Review: In:Motion Opener with The Martinez Brothers

Review: In:Motion Opener with The Martinez Brothers

Last Friday night saw the return of the In:Motion series, which runs throughout winter.

It is arguably one of the most entertaining music series in England.

This year’s opening line up ranged from a delightful mix of tech house in the main room to house over in the infamous Marble Factory.

The special guest who wasn't announced until the night was Eats Everything, a Bristol local who favours the likes of Motion.


Source: In:Motion

Source: In:Motion

This year’s headliners were the Bronx-based duo who go by the name of The Martinez Brothers.

These two brothers are renowned across the globe for lighting up dance floors from the likes of Ibiza to Barcelona.


This time it was the turn of the city of Bristol to absorb the effusive joy that the brothers brought to the main room.

Every track played inched the momentum ever higher, as each song seamlessly transgressed from the next.

They exercised restraint with each tune, always leaving room for more.

The set was crisp and minimal and did not lack energy.

No nonsense tech from the highly sought after brothers.


Source: In:Motion

Source: In:Motion

After seeing Peggy Gou at Dekmantel this summer at the Boiler Room, seeing some of her set in Marble was a personal must.

The hype Gou has received in the last few months has been amazing and rightly so.

The Berlin based producer was on form on Friday night, brandishing flashy melodies and strutting baselines for the whole of her set.

A highly skilled musician, each song was chosen meticulously.

A personal highlight was the acid ridden track 'Here I Am (Tuff City Kids Remix), which was brandished towards the end.



Following Peggy Gou in the Marble Factory was the Glaswegian selector Jackmaster

Needling little introduction, Jackmaster is a supreme technician who supplied a superb criss-cross set on Friday night.

Jackmaster is a perfectionist who, sizing up the dance floor, toyed with the crowd for several minutes before slamming some high quality techno or disco anthem upon the punters.

He provided high quality energy within the dark perimeters of the Marble Factory.

Having seen him at the likes of Warehouse Project and Parklife, this set on Friday certainly was a cracker.


Having seen three top quality artists on Friday night, the opening party did not disappoint.

The rest of the In:Motion series cannot come quick enough.


If you are looking for my recommendation for what’s coming up with In:Motion, check out the Percolate (17th November) & Crack Magazine (9th December) events.

Written by Ross Hook - Underground Writer

Edited by Reece Webster - Underground Editor