News: Bristol’s In:Motion Announce Second Phase of Events

In:Motion have just announced their second phase artists set to take over the West Country in Winter. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Maximillian Carton has the details.

As the nights draw longer and dust begins to settle upon enchanted fields across the country, the rose-tinted haze of summer dancing begins to fade as we prepare for a new wave of indoor spectacles.

At the forefront of Bristol’s ever-evolving scene, Motion has seen a meteoric rise from a half-empty warehouse to a miniature festival with each event. Whether it’s a daytime knees-up at Yard: Open Air, an intimate stomp at The Marble Factory or a blissful unity in Motion’s main body itself, you can find unparalleled dance floor moments in the pumping heart of the city.


Having recently announced their Phase 1 artists and showcases, we take a look at their newly announced Phase 2 for the In:Motion series this winter.

Without doubt my favourite line up of the season – Bristol’s titanic Team Love – bring their Love International festival to the venue maximising everything Motion has to offer. Flamboyant dancing, incredible guest selectors and resident Bristolian DJs. Drawing influences from around the globe in all shapes and forms, the line-up speaks for itself. A standout year for the Uruguayan DJ, Nicolas Lutz has twisted heads all summer with his undiscoverable hidden gems. Fresh of the finest dancefloors this planet has to offer, Saoirse will be bringing her relentlessly fresh record box along to the party. Todd Terje, Moodymann, Joy Orbison, Craig Richards, Josie Rebelle, Ruf Dug, Dave Harvey, Cristophe & Ellie Stokes all also spinning on the night.


The home of electronic news in Bristol since 2009, Crack Magazine, embark on yet another spell-binding showcase this time with none other than Detroit legend Jeff Mills. It has been a powerful year for Courtesy, gaining rapid attention with gigs in Berlin, New York, Amsterdam and London all coming up as well as releasing details of her new label Kulør. Textured techno and electro goddess Umfang will undoubtedly whip the crowd into a frenzy with Powder and Gideon both on support. Motor City Drum Ensemble providing a blisteringly smooth alternative soundtrack to the night.

Just as you thought it couldn’t get any better for the boys from the UK, Patrick Topping and Skream both announce separate all night long dates. Skream: Open to Close tour and Patrick Topping also soundtracking the whole evening. It’s no secret what Skream has in his locker but with Topping playing a more diverse selection of gigs; From donk to techno, the Paradise resident will surprise you more than you might think.


If you are born in Bristol, the likelihood of adopting your first white label Groove Connection before your first birthday is pretty high. Drum & Bass and Jungle are genres running through Bristol’s blood and veins. Chase & Status are taking jungle back to the old school, back to the roots with their RTRN II JUNGLE series, infused with an array of 90’s jungle acts: Dillinja, Conducta, Skibadee and Saxon Sound all feature.

SASASAS have had an outstanding year, breaking records and boundaries with the newly formed supergroup. From Outlook and Hideout to Creamfields and Boomtown, you’d be mad not to catch them for the NXT LVL Boxing Day bonanza. They bring The Prototypes, Logan D & Eksman, Mampi Swift b2b Crissy Criss and Distress Signal.

The final drum & bass showcase comes in the form of RUN x Playaz x Dimension: UK Tour x V Recordings. Arguably the scene’s most influential producers in the last 20 years, DJ Hype & DJ Hazard headline with Problem Central and King of Rollers x Shadow Demon Coalition supplying the goods.


It wouldn’t be a Motion announcement with the inclusion of a couple mainstay Ibiza brands in the mix. Both Glitterbox & Maceo Plex’s Mosaic have carved the way for many young producers getting into the scene for the past few years.

In his deep exploration of music, Maceo Plex will be guiding us through 4 hours of his collection that has been occupying Pacha all summer. Ever the tradition breaker, Eric Estornel has recently announced his electro alias Mariel Ito back to the scene and his love for B-Side bangers. Bringing Miami-born Danny Daze to Bristol, expect the unexpected.

Glitterbox first sashayed in with the disco sticks to Ibiza in 2014. It was the first of a few drastic changes in the Balearic Islands when Space morphed into the upmarket Hi Ibiza. Bringing three of the most feel-good artists on the planet; Dimitri From Paris, The Shapeshifters and Melon Bomb, this is one for the smilers.

With just 5 UK dates announced this year, Deadmau5 brings his coding genius to the West Country. Awe-inspiring light shows, unmatched sound design and a new concept, tickets will sure fire sell out for the intimate showcase at The Marble Factory.

Other shows include Claptone & The Masquerade, Mr Scruff and London-based minimal label FUSE with their 10 Year Anniversary. If you want to be part of Motion’s ever-growing legacy, this seems to be the perfect season to join in with the fun…Tickets can be purchased over at Motion’s website, see you on the dance floor!

Author: Ste Knight

Editor at The Waveform Transmitter. Lover of acid basslines, cavernous kick drums, and dark rooms. Cut his teeth to Surgeon's blistering techno assault at T-Funkshun in Liverpool and hasn't stopped for breath since.

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