If you ask most producers and DJ's about their musical upbringing, most, if not all, will point to the influence of their parents and their relatives. DJ 3000 is no different. Born and raised in the Detroit enclave of Hamtramck, DJ 3000 was inundated with both the sights and sounds of his neighborhood, a highly ethnic area of Detroit, as well as with the influence of the music of his parent's native Albanian background. This diverse collection of influence shaped the make-up of both DJ 3000 and the vision of the Motech Records label.
Juncaj discovered the rich history of Detroit Techno by going straight to the source. Through a friend “DJ Bone” he was introduced to the world of 2030, one of Detroit's most famous outlets for electronic music, and by association, introduced to the world of Underground Resistance. He was initiated into the Submerge crew and never looked back.
He began DJ'ing around Detroit and was introduced to the world via the "Somewhere in Detroit" mix series on Submerge Recordings. The SID mix was the world’s first introduction to DJ 3000. Until this point is his DJ career, Juncaj had always gone by his given name when performing, however UR co-founder “Mad” Mike Banks decided that Juncaj needed a DJ name. UR and Submerge had just relocated their headquarters to 3000 W. Grand Boulevard in Detroit, so in the honor of that, and to let the world know that Juncaj was part of delivering the sound of Submerge and UR to the masses, he was dudded DJ 3000. Since the release of the SID mix series, as well as with the success of his "Electric Soul" and "True Colors”, DJ 3000 decided it was time to start his own label Motech in 2002.
Through his own releases, and through collaborations and contributions from some of the best up-and-coming producers across the globe, Motech Records has forged its own unique identity. Some projects, both present and upcoming, of note for DJ 3000 and Motech have included "Migration" – Franki's first full length album on Submerge Recordings, "Blood & Honey" his follow up full length release and 2009’s Galactic Caravan album. 2012 was a milestone for Juncaj’s Motech label celebrating 10 years which included a remix project consisting of remixes from a all star cast of Robert Hood, Luke Hess, Mark Flash, Samuel L Session, Delta Funktionen, Ken Ishii and Mark Broom. DJ 3000 who stormed the DJ and store charts with ‘Take Me Away’ in April 2016. Currently 2017 Motech’s is celebrating 15 Years that will see Juncaj deliver a series of EP’s starting April, May, June while capping it al off with a 15 song compilation.