Beautiful submission. Like ripples on water.
Skream just recently launched a new label, ‘Of Unsound Mind’, and this is it’s first release by an artist called Motions.
The first track FADING brings to mind being somewhere sunny, totally content with life, (probably a little bit buzzed), just letting all your problems ‘fade away’. With FIELDING, the second track, you feel more like you’re inside, having come in from the sun- but not for long. You’ve just decided to go out tonight so you’re in your bedroom grooving along to this and your own happy thoughts. As HOME IS FAR AWAY starts there’s definitely a more industrial feel – you’re in the club – deep into your night out, perhaps even near the end. HOME IS FAR AWAY and the journey back to it is probably gonna suck. But none of that matters – because where you are right now feels really, really good.
The EP is pretty special. If you listen to it, make sure to give it time and attention – it really is beautiful. Looking forward to hearing more from Motions and seeing what else comes out on Skream’s new label.
Lovely reimagination of Dolly Parton’s Jolene by Mother and the Funkers. The track is available to download free, so grab it.
When I made this playlist last September, I had a few situations in mind; late night driving, finishing your cigarette as the last of your friends left in the smoking area of a club, walking home through the city after having been out all night, finding yourself still awake on your computer in the early hours of the morning.
I tried to capture those reflective and sometimes dark moods where your thinking is a little twisted, a little somber, but full of possibility.
Smoke up, relax, and enjoy the internal journey. Rinse & repeat as necessary.