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Music Through Pictures with Recondite

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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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Already credited for his sincere brand of techno, German producer Recondite plays with the spaces in between notes, often utilizing field recordings into his stiff and upfront productions to give them a certain emotive, ethereal quality. With an album, Hinterland, under his belt on Ghostly International and a handful of releases already accumulated in a matter of years on the likes of Hotflush, Dystopian and L.A’s Acid Test, the lower-Bavarian producer has honed the art of expressive electronic music to a personally fine art. It makes the introverted and thoughtful name a perfect choice for out latest Music Through Pictures feature, where he matches a selection of images with the music. Looking at things in an intricate light, the producer no doubt looks between the lines as he merges art and music for MEOKO below.

 

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For more about Recondite, catch him play at the XO Festival in Belgium happening on the 6, 7 & 8 of June

More information on the event and for tickets CLICK HERE

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Music Through Pictures With Alexandra

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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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When Alexandra started working in the electronic music industry, she had no intention to become a DJ. Her passion and curiosity for good underground music got her a proper writing job for ClubbingMag, the first Romanian electronic music magazine. She deliberately found out there was much more than journalism and therefore joined the Sunrise Booking Agency and a:rpia:r label to promote some of the most talented Romanian artists. She became an intrinsic part of the Sunrise collective and started to work the decks herself in 2009. Much has changed since, her first gigs abroad took her straight to some of Europe’s most esteemed clubs like Club der Visionaere, Robert Johnson, Panorama Bar and Arma17, in which she played alongside big names such as Ricardo Villalobos, Zip, Rhaddo, Cassy, Valentino Kanzyani and Thomas Melchior. Alexandra is a vinyl purist who draws her inspiration from a wide variety of styles and artists, resulting in an own and unique style of DJing. This summer she plays at Sunwaves Festival where she will celebrate Romania’s rich musical heritage, “Such a joy we have this festival”. Here she throws her heart and soul into our Music Through Pictures series, offering her interpretations to ten striking images through the language of music, matching each one with a track that spring to mind and the reason why. 

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More info about Alexandra

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https://soundcloud.com/sunrise-booking-agency/sets/alexandra/

Music Through Pictures with Dennis Ferrer

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The US’s calibre of ‘classic’ DJs is often a wide, varied and celebrated vintage, the North American continent having been responsible for some of house music’s most enduring and recognisable names. Visionary producer, Objektivity label head and all-round New York hero Dennis Ferrer is one of the names that constantly spring to mind. Having carved his influence in both the house and techno scenes in the 90s with close support from legends in the game like Kerri Chandler, Ferrer has now earned the ‘legendary’ status in his own right. A champion of House music in all its forms, his releases have consistently been catalysts for change.

Here, Mr Ferrer throws his heart and soul into Music Through Pictures, 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. A true ‘House Master’ gets deep as music and art collide….

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For more Dennis Ferrer, catch him playing this Saturday, 1st of March alongside DJ QU and Rick Wade at Oval Space Music. 

More information about the event and for tickets CLICK HERE 

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Music Through Pictures with Pleasurekraft

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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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Pleasurekraft is Kalle Ronngardh and Kaveh Soroush’s immaculately conceived baby (their words) – the resulting music releases making them easily the second most influential immaculate conception of all time. With Kaveh from Washington DC and Kalle hailing from Sweden, the two form an international duo with a simple mission to get you dancing to their unusual groove. Their label Kraftek is churning out quality techno by the ice-bucket-load, with a remixes EP just out, a remix of Booka Shade’s ‘Crossing Borders’ round the corner and a new album pencilled in for an Autumn release. Their responses to our pictures have turned up some excellent tunes from their vast musical knowledge that we may never have otherwise heard…

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Pretty much all intense pictures of people drumming remind me of Danny Carey of Tool – this picture specifically reminded me of his drum work during the bridge section of “Jimmy” off one of my favorite albums of all time “AEnima” (picked by Kaveh)

 

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Calculated and mathematical – this Escher piece just lends itself so naturally to the work of Philip Glass. Despite the use of optical illusion it has a certain melancholy to it as though all the paths and stairs all lead to nowhere but right back into the maze again. Kind of Kafka-esque and made me think of “Temple of the Golden Pavilion” with its somber undertone beneath the beautiful melodies that glide above it. (picked by Kaveh) 

 

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This is for me a love song, and one of my favorite songs of all time. Me and a friend listened and danced to this track at least 20 times in a row at an afterparty. I never grow tired of it. (picked by Kalle)

 

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This song just explodes in to euphoria. Multiple times. (picked by Kalle)

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One of my favorite vocalists – something about this cover of the famous Cucurrucucu just reflects the harmony in great architecture natural or man made.  This specific version is the orchestral one used in Wong Kar Wai’s “Happy Together” as opposed to the more famous guitar based one. (picked by Kaveh)

 

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A Swedish folk/electronica duo who perfectly captures the mood I’m getting from this. (picked by Kalle)

 

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Can you believe this guy was only 16 back when he made this track? (picked by Kalle)

 

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Eerie and otherworldly – the singular Jocelyn Pook is such a genius in my opinion.  She was the composer behind the infamous mansion initiation/orgy scene in Kubrick’s “Eyes Wide Shut” – and to me this picture of the bleak moonscape reminded me of “Butterfly Song”. (picked by Kaveh) 

 

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Music Through Pictures with Amirali

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine or ten 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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Amirali is at the forefront of cutting edge dance music and has been much loved and critically acclaimed since the release of his “In Time” LP on Crosstown Rebels in 2012. Well known and recognized for an avant-garde concoction of electronica, techno and house, he also released Melancholia” EP on Crosstown Rebels in 2013, including two remixes by the swiss producer Deetron, notorious for producing warm techno with the soul of Detroit. 
Always putting hard work first, Amirali is now preparing his second full LP for Crosstown Rebels, which promises to be a departure from “In Time”, whilst maintaining the uniqueness that makes him so special! Going forward with this new album, he is also working on a band project stage concept as opposed to the solo live show we have been used to for the past 2 years… Be ready to get surprised!

MEOKO decided it is the best moment to catch him for Music Through Pictures Sessions and try to get insight into the musical mind of this creative producer!

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“It’s sad, classy and beautiful”

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“Craziness of Southeast Asia, there’s so much energy!”

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“Life is a cycle”

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“That look… “

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“Life is a great journey, live in the moment.”

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Music Through Pictures with Jerome Sydenham

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine images and asks for nine 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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Jerome Sydenham comes to you from Nigeria, via England, via the golden era of 80s and 90s New York House. He comes to you through co-productions with Dennis Ferrer and Rune, he comes with endorsement from Kerri Chandler and with stories from his sets at Berghain and Panorama Bar. He comes bearing sleek new techno EP gifts with influences from both Europe and The States and he comes with his own label, Ibadan Records. He’s seen it all on the DJ trail and he’s been through the business side in A&R, and now he comes to you through MEOKO – to put music to pictures.

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For more Jerome Sydenham, catch him playing this Saturday, 1st of February alongside Robert Hood, Luke Slater, Shifted, jozif and Fritz Zander at Oval Space Music. 

More information about the event and for tickets CLICK HERE 

Music Through Pictures with Catz ‘N Dogz

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine images and asks for nine 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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Polish duo Catz ‘N Dogz have been making people move since their first release on Trenton in 2005. From intimate local parties in Poland to the main rooms of some of the biggest and best clubs in the world, they’ve put a mix of street bass, disco, R&B, deep house and hip hop through a blender and come out on the other side with a failsafe recipe for infectious tech-house cuts that can bring a dance floor to its knees in minutes. Their own hugely successful imprint PETS recordings acts as a platform for fresh talent coming out of Poland, and have a close relationship with Claude von Stroke’s dirtybird RecordsWe caught up with them for the most recent edition of our Music Through Pictures series…

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All you Ibiza heads can check out dirtybird at Sankeys every Thursday until the 12th September, and catch Catz ‘N Dogz doing their thing on the 15th & 29th August, as well as at the closing party on the 12th September! 

Music Through Pictures with Apollonia

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Music Through Pictures is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine images and asks for nine 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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The infamous Parisian trio made up of Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky recently put together the latest edition of fabric’s esteemed mix series, marking the 70th edition (which we reviewed here) and simultaneously showcasing two tracks off their debut EP, ‘Trinidad’ and ‘Visa American’. In anticipation for their appearance at fabric on July 20th as well as their DC10 takeover on the 24th August…we got in touch with the boys, and challenged them to take on our ‘Music Through Pictures’ interview series, giving them ten interesting images and in exchange for ten of their chosen related tracks. Pleasantly surprised by the sheer diversity and chronological range of their choices, the trio replied with some truly iconic artists and sounds; showing quite clearly the influences that make their own productions so unique! 

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Catch Apollonia playing alongside The Mole Live, Nicole Moudaber, and many more at fabric on July 20th. More info and buy tickets on their website.

 

Music Through Pictures with Giles Smith

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 is a special interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine images and asks for nine 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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Giles Smith is one of those special ‘tastemakers’ that only come about once in a while; something to be cherished in an age when house and techno fever is spreading to all four corners of the world, and influencers are found in every country, yet we have one right here under our nose. An avid record collector, DJ, party promoter, producer and founder of a booking agency and record label, (often alongside his business partner and fellow resident James Priestley) has been leaving his mark on local and international house scenes for over a decade now. His secretsundaze parties changed the landscape of London clubbing, and moulded a new format of partying, and from its success he has co-founded The Secret Agency, secretsundaze records, and a celebrated mix compilation series. On top of that, he plays wicked tunes. Oh and he makes wicked tunes. His debut album Golden Age Thinking made with his good friend Martin Dawson, who tragically passed away prior to its full release (together they were ‘Two Armadillos‘) is both a fitting tribute to Dawson’s life and legacy, and to the unique sonic influence Smith himself brings to the table. Knowing the extent of his musical history knowledge and having experienced his widely varying sets, we were intrigued to see how he would respond to our Music Through Pictures interview concept – we won’t spoil it for you, but there are nine tracks below that you will most definitely want to introduce into your life…

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For more Giles Smith, catch him playing this Sunday 30th June alongside Sven Weisemann, Amir Alexander, and James Priestley at secretsundaze meets Oval Space Music at Oval Space, Bethnal Green.

You can buy 2nd Release tickets for the party here.

 

Music Through Pictures with Yousef

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Music Through Pictures is a new interview series, in which MEOKO gives an artist nine images and asks for nine corresponding songs in return. We’re hoping this can highlightsthe relationship between art, sound, images and music, whilst at the same time gaining a fun insight into the musical minds of some of our favourite DJs and producers…

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As a DJ and producer he’s been topping charts since 2001, collaborating with everyone from Carl Cox to Derrick Carter, and electrifying dance floors across the world, whether at his residency at Space in Ibiza or Warung Beach Club in Brazil. As a promoter and label owner, Yousef has developed Circus Recordings into one of the most revered brands in the scene, playing host to Sven Vath, Richie Hawtin, Loco Dice and Adam Beyer as well as unearthing fresh talent including Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles and Jamie Jones, helping to push them into the limelight. Yousef’s accomplishments alone and speak volumes of his long-standing love affair with electronic music. Let’s see how he got on with our pictures!


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