TOTD // 01/07 // Jamie 3:26

Published: July 1, 2017, words by Hannah Edwards

Part of the SuncéBeat takeover


SuncéBeat festival, the Croatian lovechild of the UK event Southport Weekender, has been around since 2010 and will be taking place 19-26th July this summer. For a festival that is known for their strong selection of disco and house artists, it comes as no surprise that Jamie 3:26 is featuring on this year’s lineup.

Born in Chicago, Jamie 3:26 has always kept true to his house music roots since he started DJing in the late 1980s. The 3:26 of his name pays homage to the address of The Music Box in Chicago, one of the original house music clubs where the scene emerged and Ron Hardy was at the helm. Despite his long-standing presence in the scene, his major breakthrough didn’t come until 2013 with the release of ‘Hit It n Quit It’, a collaborative track with Cratebug that sampled Loleatta Holloway’s scintillating vocals from ‘Hit and Run’. With the arrival of this storming track on a Chicago House compilation album released on Lumberjacks in Hell, everyone suddenly seemed to know his name and you would constantly hear it played out in DJ sets. He now plays at major clubs, festivals and events all around the world.

Since 2013, he has proved that not only is he an outstanding DJ, but a talented producer. His music is a wonderful mixture of slick house, upbeat disco and smooth funk.

In 2016, he set up his own label called 326 Records, on which he released two Basement Edits disco albums in the first year. He also has an upcoming release called Wanna Give It Up, coming out July 17th on Defected Records, which is a remix for Ralphi Rosario featuring Linda Clifford. If you can’t make it to SuncéBeat festival, you can also catch Jamie 3:26 playing at LoveFest in Serbia on August 1st, History of Disco Festival with Greg Wilson in London on August 12th, Adults Only in Lecce, Italy on August 18th and The Djoon Experience in Sicily on Sept 7th.

Ahead of Jamie 3:26’s appearance at SuncéBeat, he joins us in digging for the Dalmatian coast.

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Bassekou Kouyaté

Jama Ko (Masalo Blueprint Version)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“What a slammer and a sure hit for the summer!!! Masalo hit this one out the park!! Perfect combination of Afro and House… the proper way!!!! I’ve been playing this for 2 years and it always gets a crazy response!!!! Very glad it’s finally gotten released!!!!!”
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Honeysweet

Good Ol Love (Honeycomb Vocal Mix)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Honeycomb Music have been on a serious tear the past few years. This is one that still can cause damage and the organ stabs and solo just hit you in the right spot. The soul lyrics are speaking to the ladies!!! You always have to play something the ladies can groove too… if they ain’t dancing, it’s not gonna be a live party!!!”
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Night Writers

Let The Music (Use You)

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The anthem of anthems!!! Hearing the testimonial lyrics of this song will make you feel every word Ricky Dillard is singing!!! Vibes, energy, drama and emotion. That’s what real house music is about and this is Proper Deep House!!!!”
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War

Flying Machine

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“LA Funk Meets Latin Soul. A true classic and stomper that gets the party going and builds to a crazy peak!!!!!! The drums are so sick and it just makes myself and the floor go wild!!!!!”

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