Behind The Beat | BMotion

BMotion is currently at that hugely exciting transition period for any artist. Having smashed his debut release with UK label Soulvent Records, he is now about to release his second – ‘All My Love/Reflections.’ Developing his silky liquid sound that oozes soul, he incorporates elements of live music to create a hugely satisfying, rounded tone. This next single once again features the clarity of Jon Lilygreen’s vocals, previously heard on debut single ‘Circles’. I caught up with the Welsh producer ahead to get an insight into his background and what else he has in store.

OTB: This is your second release with Soulvent Records, how did working with them come about?

BMotion: I originally worked with a label called Discus Records which unfortunately disbanded, but three of the guys from that (Liam, Joe & Jack) started up Soulvent Records at the beginning of 2014. So that’s how I ended up working with those guys, and what a pleasure it is to do so!

OTB:Do you write tunes quite quickly or do you spend a while collecting ideas together?

It varies, some tunes like ‘Reflections’ were written in one morning, then I  just spent a bit of time working on the production side of things. But others, such as ‘Circles’ took months. I made many different versions, some with very little difference from the last, and many hours spent obsessing over the smallest things! I like to take my time with my productions, just to make sure everything is all ok.

OTB: You’ve used a live recording of you playing the drums in ‘Reflections’ – how long have you been playing them?

The drums were my first and still are my primary instrument. My dad is a pianist and I grew up in a pub where live music happened pretty much daily. Apparently I could be found asleep underneath the drums whilst people were playing, so it was only natural that I started playing them!

OTB: Could you list three major musical influences for you as a producer?

Noisia  – One of the first acts I got into when I discovered Drum & Bass. I still find the stuff they make mind boggling.

Cyantific – I fell in love with a Netsky remix he did some time ago, and just the difference he brought to D&B. I like how he carved something new with his tracks, something that made me get into the genre even more.

Culture Shock – This guy rocks.

I should also give a shout out to Philip Glass, as I think it was after hearing one of his pieces, and then a remix of it in a GCSE exam that got me interested in electronic music! I also think electronic music is heavily influenced by minimal elements.

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OTB:How would you describe your sound?

Super speed disco on the soul train.

OTB:What have you got coming up over the next few months? Shows/festivals/further releases?

I’m currently writing an E.P but you’ll have to wait to find out who for… I’ll also have another single coming out on Soulvent before the end of 2014 most probably. As for shows, nothing much at the moment as I’m concentrating on the writing side. But hopefully that side will pick up soon!

OTB:Thanks very much for your time, we love the new single. Check it! 

Next: BEHIND THE BEAT | EMMA HEWITT INTERVIEW

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