Highlight Photos of DJ Three
Photos by Matthew Binginot
Three has been tirelessly holding the flag for underground electronic music in the US, since his rise out of the sunny state of Florida in the early 90’s. In that time, he’s emerged as one of the brightest DJ talents in the United States and continues to be a true inspiration for many of us. DJ THREE’s tour dates show both diversity in audience and a genre-bending passion for good music; he’s held residencies at NYC’s, “Twilo”, “Cielo” (Robots), “Love” and “BLK Market Membership”, as well as Florida’s legendary “Simons Club” and the 10 years running “Snatch” night in Tampa, while playing lauded guest spots at San Francisco’s “Wicked” party, “Fabric” (UK), “Panorama Bar” (Berlin), “Club Eleven” (Tokyo), and forward thinking events like Japan’s “Labyrinth Festival” and Australia’s “Rainbow Serpent” Festival.
Three started the “Hallucination Limited” label in 2003, as an off-shoot of the seminal US 90’s label, “Hallucination Recordings” which was founded by dance music legends “Rabbit In The Moon”. “Hallucination Recordings” was responsible for some of the freshest techno (licensing the Hazed – Bells EP to Richie Hawtin’s “Plus 8” label in ’94), proper electro (Miami bass legends Dynamix 2 and Jackal & Hyde) and benchmark releases like “Second Hand Satellites” – “Multiple Mirrors” EP (produced by Three and Sean Q6).
Armed with a sound that borrows equally from vintage acid-house, techno and underground electronica, “Hallucination Limited” is held in the highest regard, getting attention from a wider audience than most labels reach. One of the ethos of Hallucination has always been to release music, that years later is still relevant and timeless on the dance floor. A perfect example of this is Cassy’s “Circo Loco” Mix CD “Inspired By The Sound Of The Circo Loco Terrace” for the July 2011 issue of MIXMAG, which contains no less than five tracks from the labels catalog! Three’s eclectic taste as a DJ and producer shine through just as brightly in his choices for the label.
Following the path of his appeal as a DJ, his rare forays into producing have become staples for DJs of all styles. Three’s remix of Mish Mash feat. Lois – ‘Speechless’ (Lost in Translation mix) for heavyweight UK label “Crosstown Rebels” received praise across the board including “pick of the month” in the 15 year anniversary issue of DJ Magazine, while other productions, such as the underground staple that is” Second-Hand Satellites” and remixes as “Three A.M.” (with David Christophere, of “Rabbit In The Moon”) of “U.N.K.L.E.” feat. Ian Brown – “Reign”, continue to be played on dance-floors around the world, from DJs as diverse as Harvey, Ricardo Villalobos, Seth Troxler and Lee Burridge.
Coming from the school of American DJs like Josh Wink and Doc Martin, DJ THREE has a wide ranging musical palate, akin to Andrew Weatherall or Laurent Garnier, and was recently featured as part of DJ Times Magazines “DJX20 Anniversary” profile series, as one of twenty DJs who embody the spirit of the American underground along such contemporaries as Josh Wink and Claude Von Stroke.
Aside from his natural ability on the decks, Three sets himself apart from the rest of the pack by presenting eclectic sounds with an open-minded attitude towards everything he does. From DJ sets to musical output, Three is a “DJ’s DJ”, who has always leaned toward the cutting edge without losing touch with the roots of house and techno.
Don’t miss DJ THREE (Hallucienda) as he makes his Vermont debut @ Sunday Night Mass. This will surely go down in the books as one of the most electrifying nights, the Sunday Night Mass brand has seen to date.