BLACK ATHENA

BLACK ATHENA

origin:GR / UK

genre:Ancient City Curators

when:2.12.16 | Tunnel | 19.30

Black Athena are a DJ duo , a radio show and more recently a record label, conceived in and around the centre of Athens during the first decade of the millennium. The Black Athena philosophy is as much about the local as it is about the global. In an underground music field that increasingly is about A&Ring music directly from the internet and creating labels spearheaded by artists already accepted as "cool", Black Athena is all about having a personal 'real' connection with the artists, helping develop them and putting them on a global stage. The sound of Black Athena is as much about the sound of contemporary US rap as expressed by Kendrick Lamar, Drake and A$ap Rocky, as it is about the Deep House blueprint of Moodymann and Theo Parrish. It is as much about Wiley, Skepta and D Double E as it is about Prince, Marvin Gaye, Prince Jammy & Chic. No second thoughts about releasing or playing an unheard 1970s Synth record, or an 80s New Wave band. 


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