December 2014

Get To Know: Dikso Records

With Dikso’s latest release Cosmic Ride EP out now on Traxsource, we sat down with the Dikso crew (Daniel & Andi) to find out a little more about the imprint in this exclusive label feature.

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NEW Opolopo Samplephonics Pack, Helion Samples, Studio 54 Sounds, Loops & More

Welcome to Sample Pack Saturday. NEW essential studio production tools, sample packs & DJ Loops featured on Traxsource to take your production & sets to the next level.

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5 Questions w/ Hercules & Love Affair: Traxsource Excusive

Currently climbing up the charts on Traxsource (has hit #2 so far overall) and screaming to officially hit #1, we caught up with Andy Butler from Hercules & Love Affair to chat about the Do You Feel The Same? release out on Traxsource via Defected, a new label in the horizon, the group, 2015 & more in this Exclusive Interview.

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In The Studio with Ramsey & Fen

With Bug Records new release Stay With You out now on Traxsource, London duo & UK Garage Legends Ramsey & Fen gave us an Exclusive tour of their studio & chat with us about their kit, production methods & more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’

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Best of 2014

As we close out 2014, we bring you our highly anticipated year end charts…

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Top 200 Tracks of 2014

Our Best tracks for 2014 chart has landed. See what made this years list.

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Top 200 Deep House Tracks of 2014

Here are the Best Deep House tracks for 2014. The chart features Kevin Yost, City Soul Project, Eric Ericksson, Lars Vegas, Dario D’Attis, Miguel Migs, Juliet Fox & many more

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Top 200 Soulful Tracks of 2014

Joey Negro locks down the top spot in this years Best Soulful tracks of 2014 chart. It also features music from Terry Hunter, Gene Farris, Richard Earnshaw, Michele Chiavarini, The Sunchasers, Reelsoul, Ralf GUM, Monique Bingham & many more.

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Bobbin Head Music In 5 Records

The labels latest release Boy Trippin is out now on Traxsource, so caught up with Bobbin Head Music label boss Lawrence Huskinson, to find out which 5 defining tracks have helped shaped the label so far…

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Top 200 House Tracks of 2014

Our high anticipated Best House tracks of 2014 chart has landed featuring the likes of krankbrother, Oliver Dollar, Doorly, Full Intention, Supernova, Sidney Charles, DJ Fudge. Riva Starr, Sonny Fodera & many more.

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Top 200 Nu Disco / Indie Dance Tracks of 2014

The Best Nu Disco / Indie Dance tracks for 2014 chart is officially in. Artists like Session Victim, Hot Toddy, SkiiTour, Kenny Summit, Doug Willis, Joey Negro, James Jordan, Prefunk, Disco Boogie Classics, Faites Leur La Danse & many more are featured.

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Top 200 Tech House Tracks of 2014

The likes of Vida Records, Copyright, DJ Pierre, Supernova, Maurice Tamraz, The Deepshakerz, Stanny Abram, Stefano Mango, DJ Vitto & many others are featured in this years Best Tech House tracks for 2014 chart.

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Top 200 Afro House Tracks of 2014

Here are the Best Afro House tracks for 2014. This features music from Roland Clark, Louie Vega, Pablo Fierro, DJ Fudge, Ralf GUM, Monique Bingham, Souldynamic, Tribe Records, Luis Radio, Sonz Of Afrika & many more.

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Top 200 Jackin Tracks of 2014

Gene Farris locks down the top spot on this years Best Jackin tracks for 2014 chart. It also features music from Johnny Fiasco, Charles Feelgood, Roter & Lewis, Demarkus Lewis, Giano, DJ Tonka, Pete Le Freq & many more.

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Top 200 Techno Tracks of 2014

The Best Techno tracks for 2014. have arrived with Gene Farris, Harry Romero, Sonny Fodera, Green Velvet, RAR, Jay Lumen, Jerome Sydenham, Joeski & many others making this years chart.

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Get to Know: Love Inc Music

London label Love Inc just dropped their 12th release Goodbye by Daniel Dubb out on Traxsource & with the label is still in its infancy, we wanted to delve deeper into what the label is all about and stands for, so we caught up with the founders of the imprint Pete, Andy, & Simon to find out.

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Top 200 Classic House Tracks of 2014

Joey Negro, Crystal Waters, Teddy Douglas, Victor Simonelli, Cleptomaniacs, Bryan Chambers, Junior Jack, Steve Silk Hurley & others featured on this years Best Classic House tracks of 2014 chart.

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Top 200 Soul / Funk / Disco Tracks of 2014

Our Best Soul / Funk / Disco tracks for 2014 chart has landed with Roy Ayers, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, John Morales, Koko, Mass Production, Spiritual South, The Sunburst Band & many more quality artists featured

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Jay Haze: Finding Focus

Jay Haze is an ‘artist’ in the truest sense of the word, his exploits in electronic music complimented for many years now by adventures in photography, film, video and sculpture. In this interview he chats about his new album “Finding Oriya” his latest release on Soul Clap’s label, ambitions & much more.

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DJ Oats In 5 records

To coincide with his latest two project’s, the already mentioned A Trip To Capetown EP & Khoisan Dance EP out now on Traxsource, we had him share 5 tracks of his own that have been influential in his career thus far.

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Top 100 Artists of 2014

This years top Artists chart features Oliver Dollar, DJ Spen, Sonny Fodera, Doorly, Jullian Gomes, Sidney Charles, Deetron & Louie Vega & many others.

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Top 100 House Artists of 2014

This years Top House Artists of 2014 chart features Low Steppa, Copyright, The Shapeshifters, Crazibiza, David Penn, Full Intention & more.

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Top 100 Soulful House Artists of 2014

The likes of Kerri Chandler, Opolopo, Osunlade, DJ Spinna, Miguel Migs & many others featured on this years Soulful House Artists of 2014 chart.

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Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2014

The likes of Giom, Eric Ericksson, Dusky, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gerd, 6th Borough Project & more made this years Deep Artists of 2014 chart.

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Fresh Naked Techno (Maschine 2.0 / Ableton Live 9), Sample Magic packs, Traktor Remix Sets & more

Welcome to Sample Pack Saturday. NEW essential studio production tools, sample packs & DJ Loops featured on Traxsource to take your production & sets to the next level.

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Top 100 Tech House Artists of 2014

Artists such as Mihalis Safras, Weiss (UK), Kaiserdisco, Franky Rizardo, Steve Mac, Wehbba, Chus & Ceballos, Nic Fanciulli & many others are featured.

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Top 100 Afro House Artists of 2014

Representing this year is Black Coffee, Culoe de Song, Bucie, Anane Vega, Zaki Ibrahim, Da Capo, Kid Fonque, Black Motion & more.

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Top 100 Jackin House Artists of 2014

Features Corduroy Mavericks, Doc Link, DJ Sneak, Derrick Carter, J Paul Getto & more

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Top 100 Nu Disco / Indie Dance Artists of 2014

Features Munk, Drop Out Orchestra, Kolombo, Solomun, Vanilla Ace, Justin Faust, Todd Terje & more.

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Top 100 Techno Artists of 2014

The likes of KINK, Anna, Laurent Garnier, Nicole Moudaber, Pig&Dan, Josh Wink, Christian Prommer & MATRiXXMAN are featured on this years Top Techno artists chart.

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Fina In 5 Records

FINA Records latest release from Detroit artist Appian entitled Chatter EP is out now on Traxsource, so we decided to catch up with one of the label founders, Simon Morell, to find out which 5 defining tracks have helped shaped FINA Records so far…

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Top 200 Singles of 2014

Here is our highly anticipated Best Singles of 2014 chart with the likes of Oliver Dollar, Detroit Swindle, Kevin Yost, City Soul Project, Cajmere, Dirt Crew, Gene Farris, Sidney Charles, Eric Ericksson, FCL, Mr. V featured.

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Top 100 Artist Albums 2014

Here is our highly anticipated Top 100 Artist Albums 2014 chart with the likes of Joey Negro, Detroit Swindle, Gene Farris, Kaylow, Ralf GUM, Karizma, Mike Steva, Roy Davis Jr., Miguel Migs, Sean McCabe, Manuel Tur LP’s featured.

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Top 200 Compilations of 2014

Here is our highly anticipated Top 200 Compilations of 2014 chart featuring Defected, Cajual, Azuli Records, Saved Records, Z Records, Lapsus Music, Peppermint Jam, Quantize Recordings, Urbana, Tony Records & more.

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Top 200 Sounds, Samples & Loops of 2014

Loopmasters, Loopoholics, Grant Nelson, Toolroom Records, Resonant Vibes, Smash Up The Studio, Tonic Audio & many others featured on this years Best Sounds, Samples & Loops of 2014 chart.

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Him_Self_Her Finishing Our Sentences

With their Toolroom Longplayer compilation Selector Series: 25 out now on Traxsource, we decided to drop some some quick fire questions to find out a little more about them. Here’s Him_Self_Her Finishing Our Sentences.

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Luna City Express Best Of Ten Years Interview

We caught up with Luna City Express to chat about their The Best of Ten Years compilations out now on Moon Harbour via Traxsource, music production, the state of house music & more in this Interview.

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Defected presents 15 Years In The House | #Defected15

Defected Records proudly presents 15 Years In The House, the definitive video guide to our 15th anniversary and an incredible year in house music.

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This Week In Pictures

@Nick Curly (pictured above)

We bring you this week’s pictorial round-up of what really goes on in the lives of some of our beloved producers, dj’s and labels whilst out on their travels…

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Glasgow Underground In 5 Records

To coincide with the Glasgow Underground 2014 release out now on Traxsource via Toolroom Longplayer, we had the labels founder, Kevin McKay, share with us his 5 most influential Glasgow Underground tracks. This is Glasgow Underground In 5 Records.

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Jimpster talks to Hyenah

With the release of Hyenah latest EP Tale From The Dirt out now on Traxsource via respected deep house label Freerange, Jimpster caught up with him to chat about his influences, DJing, the scene and more in this interview.

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Fresh Sample Magic Sample Packs, Sylenth1 Nu House Patches, Florian Meindl, Massive Deep House Patches & others

Welcome to Sample Pack Saturday. NEW essential studio production tools, sample packs & DJ Loops featured on Traxsource to take your production & sets to the next level.

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Detroit Swindle @ I'm a House Gangster - ADE Edition, Baut (Amsterdam)

We attended to this Party in Amsterdam & must say, it was very inspiring indeed. Lars & Maarten set was off the chain. Great music from start to finish…

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DeepWit In 5 Records

With DeepWit Recordings latest release Autumn Air Vol.3 is out now on Traxsource, label founders Alvaro Hylander & Sierra Maydell share with us 5 releases from their imprint & why their important. This is DeepWit In 5 Records

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Lany Recordings - In 5 Records

Lany Recordings latest release Brothers EP is out now on Traxsource & to coincide with this, Maxim Lany took some time to share 5 influential tracks & releases from his imprint.

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Get to know: Scissor & Thread.

With Scissor & Thread’s latest release You Go Girl out now on Traxsource, we sat down with one of the label owners, Francis Harris, to find out more about the Scissor & Thread imprint in this exclusive label feature. Get to know: Scissor & Thread.

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This Week In Pictures

“The calm before the Storm ! #Dubai #Beachtime #partytime later at #tamayaterrace”
@Joyce Muniz (pictured above)

We bring you this week’s pictorial round-up of what really goes on in the lives of some of our beloved producers, dj’s and labels whilst out on their travels…

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Nathan Barato In The Hot Seat.

Toronto producer Nathan Barato latest’s project Everytime I See You is out now on Hot Creations via Traxsource & we got some time with him to chat about the release, the possible resurgence of his Roots and Wings label & more in this Exclusive Interview.

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