Jul 12, 2018
2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE SPOTLIGHT - MOTEZ
Nominated in this year's BEST DANCE OR ELECTRONICA SINGLE category is Motez with his single The Future feat. Antony and Cleopatra.
Motez’ soundscape pushes the boundaries of your regular house producer, going way back before he was making wholesome, wall-to-wall club cuts and rocking festivals stages. His classical piano know how and clear influences of the 90’s allows him to flex his skills and musical-taste across all of his releases, chalking up six Hype Machine #1s and dropping official remixes for Disclosure, Sam Smith, Goldlink and Ellie Goulding. 2016 & 2017 also saw Motez join Diplo & Friends, Beats1 Radio and triple j Mix Up Exclusives to lay down his favorite selections.
Following the success of 2016’s ‘The Vibe’ EP, which included the Tkay Maidza collaboration ‘Down Like This’, 2017 saw Motez showcase his ever-evolving production abilities through his first release ‘Praise’, followed by a fresh offering in ‘The Future’. After having spent much of the past two years in the studio writing and recording, sonically ‘The Future’ is a new progression for Motez, featuring the uplifting vocals of Antony & Cleopatra interwoven between verses, while a South Australian children’s choir take the chorus to new heights. Three years in the making, ‘The Future’ is Motez’ most personal offering to date, receiving support from BBC-R1, KCRW, Live105 and triple j.
On the road and to the stage, Motez has played to thousands at Field Day, Holy Ship, EDC, HARD Summer and Electric Forest, fronted main support duties for Disclosure, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Fatboy Slim, and filled clubs all over Australia, North America and Europe. Between his own releases and remixes, Motez’ last 12 months has included a sold out Australian ‘The Future’ Tour, another two trips to North America and a return to the UK & Europe. Motez welcomed 2018 with a sold out national festival tour with Fatboy Slim & Gorgon City, as well as a main-stage slot on Mountain Sounds Festival, signaling the beginning of a big year ahead.
All awards winners will be announced at the 2018 AIR Awards on Thursday 26 July at the Queen’s Theatre, Adelaide.
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