In the summer of 1996, Mikel Fair established 303Infinity. Three years later he debuted his recordings on mp3.com. The following year Jordan Kolar joined on and began to co-write and record the 303 material, as well as: tour, perform live and spin vinyl. Their live shows have been described as being “phenominal” and “energetic”. They sell albums globally, in record stores, and their brand of music has been played more than 5,749,056 times to date of this publishing (stats found from artist page at mp3.com).
Mikel Fair: Mikel Fair, Music producer, 26, Texas
GOM: What was the one thing that turned you on to music?
Mikel Fair: pop radio really bores me. i was inspired to make something fresh.
GOM: How about early gigs?
Mikel Fair: i used to DJ in this tiny club on miami beach that holds about 60 people on a diet.
GOM: When did you write your first song and what was it called?
Mikel Fair: my first song was called “Dance with me.” at the time i thought it was great. when i listen to the song now, i think its terrible, but we all have to start somewhere.
GOM: What is your definition of a fan?
Mikel Fair: Someone that listens to my music, enjoys the style, and tells a friend.
GOM: Do’s and Don’ts for aspiring artists/ selling yourself to the right people?
Mikel Fair: Aspiring artists, should never give up. The criticism will come, but you have to ignore all that and keep improving as an artist. Don’ts? Don’t compile Acid Loops or Techno EJay loops, and then turn around and call yourself a musician.
GOM: Best live show?
Mikel Fair: Tranceformers2 in San Francisco.. totally off the hook!
GOM: Worst live show?
Mikel Fair: We did a show in Houston once, where this girl came up in the middle of our live set, and asked me to play some rap.
GOM: Best studio experience?
Mikel Fair: We did a song with Nadine Renee. Her voice is beautiful, and working with her was great.
GOM: Worst studio experience?
Mikel Fair: i hired this singer once that was so bad, 4 years later, the studio engineers still make fun of me.
GOM: What’s the ‘dish’ on your Gear?
Mikel Fair: i have like 8 synths and a fast computer.
Mikel Fair: working with Nadine Renee, MC Pedro, and some others. crossing over into some hip hop and reggae for fun.
GOM: Is your family supportive?
Mikel Fair: yes
GOM: Fan sites/Fan Clubs?
Mikel Fair: not that i know of.
Mikel Fair: We produce some very fashionable t-shirts that say “got trance?” on the front.
GOM: Tips on gimmicks and feelings towards their necessity?
Mikel Fair: let the music speak for itself. we dont need a gimmick. just a couple of guys playin some tunes that make you wanna dance.
GOM: What venues to avoid?
Mikel Fair: most outdoor shows in Texas are really bad. bad weather, bad venues, bad news.
GOM: Venues you couldn’t live without?
Mikel Fair: Club Space in Miami is the best trance club on earth.
GOM: How do you feel about Touring in general?
Mikel Fair: we love touring, and now that we are signing with a booking agent.. we are going to be playing non-stop. touring is alot of fun.
GOM: Artists you appreciate?
Mikel Fair: DJ Tiesto, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten. good stuff, vocal trance is my favorite.
Honesty, Humility, instrumental mastery, ‘mucho energy’, 303Infinity. If you do email them from the artist page: www.mp3.com/303infinity it will get answered, but give him a while as they are almost always out on the road.