Friday, August 26, 2011

Motion Drive


MOTION DRIVE is Philip Guillaume, 28 year old Swiss citizen living next to Zurich.
Philip's interest in electronic music started at a very early age when his father made him listen to Jean Michel Jarre's "Oxygene" and "Eqinox" followed by huge investments of Vinyl in 80's music during his youth. In 1997 he got finally infected by the psytrance virus thru his best friend Andreas Märki.

Together they started DJ'ing at small parties in the Swiss woods soon followed by producing their own music. This collaboration led to two Album releases as BLUE VORTEX and RUMBLE PACK and many live gigs all over Europe playing at some of the biggest festivals like Voov, Fusion, Antaris, Ozora to name a few. In 2006 Philip formed his solo-project MOTION DRIVE dedicated to progressive trance. In short time the first tracks appeared on compilations from labels like Iboga, Iono Music, Spintwist, Blue Tunes, Domo and he was asked to rmx some of the biggest Artists like Perfect Stranger, Ace Ventura and Emok/Maelstrom.

In the last years he got the chance to collaborate with great artists like Behind Blue Eyes, Flow Job, Zen Mechanics, Time in Motion and Dualism to name a few. Since the beginning of 2009 he's signed at the german label IONO MUSIC. He got the chance to compile his first compilation called "Sunset Delights" which was released in august '09 and included big names like Jay Selway, C-Jay, Ocean, Solid Snake etc. After a buzy '09 outdoor season, Philip went back to his studio and finally finished and released his first solo-album called "In the dirt" in April 2010. This debut album included tracks in a wide range from stomping off-beat to groovy progressive who contains unique themes and deep clubby build-ups, offering a funky and groovy mix between trance and house.

The Album was followed by a digital EP called "spring thing" released on Iboga Records. It included two tracks, the title track and a collaboration with the upcoming French artist Aladiah. Both tracks entered successfully the top tens on beatport psytrance charts. Now, one year and a few compilation tracks later, the next big release is ready to hit the streets. Some of the best Artists the scene has to offer transformed the biggest tracks from the album and a few classics into higher grounds. Expect nothing but great remixes by artists like Aerospace, Rocky, Midimal, Phaxe, Duotekk and more on this forthcoming remix album called "Recycled". Release is planed this summer 2011, as usual on mother ship IONO MUSIC. Stay tuned for more news!

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