Get lost at State Bridge with The Motet |

Get lost at State Bridge with The Motet

Daily staff report
Vail CO Colorado
Special to the Daily

BOND – Motet drummer and founding member Dave Watts says he plays “music to get lost in,” and nicely matched, State Bridge has a venue to get lost in.

From Boulder, The Motet has been tearing up the national jam scene for 12 years, evolving and helping pioneer the electronic sophistication of that last decade.

“We get into some super heavy funk, electronic, afro-beat stuff for the entire show, from beginning to end,” Dave Watts said. “I love doing the old school ’70s funk, but the stuff we get into is a little more deep, heavy trance, heavy horns and psychedelic. It’s really great music to get lost in. So it mixes up a lot of different worlds, but it’s definitely a dance party.”

Featuring complex compositions written and arranged by Watts, the music tells a story through syncopated rhythms and melodies. As music and technology evolve at an astounding rate, so too has The Motet pioneered their unique sound while continuing to defy categorization.

With roots in jazz, afrobeat, funk, salsa and samba, The Motet keeps its audiences in a dancing frenzy by layering house and techno rhythms into a style that is uniquely their own.

Opening the evening is Watts’ other project, Juno What?! – a funky electronic trio. Formed in 2008, the band has quickly become the leading practitioner of high-energy disco booty jams, and live electro-funk.

Catalyzing dance floors into sonic landscapes, the band’s sound is ahead of its time yet remains rooted in the foundation of early ’80s dance grooves and a devout appreciation for sternum-bumping progressive themes.

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