requirements, from warehouse parties to Sunday afters we’ve got it covered. Because lets be deadly serious, no one wants to be left outside in the queue for a party they’ve only just found out about dressed as an extra from the Zombie Apocalypse, or worst still left standing on a street corner in the early hours wondering “Where’s the after party?” 

Friday - 28.10.16

Regression Sessions presents Circus of Horrors @ Great Suffolk St Warehouse

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Set to be a Halloween party like no other, Regression Sessions transforms South London’s Great Suffolk Street Warehouse into a circus of your deepest and darkest nightmares. Headlined by One Records label boss’ Subb-an and Adam Shelton the night will not disappoint. 

When: 22:00–6:00

Tickets: £30 / £20 bf 10.30pm 

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The Pickle Factory - Halloween Special @ The Pickle Factory

Night Moves (Jane Fitz and Jade Seatle) / Steevio (LIVE) / The Ghost

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Night Moves (Jane Fitz & Jade Seatle) headline a Halloween special at the Pickle Factory with spooky support from Freerotation founder Steevio who will treat you to a live modular set. To top off the night the duo behind the Berlin record shop The Ghost will be making their UK debut. Without a doubt not one to miss. 

When: 22:00–8:00 

Tickets: SOLD OUT - Tickets available OTD from 10pm

 

Trapped LDN Showcase @ The Bridge

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Time to get trapped in the music, Trapped LDN delivers an all Romanian line up in celebration of their second label showcase. 

When: 22:00–6:00

Tickets: £10

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Saturday - 29.10.16

Art of Dark - Halloween Theatre @ The Troxy

Praslesh - Extended Set (Raresh B2B Praslea) / Colin Chiddle 

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Art of Dark returns to the Troxy theatre for a spooktacular night with the Romanians. Praslesh will hit the decks for a night of haunted beats paired with dark visuals by Coté it’s guaranteed to be a Halloween treat. 

Time: 22:00–6:00

Tickets: SOLD OUT / 500 Tickets on the door

 

Drumcode After Dark @ Studio Spaces

Adam Beyer / Marcel Fengler / Alan Fitzpatrick / Stacey Pullen / Julia Govor / Sam Pafanini

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As the witching hour falls upon us here’s one for the techno lovers, quite possibly one of the biggest dates in the techno calendar Drumcode Halloween serves up Halloween After Dark for the vampy night time ravers. 

When: 22:00–6:00

Tickets: £25 + bf

Tickets available here

 

Half Baked - Halloween @ Bar Number 90 

John Dimas / Leo Pol (LIVE) / Greg Brockman / Sam Bangura 

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Said to be a night of haunted house music, Half Baked hosts a Halloween Party by the eerie canal side with an oh so tasty line up.

When: 23:00–6:00

Tickets: Final release £20.00 + £2.40 bf

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Sunday - 30.10.16

FUSE - Halloween Rave @ Village Underground

Dyed Soundorom / Enzo Siragusa / Rossko 

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Sunday = Fuse it’s a no brainer, the boys return this Halloween to do what they do best with support from the one and only Dyed Soundorum. For a sinister Sunday session of musical delights, head down to Village Underground for daytime party to remember. 

Time: 14.00-1.00

 Tickets: Guestlist only

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Cartulis Sunday VA (Various Anonymous) @ The Pickle Factory

Guess Who.... 

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Cartulis returns for an deadly intimate affair in the Pickle Factory, with an anonymous line up it’s a matter of he who dares. Happy Cartulis Day (Mwahaha) 

When: 23:00–6:00

Tickets: RA Limited £8 entry / Concession £10 / £12 OTD

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After Parties

Art of Dark - Halloween Afer Party @ The Bridge

Priku / Junki Inoue / Quest / Christian Ab

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When: 06:00–14:00 (30.10.15)

Tickets: £10 + bf 

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United We Stand @ TBC 

Jacob Husley / Carlos Ryan / Ted Amber / Jnr Windross / Leroy Robers 

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When: 06:00–14:00 (30.10.16)

Tickets: £12 OTD / £7 after 12pm

 

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10 Obscure Events You Didn't Know Were Happening At ADE

 ADEv2.1 2The week has finally arrived for Amsterdam Dance Event, thousands of DJ’s, producers, agents, managers and music lovers make the annual pilgrimage to Amsterdam for Europe’s highly regarded music conference. Kicking off October 19th we have put together a guide of 10 alternative events that perhaps you hadn’t thought about. Take a break from the meetings and parties and check out these hidden gems. You can thank us later. 

 

10. ADE DJ Cook Off

Where: Keizer Culinair | Elandsstraat 169, Amsterdam

When: 19/10 18:00-20:00

Quite possibly a personal favourite from us, tasty food served up by some of the best names in the business. What’s not to love? Back for the 6th edition having discovered that quite a few DJs know their way around a kitchen just as well as they do the booth, ADE will host the annual ADE DJ Cook Off. Hosted in a the culinary school – Keizer Culinair Kölsch (defending champion), DJ Sa, Ellen Allien, Eats Everything and Lauren Lo Sung will battle it out for the ADE Cook Off crown. Judged by Dave Clarke, Paul Oakenfold and Seth Troxler it’s sure to be a tasty affair.

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9. The Art of Banksy

Where: Beurs van Berlage

When: 20/10 10:00 – 18:00

Extended due to high demand the Art of Banksy exhibition in Beurs van Berlage showcases the street artists work through a series of original paintings, oil canvases and sculptures. Interactive story telling guides you thought landmarks in the artists career making the collection the most valuable in the world.

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8. Vinyl Rascals

Where: Felix Meritis – F10 Panel Room

When: 22/10 17:00-17:45

Something for the vinyl lovers, Vinyl Rascals brings together a panel of DJs who are mad about vinyl. Discussing reasons why DJs will only play on vinyl and what it is that makes many of them lug numerous records (up to 20kg) around on a daily basis, all for the love of the wax. Guests on the night will also be sharing some of their favourite records and stories about their love for all things vinyl.

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7.  Urban Art NOW presents: Street Art & Culture-Jamming Tour

Where: Felix Meritis

When: 21/10 15:00-17:00

Regarded as one of the most creative hotspots of Europe it would only be right to check out some of Amsterdam’s highly regarded cultural spaces, almeries and museums. Through an extensive walking tour Amsterdam’s street art organisation Urban Art NOW will show you some hidden cultural gems. Let by Urban Art Now subculture experts you can be sure to see some of the best street art the city has to offer.

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6. ADE Sound Lab presents: Fields and Frequencies (Installation)

Where: Hotel Droog

When: 19/10 10:00-19:00

Experience a sound installation that that generates an array of spectacular colour. Fields of Frequencies is a three-dimensional light and sound installation presenting sounds composed by New York Composer and DJ Joaquin Claussell, which echos a colour frequency created through light by artist Lidy Six. The installation will be free and run during Hotel Droogs opening hours. Paired with spectacular LED lighting and Omniwave-system this installation really is a magical feast for the senses.

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5. NEO

Where: Compagnietheatre | Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam

When: 20/10 12:00-19:00

Always wanted to learn how to play a musical instrument but just didn’t have the time? Look no further, NEO is the musical instrument that everyone ad anyone can play. NEO is a digital instrument that works by placing marbles on a grid to create glorious sound hosted by a circular censor. An additional collection of sensory modules next to the instruments base make their own sound and/or influence other sounds.  Even though NEO is purely digital it breaks the rules by allowing your touch to influence all sound. Just play!

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4. Denim City  

Where: Denim City | Hannie Dankbaarpassage 22, Amsterdam

When: 21/10 10:00-19:00

In celebration of the 2016 edition of ADE the craftsmen at Denim City have designed and created something quite special.  Made from premium fabric carrying the ADE colours of black and gold this special edition garment was created especially for the collaboration with Candiani, a worldwide leader in the demin world. Ironically Denims City’s current director is a former DJ and a huge fan of electronic dance music who is a frequent visitor to ADE. Created, as a stage to showcase innovation and craftsmanship Denim City will satisfy the denim lover in all of us.

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3. Comedy Café Amsterdam Presents: ADE Comedy & Music, With The Best Comedians and The Best Upcoming International DJs

Where: Comedy Café | IJdock 89, Amsterdam

When: 22/10 22:00-23:00

Presenting comedy and dance music Comedy Café Amsterdam and IND3MAND bring you an experience that let’s you laugh and dance. The special event, which has been put on specially for ADE will see jokes about the dance scene, brought to you by top comedians. Prior to the comedy show upcoming international DJs from IND3MAND Artist & Management will treat you to musical journey. Prepare to party (and laugh) the night away!

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2. De School Presents: The RA Cup Charity Football Tournament

Where: De School | Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1, Amsterdam

When: 20/10 10:30-17:00

Something for the football lovers out there, for this year’s ADE De School has joined forces with Resident Advisor to host a 5-a-side football tournament in aid of charity. The first edition of the RA cup will take place in De Schools gymnasium with eight teams battling for the cup. Confirmed teams being RA, De School, Dekmantel, Rush Hour, Numbers, 10,000 Hours and The All Stars, which will feature Dixon. All proceeds from the event will go to Help Refugees, an organisation that supports charities and local groups which aid vulnerable people trying to reach Europe in hope of seeking refuge. Get down to see some of the biggest names in the industry battle it out for the RA cup title.

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1.The VR Cinema presents: ADE X Virtual Reality

Where: The VR Cinema

When: 22/10 12:00-22:00

Providing you with something that will treat the senses, ADE showcases what is really possible when the music industry snd virtual reality are combined. Set to be a music lovers dream, enabling you to join a worldwide DJ perform in front of a crowd of fans or take the stage in a performance of a life time. With virtual reality content specially selected by ADE in the VR cinema any thing is possible. 

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Amsterdam Dance Event - 19th to 22nd October

Words: Mahala Ashley

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Swedish Festival Into the Valley Announces Six New Festivals

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After what has been two successful years for the Swedish festival Into The Valley truly spreads it wings to host festivals further afield. The electronic music festival will now host not only one festival in Sweden but also a further five internationally; today we are happy to reveal the first three. Through the festivals much anticipated expansion the Into the Valley organisers hope to forge an international link to showcase new music and innovative art. In addition to this its organiser’s aim to not only contribute to Swedish cultural exports but to also build on closer collaborations within the electronic music landscape internationally. 

Its safe to say that the last two years have been a huge success for the Swedish festival attracting festival goers from as far as Asia and the US as well as being listed as a top festival by popular magazines such as The Guardian, Condé Nast, Jetsetter, Elle, Vogue, Huffington Post and National Geographic to name a few.

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“Into The Valley festival managed to draw some of the most wanted DJs of the moment, as well as music lovers from around the globe, deep into the heart of the Swedish forest.”

“Into the Valley, a two-day celebration of cutting-edge electronic music”

“The limestone quarry transforms into a stew of deep electronics and artificially created light.”

Making its debut in 2015 against a breath-taking backdrop that was the Swedish forest of Dalhalla (Rättvik), the festival hosted a cutting edge line up. Ben Klock, Carl Craig, John Talabot, Nicolas Jaar, Four Tet and Dixon where amongst the many heavy weights to grace the line up.  The lime stone quarry in which the festival is situated separated it from any other festival in the world, with its natural acoustics and beautiful scenery. Making a huge impression on the electronic dance circuit after its debut this year saw a second instalment of the festival, which proved that the festival was here to stay. Hosting names such as Riccardo Villalobos, Raresh, ZIP, Jeff Mills, Nastia, Ellen Alien and Sonja Moonear this years line up was a treat for any electronic music lover.


 

Into the Valley – Estonia 29th June to 1st July 2017

For its third year taking place on 29th June to 1st July 2017, Into the Valley will undergo a major development in the form of a venue change. Due to the festivals growth and its ambition to be ever evolving for ITV organiser’s this seemed like the right time to change. The festival will be moving from Dalhalla (Rättvik) to its new home in Rummu in Estonia.  Remaining true to the festivals original quarry surroundings the third instalment of the festival will take place in Rummu’s magical limestone quarry, which we later learnt was also the site of an abandoned prison. Rummus picturesque surroundings of clear crystal waters and white sand beach add to its mystical charm, making it a prime location.

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Into the Factory – Sweden 10th to 12th August 2017

For the second new festival announcement the ITV team move to Nynashamn just outside of Stockholm to host Into the Factory. The festival will take place 10th until 12th August 2017 on a site called Stora Vika. Stora Vika is an old abandoned cement factory (hence the name) with is situated close to a stream in the middle of a forest. Set against an industrial landscape paired with rustic features, Into the Factory looks to be something very special set in the middle of nature.

Into the Castle – South Africa 26th to 27th January 2018

The final festival announcement (for now) comes in the form of Into the Castle, taking place 26th to 27th January 2018. Into the Castle will be located in Cape Town in the Castle of Good Hope. Quite possibly the most exciting destination, Cape Town is a vibrant and multicultural city with an ever growing electronic music scene. In its prime for a forward thinking festival Into the Castle is sure to be a huge success. The castle itself is an XVIIth century star fort built by the Dutch East India Company, which is steeped in history being the oldest existing colonial building in Cape Town.

“By choosing South Africa as the next location we come closer to a whole new crowd and have the opportunity to capture a new audience with the same passion for music.”

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The last three festivals will be announced at a later date to complete the six part festival development being hosted in Southern Europe, Asia and South America. Organised by Music Goes Further, which is lead by Into the Valley founder and entrepreneur Mattias Hedlund, this step is in reaction to a need for more intimate boutique festivals in an ever-growing international club crowd. Music Goes Further plans to do just that and along the way will build and develop its international connections to put on an array of unique festivals that are available for all.

Watch this space.

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A MEOKO Exclusive - Enrico Mantini

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Renowned internationally as one of the founders of the deep house movement, Enrico Mantini has spent over 20 years in the thick of the music industry. 1990 marked the year Mantini made his industry debut having since had his productions appear on highly regarded labels such as UMM and Smooth Sounds. As well as consistently releasing quality house music Mantini built up his international reputation by playing at some of Europe’s most prestigious venues such as Tresor, Pacha, Ministry of Sound, Space and Concrete to name but a few. As the years have passed Mantini's artistry as a both a DJ and producer has gone from strength to strength with the Italian maestro remaining true to his deep house roots.

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Most recently Mantini has released on UK based label Half Baked Records and Veniceberg Records (Italy) with releases such as 'Together EP' (Veniceberg Records) and ‘Needin U’ (Half Baked Records) both offerings carry Mantini's signature sound with soulful vocals paired with a fat bouncy groove that’s rough around the edges. The Miles Stones EP, which we recently reviewed, is his forthcoming release out now on Down Da Mountains which showcases Mantini's releases from 2012-2014 personally selected by the man himself. 

 

 

 

 

Today you can find Mantini spinning records at infamous parties in both the UK and across Europe such as Half Baked, Paradox (UK) and Loud (Spain). With over 20 releases since he came onto the scene in the early 90’s Mantini continues harness his creativity through his productions, which are supported by heavyweights across the house music landscape. Currently spending the majority of his time in his hard wear only studio it is evident that Enrico Mantini is a name you will be seeing on many more taste making imprints.

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Words: Mahala Ashley

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GOING AHEAD - Protest to Save London's Nightlife Community / Details Confirmed

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The sudden closure of London's most prolific clubbing venue has sparked a wave of unity across London's nightlife community and beyond. MEOKO has been working hard to unite spirits during this difficult time and has managed to set a peaceful protest in place in hopes to save and protect our culture. Having attracted over 3,000 attendees since the group was set up on Facebook at the beginning of the month, it's clear this is something that many of us are passionate about. After weeks of preparation we can now happily unveil details of the march which will take place October 8th. 

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The protest will begin at Hoxton Square at 1.00pm where protesters will gather, please arrive in fancy dress and bring as many props, musical instruments, placards, mega phones as you can find. We want the emphasis of this protest to be unity and positivity.  Once congregated we will leave Hoxton Square and begin the march which will take us to London Fields for around 4pm. Upon arrival at London Fields there will be a selection of guest speakers, including Alan D Miller from the NTIA, from 4.30pm with a 7pm finish.  

 

PROTEST TO SAVE LONDON'S NIGHTLIFE – WALKING ROUTE   

  

START - 27 Hoxton Square, London N1, UK  

  

  • Head south on Hoxton Square                                    

  

  • Turn left to stay on Hoxton Square                             

  

  • Turn right onto Hoxton St  

  

  • Turn right onto Old St/A5201  

  

  • Turn left onto Curtain Rd/A1202  

  

  • Turn left onto Great Eastern St/A1202  

  

  • Slight left onto Holywell Ln  

  

  • Turn left onto Shoreditch High St/A10  

  

  • Turn right onto Hackney Rd/A1208  

  

  • Turn right onto Columbia Rd/B118  (To be confirmed due to possible road works on Columbia Road) 

  

  • Continue to follow Columbia Rd - Go through 1 roundabout  (To be confirmed due to possible road works on Columbia Road) 

 
  • Turn right at Hackney Rd/A1208  

  

  • Continue onto Goldsmiths Row  

  

  • Continue onto Pritchard's Rd  

  

  • Turn right onto Andrews Rd  

  

  • Turn left onto Sheep Ln  

  

  • Turn left onto Westgate St  

  

  • Turn right toward London Fields West Side  

  

  • Turn left toward London Fields West Side  

  

  • Turn right toward London Fields West Side  

  

  • Continue onto London Fields West Side  

  

FINISH London Fields West Side (Opposite London Fields Lido), London E8, UK 

 

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THINGS TO TAKE NOTE OF: 

 
  • Please keep to the pavements at all times as any obstruction of traffic goes against our permissions and license. 

  • Please be peaceful at ALL times, we are representing Nightlife and our community so please set a great example,

  • Under no circumstances is any bad behavior welcomed or tolerated

  • Please do not litter. 

  • Express yourself in the form of creative expression. 

  • We encourage as many LIVE Facebook feeds as possible! 

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VOLUNTEERS: We need stewards at the march to help out along the route and to ensure we abide to the rules above and oversee public saftely. If you want to get inolved please email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

AFTERS  

There will be many events taking place after, there is one particular event that we will be heading over too which is fabric meets Studio 338 at the newly opened The Bridge Club headlined by Levon Vincent with support from Trevor Jackson, Saoirse + Special guests to be announced. For full information please follow the below links. This is a non-profit event and all proceedings will be split between both venues.

EVENT FB PAGE - https://www.facebook.com/events/517262995133789/

EVENT TICKET LINK - https://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?882026

 

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