March 2016

This Week In Pictures - Week #13

With the crazy Miami Music Week behind us, DJs have once again dispersed around the world to bring joy, happiness, and beats to a club near you. See what Sven Vath, Black Motion, Green Velvet, Adam Port and many others have been up to since Miami.

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It’s Raining Catz ’N’ Dogz Remixes!

Polish production duo Catz ’N’ Dogz are releasing a very special remix version of their killer 2015 album ‘Basic Colour Theory’ – we check in with them to discuss the project, their label Pets Recordings, and their enviable gig schedule.

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Traxsource LIVE! #59 with Ardalan

Rising Dirtybird star Ardalan spreads his wings on the Traxsource LIVE! guest mix this week with a dope selection of tracks from Max Graef, Shlomi Aber & Kenny Larkin, The Mekanism and Bruno Furlan, plus a melange of his own music including his latest release ’Thunderdad’ on Claude VonStroke’s revered San Francisco imprint.

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All Mixed Up with Daniel Steinberg

Just when we thought it was safe to step back on the dance floor, Daniel Steinberg drops his smash ‘Left Handed’ album completely remixed, with re-rubs from the likes of Robert Armani, Paul Johnson, 808 State, Crazy P and Bushwacka! We took a moment to sit down with the Berlin-based producer to get the lowdown on his hometown, how the remix album was created and much more, as we get all mixed up with Daniel Steinberg.

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Miami In Pictures - Week #12

As the incredible Miami Music Week comes to an end for 2016, check out the parties we attended, the ones you could or couldn’t attend and the ones that your favorite DJ played at. Featuring Dubfire, Luciano, Josh Wink, Erick Morillo, tINi, the Keinemusik crew and more.

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Spiel Appeal

We investigate the much anticipated relaunch of Spiel, Dirt Crew’s very special sub-label, with the help of Dirt Crew head honcho Peter Gijselaers.

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The rise and rise of ABODE

Relaxing in his Ibizan abode, with his partner making dinner as one of his cherubic, curly-haired children plays around his feet, it seems like Kai Cant has the life we all envy. But for the Kent born 33-year-old it hasn’t been that easy of a ride.

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Traxsource LIVE! #58 with Bob Sinclar

Parisian house master Bob Sinclar joins us in the mix for Traxsource LIVE! this week, with a superb selection from the likes of Dantiez Saunderson, Todd Terry, Riva Starr and Robbie Rivera, plus his red hot rework of the classic ‘I Feel For You’ with DBN on Yellow Productions.

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Jeff Craven 'Keeping it Large'

Large Music have been releasing House Music for 23 years this month. We were very happy to catch up with label boss Jeff Craven to quiz him about how he has steered his label to success through some of the most taxing times the industry has ever seen.

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Traxsource Guide to Miami

With the madness of the Miami Music Week firmly underway, We thought we would offer you some of our local knowledge on things to check out while the circus is in town!

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This Week In Pictures - Week #11

Visual treats aplenty this week from some of the hottest clubs and DJ’s on show including Sonny Fodera, BLOND-ISH, Luciano, Supernova, Sidney Charles, The Mid in Chicago, Trade in Miami and many more.

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Get To Know Skapes

Hailing from the UK, Alex Calver is Skapes. You may already know him from his previous work with Low Steppa as Twocker, or even as Calvertron; his electro and dubstep alter ego. His latest release, the ‘Mean Streets’ EP, is now available on Simma Red, so we decided to have a quick chat with the Nottingham based producer about his DJ and musical techniques, as we Get To Know Skapes.

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Traxsource LIVE! #57 with Sonny Fodera

Defected don Sonny Fodera hits the Traxsource turntables this week with a simply stunning mix of tracks from the likes of Eats Everything, Rampa, Groove Armada, Dusky, Justin Martin & Ardalan, plus several of his own super slick productions to really turn up the heat.

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Inside The Columbusing Album with thatmanmonkz

Coming Straight Outta Sheffield, English producer thatmanmonkz recently dropped his superb 14-track ‘Columbusing’ album on the esteemed Delusions of Grandeur record label. The album features a whole host eclectic, underground cuts, so we sat down with the man from the Steel City to discuss the album’s creation, as we went Inside The Colombusing Album with thatmanmonkz.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #10

Check out the hottest house music action on the planet featuring the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Ben Klock, Nina Kraviz, Luciano and Low Steppa in London, Madrid, Miami and beyond…

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Inside The Track with Local Options

Chicago veterans Santiago and Frank Solano aka Local Options just dropped their tasty 3-track ‘Promises’ EP on Large Music. With a release this eclectically diverse, it was only right that we sat down the Chi-Town stalwarts to discuss the finer details of the production process, as we went Inside The Track with Local Options.

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Louie Vega: Both Then and Now

With the launch of Louie Vega’s first ever solo album, ‘Starring…XXVIII’ on Friday 26th February 2016, we decided to have an in-depth, exclusive chat about all things house music. How did he and Kenny create the drums and atmospherics for The Nervous Track? How did the Nuyorican Soul album come about? What are his thoughts on the current house music scene? As we get the low down from Louie Vega: Both Then and Now.

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Gene Farris Celebrates a Century at the Wheel

We took a minute to speak to the Chicago house legend about his hometown history and the scene today, his love for all things Star Wars (just check out the studio!) and of course, the new commemorative compilation, as Gene Farris Celebrates a Century at The Wheel.

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Traxsource LIVE! #56 with Kaytronik

This week we welcome Kaytronik aka Karizma to the Traxsource turntables as he celebrates the release of his 17-track ‘Thee Album’ on R2. His mix features a slew of sublime cuts from the long player, blended with the music of such serious tastemakers as Seven Davis Jr, Ame, Ben Westbeech, Atjazz and Marabou State.

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Deep Inside Louie Vega's All-Star Album

We were lucky enough to have an exclusive interview with Louie for an intimate look into how the project was created, his relationship with some of the featured artists, as we went deep DEEP Inside Louie Vega’s All-Star Album.

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This Week In Pictures - Week #9

Serious action from across the globe as the likes of Jackmaster, Black Coffee, Skream, Hot Since 82 and many more throw down the latest house sounds. DJ EZ even completed a 24 hour charity set, raising £50k for Cancer Research!

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