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Win Tickets to Rhythmatic 4th Anniversary with Onur Özer & Livio & Roby + Shirts

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press


In preparation for their 4th Anniversary celebrations with two very special guests on the 26th November, Rhythmatic are kindly giving away two t-shirts and two free tickets to the event. Cocoon’s Onur Ozer and Desolat’s Livio & Roby are headlining what is expected to be one of Rhyhmatic’s biggest and best parties to date. Known as quality purveyors of underground events showcasing the best in cutting-edge house music, Rhythmatic have teamed up with London based Dirty Fresh Laundry to create two unisex style t-shirts with bold prints inspired by music, parties and fashion.

For your chance to win two t’s PLUS two tickets to the main event, just answer this simple question by emailing:

Which birthday will Rhythmatic be celebrating at the end of this month?

A: 2
B: 3
C: 4
D: 5


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Adv tickets: £10, £15, £18, MOTD, £13 students with a Valid I.D

RA event:

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Exclusive Interview with Format:B + WIN Tickets & Album

By Hot Off The Press, Interview & Exclusive Mix, Interviews, MEOKO Exclusive

Format B have pulsated dancefloors for well over a decade with their driving tech house sounds, with a host of releases on the likes of Highgrade, Doppelganger and their own imprint Formatik. Meoko catch up with them ahead of their appearance at the Teleport Warehouse party on the 26th November…To Win the latest Format: B album ‘Restless’ + A copy of the 11 years Cocoon album AND a Couple of tickets Entrance, YES!!! thats right, ALL of that, just email and tell us what is the name of the party that will host Format: B in London


Just as an introduction, could you fill us in on how you guys met and who your early influences were?

Format B: We met each other while studying Recording Arts in Berlin…as early influences there was a lot of Hip Hop as well as some guitar stuff for both of us…

For those people who may not be familiar, could you describe what kind of sounds we might expect to hear from you at the upcoming Teleport warehouse party in London?

Format B: Speaking in genres is always hard for us…we have made our own mixture of tech house & techno, spiced up with funky percussions and rolling subbassliness!


It seems like many DJ’s tend to follow trends whereas you’ve kept a fairly consistent sound, even since some of your earlier releases back in 2005. The Nu-disco/disco house sound has become very popular over the last year or two. Have you been tempted to follow ship, and what do you think the next trend will be..?

Format B: Of course we think that the trends of the last years have influenced our sound… but rather in a sense of adding new elements & sounds than changing our whole style…regarding what comes next…well we don’t know honestly…but my guess is that there might be a comeback for some more edgy sounds…after a couple of years in which the general style of club music got smoother and smoother there is always a counter trend following.

Meoko loved ‘69 Bronson Road’ and obviously your remix of Rainer Weichhold’s ‘Bamboo’ on Great Stuff Recordings was a huge track. Do you have a personal favourite and which one have you witnessed create the most damage on a dancefloor?

Format B: Well it is pretty difficult with personal favourites…artists nearly never like their own back-stock anymore 😉 so we cannot pick like one outstanding tune…but at its time back in 2007 Vivian Wheeler did a great job…

It must be a great feeling to see your tracks being played by other DJ’s with the crowd going wild…?

Format B: There might be worse 😉 hehe…it’s for sure a lovely part of the game !

You’ve started your own label ‘Formatik’ back in 2009. How’s the label been going and have you got any upcoming releases for us all to look forward to?

Format B: Formatik did very well in the past although we didn’t release too much lately…just had no time for any label issues while finishing our album…but now that everything is done we are about to close a huge remix package for the album. There will be 2 separate remix EP’s with artists like Sebastien Leger, DJ PP, Madskillz, Uto Karem, Pan Pot, Super Flu & many more…

You’ve released on a lot of great labels in the past such as Highgrade, Doppelganger and Opposum to name just a few. Are you working on any projects for other labels, or is everything going through Formatik now?

Format B: In general Formatik is the most comfortable platform for us to put out stuff as we have everything “in house” and can make our own decisions…But we actually thought it could be time again to just make a release somewhere else…

Now guys, imagine these scenarios…

An extremely rich oil oligarch asks you to play at his birthday bash for a large pay-cheque. He asks you for your rider requirements for the night…this is your big chance, what do you ask for??

I guess it’s time to name all the clichés right? Cars, Champagne & Virgins… all served in a tenderly temperatured Jacuzzi filled with mouse milk ;)))

Hehe, not sure about the mouse milk though…

Now on a more serious note, the Aliens have landed and are threatening to destroy humanity. They find you hiding in your studio and decide to make themselves at home for a while. You make them a coffee and as you get to know each other they make you an offer you can’t refuse…

“Guys, play us 3 tracks worthy of saving the world…”

What do you play them?

Hmm big responsibility and pressure on our taste of music…this alien dude better be a funky guy 😉

First Prince with Kiss, then the sensational sounding “Unterwegs with Guido Schneider” EP and at last Steve Vai’s “Tender Surrender”…in our eyes and ears the most colourful guitar ballad written by man!

Finally, an angel wakes you in your sleep and tells you she has the power to bring any musician from the past back to life. Who would you choose?

We would like to see what Mozart would do to a Moog synthesizer! ;)))

Thanks a lot guys, look forward to seeing you at The Teleport Warehouse Party in London on the 26th!

Words by Nick Maleedy


A word with the lady herself, Nicole Moudaber + Some Great Prize Giveaways

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

Hi Nicole, thanks for joining us. It’s been a busy year so far. What
have been the absolute highlights for you so far?

Space Ibiza with Coxy and various gigs around the world – and all US
sorry can’t list everything ..

You had a very international upbringing. Tell us about how you first
encountered and fell in love with house music?

It was in NYC when i first saw the light – on a dancefloor, it
suddenly struck me so hard and i felt the music then.
got hooked ever since. i live it and breathe everyday, it keeps me
balanced in my life, it’s my daily drug.

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You were bringing dance music into Beirut as it was still recovering
from serious civil and political instability. Do you think the
people of Lebanon embraced dance music, and especially your parties,
as a way to escape and move on from the violence of war?

Lebanese are mediterranean people, and usually people who come from
that area love to party and love life.
even during the war, the lebanese never stopped to party, they’d
wait for the bombs to stop and gather for drinks.
we are full of energy, perhaps it’s the hot weather 🙂

Were you throwing the parties because you really believed in the
power of dance music to unite and entertain?

Fully. and because i wanted to share my love of music. it proved
it could unite, i had all the kids from muslims, christians, druz
and jews dancing all together and loving it. it was incredible and
a powerful moment in my life.

You started off as a very successful promoter. Did you always have
the dj career in mind or was it something that developed as a result
of throwing parties?

I never thought once to put myself on my parties. i’m not sure why
? i was too immersed with everything else, my challenges back then
differed, i wanted the music to be heard and worked hard to get it
up and running over in The Lebanon. Then i moved to London and did
the same as well as running my own label, promoted parties for 5
years at Turnmills London every month and again didn’t even cross my
mind. it was only when i stepped away from music for a bit, i was
building / refurbishing a house in Ibiza, when i completed it, it
dawned on me and i was ready to be creative and do something
different. i guess the house was a creative outlet for me, check it

Carl Cox was one of the first to notice you and gave you your first
big break. Tell us about the first time you played alongside him.
That must have been nerve-racking!

It was !! i get an email from his manager Lynn, asking if i was
free to do a London date with Carl. I nearly shocked.
it was a little venue called Guanabara, held about 500 people, very
exclusive gig to support the launch of a DVD he had out. i played
before him for 2 hours, then suddenly he’s behind me waiting for me
to finish, i turned and saw him for the first time ever.
incredible persona, he had a smile on his face, surely he was happy
with what i was doing. after that, he invited me to play Space ibiza
that summer, and i have been his guest for the past 3 years now.
he did hold me by the hair and tossed me to the world and i’m
forever grateful to him. since then we became very close, i love
him to bits.

There’s clearly something about your dj style that both djs and
clubbers really love. What is it about the way you mix that works so
well? What’s most important to you when behind the decks?

Music speaks for itself, i guess it’s down to taste at the end of the day.
i don’t just play records for the sake of it, if it doesn’t move me
and feel i want to dance to it, i won’t play it.

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Tell us about your relationship with Danny Tenaglia. What’s he like,
both as a person and to play alongside as a performer?

I only played with him 3 times really, Miami, Rio and Ibiza. again
i developed a friendship with Danny like i did with Carl
he’s great, moody sometimes with dark humour 🙂

Ẅhat is it about the big performers like Carl and Danny that sets
them apart from the rest?
He’s just turned 50, do you see yourself djing and making music
until a similar age? Or do you have other, quieter plans for the

No rest for the wicked !! i will keep doing this til i drop

Finally, you’re playing the big Spiritoso warehouse party in London
on the 25th alongside Cristian Varela and Marco Bailey. It must be
very special for you to return to London to play and very different
from the Ibiza gigs. Are you looking forward to it?

So much looking forward to it
i’m a fan of both Cristian and Marco’s work, it’s going to be an
amazing night
thanks and see you then !
ciaooooo x

Win Marco Bailey & Nicole Moudaber Vinyl + exclusive Cristian Varela USBs & T-shirts plus a pair of tickets to Spiritoso Records Showcase with the legendary techno duo Cristian Varela and Marco Bailey b2b set joined by dance music hottest new comer Nicole Maudaber . Only with Meoko!!!

To win, tell us what is the name of Cristian Varela and Marco Bailey record label name:

1. Pornographic
2. Technographic
3. Porno Head
4. Techno Head

Friday 25 November 2011

22.00 pm- 06.00 am

7-9 Crucifix Lane, London Se1 3JW

Cost Early Bird £10/£12/£15/£20 OTD

Line Up:

  • VALO
  • LAN

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After the Cadenza Halloween spectacular, Spiritoso’s next party see them take over the amazing Crucifix Lane Warehouse space. And with such a special venue, who better to provide the soundscape? Two of the world’s best Techno DJ’s will be playing a very special back 2 back set this November. Christian Varela is to Techno, what butter is to bread, being voted best Techno DJ in both 2007 and 2008. His dynamic style, always mixing with three or four decks, and strong list of over 150 productions make him one of the most prestigious names in Techno. His partner on the night, Marco Bailey, needs little introduction. With huge releases on many of Europe’s biggest labels such as Bedrock, Drumcode and Intec, Marco’s diverse Techno sound has hit all the best venues and festivals across the globe. His MB Elektronics and MB Selektions labels have been releasing music from the likes of Adam Beyer, Carl Cox, Umek, John Digweed and Christian Varela to much acclaim. A back 2 back set from these two Techno warlords will be simply unmissable.

If that wasn’t enough, Nicole Moudaber will also be joining the show. Her steady rise over the last 5 years has seen her release on imprints such as ViVa, AreaRemote and Intacto. Her dark and driving sets of deep Techno and groovy house rhythms will complement the night perfectly. Featured as the ‘Rising Star’ on Pete Tong’s Radio 1 show, Nicole will blow you away with her sets and prodcutions alike.

MEOKO chats to Onirik – Label Manager of Serialism

By Chats to MEOKO, Hot Off The Press, Interviews, MEOKO Exclusive

This month, London born record label Serialism release the second volume of ‘London Cuts’. The first VA came in 2009, comprised of five tracks produced by an at the time, London strong collective. Two years on and not only have the Serialism crew dispersed across Europe in search of cheaper climates and more concentrated creative hubs, but the labels profile has risen by considerable measures with some of the electronic music scene’s most high profile acts releasing and remixing for the imprint. The once 100% London run label now shares it’s Head Quarter’s between here and Berlin where Cesare Marchese and Federico Benedetti look after the labels growing A&R duties, record pressing and distribution and showcase nights. The labels London ears and eyes come from Federico who despite working with the label for the last few years makes his artist debut on ‘London Cuts Volume 2’ alongside Queen Atom with their dark and powerful “Nameless 303 Dub” track. Federico has done this month’s MEOKO podcast which he says is for those “loopy, hypnotic moments when you’re not in a hurry” – (I can’t personally recall one of those in this city but I’m sure as hell gonna attempt it find one within this mix) – under his artist name Onirik which alongside some deep house gems offers a few sneaky insights into Serialism’s upcoming works. From A&R to artist and from London root’s to Berlin’s blossoming future, I caught up with Federico to ask how the last two years have affected the labels working processes, collective approach and the future of ‘London Cuts’…


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Hey Fede thanks for taking the time to talk to me and also for putting together a Meoko podcast this month – how and where did you record the mix?

Hi Hannah, I recorded it with my two rusty turntables, good old vinyl and Traktor Scratch.

What were your thoughts and ideas behind the trip you want to listeners to feel through your mix?

I really wanted to transmit the London afterhours vibe we share with our group of friends. I chose a very deep selection of house and techno, dubby atmospheres, long mixes…loopy hypnotic trippiness…very linear but not in a negative way, for those moments when you are not in a hurry. It’s what I like best, morning sets when you can take your time, when there’s no urge to stomp the dance floor with bulldozer tracks (although that can also be enjoyable…) and you can drift away in elegance.

I’ve featured some of the tracks I’ve been playing in the last three months and a few personal classics on some of my favourite labels: Serialism, Vakant, Underground Quality, Perlon, Trelik, Hartchef Discos, Smallville, Vakant, Safari…and more. I haven’t included anything from MEAN (which is the sister label of Serialism) but I’m working on a more “experimental” podcast for that. This time it was more about the vibe of Serialism…

As well as you’re dj’ing you run Serialism records alongside Cesare Marchese – When and how did you come to be running the label?

I met Cesare in 2007 when I moved to London from Brussels. I met him through my soul brother Pablo Tarno with whom I’ve been friends since childhood in Belgium. Cesare was hanging out with a group of people that were all deep into electronic music. They were making music together, deejaying together, partying together, everybody had his little style. It was very inspiring and it really played a big part in the evolution of my taste. Regarding the labels…step by step I started helping out and learning until we got to the actual state of things.

Does the mix feature Serialism music heavily?

Yes…you’ll find some released and unreleased material.

You’re based in London and Cesare in Berlin – is that not difficult to run the label like that?

It’s not. Obviously sometimes it would be easier to be in the same city but like this we keep a foot in both cities and scenes which is quite useful.

Any thoughts for you to join the trend and move over?

It’s been on my mind for a while…I don’t know…I really love London, I’ve been here for four years and I can’t get enough of it. Berlin is very attractive for some aspects, I definitely see myself living there at some point but for now it’s London. We’ll see…it will be a gradual process.

Serialism has gone through some really strong moments over the past two years with the label artists and remixer’s becoming more high profile producers – why do you think that is?

I think that some of the artists that were with Serialism since the beginning have grown with the label and you can easily witness their parallel growth (like Rainer who has just released an EP with us.).

Do you think that Cesare’s re-location to Berlin has had a hand in the rise of the labels profile and artists?

Cesare’s move to Berlin has been a turning point, he’s met some really talented people over there that became friends and started working with us. We are in a sphere where boundaries between friendship and work is constantly blurred, it has pros and cons but it’s really great when you manage to translate what is born during fun times over the weekend on to a record, a collaboration or anything that stays tangible in time. The entirety of the artists on the label are close friends or have been really close at a certain point.

Over the last year or so we’ve seen a video for nearly every single Serialism track that’s been released from a duo called False Manners – tell me about the collaboration?

False Manners are Fernanda Mattos and Federica Marchese – Cesare’s gilrfriend and Cesare’s sister – it’s a family thing! Hehehe! They curate the visual side of the labels, from artwork to video. They are growing a lot every day and have wrapped up many cool videos in a short amount of time, like the one for ‘Nameless’ (my track alongside Queen Atom) which is really kaleidoscopic and fits the track perfectly. I can see a very bright future ahead for them and I’m quite excited to watch what they will create for the labels in the future. They are working with a lot of great artists in Berlin like Ninca Leece, Bloody Mary (for her label Dame Music), Jeremy Caulfield (for Dumb Unit)… My favourite video is the one for the upcoming Benjamin Fehr’s Ep on MEAN so….stay tuned.

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Upcoming this month is the second Volume of London Cuts that Serialism has done – the first back in 2009 – explain to me why the label wanted to do compilations specifically based around London?

Because the label was born in London, created by Cesare and Stefano Pellegrini (who has now moved to Australia) as an output to release friends’ music.

The initial idea ‘London Cuts’ was because the majority of the Serialism collective were based in the city – that was certainly the case in 2009 but things have moved on a lot since then – the artists now spread between London, Berlin, Paris and Barcelona – how do you feel about the dispersal of such a strong group of people?

I miss a lot of those that have moved out of London but I think it’s very important to move around, try new places, and change your horizons for a while. There’s only a limited amount of things you can learn in one place, depending on your personality, luck or motivation so it’s good to keep moving. It feels good to watch your friends grow in different locations and bring you something they probably wouldn’t have if they had stayed in the same place all the time. I think the link really gets stronger with those that are far if you still manage to connect with them…it’s crazy…with some people it doesn’t matter if you see them every day or once a year, it feels the same straight away – you know those are friends for life.

Has the shift in location and evolvement of peoples careers affected the labels ‘collective’ ethos and bond in anyway?

Yes it did…because originally everything was based around London and the crew was all here. I only arrived after it all started so I’m not completely accurate but that’s the vibe I understood. Now it’s more around both me and Cesare – he brings artists into the roster from Berlin and while travelling. At the same time I keep an eye on London and create some bonds on my side, like with Robin Ordell and Monika Ross. We still have some of the original spirit but we evolved accordingly to the context.

Do you guys plan to continue with the compilation – maybe a Berlin cuts will be more suitable next time!?

Yes, not sure when, but we want to do a Berlin Cuts and a Paris Cuts.

You feature on the upcoming comp alongside Cesare as Queen Atom – tell me about the track?

It’s the result of the first time that me and Cesare sat down and cooked some beats together. It’s a very particular track, not the usual deep stuff I’m into at the moment or like any of Cesare’s previous releases. We both have very wide taste in electronic music so why not? Acidy and breaky…why not? I don’t expect it to be massively played as it’s not an easy track but if you like it a bit dark it’s a very powerful one.

London’s Artists Cut to the Chase ….

By Festival, Hot Off The Press, News

When dance music culture began to expand from the USA into London in the mid eighties, it slowly but surely spawned a community of aspiring young DJ’s and producers to go with it. Over the following decade, artists began to flock to London’s fertile breeding ground where artistic expression and a sense of community amidst electronic music was forming. London has since become one of the most influential electronic capitals in the world, but what is it that has drawn the multicultural population of musicians here? While clubs are an essential driving force behind the scene with venues such as fabric keeping us firmly on the official map – the unknown and underground sector that allows upcoming artists to be heard is just as, if not more essential to what makes London the creative hub that it is today.

From London’s fabric review and Serialism’s interview about its upcoming ‘London Cuts Volume 2’, I spoke to the compilations artist’s to find out just what it is that has made them migrate or remain here when it comes to developing their craft. Whilst they may now all lean towards house and techno, it hasn’t always been the case – the UK and its capital instigated Dubstep, Breakbeat & Drum & Bass which have all weaved throughout the ‘London Cuts’ artists’ studios and night lives. From fabric to car parks, Herbal to kitchen afterparties and The End to derelict warehouses; ‘London Cuts Volume 2’ and its sounds have all been inspired, moulded and changed through living and working in London. This is their thoughts on a trip through the London Underground…


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Fabric Birthday Review

By Hot Off The Press, Reviews

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After a good few years of attending fabric’s birthday extravaganza I’ve developed a strategic ‘plan’ to ensure I get the best from it. Saturday night is a no-go for two reasons. Firstly (and sadly), the early doors crowd increasingly resembles the cast of ‘The Only Way Is Essex’ and secondly, the line-up tends to get better and better as the thirty one hour shift moves into its latter hours. Descending down fabric’s epic, winding staircase into its brick tomb to the sounds of Ricardo Villalobos’s twisted techno on a Sunday morning is quite frankly, my idea of heaven. Or so I thought, four years ago when I first heard him play and he blew my mind. The problem is however, that every time I’ve seen him since, I’ve come away disappointed and that so called heaven of mine is in reality, a distant memory. This year there were as always, glimpses of genius from Ricardo like the implementation of the acid techno and hard house ‘hoover’ – (think 1995’s Commander Tom ‘Are Am Eye’) – but then they was also gangster rap samples over a bed of early noughties minimal tech – which had it of been in time may just have worked…but it wasn’t. As influential as Ricardo has been over the years maybe it’s time for him to step aside and let Rhadoo take the reigns as our iconic fabric birthday dj – only fair considering while Ricardo stumbled around behind the decks in the early hours of Monday morning Rhadoo rescued his plentiful mistakes?

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fabric – Photo Credit – Nick Ensing

Set times as always, were left to Chinese whispers and for the few hours that Room 1 became the only one open, it was Room 2 resident Terry Francis in control – I made a speedy exit to the nearest pub before heading back a couple of hours later. Returning to find Lee Foss playing in Room 1 was unexpected, not only because his home of Kubicle where hosting Room 3 but because the trickery and innovation that I believe Room 1 artists should have doesn’t involve Foss’s predictable and hit style content. In saying that, Lee outshone his norm and his selection and mixing were at least a fraction less generic than usual.

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DJ Three – Photo Credits – Nick Ensing

Next up, Moodyman began his shambolically mixed set of sweet, soulful tracks that ignited that fabric birthday feeling that remained with me until close. An brave and un-mixable selection ensued – but when Nirvana’s ‘Teen Spirit’, Carl Craig’s ‘Like A Child’ remix and ‘After All’ from Franck Roger & Mandel Turner are played within the same 10 minutes of each other, who really gives a fuck? – Not me, and judging by the crowd’s enthused reaction neither did they. After Moodyman I headed to Room 3 where two of the three Droog members where filling the intimate space with a finely executed set of deep driving house tech grooves that put Lee Foss’s attempts of the same style to shame. DJ Three followed and instantly became my Room 3 highlight. Not having heard much about him and never having heard him play I was struck by his smooth yet arresting mixing technique and accomplished track selection which included Engels’ “To The Music” remix that has been happily spiralling in my head ever since. Excuse my ignorance if DJ Three is in fact a worldwide star, but I was left with the impression that he’s one of the most underrated DJ’s of our scene. A true dj’s dj, Three had punters and fellow artists climbing up the Room 3 walls.

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Ricardo Villalobos – Photo Credits – Daddy’s Got Sweets

As Monday morning’s early hours progressed into the tech heavy closing set from Villalobos and Richards, any dissecting musical standpoint of mine had gone out of the widow; replaced by costumes, laughter, friendships and a nostalgic warmth for the past 12 months at what is without doubt, London’s No.1 electronic music establishment. fabric’s thoughtful and expert programming, lighting, sound and dedication to this industry is what keeps us going on & on…& on.

Supernature / My Favorite Robot Prize Giveaway

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press

This Bonfire Night sees Corsica Studio’s play host to one of Europe’s best labels in Supernature Records. Not only are Audiofly headlining off the back of their huge Get Physical Album release earlier in the year but there will also be a very special set from My Favorite Robots James Teej & Jared Simms. The Canadian label turned production outfit has really gone from strength to strength this year with James Teej’s deep and melodic sounds becoming ever popular. Joining the night are the ever able Alex Niggermann, Tom Demac, Catz N Dogz, Alex Jones and Nick Maleedy.


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To celebrate this event Meoko are very happy to be giving away a James Teej Fundamental remixed EP, a My Favorite Robot T-Shirt, as well as free entry in to the party for the winner and two friends! To enter this fantastic prize please email with “I want that one“ in the subject title.

Cartuli’s 2nd Birthday Colossus – WIN yourself some tickets into the 12 Hr marathon!!!

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press

Saturday 5th November, 2011 won’t be remembered for Guy Fawkes, but for the Cartuli’s Day colossus 12 hour second birthday. To help celebrate they’ve invited a host of Europe’s finest to put the HUGE Crucifix Lane Funktion One rig through it’s paces…

Hartchef Discos and Perlon’s Audio Werner headlines the main room, his deep and driving sound will make for a perfect peaktime playground! With twelve hours to fill, there’s no dip in quality throughout the night with the likes of Modern Loves Claro Intelecto and Contexterrior’s Alessio Mereu in support. The best local London talent will also be on show from both residents Alex Cliché and Unai Trotti, as well as Claus Voigtmann and Nisekay of ToiToi and Lo*Kee fame respectively and not mentioning the very talented Doubtingthomas, whose crisp productions have been hitting all the right buttons!

Win yourself some tickets by sending us an email” with the subject heading” “I will have some of that”

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(Perlon, Hartchef Discos)

ALESSIO MEREU LIVE(Amam, Contexterrior)


(Modern Love)


(Cartuli’s Day, Release Sustain, Jaded)


(Cartuli’s Day, Jaded)


(Hummingbird, Mean)


(Release Sustain, Stock5)




(Release Sustain, Wavetec)


(Slant, Archipel)








(Ohju Club)


(Cartuli’s Day)


-Limited RA £7

-Advance RA 10£

-Concession 12£

-Entrance 15£

Tickets link:

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Win Tickets, T-Shirts and Free Drinks at Urban Nerds this Friday! BOSH!

By Competitions, Festival, Hot Off The Press

Look Out – Urban Nerds have something special in store for their fans this Halloween, in four years Urban Nerds has risen in the ranks of underground clubbing to become one of London’s biggest bass brands. The amazing Crucifix Lane warehouse space will play host to Hatcha, the Dubstep heavyweight, as well as grime collectives OSsplus Urban Nerds family Marcus Nasty, Klose and Rattus. Headlining is the biggest rising DJ Duo of 2011, KillSonic the latest recruits on MTA records. Room 2 is hosted by Black Butter Records in what promises to be the perfect warm up for Snowbombing festival!

Two very lucky winners could not only win a free ticket to the Urban Nerds Halloween Extravaganza, but also a free Addict T-Shirt and two free drinks coupons for the party. To enter the prize please email: with ‘BIG BASS’ in the title…

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Very limited early bird – £8 + bf

Standard advance – £10 + bf

£15 on the door

WIN VIP Entrance for YOU + Three friends into “Joris Voorn presents …..” + a signed Vinyl by Joris and some Ministry of Sound goody bags.

By Competitions, Hot Off The Press, MEOKO Exclusive, MEOKO Presents

Joris Voorn Presents…….

Ever since his first EP “muted trax pt.1” on Keynote followed by a hugely successful track “Incident” on the Sino label, Joris Voorn has been on the forefront of the Dutch techno movement. However it was the “A dedicated mind” that really gained Voorn a global success. Now with two artist albums “Future History” on Sino and “From a deep place” on Green under his belt as well as own record label Rejected ( founded with Edwin Oosterwal) Voorn is one of the most recognized names in the industry.

This time Voorn brings us an exclusive short interview with Lauhaus by the man himself ahead of his 7 hour set on the 29th of October in the Box of the Ministry of Sound. Ministry of Sounds turned 20 this year and alongside its global tour continues to bring only the best names in house music. Aside from Voorn the other artists showcasing on the night include Dutch Lauhaus (Intacto), Kabale und Liebe (Soweso) and Anton Piete (Rejected) playing at 103 and UK’s own Deepmilo (Cubism) in the Baby Box.

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Joris: As all artists at the night are from Amsterdam, what connects you, (besides being from the same city)?

Lauhaus: a craving for rocking the crowd and a ‘nice guy’ mentality.

Joris: What distinguishes you from the other artists this night?

Lauhaus: I think we all share our taste in music, but you could say i’m a bit more housy then the rest of the guys who are playing this weekend.

Joris: What is great (or not so) about the Amsterdam electronic music scene, and does it have any influence across the borders?

Lauhaus: I love the amsterdam electronic music scene. Two years ago the amsterdam sound was a bit of a hype, and that really put amsterdam back on the map as a party and music city. since then many young artists and promoter have stood up.

Joris: What city anywhere in the world comes close to the Amsterdam experience?

Lauhaus: Kingston, Jamiaca.

Joris: What comes after your dj career, or will you spin till you drop?

Lauhaus: I will always keep on spinning but are definitely other things i’m getting involved in. We will see what the future brings.

Joris: What are your 7 favourite Amsterdam tracks?

Lauhaus: sandy huner – rare tap | lauhaus – back to ipanema | kabale und liebe feat. daniel sanchez | mumbling yeah william kouam | djoko – hard loving | boris werner – let’s boogie | david labeij – shakedown | julien chaptal – mamdaye |

Joris: What’s your lucky number?

Lauhaus: 69