Records was active as a label from 1996 to 2007. A small independent UK
music label run by enthusiasts, activities have now been suspended because
of the pressure of other commitments and significant changes in the nature
of the music industry.
Currently there are no plans for any further releases
of any kind.
Motion Records' speciality was vintage reggae & dub, where the approach
was one of quality rather than quantity. Our Legendary Skatalites In Dub
album remains an eternal classic.
Our most recent reggae back catalogue is still available, but most of
our releases are now out of licence, and only obtainable second hand,
where the prices they have fetched on occasions are testament to their
Punk-era legend Vic Godard and his band Subway Sect released several albums
with Motion, including the Subway Sect Singles Anthology.
Although not widely known to the public, Vic was hugely influential within
the music industry - Edwyn Collins, The Libertines and even the late Kurt
Cobain being among his devotees.
Vic is still actively writing and recording, but
is now working with other record labels. The Vic Godard section of this
site will remain here, archived, for information.