December 2015

This Year in Pictures 2015

To round off a superb 2015 we’ve selected 60 magical moments from the past 12 months from your favorite nightclubs, party islands and festivals featuring the world’s best DJs. From BPM to Burning Man via Ibiza, ADE and Croatia, what a year it’s been for dance music!

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Get Inside Re-Tide's Biggest Ever Release

Re-Tide have enjoyed a very special 2015, finishing second in our Top 100 Nu Disco Artists of the year and dropping a whole host of heavyweight joints on their very own ‘Cut Rec’ label. Their latest release is ‘Re-Tide’s Collection’ which features a whopping THIRTY individual tracks. With something for everyone on this monster promo, we decided to sit down with Re-Tide to find out more about this truly outstanding release.

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Love & Other In 5 Records

The mysterious Love & Other record label have taken a very unique way of selling themselves in the modern era; they simply let their music do the talking! Their latest release is amazing ‘This Ain’t Love’ by Après featuring Andrea Martin, so we took the time to sit down Love & Other as they described their impressive imprint in 5 Records.

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Traxsource LIVE! #46 2015 REWIND

Happy Christmas folks! To celebrate the festive season in style we have flipped the script a little on this week’s show and kept it in the family. John Julius Knight kicks things of throwing down the world’s hottest house exclusives, then in the second hour, Brian Tappert and John Julius Knight put together a special ‘2015 Rewind’ mix, featuring some of the biggest tracks of the year.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #52

Visual treats aplenty this week with all the latest festive action from around the globe featuring Louie Vega, Till Von Sein, Black Coffee, Doorly and Gene Farris at the likes of Bristol In:Motion, Ministry of Sound, Marquee New York and Tribal Sessions.

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Inside The Track with Nacho Marco

Fresh from his Traxsource LIVE! guest appearance, we sat down with the Spanish producer to discuss the making of his latest release on Kerri Chandler’s Madhouse Records imprint, as we went Inside The Track with Nacho Marco.

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Top 100 Techno Artists of 2015

As the number of dance music fans continues to grow all over the world, so does the number of people who are falling in love with one of the scene’s original sounds; Techno.

Even though it all started in Detroit, today’s sound is strongly connected to smokey and dark basement clubs...

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Top 100 Artists of 2015

What a fantastic year 2015 was for not just real house music, but the underground dance scene as a whole. The standard of musical production across all the genres was the best it’s been for many years, with some seriously old school sensibilities being seamlessly interwoven with the latest production...

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Traxsource LIVE! #45 with Purple Disco Machine

Our festive treat for you this week on Traxsource LIVE! is a special guest mix from our Number One Artist of 2015, Purple Disco Machine. After a simply stunning year, he throws down a sublime mix of tracks. Alongside the Disco Machine is our very own John Julius Knight, who blends the hottest house music on the planet from Traxsource.

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Top 100 Tech House Artists of 2015

2015 saw the continued rise of Tech House disciples in all four corners of the globe. With it’s bass heavy, hypnotic soundtrack, it’s easy to see why the sound puts a spell on so many followers year after year with it’s perfect blend of house music and techno; it’s the...

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Deepshakerz, How To Crack A Safe.

The Deepshakerz are Italian duo Domy Berardino and Mirco Sonatore, who’s sweet house sounds have gained support from the likes of Groove Armada, Loco Dice, Dubfire and Mark Knight. Their latest project ‘Old Vibe Part 4’ is out now EXCLUSIVELY on Traxsource, so we reached out to the guys to talk about the release and catch up on their label, Safe Records.

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Spettro In 5 Records

Houston’s very own Spettro has already caught the ears of some of the world’s leading lights in quality dance music with releases on Get Physical, Crosstown Rebels and Bedrock. We love his latest 3 track EP ‘El Castillo’ on Audiophile Deep, so sat down to find out more about the tracks that have defined his career so far.

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Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2015

Put the words ‘deep’ and ‘house’ next to each other and suddenly the whole world starts to debate the very nuances of the genre. Everything had a ‘deep’ in front of it in 2015, but some artists really understand exactly what the term means.

Deep house is supposed to be about...

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This Week In Pictures - Week #51

Check out the world’s latest house music action from London, New York, Miami, Amsterdam and Sydney, featuring a very festive Eats Everything, Detroit Swindle, Soul Clap, DJ Spen, Sven Vath, Jackmaster, Purple Disco Machine and many more…

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JR From Dallas - My Favorite Machine

Gourmand Music Recordings boss ‘JR From Dallas’ has a name that rings as large as Texas, but unlike it suggests, this wrangler of beats is actually from France and has been one of the hottest names in Jackin House for over half a decade! His latest release on Frosted Recordings is ‘Looping Is Art’, so we decided to sit down with JR to find out a little more about more about his favorite pieces of studio equipment.

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Top 100 House Artists of 2015

2015 has seen some of the strongest house music releases in years. As more and more producers are getting to grips with their own style and sound, it’s a great time to not just be a DJ, but basically just a fan of good music.

With the competition to fill the...

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The first ever Christmas-themed House Music album

T’was the night before Christmas, and all was quiet, save for the sound of soulful vocals and firing house beats…

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Top 100 Afro House Artists of 2015

The Afro House sound has always been deep within the very roots of dance music culture. More and more producers are experimenting with the sound, as the tribal rhythms and hypnotic hooks catch the ears of house music lovers across the globe.

With drum styles and rhythms that have crossed continents...

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Top 100 Jackin House Artists of 2015

Jack-Jack-Jack your body! With a thumping, driving sound all of it’s very own, the Jackin House groove has been synonomous with undergound dance culture since it’s very conception. From Chicago to Detroit via London and Paris, people have been jackin’ their bodies in unison across the planet in a celebration...

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Top 100 Nu Disco Artists of 2015

The popularity of the Nu Disco sound just continued to grow throughout 2015, with a whole host of familar names, plus a few newcomers, really making their mark with some superb music this year.

With a sound that crosses over not just old school disco, but also elements of modern house,...

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Top 100 Soulful House Artists of 2015

2015 saw a real resurgance in the popularity of soulful house which can only be seen as positive news for the future of dance music in general. The very roots of the scene were built around powerful lyrics and song structure, so to see more and more producers go ‘back...

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Best Selling Tracks of 2015

What an amazing year 2015 has been for dance music. Our sound is now more popular than it’s ever been, meaning the world’s tight-knit community of DJs and producers have really had to bring their A-Game to the table to feed the masses of real house heads, both old and...

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Traxsource LIVE! #44 with Nacho Marco

Bringing his own unique blend of Spanish flavor to the Traxsource LIVE! studios this week is special guest DJ Nacho Marco, alongside resident DJ Brian Tappert playing the world’s hottest house exclusives from Kevin Yost, Kiko Navarro, Audiojack, J Paul Getto and more.

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Get To Know - Want More

Want More are the celebrated DJ and production duo of Wez Saunders & Mark EC. Known for their bass-heavy their latest release is the ‘Backpacking EP’ on Form & Function. With 3 seriously heavy duty tracks on one superb EP, we sat down with Wez and Eric to find out more about their London based collaboration.

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Pete Herbert in 3-2-1

London Town’s Pete Herbert has been at the forefront of the UK dance scene since his time as co-proprietor of the Atlas Records shop in Soho over a decade ago. His latest re-rub of Nathan Jassi’s ‘Secret Lover’ has all the tell tale signs of another dancefloor destroyer, so we sat down with Pete to get to know him in 3-2-1; 3 questions, 2 hot tracks and 1 new release!

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Inside The Track with KORT and Elementary

Ben Webb aka KORT and Antony Harper aka Elementary celebrate the release of their ‘Won’t Stop’ EP on Soul Heaven Records. Featuring two top quality vocal joints, we decided to find out more about the ideas behind the EP and how it was put together, as we went Inside The Track with KORT and Elementary.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #50

This week’s house music action with the world’s best DJs including Basement Jaxx, Mark Knight and David Morales at the likes of Ministry of Sound, Elrow, Fabric London and The Warehouse Project…

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Who is Kaiser Souzai?

Kaiser Souzai’s sound is far from that of the ‘Usual Suspects’! Hailing from Berlin, their latest release is the superbly titled ‘Love.Rave.Accelerate’. Their sound has been turning the heads of seasoned tastemakers such as Sven Väth, UMEK and Steve Lawler for a while know, but who are Kaiser Souzai?

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Traxsource LIVE! #43 with Boris Dlugosch

House music maestro Boris Dlugosch brings the heat this week to Traxsource LIVE! with a sweet selection featuring the likes of Fred Everything, Todd Terry & Crackazat, alongside John ‘Julius’ Knight who drops the world’s most upfront house music from Traxsource.

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Daniel Solar - Inside The Rubicon Album

Hailing from Hannover in Germany, Daniel Solar is one half of the sublime edits imprint ‘Dikso’. He now unleashes his superb solo album ‘Rubicon’ which features 11-tracks of cross genre goodness. This release is a real house connoisseurs dream, so we sat down for an in-depth chat with Daniel Solar as we went Inside The Rubicon Album.

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DJ E-Clyps - Inside The Track

DJ E-Clyps continues to build a solid name for himself on the house music scene with his latest release the sublime ‘Masterpiece’ featuring Anya V on vocals. A truly smooth slice of soulful goodness, we sat down with the man with the plan to find out more about the tune, as we went Inside The Track with DJ E-Clyps.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #49

Check out the world’s biggest and best house music action this week featuring Black Coffee, Warehouse Project, Eats Everything, Timewarp NYC, Louie Vega, Fabric London and Sven Vath…

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