2019 has been a year of victories for better representation of womxn in the electronic music scene. With movements like the Keychange Pledge, SheSaidSo and Both Sides Now all gaining traction, the music scene is starting to realise the need for change and diversity in their representation. Change always starts from the ground-up, and grassroots promoter duo ATHE are celebrating a full year of championing womxn artists.
Formed of duo Léa and Nina, the ladies have been hard at work trying to change the perception of womxn DJs in Liverpool. "The whole point of the party series was to give better representation to womxn in the harsher end of electronic music" - says co-founder, Nina - "people think that womxn normally just play soulful house or disco, but there's a whole history of womxn pioneering heavier styles as well. It's been a privilege and an honour to bring some of the best cutting-edge artists in the game to Liverpool for a whole year."
"There's been loads of ups and downs" Nina says, laughing "I remember being on the door for one of our parties and a really nice young lady came up and tried to blag her way in for free saying she knew the 'Guy Who Was DJing.' It made me laugh that automatically the public think of DJs as guys. We're just trying to do a tiny little bit to change that."
To celebrate a whole year of bringing diverse lineups to the city, ATHE are going in with their biggest ever lineup to date, bringing four huge headliners to North Shore Troubadour. Expect jungle, acid, techno and a whole load of birthday cake.
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