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MEOKO has recently touched on the rich history and staggering growth of the house and techno scene in South Africa (here), a country that has had the 4/4 tempo embedded within everyday life since the early 1990s and which currently has the no.1 largest house music consumer market in the entire world. Alongside this staggering love for house music, which is tied up with the country’s social and political history, a plethora of underground electronic music genres also flourish within its borders. MEOKO is therefore in full support of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival and its desire to celebrate this flourishing movement of the music we love, we are pleased to be giving away TWO WEEKEND PASSES to this year’s spectacular event (details below).

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The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival is only a year old, but nevertheless is a crucial player in the growing globalization of South Africa’s underground electronic music scene, which has until very recently, remained largely unappreciated considering its huge mainstream popularity. With the first CTEMF held in 2012 being hugely successful, they invite you back once again to “rearrange your sonic geography” with a series of satellite events, developmental and educative workshops, and a core 3-day festival that is sure to do justice to the exciting and fruitful relationship between South Africa and electronic music.

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For 2013, CTEMF is welcoming its first international guest: none other than techno pioneer Richie Hawtin. As one of the initial role players in the global Techno movement in early 90ʼs, he has continued to be a driving force both on and off stage. However, the events, which in their entirety last from the 12th to the 17th of February, will mainly be celebrating the cream of the crop from South Africa’s abundant and varied local talent. From scene originators and business leaders to the up and coming mavericks and industry revolutionaries, CTEMF strives to provide an inclusive portrayal of the richness of the country’s electronic music culture. To reflect this ethos, CTEMF are unique in hosting a workshop component alongside their party-orientated events. In conjunction with Red Bull Studio, the workshops taking place from the 12-14th will see esteemed figures take part in lectures, panel discussions and workshops in the aim of revealing some of the mechanics of the industry, and exploring what enables artists to forge a successful career within it. 

To win one of TWO WEEKEND PASSES to the festival beginning on the February 15th all you have to do is email hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with ‘I should win tickets to CTEMF because…’ in the subject title and your answer in the main message! The two best answers will be chosen by this Sunday – good luck!