Music paired with Deep Creek sunset

Electronic dance musician Motez found the rugged coastlines and raw beauty of the Fleurieu Peninsula to be the perfect visual accompaniment to his latest release, Soulitude.

Motez, who was grew up in Iraq and now lives in Adelaide, used isolation time during coronavirus to create an EP of music unlike anything he has made before.

Soulitude is ambient music which tells an overarching focus on loneliness; each of the five songs tells a different story relating back to the theme of isolation.

To premiere the EP, he pulled together a video crew to film a live set from rolling hills at Deep Creek, with the sun setting behind him.

"I wanted to do something new and unique, with a bit more purpose," he said.

The idea stemmed from a photo shoot he did at Second Valley pre-coronavirus; he liked the tone and aesthetic created at the site, but the video could not be made at his ideal location as it was on private property. He worked with staff from the District Council of Yankalilla, who he said were "instrumental" in finding a similar place.

"They were really nice; it was a refreshing thing, they were really proactive," he said.

The result was a live performance on cliffs at Deep Creek during sunset, which was part of live-stream electronic events series United We Stream Australia and used as a fundraiser for Support Act, an Australian charity providing crisis relief to artists, crew and music workers across the industry.

Watch the audio-visual experience at www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=273665343778950