January 2023 Music Mix

Posted in Motto Berlin store, music, vinyl on January 21st, 2023
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6 Graphic Etudes, Richard Scott, arbitrary, 2022

Dear friends and colleagues, 

We hope you had a great start to 2023!

After a very brief hiatus we are back on deck and ready to share with you our newest musical arrivals. Make sure to check Motto’s full catalogue for an immersive experience and our Motto Disco page, revived and refreshed especially for your ears.

To hear a selection of sounds from these albums, follow this link to our new mix created by Max Parnell.

The mix features sounds from:

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

We hope you enjoy!

Motto Disco 12: KLAAR

Posted in Motto Disco, music on June 3rd, 2014
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Motto Disco 12: KLAAR – Horizonte II.

Motto Mix 12: KLAAR by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

(Image by Megan Cullen)

Motto Disco 11: Standish/Carlyon

Posted in Motto Disco, music on November 11th, 2013
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Motto Disco 11: Standish/Carlyon


Motto Mix 11: STANDISH/CARLYON by Mottobooks on Mixcloud

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 Disco 10: M.E.S.H.

Posted in Motto Disco, music on October 2nd, 2013
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Motto Disco 10: M.E.S.H.


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

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


Motto Disco 08: Sully

Posted in Motto Disco, music on June 26th, 2012
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Motto Mix

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 07: Total Control

Posted in Motto Disco, music on May 1st, 2012
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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 01: KUEDO

Posted in Motto Disco, music on January 12th, 2012
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When we first moved to Berlin in summer 2008, we imagined many things were ahead of us. Motto Berlin has just turned 3 years and to celebrate this we’ve had a couple of ideas. The first one takes form right here and we’d like to name it Motto Disco. Friends, collaborators and people we admire have been asked to put together mixtapes with the idea that they should be played within the context of Bookstores. Stay tuned in the weeks and months to come as this is the start of a collection of unexpected and versatile encounters. Enjoy!




Motto Disco 01: Kuedo


The first offering from the Motto Disco project comes in the form of a playlist selected by the eminent Kuedo.
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