“Whipping together a mesmerising flow of freestyle bass, frequency driven abstractions, penetrating rhythms and an intangible sip of soul, Unique 3 has been on the razor’s edge of dance music since its’ inception. And there is a worrying selection of scars to prove it.”
Forever etched into Warehouse legend with the pioneering of ‘Bleep House’, Unique 3 was instrumental in evolving House Music beyond its roots in Soul and Disco and into a futuristic soundscape that drove the progressions of Dance Music as we know it, setting the standard and the headspace for a staggering number of records that followed.
Unique 3 has been cited by such luminaries as The Chemical Brothers, Coldcut, Goldie & LFO as inspiration.
Unique 3’s groundbreaking early UK Hip-Hop bridged the gap from the US style into a vibrant new sound that was to change music forever. ‘Activity’ by Unique 3 was arguably the first dance track to sample the infamous AMEN break, and layered with a second break, is easily recognisable as the “go to” breakbeat that went on to become the staple drum sample for foundation producers of ‘Jungle’ then’ Drum & Bass’
The inclusion of Unique 3’s ‘The Theme’ on both The Chemical Brothers album of tracks that inspired them to make music (Brothers Gonna Work It Out) & on Warp Records’ collection of early House tracks that inspired them to set up their world famous label (an album aptly titled ‘Inspirations’ and later their download site named after Unique 3’s sound “BLEEP”) stands as testament to this. –source: Virgin/10 Records Press Department
Edzy was recently reminded of Unique 3’s iconic status in the history of dance music when ‘The Theme’ was voted the number 1 track played at The Hacienda in the ’90s by the Deejays that played there. The fact that any of them can remember anything is a testament to the hypnotic power of the Bleep.
source: Virgin/10 Records Press Department
Unique 3’s nerve-end twitching, big bass driven, House/Tech & Techno DJ sets can be booked by discerning promoters via this website or by running through public thoroughfares naked and howling Edzy’s name at the moon.