Our Wednesday selection: DJ 3000 – Illyrian EP (Motech, MT124)
Detroit’s DJ 3000 returns to his Motech imprint with two vibrant cuts entitled ‘Illyrian’ EP including remixes from Second State’s Michael Klein and Rawthentic boss Carlo Lio.
Motech boss Franki Juncaj aka DJ 3000 holds a strong ethos for his Detroit label, a bastion of the underground sound now entering its eighteenth year. Juncaj first emerged onto the scene in 2002 through his ‘Somewhere in Detroit’ mix on Submerge Recordings and later that year launched his Motech imprint. His discography includes further releases on labels such as Playmobil, Submerge and Motech whose longevity stems from Juncaj’s resistance in compromising his signature sound whilst maintaining true authenticity.
“Motech has always been about finding and exposing new exciting music whilst still collaborating with the more established and distinguished artists in the field. We embrace current trends in techno whilst always remaining true to our creative roots.” – DJ 3000
‘Illyrian’ offers a rolling bassline and delicate drums alongside jazzy synth bursts before Suara and BLK DRP’s Michael Klein offers a deep stripped back remix transmitting syncopated stabs, dub delay balanced over a deadly kick.
‘Kahvë’ then delivers vibrant strings and soundscapes deriving from a Turkish-Albanian rhythm, merged with hypnotic chords which Mindshake’s Carlo Lio encapsulates with a more abstract flavour over rattling percussion.
Tracklist: DJ 3000 – Illyrian EP (Motech, MT124)
02. Illyrian (Michael Klein Remix)
04. Kahvë (Carlo Lio Remix)