Ugandan-born, Glasgow-based DJ, radio host, curator, and promoter, Marvin Mateeka aka MAVEEN is a discerning selector at the thumping heart of the city’s nightlife scene.
After arriving in Scotland as a refugee aged four, MAVEEN first fed his creativity and love for genre-defying music by making beats and mixes in his bedroom. His interest peaked on a return home to Uganda, where he fell in love with traditional folk music and Afrobeat, calling him to bring his influences home to co-found Shakara – a night that prides itself on a crowd as diverse and inclusive as its set lists.
Since then, MAVEEN has gone on to support household names including Prosumer, RAW SILK, Maurice Fulton, TAAHLIAH, Jeremy Sylvester, Inkke, Sherelle, Yazzus, Interplanetary Criminal, Shy One, MINA, Tash LC, Juba, and Groove Armada. Meanwhile, his Shakara residency at Berkeley Suite has seen guest appearances from some of Glasgow’s most beloved party mainstays, including Wheelman, ButhoTheWarrior, VAJ.Power and Rebecca Vasmant, as well as a broad company of up-and-coming, local talent.
His Time to Move event in honour of Black History Month was developed in collaboration with Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art and CRER (Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights). Drawing inspiration from the Wattstax benefit concert of the 1970s, Time to Move invited spoken word artists, performers and DJs from across Scotland to reflect on GoMa’s colonial history and celebrate the resilience of Black music, history and culture.
In his live sets, as well as in his regular appearances on Glasgow community radio stations, Radio Buena Vida and Clydebuilt Radio, MAVEEN loves to challenge his audience’s preconceived notions of what he might play, as much as he wants them to let go. Fuelled by the collective, he wants to take you on a journey where even he might not know the destination – but we’ll get there together.
Second Saturday of the month at The Mash House
Club_Nacht past guests inc. Move D, COEO, Optimo (Espacio), Bradley Zero, Cody Currie, Austin Ato, and many others.
Expect a line-up worthy of previous C_N parties each month in our favourite clubbing space in the city!