Athe line up their second event, this time featuring the almighty Mama Snake on headline duties. The Waveform Transmitter’s Ste Knight has the details.
Liverpool’s Athe night is gaining a reputation on the local scene for pushing boundaries when it comes to bookings. Friday 8th February sees the brand bringing Mama Snake to Meraki for her debut. For those of you not familiar with her sound, the Danish producer and DJ likes to keep the bpm at a fairly riotous pace, with techno, trance, breaks, and even the odd gabber track thrown into the mixing pot.
We were present at Athe‘s previous shindig, their first party in the city with CPU Records favourite, Tryphème, and we can confirm that it went off faster than a bottle of semi-skimmed in the desert. Residents Lupini and Ben Sleia (both of whom you will know from Melodic Distraction) absolutely tore the place apart in the first instance with some devilish 90s-style techno and idm, before Tryphème threw down a DJ’s-DJ mix covering numerous genres.
This is a highly recommended event, for several reasons. The music policy is insane – none of this plod-plod boring tech house shuffle shite here, oh no. Instead we have proper dance music that is exciting, liberating and all the things raving should be about. Athe is an inclusive event that provides a safe space for all to enjoy themselves, so nobody has to feel self-conscious or unaccepted – everyone we met was really very nice, so you’re in good hands.
If you fancy heading down to Athe on February 8th, then you can grab yourself a ticket here. In the meantime, take a listen to Mama Snake doing what she does best; absolutely smashing it.