On September 24th, 2016, Crate Diggers, presented by Discogs and Grimy!, makes its international debut, in Berlin, Germany! Featuring a Record Fair during the day, followed by an all night After Party headlined by Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, and Zernell, Crate Diggers is the ultimate event for record junkies! In anticipation of the event, we were given this custom mix by Jamie 3:26, who will be spinning on the after party! Check out his expertly mixed selection of soulful House and Disco vibes!
Hailing from the Beverly area on the South Side of Chicago, Jamie 3:26 has garnered recognition in his own right, and poised to unleash a barrage of hot music on the populous, Jamie 3:26 is fast becoming a music phenomenon.
Driven by the desire to allow people to lose themselves on the floor and forget their problems, Jamie keeps his irons in the fire. He always seeks out new and fresh sounds. It could be a song from 30 years ago or a new jam, as long as it has a great groove, he's interested in it.
When he plays, his main goal is to connect with the crowd. He feeds off of their energy. He has the uncanny ability to read a floor and switch the groove without losing them. Directing them to places he wants them to go is what sets him apart from many other DJ's.
Kicking off his solo productions with a series of ace Disco edits back in 2008 on Partehardy Records, Jamie has remixed House luminaries such as Jungle Wonz, Chip E and Marcellus Pittman as well as working with newer acts such as youAND:THEMACHINES and the Chromatic Filters.
In 2011 Jamie released Acid Whump on Strobelight Honey records. Full of 303, it's one of his dirtiest tracks to date and came on the B-side of Bostich Time. Whilst in 2012 he re-edited Can You Feel It by Rhythm Makers for the Lumberjacks In Hell label.
In 2013 Jamie contributed two tracks to the year's best selling Chicago Service EP; the first track being an uptempo take of Curtis Mayfield's Give Me Your Love, whilst the second was co-produced with DJ Cratebug. Between them they twisted Loleatta Holloway's Hit N Run into another level floor wrecker.
Jamie's latest release is Insanity Project / Acid Shower on Rush Hour Store Jams. With no online sales and it only being available via selected stores, people are going to have to be very quick and very lucky to get their hands on the Vinyl only release.
On the DJ front, Jamie is up there with the best from the Windy City. His sets epitomize the true house sound of Chicago whilst not forgetting it's deep Disco roots. Jamie loves the music he plays and it comes across in bucket loads, as he gets down as hard behind the decks as the people do out there on the dance floor.
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Crate Diggers Berlin takes place on September 24th, 2016 at Prince Charles. The epic FREE event begins with a Record Fair at 12:00, featuring 30+ vendors and 7 local DJs. The After Party goes from 22:00 until 8:00(!) and features headlining DJs Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, and Zernell, with special opening sets by Jamie 3:26 and Lakuti.