- Published on Monday, 30 July 2012 22:34
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It’s Sunday afternoon and your dancing in the sunshine like there’s no tomorrow to the best deep house, delicious disco and groovy techno you’ve ever heard. You’re at Half Baked and alongside hundreds of other smiling faces you’re having the time of your life…
Sunday 5th August sees one of London’s coolest Sunday daytime parties celebrate the Olympics alongside one of the worlds best and most versatile producer DJ’s. Matthew Dear has been producing groundbreaking music for over 15 years. Under his aliases of Audion, Jabberjaw and FALSE, Matthew has cemented his name in Techno history as a true pioneer of the sound. More recently Matthew Dear has been releasing under his own name. Hit albums on his Ghostly International label have seen a more playful and fun fuelled sound emerge, full of groove and funk, showcasing his versatility and technique as a producer. This Sunday sees him play a rare DJ set in London in what is lining up to be one of the parties of the summer.
Alongside Matthew, Serialism and Mean records’ Rudolf will be entertaining the crowd with one of his infamous and perfectly constructed sets joining the dots between deep house and mimimal techno. Half Baked resident and DJ extrordinaire Greg Brockmann completes the lineup alongside the exciting up and coming local talent of Monika Ross who has been signed to both Serialism and Melt, expect big things from her…
Besides the amazing crowd and fantastic music, it is the attention to detail and dedication of the Half Baked team that have made the party so special and given them there cult like following. Not content with throwing a party in a grotty warehouse, the level of production and hard work that goes into each event is staggering. Having taken over the London Sunday scene Half Baked have also spread their wings and thrown parties in Brazil, France, Germany and Spain.
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- Published on Thursday, 26 July 2012 16:27
Over at MEOKO, we've been doing our thing for a while now. And what is that exactly? Well, if we're honest, it involves a bit of everything. We're a 360° events and promotional agency, with a burning passion and behind-the-scenes knowledge of what constitutes a fantastic, successful event. MEOKO merges industry expertise with a longstanding love and desire to support and nurture creativity in others as best we can.
With a string of local and high-profile promotional outfits on our books, in the relatively short time we've been alive, MEOKO have repeatedly shown just how passionate and dedicated an attitude we have towards what we do. As well as events, we also have an online magazine where we get to showcase some of the best music and art talent around plus our up and coming journalist family get to show what they can do, in the form of relevant features, reviews and cutting-edge interviews. We would however, be nowhere without you guys. As a little thank you for your ongoing allegiance, MEOKO would like to offer you the chance to win £100 of Phonica Records vouchers. Just think of all that free vinyl...
- Published on Thursday, 26 July 2012 15:36
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Rocking the Daisies, South Africa's most exciting music and lifestyle festival, returns in 2012 bigger, better and more vibrant than ever. With the preparations for their milestone 7th edition already well under way, this year's RTD promises to be as magical, and of course as socially and ecologically conscious, as we've ever seen it. Taking place over the first weekend in October (4th-7th) in the picturesque grounds of the Cloof Wine Estate in Darling, the festival has extended its party hours to the Thursday evening, allowing revellers to pitch up their tents and enjoy the festivities a whole day earlier than last year. But that's not all. 2012 will see one of the most successful British bands of recent times headlining the festival, reformed and as raw and powerful as ever, RTD welcomes Bloc Party to spearhead this year's collective festive experience. Joining them will be a myriad of local rock and electronic greats, from Beast and Isochronous to Arno Castens and Moving House. And while the music is central to the fun, it's never all there is. Wine tasting, cinema, theatre, art installations and food and drink of all varieties will all make up part of the entertainment, as well as a special playground area for the kids. As ever, all those attending are heavily encouraged to be as ecologically conservative as possible, from their method of transport to and from the festival (why not get in on RTD's car pool initiative or walk and get into the festival for free!) to how they conduct themselves whilst on site. RTD is not only recognised as one of the most enjoyable festivals in South Africa but also one of the greenest. The awards don't lie. With full weekend tickets still available for as little as R520 (£40), this is an opportunity not to be missed. And remember people, most important of all, if you are a part of Rocking the Daisies 2012 be sure to 'Rock Hard, Tread Lightly.'
RTD have very kindly teamed up with MEOKO to offer ONE lucky winner the chance to win a PAIR of Full Weekend Tickets to the festival. To be in with a chance of winning simply answer this simple question:
Bloc Party's debut album was called...
Whoa there, hang on – what if you're not to able to make it to Rocking the Daisies this year? Aren't Bloc Party going to play anywhere else? Well actually, yes they are! As part of Johannesburg's brand new annual 'In The City' festival, the British band have been asked to headline the event, alongside a selection of local bands and one, yet-to-be-announced internationally acclaimed artist...
Once again, MEOKO has managed to wangle a couple of tickets to 'In The City'. To be in with a chance of winning these, here's another very simple question..
Johannesburg is the capital of South Africa. True or false?
- Published on Wednesday, 25 July 2012 20:11
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OneMore return this Saturday night, bringing again the most cutting edge lineups of house and techno to Shoreditch’s Hearn Street Car Park. Never holding a penny back on the quality of the production expect a HUGE soundsystem alongside electrifying lighting displays. This month they host Tobias Freund and Ryan Elliott of Ostgut Ton fame alongside residents Antonio De Angelis and Outart, both of whom are also creating quite a stir.
If there is one record label and DJ roster that represents Berlin Techno above any other it is Ostgut Ton. Tobias will be performing one of his spectacular live sets incorparting his own experimental take on all things house and techno. Joining him is Berghain & Panorama Bar resident Ryan Elliott, applying his expert trade and knowledge to ensure all those in attendance have the night of their lives.
- Published on Saturday, 21 July 2012 22:09
Arriving fresh from the team that brought you Outlook Festival comes Dimensions, 2012's brand new addition to Croatia's fit-to-bursting summer festival season. Taking place the weekend of the 6th of September, the week after Outlook, Dimensions will be pushing a slightly darker, more 4/4 orientated brand of dance music, bringing the likes of Moodymann, Levon Vincent and Nicolas Jaar to Pula's idyllic Fort Punta Christo. Boasting one of the most up-to-date and impressive line-ups you'll see anywhere this year, the festival will take place over the course of 4 days (6th-9th), with each night's musical programme punctuated only by a series of high-profile, and incredibly appealing, boat parties, hosted by the likes of 2020 Vision, Swamp 81 and Hypercolour.
Headlining the festival will be: Little Dragon, Carl Craig presents 69 Live, Andrew Weatherall, Four Tet Live, Dyed Soundorom, Ben Klock and so, so many more...
MEOKO have been lucky enough to get their hands on 2 tickets to this year's inaugural event and in true festival spirit, will be giving them away to one extremely lucky winner. If you fancy your chances, all you have to do is answer correctly to this simplest of questions:
On which sea does Croatia's coast lie?
a) Adriatic Sea
b) Irish Sea
c) North Sea