5 Years of Motorik: An Australian Electronic Music Experiment Motorik Recordings, the label born out of warehouse parties is celebrating 5 years of releases. A Sydney collective releasing only Australian dance music has created a 14 track compilation of the artists who have made Motorik the Australian powerhouse it is today.
The label has always focused on being a soundtrack for the parties. The parties started in unique and unconventional spots of Sydney where Motorik found themselves creating their own stream of House and Techno, it only felt natural to start a label to express this sound. Motorik now operates as a weekly radio show, monthly club night and quarterly music festival. The label now puts heavy emphasis on being Sydney focused and being a wide reaching, open platform for artists to express themselves on a label and maintaining full creative control of their release.
The compilation is catalogue number 27, and brings together veterans of Australian dance music with what the label considers to be the future of techno. No brief was given to the artists who have contributed, they were simply asked if they had a track they would like to feature. The compilation includes teasers of what to come on Motorik records, with certain tracks soon to appear on vinyl, dub versions to have full EPs and previously unreleased remixes being included.
The previous 5 years of Motorik records have seen the label launch international DJ careers, live sets and foster new talent to a national level. The label constantly focuses on being for the people, artists and fans alike.
Artwork provided by Patrick Santamaria of Sydney design agency Babekuhl.
From the birth of the label in 2012, Motorik
are proud to present half a decade’s worth of progress with the new compilation album “5 Years Of Motorik: An Australian Electronic Music Experiment
As part of the birthday celebrations the label has assembled the vibrant sound of the down under, showcasing the likes of founders CSMNT61 and The Finger Prince (with their “Deep Melbourne” sound), alongside other artists featuring on the label; such as Made In Paris and Stereogamous. This auditory summary promises innovative explorations showcasing the best of the fresh talent from down under.
As a label, whose teeth are deeply sunk into aesthetics and design, each track has the potential for its own visual journey; conjuring both serene and ominous optics of the Outback. Sticking with techno, the compilation pushes brassy swells and fluid organic rhythms that speak to the ancient and isolated vernaculars of Australasia. CSMNT61 (co-founders of the Australian Motorik imprint) change up aboriginal roots, by introducing the classic flanger to the didgeridoo, resulting in an extra-terrestrial euphoria in their remix of Mike Callander‘s Friday Night. The compilation finishes on a light high with Ithch-E and Scratch-E offering trance-like chord progressions and weightless vocals.