Unique 3 "The first & hardest on the UK House scene" [Pete Tong - Radio 1]
"This isn't music, this is a physical force" [Mixmag]
"The new age, [Unique 3] stands as a testament to the new spirit of risk and adventure" [Paulo Hewitt NME]
"The Theme' gave bass tones a whole new meaning" [Music Mag]
"Commitment to the underground" [Record Mirror]
Unique 3 has been cited by such luminaries as The Chemical Brothers, Coldcut, Goldie & LFO as inspiration, Unique 3's 1988 release 'The Theme' being the start point of the Bleep Techno scene.
Unique 3's groundbreaking early UK Hip-Hop bridged the gap from US Hip-Hop into a vibrant new sound that was to change music forever. 'Activity' by Unique 3 was the first dance track to sample the AMEN break & went on to become one of the most sampled records ever whilst being cited as one of the very few original 'break-beat' tracks which later spawned 'Jungle' then 'Drum & Bass' & paved the way for Nu-Skool Breaks.
The inclusion of Unique 3's - 'The Theme' on both The Chemical Brothers album of tracks that inspired them to make music: 'Brothers Gonna Work It Out' & on Warp Records collection of early House tracks that inspired them to set up their world famous label, an album aptly titled:'Inspirations', stands testament to this. - Virgin/10 Records Press Department
Unique 3 were recently reminded of their significant role in the creation of early UK House Music scene when 'The Theme' was voted the number 1 track played at The Hacienda in the '90s, voted number one by the world famous Deejay team who played there!
Unique 3 broke the national top 20 with their left-field UK Hip-Hop track- 'Musical Melody' (not an easy feat back then) & enjoyed 4 top 5 club chart hits & 2 club no.1's.