A natural-born perfectionist, Jordan Suckley is no stranger to the trance scene. As the brains behind many masterful tracks—including “Contaminated,” “Surveillance“ alongside Kutski, and the recently released “Suspect 1”—plus the founder of his very own label, Damaged Records, the rising UK producer is embarking on his next big move.
Jordan has been working long and hard on his 3FECT project, which is making its grand debut at the two-day trance takeover this November at Dreamstate SoCal 2017. With 3FECT, he is bringing the focus back to the art of turntablism. The upcoming performance will see him mixing, scratching, looping, and dropping FX across four decks as he incorporates his own productions, along with trance classics. It’ll go down as one of the most talked-about sets at this year’s Dreamstate SoCal—bar none.
Ahead of his 3FECT showcase at Dreamstate, we chatted with the multi-talented producer himself to get some more insight on his latest project and the inspiration behind it.
What is the concept and inspiration behind your new 3FECT project?
It’s a performance based around the art of DJing. I’ve always been interested in the technical side of DJing, and with the new technology available, you can really take things to a whole new level if you’re willing to push yourself. I want to show that you can do more than just mix two tracks together, and hopefully I may inspire some others to do it as well.
What was your favorite part about working on this project?
I feel I can express myself in another way outside of producing music, and I can do so much more on this setup!
How long did it take you to decide that 3FECT was officially ready to debut? What was most difficult about the creative process?
I decided earlier this year, although it’s something I’ve wanted to do for quite some time. I’ve been making DJ videos for a number of years, but I haven’t really taken the equipment to events, as there isn’t a lot of space in most DJ booths. That can cause issues when crossing over from the DJ before or after, which is why I’m keeping 3FECT to a select few events. It requires a lot more concentration, but I decided it was time to push myself and try something new.
With the dance music scene and many new artists rising so rapidly, how do you manage to stay on top of your creativity while keeping your music fresh?
I don’t really do anything else apart from music, so it takes up the majority of my thoughts every day. I’m married to my occupation, and I’m constantly thinking of new ways to be creative, [whether] that’s making music, DJ videos, new compilations, etc. I love what I do, so I just go with what feels right, rather than overthinking.
Will 3FECT influence any of your new projects to come? Are there any already in the works?
It will improve my overall DJ performance and make me push myself more! Also, I think this concept would be cool if I did it with another technical DJ for a special show—who knows.
What can fans expect to hear at your Dreamstate SoCal set?
Utter filth, live mashups, laying loops people will recognize, mixing multiple decks in key, using new controllers and technology! Generally, it’s going to be a fun set!
Catch Jordan Suckley Presents 3FECT at Dreamstate SoCal 2017, taking place Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24, and Saturday, November 25, at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA. For more information, visit the official website.