After 30 years in the game, Hector Romero knows a thing or two about music. 2017 sees the DJ / Producer / Music industry exec Romero join the ranks at Nervous to curate the original compilation ‘Weaving Genres’. The comp features the likes of Benji Candelario, David Morales, Louie Vega, Robert Clivilles, Harry Romero, Crookers, Fred Everything and many more, calling upon a whole score of talent, spanning the generations. We sat down with Hector to get the full story
Caleb Cornett a.k.a Amtrac has been pushing his creative limits as a producer, DJ, musician and sometimes-vocalist since 2008. The multi-talented artist can electrify an audience, be it with a moving live music performance or by working dancefloors up to a sweat with his driving yet funk-filled DJ sets – it’s his mantra to be as diverse a DJ as possible, to connect with the crowd and to keep them moving at all costs. Amtrac launched a brand new venture “OPENERS”. The mission statement of the new venture is a simple one, “Music your parents can listen to, as well as your common electronic music fan. Just trying to release records that stand the test of time”. With the first releases coming from Amtrac himself, it promises exciting things! We chatted with Caleb to find out more…
Jonny Marciano, our Traxsource Techno manager is back in command this week, bringing along the talents of Matt Sassari for two hours of the finest Techno you won’t hear anywhere else. Dark Techno flavour from the likes of Haze Moon, Dense & Pika, and Carlo lio featuring hot new and exclusive releases from labels such as La Famiglia Recordings, Tronic Music, and Kraftek ..Turn it up!
Ovum Recordings boss (Ovum being home to Loco Dice, Shlomi Aber, Marc Romboy, DJ Pierre, Aaron Carl, King Britt, Steve Bug, D’Julz amongst others) Josh Wink returns home to his own label with the mighty ‘Resist’ after dipping his toes in the waters over at Intec, Boysnoize Records and R&S with some heavyweight releases. ‘Resist’ reeks of debauchery, with its Acidic bassline and persistent vocal and could echo of times gone or could be straight up futuristic, who knows? What we do know is that it’s naughty, noisy, and absolutely awesome! Classic Wink. We sat Josh down for a Q&A to celebrate the new release..
The past couple of years have seen Defected’s golden boy Sonny Fodera grow into a fully-fledged House music star.2016 in particular saw the Aussie touring the globe, have a BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix and even release his stand-out album ‘Frenquently Flying’ via Defected. A project that showed an extra facet to Fodera’s production, full of vocal-heavy sing-a-long tracks like ‘Feeling You’ and ‘You and I’ that propelled him even higher in our estimations. It’s 2017 and Fodera is back with a brand new label: AARRIVAL. He kicks things off with one of his own productions.. the sexy ‘Set Me Free’ and we went to find out more from the man himself..
Freerange / Delusions of Grandeur boss and all-round legendary Deep House tastemaker Jamie Odell aka Jimpster joins us once again for our Traxsource LIVE radio show this week! He’ll be bringing us that signature Deep flavour with a whole host of new and exclusive sounds from the likes of Osunlade, Ron Basejam and Black Loops. You can grab his brand new Freerange EP ‘Crave’ Out now at Traxsource.
Brighton Music Conference (#BMC17) has revealed it’s full line up of speakers and panelists for the two-day electronic music event being held at Brighton’s iconic Brighton Dome on Thursday 27th & Friday 28th April 2017.
Scotsman turned VIVa Warriors resident Jamie Roy is fast-becoming a global name on the underground scene. With four seasons on the Whilte Isle under his belt (and approaching a 5th) we thought we’d sit Jamie down to chat about his new record, where you can catch him spinning and get the gossip for the 2017 Ibiza season from a true island connoisseur!
This week for our Label Spotlight series, we’re chatting to Mattei & Omich about their Cut Rec promos imprint! Home to the likes of Funkatron and Re-Tide as well as harboring their own productions, the last two years has seen Cut Rec Promos be responsible for putting out some of the funkiest sounds around, and they’re showing no signs of letting up..
Mimmo Falcone aka MoBlack, our Traxsource Afro House manager is back at it this week, bringing along the talents of Enoo Napa for two hours of the finest Afro House you won’t hear anywhere else. Extra groovy Afro flavour from the likes of Zepherin Saint, youANDme, Jimpster and Rampa featuring hot new and exclusive releases from labels such as Tribe Records, MoBlack Records and Connaisseur Recordings… Turn it up!
We’ve got the one and only Kiko Navarro in this week! A staple of the Balearic scene, he’ll be spinning an hour of his unique flavour, exclusively for us, with several fresh tunes from his recent BBE album Enjoy!
Defected Announce Lineup for Ibiza Season w/ Derrick Carter, Claptone, Dennis Ferrer, Ninetoes, Sam Divine & more
Defected have announced a scorching lineup for their 2017 season on the white isle! The long-standing London House label will be taking over infamous San An night spot Eden every Sunday, with a massive 20 dates and official pre-parties at the legendary Cafe Mambo.. The series opens 21st May and will play host to the classic Defected crew!
Jamie Odell aka Jimpster is no stranger to the Traxsource family, with 20 years experience under the belt as a label boss, producer, DJ, remixer and overall tastemaker. His labels Freerange and Delusions Of Grandeur are revered for consistently putting out cutting-edge Deep House music and providing a home for the likes of Session Victim, Detroit Swindle, Hyenah, Ben Sun, Toby Tobias, Thatmanmonkz, Manuel Tur, The Black 80s, Nils Penner and Kyodai amongst others and alongside Odell’s own productions. This month sees Jimpster drop his latest album ‘Silent Stars’, something we’re pretty excited about, and we invited him to take us ‘Inside the Album’ to find out more about the release..
Originally born in 2011 as a creative offshoot of Ralph Lawson’s famed 2020 Vision, in a golden era of deep house music for the UK, FINA is indisputably one of the most respected labels to emerge in recent years. With DJ / Producer Simon Morell & Corbi now at the helm, still based up in the vibrant, essential musical scene of Leeds in the North of England, FINA has grown to become a powerhouse of forward-thinking music, dipping into the deeper side of house and home to a plethora of talent including Move D, Rick Wade, Leif, Mam, Roberto Rodriguez, Homepark and more. We’re over the moon to delve into the FINA history with Simon for this week’s label spotlight..
Young Icelandic talent Intr0beatz lands on Shur-i-kan and Milton Jackson’s label Dark Energy with a scorching two-tracker this April! ‘Whiskey Truffles’ and ‘Denglish’ are two fine underground cuts, fresh and ready for the floor and getting early support from the likes of Mark Farina and Johnny Fiasco. We went ‘Inside the Track’ with Intr0beatz to find out just how he gets that sound..
Matt Pruitt aka 4Peace, our Traxsource Jackin’ House manager is back behind the wheel this week, bringing along the talents of Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax for two hours of the finest Jackin’ House you won’t hear anywhere else. Real chunky, Jackin’ flavour from the likes of Demuir, Jonny Fiasco, Pinto (NYC), Phil Weeks and featuring hot new and exclusive releases from labels such as Deepjacking, Monoside, Pocket Jacks Trax and Whitebeard.. Turn it up!
The past few years have seen London talent Saytek go from strength to strength, with his famous live-jams being broadcasted everywhere from DJ Mag to fabric and his productions being picked up by some of the finest names in Techno. An alumnus of Liebe*Detail, Soma, Bedrock amongst others, Saytek returns to Kevin Saunderson’s KMS for his latest offering ‘Doppelgänger’. Already being championed by BBC Radio 1’s B.Traits on her Friday night show, reviewed with a 9/10 from Mixmag, Saytek’s latest release ‘Doppelganger’ is a sure-fire Techno winner.
Mad mats and Tooli’s much loved Local Talk label celebrates reaching 5 (and a half) years this month with a very special compilation. Helmed by two of Stockholm’s favourite DJ / promoters and home to the likes of HNNY, Adesse Versions and Kyodai, local talk has been at the forefront of cutting edge Deep House and their new compilation is no exception. DJ Spinna, Art of Tones, Marcel Lune (and many more) make the grade for the celebratory release and we went to find out more! We chatted to Mats and Tooli to discuss the label and the new album..
Brooklyn’s DJ Spinna joins us on the show this week! The DJ, producer, remixer and recording artist has worked with everyone from Eninem and Mos Def to Stevie Wonder and Roy Ayers, seamlessly fusing the worlds of soul, jazz, hip hop and deep house. In tribute to the 5 1/2 years of Local Talk records, He spins us a special two hour mix of all the hottest cuts from the label. You can grab the Local Talk 5 1/2 Year compilation now Exclusively at Traxsource.
Zepherin Saint epitomizes the terms music producer, arranger and DJ with his relentless efforts in recognizing talented vocalist and musicians along his travels around the globe. Nearing only eight years of existence has proven to be more than enough time to solidify his role as Co-Founder of Tribe Records with well over 100 releases to date. As he continues to share his Soulful vibrations in teaming up with one of his favorite house vocalists, we sit down and discuss “Hurry” featuring Sara Devine.
Brazilian House label 294 records are responsible for putting out a steady stream of fresh, funky House records with that Jackin’ flavour. The 294 roster has seen solid releases from the likes of Makito, Angelo Ferreri, Hiva and Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax amongst others, with releases being supported byt the likes of Robsoul Records, Mark Farina and J Paul Getto. These guys mean business and we’re stoked to have a chat with them for this week’s label spotlight!
We caught up with the elusive and exciting new talent Marabou to celebrate his latest release the ‘Nachtcafe’ EP on Beef Records..
Chris Mackay, resident Traxsource Tech House troublemaker is back in the mix today for the first hour, spinning new and exclusive cuts from the likes of Martin Buttrich, The Martinez Brothers, Burnski, D’Julz and Juliche Hernandez. This week he’s recruited Pura Music label owner, Roberto Palmero [Noir Music / Material / Moda Black / Safe / Lapsus] to provide the bangers for hour no2, featuring numerous of his own previously released and forthcoming tunes.
As the incredible Miami Music Week comes to an end for 2017, check out the parties we attended, the ones you could or couldn’t attend and the ones that your favorite DJ played at. What a crazy week it was for Louie Vega, Life On Planets, Tanner Ross, and many more!