About Motion Potion
Motion Potion aka Robert Kowal is one of the Bay Area’s hardest working, most innovative, and versatile DJ’s; By pushing the Pioneer CDJ-1000’s technology to their limits, Motion Potion’s able to mix together any style, any genre, regardless of tempo -transcending the confinements of the usual dj genres. Legends like Isaac Hayes, Dr John, and Maceo Parker have all called on Mopo’s deep vault of musical knowledge to open their shows and rock their set-breaks. Mopo studies music like a historian; he brings a flexible, open-minded approach that can adapt to any audience -whether they dig the rare grooves, oldschool hip-hop, the new mash-ups, African beats, 70’s disco moves, Latin rhythyms, psychedelic jams, or any possible variety of funky treats. His only rule is that it must be funky: “If it ain’t on the one, he ain’t havin’ none.”
Motion Potion’s influence on the Bay Area scene goes beyond the music he plays. For years, he has written the WhatDaFunk Newsletter, read by thousands. The WDFN includes the previews, reviews, essays, calendars, and news that keep Bay Area funk fans informed and educated. As co-founder of the San Francisco Funk Festivalas well as the successful West Coast production company Sunset Promotions, and as the resident DJ at the East Coast’s popular SYN parties, Mopo has worked tirelessly on dancefloors across America to focus a spotlight on the world’s most underappreciated genre: the FUNK.
Motion Potion has performed alongside such notable artists as: Isaac Hayes, Maceo Parker, Sheryl Crow, the Funky Meters, Dr John, Galactic, Femi Kuti, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Rebirth Brass Band, Greyboy AllStars, Kidd Funkadelic, Mandrill, String Cheese Incident, Govt. Mule, Steve Kimock Band, Wild Magnolias, Sector 9, the Slip, Zigaboo Modeliste, Astral Project, John Mooney, and Henry Butler.
Tedeschi Trucks Band treated the Orpheum Theatre in Boston to an acoustic set full of blues classics.
Greensky Bluegrass welcomed guitarist Tom Hamilton of opening band Ghost Light to kick off their two-night run at the Mission Ballroom in Denver.
Phish kicked off a three-night stand at the North Charleston Coliseum that closes the band’s Fall Tour 2019 on Friday night in North Charleston, South Carolina.
The Peach Music Festival’s 2020 lineup includes headliners Oysterhead, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead featuring Oteil Burbridge and The String Cheese Incident.
Billy Strings confirmed all but three dates of his 2020 spring tour.