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Music Through Pictures with Georgio Oniani

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Georgio Oniani these days is synonymous with DAMAGED, a super cool East London underground party of which he founded with fellow DJ friend, Matteo Manzini. Along with playing as a resident for DAMAGED, you can spot his afro locks bouncing to his sophisticated & stylish sets at other similar events such as Keep On Going, OM and Half Baked. An aspiring artist as well, this creative all rounder inspired us at Meoko to ask him to be featured in our Music Through Pictures series, where we ask artists questions via images and they reply with their thoughts and tracks. Check out Georgio’s impressive artistic knowledge and diverse musical taste as he writes poetry and shares tracks from Ricardo Villalobos to Marilyn Monroe

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A clouded mind, reflecting in isolation, but you are never really alone. It might be dark for now but the sun will rise again.

 

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“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.” – Marilyn Monroe

Autumn is simply charming, it’s the time when nature decays, while creativity rises. It’s also the ideal time to say bye bye to some things and open the doors of fresh perception.

 

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The Eiffel tower (not the one in Las Vegas) is a cultural icon of France. It was built by Gustave Eiffel, who initially compared it to the Egyptian Pyramids. The tower was highly criticised by French intelligentsia, especially by the architect Charles Garnier, who addressed it as a “hateful column of bolted sheet metal”. Ironically, a century later another Garnier juxtaposed the word “ACID” next to it, whilst irrevocably shifting the course of French electronic music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdeVX7UjeIk

 

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Some people find those who live in their own little bubble are out of touch with “reality”. One could say that Dali lived in his own bubble, but I think we have all benefited from that. Don’t you?

Basically what i am trying to say is that there is nothing wrong with a talking white rabbit with a giant clock… 

 

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I always respected skateboarding as it demands commitment, style, creation and attitude. It also means taking risks and getting hurt. It is practiced by anti-establishment nonconformists, rebel stoners and free-thinking street smarts, who largely reject rules and love a good chill. I can’t skate btw…. but its ethos has always been embedded within me.  

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In 1983 John Cage began a composition named Ryoanji (Peaceful Dragon) a highly conceptual piece with complex methodology. It was inspired by 15th Century minimalist art of  the Zen garden in Kyoto. The garden is a collection of 15 rocks, placed in a landscape in seemingly random clusters.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9J3WpovGDtc

 

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Apparently white peacocks are not necessarily considered to be true albinos, but who cares?

This image almost identically reminds me of a dream I once had where I saw a peacock, which was so utterly beautiful but it was blocking my view to something even more stunning…it was some sort of magical dream house. I tried my hardest to get to it, but the charming peacock kept getting in my way. It is important to look beyond the peacock sometimes…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArO-vtKMCbM

 

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If you ever get trapped in a special place with the wrong person, the best thing you can do is to pick up your ipod or whatever (If you were clever enough to bring it)  and listen to something that can take you away and relocate you sonically.

 

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I have always found nature so musical, both visually and audibly, because of its complexity, as well as minimalism, structural and dynamic tendencie and depth. Its infinite world of sounds can make a composition almost from any standpoint that one listens from. Symbiosis of chaos and harmony coexist together, allowing organic interaction for the similar as well as the opposite forces.

 

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Repetition is something we encounter on a daily basis, like seeing a moon each night for example but things are never exactly the same, are they? There are always micro changes that occur – repetition has its own flux.

For me, Moondog’s rhythms resemble this idea of the repetition in flux. His music was characterised by what he called “snaketime”, describing it as a “a slithery rhythm, in times that are not ordinary … ” Moondog categorically refused to die in 4/4 time.

 

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If you wait patiently, a new wave always come to the shore. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock defines the term ‘New Wave’ as virtually meaningless, I guess because differences between the original idea of the new wave and other music genres are vastly blurred these days. Nevertheless, every now and then a modern wave always brings some special presents to us.

 

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The subconscious is an invisible space that we can enter through our dreams, thus its visual representation is often quite surreal. Sound is also an invisible phenomena of a transient nature, which can appear no less surreal for our imaginations.

 

Catch Georgio play next for much anticipated Half Baked party as they celebrate their 5 year anniversary, or for his next DAMAGED event. 

 

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Music Through Pictures with Death on the Balcony

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, Music Through Pictures

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The UK double Mark Caramelli and Paul Hargreaves have fused a range of their musical styles and influences together into their Death on the Balcony alias which has seen the duo delve through disco orientated techno and all things deep with an eclectic fall back selection suited for any party atmosphere. In a time where genres combine and cross seamlessly their approach has seen great success of recent and they continue to cause a stir. We joined the Balcony based twosome for a Music Through Pictures session for an insight on their image to music based creativity. How the pictures make them feel and the type of sound they see best fit. Some unrelated pictures accompanied with some tracks. Enjoy.

 

 

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“And they really do care. Lokee is always a proper party.. A family of party people who are there to dance hard and lose it. It is always a pleasure to play the party. The last time we were here we closed a rave under a bridge somewhere in hackney and the only way to access it was via a boat. This just shows their level of commitment to finding those special spaces! 

 

 

 

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This is a spooky picture, with the ghostly spectre in the forefront seems suitable we connect this equally haunting track from Japan we edited and gave away for free. 

 

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A religious construct, complete with a nice balcony we see 😉 if we don’t burn up on entry we would be heading straight for the confessions booth! 

 

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“This reminds us of our amazing time in Bogota, Colombia. We went straight of the plane with no sleep to an interview on Colombian Radio followed by the best crepe’s we ever ate! The gig for our friend, Miguel lega was one to remember but perhaps the most memorable is the trip into the favela’s for the afterparty featuring a woman who appeared to have a wooden leg and various other interesting characters. One we will definitely not forget! 

 

 

 

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This picture conjures up images of the festival season we just left behind and also looking out of the window now we are into autumn/winter and the change in the seasons!

 

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Them 3 Words! “I Love You!”  

 

 

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Ahoy there! This track sounds good on a boat! We played a set for Drop the mustard purely of our own material at Hideout festival… this one got a great reaction… ( FYI , track also works on land too 😉 ) 

 

 

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This one’s easy, “Country Roads”, one of our first release’s on a Japanese label. Even though one of our first records, we still think it’s relevant and playable today.

 

 

 

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Is this an explosion? While Speaking on the Subject of explosions we have been told this track is a “bomb” by a few people! 😉

 

 

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We wish we knew what to say for this one !! 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQHFgI_ZLl8

 

 

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Music Through Pictures with Pan-Pot

By Hot Off The Press, Music Through Pictures

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Known for their direct approach to dance floor orientated music, the techno combo have made a reputation for themselves in all parts of the world gathering a huge following along the way. Their interesting take on stripped back techno compiled with floaty mysterious melodies allowed them to develop a signature sound. Meeting at Berlin institute for music Tassllo and Thomas have a deep knowledge in music, hardware and all things technical. We join the extravagant and dangerous duo Pan-Pot for a Music Through Pictures session for an insight on their image to music based creativity. How the pictures make them feel and the type of sound they see best fit. Some bizarre unrelated pictures accompanied with some tracks. Enjoy.

 

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Techno, Tresor and Cristian Vogel.

 

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Jule Verne, Adventure and a little bit of science

 

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5th element audience watching Juri Gagarin in first time in Space

 

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Windowlcker „ No Idea why“ But I see Aphex Twin on his Synthesizer:

 

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Bouncers at the Berghain Door: “Not allowed to come in”:

 

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The white shark looking for Jack Sparrow:

 

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I know what you did last summer:
 
 

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Music Through Pictures with Lazare Hoche

By Hot Off The Press, Music Through Pictures

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French born producer, Lazare Hoche, has acheived many admirable milestones for such a young(ish) age (he is 24 years old). Thanks to his DIY initiative, his good eye for music and production skills, milestones include his very own record label, Lazare Hoche Recordings, and EPs and albums, rated highly by RA. His recent track released on Lazare Hoche Recordings, ‘Naughty Mandar’, which he produced with music partners Malin Génie and Samuel André Madsen under the moniker Mandarwas included in Raresh‘s recent Fabric mix series. Lazare’s fresh take on traditional genres like disco and funky house make his productions stand out from the sea of tracks that try to do this, but easily fail. His tracks, no matter what genre, do not disappoint. 

Being a student at Paris’s Conservatoire National Des Arts Et Metiers and his experience with A&R make him perfect for our Music Through Pictures series.  Did you know his DJ name was taken from historical soldier, Louis-Lazare Hoche who came to be general of the French Revolutionary Wars? We start our Music Through Pictures episode with a tempest during Hoche’s Irish Expedition…

 

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“This lithography, obviously from the 18th century, pops in my mind like a furious french defeat with a lot of colors and violence. Since we are talking about France, let me post this crazy 80’s enthusiastic contemporary electronic Jazz by Jean-Luc Ponty. Almost porn music actually”

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“I’ve been always looking for funky obscure music from Middle-East and beyond… Here we go for a sensual Iranian tune by Googoosh.”

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“Well, yeah. Soultrain and stuff. But when I think about Soul-Train, I actually think about BEASTIE  BOYS !! Posse in Effect what up??”

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“Mmm, minimalism ?”

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“Nice meditating peacefull Gargouille at Notre-Dame de Paris. Oh wait, we can see the “Tour Saint-Jacques” behind. Paris is my city, I don’t see myself living anywhere else. The summer is always the best part there, especially those early memories as a child, this track was banging my little bedroom stereo back then”

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“There’s a sour business in here”

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“Wish I’ve been there, RIP George “

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“Cigarette & Women, you remind me of some…”

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“Looks like a “naturalist” 20th century oil paint, I can see joy in it”

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“I’m seasick since I was born I guess, but the only way we can explore sea and synthesizer is with Eric Serra.”

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“Fantasist Egyptian pause”.

  

 

 

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Music Through Pictures with Trus’Me

By Hot Off The Press, Music Through Pictures

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Label owner of Prime Numbers, Trus’Me has had a passion for music since his early age by playing with various instruments and then moved on to developing a passion for collecting records. Originally from Manchester, It wasn’t too hard for Trus’Me to be attracted to good music considering the “deep rooted” music scene that the city offers which describes well is constantly evolving tastes as evident in his diverse DJ sets as well as his unique productions. Trus’Me’s musical career has seen support from respected names in the industry such as Juan Atkins, Gilles Peterson, Chez Damier, Move D and Motor City Drum Ensemble to name a few. 

 

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‘Naturally developing in an organic industrial structure. Bringing to mind most Rhythm and Sound tracks, but my favorite in particular’

 

 

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‘Little bit on the obscure side, well that has to be the genius they call Maurice Fulton. For me still his most stand out madness to date’

 

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‘Well the words old love comes to mind, so I guess I should of think of something I still play and have loved a long time.  This comes to mind straight away’

 

 

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‘This has to be a track with a real sting in it’s tail.  Adopted Manchester legend, surly his best work’

 

 

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‘Horse Meat & Club comes to mind, so it has to be something a little off center but with a touch of sleaze and a hint of Disco’

 

 

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‘Depressed, heart broken or just on some crazy downer – maybe she left you for another man?  It can happen in Pbar’

 

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‘Hypnotic tangled maddens, but beautiful in form. There is no other greater example than this guy’

 

 

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‘That record I just broke? well the last one was this cut, which I played to death till the thing snapped. I just bought a new one this week’

 

 

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‘Don’t mess with me, I’m a chief!  Well there is only one chief, if you ask me’ 

 

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‘Dramatic Thunder Storms and Rain, well there are many to choose from. This one comes to mind purely for it’s  dramatic weather intro, oh and the tune is dope too’

 

 

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‘The man with the hidden face,  well there are so many, but the most mysterious remains this guy’

 

 

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Music Through Pictures with Kruse & Nuernberg

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There is often an image painted of the solo producer, locked away in the studio, an intentional recluse dedicated to perfecting their style and sound. However when two creative minds work together in harmony it can be a beautiful thing,  and as Kruse and Nuernberg show, with exceptional results.

Since their first release in 2007 they played a big part in the deep house revival that was to hit dancefloors everywhere and show no sign of stopping. We thought with their positive personalities they would be the perfect candidates to peer into their souls and see what these set of emotive pictures mean to them, in the format they know best, the format of sound

 

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‘Downtown Manhattan is a very special spot. Where decisions are made that affect all of us. We need more hero’s that say fuck the money, fuck weapons, let’s go back to being humans again’

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‘Peace and slowliness! Our all time favourite trip hop tune representing pretty much everything this picture stands for’

 

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‘This picture reminds us of this crazy track here. The Hook is just like: Look Behind The Mirror, Don’t You See? No Reflection Of Me!’

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‘It’s just one of these tunes you don’t get to hear very often. Like a winter day with snow and sun, we don’t get that very often’

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‘This one is easy!!! THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE = LEGENDARY.One of our all time favourites’

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‘Women… so many beautiful women!’

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‘This picture is pure body language and someone has lost her head’

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‘Actually this picture deserves silence…’

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‘Dancing in the rain is fun and this track is fun, too’

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‘Super cute picture! The dog is the kids best friend’


 

Kruse and Nuernberg have recently started up their new label Save Room Recordings. Check it out here. Already boasting names such a s Huxley, Kellerkind, Christian Nielsen, Jonas Saalbach and Sasse, it’s definately one to watch!

Catch their latest release in collaboration with Teenage Mutants ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ here.

 

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Music Through Pictures With Luca Bacchetti

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Since he started to play the decks, Luca Bacchetti has proved himself a consistently, versatile and ever evolving figure within today’s electronic music landscape. The Italian deriving producer, DJ and head honcho of ENDLESS gained recognition and respect by releasing myriad productions and remixes on labels such as Ovum Recordings, Crosstown Rebels, Wagon Repair, Culprint, Defected and equivalent prominent labels in the industry. He’s already celebrating a vibrant and long lasting career but continues to prove his talents as DJ and producer and keeps surprising us. MEOKO decided it is the best moment to catch him for Music Through Pictures and try to get insight into the musical mind of this creative producer.

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Music Through Pictures With Lamache

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist a number of images and asks for corresponding tracks in return, highlighting the relationship between art, sound, images and music, and at the same time gaining a fun insight into the musical minds of some of our favourite DJs and producers….

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Thibaut Machet a.k.a. Lamache hailing from Toulouse, discovered his affinity for electronic music on young age. Influenced by underground electronic music, he progressed rapidly and found his own way in the industry. He moved to Paris in 2008 to seek new horizons, which included studying electronic culture and sound technology. Hard work and dedication resulted in a residency at the respected Toi Toi Musik in London, alongside head honcho Voigtmann, Nicolas Lutz, Audio Werner and many more. Lamache has a new project in the pipeline, which entails starting a record label with his friend Guillaume Taillieu called DISCOBAR. Keep you eyes out for their first release in September. Here, Lamache shares his interpretation of the following images in MEOKO’S latest Music Through Pictures series. Enjoy!

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Music Through Pictures With Heartthrob

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist a number of images and asks for corresponding tracks in return, highlighting the relationship between art, sound, images and music, and at the same time gaining a fun insight into the musical minds of some of our favourite DJs and producers..

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Jesse Siminski has been releasing music under the guise Heartthrob for nearly a decade. He has worked with a slew of cutting edges labels world wide. These include Bpitch, Hot Creations, Minus, Mute and Spectral Sounds. In 2013 he launched his own called ISNISNT. Known for his bold use of melody and slick arrangements, Jesse has a knack for capturing peak emotion and propulsive grooves with the flair of an experimentalist. He has spent the last 8 years touring the globe full time, dj-ing or plain live in many of the top clubs in the world. His high energy sets have become synonymous with forward thinking music from across the electronic landscape. He has held a residence at the storied Rex Club in Paris and is a frequent guest at Fabric in London, Berghain in Berlin, Womb in Tokyo and Space in Ibiza, amongst others.

Jesse shares with Meoko his interpretation of the following images in the latest Music Through Pictures series and links them to the tracks he feels have an association for him. 

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Music Through Pictures With David August

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, Music Through Pictures

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist a number of images and asks for corresponding tracks in return, highlighting the relationship between art, sound, images and music, and at the same time gaining a fun insight into the musical minds of some of our favourite DJs and producers…

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Deep house is now seen as fairly overseen and misunderstood term in modern electronic music, but David August is one of the current scene’s most integral purveyors of alternative, leftfield dance-floor music. Still in his tender years, the elusive and thoughtful beat-smith credited for his killer releases Peace of Conscience & You’ve Got To Love Me on Diynamic is all about working at his own pace, eschewing trends and pressure for a more subtle, meandering sound, perfectly summarizing his even more subtle and ethereal approach to the dance floor. 

Taking time out from his slow-motion trips, David here joins us for the latest installment of the MEOKO Music Through Pictures series, offering his interpretations to ten striking images through the language of music, matching each one with a track that springs to mind and the reasons why. Time then, no doubt, to get even deeper with  this visionary producer and his peripheral view of the world.

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Catch David August (live) on the Diynamic stage at Extrema Outdoor Festival 7th June

 

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