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Epizode⁴ at Phu Quoc Island: ''The Ultimate Party in Paradise.''

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Epizode Festival has very quickly established itself as a fantastic collision of art, culture and underground music. The fourth edition promises to be another special one from December 27, 2019 – January 7, 2020, not least because it plays out on Vietnam's Phu Quoc Island.

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This place is a real dream-like paradise with gorgeous sunsets over the white sand beaches and turquoise wasters, lush green jungle, rolling hills and all manner of weird and wonderful wildlife. What's more, each year the team assemble giant sculptures and litter the site with all manner of art installations that offer treats or the eyes while your ears are treated to beats from world class artists like Ben UFO, Carl Craig, Moodymann,  Rhadoo, Richy Ahmed, Sonja Moonear, Ricardo Villalobos, Djebali, Raresh and many more.

World class sound systems are brought in for each of the stages and of course there is a wealth of culture to explore in the local Phu Quoc area from night markets to spas, boat trips to cable cars, cocktail bars to intercontinental hotels.

New for 2019, the team has have launched an eco-initiative and already do not use disposable tableware and plastic tubes, and continue to use locals to help build and run the event, as well as showcasing plenty of local DJs and collectives so as to help develop the scene in the longer term. 

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There can be no more magical way of seeing out your 2019 and welcoming in the new year that at this ultimate party in paradise.

 

Tickets can be purchased online via the Epizode website at www.epizode.com

 

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Music Review: Chrivu - Music Brought Me Here EP [Midas Touch 001]

Chrivu - Music Brought Me Here EP [Midas Touch 001]

 

Buy on deejay.de: https://www.deejay.de/Chrivu_Music_Brought_Me_Here_EP_MDT01_Vinyl__940127

Listen to the premiere of Chrivu - Music Brought Me Here: https://soundcloud.com/meoko/premiere-chrivu-music-brought-me-here-midas-touch 

 

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Romanian rising talent Macarie is about to launch a brand new label called “Midas Touch” – an unexplored space where he’ll be able to showcase his musical vision, expressed by both upcoming and already affirmed producer. For the first chapter, he brings into play Iasi based Chrivu, who provides the entitled “Music Brought Me Here” EP, which includes three driving originals plus a remix by fellow-Romanian friend Vlad Arapasu.

 

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A1 kicks the things off with a breakbeat inspired drums and soft-cosmic arpeggiators over distorted vocals and refined textures, while “In Charge” is a more stripped-back tune with a splash of modular sounds, and a raw darkened bassline that waste no time in setting the mood. On the flip, “Linear Space” follows exactly the journey started on A2, adding to a solid and sharp beat some sci+fi effects and haunting analog stabs. Closing the EP is the Vlad Arapasu’s remix who turns “Linear Space” into a punchy club-oriented version, with shimmering atmospheres above his signature Romanian trademark groove.

 

 

Words by Francesco Quieti

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KOI Series debuts in style with "Andromeda" EP by Cristi Murar

The enigmatic KOI Series opens its door for the very first time with a stunning 2-tracker EP by Cluj-Napoca groover Cristi Murar.

 

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Coming from years of experience in the underground music scene, the Italian guys at RE.FACE Records have decided to step on the way to the sky opening a brand new one vinyl-only label. KOI Series overlooks at aesthetic lands of zen gardens, fairy feelings and cherry trees in bloom, and just looking at the artwork, you can immediately see the organic vision behind the whole concept. 

 

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Andromeda EP marks a double debut because it's also the first release of this talented Romanian producer under his real name. Previously he had releases with his "ICS" alias on renowned labels such as Sintope, Jargon!, Get Physical and Dirtybird to name a few. The EP is an astonishing and immersive trip with fluffy and ethereal sounds, smooth and happy grooves and manages to condense diverse dancefloor moments in 2 tracks only. We can say that it's the perfect example of the "less is more" motto, because both the tracks are just perfect in every aspect and detail, not making us regret about the absence of two more tracks.

A1 "Andromeda" is about dreamy synths and light grooves, while on the flipside, "Mos" is a stomping tune with some serious low-end power which is clearly designed for the dancefloor.

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Music Review: Grec - Climacool EP [MINIM Records 006]

Grec - Climacool EP [Minim Records 006]

 

Pre-order on decks.de: http://bit.ly/grec-climacool-decks

Listen to the premiere of Grec - TC90: http://bit.ly/grec-tc90-meoko

 

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NYC based MINIM is back with 006 in their vinyl-only series. This time around they welcome a young Ukrainian by the name of Grec to showcase his debut ‘Climacool EP.’ We kick things off with the title track ‘Climacool’ which is a high energy, astral journey through space and time. A low rumbling bass, a chest-thumping kick drum and starry notes all interlace to deliver a dancefloor mover.

 

 
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Legendary Derek Carr turns out a toned-down remix but still packs enough to find it’s way into most DJ’s record bags. A sundrenched interpretation that really hits the spot!

TC90 is another fast-paced trip which twists and turns with finely programmed drums, jacked out percussion, high pitch squeals and a lovely yet haunting vocal that makes for an enjoyable listen.

TIJN delivers the remix on this one and has done a great job of stripping this back with skippy hats, atmospheric pads and a groove to get any floor moving!

 

 

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Music Review: Cristi Murar - Andromeda EP [KOI Series 001]

Cristi Murar - Andromeda EP [Koi Series 001]

 

Available now on deejay.de: http://bit.ly/cristi-murar-mos-deejayde

Listen to the premiere of Cristi Murar - Mos: http://bit.ly/cristi-murar-mos-meoko

 

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The enigmatic KOI Series opens its door for the very first time with a stunning 2-tracker EP by Cluj-Napoca groover Cristi Murar.


Coming from years of experience in the underground music scene, the Italian guys at RE.FACE Records have decided to step on the way to the sky opening a brand new one vinyl-only label. KOI Series overlooks at aesthetic lands of zen gardens, fairy feelings and cherry trees in bloom, and just looking at the artwork, you can immediately see the organic vision behind the whole concept.

 

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Andromeda EP sees the Romanian producer working under his real name for the very first time; previously he had releases with his "ICS" alias on renowned labels such as Sintope, Jargon!, Get Physical and Dirtybird to name a few.

The EP is an astonishing and immersive trip with fluffy and ethereal sounds, smooth and happy grooves and manages to condense diverse dancefloor moments in 2 tracks only. We can say that it's the perfect example of the "less is more" motto, because both the tracks are just perfect in every aspect and detail, not making us regret about the absence of two more works.

A1 "Andromeda" is about dreamy synths and light grooves, while on the flipside, "Mos" is a stomping tune with some serious low-end power which is clearly designed for the dancefloor.

 

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