2020 has been a trash year for everyone, to start next year with our best foot forward, we’ve added all the singles from Soul Motive and Two Floors Down, laden with heavyweight names in UK dance music, like Julio Bashmore, Joker, Kahn and El-B, on streaming services and for purchase on Bandcamp.
Online since the very first day of 2021, start this year off with the very best of self care. Click here to (preferably) buy on Bandcamp or stream on all the major streaming sites.
The Soul Motive label out of Bristol was, on the sly, one of the best labels of the groove-infused, “post-dubstep” moment around the end of the ‘00s, but the music hasn’t been available digitally for a bit. So praise be for this compilation of the entire catalogue of SM and its sublabels. It’s packed with important names—UK garage don El-B doing Colombian-flavored broken beat, early releases from the mighty Joker, and Bristol house hero Julio Bashmore—but the quality from lesser-known acts like Presk and Isola Dusk is absolutely as high, and the whole lot has aged incredibly well.
– Joe Muggs
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