The way in which Franki Juncaj, aka DJ-3000, discovered the rich history of Detroit Techno was by throwing himself directly into it. As a friend of DJ Bone, Juncaj was introduced to one of Detroit’s most famous outlets, 2030, and then to the world of the infamous Underground Resistance. Following this, he was initiated into the Submerge crew and never looked back. Having mixed around Detroit for a while, Juncaj was invited to take part in the “Somewhere In Detroit” mix series, introducing him to the world. After being dubbed DJ-3000, the Detroit artist released various successful records such as Electric Soul and True Colours, which led him to find his very own record label called Motech in 2002. Through his own releases, collaborations and contributions from some of the very best artists around the globe, Motech has forged its own unique identity. Over the years, Motech has delivered some groundbreaking records such as Blood & Honey, Galactic Caravan and the ten-year anniversary remix project consisting of remixes from stars such as Robert Hood, Mark Flash, Delta Funktionen and Mark Broom. However, with plenty of time spent in the studio as of late, DJ-3000 and Motech are back with a clever three track EP called Don’t Stop.
In what has been a year of global disruption on a catastrophic scale, lockdown has represented an opportunity for busy creatives to reset and rediscover creative flow without everyday distractions. This is the case for DJ-3000, who releases a smart collection of tracks on his new Don’t Stop EP in late September. Being his first autonomous release since Outnumbered in 2019, the new record features quintessential Detroit pounders full of slamming kicks and sharp punches that we all know and love. The namesake song Don’t Stop is a fine minimal soundtrack that provides kickdrums intertwined with smooth vocal chops and organ stabs that provide a refreshing contrast to the intense kicks. High in energy venom, the second track Reckless follows until the final track appears full with raw and analogue samples generated by the beloved Roland 909. Available on all streaming platforms 25th September 2020. Do not miss.
As the very first premiere, have a listen on the Dance Wax Souncloud through this pop up.
A1. Don’t Stop
[Releasing: 18.09.20 on Motech]