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Soul Motive now closed.

Post by pete_bubonic » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:42 pm

Thought I should make an announcement as I know there were a few fans on here.

As of 2013, Soul Motive (and by extension 2 Floors Down) is officially shut. We had a good run at the start and I hope we introduced some amazing artists to you all, in the highest and prettiest quality we could get. A constant and increasing lack of sales has just made the venture not financially viable. And personally, it's hard work and disheartening when you sign amazing artists (just look at our back catalog), have great music and no-ones interested, you struggle to get coverage in the right places and dj's just aren't picking up the tunes. It became obvious Soul Motive had had it's time and place and it was time for Adam and I to move on and do new stuff. Perhaps we should have ended it earlier, but then we wouldn't have had the opportunity to put out the great music we had last year. I REGRET NOTHING!

All our remaining stock is still for sale directly and Adam will probably cut mad discounts to clear the remaining stock out of his house! Check for more details and to stream our entire catalog.

I would like to thank all of the artists who have released with us:
Joker, TRG, Ben Blackmore, Coleco, Sharmaji, El-B, Rossi B & Luca, Hyetal, Headhunter, Geiom, Eleven Tigers, Julio Bashmore, Kahn, Superisk, Dark Sky, Macc, Peverelist, Typesun and Sines.

A massive thank you to all the djs, writers and promoters that supported us, you lot genuinely made this stuff fun.

And finally but most of all, thanks to everyone who purchased something from us or came to a night. I have had some of the best times in my life playing at and attending nights representing Soul Motive and it's all down to people actually paying for something, I hope, they could see a little more effort went into than the standard.

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Post by garethom » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:44 pm

Some of my favourite pieces of wax are from Soul Motive, Joker/TRG one, and the El-B/Rossie & Luca one, so big up, certainly a great label while it lasted! Should be proud.

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Post by sixs » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:39 pm

absolutely terrible news. soul motive have always been a special sort of label, so many inspiring sounds from you guys... hold onto a shirt for me
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Post by mikey_g » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:08 pm

Thanks for everything Pete and Adam! Consistantly one of my favourite labels. No regrets please, so many good tunes, so much fun had mixing and listening to them!

Also - whats this about shirts?
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Post by Pedro Sánchez » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:10 pm

BigUp. Your releases will remain in my collection, Soul Motive was a relevance to this scene. :Q:
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Post by rob_booth » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:02 pm

Very sad news mate, loved Soul Motive and gutted we never did a SM label showcase .... I totally understand what you're saying in regards to all the effort for very little reward.

Always great releases, got the Joker and TRG, & headhunter releases ...


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Post by hendramarshall » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:19 pm

This is gutting news, thanks for all the music
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Post by dsprainman » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:45 pm

Stableface was the one!
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Post by Molzie » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:17 am

hendramarshall wrote:This is gutting news, thanks for all the music

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Post by Preacha » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:24 am

very sad to hear this
not only great tunes but loved the artwork, free digital with vinyl and the always funny copyright messages on the back

still play this one alot

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Post by hedmuk » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:07 am

Was gutted when Coleco told me this was going to happen a month or so ago: a lot of people could learn some valuable lessons about aesthetics and how to curate a label's output from Soul Motive.

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Post by south3rn » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:12 am

any copies of the julio bashmore available?

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Post by incnic » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:44 am

yer a proper label with good artwork and consistently interesting ahead of the curve music.

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Post by mIrReN » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:53 am

incnic wrote:yer a proper label with good artwork and consistently interesting ahead of the curve music.
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Post by vishes » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:55 am

Oh this is a real shame :( Sorry to hear that.

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Post by hasezwei » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:48 am

damnit :/
still listen to snake eater/move dis regularly, but somehow never bothered to check for more releases.

gonna email you once the next paycheck's in.

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Post by guyus- » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:07 am

:( shame! you've had some amazing releases. big up and thanks for the great work!

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Re: Soul Motive now closed.

Post by Sufferhead » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:42 pm

Because of this thread, I checked out Last Saloon Swagger / Into the Sunset and wow, those tracks are mindblowing.


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