Thursday, September 01, 2005

three hallucienda

by Betty Kang, PlexiPR ~ The new mix CD from noted New York-based DJ/producer Three of the critically acclaimed Second-Hand Satellites (with Sean Q6) & remix project Three A.M. (with Rabbit in the Moon's David Christophere). The culmination of both the last three years work into the Hallucination Limited record label and the last 11 years of being involved with Hallucination Records (who’s roster included Rabbit In The Moon and electro giants Jackal & Hyde). HALLUCIENDA is Three and Hallucination’s long-awaited, first ‘official’ DJ-mixed CD and captures the genre-bending diversity of both Three’s DJ sets and the output on his Hallucination Limited label. It features rare exclusives and unreleased tracks expertly mixed by Three himself using Pioneer’s DVJ-X1, Allen & Heath’s Xone:92 mixer, Red Zone’s C-Loops sampler and outboard effects.

On this benchmark compilation Three says, “First and foremost this CD is about the label, but I wanted to present it as a live DJ mix that felt like a night out, with some never heard exclusives and mixed with a bit of on-the-fly editing/looping and some live FX in contrast to label compilations which are often more of a “home listening” retrospective of a label’s past releases.” HALLUCIENDA includes Enhanced CD access to a 2ND downloadable bonus mix of Limited and Hallucination Recordings catalog releases, also mixed by Three.

Armed with a sound that borrows equally from vintage acid house, soulful techno and electronic dub, Hallucination Limited has fast become a celebrated underground label in the world of electronic music garnering praise over its first 10 vinyl-only releases from DJs as diverse as LTJ Bukem, Charles Webster, and Lee Burridge. With a catalog of over 45 tracks to choose from on this first retrospective album Three says, “All at once I’m trying to expose new artists & forthcoming music as well as showcase more established names already associated with Hallucination Limited. I also made a conscious effort for the tracklisting to reflect the overall eclecticism of the label’s big brother - Hallucination Recordings – having just celebrated its 10th year.” Over the mix you'll hear sounds ranging from house & techno to electro and, Three explains, “some tracks that hopefully defy any single type of category.”

The album recognizes Three and the label’s longstanding relationship with Rabbit In The Moon with the inclusion of "Timebomb", a quintessential R.I.T.M. track. Other stellar tracks from Sycophant Slags (the inimitable Mr. C & Francis Harris), Terry Francis, Q-Burns Abstract Message featuring Lisa Shaw, Denver's rising star Little Mike, Hallucination's unsung hero Grumptronix and the twisted machine-funk of Reverse Commuter (a.k.a. [a]pendics.shuffle, dubLoner) make this package a music lover’s delight.

Three’s history precedes him, drawing accolades for his remix work from peers and contemporaries as varied as Laurent Garnier, Doc Martin, Sasha, and Tyrant for seminal remixes of R.I.T.M.'s - "Out of Body Experience” (Burning Spear Mix), "FloorI.D.A.” (A Dub for Strangeways) & U.N.K.L.E. feat. Ian Brown's - "Reign” (Black Swan Vocal Mix) and the original production Second-Hand Satellites - Multiple Mirrors parts 1&2. He’s held residencies at Florida’s legendary Simon’s and NYC’s Twilo and has played lauded guest spots with San Francisco’s Wicked Crew and the UK’s Fabric. The Hallucination Limited events at Miami’s Winter Music Conference and long-running Snatch residency in Tampa, FL are favorites of DJ’s and clubbers the world over. Three relocated to NYC last year and he’s been embraced locally at venues like Cielo, Sullivan Room and the infamous Robots parties.

Three: Hallucienda US Tour Dates
09.03.05 - Pure 3rd Annual Labor Day Boat Cruise - Chicago
09.16.05 - Robots w/ Hallucination Ltd. Reverse Commuter, CafĂ© Deville, NYC
09.22.05 - Lava Lounge, Atlanta
09.23.05 - Club W, Salt Lake City
09.29.05 - Cielo with Terry Francis Hallucienda Album Release Party, NYC
10.01.05 - SmartBar, Chicago
10.07.05 - Rise, Boston
10.08.05 - Taboo, Charlotte
10.22.05 - Hyde Park CAfe, Tampa
11.04.05 - Basic, King Club, LA
11.05.05 - Lotus, Vancouver
11.06.06 - TBC, Victoria, Vancouver
11.19.05 - Avalon w/ Sandra Collins, LA
11.25.05 - Vinyl, Denver
11.26.05 - Compound, Atlanta
12.04.05 - House of Blues, Orlando
For more information check out, HallucinationLimited.comTCA-Web.com or SystemRecordings.com!

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