Three Drives

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Three Drives, also known as Three Drives on a Vinyl, is a Dutch progressive trance duo group.

Career[edit]

The duo is made up of Erik De Koning (a.k.a. Enrico) and Ton van Empel (a.k.a. Ton T.B.).[1] Their best-known tracks are "Greece 2000" (originally released in 1997 by Massive Drive Recordings, with more mainstream releases on ZYX Music and Hooj Choons) and "Sunset on Ibiza".

Badly labelled track listings on certain compilation albums, have resulted in some confusion over whether the true name of this artist is 'Three Drives' / 'Three Drives on a Vinyl' or 'Greece 2000'. In 1999, they released an album named 2000, with several tracks with a "2000" theme.

Their correct name was originally 3 Drives on A Vinyl, in reference to the ability of the two band members to run three turntables at once. Confusion in the band's use of the adjectival "A" (incorrectly taken to be the indefinite article "a") has caused the name to sound meaningless when represented as '3 Drives on a Vinyl'. Therefore, early production company track listing staff, were naturally inclined to resort to the understandable 'Greece 2000' when listing the artist's name, and to assume that it was simply the track name that was odd (and despite the clear reference of 'Greece 2000' to a notion of place and time that influenced the recording). The use of the number "3" rather than the full word is less certain, but its visual echo of the special use of the letter "A" later in the name is convincingly attractive. Ongoing confusion may have led the band to a pragmatic decision to now market themselves as "Three Drives".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Three Drives/Three Drives on a Vinyl
  • 1997 "Greece 2000 - EP" - UK #44
  • 1998 "Greece 2000" (Remixes) - UK #12
  • 1999 "EP 2000"
  • 1999 "Turkey 2000"
  • 1999 "Superfunk"
  • 2000 "Sunset on Ibiza" - UK #44
  • 2001 "Sunset on Ibiza" (Remixes)
  • 2002 "Carrera 2" - UK #57
  • 2003 "Greece 2000" (2003 Remixes)
  • 2004 "Signs from the Universe"
  • 2004 "Air Traffic" - UK #75
  • 2005 "Greece 2000" (2005 Remixes)
  • 2007 "Greece 2000" (2007 Remixes)
  • 2008 "Greece 2000" (2008 Remixes)
  • 2008 "Together"
  • 2009 "Automatic City"[1]
Fate Federation
  • 2003 "Mesmerize" / "Crime Scene"
  • 2003 "Narcotics Guide" / "Mayhem"
  • 2005 "Urbanoids" / "Kind Wishes"


Tangled Universe
  • 2002 "Message from the Universe" / "Cosmic Synts"
  • 2002 "Sparkling Message"
  • 2003 "Next Victim" / "Blind Date"

2003 "Rain & Thunder" / "Execute Mode" / "Hyper Threading"

  • 2005 "I Miss You" / "For a Reason"
Other aliases
  • 1997 "Lovin'", as Love Foundation (with Marc van Dale)
  • 1997 "Together", as Department 1
  • 1997 "Trujacq/Good Food", as Positiv
  • 1997 "Foreign Affair", as Force Full
  • 1999 "Never Enough", as Love Foundation (with Marc van Dale)
  • 2001 "Intensive Aqua", as Legal Traders

Albums[edit]

  • 1999: 2000
  • 2003: Melodies from the Universe

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (25th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 558. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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