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Loz Cliffe

Loz Cliffe

29.01.2011

Introducing MOTIV...

Published in Press Releases
Mixing jazz improvisation with a modern big beat sound, whilst working at the hard edge of the contemporary jazz scene, MOTIV's two horn players, accompanied by a three piece rhythm section, create angular and edgy harmonies over a contemporary mix of hip hop, break beats, and funky drum ‘n bass. Add to that mix the dynamic vocal talents of MC Cheshire Cat and you have a unique and original blend of improvised jazz, hip-hop and funk recently described as: "Funky jazz for the 21st Century" -ether