Legendary Strictly Rhythm A&R Gladys Pizzarro has some of the finest ears in the biz and has been responsible for finding and nurturing some of the greatest talent in the game including Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Erick Morillo and Armand Van Helden amongst others.. Last month saw Gladys relaunch her ‘Launch’ entertainment imprint with a heater from Saliva Commados ‘What You Have Done To Me’. We were stoked to chat to Pizzarro and find out how she goes about scouting out top talent and what’s coming up next for her label.
FSQ is an acronym for Funk, Style, Quality, and that’s exactly what they deliver. This is what happens when you mix a legendary D.J. and producer from The Funk Mob / nephew of George “Dr.Funkenstein” Clinton with Matt Coogan, aka One Era, Boston boy Chas Bronz and G Koop: producer, session musician and replay artist for the likes of Nelly, Drake and Ice Cube amongst others.. We caught up with the guys to find out more about their productions and celebrate their latest release “Better than Alright”.
Another Tuesday, another great A&R sessions mix! Dan Klokow takes us for a spin today bringing along the talents of David Marston for two hours of that delicious Nu-Disco sound! They’ll get your Tuesday going with new and exclusive dance floor vibes featuring releases from the likes of: Fouk, Joey Negro, Dr Packer & Casual Connection, Kraak & Smaak & many more. Get ready to move!
Sunlightsquare’s first single of 2017, Oyelo fuses Jazz, Cuban and House music for a blissful Latin experience, recruiting Ronnie Scott’s resident Cuban singer Rene Alvarez to deliver the passionate vocal elements. We went inside the studio with Sunlightsquare to delve into the many facets of this complex production.
Over the years, Get Physical have consistently remained a source of forward-thinking underground House music. Headed up by M.A.N.D.Y. Booka Shade and DJ T, there was no way this couldn’t work.. Their label has been nothing short of influential, responsible for unearthing some of the finest electronic talent in the game today, the likes of Dixon, Catz N Dogz, Azari & III, SIS, Flashmob, Blond:ish,- the list goes on. Their latest offering falls in the form of Jazzuelle’s album, following on from the success of the album’s singles ‘Adaptions’ (a collaboration with Fred Everything), ‘Circles’, ‘Blood Moon” and ‘Towers’. We caught up with Jazzuelle to dive into the album in depth.
This week’s guest is Ezel, who joins us to celebrate his hot new record on Defected ‘You Got Worked’. Championed by Opolopo and Carlos Mena from the beginning, the Bayou label boss kicks off 2017 in style with this one.. We’re excited for what’s to come! Enjoy his hour long dive into Deep and Soulful flavours featuring Jimpster, Karizma, and Seven Davis Jr. and many more!
This week’s label spotlight pops the lid on Spen’s Quantize Recordings. An imprint dedicated to House music with a rich, Soulful feel, Quantize is home to an incredible family of artists that includes Yass, N’Dinga Gaba, Ziggy Funk, Marc Evans and of course DJ Spen himself. Find out more about Quantize as we sit down with DJ Spen..
Moullinex and Xinobi’s Discotexas label hits the big 10 this year! So they’ve rounded up a bunch of Disco-tastic pals to celebrate in style with a 23 track compilation of sure-fire boogie material from across the years. And it’s funking great. The colourful history of the label is painted with the help of some of our favourite DT tunes, feat. old friends including French poolside tune star Zimmer, Portugal’s Space-Age Funk queen Da Chick, Mirror People, Jesse Oliver, Justin Faust and of course contributions from Moullinex and Xinobi themselves.
We’re joined on the show this week by Brighton boy Enzo Siffredi! One of our favourite new school artists of the moment, the Wired and Minimalkids boss hops on board to lay down an hour of tech grooves featuring new bubblers from Angelo Ferreri, Karizma, Sav and his brand new exclusive release ‘No Sugar’ out now at Traxsource.
This week we’re helping you familiarize yourselves with Freaky Behaviour’s imprint Odour Recordings. Established in 2013, fresh outta the musical mecca of Leeds in the UK, Odour is home to the freaky flavours of Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Angelo Ferreri, Tony Warden & Romaz amongst others and is fast becoming a solid go-to for new Jackin’ grooves. We went to find out a bit more from FB about the label..
Mimmo Falcone aka MoBlack, our Traxsource Afro House manager is back at it this week, joined by the talents of Manoo for two hours of great Afro House sounds you love. Spicy Afro flavour from the likes of Rampa, Joeski, Jimpster and Pablo Fierro featuring hot new and exclusive releases from labels such as MoBlack Records, RISE and Bayacou Records… Here come the drums!
Exciting Italian producer and Quantize regular Peppe Citarella returns to the MoBlack crew this month to release his new single ‘Yalodde Yeyeo’, complete with an Afro Beat mix and even a brass-heavy Latin-inspired version. We caught up with Citarella to discuss the production of the track in depth to celebrate the new release.
This week our boy Demuir gets behind the decks to deliver you an hour of bangers. Our #1 Jackin’ artist of 2016, Demuir’s a character that we’ve been supporting from the beginning, and his passion and flair both behind the decks and in the studio is something that has to be experienced. Buckle up and get ready to move, he spins some feisty cuts from the likes of DJ Sneak, Man Without A Clue, Angelo Ferreri, and Jos Moog. Grab his latest release on 294 Records ‘Beats, Trim and Life’ now exclusively at Traxsource.
This week we caught up with one of our favourite new school heads, the eccentric Brighton boy Enzo Siffredi to award him our latest label spotlight for his forward-thinking imprint Wired. Home to the likes of PEZNT, Sav and Little By Little, Wired is more than just an outlet for Siffredi and his friends’ productions, it’s fast-becoming an essential source for DJs to discover fresh and exciting underground sounds. We chatted to Enzo to learn a bit more about the label and how it all began..
June sees New York based Tommy Bones drop a new release “War House” under Kenny Dope’s Dopewax label. With more than 20 years in the game, Tommy has delivered something totally fresh for this particular release full of Tech House vibes. He takes us ‘Inside The Studio’ to tell us a bit more about his production, equipment, & musical style…