E3 (Ezra E. Ereckson) is a Portland-based selector, producer, and co-boss of dub vinyl labels ZamZam Sounds and Khaliphonic. A founding member of the pioneering agit-dub band Systemwide and the president of now-retired BSI Records, E3 has been DJing steadily since 2000, and producing since 2012.
E3 has deep roots in dub, and alongside production partner Alter Echo, has been in demand in the world of underground sound system music since their first 7”, “Kufic Dub”, dropped on ZamZam in 2013. Their productions are known for devastating styles at a variety of tempos, with a signature sound characterized by thick, heavy atmospheres, masterful dubbing, vinyl archaeology, and loads of sonic detail and intrigue.
Their second single, “Nubian Dub” b/w “Warning Dub” caused a ruckus worldwide and received a 9/10 in Mixmag. Damaging remixes from Ishan Sound, Egoless and DJ Madd cemented the duo’s rep as producers with a unique vision of dubwise, from the abstract to the floor-filling. A third single followed with Rider Shafique, and the pace has only quickened since; the last year has seen releases on Ossia’s LavaLava label, Moonshine Recordings, and a 12” for J:Kenzo’s Lion Charge imprint, plus remix commissions. Solo, E3 has released on Hotline, Bella Union, Boomarm Nation, 45Seven, and Gourmet Beats.