Motion’s main stage area was packed, but with Giggs and Shy FX on the line-up it’s not difficult to see why.
Shy FX got everyone going with classics like Shake Your Body, before Giggs smashed his set, the crowd going crazy for Whippin Excursion, Lock Doh and Look What The Cat Dragged In.
I did ask Giggs for an interview on the night, but he smiled and said he wasn’t really doing interviews at the moment. A few days later, watching Twitter blow up after Drake’s London show, I think I now know why he had to keep quiet…
With Sir Spyro back to back with Spooky and MCs ordering reload after reload, the Motion crowd was lapping it up. I caught up Spyro after his set, we talked producing tracks for the new generation of grime artists and which MCs have impressed him in the studio. Here’s what went down:
The interview wrapped around 5am, by which time the Motion crowd were starting to head, content with their dose of heavy music.
Despite the rain trying it’s best to dampen the carnival vibe, The Blast still made Bristol bass and grime fans proud, roll on the summer carnival.
This Friday Grime royalty returns to Bristol. Giggs is set to headline Motion, taking the top spot at The Blast Winter Carnival alongside an insane line-up featuring some of the city’s best talent.
Well-received by the critics and a huge hit with the fans, everyone will be expecting a heavy dose of tracks from Landlord, as well as his classics.
The Blast – who’ve previously played host to the likes of Capo Lee and Novelist (on their stage at Sequences Festival 2016) – have backed a mixture of home-grown Bristol DJs and producers alongside MCs from the capital for the night.
SHY FX, BBK’s DJ Maximum, Sir Spyro and Conducta are just some of the other names on the bill.
Anyone who saw Giggs smash his set at Love Saves The Day in Bristol last summer, telling the crowd “I’m gonna lose my voice right now, but fuck it,” will be looking forward to his return.
Motion attracts some of the top emerging and established talent from the scene and draws huge crowds as a result. With three releases of tickets already sold out, get in quick if you don’t want to miss one of the biggest names in Grime drop by.