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Motiv8

Motiv8   (UK)

EuroDance group
Added : 20/11/2001
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Motiv8tion
Mission
Rockin' For Myself
Don't Need Your Love (Break The Chain)
Break The Chain
Searching For The Golden Eye
Dreaming
More Than A Feeling
Continuum
Riding on the Wings
Riding On The Wings (re-release)
91 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

Latest Motiv8 news

13/01/2017 : Almighty Records gathered 10 of the best Motiv8 remixes on a compilation entitled We Love Motiv8.

04/03/2011 : Almighty records will release a special compilation dedicated to Motiv8. Entitled Almighty Presents: We Love Motiv 8!, it will include remixes and releases by Motiv8. Strangely, the superb eurodance track Searching For The Golden Eye won't be included...

13/07/2008 : A remix of Motiv8 feat Kym Mazelle' Searchng For The Golden Eye by Julian The Angel & Pedro Del Moral was released in June on vinyl

20/02/2005 : Motiv8's Riding On The Wings entered the UK charts at #44.

13/01/2005 : Motiv8 re-released Riding On The Wings in the UK (thanks to Denis "DJ Hooligan" Zhabkine).

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Motiv8 albums

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Motiv8 singles

Mission Mission (feat Summer D and Cappa) 1992  
Rockin' For Myself Rockin' For Myself (feat Angie Brown) 8th Jun 1994  
Don't Need Your Love (Break The Chain) Don't Need Your Love (Break The Chain) 1995  
Break The Chain Break The Chain 6th Oct 1995  
Searching For The Golden Eye Searching For The Golden Eye 9th Nov 1995  
Dreaming Dreaming Promo only 1998  
More Than A Feeling More Than A Feeling (with Time Frequency) 1998  
Continuum Continuum 5th Aug 1998  
Riding on the Wings Riding on the Wings (with Jocelyn Brown) 1999  
Riding On The Wings (re-release) Riding On The Wings (re-release) 2005  

 

Motiv8 remixes

Rockin' For Myself Rockin' For Myself 1994  

 

 



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Motiv8 biography

Motiv 8 have blazed a trail in the dance world with their distinctive Euro-pop sound, not only with their own hits, but also remix and production work for a plethora of labels and artists. Motiv 8 fans will already know the three hits for WEA, namely the irresistible Rockin' For Myself, Break The Chain and the Bond-inspired Searching For The Golden Eye (feat.Kym Mazelle). This one was covered by the project Blue Dream.

The man behind Motiv 8, Steve Rodway, established his own record label FX Records in order to release his own material, recording a wide variety of material under different guises. One record sold far more than any of the others, a track called Mission released under the name Motiv 8.

Rodway stuck with the name and went on to develop the Motiv 8 style, moving from previously underground releases to increasingly widespread recognition. Ploughing every penny he had into his music, Rodway went on to set up Nuff Respect Records in order to reach a wider market with the second Motiv 8 single Rockin' For Myself, featuring the voice of Angie Brown. The record quickly became a club favourite and led Warner's UK head of A&R to contact Rodway.

Remixed and re-released Rockin' For Myself reached the U.K. top 20, achieving platinum status in Australia and becoming a major club hit across the U.K. and Europe. Since then Motiv 8 have scored two further hits with Break The Chain and Searching For The Golden Eye - both songs were written, arranged, produced and remixed by Motiv 8.

Shortly after hitting the charts with Rockin' For Myself, Rodway enjoyed further success with the Motiv 8 remix of The Doobie Brothers' Listen To The Music, which took him in another hit-making direction. Now, Motiv 8 have become one of the most sought after production teams around, scoring huge US hits with Gina G 's Ooh... Aah... Just A Little Bit, Spice Girls Wannabe, Jellyhead by Crush and others such as Pulp's Common People and Disco 2000, St, Etienne's He's On The Phone and Diana Ross's I Will Survive amongst others.

In December 1995 Steve signed Gina G who was keen to work with Rodway having heard the Motiv 8 single Rockin' For Myself. Her name? And what a flying start her career got off to with her debut single Ooh.. Aah.. Just A Little Bit reaching no. 1 in the UK charts and selling over a million copies. There was also Riding on the Wings which was recorded with Jocelyn Brown .

With Motiv 8 now firmly established as icons in the dance world, the continual discovery and development of new artists is now the main focus. Rodway considers the development of in-house talent to be more important to the long-term growth of the company than simply doing remixes. 'I find myself re-producing more than remixing most of the time, and I'd rather be doing that for an Artist signed to FX.'.

However, Rodway is keen to point out that this doesn't signal the end of Motiv 8 mixes. 'It's just that there'll be less of them. We don't want to flood the market with Motiv 8 mixes. In any case, there are still some very rare ones that people can't get their hands on.'

2002 : Motiv 8's producer released at the end of year a eurotrance single (in a style reminding Noemi or Sylver) under the name M.A.T. Feat Jay P entitled Take Me High.

2004 : Rocking For Myself was covered by a eurotrance project called Tune In.

2005 : Riding On The Wings was re-released.

Motiv8 at FX Music
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Motiv8 at NDG
Thanks to Nico

A1 - Same Old Brand New You
Alabama 3 - Ain't Goin' To Goa
BIBIANA - Continuum
BLUE BEAT - Big Times
Brooklyn Bounce - Bass, Beats & Melody
Buffalo G - We're Really Saying Something
Childliner DJ'S - The Gift Of Christmas
Shawn Christopher - Make My Love
Ann Consuelo - See The Day
Crush - Jellyhead
Dana Dawson - Show Me
Diana - All I Need Is Love
The Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
Dreamworld - Movin' Up
Dubstar - Stars
Erasure - Freedom
Gina G - Ooh Aah... Just A Little Bit, Higher Than Love, Fresh ! (Album)
Gala - Let A Boy Cry
Michelle Gayle - Baby Don't Go
Heaven 17 - Designing Heaven
Johnna - Pride
J-Pac - Nutter
Kaci - Paradise, Tu Amor
Mary Kiani - When I Call Your Name, I Imagine, Let The Music Play, 100%
Let Loose - Everybody Say, Everybody Do
Kelly Llorenna - Brighter Day
Sean Maguire - Good Day
Mero - It Must Be Love
Kylie Minogue - On A Night Like This
Mozaic - Nothing In The World
Neuronic - Heaven
Nightcrawlers - Let's Push It, Lift Me Up
N-Trance - Turn Up The Power
Open Arms feat Rowetta - Hey Mr DJ
KT Oslin - Come On At My House
Robert Palmer - Addicted To Love
Pet Shop Boys - A Red Letter Day
Phixx - Strange Love
Billie Piper - Something Deep Inside
Precious - New Beginning
Pulp - Common People, Disco 2000
LeAnn Rimes - But I Do Love You
Diana Ross - I Will Survive
Saint Etienne - Hug My Soul, He's On The Phone
Scooch - For Sure
Sleazesisters with Vicki Shepard - Sex
Sparks - Now That I Own The BBC
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Taylor Caine - Bombshell Cabaret
Teez - I Should Have Known Better
2 In A Room - Giddy Up
Kristine W - Lovin' You
West End - It's Raining Men

Motiv8 biography was last updated Sat, January 13th 2018



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