- Release Date 2019-04-12
- Label Motech Records
- Catalog MT124
Key to Motech's longevity, in a scene where only a handful of labels manage to maintain such underground consistency, is 3000's resistance in compromising his signature sound, resisting pressure to place commercial success over creative passion, and maintaining true authenticity. 3000' summarises, 'We embrace current trends in techno whilst always remaining true to their creative roots'.
'Illyrian EP' takes inspiration from 3000's Albanian heritage. '3000 describes it as 'a mix of Detroit style techno and signature ethnic rhythms, whilst still keeping the current overall sound of what's today', and this package is perfect evidence. Filled with luscious jazzy fills and stabs DJ 3000 doing what he does best, capturing the Albanian Warriors connotations attached with the translation of the 'Illyrian' title. The remix of 'Illyrian' comes courtesy from the ever experimental Frankfurt born artist Michael Klein of Pan-Pot's 'Second State Audio' Label fame. Klein adds his trademark dark groove, providing a track that once again highlights Motech's ability to appeal to generations of techno enthusiasts.
The second track from DJ 3000 is 'Kahve'. Based around a Turkish-Albanian rhythm, the track is juxtaposed with techno chords synonymous with '3000', the overall result is super funky. Canadian techno don Carlo Lio also makes a long and highly anticipated debut on the label with his remix of 'Kahve'. Lio utilises the percussive elements of the original and layers serious floor shaking weight, resulting in a chunky slammer full of soul, completing an EP that has something for everyone that likes to dance.