That Sound with Motez and Qrion
That Sound is a series where we explore and share contemporary musical ideas from some of Australia’s most compelling electronic artists, producers and musicians. For the fifth and final feature of the series, producers Motez and Qrion takes us through the process of how they made their arpeggiator loop that features so prominently in their latest single ‘Slow Down’.
Motez has been a name synonymous with sweaty four-to-the-floor house. In more recent times, the Iraqi born, Australian producer began to push his musical boundaries, returning to his roots of classical piano know how mixed with the influences of 90’s dance music. From his floor filling ‘Ride Roof Back’, to his now beautifully composed ‘Future’, Motez’s musical evolution has placed him, in the eyes of the fan, as an artist who can flex his skills and musical-taste across many dance music genres.
In a recent pre-COVID trip to Los Angeles, Motez chanced upon an opportunity to work with Japan native Qrion in the studio. Qrion is no stranger to the world of dance music, connecting with the world well beyond her home in Sapporo, making music with producers like Ryan Hemsworth, Giraffage, Spencer Brown, and now, of course, Motez. Qrion notable tracks include her Ajuna Beats signed ‘Outro’ and remix of the Melbourne based Dugong Jr’s ‘Holding On’.
Motez and Qrion’s single ‘Slow Down’ is a meeting of like minded musicians. They have created deep and crisp synths, crackling claps, and a 90s UK House style vocal sample.