DJ 3000

DJ 3000

Real Name:
Franki Juncaj
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If you ask most producers and DJ's about their musical upbringing, most, if not all, will point to the influence of their parents and their relatives. DJ 3000 is no different. Born and raised in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck, DJ 3000 was inundated with both the sights and sounds of his neighborhood, a highly ethnic area of Detroit, as well as with the influence of the music of his parent's native Albanian background. This diverse collection of influence shaped the make-up of both DJ 3000 and the vision of the Motech Records label.

Juncaj discovered the rich history of Detroit Techno by going straight to the source. Through a friend he was introduced to the world of 2030, one of Detroit's most famous outlets for electronic music, and by association, introduced to the world of Underground Resistance. He was initiated into the Submerge crew and never looked back.

He began DJ'ing around Detroit and was introduced to the world via the "Somewhere in Detroit" mix series on Submerge Recordings. Since the release of the SID mix series, as well as with the success of his "Electric Soul" and "True Colors" mix, DJ 3000 has moved crowds across the world from Japan to Greece to the Balkan region all the way back to Detroit where he has headlined various stages at the Movement festival in Detroit.

Founded in 2001, Motech Records takes the vision and influence provided to him by Detroit and his parent's immigration from Yugoslavia, DJ 3000 has become known for creating a new hybrid breed of Techno/Electro/Funk interspersed with the soul of Albanian and Middle Eastern rhythms.

Through his own releases, and through collaborations and contributions from some of the best up-and-coming producers across the globe, Motech Records has forged its own unique identity. Some projects, both present and upcoming, of note for DJ 3000 and Motech have included "Migration" – Franki's first full length album on Submerge Recordings, "Blood & Honey" his follow up full length release. "Broken Research" is Motech's first compilation effort, acting as a showcase for the global spectrum of producers involved in the label's success. DJ 3000 has collaborated with such artists as Gary Martin, Gerald Mitchell, and Ursula Rucker as well as being part of numerous remix projects for artists across the globe, most notably remixing "People are People" for electronic music pioneers Depeche Mode.

Motech Records, through its music, as well as through its mission of providing a voice for the under-represented and over looked, will continue to expose the world to the sounds and beliefs of the working class producer and DJ.

Combining the technology of the present with the influences of our past, Motech pushes the boundaries where there are no boundaries to be pushed. Traversing the globe with music as our only means of survival, Motech is always looking forward and striving in the image of progress. While we may not speak the same dialect, through the means of our music, "We Speak Your Language."
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DJ 3000 Discography

Albums

DJ 3000 Migration (Album) Submerge Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version
UGCD-MT002 DJ 3000 Blood And Honey(CD, Album) Underground Gallery Productions, Motech UGCD-MT002 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Besa (Album) Motech 2013 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

DJ 3000 Drumë EP (EP) Motech US 2003 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Red Line EP (EP) Motech US 2003 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Scorpion EP (EP) Motech US 2004 Sell This Version
MT-004 DJ 3000 Shqipe EP(12", EP) Motech MT-004 US 2004 Sell This Version
MT 007 Franki Juncaj* aka DJ 3000 Franki Juncaj* aka DJ 3000 - Passage To Malësia(12") Motech MT 007 US 2005 Sell This Version
Dj3000* Migration Submerge Recordings US 2006 Sell This Version
SID-012 Suburban Knight / DJ 3000 Suburban Knight / DJ 3000 - Cargo Cult / Merchants Of Identity(7") Somewhere In Detroit SID-012 US 2006 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Blood And Honey EP (EP) Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Sacred Time (EP) Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
Gerald Mitchell & DJ 3000 Gerald Mitchell & DJ 3000 - Alia Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 / South Union DJ 3000 / South Union - Drums United EP (EP) Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 / Fabrice Lig DJ 3000 / Fabrice Lig - Balkan Bridge EP (EP) Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 & Santiago Salazar DJ 3000 & Santiago Salazar - Gjeloshaj 1862 Motech US 2007 Sell This Version
SB07004 DJ 3000 Featuring Ursula Rucker DJ 3000 Featuring Ursula Rucker - My Sunday Afternoon(12") Super Bro SB07004 US 2007 Sell This Version
MT-015 DJ 3000 Defiant / Dark Essence(12") Motech MT-015 US 2008 Sell This Version
MT-020 DJ 3000 Meridian / Meloudic Landscapes(12") Motech MT-020 US 2008 Sell This Version
MTD 013 DJ 3000 Strength & Loyalty EP(2xFile, WAV, EP) Motech MTD 013 US 2008
MTLIMITED 003 DJ 3000 Featuring Diametric DJ 3000 Featuring Diametric - Safe House(12", S/Sided, Ltd) Motech MTLIMITED 003 US 2008 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 & Esteban Adame DJ 3000 & Esteban Adame - Midnight Express Motech US 2009 Sell This Version
MT-022 DJ 3000 Flamuri I Popullit(12") Motech MT-022 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
DJ 3000 Darjeeling Sun Motech US 2010 Sell This Version
MT-023 DJ 3000 & Esteban Adame DJ 3000 & Esteban Adame - Heritage(12") Motech MT-023 US 2010 Sell This Version