September 2015

DEEP's 5 Biggest Floorfillers with Marques Wyatt

To celebrate the release of his classic ‘For Those Who Like to Get Down’ on Om Records, with delicious re-rubs by Click Click and the Soul Clap boys, we sat down to chat with Marques Wyatt about the other tracks that have rocked his legendary DEEP parties in LA over the last 16 years.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #40

With the Ibiza summer closing parties in full swing, here’s our pictorial round up of this week’s sights from the White Isle and beyond featuring Josh Wink​, Feel my Bicep​, Space Ibiza​, Sandy Rivera​, Culoe De Song​, Kerri Chandler and more…

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5 Favorite Freerange Releases by Pittsburgh Track Authority

To celebrate the release of ‘Your Situation’ on Jimpster’s esteemed deep house label, we asked the Pittsburgh Track Authority to select their 5 favourite Freerange tracks and with a seriously wide range to choose from, this was far from an easy task!

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Ovum In 5 Records

With Ovum’s most recent EP ‘This Is How’ from Israel’s Yotam Avni and a specialized 10-track compilation entitled ‘Ovum x Traxsource, Vol. 1 out now, we had a chat with Josh Wink’s label manager, Matt Brookman, about 5 significant releases they both felt best shape and currently represent the label. Here is OVUM in 5 Records…

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Traxsource LIVE! #33 with Fouk

The dynamic Dutch duo Fouk join us this week with a sumptuous blend of tracks from the likes of Hamo, Loz Goddard and M5K, plus both sides of their latest exclusive release ‘Heavy the Bacon/Coconuts’ on Room With a View. Alongside the Fouk is resident John ‘Julius’ Knight, who has the very latest exclusive bullets from serious players like Low Steppa, Bicep, Demur and more.

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Fouk's Room with a View

Dutch DJ and production duo Fouk are back with a massive new release, ‘Heavy on the Bacon’, on the excellent Room With A View label. We caught up with the boys to talk about the track, their forthcoming Traxsource Live show and their plans for the future.

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This Week In Pictures Week #39

What have your favourite DJs, producers, labels and clubs been up to this summer? Here’s our weekly pictorial round-up from Ibiza and beyond featuring this week’s Traxsource radio guest Fouk plus Black Coffee, Defected in the House, Space Ibiza, Detroit Swindle, Franky Rizardo & more.

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5 Ibiza Closing Parties Not to Miss!

It’s that time of the year again when Ibiza shuts up shop for the winter, but not without one last BIG blow out! With a whole host of closing parties to choose from, we’ve selected five absolute must visit events that you simply can’t ignore if you’re heading out there to see off the season in style.

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Traxsource LIVE! #32 with Sidney Charles

Sidney Charles blesses the Traxsource LIVE! radio show with a sublime mix of tracks, whilst resident John ‘Julius’ Knight takes no prisoners with his fusion of beats including the Essential new track ‘Coconuts’ by next week’s special guest DJs Fouk.

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Take a Chance with Kai Alce

We had the opportunity to check out the amazing ‘House in the Park’ event in Atlanta, which was co-created by top DJ/producer Kai Alce. To celebrate his latest release ‘Take a Chance’, which is available exclusively on Traxsource, our boy Austen van der Bleek headed to Atlanta to chat to Kia and check out the party vibe.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About DJ Vas

With his latest release ‘DJ Vas Edits’ on Razor-N-Tape just dropping on Traxsource, we took some time to dig a little deeper into the mindset of this super talented turntablist, producer and beatmaker supreme.

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Happy 24th Birthday to Ministry of Sound!

Massive shout out to everyone at the Ministry of Sound, as they celebrate their 24th birthday today with a huge party in London featuring Detroit legends Derrick May and Lee Curtiss, plus Jimpster, Wookie, Tuff Jam and Tim Sheridan!

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Keinemusik in Miami at the Electric Pickle

We sat down for a quick chat with the two Miami bound members of Keinemusik, &Me and Adam Port, to talk about their upcoming gig at the Electric Pickle and the label’s latest release ‘Newborn Soul’ by Rampa.

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Did You Win Our Masters at Work Competition?

Thanks to all those who entered our competition to win the amazing Masters at Work Compilations Vol.1 and 2, plus a limited edition tee shirt. We had a literally hundreds of entries from across the globe, but with one prize to give away, we are please to announce the winner is…

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In The Studio with Berkson and What

Dan Berkson and James What’s are celebrating a decade together as a musical partnership by releasing the sublime ‘Ten Year Retrospective’ compilation on Poker Flat. Featuring their favourite tracks and remixes, we were given the chance to have a little nose around their production lab, as we went In The Studio with Berkson and What.

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Sidney Charles is the Power of the Underground

Sidney Charles drops this week’s exclusive guest DJ mix on our Traxsource Live radio show and with his brilliant 3-tracker ‘Power of the Underground’ on DFTD also out this Friday, we dug deep into the mix and the EP to find out what he has in store for us.

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Save 20% on all Sounds Samples & Loops!

We are very excited to announce the launch of ‘Bloq’ on Traxsource, a new sample based virtual instrument which features a whole host of iconic synths and drum machines. You can now even save 20% on all of our Sounds, Samples and Loop packages, including the amazing Bloq, with our latest voucher code.

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The Dirt on Deep Love 15

Featuring fresh beats from the likes of Brame & Hamo, Ponty Mython, Voyeur, Homework, Nachtbraker and many more, The Dirt Crew’s ‘Deep Love 15’ compilation is a must-have for DJs who really want to cause some damage on the dancefloor.

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Discovering the Masters at Ministry in 93

After 25 years in the business, now seems the perfect time to talk about how the Masters at Work’s music has affected those who work within the dance industry. If we, as a community are the body of house music, then for many of us, Masters at Work have been the air that we breathe.

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This Week In Pictures Week #38

What have your favourite DJs, producers, labels and clubs been up to this summer? Here’s our weekly pictorial round-up from Ibiza and beyond featuring youANDme, Black Coffee, Low Steppa, Purple Disco Machine & more.

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Amazing Burning Man Photography by Kim Hardy

Burning Man is a unique annual festival, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. It is the crucible of creativity, a festival where the people are not simply ‘attendees’, but rather active participants in every sense of the word.

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Top 20 Artists of 2015 So Far...

Compiled through a blend of good old fashioned A&R, office discussions/arguments, data driven stats, sales and of course, damn fine releases, here’s a full breakdown of our choices for Top 20 Artists in each scene that have killed it so far in 2015.

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Traxsource LIVE! #31 with youANDme

Berlin beat makers youANDme drop a special mix to celebrate their latest release ’Take Away’ on Desolat Music, whilst resident John ‘Julius’ Knight blends Dario D’Attis, Nachtbraker, The Checkup and the Essential new track, ‘Power of the Underground’ on DFTD, by next week’s special guest Sidney Charles.

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Teddy Douglas 5 Favorite Nervous Records

To celebrate the release of Teddy Douglas’ amazing ‘Check It Out’ on Nervous Records, we asked him to give us a rundown of his favorite tracks on the legendary imprint. After all, there’s plenty to choose from!

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Razor-N-Tape's 10 Must Have Soul Funk Disco Jams

These boys dig DEEP when it comes to old school treasures, so prepare to be given a proper masterclass as Razor-N-Tape’s Aaron Dae and JKriv reveal their 10 favorite soul, funk and disco jams. We dare you not to dance!

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Did You Win the Desolat EP Signed by Loco Dice?

Thanks very much to everyone who entered our competition to win the latest youANDme EP on Desolat which dropped TODAY via Traxsource signed by Loco Dice. With only one copy available, the winner is…

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N.I. Launch New Stems Ready Traktor S5

Traktor Kontrol S5 is the new 4 deck DJ controller built to feel familiar right from the start. Time-tested features fuse with innovative high-res displays, touch-sensitive controls and essential Stems control for a rock-solid system.

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Copyright: A Decade On and Still Going Strong

To celebrate the release of Copyright’s new EP ‘Be Together’, Defected sat down with the dynamic duo to discuss the track and their careers to date.

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The Many Moods of Mansur

DJ Meme has flipped the script with his latest Mansur project. Using the new pseudonym for his latest release ‘Son of a Gun’ on his own imprint Memix Recordings, we sat down with the DJ and producer to discuss his new guise and the many moods of Mansur.

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Robosonic's 5 Favorite Hip Hop Tracks

It’s not often you secure a living legend on your track, but Robosonic managed to pull off a masterstroke by featuring KRS-ONE on their latest release ‘Free Flow’ on Simma Black. We sat down with the Berlin boys to discuss their 5 favorite hip hop joints of all time. Word up!

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Searching for Lazy Days with Fred Everything

To celebrate the recent release of the amazing ‘Searching’ by Fred Everything on his own Lazy Days imprint, we sat down with the number six artist in our Top 20 Deep House Artists of 2015 so far for a chat about the track and his career as a DJ and producer.

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Happy 909 Day!

Roland’s iconic TR-909 has often imitated but never duplicated. First introduced in 1984 with only 10,000 units manufactured, this lil’ beige box gave forward-thinking producers in Chicago, New York, Detroit and London the ability to forge the blueprint of hip-hop, house and techno.

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Best of Ibiza 2015

Check out our Best of Ibiza 2015 Collection, the home of block rocking beats and bodyshaking bass lines as we showcase what was being thrown down by the top turntable technicians at the proper parties.

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This Week In Pictures Week #37

What have your favourite DJs, producers, labels and clubs been up to this summer? Here’s our weekly pictorial round-up from Ibiza and beyond featuring Mihalis Safras, Kerri Chandler, Low Steppa, Robosonic, Gene Farris & more.

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Wanna Win a Desolat EP Signed by Loco Dice?

WIN a vinyl copy of youANDme’s ‘Take Away’ on Desolat signed by Loco Dice! Simply LIKE & SHARE this post to be in with a chance of winning.

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Wolf + Lamb's 5 Favorite Strictly Rhythms

To celebrate the dynamic duo’s latest release ‘After We’re Gone’ on Strictly Rhythm, we sat down with our number 7 Deep House Artists of 2015 so far, Wolf + Lamb, to find out their 5 favorite Rhythm’s from Strictly!

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Traxsource LIVE! #30 with Fred Everything

This week’s Traxsource LIVE! special guest is deep house don Fred Everything alongside resident Brian Tappert, who thrown down the latest hot exclusives, including the essential new track ‘Take Away’ on Desolat Music by next week’s guest DJs ‘youANDme’.

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Top 20 Jackin House Artists of 2015 so far...

In the beginning, there was Jack, and Jack had a groove. And from this groove came the groove of all grooves. Amen! Check out our opinion on the top 20 Jackin’ House artists of 2015 so far…

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Neovinyl In 5 Records

Neovinyl Recordings is a quality Barcelona-Berlin based label who’s latest release ‘I’m So Far’ is out now exclusively on Traxsource. We talked to the guys behind the imprint about 5 tracks that shaped the label.

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Top 20 Afro House Artists of 2015 so far...

With it’s hypnotic rhythms, lush strings and pounding percussion, here are our hand-picked Afro House artists who have enjoyed an amazing 2015 so far.

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Get To Know Sishi Rosch

To celebrate the release of his recent solo project ‘Raw Rhythms Limited 003’ out exclusively on Traxsource, we sat down with the man with the plan to Get to Know Sishi Rosch.

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This Is How Luke Solomon DJs

To celebrate the release of ‘Defected Gets Physical’ mixed by Luke Solomon and DJ T, we talked to Luke about his personal preferences as an international taste maker as we found out, How Luke Solomon DJs.

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Get Taken Away by youANDme

youANDme’s ‘Take Away’ featuring Black Soda drops on 11th September via Desolat. To celebrate the release, not only will the Berlin duo be special guests on our Traxsource Live! radio show, but we will also be giving away a vinyl copy of the EP signed by Loco Dice!

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Top 20 Nu Disco Artists of 2015 so far..

It’s been a great year so far for nu disco and indie dance, so we decided to compile a list of the Top 20 artists on the scene who we think have been working the dance floors and pushing the right buttons in 2015.

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Top 20 Tech House Artists of 2015 so far...

Compiled and curated through a blend of good old fashioned A&R, trending exposure, online sales and of course damn fine releases, here are our top 20 tech house artists who have been killing it in 2015 so far.

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This Week In Pictures Week #36

What have your favourite DJs, producers, labels and clubs been up to this summer? Here’s our weekly pictorial round-up from Ibiza and beyond featuring Low Steppa, Purple Disco Machine, Culoe De Song & more.

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