Motion In:Motion Series 2017 Opening Party

After a long nine months of waiting, the highly anticipated Bristol In:Motion Series has begun. The lineup was released in late July and has been the talk of Bristol’s underground music scene. With a range of top quality dance music spanning from drum & bass to techno and world-renowned DJs from The Chemical Brothers to Shy FX, it’s safe to say it will certainly be a series to remember.

We were lucky enough to be part of the opening party this weekend and had the chance to go down to Motion to check out what was on offer for this year’s series. We spent most of the night switching between Motion’s The Marble Factory and the club’s main room. A personal highlight of the night was when Haai ended her set with an edit of the grime classic ‘Oi ‘ by More Fire Crew; a track that truly rallied the crowd. The promised special guest on the night was Bristol DJing legend Eats Everything. The visuals on this set were really good, with shadows of political figures appearing on screen. This was the time first I’ve seen this visual within Motion, and it’s definitely something that should continue. It’s evident that the club works hard on their production to achieve something that’s really special. Following these two acts, the final artist came in the form of The Martinez Brothers. Fresh off the boat from their DC10 residency in Ibiza, they bought the party back from the Balearic Islands to Bristol for an exciting headline set.


The Marble Factory offered a very intimate night with less visual effects but similar party vibes. DJ/producer Peggy Gou was greeted with people waving their shoes in the air shouting ‘Peggy Shoe’, a hysterical moment that can’t be matched from being at any less than a rave. Saving the best ’til last, the man who blew our minds when we saw him at Glastonbury, Jackmaster. His pure mixing ability is out of this world, and his sets always include a range of music that helps provide something for everything whilst also keeping the crowd entertained and waiting in anticipation for what is to come. This was definitely one of the best sets we’ve seen in Motion and has only wetted our electronic music appetites for what is to come.


Tom Welch


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