ATHLETICO was launched in Birmingham at The Custard Factory in 1994 and featured a Mo Wax records special including James Lavelle, DJ Shadow and DJ Krush. The night was a road block, is still talked about today and has left its mark on Birmingham’s club scene ever since.
As the legendary Blue Note club’s longest running night ATHLETICO played host to the likes of Harvey, Basement Jaxx, 4 Hero, Gilles Peterson, Goldie, Richard Fearless, Death in Vegas, Grandmaster Flash, Chemical Brothers, James Lavelle, Jon Carter, David Holmes, Andrew Weatherall, Red Snapper and Fat Boy Slim. They released many floor fillers on the ATHLETICO record label with their first 2 tracks being single of the week in both Mixmag and the NME. They also held residencies at The End and The Ministry of Sound and toured extensively throughout the world.
Back on Friday the 19th of May to their spiritual home of Birmingham, this time at the Hare and Hounds and with an incredible line-up that has ATHLETICO written all over it and which features James Lavelle’s (UNKLE/Mo Wax) first Birmingham show in many years along with a 10-year exclusive from Nu-disco pioneers Chicken Lips, legendary game changers Renegade Soundwave and original residents Alex Sparrow, Kirstie McAra and Simon Fathead. First release £12 tickets including a VERY limited £10 early bird are on sale now, you can get hold of yours by clicking here.