07.02.2022 Label Focus: Athens Of The North

curated by Simon Denholm
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  • SOUL

Label Focus is a new series hosted by the extended Melodic Distraction family that deep dives into the life and times of the labels that have defined the sound of modern music.

From the creation of the label to the development of their sound to the present day, our community look back at the record labels that have had a notable impact on their life.

For this month's label focus, DRIFT's SSID takes a dive into the back catalogue of the world-renowned disco reissue label Athens of the North. Including tracks from their early days back in 2014 to forthcoming releases due out this year, the mix showcases some of SSID's favourites from the 100+ records out on the Edinburgh-based label. From the deep ambient jazz of Andrew Wasylyk to the disco dancefloor fillers of Benita and East Coast Love Affair, the show should have something for everyone!


Brief Encounter – Where will I go
People’s Pleasure / Alive and Well – A Thank You Song
Ernest Mosley – Stubborn Heart
Dennis Young – Montezuma
Hampshire & Foat – Call of the Forest
Andrew Wasylyk – (Half-light Of) The Cadmium Moon
East Coast Love Affair ft. Crystal Winds – What Yo Do [FORTHCOMING AOTN]
William Stuckley – Everything Good In Life [FORTHCOMING AOTN]
Christine Lewin – Juicy Fruit
True Image – Keep Me Dancing
Benita – Time for a change
Bubba Suggs – Everything That Looks Good
Homegrown Syndrome – Confrontation
East Coast Love Affair ft. United Spirtual Singers – Not A Minute Too Late [FORTHCOMING AOTN]