Currently residing in New York City, 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 US and continues to be a true inspiration for many of us. 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) and Love, as well as Florida’s legendary Simon’s while playing lauded guest spots at San Francisco’s Wicked party, Fabric (UK), Panorama Bar (Berlin) and forward thinking events like Japan’s Labyrinth Festival and Australia’s Rainbow Serpent.
Armed with a sound that borrows equally from vintage acid-house, techno and underground electronica, his Hallucination Limited imprint is held in the highest regard. On April 1st 2009 this hard to find vinyl-only imprint became available digitally for the first time ever exclusively with Beatport. The first release was Three’s label mix compilation “Hallucienda” in both mixed and unmixed formats. ‘Hallucienda’ captures both the eclecticism of Three’s DJ sets and the label’s musical output. An incredible backlog of notoriously hard to find releases (some with new, digitally exclusive mixes) will come out regularly alongside new material throughout the year. A sample of artists to look out for include Terry Francis, Pier Bucci, Reverse Commuter (the new project of Ken Gibson aka [a]pendics.shuffle), Adultnapper & Mr C as Sycophant Slags, Butane, King Britt in his techno guise of Nova Dream Sequence, Seth Troxler and US dance legends Rabbit in the Moon. Hallucination Limited’s annual Winter Music Conference event, the Snatch residency in Tampa, Florida and his quarterly Hallucienda events in NYC have become favorites of DJ’s and clubber’s the world over.
Following the path of his appeal as a DJ, his forays into producing have become staples for DJs of all styles. Three’s recent remix of Mish Mash feat. Lois – ‘Speechless’ (Lost in Translation mix) for heavyweight UK label Crosstown Rebels received praise across the board while other productions under Second-Hand Satellites (Multiple Mirrors EP) and Three A.M. (remix of U.N.K.L.E. feat. Ian Brown – ‘Reign’) continue to be played on dance floors everywhere.
Coming from the school of American DJs like Josh Wink and Doc Martin, Three has a wide ranging musical palate akin to Andrew Weatherall or Laurent Garnier, and was recently featured as part of DJ Times Magazine’s 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.