The In:Motion Series Returns; What We’re Most Looking Forward To

It’s that time of year again; Bristol’s super club Motion have released their highly anticipated autumn ‘In:Motion’ events series.  It’s safe to say again they have provided a number of all star lineups from pretty much every underground dance music genre. Ranging from drum and bass to techno, the series kicks off with its opening party on the 30th of September with the series penultimate show on the 17 of December. So, which nights are we most looking forward to?


5 – Critical Sound – Saturday 15th October 2016 –

Hailing from London, Critical Sound is undoubtedly one of the biggest labels in the drum and bass scene. Since its creation in 2002 by dnb DJ Kasra, the label has developed in leaps and bounds and this has been noticed by some of the country’s biggest clubs, including Fabric, which Critical now has a residency with. They also have some of the UK’s best drum and bass producers signed to them including Ivy Lab, Sam Binga, Emperor,  Foreign Concept and Hyroglifics. It doesn’t stop there, Austria’s Mefjus and Russia’s Enei are also on the label.

On their night in Bristol, Critical have provided a jaw dropping lineup including Mefjus, Ivy Lab, Kasra, Signal, Jaydrop b2b TS2W, Mantmast and Remidy.  Mefjus, who is well known for productions such as ‘Suicide Bassline’ and ‘Pulsation’ with Insideinfo, will be back in Motion again, and having seen him recently at Sequences Festival, we certainly recommend seeing his live show! Label Founder Kasra is one not to be missed either and will show you a vast spectrum of 160 to 180 bpm tunes.

In the meantime, here’s Kasra, Ivy Lab and Foreign Concept in the mix for MixMag:

4 – The Blast Halloween Carnival of the Dead – 28th October 2016 –

Having been lucky enough to go to this event last year, we had to include it in our top 5. Following the sell out show last Halloween, The Blast are back and have supplied a lineup from most spectrums of the underground music scene. This time around, jungle master Shy Fx will headline. Shy Fx is arguably the most influential figure in the jungle scene and has produced classics such as ‘Original Nuttah’ and ‘Feelings’. He also is the founder of record label Digital Soundboy, which boasts releases from artists such as Dismantle and Breakage. Bassline trio TQD (Royal T, DJ Q and Flava D) will also be performing. American trap producer Baauer, who is well known for his song and internet craze ‘Harlem Shake’, is also on the lineup and will give fans a taste of the best American and British trap music around. It doesn’t just stop there, grime duo  ‘Newham Generals’, which consists of D Double E and Frisco will be spitting bars in either the main room or the Marble Factory.

TQD Boiler Room:

3 – Drumcode – 11th November 2016 –

This one is sure to be big. Tech king Adam Beyer is bringing himself and his label for a one off night in Motion. Originating from Sweden, Adam Beyer is very highly respected in the techno scene and undoubtedly runs one of the biggest of the genre’s labels. Joining Adam on the night is his wife and fellow techno DJ Ida Engberg. After a sellout show last time Adam Beyer was at Motion, I’m sure this night is not going to disappoint. Also joining the lineup is Alan Fitzpatrick and Dense & Pika.

Adam Beyer’s Warehouse Project Set:

2 – UKF – 27th November 2016 –

After reviewing one of the best night’s we had last year at the O2 in Bournemouth, we can’t wait for UKF to return, but at Motion. An onslaught of dnb artists will be showing off their talents at the event including Wilkinson, Fred V Graffix and Dimension amongst others.

Founded in 2009, UKF has emerged as one of the primary sources for raw, heavy, and bass-laden sounds emanating from the UK. The darker it is, the better, for UKF, with the youtube-channel-turned-label championing the heaviest dubstep, drum & bass, and whatever lies in between. If you’re in any way interested in disturbingly chest-rattling bass weight, you’re going to want to get down to this one.

SHADES (Alix Perez x EPROM) @ Noisia Invites: UKF On Air ADE Special:

1 – In:Motion Opening Party – 30th September 2016 –

What an opener this is going to be to this year’s In:Motion series. A magical lineup of tech/house greats including Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything, B Traits, Jasper James and more will be at the super club to help make sure this year starts with a bang.

Joseph Capriati is one of Italy’s best DJs, and began his career as a producer about ten years ago. A resident at Marco Carola’s Music On at Amnesia in Ibiza since 2012,Capriati has been widely credited as being the driving force behind Music On’s Main Room. This platform that has acted as a springboard to wider global recognition as the Italian techno luminary has affirmed his status as a formidable contender in the expansive global underground music scene, marking him out as a leading light amongst the next generation of international techno headliners whose musical magnetism makes him a firm favourite with club crowds around the world. Now he’s coming to Bristol to show us how its done.

Other headliner is Bristol’s own tech godfather Eats Everything. Eats has collaborated with a number of artists including Justin Martin, Catz & Dogz and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Eats Everything started playing clubs in Bristol, and was soon given a permanent residency at the Bristol night Ripsnorter in the early 2000s, as well as playing a few gigs in Europe.

However, it wasn’t until 2011 that the 35 year old’s career really started to gather momentum. When Everything’s ‘Entrance Song’ was signed to Pets Records, followed soon after by a release on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label then their was no stopping a hugely successful future. Performances at some of the world’s biggest and best clubs including Fabric, DC10, Amnesia, The Warehouse Project, Space Ibiza put the Bristol DJ’s name out there. Not to mention top sets at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields and Secret Garden Party.

Joseph Capriati b2b Adam Beyer for Mixmag in Miami:

Tobi Stidolph

Press Manager & inSYNC Writer


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