Atiké is the co-founder and resident of club night Me Gusta; an inclusive world music night that incorporates many different elements such as a live band playing alongside it's resident and guest DJ's from across the globe
With parents originating from South America and Africa the sounds of ATike's childhood were full of tropical rhythms and the soothing sounds of his father's djembe. Growing up in Austria formulated a deeper understanding of melodic music which was then solidified when he moved to Belfast at the age of fourteen. He quickly became involved and excited in the rebirth of house music that was occurring there at the time.
Afterwards he moved to the city of Manchester and began experimenting with different sounds and equipment; incorporating many different elements and sounds. Having worked for a number of events in both Belfast and Manchester he felt there was a gap in the market for a more inclusive world music event. He was seduced and inspired by the enigmatic sounds from the likes of Banana Hill, So Flute and Worldwide FM. From there Me Gusta was born.
Me Gusta rapidly gained notoriety in Manchester as a night that doesn't disappoint. The constant effort to add new elements and grow the night were always well received by the constantly growing crowd. Using different venues across Manchester and inviting different world-music DJ's to the city always kept things exciting for the patrons of Me Gusta.
ATike is currently residing in Barcelona with the intention of developing his style and productions. (And obviously growing that vinyl collection!)