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Caprices Festival Adds Mathew Jonson, Dana Ruh, Acid Pauli and More + Brand New Stage

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The new stage of the 2018’s ‘Best International Festival’ will be called SATELLITE

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For its 16th time taking place, Caprices Festival is also adding a next wave of artists to its line-up: in the stunning ski resort of Crans-Montana in Switzerland from April 11th to 14th you will also be able to hear Acid Pauli, Dana Ruh, Mathew Jonson, Nico Stojan, Nordstern’s Olivan, Friedas Buxe’s San Marco and Don Ramon. These names come on top of the already voluminous line-up which includes Apollonia, Jamie Jones, Len Faki, DVS1, Marcel Dettmann, Peggy Gou, Pan Pot, Raresh, Black Coffee, Bedouin, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Sven Väth.
The new Satellite stage (the third one) will feature a special opening party on Thursday 11th, the first night of the festival, including Nico Stojan, Britta Arnold, Acid Pauli and Madnax, as well as showcasing local Swiss talent throughout the weekend. Additionally, Vietnam’s Epizode will take over the stage on Saturday night with Alci, Dana Ruh, Tyoma and Mashkov.
The new third stage will be positioned alongside The Moon—which is located at the bottom of the Cry D’er Ski Lifts and boasts out-of-this-world technology and visual displays, adding another sensory stimulating dimension to the soundtrack—plus the world renowned MDRNTY, a one-off, greenhouse-like structure that sits 2200m above sea level offering panoramic views of the crystalline skies and snow-capped mountain vista.
Caprices this year will also present MDRNTY’s Urban Nature Tour concept; natural outdoors will be brought inside to larger venues and spaces. The Caprices team will be working along with the audiovisual production company DubLab who previously operated with Time Warp, Cocoon and many other top notch organizations, raising the expectations of an out of the ordinary experience.
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We are extremely excited about the latest addition to the line-up too! Wagon Repair legend Mathew Jonson will bring his techno live show known as one of the bests around for a while. Cocoon’s deep house star Dana Ruh will also join the line-up, together with the inventive electronic wizards Acid Pauli and Nico Stojan, plus the local Swiss talents San Marco and Don Ramon — co-founders of one Zurich’s most renowned venues, Freidas Buxe — Nordstern’s Olivan, Folklor club’s Adolpho & Franky and MDRNTY residents James Mc Hale & Giorgio Maulini.
Caprices is not only a music festival but allows its attendants to experience much more: from award-winning restaurants to mountain huts, from boutique shops to an eco-museum and illuminated ice-rink, there is so much to explore in the surroundings. Especially if you are a ski/snowboard rider, the 140km of ski pistes and vast snow park on location are just waiting for you. All in all, Caprices confirmes to be the ultimate winter destination for festival-goers.

 

Day-by-Day Line-up (A-Z)

 

Thursday 11th April – SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Acid Pauli
Britta Arnold
Madnax
Nico Stojan

 

Friday 12th April – MDRNTY
Edward
Margaret Dygas
Raresh
Ricardo Villalobos

 

Friday 12th April – MOON
Black Coffee
Giorgio Maulini
Jamie Jones
Peggy Gou
Seth Troxler

 

Friday 12th April – SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Adolfo & Franky
Ezikiel
Mathew Jonson b2b Dandy Jack
TIA

 

Saturday 13th April – MDRNTY
Audiofly
Bedouin
Behrouz
Giorgio Maulini b2b James Mc Hale
Mathew Jonson (live)

 

Saturday 13th April – MOON
DVS1
James Mc Hale
Len Faki
Marcel Dettmann
Pan-Pot

 

Saturday 13th April – SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Alci
Dana Ruh
Mashkov
Toyoma

 

Sunday 14th April – MDRNTY
Apollonia
Fabe
Sven Väth

 

Sunday 14th April – SATELLITE *NEW STAGE*
Don Ramon b2b San Marco
Olivan

Experiment Intrinsic France 2019 – Quality over quantity, an interview with Nathalia + Exclusive GYORGY ONO mix

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Experiment Intrinsic is an event concept which puts intimacy at its core. 2019 will see the organisation landing in France once again to plan a five days experience in the beautiful Le Parc de Josephine Baker in Dordogne, where it was held two years ago. The 2019 edition promises to be one of the best events of the summer for the audiences looking for something deeper, less loud and more sophisticated.

Experiment Intrinsic France 2019 you will experience eclectic live sets ranging from ambient to noise and world music, such as Jan Jelinek, Lucrecia Dalt, Ujjaya, but also some of our favourite DJ selectors presenting their ambient side such as Praslea, Francesco Del Garda, Margaret Dygas, Nicolas Lutz, or Vlad Caia performing his first experimental solo live set. Apart from the music you will also have the chance to learn more about mind and body and participate at workshops on subjects such as yoga and meditation. The mixture of well-picked bookings combined with a stunning location, the various workshops and an intimate crowd are all reinforced by the Experiment Intrinsic premises to create an immersive environment.

 
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In sight of this year’s edition, we spoke with Nathalia, creator of Intrinsic and founder of the festival, in order to better understand the Experiement Intrinsic concept and Goals.

Could you tell our readers about your start in London and how the Experiment Intrinsic concept evolved into a five-days festival?

Everything in life goes in cycles, and an individual can generally recognise when they need a change or progression. Intrinsic was born in result of such a recognition. 

In the beginning the idea behind the project was to invite DJs who usually play dance music by giving them an opportunity to play different fields of sound they listen to. I’ve always been passionate about experimental music and it was part of a very natural process to start a project in that direction. Soon after, everything evolved, and we started involving also live acts from the ambient and experimental field.

After running events in London for 2 years, the concept for an extended weekend event began to take shape and had become an opportunity to expand our vision further. 

From the 1st until the 5th of August the event will take place for the second time in the French countryside, at Le Parc de Josephine Baker in the beautiful central region of Dordogne. Why did you choose this place and what makes it special?

A person proposed me to host Intrinsic in France. When we visited the site, I felt that the park of Josephine Baker would be a highly suitable place to deliver Intrinsic. I was impressed by the history and the nature of the park, which is also an institution devoted to culture, the arts, the education and actions for the benefit of fraternity and ecology. Josephine Baker was a dancer and singer who became widely popular in France during the 1920s. She devoted much of her life to fighting racism: “There is only one race, the human race.” 

The park’s general ethos is aligned with our values and is thus ideal for us.

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It seems that Intrinsic puts a particular focus on its intimate and curated atmosphere… Quality over quantity. Where does this choice come from?

It is an old wisdom of humanity. 

By choosing quality over quantity we open ourselves up to the true efficiency and the depth of our experience. On the other hand quantity over quality brings distraction within our lives, we get taken away from our priority and values. 

Intrinsic is focusing on the long term things that matter. We simply value ourselves, our work and our community. People’s vibration, mindsets, and beliefs become somehow our own, so it’s important to create a surrounding that lift everyone higher. Intimacy is so important, as it helps us connect. We feel free to be ourselves, without fear of criticism and expectations which has such a big presence at bigger scale events.

Every festival aims to be something different, but I feel like Intrinsic actually manages to do something unique. Let’s take the booking choices for example; the variety of experimental live acts is so incredibly curated, but also the established and ‘bigger’ DJ names are interestingly chosen (Nicolas Lutz, Margaret Dygas, Praslea…). What guides your booking choices?

We never tried to be something different to be honest, we simply felt its essential to deliver such a project.

The guidance comes from my heart and own sound preference. Involving mainly artists which have influenced my musical journey trough the years. It’s also important to have some personal connection and understanding with everyone who takes a part. The combination of both sound inspiration and personal connection creates a very special atmosphere that builds on appreciation and trust. This vibration manifests to the audience and the experience.

I also found very interesting that on your website it is mentioned how the music is rich in details and many audience members want to hear everything. This goes in the opposite direction from the usual party/festival experience where the audience is provided with a context where they are basically invited to be as loud as possible. In these times moments of reflection and focus, especially in a community context, are getting rarer. How do the atmospheres created in the Experiment Intrinsic events influence individuals? How do they react to ‘quieter’ performances?

I can’t really speak from our audience point of view, but I can share my own. I consider ambient music as a different form of meditation. Sort of gateway to go inward. You can’t meditate while your mind is busy and loud. As matter of fact I found out that quietness is one of the most underrated values in music. It is very important for us to create a floor where everyone shares similar values and join the events with deeper purpose than just an event to hang around or hear highlight DJs.

The event will also provide various workshops, from yoga to healing arts. The term ‘Spiritual’ is a little overused these days, but I would like to ask you to elaborate on the subject; developing a spiritual side in one’s life is certainly a challenge in our society. Can a gathering like Experiment Intrinsic be a place for human souls to develop themselves and meet each other in a spiritual sense?

Being spiritual means being kind to yourself and all other beings, loving your existence. Taking in account the feedback received from most of our audience members I believe the project is a platform where people connect to their higher self collectively and individually at the same time. Workshops, yoga and healing arts are playing a very important role for our personal growth. In combination with ambient music over a 5-day format, it allows the mind to get quieter and the soul happier. I feel the difference between Intrinsic and many other events lies not only in the chilled experience, but also in the post effect which many describe as another form of awakening.

You are also active as an artist under the moniker ’Nathalia’, and you will perform at the event in August. I was impressed listening to some of your recordings; deep soundscape submersions that retrieve distant memories. What’s your vision musically? What do you want to communicate to your listeners?

Emptiness. My recordings come into existence as a result of personal expression trough mix of soundscapes. We use labels as if they were permanent “things” that make us who we are. Describing sound it’s like creating identity and attachments to certain labels. We are changing constantly, so it is our expression. I usually try to communicate through the sound which can lead me to the moment of emptiness within my mind and soul, however, sometimes that is a hard task due to my personal state, and that’s part of the journey. Depth comes from within the heart. It’s a true miracle when you get inline with your depth, as you touch the purest side of your being. That’s what I call meditation. Sometimes it’s very profound and sometimes you are just trying out – practicing.

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You have been involved in the electronic music scene for a while. Where is electronic music heading in 2019? Could you share one positive and one negative aspect of the current state of the electronic music scene?

I don’t think I can be the one to comment on the future of electronic music scene. There is always room for improvement and innovation. As long as people are creating from the heart, we do not need to worry about positive or negative aspects, as they constantly change according to our own state of mind. 

Can you please share your favourite moment from Experiment Intrinsic France 2017?

Collective awareness supported by the Universe.

Could you share 3 pieces of music that you think are representative of Experiment Intrinsic?

 

 

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Website: https://experimentintrinsic.com

In order for the festival to take place, Experiment Intrinsic is asking for its goers to secure a deposit. You will have time until the end of February for this!

Tickets and info:  CLICK HERE 

Gyorgy Ono supplied us with a two hour recording that captures the atmospheres of Experiment Intrinsic. Smoothly moving from dark soundscapes to middle eastern ambiences to avant-garde jingles that could have been delivered directly from ‘The Residents’, or some obscure country artist from what we know, the podcast has the same visceral potency of dreams to bring someone from one place to another in a few seconds without him feeling lost. The artist, with his roots in Georgia, aims to explore sonic fragmentation by combining various elements of pre-existing material, and we think he absolutely hits the target here.

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 interview by Giovanni Bodrato

Decay Records Showcase @ 93 Feet East + Nima Gorji Mix

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The guest for this Meoko podcast is someone we can’t hide we are long-time fans of. Nima Gorji is back in the series with a new podcast, and it is no secret that we love his deep and groovy minimal style – Nima never disappointed us and we didn’t expect him to this time either.
 
Despite having origin from Iran, his musical roots are in Copenhagen, where he held his first residency in 95, at Rust Club, one of the best underground clubs in the city at the time. Nowadays when Nima Gorji is not staying in Ibiza to work on his music he is probably touring intensively in the best clubs and festivals around the world. We believe this mix undoubtedly shows his experience in building up a groove and his various influences. 
 
Impress in an hour and half is not easy – yet almost immediately we smile and have fun while Nima is dragging us deeper on the recording. By combining obscure and deeper track with bouncy Ibiza tech styles (we are thinking, for example, of the Fuse release ‘

‘, played around the end of the mix) the outcome is amusing to say the least, with the only downside of leaving us ready with a party mood, and craving for more.

 
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If you are based around London you will have the chance to hear Nima perform a back to back with the Venezuelan talent Giorgio Maulini, at the Decay Records Showcase coming up in March, on Saturday 9th at 93 Feet East. The party, happening through the daytime, will start at 3PM and go on until 1AM.
 
Joining Nima Gorji and Giorgio Maulini headlining the line-up there will be Panorama Bar’s resident André Galluzzi. With more than 25 years of experience and releases on top notch labels such as Cadenza, Cocoon, Ostgut Ton and Highgade, André can be considered a real key figure in the house music scene and a master in turning up any dancefloor.Quality acts James Dexter b2b Davide Decay, Mauro Ferno & Mestivan, Max, Lenka Toma and Kego & Albi complete the line-up of what promises to be a memorable showcase.
 
 
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Decay Records, based in the UK, was founded in 2013 by the Italian DJ and producer Davide Zeta.
 
Mostly focusing on modern tech and deep house, since its creation the label has hosted a wide spectrum of established and respected underground artists ranging from underground tech-house masters such as Sascha Dive, Jay Tripwire, Franck Roger or Hector, to more Techno focused artists like Nathan Barato and Dave Pezzner, and received support from the likes of Maya Jane Coles, Mr. G, Ryan Crosson, Dubfire and many more. Into 2019 the label continues to grow and attract new listeners and fans all around the globe.
 
 
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93 Feet East, established in 1999 and recently relaunched, sits at the heart of Brick Lane and features high tech lighting, a d&b sound system within the frame of a raw and industrial decor, making it the perfect place for this daytime madness.
 
 
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One Snowman that’s IN the Know – Amorf LIVE at Ponton Casa Baraj

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The fourth edition of the Snowman Fest will take place tomorrow,  Saturday 26th of January at the Ponton Casa Baraj in Valiug, Romania, with a stellar line-up. The most awaited act is of course Amorf, the known collaborative live act between the experimental artist Mischa Blanos and rominimal’s favourites Cristi Cons and Vlad Caia of SIT. The mix between the Misca’s liquid piano stories supported by never still minimal rhythms created a unique style that has mesmerised clubbers and festival goers all around the world. Moreover the event will see DJ sets from Suciu, Sepp, vlf, Perpetual, Runy, Bread & Butter, Somesan, as well as special visuals by Noetic to complete the show.

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The beautiful venue, a heated tent right by the mountains in Western Romania, will host this spectacular party that will last through both the daytime and nighttime, starting at 2PM on Saturday 26th January and finishing at 9AM of the next day. Additionally the sky plant right next to the venue will work Thursday to Sunday from 9.30 to 17.00 – making this the perfect occasion to book your sky trip without the danger of getting bored and missing your favourite hometown’s club.

Tickets available at the GATE or via goo.gl/ittWUj

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Bipolar is a Romanian organisation planning awesome underground parties around Romania and in Belgrade, Serbia. For more info and full party listings, check out their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/bplr.ro/

 

The legendary DON, Kevin Saunderson Exclusive MEOKO x Memory Box Mix

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Today we are more than proud to feature a legend in our podcast series, someone who is often named among the creators themselves of the techno music genre: Mr. Kevin Saunderson. The recording sets the mood with the timeless Kenny Larkin Tension Mix of Kevin’s own ‘Future’ featuring Inner City. Kevin then shows his skills as an artist who has the incredible ability to create a mood in its mixes with just 2 or 3 purposely chosen tracks at the right tempo – throughout the mix each track is extremely strong, with no frills. Whether it’s house or techno elements in the mix the result is astonishing; Kevin Saunderson brings a classic  Detroit touch to each single moment. The mix sucks up the listener until the end leaving one to scream for more techno – we could not have expected anything less from a legend such as Kevin Saunderson.

Kevin Saunderson delivers EXCLUSIVE MIx for MEOKO

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Kevin Saunderson returns to London this weekend; on Saturday 19th of January he will perform at Corsica Studios. And while platinum-selling Detroit artist will be back headlining room 1 of this special event, room 2 will also see something more unique than rare happening; Memory Box welcomes Renaat Vandepapeliere – the Boss of the one and only R&S Records who is known for taking risks in his sets beyond trends. Robin Ball and Brassica playing live finish up the line-up into what already feels like a memorable event – definitely not one to miss out if you are around London this weekend

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Catch the man himself at Memory Box this Saturday One of London’s perfect venues to host such an event, Corsica Studios alongside Renaat (R&S)

This Saturday

11pm- 6am

Buy Tickets

 

{MEOKO HOTWAX Tools & Tips} JANUARY 2019

By Hot Off The Press, Hot Wax, News

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These bits do the business, all out in the past fortnight unless stated otherwise:

 

MICHELLE
Zocco (double 12″)

My Own Jupiter – MOJ 10 

My Own Jupiter is a multimedia invitation onto the planet Edurne and Nicolas Lutz have created for themselves. For the 10th release the Uruguayan artist Michelle drops a killer album with 8 floor bombs that will keep you dancing till eternity. Zocco!

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/michelle-zocco/714822-01/

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SOUL CAPSULE

Overcome/Lady Science (NYC Sunrise) (12″ repress)

Trelik – TR 11:11

REPRESS ALERT: Trelik returns with a repackaged edition of one of the catalogue’s most treasured releases. Written and produced by Thomas Melchior and Baby Ford aka Soul Capsule, these tracks came from one of the many sessions recorded at the West London Ifach Studio in 1999.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/soul-capsule-overcome-lady-science-nyc-sunrise/471578-01/

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Giammarco Orsini

Regression Progression EP (12″)

Partisan – PTN012

Matching classic motifs with a bold, crisp production style that sits comfortably in the ever-expanding Partisan catalogue, Giammarco Orsini once again proves himself to be a vital rising talent in the European House and Techno scene.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/giammarco-orsini-regression-progression-ep/716204-01/

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INTERNATIONAL ANYTHING

Like This Girl (12″)

Perlon – PERL120

Next on Perlon is an EP from International Anything, the collaborative project of label head Markus Nikolai and Ole Schulte. Debuting on the infamous Superlongevity compilation in 2017, this 12″ is the first solo release of the duo.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/international-anything-like-this-girl/714979-01/

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 WAREIKA

Shamania (double 12″)

Sleep Is Commercial – SLCLTD008

Wareika’s double-EP “Shamania” features two collaborative remixes from Ricardo Villalobos and Thomas Melchior, Wareika’s original and a remix from Dunkle Dummies. Due out on Sleep Is Commercial. Nothing more to add!

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/wareika-shamania/709212-01/

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 Various Artists

SOL10.2

Slices of life | SOL10.2

Slices Of Life celebrates the 10th release with a two-part vinyl compilation: SOL10.1 and SOL10.2! Label owner Barbara Preisinger gathered seven unreleased tracks on two seperate 12 inches, by previous Slices Of Life artists as well as producers who relate to the label through friendship, events and personal support.
Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/cab-drivers-slices-of-life-10-2/707119-01/

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BINH

Lost’n’Rex EP (double 12″)

Time Passages – TP 10

Binh releases a double pack via his own Time Passages. For the labels 10th release Binh carries his own tracks and some collaborative work with Evan Baggs, Sven Röhrig and Dj Masda.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/binh-lostnrex-ep/709208-01/

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THE MOLE

A Walk In A Field (12″)

Serialism – SER047

The Cobblestone Jazz man shows off some of his vintage colours courtesy of a release which comes at us here from Cesare vs Disorder’s Serialism imprint. The music of The Mole is engaging, captivating and mind-blowing at the same time.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/the-mole-a-walk-in-a-field/712519-01/

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DEWALTA

Lyra (180 gram vinyl double 12″)

Meander – MEANDER 025 

Lyra is DeWalta’s fourth large project and third full-length album following Wander in 2012 (on Haunt), llumination in 2014 (on Meander) and Dark Matter in 2017 (on Amphia). The album consists of two individually available parts and is by far DeWalta’s most extensive and refined project to date.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/dewalta-lyra/710330-01/
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Ben RAU

Gravity EP (12″)

Inkal – INKAL 005

Ben Rau has been steadily developing his unique twist on modern house music over the past few years via his Inkal and Meta imprints. Here we see Ben return to Inkal with a new two-tracker which shifts focus in a dynamically unfolding fashion.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/ben-rau-gravity-ep/714130-01/

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RHADOO

Semantics (double 12″)

Nervmusic – NM 023EP

Semantics is Rhadoo’s first EP since 2015’s Zanzibar on Amphia. Spanning four tracks spread across two discs, Semantics will come out through Berlin-based label Nervmusic. A founding member of the [a:rpia:r] label and collective, Rhadoo is one of Romania’s key artists, having helped shape the country’s distinctive minimal sound.

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/rhadoo-semantics/711569-01/

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 Brawther

Fairground / Kitten

Cabinet Records – CAB55LTD

Cabinet sees the return of Brawther on the driver’s seat. Pulling out two razor sharp bouncing party jams, “Fairground” and “Kitten” will sort any dancefloor out! Worth mentioning that this is Cabinet’s first pressing with a limited number of 333 labels.

Audio: https://www.decks.de/track/brawther-fairground-kitten/cdj-5g
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Varhat

Hokenkok EP

Polyson – POLYSON001

Minibar’s boss Cabanne (also heavily associated with Perlon) is launching his vinyl-only Polyson label with a new EP from Varhat, Hokenkok. On this EP Varhat delivers two originals with Cabanne on remix duties.

Audio: https://www.decks.de/track/varhat-hokenkok_ep/cdv-lx

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Fabe

Water Tower

Salty Nuts – SN008 

Fabe kicks off 2019 by dropping his debut full length on his own Salty Nuts label. Here he shows a wide spectrum of minimal house and techno style across eight tracks that feature Fabe’s typical, loopy signature groove

Audio: https://www.juno.co.uk/products/fabe-water-tower/713134-01/

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UCHITOSHI

Mursakino (12″)

YYK No Label

Hand-stamped unlabeled record from Japan expected out early February. This 12” features 3 tracks; Budōnoki, Budō and Wain and it sounds dope.

Audio: https://www.phonicarecords.com/product/view/157571

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From our fav MEOKO selector DENNY KEM

 

Burning Man Fashion – Another Planet

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, News

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When it comes to Burning Man, one will find it extremely difficult to put into actual words, infact it is probably impossible to describe it unless you have been and experienced this ‘other planet’, of course! I guess it can be anything you want it to be and more, set in the Nervada Desert catering for around 80 000 over 9 days .  This festival takes creativity, fashion, community and imagination to a new level. A festival when literally ANYTHING goes. 

“Over the course of its history, the Burning Man community has developed its own peculiar lexicon, an organic outgrowth of the event, the culture, and the unique landscape of the Black Rock Desert where the event takes place”

Some have described it as life changing, a rebirth, others claim there simply is just no way to describe it.

Jim Simpson, a longtime “Burner,” said he and his friends came up with the concept of “Oogmoo,” which is a word to describe something you have to see for yourself.

MEOKO put together some of our favourite fashion pictures from BM over the years. 

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And that is a WRAP! 

Disclaimer – if any photographer would like to get intouch, we would be more than grateful to add your credits. 

Knowledge is King – One to Read

By Hot Off The Press, News

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Hello all,

Hope you all had a nice Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year. As an end of year message I would like to emphasise the importance of cultural knowledge and passing on information from generation to generation which in turn, sustains the truthfulness of our music movement, like any other. With electronic dance music however, it is slightly different as, for being a relatively young movement, it has not been documented as widely as it should have in my opinion, such as in the academic realm as we still find ourselves trying to prove its cultural relevance in many ways as seen during fabric’s recent closure. I have, over the years, compiled lists of documentaries which guides us through this history and later contributed to some groups like the programme for Electronic Dance Music at City University where I did my Masters so I would like to share them here. They go through Disco, House, Techno, Geek (gear, technology, etc), amongst other things. They travel through showing how House made its way to the UK while Techno made its way to Berlin / Germany and how advances in technology had an impact in the history of music making.

(Isis Salvaterra – Founder of Toi Toi Musik, Agency and Record Label / Press and Communications at GuestHouse

 

DISCO / HOUSE

 

 

 

 

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Live Recording of Narod Niki at Mutek 2003 (audio only – private link)
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EVOLUTION OF TECHNOLOGY

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

TB- 303 Doc- Bassline Baseline (2005)

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OTHER
Why Beauty Matters (subs in Portuguese)
 
 
That should you guys busy for a while 😉
 

Romanian Dj / Producers to Watch in 2019

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Despite years of growing popularity, the Romanian scene managed to maintain striking integrity and passion. The list of artists from the country who developed their signature sound in the last decades is remarkable, showing an outstanding creative spirit and a strong will to explore minimal dance music outside the box. But the Romanian scene is also known to pay attention to its local uprising talents instead of focusing solely on the same characters over and over. Meoko is delighted to show its love and support to the Romanian scene and signal some talents to keep an eye on throughout 2019.

Abel Soleil

 
Apart from a release on Blumea in 2017, we don’t know much about Abel Soleil, but a quick online search of this mysterious pseudonym will lead you to some of the highest quality music we’ve heard in a while. The rhythmic, atonal and strikingly well-produced minimal textures under this moniker make us think we’re going to hear a lot from him in 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdhMUDp4XTU

 
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Aparte

 
Very active in the Bucharest scene, this year Aparte played next to DJs like Arapu, Barac, Lizz, and more. The Dj and producer delivers a strong synthesis of modern micro-house infused with old school Detroit acid techno. While we are waiting for more news on releases in the new year, we can enjoy the few previews shared on his Soundcloud, that just leave us wanting more. 

 

Bizar

 
Bizar is, like most Romanian artist, one who would rather share his art through sounds instead of long DJ descriptions. We don’t have a lot of info about Bizar, but going through his Soundcloud and Bandcamp you will find an impressive variety of quality minimal productions. As his name suggests, his music might sound ‘bizarre’ at times, but isn’t originality something we all love? The producer is certainly bringing something fresh on the table and we’re excited to hear more from him. Check out more on this artist here – Bizar Bandcamp 
 
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Diferit

 
Is likely that 2019 is going to be a great year for Diferit. The Romanian DJ and producer has been shaping up an open horizons style, where quality is the only imperative. His 2018 release ‘Edge of Space’ is simply something else, adding a steady electro rhythm to a marvellous and spacey ambient background (on the B-side you also find Christopher Ledger on remix duties – check it out below). We’re just thrilled to hear more this year.
 
https://soundcloud.com//mantracollective/mantra-collective-podcast-062-diferit

 
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https://soundcloud.com/emethrec/diferit-edge-of-space-original

 

Dragusanu

 You might have heard Dragusanu’s project together with BRYZ, Fildesh, which has been going strong since 2015. The young Bucharest born DJ and producer has also been making excellent music under his solo moniker ‘Dragusanu’; his ‘Umbra EP’, released this year on the artist’s Bandcamp, captured our attention for his soothing and dreamy vibe.
 
 
https://soundcloud.com/tzinah-records/dragusanu-hilaria-original-mix-preview

 
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Herck

Despite being around for a while, we feel this year might be a great one for Herck. The artist has been developing a peculiar and complex sound; in his music very often you might hear processed vocal samples that sound from outer space and glitchy robotic rhythms. Whether you like his style or not, his sets and productions have the outstanding quality of never being boring.
 
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Leanca

Vlad Leanca is another one to watch in the coming year. The DJ/producer has been developing a psychedelic sound showing he is not afraid to experiment (his Alter Hour mix sounds almost hypnotic – in the best way). Leanca has already been receiving support from notable figures in the scene: check out Barac playing an unreleased hallucinatory bomb from him at this year’s edition of Ostrov Festival in Ukraine below. We’re very much hoping for this one to be released in 2019.
 
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Macarie

The young DJ and producer from Cluj-Napoca shows a remarkable sense of groove in his mixes and productions. The bass in his recent remix of Sonohat’s ‘Whispers’ results in instant head nodding, and his mix for RTS.FM Budapest this year combines undiscovered gems and solid tracks with impressive fluidity, convincing us he’s one to watch in the new year.
 
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Matje

 You probably have heard Matje’s reinterpretation of The Doors’ Riders On The Storm more than one time throughout 2018, either at an afterparty or from your favourite Youtube recommendations. Matje’s inventive rework of this psychedelic rock classic was one of the most iconic tracks of the year; the Romanian DJ and producer seems to able to turn anything into a deep dance-floor cut, as you can also hear from his Stayin’ Alive remix (listen below). But Matje has proven to be capable of delivering much more than that: his style also adds a mesmerizing and hypnotic ‘dub’ vibe to a solid Romanian microhouse substance. The result? His sets to sound like deep submersions into unknown worlds, where it is extremely easy to get lost. Just check out his last podcast on Soper Univers below.
 

 

 
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https://soundcloud.com/soperunivers/podcast-sop013-matje-ro/

 

r107

 r107, pronounced “riot”, is another Romanian talent to keep an eye on into the next year. Apart from the many shows in Bucharest and around his country, this year r107 also played in Corse and Switzerland delivering the Romanian style we all love with a tight attitude. You can listen below to his track ‘Infinitea’, which was included in the Ensis Black compilation ‘Unknown Heroes’ this year.
 
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https://soundcloud.com/ensisblack/r107-infinitea-original-mix?in=ensisblack/sets/ensb080-various-artists/

 
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Robert Apetrei

We don’t know much about Robert Apetrei, but his November release ‘Alpha Si Omega’ speaks by itself. Vibrant and rhythmic, with a clean audio design, the two tracks sound more like an expert’s work than a debut. We’re already hoping for new releases in 2019.
 
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Sonohat

Sonohat’s debut on the new underground minimal Miami/Bucharest label Cedesciu Wax is nothing short of impressive (in here you also find Macarie’s remix referenced to earlier). The frisky beats of ‘Whisper’, the brain-scraping sounds in ‘Hoe Lee Choir’ and the non-stop energy of ‘Galop Dupa 5’ all make us guess we’re going to hear these often at parties in the next year.
 
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Zen

 
Last but not least we would like to signal Zen, a.k.a. Chronosymmetry. As his name suggests the music has a nice meditative connotation to it. Just check out his recent mix for Exid, or the ‘Symbiosis’ release under his Chronosimmetry moniker, which feels monumental thanks to the atmospheric string progressions, but also tranquil and sedative at the same time. Sit back, relax, and let the music transport you.
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The upcoming year promises to be one filled with exciting news and creativity. It’s impressive how the underground music scene in Romania still manages to reinvent itself and surprise us with new talents. We’ll keep our ears up for more news and releases throughout 2019. Meanwhile, see you at Sunwaves in Spring.
 
Words by 

Giovanni Bodrato

Resources – Various 

 
 
 

Australia: A Minimal Scene On The Rise

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

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Australia has long held a mysterious and exotic appeal for people the world over. It’s rugged, untamed natural beauty entices travelers from across the globe to visit its shores, creating a melting pot of culture and ideas. This unique atmosphere also permeates down into its underground music scene, injecting a cosmopolitan vibe onto dancefloors and inspiring its producers and promoters. Australian’s two biggest cities; Sydney & Melbourne became the setting for the explosion of the rave scene in the late 80’s, as English expats coming out of the UK’s Summer of Love brought with them the house, disco and techno sounds that swept the globe. Seminal warehouse parties and mammoth raves across both cities sparked a longstanding affair with House and Techno. This laid the foundation for more niche musical tastes to flourish with Australia’s current minimal scene putting down preliminary roots around 2011. This is about the people and spaces that have kept this music alive.

Breakfast Club Melbourne

As influences from German labels like Perlon, Keinemusik, Kompakt and Playhouse began to find favor on Sydney dancefloors during 2011, collective ‘Braille’ appeared and began playing the forward-thinking sounds of micro, dub, deep house and minimal techno. Their progressively motivated tastes saw them spin regularly at iconic Burdekin & Imperial hotels, alongside hosting their own warehouse parties. Combining German influences with the emerging Romanian sound to great effect. The now defunct group opened the door for successive groups to evolve Sydney’s minimal scene. These early years also saw the rise of seminal event ‘Spice’ ..a legendary after-hours party held in the intimate underground club called ‘The Spice Cellar’. Striking a chord with Sydney punters who yearned for a more European clubbing experience, it was a breeding ground for more experimental sounds, many of which were minimal in nature.

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Tragically as the scene was blossoming, one of Sydney’s most defining moments landed like a hammer with the introduction of ‘lockout’ laws in 2014. Using inflated crime statistics to pursue a hard line against what they deemed to be rampant alcohol-fueled violence, State authorities instituted 1:30 am lock-outs and a 3am last drinks policy on clubs and bars. Targeting clubbing hotspots in Kings Cross, Oxford Street, and the CBD. Famous clubs like Goldfish Bar, Goodgod Small club and The Cellar were just a few of the many, that closed their doors due to heavy government regulations. Irrevocably changing the house and techno scene.

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One group who not only weathered this storm but has emerged as the current spearhead of Australia’s minimal scene, are Mantra Collective. Forming in 2012, It’s three core members Telly, Whitecat and Aboutjack (Aboutjack left in 2018) have heroically maintained a steady influx of reputed minimal artist into the Australian club circuit. Their warehouse series (now onto its 16th installment) continues the legacy of the 80’s rave scene. One that took advantage of the inner west industrial districts as a refuge for countercultural movements, now utilized to escape the over-regulation and hostile attitude of state authorities. They were the first to bring artists like Vid, Cosmijn, Lazar Hoche, FUSE London’s Enzo Siragusa, Seb Zito and Rich NxT to Aussie shores. As well the being the ones responsible for major highlights in Sydney’s underground scene. In 2016 they collaborated with S.A.S.H., Romanian visual artist Cote and producer Arapu to pull off ‘Inner Space’, a breathtaking audio-visual immersion at the ArtHouse. Their two ‘Reconstructed’ parties in 2017 also hosted iconic producers East End Dubs & Barac as well as Cezar & Subb-an in an incredible underground carpark location. These groundbreaking parties cemented Mantra as the current leaders of this scene.

Before the lockouts damaged Sydney’s nightlife, there were already established crews in the city and SASH is one of them. Although not focused entirely on minimal sounds, they have toured many artists in that realm like swiss whiz Alci, Romanian’s Cristi Cons and duo Vinyl Speed Adjust. Their weekly Sunday parties have been a ritual for Sydneysiders over the last several years. They host a daytime, open-air gathering at North Sydney’s Greenwood Hotel and an evening rager at the iconic ‘Home’ nightclub next to Darling Harbour. They’ve been a big supporter of local talent , whilst still consistently flying in talent from across the world to showcase on Aussie soil with the support of touring agency Solid Circles. 

Solid Circles Touring have been a big force in feeding the Australian underground circuit with international tours from the likes of Sonja Moonear, Varhat, Sammy Dee, Priku, Traumer, S.A.M. and many many more. Led by Gregory Pepperpot the agency is a key player that’s connected overseas talent with Australian promoters. Their event series Hello has forged a strong partnership with local outfit Lokomotiv over the past year and a half. Focusing squarely on minimal house and techno the two brands have widened the scope for touring European producers. They’ve thrown shows with artists like Janeret, Anthea and Sepp at Oxford street venue The Bunker. Whilst having also showcased talents such as Germany’s Fabe, Italian Giuliano Lomonte, VBX frontman Ferro and Greek producer Lee Burton under the moodily lit lampshades of inner west nightspot Slyfox. Led by Tyson Brunn and resident Lachie Simpson Lokomotiv’s rise to prominence in Sydney was born out of their incredible podcast series and vinyl label which is capturing the current wave of Romanian music.

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With vinyl being such a key ingredient for the dissemination of underground music, a huge windfall for Sydney came with the opening of ‘Something Else Records’ early this year. The first physical record store dedicated purely to underground house and techno music. It was a long-held dream for founder Dave Stuart, who alongside business partner Alex Dimitröff has played a pivotal role in Sydney’s nightlife for many years. Their weekly show’s at the Burdekin Hotel back in the day, were legendary, as they treated Sydney to the who’s who of international talent from across dub, minimal and techno spectrums. Now their record store is having a huge influence on the scene, importing quality vinyl into Australia, becoming the go-to spot for Sydney selectors. You can find vinyl releases from local labels like Addition By Subtraction, Touch Of Loft,  Lokomotiv, Unic, Dokutoku & Elision on the shelves here, joining digital imprints like Museme & Conspiracy as they collectively contribute to Australia’s growing, more minimal focused discography.

Another vital crew within Sydney’s minimal community is collective ‘Roots’. Spearheaded by talented selector Marlie, their clandestine parties beckon partygoers to secret and exotic locations across the city, treating them to intimate and exhilarating musical experiences. Constantly experimenting with new concepts and spaces, Marlie leads a star cast of residents who are also sought after djs in their own right. Each bringing a unique flair and sonic flavour to the mix. Producers Venda and Variance join selector Nikola as core members. Their combined forces injecting a fresh and vibrant new energy into the cities underground consciousness.

A recent addition to Sydney’s minimal community is crew ‘BeAvanteGarde’ (B.A.G.). Having relocated to Australia from Brighton in the UK, the experienced team (led by Manfred Spagnoli and Andrea Dev) have had an instant and memorable effect on the scene. They’ve brought the likes of Junkie Inoue & caLLy to perform on Aussie soil for the very first time. Combining mesmerizing visual effects with world class sound systems in a formidable series of secretive warehouse raves. Their work striking a chord with Sydney punters who are hungry to experience the skills of foreign minimal icons. 

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While the Sydney scene continues to battle against bureaucracy, further south in Victoria’s capital Melbourne it’s been quite a different story. Similar lockouts were trialed in 2008 but were scrapped shortly after following a huge public backlash. As Melbourne is now fast becoming a 24hr city, its nightlife is booming. There are promoters and venues pushing minimal sounds there, but it’s still a niche scene. Ultimately the freedom of expression that comes from a scene not bound by government influence and oppression, is also one that’s more relaxed when it comes to pushing groundbreaking music. This hasn’t doused the fire of the few purveyors of minimalist music in Melbourne though, those who have built iconic parties within more mercantile surrounds. One such phenomenon is ‘The Breakfast Club’, a weekly, Monday morning afterparty that’s a hotspot for Melbourne’s minimalist underground. Based at club Onesixone it pulls both local and interstate revelers who are treated to internationals like Nima Gorji, Dana Ruh & Bill Patrick. The guerrilla campaign to take Mondays back for the people is run by Gabriele Terlicher and Ethan Mclaren and has become a uniquely Melbourne institution. Complete with fresh fruit on offer to patrons and a Nexo sound system that provides the grit for their devilishly long 18hr long parties.

The great bastion for minimal in Melbourne has to be the institution, Killing Time. The intimate Chapel street club has had a storied history over the course of its 10 years of operation. Famous as an intimate, perfectly tuned sounding room, Killing Time has hosted an endless list of underground players. One crew that has been utilising the Killing Time space regularly is Losing Control. A new brand yet a highly experienced crew, with years spent in the booth in the Uruguayan, London and Glasgow scene between them. Their bookings consist of Losoul, Audio Werner, Vinyl Speed Adjust and they’ve booked and assisted Georgia Girl, Harry McCanna and Junki Inoue to tour the country.  A fiercely independent club that embodies a true underground ethos. Killing time also plays host to newer event series ‘Over’ run by local producer Peruw. It’s a hometown favourite for veteran selectors like Brock Ferrar and locals Mimm and Made Inc.

With Mantra at the helm of Australia’s minimal movement, newer collectives have formed and bought with them renewed energy as they carve out their own space within the scene. Up North in Brisbane, brand Flux have established a solid reputation from warehouse jaunts with internationals like Cristi Cons, Lazar Hoche & East End Dubs. In Sydney, industry brand ‘Unic’ run by Hendrik and Elia, continue
o garner fans
ith exclusive premieres and vinyl reviews. They’re building strong international ties with Romanian and Ukrainian producers, as they build on their noteworthy podcast series and newly minted vinyl imprint.

With their masterfully decorated and flamboyantly themed raves, the ‘Conspiracy’ crew have curated an event series that have become a huge favourite for Sydney locals over the past year. Reigniting that mid-morning magic that was lost with the close of Spice, brand ‘Afters’ has now established itself as Sydney’s go to after party. Alongside these budding new additions to the scene, Club 77, a historic Sydney club steeped in two decades of history has just reopened its doors after an innovative renovation. Sporting a brand new, world class KV2 sound system it’s now set to become one of the new bastions for underground music in the city.

Subsonic music festival

Growing numbers of minimal artists have also begun to infiltrate boutique festival line ups. Festivals like Subsonic and Babylon are set to bring out icons Zip, Raresh, Fumiya Tanaka, Cezar and Cristi Cons to Aussie shores over the coming months, solidifying a growing taste for this niche music. The real distillation of the Australian scene, however, can be found in the output of its local producers, many of whom have begun to break ground on international labels. The most recognizable would have to be Monika Ross, of Serialism, FA>IE and Metroline Limited fame. Talented producers like Litmus (Signature Records / Pathway Traxx) and Sun Archive (Politics of Dancing / Hoarder) are certainly names to watch in the future, alongside rising producers like Nate S.U & Yokobus from the Conspiracy crew. Variance (Weather Recs), Dan Baartz, Harrison Morris and Papa K (Flux) are also amassing a solid following. Fellow Sydney artists on the minimal techno side are Venda (Bodyparts, Norse Projekt) and Mike Watts (Mantra Collective).  These two are constantly honing their craft and are set for huge things next year. Down in Melbourne, promising producers like Peruw, Occult Funk (CMOK), Thomas David (Museme.), Dylan Griffin & Chad B (Subsonic Music) are all beginning to garner attention for their productions, channeling worldwide influences to create brand new sounds. They perform alongside favoured Sydney selectors like Le Brond, Jac Frier, Persian Rug, Jackson Winter (Conspiracy), Val York (B.A.G.), A.lias, Thilini (Flux, Mantra Collective), Cassette, Marley Sherman (S.A.S.H.) and Tiril, all of which continue to push an exciting and essentially minimal house and techno sound.     

Keep Sydney Open Rally against the lockout laws  

Although a geographically isolated community, Australia’s minimal scene is gathering momentum, spurred on by numerous passionate supporters and creatives who seek to build a world class movement that can take its place on the international stage.   

Words by Hendrik

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