Meetings Along the Edge were formed in November 2011 by Adam Siagas (live electronics) and Thomas Kostoulas (drums). The current M.A.t.E line-up was completed in February 2013, when Maria-Elisavet Kotini (vocals) was introduced into the band during the recordings of their debut album.
In the last four years they have collaborated and performed with various artists, such as Hosian Rezai (mc), Periklis Vrachnos (violin), Giorgos Dousos (flute, clarinet), Paul Metsios (trumpet) and Savvas Katirtzidis, Constantinos Nissidis (ShiftPlusSlash, Shift+/), Stathis Karyotis (visuals).
During the autumn of 2012, M.A.t.E’s first album was recorded in their studio, with Leonidas Beilis as a sound engineer. Their self-titled album was mastered by Christos Megas, completed one year later and presented as a self-released work.
M.A.t.E compositions are a meeting of analog and digital sound, where vocals, synthesizers, samples and visuals react to the beat of an acoustic drum set with electronic feel, based on the last decade’s dub, drum’n’bass, trip hop and dubstep sounds. In their live performances, the moving pictures are defined by rhythm and melody, fusing to the music and creating live interactive stories.
Since 2012 they have performed at events and festivals in and out of their hometown (Thessaloniki) and as an opening act for Dub fx, Tricky and Dub Pistols concerts.