Promoting the latest release for the Sounds of the Booth, I have thrown together a few short questions, directed at the man of the moment Karl Byer aka K. Motion
As well as these Q & A’s, you can find my current chart courtesy of Traxsource.
1. Tell us a bit about you. Do you have a day job ? Where you’re from, what you’re about, and the history of your clubbing experience since it began.
Well where do I start? hhhm. I’m a wacky, passionate, good vibes kinda guy, who has a wild side that takes form every now and then.
I was born and raised in the South of London, where I still reside. I’ve had an immence passion for music since the age of 3 and started buying records around the age of 5-6.
Ring, Ring, Ring by De La Soul, was my first purchase.
I began listening to Acid House music when I was around 8 years old thanks to my mum and her friends listening to various chart classics. Which evidently has become a major influence on me to date.
My clubbing experience began the summer I finished school and thrust myself onto the House & Garage club scene. Luckily enough, I looked mature enough to get into the clubs to catch the old skool vibes in around London . Club Colliseum, Chunnel Club, Gas Club, Fabric etc. Recently I have calmed down with the clubbing as it was keeping me away from focusing on producing. On doing so, has resulted with my adaptation on what good House music should sound like, which I am very thankful that I have the opportunity to do so.
Work wise, I generally work for the Local Government, but I have decided to take a break from the office, due to creative restraints lol….Any excuse!
How did you hook up with us here ?
Using the biggest tool out there. The Internet. I was listening to the show on Pressure Radio and sent a message on Facebook with Ghetto Romance attached to it. You messaged me back and within hours you played the track on the show and the rest is history. Was a good day for me, it kept me believing in what I was trying to do with my music.
3. Who inspires you in your life, not someone famous but someone you know that you look up to ?
My friends. Majority of them are go-getters and that influences me a lot.
4. Are any of your friends making music ? Who are they and what do they do ?
It’s weird, I have grown up with a lot of talented friends who have a passion for music. Vicious Circle, Drum & Bass producers who have various hit’s on many different labels. I have another friend who I am lucky enough to work with, called Severe a rapper from Nottingham, North England. This guy is the most ready made rapper I have come across in my life! He has a mad ability to write songs in his head and then recite them back to you. Stay tuned for him next year.
5. Do you have any previous releases? What’s in the pipeline
Fair Trade EP- Released on Ospina Digital Records July 09, should have another EP out in Jan/Feb 2010 called Shake That Body.
6. Have you traveled much outside of the UK to play ?
I am not lucky enough to have played outside of the UK, but hopefully next year, that will all change.
7. What are you most looking forward to about working with the Sounds of the Booth ?
I am most looking forward to watching the family grow into a strong unit of DJ/Producers and to hopefully collaborate with you, Mr Ward, and the future Sounds Of The Booth Family Members.
K. Motion – Ghetto Romance is out now on promo and available to buy here.
Here is what the big guns are saying about it:
Grant Nelson – Great stuff. Will support! 4/5
Alfred Azzetto – Original mix is cool
Blacksoul – Amazing release!!! great ears mr Ward!!! love it love it love it! Azee Project mixes rules!!! 5/5
Filin Brake – cool deep stuff, fav mix Azee Project Dub Tech Mix!!! 4/5
Demarkus Lewis – Original mix has a very nice groove.. lovin the bassline here. Classic!
Deep josh – nice one!!!! 4/5
DeepCitySOul – BIG TUNE!! Original mix is the one for us. Gonna get heavy rotations 5/5
Park St – Azee Project Vibration mix is HEAVY!! 4/5
Distant People – love the heavy drums on this one, this is in the bag, solid track distant people
Dutchican Soul – Original mix for us
JazzLoungerz – really nice! full support frome me 4/5
Deep Inc – Nice + like the Azee Project dub, nice deepness
Colin Sales – Top drawer once again from the VB camp. Original mix for me although the Azee mixes will do very well in the deep sets for me. 9/10 keep up the good work!! 🙂
Michael Fossati – Lovely deep uplifting dance floor gem on a groovy tip in the original, with a cool remix by Azee included.
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