Working at the edge of the contemporary jazz scene MOTIV mix jazz improvisation with a modern hiphop sound. Creating angular harmonies over break beats and funky drum & bass grooves, two horn players, a three piece rhythm section and the poignant lyricism of MC Cheshire Cat produce a sound and vibe recently described as:
"Funky jazz for the 21st century..." - Etherbeat.com
"An excellent jazz meets hiphop collective" - TimeOut
"They give me the same feeling I get listening to Public Enemy or Miles Davis" - detroitillharmonic
Drummer Sam Kelly from 70’s funksters Cymande and Adrian Reid, founding member of The Jazz Warriors, have both played as guests with MOTIV, reflecting the bands roots and influences. You can hear and purchase MOTIV’s music online at: www.cdbaby.com and the iTunes music store.