AMEK X marked the tenth anniversary of Bulgaria’s Amek Collective last week, and as the crew hoped, it became their most attended and most ambitious event ever. Around 200 people gathered in both rooms of Sofia’s prime underground venue *Mixtape 5* for ten live shows and a banging techno after-party. There were no breaks between the artists, only an endless stream of music, ranging from ambient to IDM, techno and even epic post-metal.
For the label and booking collective, AMEK X was a celebration of ten years’ relentless efforts to promote experimental music in Sofia, Bulgaria. For others the event was an introduction to a whole new world of music. The variety of artists was surely proof that Amek Collective is no longer just another ambient and noise label, but a tight-knit family of artists, who have a lot more to say with their music.
Take a look at our exclusive gallery of photos from the event, and explore Amek’s catalogue on Bandcamp.
Photos by Ivaylo Totev, Silvana Ilieva and Georgi Chelebiev