Motion is the first release in a new Six Degrees series that gathers rare remixed versions of some of our favorite tracks and presents them in one complete collection. Artists such as Bebel Gilberto, dZihan and Kamien, Banco de Gaia, Monica Ramos, DJ Cam and Euphoria are given the dance remix treatment from world class producers/remixers AtJazz, King Britt, Demon, Romanthony and more. Motion moves and grooves into the worlds of house, funky breaks, and trance yet never loses sight of the beat. This Six Degrees collection proves once again that when it comes to the world of dance music "everything is closer than you think."
The San Francisco-based label Six Degrees has become a hub in the ecstatic realm of loungy dance music. It focuses, to a great extent, on an urban-tropical hybrid that rings true for anyone who's shaken off beach sand, crossed a well-paved esplanade, and found themselves in a civilized nightclub. Motion
celebrates such "fourth world" party music right from the start with Bebel Gilberto
's intoxicating "Sem Contencao"--the beats as persistent as a patient suitor, Gilberto's vocals seductive enough to excuse her for once helping Kenny G
cover her parents' classic, "The Girl from Ipanema." "Ipanema," of course, is the über-single for endless-summer lovin'. There's little here with that song's potent insouciance, but the heady mix of synthesized languor and techno-fied desire that is Monisa Ramos
's psychedelic "Ocean" and Euphoria
's heavenly "Delirium" make for excellent after-hours music any time of the day. --Marc Weidenbaum