For the first hour, our very own head honcho Brian Tappert spins his favourite 2016 jams from DJ Spen to Emaneul Satie, Kraak & Smaak to Lee Walker. For the final hour, we’re delighted to welcome our no.1 artist of the year, Sonny Fodera to throw down an hour of non-stop fun, featuring chunky House anthems, some outright classics and with a bunch of his own tunes and edits thrown in for good measure. Wishing you a happy new year from the Traxsource team!
For close to a decade, Dosem has been shaking the dance floors of the globe with his infectious, weighty club tracks, with his name a staple on the likes of Suara, Carl Cox’s Intec Recordings, Tronic, Bedrock and Toolroom. The end of 2016 sees Dosem drop the massive ‘Recent Activity’ on his own label Houstrike. We celebrated the release by catching up wth the Spaniard to run through his 2016…
Midnight Riot have built up a cult following over the years, with their ever-popular discography consisting of themed compilations, Disco edits and originals. The likes of Late Nite Tuff Guy, Ron Basejam, Kiko Navarro, Judge Funk, Seamus Haji, Yam Who?, Joutro Mundo and more feature heavily in the Funky, Balearic, Disco goodness and we’re happy to hand them a Label Spotlight this week.
We call upon the talents of our Afro House boss, Mimmo Falcone to deliver up an hour of organic rhythms! Based in Italy, Mimmo is the mastermind behind Afro House mainstay MoBlack – a dj/producer, A&R and label manager with years of experience in FM radio stations, a decade of living in Ghana and almost 200 releases under the MoBlack record label.
Over the past five years, elusive Berlin production duo Kyodai have gained support from some of the most respected players in the game, from Laurent Garnier and Masters At Work to Jimpster and Gilles Peterson. We caught up with the guys to celebrate their milestone…
This month, our machine-loving friend KiNK teams up with Fabrice Lig for the exciting “Charleroi DC” EP. Those in the know will remember Lig’s discography currently boasts releases on pioneering Techno imprints KMS, Planet-e, Submerge, R&S, Third Ear, 7th City Records and Garnier’s F-Communications. In celebration of the new release, we went to find out a bit more about Fabrice Lig..
Dubbed a ‘future star’ by Pete Tong way back when, Martin Doorly kicked things off running parties in Huddersfield in the North of England, booking the likes of Annie Mac, Armand Van Helden and Erol Alkan. This year also marks the start of something exciting for Doorly, as he launches his new label and party series – ‘Reptile Dysfunction’. We caught up with the man himself to chat about the label and it’s inspiration.
Vinyl-lover and head honcho of Material Series, Mihalis Safras joins the Traxsource LIVE team this week! The Greek artist has been destroying dance floors across the globe this year with his unique brand of Tech House and Techno and even bagged a spot in our ‘Top 100 Tech House Artists’ of 2016.
‘Little Louie’ Vega is a man who needs no introduction to the dance music community. A godfather of our scene, one half of Masters At Work, a Grammy winner and as of recent – a Grammy nominee once again, it’s indisputable that Vega’s presence can be felt across the world. His own imprint Vega Records, features releases from Mr. V, Sara Devine, Anané, Victor Davies, Cerrone and Vega himself and we’re delighted to be able to chat with Louie about the imprint this week as part of our Label Spotlight series…
We went inside the studio with Italian Soulful house head and head honcho of Double Cheese Records, Luyo to celebrate the 100th release on Double Cheese. The 100th release marks the beginning of their 5th anniversary celebrations via a special compilation, featuring essential tunes from the label form Kerri Chandler, Booker T, N’dinga Gaba, Luyo and DJ Spen! Congratulations guys!
For week 12, we bring back our Jackin’ House manager, Matt Pruitt. Matt’s been looking after our Jackin’ House genre since 2011, playing an instrumental role in the recognition and support of the genre. You’ll find him out spinning records under the name 4Peace and his career to date has seen him own his own record store in Texas Tech*Sun Records and spend several years as a music reviewer for Elevated Beat magazine alongside running his 3 labels Juiced Music, Cabbie Hat Recordings & UHHQ.
Giom’s Supremus records pull out all the stops on their new VA – Suprematism Vol. 1. A collection of fine, Deep House action with unreleased tunes from Tale Cooper, Giom, Pete Dafeet, Lessovsky and more. We ran through the comp, track by track with Giom..
2016 was a superb year for house music and indeed for all its varied musical offspring – this year’s releases from the Afro, Soulful, Tech-House, Nu-Disco, Techno and Deep scenes all developed in their own interesting and unexpected ways and continued to delight and amaze us. Evaluating so much quality music inevitably involves some kind of compromise and disagreement, obviously not everyone can make it to the #1 spot, but we think our list is a good reflection of where the scene is at now: vibrant, global, inclusive and exciting, with fresh new takes on the original Chicago and Detroit templates dropping every week, keeping dance floors moving the world over.
Bay Area local, Homero Espinosa joins us on our Traxsource LIVE show this week! We’re super happy to welcome him onto the show to lay down an hour of Soulful / Afro / Deep House cuts featuring The Black 80’s, Saison, Miguel Migs, Josh Butler and David Harness and many more.
It’s been fashionable to tag the moniker ‘deep house’ onto the end of anything with a four by four beat these days, from commercial Garage tracks to anything featuring a slowed down R&B vocal. Here at Traxsource, we believe there’s a lot more to it than that. We’ve seen our fair share of Deep House in our quarter of a century operating in the industry and feel we truly understand what the deeper sound of house music FEELS like. So check out our Top Deep House Artists of 2016 and see if you agree.