Phonique is back and dropping his 4th studio album ‘Green Supreme’ on his own Ladies and Gentlemen imprint. Alumnus of the likes of Ladies & Gentlemen, Katermukke, Dessous, Crosstown Rebels, Bunny Tiger, Souvenir, Poker Flat and Systematic, House music veteran Phonique has amassed a discography of over 500 original tracks and remixes. Keep them coming we say! To say there’s a lot going on in this album would be a serious understatement.. So, we got the man himself to run us through each record, track by track. Here goes..
We had the pleasure of chatting with Evan Landes a.k.a “Groove Junkies” about his MoreHouse Records imprint which is about to celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary. MoHo’s strategy of releasing intoxicating dance grooves which are not bound by any gimmicky trends, and memorable songs that stand the test of time has paid off since their doors first opened in 2002. Each unique release can run the gamut stylistically – ranging from organic soul, funk, afro, latin, jazz and gospel drenched songs, to peak hour, deep, tribal, and electronic influenced tracks.
Straddling the space between House and Techno, Berlin-based Braunbeck is an exciting breakthrough artist, closely affiliated with Adam Port and the Keinemusik crew. This month sees Braunbeck land a stunning EP on O*RS entitled ‘Not Just Play Music‘ and to celebrate, we sat the man down to learn more about him and his music..
Full Intention are in the building this week! The UK House duo have been storming the scene since the ’90s, releasing on top-tier labels including Virgin, FFRR, AM PM Records, Altra Moda Music, Atlantic, Suara Records, Off Recordings, Toolroom Records and Defected, achieving both chart and underground success in equal measure and have been responsible for remixing everyone from Inner City and Faithless to Jennifer Lopez, Brandy and Whitney Houston.
Founded in 2004, Terry Hunter’s T’s box Records is a label that strives to spread the true meaning of House music to the masses. The past 13 years has seen them work with the likes of Estelle, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Todd Terry & Roland Clark and R Kelly to produce a catalogue of Soulful House records that will stand the test of time. What better fit for a label spotlight this week!
BMC have announced their first wave of panels and spearkers for the 2017 edition of the conference. Now in its 4th year, the conference has become a staple of the dance circuit in the UK, featuring talks, panels and parties in the musical seaside hub of Brighton. This year’s event will welcome a whole host of electronic music talent including Paul Hartnoll (Orbital), High Contrast, Mark Knight, Darius Syrossian, Danny Howard (Radio 1), Prok & Fitch, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, My Nu Leng, Just Her alongside others
Mimmo Falcone is behind the wheel this week! He digs up the freshest Afro House tracks on site, including new bits from Frankey & Sandrino, Till Von Sein, Enoo Napa, & many more! He’s also invited Innervisions / Atjazz Record Company artist Rancido in for an extra hour of Afro-influence beats feat. the likes of Culoe De Song, Luis Junior, Doctor Dru, & many more!
Enoo Napa is a character making real waves in the scene right now. His sound, a solid fusion of Deep, Tribal and Tech house secured him Traxsource No.17 Afro House Artist of 2016 and his latest remix of C Minor’s ‘Behind the Clouds’ [out now on MoBlack] has even become a staple in Black Coffee’s sets. We wanted to find out more about the exciting Enoo Napa.
Giom joins us on the Traxsource LIVE show this week! The Frenchman, head honcho of Supremus Records, is known for his eclectic, deep brand of electronica and for working, releasing, touring and collaborating with some of the best in the biz, including Riva Starr, Joey Negro, Fred Everything, Toolroom and Defected Records. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the show this week to deliver up a delicious hour of Deep House for your listening pleasure. Music from Doctor Rockit, Pete Dafeet, DJ Koze, & many more!
Boddhi Satva is a household name for many Traxsource fans, gracing the top 10 of our Afro artists of last year. His forward-thinking label Offering Recordings is home to the likes of Black Coffee, Geneva, Enawadan, Ezel and many more! Following the stellar year they had in 2016, we only felt it was right to dive deeper and find out more about the label..
This year marks the massive 10th anniversary celebrations of the conference and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ibiza’s Dalt Vila once again plays host to a score of top-tier electronic music talent including Seth Troxler, Maceo Plex, Dixon, Tale of Us, Nicole Moudaber, B.Traits and Pete Tong, who’ll be engaging in monster B2B marathons to commemorate the anniversary, as the sun sets against the breathtaking backdrop of our favourite island.
Riva Starr returns to his own Snatch! Records for a hot Traxsource exclusive. ‘The Flame’ is a feisty basement cut, guaranteed to keep the vibe going ‘til the early hours and we’re stoked to have this one all to ourselves! We caught up with Riva Starr to celebrate the release…
Lithuania-born Darius Vaikas is a definite one-to-watch right now, with his tracks already being played and supported by the likes of Nacho Marco and Saulty & Bradka. His latest EP ‘Oasis’ is dropping on Catz n Dogz’s Pets Recordings, home to a whole host of talent including Eats Everything, Till Von Sein, Martin Dawson, Kink, Axel Boman, Maceo PLex, Martin Augustin, Rachel Row, Tom Demac and many more.. We caught up with Darius to celebrate joining the Pets hall of fame..
Up next we have Matt Pruitt aka 4Peace in for an hour of those Jackin’ beats! He’ll also be bringing a friend to the party.. An alumnus of Nervous, Mood Funk Records, Moulton, Guesthouse, Material and many more.. Angelo Ferreri is a household name amongst Traxsource lovers and he’s diving right in for a banging hour featuring Rick Marshall, Demuir, Scrubfish, and many many more!
If you are using iTunes (v12.5 onward) for your Traxsource music library you will have noticed that your record label names are no longer showing up in the “grouping” field, due to a change in the field handling from Apple.
With over ten years in the game, Johannesburg-based DJ / producer Sir LSG is fast becoming a household name in the South African music scene and we’re looking forward to the heat he’ll be bringing in 2017, kicking things off with his latest release ‘Sandcastle’ on GOGO Music. We went ‘Inside the Track’ to learn a bit more about his production..
This week on Traxsource LIVE we welcome eclectic Italian Riva Starr in for an hour of hard-hitting House. Never one to be pigeon-holed into a genre, the London-based producer / DJ consistently remains one of the most exciting talents in dance music, year on year, throwing everything from Tech House to Indie Dance and Electronica our way. We’re thrilled to have him behind the decks this week for a tasty mix ft. wAff, Moove D, Moodymann, & many more!
Defected have announced the home for their Ibiza 2017 residency
DJ Magazine have hailed them as “perhaps the most interesting project to drop to date through New York community Wolf + Lamb.” – Quite an impressive accolade for Life On Planets! Following on from the likes of Nicolas Jaar and PillowTalk, Baltimore group Life On Planets have set the stage for what’s sure to be an exciting year. They kick off 2017 with a deep and emotional new EP on Better On Foot ‘Akasha’, we caught up with the guys to celebrate their new release.
Fritz Kalkbrenner, Till Von Sein, Chopstick & Johnjon, Larse, Meggy, Tender Games & Yannick Labbé.. If you’re familiar with this roster then you’ll already know who we’ve selected for our label spotlight this week. We had the pleasure to chat with Chopstick & Johnjon who are the heads of this independent Berlin-based record label, dominating the Deeper side of the House scene, Suol is a musical community that focuses on developing and nurturing a collective of talented artists and pushing out an output of Deep, emotive House records that never compromises on quality. We welcome Suol into the hall of fame this week!
This week our Tech House manager Chris Mackay fills the first hour with peak-time Tech and calls upon the talents of fellow Miami local Jesse Perez for a noisy second hour of booty-shakin’ rollers from Jordan Peak, Timid Boy, CJ Jeff, Wexx and his ever popular ‘Fake’. Jesse’s new remix for Yoga Queef is out now on his own Mr. Nice Guy records.
The legendary DJ Spen joins the Traxsource LIVE hall of fame this week! The maestro’s career spans 30 years in the game and we’re super excited to have him in to spin an exquisite hour of House vibes!
Since 2013, Criminal Hype have made it their mission to unearth some of the hottest House gems. Their impressive roster features lots of fresh local British talent including breakthrough artists Louie Anderson and Tuff London through to scene favourite Rich Wakley and Hot Creations Alumni; Pete Dorling and Jey Kurmis. International Tech House stars like Raffa FL and Piem have also made an appearance on the imprint and it’s safe to say that, with time, the label will only be getting bigger and better!