RISING AGAINST THE ODDS
INTRODUCING ATHENS' UNDERGROUND
WHY THIS GREEK UNDERGROUND RADIO STATION SHOULD BE YOUR NEW INTERNET OBSESSION.
Tune into Fade Radio in Athens on any given day of the week and your head will be sent spinning by the sheer range of music on offer.
The community-run platform boasts over 100 residents who play everything from trap to house to electro-acoustic. Against all odds, it survives on the sheer determination of its founders and the loving devotion of its listeners.
“The creative community here is very active,” explained Fade Radio founder Dennis Green. “There’s a lot of people doing music and people are always hungry for parties… but being a DJ and producer in Athens is not easy. So, we need places like this to give opportunities to new artists.”
Fade Radio is vital, because Athens is a city still recovering from the shell shock of Greece’s decade long financial crisis. Government funding is abysmal, and creative communities are expected to fend for themselves.
In any city, this might have resulted in the decimation of the arts scene, but here the underground is booming against all the odds. That’s why Fade Radio is the focus of New Era’s latest music documentary.