ATHE is a nomadic party with a love of the experimental edges of dance music. We believe in platforming artists who are womxn, queer or people of colour. We believe in longer sets, lowkey events, intimate parties and healthy, accepting, dances.
Our third party is our hardest to date, and we've invited NKISI to the table. Real talk, we booked her literally because Low Company (bae) booked her for their Christmas party. A few months of internet obsessions later, here we are.
Gonna level with you all right here, this one's gonna be a bit harsh. Think gabba, doomcore, African club, industrial deconstructions, horror soundtracks and anything really, really nerve inducing. Go hard, or go the fuck home. Don't say we didn't warn you ¯\_(ヅ)_/¯
Congolese-born, London-based Nkisi holds down a freakier, spookier side of the dance-floor. She's released an ethereal polyrhythmic 7 tracker on Lee Gamble's UIQ, and Warp's juggernaut oriented Arcola label. She's been a champion of futurist sounds of African diaspora artists, as well as carving a poppet-shaped spot for herself somewhere between hardcore, future-proofed club shards and folks rhythms shaped into an iron fist. Ice cold, baby.
Heading up R0S, holding down many a Cartier 4 Everyone party and making numerous appearances over on NTS Manchester, BRYN mashes together motorcycle revving sounds, heavy industry and ambient slammers at breakneck speed. Once booked under the auspices of 'Heavy Metal DJ' we guess it's the closest thing to approximate truth.
Residents Lupini (Melodic Distraction / Netil Radio) and Ben Sleia (Melodic Distraction) will again hold it all together in the proceeding witching hours before loosing their marbles on the dance floor.
c u next soon
. athe takes safer spaces policies seriously. Be respectful of the space you take up, and respect the spaces and boundaries of others. Be responsible for the energy you bring. Pack your best vibrations.
. Tickets start at £6. We'd love it to be free to all, but lol, we broke from the last party. If you're in actual dire financial straits email [email protected] Don't be shy.
. We'll have a selection of booze-free bevvies beyond just lemonade to encourage #hydrated clubbing.
. Best Before has step-free access, waheyy.
peace in the dance xoxo....