Bristol brand Run have enjoyed a stellar 12 months, hosting parties at some of the biggest festivals, including Hospitality on the Beach, whilst also attracting the biggest names in drum & bass to entertain people closer to home. Over the last few years there has always been a big celebration at Motion to round off the summer, with the organizers taking full advantage of the wondrous outdoor spaces that make up the venue.
This time the setting had changed as the annual party was split up into two consecutive weekend events. The first show had seen the likes of Andy C and Turno make an appearance in the West Country. Last weekend it was the turn of Brazilian maestro DJ Marky, Bladerunner and Shogun Audio boss Friction amongst others to take to the decks. With the blistering weather making a surprise appearance the stage was set for a fantastic day with some of the finest selectors ready to unleash the most frenetic mixes.
Whenever Marky is in town you know it is going to be a blistering mix, with a whole range of sub-genres thrown in, including everything from liquid to jump up. The South American is hugely respected throughout the scene for his ability to conjure up the most scintillating blends whenever he takes to the decks. One aspect of his set which is a joy to behold is the moment when he flips a CDJ upside down and starts scratching.
Whilst it would’ve been ideal to see him outside there were plenty of talented artists bringing the fire in the courtyard. Looking down the line up for the selection of artists playing outside it was hard not to be overawed. Right at the start it was the hugely impressive Circuits, which is a collaborative project between Kasra and InsideInfo, annihilating the venue with their eclectic selection of music.
A little later on as the sun started to set it was the turn of Friction and A.M.C. to unleash carnage. Both artists are known for being technically gifted on the decks, with each of them being no stranger to drawing on the most ferocious double drops.
To round off proceedings it was a treat to see the hugely talented mic man Inja perform on stage alongside Serum.
Fellow Kings of the Rollers team-mate Voltage soon made his way into the DJ booth and suddenly there was just a monstrous amount of dub plates being unleashed onto the crowd. To repay the favour Serum and Inja then decided to stick around as Voltage, Bassman and Trigga brought a close to the event as Shadow Demon Coalition.
The whole event proved to be a fitting conclusion to the summer. Run’s decision to split the party was a good one and now all eyes turn to the next show.
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