Infectious, groovy, energetic, deep, driving. There could be many more adjectives to describe the style that the young Cologne-based artist has achieved during the last couple of years, just think to his recent releases on labels such as PIV, Berg Audio and Talman Records to name a few. A swirl of massive house and electro sounds, spacey pads, large drums and 90s dub vibrations that however nods to the future… it’s DJOKO! An enviable ability to adapt possessed by the young German, which, combined with a naturalness on experimenting with different genres, made of him one of the most interesting upcoming acts around, being appreciated both by house purists and more electro and rave avant-gardists.
With a DJ career divided between Berlin, Ibiza and his hometown Orlando, Chad Andrew has rapidly worked his way into the house and techno European panorama. In fact, he’s been a tINI protege since the first years of the last decade, later becoming also a fundamental element for Hector’s Vatos Locos crew. His gloomy, dub and cavernous sound has gradually evolved into something faster and more rolling while still maintaining a sense of depth, leading him to release his music on Personality Disorder Music, VL Recordings, Default, Druzhba, & as well as his own vinyl labels Retrospect & coast2coast.
Based in nothing but Amsterdam, class ’96 Luuk Van Dijk has achieved incredible things despite his very young age, rapidly becoming one of the brightest talents around. His meteoric rise on the music scene has been carried on by a big charming smile, but mostly by unconditional love for house music in all his facets: from the early ‘2000s classics till the most modern tech-house rollers, Luuk has always proven to get the crowd going into absolute bananas moments, performing on some of the big stages such as Paradise, Awakenings and Cocoon to name a few, but also his skills in the studio are no exception. With releases on NO ART, Don Not Sleep, Tamango Records and his own Dark Side Of The Sun, he has literally taken the charts by storm, logging success after success over the last 3 years or so, catapulting him into the top of the European house and techno panorama.
Today’s mix comes from a guy who’s really made a name from himself over the past 5 years or so, becoming one of the most played producers out there and seeing his tracks played in every part of the world. The first releases on labels like Tzinah, BodyParts and Mulen Records were followed by others on Pleasure Zone, curtea veche, UNIC, MTM, OLO Records and much more, showing his skills on crafting emotional minimal dancefloor anthems often imbued with dreamy melodies and intriguing basslines.
One of the brightest talents of the Romanian scene is ready to make his debut on our mix series. He’s responsible for some of the most anticipated tracks of the last couple of years, including marvellous works on TELUM, Lokomotiv, Subtil and MTM to name a few. His sound can be described as the perfect blend between the typical ro-minimal trippy groove approach with a uniquely deep and gentle melodic drift, making his style appreciated and recognized all over the world. Please welcome Mihai Pol.
Paris based brothers of Julian and Gianni got together under the Miroloja alias in 2017, and immediately they showed an incredible class on crafting deep and groovy dancefloor cuts. After collecting releases on labels such as NG TRAX, Tzinah and Arupa, they’ve decided to found their own vinyl label ‘OLO Records’, which has just published its second EP, consisting on a wicked VA compilation. However, it was the trippy entitled ‘Sunrise’ (with Rowlanz) to got them up in the big stages, receiving support from Traumer to Tania Vulcano at the legendary Circoloco terrace. To close the year in style, they’ve just unveiled their new collaboration with Rowlanz which will be released on INFUSE, packed with a Rossko remix. Enjoy the mix!
Berlin-based and American born artist, Oshana, is one of those artists to watch closely this coming 2020, as she has gained recognition in the minimal house movement in recent years through her unique mixing and production style, having released on recognized imprints like Partisan, Brouqade, BodyParts Vinyl among other notable labels. Oshana is a resident for Partisan at the infamous Club Der Visionaere in Berlin, and also keeps an active touring schedule. Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, Fuse Club in Belgium, Concrete and Rex Club in Paris, Output in NYC (now closed), and festivals like ADE in Amsterdam, Sonar in Barcelona, and Epizode in Vietnam include some of her remarkable performances around the globe. Here is what this charismatic artist had to tell Meoko about her life, career and future projects.
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We are incredibly excited to welcome Herck to our mix series with a live recording of his set on the 12th of January earlier this year at the Puls Romania clubnight at Darc, Timisoara. An incredibly agile mix with enviable selections, Herck showcases his dexterity with the mind-bending soundscapes he has come to make his own. Strap in for a trippy, 2 hour journey through the collection of an artist on the rise. A teasing taste of what to expect when Herck makes his Farringdon debut b2b Haydn at the Steppin’ Motion fabric showcase on the 19th of May.
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There are few artists who make stripped back music sound as soulful as Shaun Reeves. His Detroit influences along with time spent on the seminal dancefloors of early 2000s Berlin shaped a sound that would go on to have an influence in its own right. A founding member of the iconic Visionquest along with Ryan Crosson and Lee Curtis, Shaun has made his unmistakable mark on the electronic scene at large. Those who have experienced the inimitable magic of Shauns sets, at Robert Johnson, Fabric, Panorama Bar, Sunwaves and everything in between, will understand the power of fusing slick, intelligent minimal with the emotive potential of American house. An extension of his artistry behind the decks, Shauns productions are equally as high calibre. A steady output in the studio has seen him appear on labels including Raum Musik, Wolf + Lamb and his own Visionquest among others. With a career spanning over a decade, Shaun continues to explore the endless new and exciting possibilities in our musical landscape.
We are incredibly honoured to welcome Shaun to our podcast series with an immaculately put together mix that steadily builds an energy as it ebbs and flows through dubby atmospheres and club-oriented cuts. Headphones on and enjoy the journey through the signature Shaun Reeves soul-massaging sound.
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