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30/70 join forces with London and Australia’s South East elite beat-makers to deliver ‘Fluid Motion: Remixed’ on Rhythm Section Intl.
After the fruits of 2018’s luminous and lifted ‘Elevations’ iteration, we were keen to see how the rich, soulful and instrumental layers of last Summer’s ‘Fluid Motion’ LP could be reimagined by some of the key players in our mutual musical scenes. So, we invited a selection of our nearest and dearest to create their take on the track from the record that spoke to them most.
The ‘Fluid Motion: Remixed’ EP expands the album’s effortless eclecticism but offers energies more suited to the dancefloor that we’re missing oh so much. The first single comes from fellow label affiliates SAUL who kick things off with a bouncy breaks flip of N.Y.P., transforming it’s tender tones into a bright and lively party starter, all the while using Allysha’s silky vocals to guide the melody. It’s followed up by another SE duo, Peckham’s hazy house producers, Athlete Whippet. They’ve been championed by Scuba, Bicep, Laurent Garnier and The Black Madonna, and now join the RS ranks by way of injecting ‘Tempted’ with foot-stomping percussion and a moody electronic groove. We then move to the Southern Hemisphere with Close Counters, who emerged from the depths of Tasmania to become firm favourites of the band through family jams, local collaborations and plenty of hustle. They serve up an ‘Impermanence’ rework that journeys from sweaty bruk stylings to a sunny club chug. Hailing from the Solomon Islands, Setwun made his RS debut on our ‘Compilation for Dominica’ and returns here to take on title track ‘Fluid Motion’. He amps up the heat of Allysha’s pacey lyrical performance with squelchy low-swinging synths, showcasing his signature fusion of dance and funk. From Sydney’s self-proclaimed ‘Soulstranaut’ to “the Dilla of Deptford” (STW), Maxwell Owin has been a kingpin in London’s blossoming future-jazz and broken-house scenes for the past five years. He chops up ‘Tempted’ with a vigorous chasing tempo, twinkling glitches, a plunging bassy breakdown and seductive whispers to propel his gritty-city sonic aesthetic into a far-flung atmospheric nebula.
The Fluid Motion remix project sees the musical worlds of SE16 and Melbourne meet once again, proving it to be an alliance that just keeps on giving.
released September 18, 2020
All tracks written by 30/70
Mastered by Frank Merritt at The Carvery
Artwork & Design by Callum Riley