Label Focus: Athens Of The North

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!