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MEOKO Talk Box #1 with Cassy

By Hot Off The Press, Interviews, MEOKO Presents

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An artist through and through; Cassy Britton grew up studying classical music, singing and acting. Initially it was through her singing career that she was first immersed into the world of electronic music and it didn’t take long before she was producing with the likes of Luciano, Matthew Johnson and Ricardo Villalobos. Her talents in the DJ booth coupled with a signature brand of trippy house have seen her gain mass support and industry respect the world over, culminating in her recent Fabric 71 mix cd. Having managed to interupt Cassy’s busy schedule to chat with her for a few minutes, we are proud to introduce our first MEOKO Talk Box...

Have a listen to our first episode of our audio interview series ‘MEOKO Talk Box‘ with none other than Cassy 

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Cassy mixes the next instalment of the esteemed fabric compilation series: fabric 71…. Check it out here.

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Yousef presents Circus

 YOUSEF – SETH TROXLER – CASSY – SCUBA – CATZ & DOGZ – THE ANGEL [LIVE]

***NOW ADDED – ADAM SHELTON***

LEWIS BOARDMAN – SCOTT LEWIS

Birthday Special – September 28th 2013

East Village Arts Club – Formally The Masque Theatre

90 Seel Street, Liverpool, L1 4BH

Buy Tickets here 

 

Master Sounds – Audio Accessories for the Vinyl Enthusiast. Win a pair with MEOKO!

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents

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Ryan Shaw has been collecting and spinning records for over 20 years now. A former resident at Back to Basics and 2020 Vision Presents, as well as having spent time working behind the counter at both Playmusic in Leeds and Phonica in London – he understands the importance of having your turntables set up right. With this in mind, he’s developed a product that helps greatly improve sound quality whilst remaining both affordable and portable, and his idea has been pricking up the ears of vinyl enthusiasts worldwide.

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It’s a surprisingly simple concept. The ‘Master Sounds’ weights are placed on top of the spindle, adding 390 grammes on top of the vinyl record. This reduces vibration which as a result improves both the bass response, as well as the mid range and high frequencies. Not only the sound quality is improved; they also reduce needle skips, meaning you can stop sticking blue-tac and loose change on top of your styluses (something that not only wrecks your needles but also your records). The weights are perfect for playing at a bar, club or even just at home… and they work equally well on belt drive turntables!

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These versatile little weights not only do wonders for the dynamics of your music, they also look the part. Each high quality, aluminium piece is handmade in England, limited to 100 per colourway and comes in a velvet effect drawstring bag with an individually numbered label. They’re popping up more and more frequently in clubs worldwide, with Metro Area’s Darshan Jesrani swearing by them in his testimonial, as well as Jamie Jones, DJ Harvey, Mr C, Rahaan, PBR Streetgang and many more spotted making use of them! We can’t get enough of them, either…

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Stay up to date: Master Sounds Facebook

Grab a pair: www.mastersounds.co.uk

COMPETITION TIME

In true MEOKO style, we’ve teamed up with Master Sounds to offer you the chance to get your hands on a pair of the satin silver weights with electric blue engraving (which usually retail at £39.99 a piece)! Two runners up prizes of Master Sounds t-shirts are also up for grabs, and all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is drop us an email over at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with Master Sounds in the subject heading and your full name in the body. Good luck! 

Sancho Panza ‘Flyover Fanfare’ Carnival After Party

By Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents, Reviews

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On Sunday 25th August, Sancho Panza will take their infamous street party at Notting Hill Carnival down the road to Supperclub, where they are throwing a massive after party to celebrate 20 years of carnival fun in the capital, where they’ve packed two rooms full of first rate talent for you to enjoy! In the West wing they have the founders of Sancho Panza, Matt Brown and Jimmy K Tel ensuring things run smoothly, joined by Stuart Patterson, family favourite Freddy Love and PBR Streetgang: a duo who have been taking things to another level in recent years with a string of releases on Hot Creations, 2020 Vision and Futureboogie.

SANCHOPANZAThe Sahcho Panza Soundsystem in action

 

The East wing will be catered for by Psychemagik, who will no doubt shake the walls with row after row of disco edits, and they’ll be backed up by Leftside Wobble and the legendary Femi Fem. The venue has had a full revamp, with a Funktion One soundsystem, and it will of course be dressed to the nines in full Sancho Panza décor.

To wet your appetite, here’s an exlusive recording of PBR Streetgang themselves taken from their set at Culprit Sessions, LA:

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EVENT INFO

 WhereSupperclub, 12 Acklam Road; Kensal Town; London W10 5QZ

When25th August 2013

Ticketshere

MEOKO’s Weekend Guru: Carnival Weekend!

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents, News

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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!

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FRIDAY

 Cirque Du Soul – Islington Metal Works

It’s carnival weekend, and for those of you who like can’t wait until Sunday to get dressed up than there’s nowhere better to be on Friday night than Islington Metal Works. Throw Psychemagik and Medlar into the mix and you’ve got a winning combination for a quality night!

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Time: 10.30pm – 5am

Tickets: £12+bf


Trouble Vision Carnival Warm Up – Corsica Studios

Stones Throw hip-hop superstar J Rocc alongside Detroit legend Marcellus Pittmann. Need we say more? 

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Time: 11pm – 6am

Tickets: £12.50+bf

 

SATURDAY

South West Four – Clapham Common

This will certainly be one of the highlights if you’ve been lucky enough to get yourself a ticket! The Carl Cox & Friends Arena is where we’d be headed, with Carl Cox going b2b with Loco Dice for the first time in the UK, as well as Marco Carola, Adam Beyer, Guti, Hector and Carl Craig. Armin van Buuren is also playing on the Kiss Main Stage, if that’s more your sort of thing… 

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Time: 12pm – 12am

Tickets: £55+bf

 

The Hydra: Underground Resistance presents Timeline Live – Electric Brixton

A marathon 12 hours of Detroit techno featuring UR, Jeff Mills, Robert Hood, James Ruskin and Samuel Kerridge. Not one for the feint hearted!

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Time: 10pm – 10am 

Tickets: £22.50+bf


House of Disco day & night party at Oval Space

If Detroit techno aint your thing and you’re not up for shelling out for a festival ticket… head to Oval Space for some BBQ and beats from the likes of Satin Jackets, Greg Wilson, Late Nite Tuff Guy and Session Victim!

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Time: 2pm-6am

Tickets: DAY & NIGHT SOLD OUT. Night only £20+bf 

 

ELM Second Birthday with Magda – Village Underground

ELM turn two and celebrate by inviting one of the most revered names in techno from the Minus family.

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Time: 10pm-6am 

Tickets: DAY & NIGHT SOLD OUT. Night only £18+bf

 

SUNDAY

Half Baked Voodoo Voodoo Special at TBA 

Half Baked always deliver, and to celebrate the Bank Holiday are opening their doors until 2am. They’ve invited Seuil, Vadim Svoboda (who’s treating us to a live set), Cristi Cons and Robin Ordell down… 

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Time: 2pm – 2am

Tickets: £10+bf


Toi Toi – TBA 

Thomas Melchoir and Ion Ludwig take to the stage at a secret warehouse location, in a special open event from these esteemed London promoters. 

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Time: 12pm – 12am

Tickets: £10 before 3pm, more after

 

WetYourSelf! Bank Holiday Special – fabric

Three rooms brimming with quality from every avenue, with DJ Deep and Dinky heading up room one, TIEF in room two with Axel Boman from the Pampa family and Uncanny Valley’s Jacob Korn. As if that’s not enough, The Meoko Project’s headliner Valentino Kanzyani will be tearing it up in room 3! 

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Time: 11pm – 8am

Tickets: £14+bf


Krankbrother Carnival Afterparty – TBA

The annual Krankbrother after party is always worth hitting up, especially given Steve Bug, Heidi and Justin Martin will be behind the decks. They’re also promising their best venue yet, let’s hope it delivers!

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Time: 8pm – 6am

Tickets: £30+bf


Lokee Love WIlde Renate – Netil House

Lokee are another favourite of ours… simply because they seem to get it spot on every time. This Sunday sees Matthew Johnson, Ryan Crosson, Peak & Swift play alongside Nisekay & Sebastian Voigt. They also win the prize hands down for best artwork!

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Time: 11pm – 6am

Tickets: £15+bf


So there we have it! Three days of pure unadulterated hedonism await, so get a group together, cop your tickets on RA and we’ll see you on the other side! 


MEOKO Presents Hidden Treasures – Introducing Dancing Leopard

By Competitions, Hidden Treasures, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents

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MEOKO has been digging deep to bring you the best in up and coming brands and designers for the coolest unique creations out there. Each brand representing positivity, creativity and a fun and friendly vibe, to tie in with what we stand for here at MEOKO. Over the coming weeks we’ll be presenting some our favourites, as well as some fresh undiscovered talents for you to feast your eyes over.

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Our latest Hidden Treasure is the roaring Dancing Leopard, a fashion brand drawing its inspiration from Indian’s Sari style, Ibiza music culture and the Hippie movement. Lets instil an atmosphere of farniente in our nightclubs and firmly break our (almost) grey horizon with a colourful floating Boho.

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The sourcing and production of Dancing Leopard was in a small family factory in Delhi in respect of the Fair Trade Market. The designer stayed there for 6 months to work on the production and came back to London and Ibiza to spread the good look among the trendy population. Bohos, Kimonos and other silky and aerial creations are all made in colourful prints chosen among Delhi Market materials.

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Dancing Leopard samples the cultures and hybridizes our fashion by making it completely versatile, colourful and exotic.  You can find Dancing Leopard’s products in underground markets places such as the wicked Sunday Upmarket.

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Dear Meoko readers!

Dancing Leopard and MEOKO has teamed up to invite you into the bush dance, offering you the possibility to win three pieces to the value of 150 pounds in total! All you have to do is to send us a pic of your craziest leopard outfit to this address hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk. Good luck! 

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Win 4 tickets to see Clockwork at Village Underground

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents

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2011 saw the birth of the Italian duo, Clockwork, when they graced us with their first EP on the Hot Creations label, “It’s You Again“. This release set the tone for things to come with their combination of melodic baselines and enchanting vocal. But, we were left in anticipation, wondering what was next from Francesco and Federico. The answer is: B.O.A.T.S. (Based On A True Story).

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Released on the Life and Death label, this 13 track LP invites us into the realm that is Clockwork. The word ‘journey’ is often misused when describing a piece of music or a DJ set, but not in this case. Track one, entitled “First Floor” is the start of the voyage; a dubby masterpiece that welcomes you into the evolution of the pair, leaving you almost in a state of waiting with a bass reminiscent of a heartbeat through a stethoscope. ‘Places‘ is a departure from this, with an insight into their past. Their use of a siren-like floaty vocal, accompanied a traditional break drum rack lifts the air and prepares you for the next stage. As you make your way through each track they manage to elevate you further with a display of their diverse production profile. The LP has been constructed in such a way that that it plays as if it were a live set, gradually building BPMs and then bringing you down again. Through to the epic close of “One Way Ticket“; B.O.A.T.S draws a line in the sand, redefining what we knew as Clockwork.

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Saturday 17th August sees the two touch down in London with another edition of Village Underground Presents. As the evening daylight is still on our side, what better way than to start proceedings before the night falls on us. Privileged to an extended set and accompanied by the sounds of Colin Chidle, Jack & I (Art of Dark) and Niksey (Lokee), the exposed brickwork of the venue is set to be warmed through to the rafters with a crafted display throughout the night. With B.O.A.T.S as a blueprint for the night, we feel nothing but excitement in anticipation for what is in store.

 

COMPETITION

We are offering the chance for you to win 4 free tickets to join us on a journey with Clockwork. Email us at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with B.O.A.T.S as the subject, followed by your full name in the message. All the best, and hope to see you on the night… Good Luck!

Good Tunes for a Good Cause: EDGE w/ Binh & Dan Farserelli

By Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents, News

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It’s relatively rare to see the underground party business galvanized by a political or ethical cause, not because promoters are greedy or indifferent, but often it is preferred to leave behind the ideals and save the dancefloor for the music and the vibes. This has certainly changed, however, when it comes to raising money and awareness for a pretty heart-wrenching foundation, The Stacey Mowle Appeal.

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Saturday 3rd August sees underground techno party-people EDGE throw a special charity event at Bar-a-bar in Stoke Newington in aid of the appeal, which is raising money for a young girl – Stacey Mowle – who is battling Neuroblastoma Stage 4, an extremely rare form of cancer. The cost of her treatment, which she needs to have in the US, is an enormous £500,000. But with help from promoters like EDGE, and so many other people who are putting on fundraising events, getting together that amount of money is hopefully achievable. It’s obviously an incredible cause to donate to, and an undeniable reason to get down on the 3rd of August. 

If your cold heart is still not persuaded, then perhaps the fact that EDGE have got the Club der Visionaere resident Binh, whose minimalist sound is synonymous with the sonic movements of Berlin right now, topping the bill. Alongside him on the line up is Dan Farserelli, OdD, and residents Ian Grimwood & Jimmy Reckless.


Listen to Binh’s mix for MEOKO below

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INFO

EDGE presents : Binh, Dan Farserelli, OdD @ BAR A BAR is on Saturday, 3rd August 2013 from 10pm

To get on the gueslist you need to send your names to weareedgeuk@gmail.com and all proceeds on the door will go to the Stacey Mowle Appeal. 

Join the event on Facebook here


 

Street Feast Presents The Truck Stop!

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents, Reviews

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The team behind Street Feast – the moving street feast event that serves up to 3000 visitors per night when they opening their stalls and trucks around east London warehouses, car parks and other open air spaces – has raised the bar (again) when it comes to serving up great street food. Pairing up with Tweat Up – another open air eatery organisation – they are now presenting the largest ever gathering of food tucks in East London, all with an American twist – The Truck Stop!

There is two things the colourful and bold Americans are especially famous for; their food and their cars, and this week you have the chance to experience them both first hand right here in East London.  Wood Wharf will be transformed in to a mecca for foodies during the evenings of Thursday and Friday the 4th & 5th of July.  The open space just by the river side will host new home for the “festival food” inspired event -previously held at the Merchant Yard. 

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The mouth-watering food on offer at The Truck Stop event has influences from all over the world and the pop-up roadside diner will have top-notch chefs cooking up set supper-club menus. If you don’t fancy a full meal, you can grab a “walk- and-talk” serving from the Rotary Smoke barbecue pit or the taco shack.  There will be grilled BBQ Ribs, bangers, burgers, gourmet balls and even sushi to mention a few of the deliciousness on the menus. The 20 food trucks (that has been sourced from all over the UK) and The Truck Stop will feed your appetite on all things food and American. The Rotary Bar will supply the drinking hole with a craft-beer and cocktail bar, and here the cocktails are American styled, meaning pint-sized – and trough Camden Town brewery you can even pre-order your own 50-pint keg of beer that will trench the thirst for up to 15 friends and cost only £200 (bring some red plastic cups and you have your own High-School house party!). Here nothing is done by half measures…and there is whispers that somewhere within the stalls there is a secret gin bar serving up the finest in gin based drinks! 

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And even though food and drinks is the big crowd puller at the The Truck Stop, there is more things on offer…There will be live music, Dj’s and a large scale showcase of classic American Cars and trucks, so even though most of the food trucks offers a show by them self by their quirky decorations- there will be even more for your eyes to feast on and great music for your feet to move to. 

The Truck stop and its food trucks will all be serving up their homemade grub from 5pm until 11pm on both nights, Tickets are £10 (online advanced bookings) and your ticket will provide you with 10 “Truck Stop dollars” to spend at the Rotary Bar on cocktails or beers.

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words by Maria Lodetoft..

 

 

OneMore presents: DVS1 & Sonja Moonear. Win 3 VIP guest passes!

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents

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Since 2010, London promoters OneMore have been throwing parties featuring some of the world’s most talented selectors. Everyone from System of Survival to Pan-Pot has been called upon to educate the techno-hungry London crowds, and their next event on the 29th June is set to be just as special as they welcome DVS1 and Sonja Moonear to The Scala.

When Ben Klock and Derrick May refer to someone as ‘the next big thing’, people pay attention. And rightly so – everything DVS1 has released thus far is of the highest calibre, and understandably has been snapped up by some of the industry’s most exalted imprints, including Klockworks and Blueprint. His stripped down slant on the genre has been shaking the foundations of clubs worldwide for years now, and we’re positive the 29th will be no different. Joining him is Sonja Moonear, who exploded onto the scene with her expressive brand of deep, minimal tech house, playing marathon b2b sets alongside Ricardo Villalobos that have been causing a real stir in the underground scene of late. 

Take a look at this footage from the last event and you can start to understand why this really isn’t one to miss…

In anticipation for this next party, MEOKO have teamed up with OneMore to offer one of you the chance to win 3 VIP guest passes to the event! To get your hands on them, all you have to do is email us at hello_competitions@devmeoko.co.uk with GimmeOneMore followed by your name. The winner will be announced on the 26th June! Good luck…

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MEOKO’s Weekend Guru: May Bank Holiday 2013

By Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Presents, News

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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!

FRIDAY

Tief presents Underground Quality Label Night @ Corsica Studios

Nina Kraviz, Jus Ed, Aybee, Estaban Adame, BLM

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Unadulterated fun times. Tief always deliver.

Time: 11.00 – 07.00

Tickets: Final release £17.50

Buy tickets here

SATURDAY

We are FSTVL @ Damyns Hall Aerodrome

So many people it’s actually ridiculous. From Sven Vath to DJ Sneak to Kerri Chandler and Deetron.

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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

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Krankbrother’s Day and Night Terrace Party @ Studio 338

Marc Houle, Dinky, DJ T, Rodriguez JR, Psychemagik, Krankbrother

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Time: 15.00 – 04.00

Tickets: Only £20 tickets left

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Kehakuma We Are FSTVL afterparty @ Fire

Apollonia, Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom, Petre Inspirescu, Matthias Tanzmann, Jesse James, Terry Farley, Shonky & more

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For the afters crew! Definitely be seeing you at the front.

Time: 22.00 – 10.00

Tickets: £20 + bf

Buy tickets 

SUNDAY

Toi.Toi.Musik presents Cab Drivers Live (Summer Series Party)

Cab Drivers, Voigtmann, Lamache & more

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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

Subscribe to the gueslist here / Toi.Toi. website



Fuse Bank Holiday Special @ Village Underground

tINI, Enzo Siragusa, Rich NxT, Ittetsu

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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

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Open air party, Half Baked style. The sign that summer has arrived!

Time: 14.00 – 22.00

TIckets: £12 + bf

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Cartuli’s Day Bank Holiday party @ Crucifix Lane

Tevo Howard, Le Loup, Rico Casazza, Voigtmann, Lamache & many more.

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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

Buy tickets here