November 2016

Label Spotlight #007 - Love & Other

Since it’s inception in 2014, Love & Other have been responsible for releasing some serious heat. Over the past couple of years, the imprint has picked up tracks from huge players in the UK dance scene, from Illyus & Barrientos to The Golden Boy and has been instrumental in breaking the careers of artists including TIMANTI, Apres, Riton, Bearcubs and Kokiri.

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A&R Sessions #009 - Soulful House with Doruk Ozlen

Doruk has put together a deep and vibrant hour of the finest new Soulful House music for you this week, featuring music from your favourite Soulful labels including: Vega Records, Fuzion Records, Deeptown Music, BBE, Quantize Recordings, and many more!

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Agoria Launches New Label: Sapiens

Sébastien Devaud, aka Agoria, is an man of many hats. From DJ and producer to co-founder of InFiné records, composer of movie soundtracks and he even helped establish the Nuits Sonores event that takes place in the city of Lyon every year. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Sébastien to discuss his latest venture, his new label ‘Sapiens’. We chatted the direction of the label, why now? and what we can expect from ‘Sapiens’.

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Get to know: The great Greek talent Lefty D

Following on from releases on Defined Music and landing a spot on a Lapsus VA, budding Greek talent Lefteris Dikaios (aka Lefty D) has now peaked the attention of the Low Steppa and the Simma Red crew and drops the Symptoms EP on the imprint this month. We went to find out more about Lefty D…

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Traxsource LIVE! #95 with Gene Farris

2016 has been a big year for our Traxsource LIVE guest this week, seeing him drop an album on Green Velvet’s esteemed Relief Records and land 2 Traxsource #1s.. We’re stoked to welcome Chicago House music icon Gene Farris into the guest mix this week.

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We take you 'Inside The Studio' with Vince Watson

An electronic music artist with true flair, Vince Watson straddles the borders of Electronica, Techno, Deep House and Downtempo and has landed releases on some of the hottest labels in the scene including Bedrock, Ovum, Planet E, Pokerflat, Rekids and Yoruba. We caught up with Vince to discuss his latest release on the mighty Cocoon…

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We take you 'Inside The Track' with Sandy Turnbull

Sandy Turnbull brings some serious fire to the table for his 8th release on his own Galleria Records! Funky feel-good vibes, ready for the dance floor in this end of year package and exclusive to Traxsource. We chatted with Sandy to find out more about the record.

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Label Spotlight #006 - Pocket Jacks Trax

We continue our label spotlight series this week with Funky Trunkers’s Pocket Jacks Trax! Pocket Jacks Trax has been responsible for releasing quality underground Funky, Tech and Jackin’ House from the likes of Makito, Angelo Ferreri and Danny Cruz. Read on to find out...

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Defected Croatia 2017 phase one lineup announced!

Defected Croatia have announced their first wave of acts for next year’s festival, bringing along the likes of Eats Everything, Soul Clap, Get Down Edits, Julio Bashmore and many more alongside Defected favourites MK, Dennis Ferrer, Joey Negro, Sam Divine, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry and Sandy Rivera.

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We take you 'Inside The Track' with Paul Rudder

Spanish producer Paul Rudder (aka Pablo Timon) has been releasing top-notch Deep House since his breakthrough EP on Nurvous in 2015.
We caught up with the talented young artist to chat about what makes his latest release on Large Music tick…

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We take a closer look 'Inside The Track' with Luis Junior

With over 20 years in the game and a far-reaching back catalogue that extends from KX (Kompakt), Bedrock, Global Underground and Traum to Yoshitoshi and Cafe Del Mar, Luis Junior is a stalwart of the scene, widely known for his classic downtempo productions. The Madrid-based producer lands this time on Best Works Records for his latest release – ‘Don’t Give Up On Me’ EP

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Traxsource LIVE! #94 with Kyodai

Elusive Berlin duo Kyodai take the reigns this week, treating you to a wide-ranging hour of the finest electronic music to celebrate their latest release ‘Amazonia’ out now on Vida Rercords, Exclusively at Traxsource. Enjoy the sounds of Kiko Navarro, Pablo Fierro, Meggy, and many more.

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Milk & Sugar Records - 200 Release Q&A

Founded in 1997 by Milk & Sugar (aka Mike K. and Steven Harding) 2016 sees the German House label of the same name – Milk & Sugar Recordings celebrate an impressive milestone – 200 releases.

We caught up with the guys for a Q&A to celebrate the occasion…

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Label Spotlight #005 - Turbo Recordings

With Turbo Recordings latest project from Ali X & Theus Mago titled “Let’s Get Naked” which is out now on Traxsource. We sat down with Label Manager, Francis di Stasio to chat about the label, favorite tracks, and more in our next edition of Label Spotlight series.

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A&R Sessions #007 - Nu-Disco with Dan Klokow

For week 7, we invite Dan Klokow back in for an hour of fresh Nu-Disco. Over 15 years DJing experience and being a Chicago native means Dan definitely knows his music and has even landed his own releases on labels including Capital Heaven, Bobbin’ Head Music, Rambunktious Records, SoSound, and Re:Sound Records UK.

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Catching up with Meggy - Life and Suol of the party

Berlin-based Vocalist / DJ Meggy has been creating quite a lot of noise recently, landing projects on Suol and Defected with the likes of Tender Games, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Ruede Hagelstein, Till Von Sein, Chopstick & Johnjon and Rampa.
We’re lucky enough to be able to treat you to the sonic delights of her new EP ‘Two Thirteen’, featuring the naughty ‘Liebe’ and her new collaborations with Hollis P Monroe and Till Von Sein.

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Controlling the Masses - Catching up with Leon Lour

Leon Lour hits Tough Love’s Twisted Fusion with a fresh new Bass House E.P. ‘Control The Masses’. We caught up with the Londoner to find out a bit more about him and the record.

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Love & Other stuff - Catching up with Kisch

To celebrate his exclusive release “Love All Day feat. Leela D” which comes out on Traxsource, November. 18th via Love & Other, we caught up with Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and DJ, Kisch to chat about the new project and more!

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Traxsource LIVE! #92 with T.Williams

London based DJ/Producer T.Williams joins us this week on Traxsource LIVE! Dropping some heavy House, Afro, and percussive tracks from Karizma, DJ Gregory, Kerri Chandler, and James Jacob along with a few of his own productions. Be on the look out for his new EP ‘The Point’ dropping Dec 9th on Strictly Rhythm.

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Inside The Track with Echonomist

We caught up with Echonomist to find out a little more about the eponymous cut ‘Dusk’.

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Josh Butler’s Top 5 Strictly Rhythm classics

Josh Butler is an artist that has been taking the industry by storm in the past few years, with stand out releases on the likes of Noir, Cajual, Avotre, MTA and Kerri Chandler’s MadTech records. In honour of landing a spot on one of the world’s most revered dance labels, we asked Josh to run through his favourite Strictly tracks through the years.

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Label Spotlight #004 - Tribe Records

Zepherin Saint is an enigmatic London producer, DJ, talent scout and co-founder of Tribe Records. This month sees another fine slice of soulful afro flavour from the label in the form of ‘I Fantasize’ by Tumelo, which is out Exclusively on Traxsource. So we thought it was the perfect time to award them with a Traxsource ‘Label Spotlight’.

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A&R Sessions #006 - Techno with Jonny Marciano

Next up ON Traxsource A&R Sessions, we introduce you to our brand new Techno boss Jonny Marciano. Over the course of his career, the Montreal-based DJ and producer has built up a solid reputation holding residencies at Stereo Montreal and Velvet whilst landing productions and remixes on esteemed labels Stereo Productions, Elrow Music, Funk n’ Deep Records, Monique Musique, Lapsus Music and Younan Music amongst others.

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We go 'Inside The Track' with M.in

Techy rollers are the name of the game when it comes to M.in. With a discography comprising releases from the likes of Desolat, Souvenir and OFF coupled with a steady stream of releases this year alone on consistently respected labels including My Favourite Freaks, Lapsus and Lauter...

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Traxsource LIVE! #91 with David Morales

This week we have a true legend on our show. Def Mix superstar, David Morales delivers an amazing set with several of his own unreleased reworks along with tunes.

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A&R Sessions #005 - Afro House with MoBlack

We continue our A&R Sessions this week with Mimmo Falcone. Based in Italy, Mimmo is the mastermind behind Afro House mainstay MoBlack – a dj/producer, A&R and label manager with years of experince in FM radio stations, a decade of living in Ghana and almost 200 releases under the MoBlack record label.

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Label Spotlight #003 - Razor-N-Tape

Brooklyn-based edits label Razor N Tape have been responsible for some top quality Deep House and Disco over the years since it’s inception in 2012. We’re delighted to be able to award them with a much-deserved Label Spotlight..

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