Unique 3

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Biography

  • Unique 3 "The first & hardest on the UK House scene" [Pete Tong - Radio 1] "This isn't music, this is a physical force" [Mixmag] "The new age, [Unique 3] stand as a testament to the new spirit of risk and adventure" [Paulo Hewitt NME] "The The..
    Unique 3 has been cited by such luminaries as The Chemical Brothers, Coldcut, Goldie & LFO as inspiration, Unique 3's early 80's 'Bleep House' creating the start point for House Music as we know it today & the thousands of House Records that followed & imitated it. Unique 3s ground breaking early UK Hip-Hop bridged the gap from US Hip-Hop into a vibrant new sound that was to change music forever: 'Activity' by Unique 3 was the first dance track to sample the AMEN break & went on to become one of the most sampled records ever whilst being cited as one of the very few original 'break-beat' tracks which later spawned 'Jungle' then 'Drum & Bass' & paved the way for Nu-Skool Breaks. 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', stands testament to this. - Virgin/10 Records Press Department Unique 3 were recently reminded of their major role in the creation of early House Music scene when 'The Theme' was voted the number 1 track played at the The Hacienda in the '90s, voted number one by the world famous Deejay team who played there! Unique 3 broke the national top 20 with their left-field UK Hip-Hop track- 'Musical Melody' (not an easy feat back then) & enjoyed 4 top 5 club chart hits & 2 club no.1's. Unique 3s Deejay sets are legendary, switching from jackin' electro house to breaks to rollin drum & bass.
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    Selected discography

    Releases: Only The Beginning / The Theme (12") Chill Records 1988 The Theme (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1989 The Theme (12", Promo) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1989 Jus' Unique (2x12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Jus' Unique (LP) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Jus' Unique (CD) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Jus' Unique (Cass) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Musical Melody / Weight For The Bass (CD, Mini) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Rhythm Takes Control (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Rhythm Takes Control (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Rhythm Takes Control (7") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Rhythm Takes Control (12", Promo) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Rhythm Takes Control (Remixes) (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Unique 4 Track EP (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Weight For The Bass (12", Promo) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Weight For The Bass / Musical Melody (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Weight For The Bass / Musical Melody (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 Activity / Jus' Unique (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 Activity / Jus' Unique (12", Promo) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 Activity E.P. (12", Promo, EP) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 Activity EP (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 No More (12") Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 No More (12", Promo) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 No More (CD, Maxi) Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1991 Open Up Your Mind (12") No Noise Recordings 1993 The Theme - 2002 Remixes (12") Funk Labs Records 2002 Rocks The Bass (12") Fat! Records 2007 The Theme (10", Ltd) Fat! Records 2007 The Theme (12") Fat! Records 2007 The Theme (12") Fat! Records 2007 The Theme (10", Ltd, Red) Fat! Records 2007 The Theme (Breaks Remix) (12", S/Sided, Promo) Fat! Records 2007 Remixes: Back 2 Back Retro Classics (12") Track With No Name (Co... Network Records We Rock The Mic Right (Remixed By Unique 3) (12") We Rock The Mic Right ... Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records) 1990 The Black Steel EP (12") Track With No Name (Co... Network Records 1991 The Black Steel EP (CD, Maxi) Track With No Name (Co... Network Records 1991 Network Retro #8 - Back 2 Back Classics (12") Track With No Name (Co... Network Records 1993 Back 2 Back Retro Classics #2 (CD, Ltd, Car) Track With No Name (Co... Network Records 1998 Xclusive Club Classics (3xCD) Track With No Name (Co... Union Square Music 2007 Production: Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Freestyle Dust, Virgin Records (UK) 1998 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Virgin Records (Japan) 1998 Tracks Appear On: Ware's The House (CD) The Theme Stylus Music 1989 Ware's The House (LP) The Theme Stylus Music 1989 Ware's The House (Cass) The Theme Stylus Music 1989 April 90 - Mixes 1 (12") Weight For The Bass DMC 1990 Dance Energy (2xLP) Rhythm Takes Control (... Virgin Records (UK) 1990 Rave:1 (CD) No More (I Can't Weigh... Delabel 1991 Rave:1 (LP) No More (I Can't Weigh... Delabel 1991 Lexicon Of Techno House (2xCD) The Theme (Original Ch... WEA Musik GmbH 1992 Lexicon Of Techno House (2xLP) The Theme (Original Ch... WEA Musik GmbH 1992 Sasha - The Remixes (CD) No More (Remix) Arctic Records 1993 The Remixes (2xLP) No More (Remix) Arctic Records 1993 The Remixes (Cass) No More (Remix) Arctic Records 1993 The Eclipse Presents: Dance 'Til Dawn - Stu Allan M6 Services Mix (2xCD) The Theme (Unique Radi... Circa Records Ltd. 1995 Sasha - The Remixes (CD, Album) No More Arctic Records 1996 The Eclipse Presents: Dance 'Til Dawn - Slipmatt M25 Orbital Mix (2xCD) The Theme (Unique Radi... Circa Records Ltd. 1996 Ocean Of Sound 3: Booming On Pluto: Electro For Droids (2xCD) Digicality Virgin Records (UK) 1997 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Freestyle Dust, Virgin Records (UK) 1998 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Freestyle Dust, Virgin Records (UK) 1998 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (Cass) The Theme (Unique Mix) Freestyle Dust 1998 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Astralwerks 1998 Brothers Gonna Work It Out (CD) The Theme (Unique Mix) Virgin Records (Japan) 1998 World Dance III (3xCD) Rhythm Takes Control Beechwood Music 1998 Warp 10 Box (6xCD + Box) The Theme (Original Ch... SMEJ Associated Records 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (2xCD) The Theme (Original Ch... Matador 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (2xCD) The Theme (Original Ch... Warp Records 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (4xLP) The Theme (Original Ch... Warp Records 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (12", Promo) The Theme (Original Ch... Warp Records 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (2xCD) The Theme (Original Ch... Source Records (FR), Virgin France S.A. 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (4x12", W/Lbl, Promo) The Theme (Original Ch... Warp Records 1999 Warp 10+1 Influences (4xLP) The Theme Matador 2000 Cloud Walking (CDr) The Theme (Tru Cux RX) Air-Art 2006 Fractalated Compilation Volume 1 (CDr, Ltd) The Theme Fractals Records 2006 The World's Greatest Electro Club Mix (3xCD) The Theme Resist Music 2007