At LSP we love music, especially from the independent artisans. On Kat’s recent trip to London, she hung out with her good friend and fellow culturalist Motet. They chatted about many things including music and the ‘West London’ vibe. Enter On Location: The Mix. We have big plans for our 2014 On Location series, but for now download and enjoy our very first mix by the artist known as Motet. Follow Motet on Twitter: @Motetonline
Electric Eclectic: Chapter 3 – Tracklisting
1. “Broken Vibes” – Taylor McFerrin
2. “Rise” – Lanu
3. Zoot & Coop
4. “Ain’t Nothing You Can Feel” – 2000Black ft Face
5. “Prepared To Go” – Swell Sessions vs Seiji feat Ernesto
6. “State of Mind” – Nutmeg
7. “Never Been Closer” – New Sector Movements
8. “Galaxcian” – Neon Phusion
9. “Shapin’ Fluid” – Afronaught
10. “Our Time Is Coming” – MAW ft Roy Ayers (Jazzanova Guestlist Mix)
11. “Not In My Disco” – Dego
12. “To My Surprise” – Kaidi Tatham (Jazz Re:Freshed 5’s)
13. “At All” – Kaytranada
14. “Trouble” – DivaGeek
15. “You Know It’s Like That” – Tatham, Mensah, Lord & Ranks
16. “If I Knew Then” – Foreign Exchange ft Carmen Rodgers
17. “Flight Of The Blackbyrd” – Zo! feat. Phonte
Who is Motet?
I’m an Emcee/DJ/Producer/Presenter from London. Affiliated with nearly every collective of the much loved West London music scene – Uprock Recordings, Bugz In The Attic, 2000black, Jazz Re:Freshed, Restless Soul, to name a few, as well as collaborations with the likes of True School (9thWonder/Dj Face/Cuzzin b), Mark de Clive-Lowe, Bembe Segue, TY, Om’mas Keith of Sa-Ra Creative Partners, and UK tastemakers such as Gilles Peterson and Benji B and many many more. Recent years I’ve provided the musical backdrop for events for the Instituto Marangoni (Moschino, Dolce), and become a regular at Vogue’s Fashion’s Night Out in London and Dusseldorf for Nicole Farhi and Michael Kors.
From a ‘cool kids’ perspective, what is quintessential London?
London is a world leader in music and fashion, and it is evident on every street you walk down. We have a very unique Londoners’ approach to these, and both style and content are treated with equal importance. Avoid any of the “bright light, super-clubs” like the plague! The best parties and nights out in the capital happen in the many smaller venues and bars around the periphery of central London. You’re more likely to get a much more relaxed crowd, better music, and it will be far less brutal on your coin-purse when you tally-up at the end of the night.
What parts of London are represented in this mix of Electric Eclectic?
West London. The selection is drawn directly from the genre of music that became globally known as “The West London Sound” or “Broken Beat/Future Jazz” (But what’s in a name?). The wide range of cultural influences and rhythms in all of the tracks are kind of representative of the cultural diversity of the area. I don’t reckon this sound could have manifested anywhere else on the planet.
What is the best time to be in London and why?
SUMMER TIME!!! This city totally transforms when the weather is good. The people come to life and everyone is outside. Meet-ups in the park, barbecues, all-dayer events. Carnival Bank Holiday weekend is probably the biggest party of the year. An absolute must!
We know you are a sneaker head. What kicks are you rocking at present?
Everyone that knows me, knows about my relationship with Nike Blazers. Been rocking them for many years now (well before they became trendy again with the kids). I haven’t done a count lately but I have over 40 or so pairs. (What do you mean “I may have a problem”?)