January 2017

A&R Sessions #018 - House with Dan Klokow & Husky

This week on the A&R Sessions for Traxsource LIVE we launch the new guest series. Our esteemed A&R crew will invite the hottest DJs in the scene for a 1 hour guest mix to represent their genre. This week we welcome Husky in support of his latest creations on his own Bobbin Head Music and Random Soul Records. Husky will have your head bobbin’ in no time with the likes of Angelo Ferreri, Lee Walker, Malachi and several of his own productions.

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Catching up with House Music legend Steve Lawler

Electronic music legend and head honcho of VIVa MUSiC, Steve Lawler hits Hector Couto’s Roush Label with a tasty new number ‘People Having Sex’. We caught up with Steve to chat about the new record..

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Jamie Lewis Grammy Award nomination

Jamie Lewis, our good friend and head honcho of Purple Music has been nominated for one of the greatest accolades on the planet, a Grammy Award for his work with one of the finest musicians the world has ever seen, Prince. We caught up with Jamie to talk about his nomination.

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Traxsource LIVE! #104 with Worthy

Anabatic Records owner and Dirtybird star, Worthy joins us this week on Traxsource LIVE!
Celebrating 10 years of Anabatic, Worthy has compiled a huge compilation of tunes from heavy hitters the likes of Justin Martin, Ardalan, Will Clarke, Mak & Pasteman and many more. You can grab all 20 tracks now exclusively at Traxsource.com Kicking off your weekend, Worthy delivers a superb guest mix featuring massive tunes the likes of Walker & Royce, Lux Groove, Kry Wolf, Host, and Hyenah.

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Label Spotlight #015 - D-Vine Sounds

Riding on the ethos of Good music + Good people = Good times, Sam Divine’s D’Vine Sounds imprint has grown from strength to strength since it’s inception in 2014. The phenomenal Carnao Beats remix of ’2 People’ [a Traxsource no.1 record] graced dance floors from here to Croatia and the rest of their infectious Garage-tinged-House-jam repertoire has been steadily following suit.

We’re thrilled to be able to award the gang a label spotlight this week!

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Catching up with Detroit Party-starters: Golf clap

Detroit party-starting duo Golf Clap enter 2017 with a bang as they launch their brand new compilation on their House heavy imprint Country Club Disco. Skapes, Djoko, J Worra, Mad Villains, Sebb Junior and more fresh talent all feature on the 20 track VA, made up entirely of exclusive new records. We caught up with the Golf Clap lads ahead of the release..

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Next wave of acts confirmed for Defected Croatia 2017

Defected Records announce phase 2 of their lineup for #DefectedCroatia2017 featuring the best in the biz! Sam Divine, Eats Everything, Soul Clap, Kenny Dope, Sandy Rivera (Kings of Tomorrow), Roger Sanchez, Karizma, DJ Spen, Crookers, RIVA STARR, Derrick Carter & many many more!

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Introducing Loot Recording’s new star Robin Fett

Amsterdam-based DJ and producer Robin Fett has been making some serious waves in the underground with his brand of House / Techno landing him spots on the likes of Loot Recordings, Moan, New Violence Records and Zoo Lab. For his latest release he’s back on Loot for another Techy stomper. Intrigued, we went to find out more about the new kid on the block and what makes him tick..

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A&R Sessions #017 - Soulful House - Doruk Ozlen

We invite our Soulful House A&R manager to the decks this week! The Turkish born / Florida based Producer/DJ Doruk Ozlen that has spent ten years working for Traxsource and has been releasing his own music since 2000 on various labels including Seasons, Tribe, Soulfuric, Gotsoul, Tribal Winds, Foliage and his own ZLN Muzik. Doruk takes the stage for an hour of the Soulful flavour this week, featuring an exciting selection of new music from your favourites including Fellt, Ferrari & Bergamasco, Byron Burke, Deep Tenor City, and many more!

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Get to Know The Wizard Brian Coxx & Morsy

‘The Wizard’ Brian Coxx is the well-known head honcho of Soulgasm NYC, one of New York’s finest underground haunts. Coxx’s career started with him dancing at clubs like Sound Factory Bar and Vinyl, immersing himself in the culture from a young age, before beginning to get behind the decks himself. Brian’s first release “Soulgasm Sessions – Vol. 1” dropped on ‘Strictly Rhythm’ back in 2009 and led to releases and remixes for the likes of Nervous, Defected and Mr V. This year sees ‘The Wizard’ return once again to the House music mainstay, teaming up with Morsy for his latest offering… ‘Feel It’

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Traxsource LIVE! #103 with Mad Villains

We have Leeds-based producer Mad Villains in the hot seat this week! The man will be spinning the tunes to make you groove, featuring big records from Low Steppa, Roog & Dennis Quin, and several of his own productions along with ‘Put It Down’, dropping in part of the massive new compilation on Golf Clap’s Country Club Disco.

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Label Spotlight #014 - emby music

Maggs Bruchez’s ‘emby’ is an independent dance label straight out of Philadelphia that focuses on quality, underground house tunes and known for releasing groovy records with a real Jackin’ flavour from the likes of HapKido, Stranger Danger & Wattie Green. We caught up with Maggs to delve a little more into the history of the label in this week’s label spotlight..

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Inside The Track with Till Von Sein

A firm favourite here at Traxsource HQ, Tilly is back with another dynamite EP on SUOL. For your ears only and exclusive to Traxsource, Till Von Sein drops another underground winner, with the 4-tracker ‘Forever’. We were lucky enough to talk shop with the man himself and dig deep into the production behind the release..

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Get to know: Si Firmin aka Genetic Funk

Genetic Funk aka Si Firmin teams up with the legendary MR V for the stunning Deep House number ‘The Believe’, out on Firmin’s own Grounded records. For those not in the know, Firmin’s been producing House music for over 20 years across a number of names, outfits and aliases, producing and remixing for the likes of Colonel Abrams, Michael Watford, Brian Chambers, Michelle Weeks to name a few. His Genetic Funk venture sees Firmin evolve into much-needed, exciting new name for our scene, so we caught up with the man himself to find out more..

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Traxsource LIVE! #102 with Till Von Sein

Tilly joins us on the show this week! Berlin-based Till Von Sein needs no introduction for those in the know, having headed up the internationally renowned Clique Bookings (&ME, Adam Port, David Mayer, Rampa etc) for the past 10 years, alongside dropping his own distinctive productions on the likes of Suol and Dirt Crew recordings. He lays down the law for us this week with a mix that delves into the deep, with an eclectic mix of Nick Monaco, Eli Escobar, Jesse Perez, Phil Weeks, Crew love records, and many more!

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Souldynamic take us 'Inside The Studio'

Italian duo ‘Souldynamic’ aka Luca Ciotoli & Stefano De Magistris have come along way since their first release on Groove Stereo Recordings in 2007. The last 10 years have seen the lads work with the likes of Angela Johnson, Ultra Nate and Roland Clark to release their own productions and provide remixes for some of the most acclaimed record labels in the biz, including King Street Sounds, Soulfuric, Purple Music, Favouritizm and Soundman on Wax.

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Label Spotlight #013 - Houstrike

Our label spotlight this week focuses on Dosem’s exciting label project – Houstrike. A passion project and predominantly an outlet for his own productions, Houstrike represents a source of unrestricted creativity, not confined by traditional label constraints and a new well of forward-thinking electronic music. In his own words, Marc Dosem describes Houstrike as being all about “creative freedom, breaking rules, and inner revolution”. Read on to find out what it’s all about..

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A&R Sessions #015 - Nu-Disco - Dan Klokow

Disco Dan’s back for week 15! Over 15 years DJing experience and being a Chicago native means Dan Klokow 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. Dan’s got the finest Nu-Disco jams for you this time around, featuring shiny new bits from the likes of Jahfunk, Lavvy Levan, Husky, Birdee, Xinobi, and many more! hope you dig!

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Introducing Southern Italian talent: Atove

At the tender age of just 23 years old, exciting young Southern Italian talent Arturo Silvestre aka Atove is already a force to be reckoned with. His musical journey began, age 11, listening to his father’s old dance records and in just 12 years has led to a career as a DJ and artist, touring the globe and spinning his brand of deep and tech-house. We had a chat to Arturo to find out a little bit more about the man behind the music…

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Traxsource LIVE! #101 with Pete Herbert

Ibiza Sonica stalwart Pete Herbert gets in the mix for us this week on Traxsource LIVE to celebrate his new release on ISM Recordings. Expect his usual foray into the world of electronic music, spanning everything from Balearic, left field, disco, house and italo, featuring cuts from Casual Connection, Rayko, Soulwax, Talking Heads, and many more!

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Supernova take us Inside their 'Revelation" EP

Italian stallions / Lapsus Music head honchos Supernova take us ‘Inside the Track’ to share a few production secrets about their new release “Revelation”.

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Seb Skalski takes us inside the "Set Me Free" album

A former student of Red Bull Music Academy in Dublin 2000 and over 14 years experience on the club scene, spinning tunes at some of Poland’s biggest and best parties, Seb is a force to be reckoned with, having landed his tracks on Hed Kandi, Diamondhouse, Taste the Music, Random Soul Recordings, Solid Groud Recordings, Rule5, Raisani Dubai, Adaptation Music, Clubstar and many more.. We’re stoked to be going ‘Inside the album’ to find out more..

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Label Spotlight #012 - Global Diplomacy Productions

Global Diplomacy Productions receives our label spotlight this week! Global Diplomacy is Baltimore-based DJ / producer N’Dinga Gaba’s own imprint and plays host to some of the freshest Afro talent around, including Janice B, Groove Cartell and Kerri Chandler-approved Troy Denari.

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A&R Sessions #014 - Techno - Jonny Marciano

Settling into the Traxsource familia nicely is our Techno don Jonny Marciano! 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, whilst also being the head honcho of popular Techno imprint La Famiglia Recordings.

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