- 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
ANNOUNCEMENT: The MEOKO Project @ Red Gallery - June 28th ( The MEOKO Project has moved to VILLAGE UNDERGROUND)
- Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 12:48
The MEOKO Project
Friday 28th June
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London
We are delighted to announce our first official MEOKO event since launching back in 2011: The MEOKO Project is our way of celebrating our achievements over the past two years and saying a big THANK YOU to all those who have supported us along the way. So please join us for a truly special party that represents everything MEOKO is about - celebrating music, art, culture and more.
The MEOKO Project is a 12-hour musical and cultural experience located right in the heart of East London at celebrated arts venue, the Red Gallery. Alongside a stellar musical experience featuring rare London performances from the likes of Cadenza’s Valentino 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.
Spread over two floors, from 5.30pm until 6am, The MEOKO Project will feature a host of 'exta-musical' activities, including a London Nightlife Photography Exhibition curated by celebrated underground photographer, Daddy’s Got Sweets, alongside a ‘pop-up’ fashion market showcasing some of our favourite up-and-coming street wear brands including festival-ready Puckoo Couture and Fuudhoods.
We are also massively proud and excited to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive London premiere screening of new electronic music documentary, BEATZ: Divergences and Contradictions of Electronic Music which features over 150 artist interviews with industry professionals, label owners, managers and DJs such as Craig Richards, DVS1, Luciano, Loco dice, Derrick May, Carl Craig, Monika Kruse, Laurent Garnier and more. The screening will take place in Red Gallery's basement from 7.15pm onwards, and there are limited tickets available with only 80 places - so please make sure you purchase your tickets for the BEATZ screening & party as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Watch the trailer below, and buy your tickets here.
Plus, of course, it wouldn't be MEOKO without a delectable house and techno lineup to take us through the night and for this party we have gone deep into the underground to bring you nine hours of partying with a selection of our favourite DJs and producers from Slovenia, Germany, Japan and London herself.
Labelled as one of the “founding forefathers of Slovenian techno”, Valentino’s laid-back but skilful approach to his craft (providing serious tech-house music and sets to the masses) has taken him around the world thrice over, making him one of the most respected vinyl DJs. As well as founding his own label, Jesus Loved You, and his own clubnight in Ibiza, Next Wave, Valentino is a celebrated producer with releases on Cadenza, Tenax and many more, as well as being selected to feature on Richie Hawtin’s upcoming Minus compilation.
Flying in from Japan, exclusively for MEOKO, Jun Akimoto’s return to the Big Smoke has been long awaited by all those who know and love the London institution that is Fuse. Jun’s love for electronic music truly began to flourish when he moved here in 2003; mixing, producing and striking up a passionate affair with dancefloors across the capital. 93 Feet East (RIP) was a particularly special haunt, and is where he met and became inextricably connected with Fuse London, a relationship that has allowed the musical careers of Jun and his frequent partner Ittetsu to blow up rapidly. Now with a collaborative project with Yaya Desolat under his belt, we expect to see big things from this artist in 2013.
Listen to Jun's MEOKO mix below
Although a Dusseldorf native, Binh’s name and reputation is inextricable entwined with the modern underground Berlin. When he finally settled in Germany’s capital, he immediately made his mark with a residency at the reknowned Club der Visionaere and founding his own night, Noon. He has since taken his refined, deep techno style around Europe’s most iconic clubs and festivals, rapidly gaining fans and industry respect even before releasing any of his own material. Nevertheless, his first release on Concrete Music is imminent and the scene is waiting with baited breath for more to come...
Gaining a reputation from early DJ sets as resident and co-promoter for Toi.Toi.London, Voigtmann has, in a considerably short space of time, established himself as an electronic music producer with an ear for high quality underground output, as well as co-founding new label and DJ roster Toi.Toi.Musik. As a DJ, gigs at fabric in London, Rex in Paris and Club der Visionaere in Berlin have further cemented his reputation as a vinyl mixologist of the highest calibre. Now with a solid release just out on Assemble Music and many more in the pipeline, Voigtmann's patience is paying off and MEOKO is excited.
Listen to Voigtmann's MEOKO mix below
In today's day and age of over produced and over hyped tracks constantly doing the rounds, it's rare to find a young producer who has forged such a unique and special sound. MEOKO describe his experimental style as 'Music from Mars', futuristic funk meets deep minimalistic techno and house grooves. Rico Casazza certainly has our attention.
Listen to Rico's MEOKO mix below
Friday June 28th, 2013
17.30 - 06.00
Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington St, London
Screening & party: £15 early bird / £20 / £25
Party only: £10 early bird / £15 / £20 / MOTD
Buy tickets here
Join the Project on Facebook here
- Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013 12:53
"no philosophy, just music"
Next Wave have been doing their thing since the 2011 season, from hotel clubs, including Corso and Club Punta Arabi, before eventually settling at the monumental Privilege towards the end of last season. Making it clear just what they’re about, their legendary closing party last year hosted the one and only Ricardo Villalobos, alongside a ridiculous lineup of Raresh, Rhadoo, Petre Inspirescu, Valentino Kanzyani, Dan Andrei and Ian F. Shying away from the VIP culture that seems to be taking over the island, Next Wave are all about putting on good music, good deep and tech music to be price - without any booths or bottles of champagne. With a price tag to go with the ethos, tickets last year were a fraction of a pricise of its competitors at €15.
Since Ibiza last year Next Wave have toured Europe, with parties in Barcelona, Sarajevo, London and Berlin to name a few! Taking hold of the underground party scene and gaining solid fans along the way, Next Wave are in no way just a passing tide.
Romanian DJ, Rhadoo, returns this season but this time to headline their newly announced opening party on 19th June 2013 at Privilege. A household name in mainland Europe, and teetering on the edge of being huge, he’s played alongside Derrick May and Mathias Kaden, as well as performing at the much talked about WE ARE FSTVL. Finishing off the lineup is German artist Thomas Melchior, who is providing a live set, and Japanese DJ Fumiya Tanaka, as well as Russian artist agency, Gipsy Music, controlling the ‘Vista Blu’ room.
Purposefully keeping their online presence to a minimum, Next Wave really needs to be seen to be understood; no amount of hype can really do justice to such an event. As they state themselves on their Facebook, “no philosophy, just music”; and we plan on being right alongside them to ride this wave together.
For more info, keep an eye on the Next Wave Facebook page
Next Wave Opening Party
Wednesday 19th June
Rhadoo / Thomas Melchior Live / Fumiya Tanaka