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Renegade Riddims: Motiv


Hailing from the talent hotbed of Manchester, Motiv is quickly developing a solid reputation for creating some of the most diverse drum & bass in the business. His comprehensive cuts regularly rocket up the charts, and his distinctive back catalogue listens like a generous selection of rollers, melodic grooves and dark jungle.

Representing the full spectrum of drum and bass, Motiv isn’t one to tie himself into one sound or style; a respected trademark of his production technique. His releases have been highly reviewed and regarded by some of the main player in the scene.

Motiv’s passion and high production standards also translate seamlessly to the dancefloor, where his dynamic sets make it easy to see how he has already carved a name for himself as a standout DJ!

With plenty of releases already penned for 2023, we strongly suggest you get this prolific artist on your radar if he’s not already. Today he joins the ranks of our Renegade Riddims series. His mix contains music from the likes of himself, Sl8r, Conrad Subs, Surreal, Heist and more!

Check out the mix below and download it for free here!

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Sum up this mix in 10 words…

Showcase of unreleased tracks, remixes and personal favourites from producers.

What’s your personal favourite track on it?

Motiv & Collette Warren – Cloak & Dagger (Random Movement Remix)

What’s the special ingredient in this mix?

A lot of soul!

Tell us about your next EP?

My next EP is coming out on Liquid V featuring collaborations with Luke Truth, Slay and Sl8r.

What have you got coming up?

Liquid V EP and plenty more music to come in the year

And finally, do you have a special message for our readers?

Thank you to everyone supporting my music and huge big ups to Data Transmission for having me!


  1. Motiv & Anya Asia – Halcyon (Surreal Remix)
  2. Motiv – Shortcuts
  3. Sl8r – Homegrown
  4. Conrad Subs – IPS
  5. Technimatic – Bristol
  6. Motiv – Don’t You
  7. Motiv & Collette Warren – Cloak & Dagger (Random Movement Remix)
  8. Surreal – Sugar
  9. Channell – Oo Ahh
  10. Motiv – Weekends Of You
  11. Motiv – Sunbeams
  12. Motiv & Slay – OT (Shots)
  13. Flaco – Promise
  14. Sevin – Elevator Blues
  15. Surreal – Shy
  16. Random Movement & Jaybee – Good Enough
  17. Motiv – Since You Left Her VIP
  18. Motiv & Sl8r – To Me
  19. Heist – It’s Calm (Channell Remix)
  20. Motiv – Fever Dream
  21. Sl8r – All We Do
  22. Channell – Untitled
  23. Flaco – Never
  24. Motiv – Always
  25. Motiv – Beach 22
  26. Sevin – Better
  27. Motiv & Surreal – Sunglasses VIP
  28. Channell – Lovin
  29. Motiv – Kalimera
  30. Surreal – Heartbeat
  31. Motiv & Luke Truth – Done For Me

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