Born in Manchester, UK in May 1980, Fluid Motion was quickly immersed in the world of music from a young age with Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac and Lionel Richie being his starting point in life. Continuing in the pop music vein, he began working at the..
Born in Manchester, UK in May 1980, Fluid Motion was quickly immersed in the world of music from a young age with Dire Straits, Fleetwood Mac and Lionel Richie being his starting point in life. Continuing in the pop music vein, he began working at the infamous Our Price music store in Stockport. Not only to vacuum clean the floor or re-arrange the top 40, but it was here in 1996 that he learned about labels such as Reinforced, Metalheadz and R&S. One year later he was down at Richer Sounds in said town, to pick up his first set of belt-drive turntables and made-2-fade mixer. Life would never be the same again.
Drum & Bass
A love of drum & bass from DJs such as The Ambient Alliance, Doc Scott and Fabio were the inspiration for the next ten years, and a serious addiction to vinyl and all things d&b (specifically the deeper, more soulful sound). Around 3000 12" vinyls later, years of mixing and knowledge of the genre, he decided to set up Binary Soul Records in 2008. This was a two year project ending with ten releases between eight artists, with reviews in IDJ and Knowledge Magazine for every release and plays from top-name DJs including LTJ Bukem, DJ Nookie and DJ Stunna.
4/4 music had always been very influential from the many techno nights that happened in Manchester between 1996-1999. Nights like Bugged Out at Sankeys Soap were seminal back in the mid-nineties with big name UK and Detroit techno DJs playing on the same night. This was exciting and inspirational, at a time when a lot of groundbreaking dance music was being released. It was only logical to return to the music he danced to as a teenager, but this time deeper, more sophisticated and more refined. Combining the atmosphere of techno and the soul of d&b, house music clicked and Fluid Motion began.
Manchester, UK: Paradise Factory, Sofa Central, Sofa Fallowfield, The Attic, Contact Theatre, Font, Glass, Jabez Clegg, Zumbar, Green Room, Big Hands, Manchester Metropolitan, Manchester School Of Sound Recording, Salford University
London, UK: One For One Park Lane, The Last Days Of Decadence, Funky Munky, The Cube
Brighton, UK: Cube Bar, H-Bar Hove, Xuma, Druids Arms
Alicante, Spain: Alacant Desperta Festival - Parque Monte Tossal, Eat & Speak, Ocho y Medio, Red Moon Party
Barcelona, Spain: Apolo 2, City Hall, Sala Nau, Red Lounge, Underground Club, DosTrece, 7 Sins, Xpressing Underground, Zentraus
Madrid, Spain: Café La Palma, Conde Duque, Daho Club, Hotel ME Madrid, Terraza Atenas, TRZ Terraza Bernabéu
La Torre del Sol, Spain: Beach Bar La Torre del Sol, RA Nightclub
Sète, France: La Pescatore
Berlin, Germany: Badeschiff Berlin
Hamburg, Germany: Chicago Electronic Music, IndoChine, Quer Club, StrandPauli
Petrčane, Croatia: SMS Festival - Barbarellas
São Paulo, Brasil: MAMA Festival - Parque Ibirapuera, Tracker Tower
Radio Sessions: Ibiza Global Radio, Cool Music Radio, Radio Gomera, Canarias Radio Techno, LightWaveRadio.
StrandPauli - Hamburg, Germany:
MAMA Festival - São Paulo, Brasil: www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]
SMS Festival - Petrčane, Croatia:
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