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Studio 338 Opening with Kevin Saunderson and MK

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Last summer we saw some tantalising sparks and flashes of brilliance from London venue Studio 338 - a Secret Sundayze here, a Krankbrothers there - but 2014 is the year we see a full return and refurbishment of the Studio, with their official opening party locked in for Saturday the 1st of March.

Wasting no time affirming its reputation for authenticity, the Studio 338 opening will see an all American invasion, the headliners representing the three most influential cities for house and techno not merely in the States, but the whole world. From the struggling, industrial heart of techno, Detroit, comes one third of the Belleville three Kevin Saunderson – who is to techno what Steve Jobs is to Apple. London’s techno fans have one place to be on the 1st, plain and simple. 

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Photography - Sophia Whitfield

Originally from Detroit but now resident of and influential presence in New York, Studio 338 has also called in MK to soundtrack the start of its new season. If Saunderson is the legend then MK is the It Girl (never mind that he’s a feller), the house hero has been in unbelievably hot demand since his breakthrough release, a reworking of Storm Queen’s ‘Look Right Through’. The final piece of American pie comes in the form of Kate Simko, who hails from the very birthplace of house music – Chicago. Simko now calls London home, and will combine her international influences to provide the perfect support to these two heavyweights of the techno and house scenes respectively.

Whilst music comes first, a good venue set up is absolutely crucial and Studio 338 has this well and truly covered. Defying weather patterns, the Studio boasts London’s first large-scale clubbing terrace, so you can party all night under the stars like you’re on the Balearics. There will also be an indoor tropical paradise lounge space in which to catch your breath, re-tie your shoelaces and stuff your face – in a stroke of genius the heads behind 338 have decided to offer gourmet street food at their events. All areas are naturally equipped with the best sound design has to offer – a VOID system.

MEOKO is offering two VIP tickets to this epic opener; to enter email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject heading 'STUDIO 338' and tell us why you'd love to go -  and we will definitely see you there.

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Win 2 Tickets, Horizon Festival Competition

HORIZONS BANNER copyFrom the 8th of March the sleepy slopes of Bansko, Bulgaria will be the home of Horizon Festival. The 6-day festival returns to Bankso, perhaps the most extraordinary festival location ever imagined. After its baptism last year, Horizon Festival is in complete harmony with these Bulgarian uplands and uses Mother Nature itself as décor and a natural playground, allowing the surrounding snow to enhance the atmosphere and deepen the sound.

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This year Horizon is set to re-affirm its status as a forward thinking musical festival by confirming a selection of top shelf artists like Kerri Chandler, Bondax, Âme, Roy Davis Jr. KiNK, Catz ‘N Dogz and Detroit Swindle -offering a broad spectrum of House, Techno, Garage, Bass and Groove and providing several label takeovers and showcase events.

With opportunities of hitting slopes at heights of 2,600 meters and several stages located off piste where the eclectic selection of DJs and live acts start from 2pm every day - Horizons bridges the gap between a classic UK festival and a high-end winter sport experience by mingling the best of both worlds.

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The Forest Stage & The Secret Hotel heats up throughout the afternoon, bringing a banging warehouse style party vibe to the mountain later in the evening. Imagine hitting the slopes, skiing between stages, enchanted by the magic of these mountains and end up in forest somewhere off piste to see Kerri Chandler perform, truly brilliant!

Moreover the festival has a 24hour mentality, hosting many activities like daily yoga classes, spa packages, discounted skiing or snowboard lessons for festival-goers and the opportunities that the town of Bankso offers itself; with over 140 local restaurants, countless bars and clubs resulting in a established nightlife.

1521412 264725673683270 2058824644 nHorizon offers an alternative festival as the winter reaches its end and just before the madness of Spring starts to kick in. MEOKO joined hands with them and we’re happy to give away a pair of tickets – that’s two tickets for the non-mathematicians among us.

Simply send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with ‘Horizon Festival’ as the subject heading and tell us why it’s you and a friend who’d like to go to Bankso, Bulgaria. The winner will be announced very shortly, so stay tuned.

 

More info about the festival and accommodation at HORIZON FESTIVAL

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WIN Traktor Scratch A6, MEOKO & Decks Competition

BANNER Decks Competition - Traktor Scratch ProMEOKO have joined hands with the UK’s largest retailer for DJ tools Decks and have came up with a hell of competition. After our previous competition back in July 2013, we've stepped things up a notch for this one...

Decks and MEOKO are giving away one Traktor Scratch A6 Digital Vinyl System to one of our lucky readers. Designed by Native instruments, this straight-up no-nonsense digital vinyl system can be used for spinning MP3s using tight vinyl and CD control. It contains everything you need in order to turn your analog vinyl or CDdecks into time coded controlled decks that can playback audio files on the computer. This system is a truly complete and professional timecode setup that comes with a full-featured professional software.

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Traktor Scratch A6 Digital Vinyl System - Features

  •        Digital vinyl system with innovative Remix Decks
  •        Using any combination of turntables, CD decks and DJ controllers
  •        Plug-and-play with included loop content and exclusive scratch sounds
  •        Full version of flagship TRAKTOR SCRATCH PRO 2 software
  •        Full creative control over loops and one-shot samples
  •        Super-tight vinyl response and automated tempo detection thanks to latest technology
  •        6 Inputs and 6 outputs plus 2 high-quality stereo phono preamps to connect your turntables
  •        Hardware Auto Detection and Direct Thru allow seamless transitions with other DJs in the booth

How to enter

Entering is very straight forward. All you have to do is to 'Like and Share' THIS IMAGAE and the competition itself by clicking HERE, then simply send an EMAIL to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Decks Traktor Scratch” as the subject heading.

 

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MEOKO February Competitions

2014 is starting at top speed for MEOKO and we decided that everyone should take advantage of this! So, we don't bring you one or two, but FIVE chances to win amazing prizes. Let's do a recap of all the February competition, so you don't miss your chance!

Junk Department presents Watergate Worldwide Affair - Win four VIP tickets and a £50 bar tab + 12" Tiefschawrz EP, 12" Lee Curtiss EP and two Watergate CD's!

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Junk Department, well known for their Warehouse events in London and festivals' stages accross Europe, bring you the Berlin-based legendary Watergate club over to London on March 8th

With a top-shelf line-up of artists for whom Watergate is their home, you can be sure to get a feeling of the unexplicable magical aura that prevails at Watergate: the Berlin legend Tiefschwarz, Visionquest's member and founder Lee Curtis and Watergate's residents Marco Resmann, Ruede Hagelstein and Metro, who all gained great respectability and settled as flagship acts within the club.

Take your chance to win four VIP tickets and a £50 bar tab for this night. And, as if it wasn't enough, the winner will also be rewarded with 12" Tiefschawrz EP, 12" Lee Curtiss EP and two Watergate CD's. To enter, simply drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 'Watergate World Wide Affairs' listed in the subject title - with the answer to the following question:

 Who is not a Watergate resident? 

A) Metro

B) Lee Jones

C) Einzelkind

 

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MEOKO presents Hidden Treasure - Introducing Jade Clark - Win £150 voucher on the collection!

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MEOKO has been digging deep to bring you the best in up and coming brands and designers for the coolest unique creations out there. This time, it bring you the excentric and dazzling Jade Clark eponym brand, which offers perfect pieces to rock this summer's festivals such as Burning Man, or to bring some happiness and colours into our beloved London clubs. 

The brand disturbs and surprises, and aims at giving the wearer confidence to epxress their personalities through crazy colours, prints and materials. 

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So, it's time to be bold and become the centre of everyone's attention!

Jade Clark has kindly offered a wonderful prize for MEOKO readers – a £150 voucher valid for all the pieces on the bigcartel online store. For your chance to win, simply e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “Let’s get Jade Clark”... It's your turn to glow!

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As Pete Tong puts it: If you're serious about your music, Point Blank is the place to be..."- Win a Pro Producer £395 course!

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This is only one of many leading figure in the industry that have acknowledged Point Blank as such a respectable and forward thinking educational institute for electronic music.

Voted “Best Music Production and DJ School” for six consecutive years, Point Blank attracts eager musicians and producers from all over the world, motivated and driven to gain more knowledge about the business and refine the craft of producing. On top of that, they are famous for making it easy for people all around the world to follow their courses online as they can follow love Master classes through video streaming.

If you dream about a career in music, then listen up…. MEOKO is happy to announce we’ve joined hands with Point Blank to come up with a very special prize, just for you…

To be in with a chance of winning a Pro Producer course to the value of £395 -  simply comment below the article your favourite producer AND drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Please send me to Point Blank’ in the subject title.

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Into the Creative Spectrum Episode 1 w/ Anna Laurini (Artist) - Win the paiting of your choice!

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MEOKO is expanding its spectrum to expose our readers not only to amazing musicians, labels, and club nights, but also to art shows, painters, photographers, film directors, exhibits and all the other activities this universe enthralls.

For the first episode, MEOKO met with Anna Laurini, a brilliant Italian artist, who shares Stoke Newington Studios as her place of work with us.

She not only managed to expand our universe, putting color on our map, but also bedazzled us with her mesmerizing personality. Read this interesting account on painting in blue, being selfish and a better self, hopefully through the simple benevolence of the audience. We are inclined to not only show good will but also transform ourselves into happier human beings just by following Anna´s great example.

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We know you would love to get your hands on one of those amazing painting from Anna's collection... Well, it's just your luck! Anna has very kindly offered to give one of her incredible paintings away as a prize to one of our very lucky  MEOKO readers. To win, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with 'Anna Laurini' in the subject title...the winner will have a choice from Anna's unique collection. 

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House of Disco Competition - Win 4 Vinyl and a Ticket!

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The House of Disco have gone a long way since it was simply a blog. Expanding into events, it rapidly grew into a respected brand by launching a label and is now known by most Londoners. It now offers a platform for deserving up-and-coming talent to release both originals and Disco edits, most of them influenced by old disco songs and re-vitalizing them with modern production. Nowadays their housemates have became renowned artists in the international Disco scene, including: Greg Wilson, Jacques Renault, Finnebassen, Satin Jackets, Daniel Solar, Young Edits, Nicholas, Late Nite Tuff Guy and many more.

MEOKO teamed up with the House of Disco and came up with an interesting competition for all the Disco-heads out there. Giving away FOUR House of Disco 12” pressings, randomly picked by Magnier itself AND one free ticket to the event this Friday in Basing House.

Drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and name us one of your favorite Disco artists/groups, either from the past or present. Don’t forget to add ‘House of Disco’ as the subject heading.

The winner will be chosen this Thursday and the vinyls could be picked up at the event itself. 

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Street Feast Returns to Hawker House - Win a £50 bar tab!

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 Well, London wouldn't be London without its amazing street food! So for all of you food lovers, Street Feast, the indoor festival-like atmosphere in which you can chow down and booze up is back at the Hawker House every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm – midnight until March 22nd

The roaming food circus has been sporadically touring empty spaces of London since early 2012, and your food options are as multicultural as London: go for Mexican, Jamaican, American BBQ, Italian, Greek and anything else you care to think of! Eating become a social experience thanks to the Oktoberfest style long tables and the DJ dropping some tunes...

Feeling lucky? Hawker House have given one lucky MEOKO reader the chance to win a £50 bar tab. If you want this treat for you, simply e-mail us to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with "sweet or savory" listed in the subject line!

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As Pete Tong put it…“If you’re serious about your music, Point Blank is the place to be…” - WIN a course worth £395

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As Pete Tong put it…“If you’re serious about your music, Point Blank is the place to be

This is just one of the many opinions held by leading figures in the industry that have acknowledged Point Blank as such a respectable and forward thinking educational institute for electronic music.

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Founded back in 1994 by Robert Cowan, this London-based school rapidly grew into a trusted academy. Point Blank attracts eager musicians and producers from all over the world, motivated and driven to gain more knowledge about the business and refine the craft of producing. It is not, therefore, surprising that they’ve been voted “Best Music Production and DJ School” for six consecutive years.

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Point Blank is partnered with Middlesex University and offers a legislative Dip HE in Music Production and Business with the University. Besides this, they’re associated with Ableton, Apple, Native Instruments and Steinberg and accordingly offer a variety of integral courses in Electronic Music Production, Sound Enginering, DJing, Music Business, even Singing and Songwriting.

Although the academy is located in trendy Hoxton, it’s also renowned for their online tuition. Their program makes it easy for people from all over the world to follow the courses online. A unique creation of intimate online groups, gives students the opportunity to receive feedback and interact with their tutor and classmates and follow live Master classes through video streaming.

Point Blank started its own independent record label, offering students a platform to release their tracks during and after the courses. The label releases through various music outlets and distributors including Beatport, Juno Download, ITunes, Spotify and Amazon helping the students with the issuing and promotion of their own productions.

Point Blank success stories are rife. No Artificial Colours studied the introduction to Logic Pro course in 2010 and have since gone on to release on the likes of Kerri Chandlers Madtech Records imprint with full support from Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles and the infamous Visionquest crew.

If you dream about a career in music, then listen up…. MEOKO is happy to announce we’ve joined hands with Point Blank to come up with a very special prize, just for you…

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To be in with a chance of winning a Pro Producer course to the value of £395 -  simply comment below naming your favourite producer AND drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with ‘Please send me to Point Blank’ in the subject title. Good luck!

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