Motech’s head man, DJ 3000, weighs in with his top 10 dancefloor weapons, following the release of his Sofra and Illyrian EPs. The Waveform Transmitter‘s Ste Knight takes a look at what the producer’s arms cache features in his Secret Weapons playlist.
It isn’t often that you are presented with the opportunity to delve into the record bag of a techno DJ and producer of DJ 3000‘s calibre. Championed, at the beginning of his career, by Underground Resistance, Submerge Records (upon which he released his Somewhere in Detroit mix – the tracklist of which reads like a who’s who of techno’s most pioneering names, Model 500, DJ Assault and UR being amongst the artists included).
Albanian in heritage, Franki Junkaj has been running his label, Motech Records for 17 years. Launched in 2002, the imprint has been used as a vehicle through which 3000 can release his own music (you can read our review of his recent Illyrian EP, in our latest Editor Selects column) and the work of myriad high-profile techno producers from across the globe.
It should come as no surprise, given the length of 3000‘s tenure as a producer and DJ of the electronic sound, that his Secret Weapons playlist should be full of classics that have been shaking dancefloors for many a year. Expect to see plenty of house, techno, and electro, as Franki unlocks the gate to his impressive arsenal of dancefloor bombs.
Soul Sonic Force Planet Rock
All time classic, I drop this in every set!
The Aztek Mystic Ascesión
The B side to Jaguar, so it’s no surprise why it’s overlooked but this is still a super super fire track.
Gerald Mitchell – Resurrection
This is techno soul at its finest! I remember the day I first heard this and how I felt and I still get the same feeling every time I play this out.
Model 500 I Wanna Be There
Very soulful and timeless track from the godfather of techno!
Moodymann Der Young Sconies
The master of the sample, Kenny can do no wrong and this track works every time.
Mr Dé Time Space Scrilla
This is electrofunk at its best! Mr Dé riding the line between techno and electro.
Detroit Grand Pubahs Funk All Y’all (Robert Hood’s Funk U Mix)
Robert Hood‘s remix of this Detroit Grand Pubahs track is incredible. Anytime I drop this, people go crazy. A heavy heavy slept-on track.
Jeff Mills Detached
This track sounds like no other track that Jeff has produced. Dark and funky and kills the dance floor.
Jerome Derradji Wurk It
When I first heard this track I knew it was going to go down well! I haven’t taken this out of my bag since the day I got it. Proper dirty Chicago jackin’ heat here…
Check out the rest of our Secret Weapons playlist series, here.