Motto Disco

Motto Disco 21: Olivier Lasson

A mix created by Olivier Lasson for Motto Disco, featuring sounds from:

Martin Bakero 
Masayoshi Fujita
Jan Jelinek 
Samuele Strufaldi 
Alexander Rishaug 
Christine GROULT 
Olivier Lasson  
Reeve Schumacher 
O Morto

Olivier Lasson
Born in 1973, lives and works in Paris.

Motto Disco 20: STEPPUBLISHER Watt Chapter 3 – ailanthusbooks @ Motto Berlin

Watt Chapter presents a playlist by ailanthusbooks, published on the occasion of the exhibition STEPPUBLISHER organized by Ho King Man, at Motto Berlin.

1. Maki Asakawa – Kurai me o Shita Joyuu
2. 荒木一郎 – いとしのマックス
3. ちあきなおみ – 夜へ急ぐ人
4. 浅丘ルリ子 – 愛の化石
5. 緑魔子 – やさしいにっぽん人
6. Niplets – 泥棒ごっこ
7. 渚ようこ – 謎の女B
8. 富岡多恵子 – 中折帽子をかむったお父さん
9. ゑでぃまぁこん & 高橋幾郎 – 交信
10. 山口百恵 – 乙女座 宮
11. 森進一 – 冬のリヴィエラ
12. 松田聖子 – 風立ちぬ
13. 林以樂 – 相約夢境(夢で逢えたら)
14. 戸張大輔 – 無題22
15. 山口冨士夫 – おさらば
16. 大賀埜々 – Close to the night
17. Yumi Yano 矢野有美 – Marine Blue
18. POiSON GiRL FRiEND – The Future Is Now
19. Ecstasy Boys – Holy Spirit Dance (Tatsuro Amamiya’s Spirit Mix)

Ho King Man
April 4-April 29


Motto Disco 19: STEPPUBLISHER Watt Chapter 2 – mafmadmaf @ Motto Berlin

Watt Chapter presents a mix from mafmadmaf, published on the occasion of the exhibition STEPPUBLISHER organized by Ho King Man, at Motto Berlin.

In the autumn of 2022, I interviewed Ming Gor, a blind artist of Cantonese Dishui Naamyam (Southern Tunes). During our nearly two-hour conversation, Ming Gor performed several traditional lines of Naamyam, such as “Wanderer’s Autumn Grief” and “Baoyu Paying His Last Respects to Daiyu”. Afterwards, I created this composition by improvising with a synthesizer and piano, mixed with other related field recordings.


Ho King Man
April 4-April 29


Motto Disco 18: April 2023 Music Mix

Dear Friends,

We are pleased to share with you Motto’s April 2023 Music Mix.

WATT Chapters presents a mix by Phuong-Dan, published on the occasion of the exhibition “STEPPUBLISHER” organized by Ho King Man, at Motto Berlin.

Motto Disco 17: February 2023 Music Mix

Dear friends,

We are pleased to share with you Motto’s February 2023 Music Mix, Triste Tropik Mix created by Kink Gong.

Listen to Kink Gong here


Motto Disco 16: January 2023 Music Mix

A selection from albums included in Motto’s January 2023 music newsletter, featuring sounds from:

King Gong
Richard Scott
Kristen Oppenheim
YL Hsueh
Vladislav Delay & Eivind Aarset
Sonic Boom / Papiro
DJ Fusiller x Fusiller


Motto Disco 15: December 2022 Music Mix

For December 2022 Music Mix we hosted Broshuda on a two-day residence at Motto’s store. The artist created a mix featuring music from our latest arrivals.


Motto Disco 14: Tirana Book Fair November 2022 Mix

A selection of music for the micro closed-circuit radio station broadcast during the Tirana Book Fair November 2022, this mix features sounds from:

Koray Kantarcıoğlu
Ferox Maw
Yannick Dauby
Canon singing from MIEN (YAO) hill tribes in China, Vietnam, and Laos, released on Sublime Frequencies
Amelia Cuni
Cheba Wahida
Barney Wilen
Sugai Ken
Michel Redolfi
Inoyama Land


Motto Disco 13: November 2022 Music Mix


Motto Disco Digital Graveyard


Motto Disco 12: KLAAR – Horizonte II



Motto Mix 12: KLAAR by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

(Image by Megan Cullen)

Motto Disco 11: Standish/Carlyon


Standish/Carlyon are Conrad Standish and Tom Carlyon, formerly of The Devastations. The ‘futurist dub pop’ duo recently released their debut album, Deleted Scenes, and here they provide the eleventh installment of the Motto Disco series.


Motto Mix 11: STANDISH/CARLYON by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

Motto Disco 10: M.E.S.H.


M.E.S.H. (PAN / Dyssembler / JANUS) is Berlin based producer, James Whipple. He provides the tenth installment of the Motto Disco series.


Motto Mix 10: M.E.S.H. by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

Motto Disco 09: Hebronix

Hebronix is a solo project by Daniel Blumberg (Yuck), produced by Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux / Howling Hex). Their debut album is out now worldwide via ATP Recordings on CD, LP, or Digital Download. Featuring the tracks Viral and Unreal.


Motto Disco 09: Hebronix by Mottobooks on Mixcloud


Motto Disco 08: Sully

Long before the UK garage revival kicked in and “future” garage had even been dreamt up, Sully began finding a space between 2step’s swing, dubstep’s edge and breakstep’s drums, all underpinned by the rude spirit of jungle. While he has preferred to keep a relatively low profile and remain around the peripheries of the quick hype, quick decay climate of the burgeoning bass music scene, his music has found a sense of permanence, the longevity of which speaks volumes of his talent.

His debut album, Carrier, is out now on Martin Clark’s Keysound Recordings.


Motto Disco 09: Sully by Mottobooks on Mixcloud


Motto Disco 07: Total Control

Total Control is a band based in Melbourne, Australia that has existed since 2008 never as a full time engagement until 2010. Two American tours and one small European tour based around an appearance at ATP’S Nightmare Before Christmas have been undertaken. In 2012 a 12″ featuring some of their more vague electronic experiments is due to be released

Their album Henge Beat is out on Iron Lung Records

Band member James Vinciguerra also operates Horizon Pages

Motto Disco 06: Klaar

Klaar are based between London and Melbourne

The Remote EP was recently released and is available for free download at This is Harmitage

Motto Disco 05: Mouse On Mars

in dubio pro topophonics

Mouse on Mars’ 10th studio album PARASTROPHICS has just been released

Motto Disco 04: Nat-Ala-Mat

Nathan, Alan and Matilda are based in Berlin.


Motto Disco 03: Mouving


Merchant Gateways by Mottobooks on Mixcloud


Mouving is a guise of Melbourne based artist, Joshua Petherick who has also contributed to some rather interesting musical projects such as VDO and Paeces.

Motto Disco 02: Harsh Patel

Alex D. Super Hooker

Harsh Patel is based in LA and he’s next
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Motto Disco 01: Kuedo


Latest mottobooks’s Cloudcasts on Mixcloud


Under varying projects, the UK born / Berlin based artist has been an instrumental figure in the evolution of electronic music in the UK and beyond for just under a decade. He most recently released his critically acclaimed debut album Severant on the prevalent British label, Planet Mu.

Kuedo has curated this playlist entitled Sinking in the Datatank specifically with the act of reading in mind, delving into a hypnotic modern history of avant-garde electronics and rousing soundscapes.

Severant is available at Planet Mu Records



When we first moved to Berlin in summer 2008, we imagined many things were ahead of us. In December 2011, Motto Berlin has turned three years, and to celebrate this we’ve asked friends, collaborators and people we admire to put together mixtapes with the idea that they should be played within the context of Bookstores.

Stay tuned as this is the start of a collection of unexpected and versatile encounters.