The Weeknd, The XX, Jai Paul
Sydney’s MOVEMENT make slowed down, spaced-out dance music perfect for endless nights. The trio’s melancholic spin on electronic music features seductive grooves, crooning R&B vocals, and skittering drum pads that are as understated as they are impactful. With such striking songs, it’s hard not to get lost in MOVEMENT’s nocturnal stylings.
After the first listen through MOVEMENT’s music it should come as no surprise that the group only writes at night. Their self-titled debut EP is full of reverb-drenched and mid-tempo music that exists in some dreamy nighttime haze as if effortlessly slinking between shadows. “As soon as it turns dark,” says beatmaker Sean Walker, “it gets more inspiring and we write more.” This writing process clearly translates to the music.
Driven by a minimalistic approach, the result is intimate and evocative music. The stripped-back production - courtesy of Illangelo, notable for his work with The Weeknd - employs basic layers built on top of irresistible grooves. The cross-pollination between genres like dance, R&B, and electronic gives MOVEMENT a timeless quality. Whatever your late-night vice, MOVEMENT is here to soundtrack it.