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Exceptional Blue records: 28 Jan
“Stunning” The Guardian
“Seductive” The Times
“Towering, exhilarating and often beautiful” Mixmag
“An object of desire” Metro
“Submotion orchestra are on the rise, and for good reason” Q
“Excellent vehicles for Ruby Wood’s soulful vocals” Uncut
“They carry both the funk and the groove into new dimensions” The Word
“Intriguing - one to keep an eye on” BBC.co.uk
Thinking (Radio Edit)
Thinking (Uggs and Barbour Remix)
Thinking (Mark Knight Remix)
London/Leeds-based seven piece Submotion Orchestra return with Thinking - the third single taken from their critically acclaimed second album Fragments.
Thinking kicks off with easy-going yet somehow frenetic high hat, all tight beats and ghost hits, imploring the foot to tap. This effortlessly cool and funky electronic track combines well-placed synths and live drums with Ruby Wood’s soulful vocals, cleverly chopped and produced, combined with close harmony backing vocals calling and echoing the refrain ‘I’ve been thinking ‘bout you’. Remixes come from Uggs & Barbour and Mark Knight.
Uggs and Barbour have created a remix which somehow defies classification. Safe to say this mystery mix is worthy of further investigation and will not disappoint.
Remix number two comes from Grammy nominated artist, Mark Knight, who is responsible for some of the biggest dance records of the last decade. His signature sound blurs the boundaries between mainstream and underground and has propelled his revered imprint, Toolroom Records, to world domination. As a producer, Mark has built a reputation for outstanding releases, consistently topping international dance charts with timeless anthems; You Got The Love (Mark Knight remix), Man With The Red Face, Downpipe, Conscindo, Good Times, Devil Walking, Alright… the list is endless. As a DJ, Mark holds international prominence, with his ‘Toolroom Knights’ residencies regularly hosted at Space-Ibiza, Ministry Of Sound-London, Cocoon-Frankfurt, Club Space-Miami, and at key festivals including SW4 London, Global Gathering UK and Dance Valley Netherlands.
Here’s a brief re-cap of the recent Submotion phenomena; Having captivated revellers with their frenetic live dubstep spectacle, the band became firm festival favourites, wowing crowds at Glastonbury, Bestival The Big Chill, Latitude, Secret Garden and Outlook in Croatia.
Last year the band released their debut album Finest Hour, plus singles All Yours and Always. They were met with widespread critical acclaim, plus heavy Radio 1, 6music, 1xtra and NME Radio support. The release of their sophomore album Fragments has helped them achieve more mainstream appeal, whilst still satisfying their die-hard followers. Fragments moves coherently between styles, marking a broader palate of influences seeping into their output.
Fragments received a huge amount of support at press, including a brilliant Mixmag feature, and positive coverage in quality titles DJ, Q, The Telegraph, Artrocker, Aesthetica, Trap and Hi Fi News. There has been great interest online recently with glowing pieces running on SBTV, Drowned In Sound, UKF, FACT, Fake DIY, Artrocker, Data Transmission, Soul Culture, Beatwolf, Potholes In My Blog and countless more, as well as extensive regional press coverage.
Highlighting their broad appeal, DJ support has come a diverse selection of jocks including Laurent Garnier, Oneman (Rinse), DJ Flight (Metalheadz/Rinse), Simbad (Defected), Tayo (Kiss), plus Ashley Beedle and Rocky.
Submotion Orchestra have toured the UK and Europe extensively usually selling out venues and delivering triumphant performances which see fans returning time and time again to watch them.