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- Maquina Music
- ThreeSixty Beatport
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Roaming Manchester’s then infinite number of record shops is where Dave Muirhead (originally from Scotland) and Kirk Shiels first met over 10 years ago.
They joined forces in the studio in late 2008 where their drive & desire to produce music has progressed them to the level they're at today, with their own distinctive sound and style which has proven to be a big hit on dance floors the world over.
2009 was a milestone year for the pair that saw the ThreeSixty name grow with numerous chart entries and some amazing remix opportunities which gained widespread acclaim such as the No. 1 Beatport smash 'You Might Hear Nothing' by Slovenian Techno legend Umek and ‘Vibrations’ by Toolroom Records’ own Chris Special.
They boast their own impressive list of artists who have remixed them such as RAMON TAPIA, MATTEO DI MARR, QUIVVER, SONNY WHARTON, BEN CODA, JASON TAYLOR, VLADA ASANIN, JACEO and Brazilian DJ/Producers RODRIGO CARREIRA & KOOTECH.
2010 saw the duo have various releases on TOOLROOM RECORDS, FUNK FARM, DEFECTED, 303LOVERS, MAR 186, DATAWORX, STEREO PRODUCTIONS, WHARTONE RECORDS, SOULMAN MUSIC, BINARY 404, INTOXICATE DIGITAL, SOLARSCAPE MUSIC, KOMPRESSOR, FORENSIC, HAREM, BAROQUE & BLU MUSIC. Their forthcoming tracks include releases on TOOLROOM RECORDS, DEFINITIVE RECORDS, HOTFINGERS, INCORRECT MUSIC and Funkagenda’s new FUNK FARM imprint that started off with a remix of his own long awaited dance floor monster ‘Astana’, which has caused a storm around the globe.
In September 2010 they set up their own imprint Maquina Music along side fellow production partners Dirty Harris & Jason Taylor. The quality and consistency of each track released has gained the label huge support from who’s who in the industry. For those who like their Tech House a little deeper they’ve catered for that too with sub-label Maquina Deep.
The aforementioned Toolroom Knight DJ/Producer Funkagenda recently named ThreeSixty amongst his 'Ones to Watch' in Britain's Next Generation of Dance Stars on Beatportal and Ministry Of Sound interviews. He showed further support by licensing their tracks ‘Kore’ & ‘Cruise Control’ to his 'Toolroom Knights' Compilation. ‘Cruise Control’ also made an appearance on Ministry of Sound’s ‘The Underground 2010’ mixed by Afrojack & Bass Kleph as well their remix being on a Defected compilation.
As well as a license to Fedde Le Grand & Funkerman's highly successful 'Flamingo Nights Volume One', they've written exclusive track ‘Invader’ for Toolroom Records featuring rising star Chris Special and ‘Access’ collaborated on with Hauswerks for Sonny Wharton’s 'Exploring…UK' compilation, released by Baroque Records.
With 2 successful Brazil tours and sell out shows at Sankey's in Manchester (DJ Mag's recently named 'Best Club in the World') under their belt, and with forthcoming gigs in Ibiza, Germany, USA. India, Asia, Israel and the UK already in the pipeline over the coming months, ThreeSixty are firmly in demand for 2011 and are not to be missed as one of the fastest rising artists on the scene today.