It’s been 20 years since The KLF’s “3AM Eternal” topped the charts and now it’s back in the ranks thanks to rising NYC-based DJ/producer/remixer Serge Devant. For the not yet acquainted, The Kopyright Liberation Front (The KLF) played a vital role in the acid house movement of the late ‘80s and ‘90s in Britain. Their originality made all their tracks instant international hits but “3AM Eternal” was the icing on their cake. Devant’s resurrection of “3AM Eternal” is pure, energetic and successfully captures the aura of its time. We can’t help but love the fact that the album cover art is a throwback to the KLF original.
The updated tune was released earlier this summer via Ultra Records (pick it up here) and debuted at #11 on the UK Buzz Charts and #20 on Music Week’s Cool Cuts Chart and has proven to be one of the hottest tracks of the festival season. And it shows no signs of slowing down, it has now made its way to #5 on the Cool Cuts chart for the week ending July 16.
The success of “3AM Eternal” comes at a busy time for Serge Devant. This summer saw him DJing around the world (he’ll be rocking a main stage slot at NYC’s famed Electric Zoo Festival this weekend), putting the final touches on his sophomore artist album (due for release in the fall) and working on remixes including Erick Morillo's new record with Rachael Starr entitled "We Are The Night."
A few tour dates:
September 2 @ Electric Zoo in New York City
September 9 @ Haze Nightclub in Las Vegas
September 12 @ Playhouse in Los Angeles