The guys from London know one thing for sure: Their label Motek will never be ordinary, pretentious or mainstream. But what does that actually mean, in times when genres are increasingly blurred and new subgenres are constantly being created? First and foremost authenticity – and that’s what Label stands for without a doubt.
It all started more than six years ago, when the Label Crew mainly planned and organized events. Even then the vision was clear: to organize extraordinary parties far away from the mainstream. The events became magical places where people could be as they wanted to be and pursue their passion for electronic music.
Some of the artists to grace the Motek decks include: Slam, Mind Against and My Favorite Robot for example. As Motek quickly grew into one of the most respected club nights in London, the Motek team knew that something had to be done to grow the brand abroad. There have since been events in the US, Canada, Austria, South Africa, Mauritius, Norway, Germany and Slovakia.
The successful events around the globe could not stop the crew’s hunger, so the label Motek was founded in 2012. Since then it has regularly released output from artists such as Namito, Miyagi, My Favorite Robot, Ron Flatter, Ruede Hagelstein, Martin Landsky, Acado, Kora, Marc DePulse and many more internationally renowned new comers and heavyweights. “We operate globally and most of our artists now come from outside the UK.”
Besides the continuous releases the label impresses with showcases, free downloads and podcasts. Recently released is “Marc DePulse – Estrelle / Etepetete”, an eclectic two track EP full of danceability and two colorful remixes by Kosmos and Acado. Another landmark for the hand-picked tracks, which move body and soul again and again.
“We especially appreciate that we get together with people from all over the world and different cultures. Be it online or, of course, even more beautiful, in real life. That’s how many great friendships have been made…Our goal is to continue to build on what we’re doing right now: discovering unique dance music and artists. With our releases we want to stay true to our own musical preferences and focus on fresh sound “. (Motek)
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