May 2017

Get to know C-Major & their new album "The Link"

For the last 3 years the South African duo C-Major have been pushing the borders of what is commonly known as Afro House and have been exploring new musical territories, something that can be loosely described as Electronic Afro dub meets Minimal House. They have been working on their first album “The Link” for more than a year and the 12 track album is finally here! We are more than thrilled to get a closer look at the new release and get to know the artists behind it!

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Gear Up And Take Advantage of 15% Off All Music!

Some serious dance floor weaponry going on in our site. take advantage of this 15% off discount to elevate your sets and do some damage! Use code DANCEFLOORWEAPONS at checkout & enjoy!

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Traxsource LIVE! #121 with Jesse Rose

World renown Dj, Jesse Rose joins our show this week for Traxsource LIVE! With more than 20 years in the game releasing pure fire on labels from the likes of Get Physical, Play It Down, Defected, and Toolroom to name a few as well as on his own imprint Made To Play. The London-based producer delivers a special live 1 hour mix from Womb nightclub. Be sure to grab his recent album ‘Alright Mate’ on Play It Down at Traxsource. Turn it up!

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Mark de Clive-Lowe & His New Release: "Worth The Wait"

Originally from New Zealand, DJ/producer and keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe has long been at the forefront of the Nu-Jazz scene, blending jazz and club music, man and machine. What really sets Mark apart is that his original music and remixes often center around jazz played with real instruments. Releasing on labels from the likes of: Strictly Rhythm, Atjazz Record Company, Fania, & BBE to name a few. Staying true to his practice, Mark now delivers a wonderful remix of Jill Scott & Nils Wulker’s “Worth The Wait” under his own imprint MashiBeats.

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Label Spotlight #030 - Layer 909

Label Layer 909 run by one of the UK’s biggest and fastest rising Techno artists, Phutek, has started to catch the attention of artists like Carl Cox, and Adam Beyer among others. This is attributed to the label’s “No nonsense driving Techno” motto, strong grooves, melodic vibes, and peak time energy. Check out this up-and-coming label’s latest project from Steel Grooves titled “Legion” out now EXCLUSIVELY on Traxsource. We sat down with Phutek to chat about the label, favorite tracks, and more in this edition of our Label Spotlight series.

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Inside the "Art Of Flying" EP with Ivan Latyshev

Russia’s Ivan Latyshev returns to the Dessous roster for the ‘Art of Flying’ EP, an eclectic pair of originals with two well-balanced mixes on the ever-popular Dessous. Deep, Ambient, Punchy and even possessing a spoken word element.

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A&R Sessions #034 - House w/ Dan Klokow and James Curd

Dan Klokow is back on the decks for us this week spinning a selection of the best new and exclusive House records on site ft. Dennis Quin, Full Intention, Cup & String, Purple Disco Machine and Sonny Fodera. He’s joined for the second hour this week by the one and only James Curd, who brings some real heat with an incredible selection of tunes from Daniel Steinberg, DJ James Ingram, Marcel Lune, Demuir and slew of his own tunes including the brand new Madhouse Records release ‘Freak Of Nature’ Out now at Traxsource. Get ready for two hours of banging House to get you through your Tuesday!

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Mella Dee Launches New Label: Warehouse Music

London based Mella Dee (aka Ryan Aitchison) is making serious moves. Already a favourite of the specialist BBC Radio 1 crew, his tracks have picked up solid support from the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Bicep, Skream, Tijana T, George Fitzgerald and Len Faki – and he isn’t stopping there. The Yorkshire-born talent is cultivating an exciting blend of weighty techno with elements of House, hardcore, and jungle thrown in for good measure and this month drops the ‘Warehouse Music 001’ EP on his newly formed label Warehouse Music.

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Traxsource LIVE! #120 with Loz Goddard

Manchester’s Loz Goddard joins the Traxsource LIVE show this week to flex his funk muscles in celebration of his Drunken Monk EP, landing on the mighty Razor-N-Tape. He’ll be taking us through an hour of Disco stompers from the likes of Duke Hugh, Al Kent, Philou Louzolo and several of his own personal productions. His new EP is available now Exclusively at Traxsource!

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Introducing Quartet Series Talent: Tell

We heard the groove on the title cut from Quartet series’s latest release ‘Faster Than Light’ and dug deeper to find the deliciously deep B side ‘Vamos a La Playa’ and quite simply that was that. We HAD to find out more about the brains behind this one.. This week we’re introducing Paris-based artist Tell, who gives us the down low on his career so far and lets us in on some secrets about the nightlife scene in Paris..

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It's a London ting - Chatting UKG with Garage Legend Marc Cotterell

Garage is back. And in a big way. We were lucky enough to sit down with Plastik People Recordings head honcho and industry legend Marc Cotterell to delve into the history of the genre and it’s resurgence and to celebrate his new Deeper D-Vine release ‘Them Garage Days’.

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A&R Sessions #033 - Soulful House w/ Doruk Ozlen and Sean McCabe

This week Doruk Ozlen kicks off hour one with those groovy Soulful beats ft. Azymuth, Mike City, Marc Cotterell and Reelsoul. He’ll be joined by Bristol-based producer Sean McCabe, an alumni of King Street Sounds, Local Talk, Strictly Rhythm, Vega Records among others to supply the second hour of Soulful flavour with new tunes from Opolopo, Marcel Lune, Julian Gomes, Louie Vega and Sean’s new release ‘It Can Be’ on Good Vibrations available now exclusively at Traxsource.

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Traxsource Launches Rebranded New Site With Upgraded Functionality and Brand New Features

Renowned online music store Traxsource has launched a game-changing new version of their platform, with improved functionality and brand new features including Dropbox integration, responsive site design and a complete site rebrand.

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Dr Packer's Top Ten Floorfillers!

This month sees Defected re-release The Shapeshifter’s noughties classic ‘Lola’s Theme’, complete with fresh new mixes for 2017, including one from Dr Packer himself. To celebrate the occasion, we got Packer to run us through his all time favourite floor fillers…

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Jose Marquez Takes Us Inside His New Track: "Mali Blues"

This year has already seen a healthy output from Zepherin Saint’s Tribe Records, with solid releases from the man himself alongside Souldynamic, and Afro Warriors. This month, the label returns with yet another vibrant tribal belter from Jose Marquez ‘Mali Blues’ – we went to find out more about the release..

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Traxsource LIVE! #119 with Dennis Quin

Groovy house is on the menu this week as Simma black, Audio Rehab, D-Vine Sounds alumnus Dennis Quin joins us on the show! He’ll be dropping a feisty mix of house and tech cuts to kick your weekend off in style ft tracks from Supernova, Low Steppa, Sonny Fodera, and Kevin McKay. Be sure to grab his brand new record with Low Steppa on Simma Black ‘Roots’ Out now at Traxsource.

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Oscar P Talks Afro House

Head honcho of Kolour Recordings and Open Bar Music, NYC’s Oscar P has been steadily making a name for himself in the scene over the past few years. A successful producer in his own right, Oscar P has remixed for Mark Farina, KiNK, Soul Minority, Jamiroquai, Adele, Omar, Todd Terry, & Physics and dropped productions on the likes of Strictly Rhythm, Tool Room, Ultra & Sony Music alongside his own labels.

We sat down to chat to Oscar P in honour of his new remix package on his own Open Bar Music.

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Label Spotlight #029 - Footjob

Phonk D’s Footjob is a label born and bred in Germany that’s cheeky by name, cheekier by nature. Fresh fun-fueled records for the weekend since 2014 and has played host to the likes of Sascha Ciminiera, Pallaspeople, Glance alongside Phonk D’s own productions. We caught up with Phonk D to discuss the label so far..

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Introducing Tim Engelhardt

This month sees Germany’s Tim Engelhardt, one of the best kept secrets in the game, drop his debut album on the mighty Poker Flat Recordings.
‘Moments of Truth’ takes us on a sublime musical journey through ten perfectly crafted cuts of Electronica. Ranging from the eponymous downtempo opener, ‘Moments of Truth’ through to the more club suited numbers ‘Azimute’ and ‘When the Distance Disappears’. We caught up with Tim to learn more about the album and his career so far..

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Traxsource LIVE! #118 with Supernova

Italian duo / Lapsus Music head honchos Supernova take control of our Traxsource Live show this week! They will be mixing only the best tracks of that fresh Tech House that keeps you moving all night long from the likes of Dario D’Attis, Russ Yallop, and Ki Creighton plus several of their own productions including ‘The Game’ EP out now Exclusively on Traxsource.

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"Who's the Man?" Introducing London's Carnao Beats

London boy Carnao Beats has been making quite the racket on the scene following a string of serious releases on the likes of Nurvous, CUFF and King Steet. Tough, club-ready tunes for the masses are the name of the game and it was his rework of Jean Jacques Smoothie’s ’2 People’ on Sam Divine’s popular Dvine Sounds imprint that stole the #2 spot on Traxsource and elevated the Londoner to global recognition.

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A&R Sessions #031 - Nu-Disco w/ Dan Klokow and LUXXURY

Tunes to get you going on a Tuesday from our Nu-Disco A&R Manager Dan Klokow! Two non-stop hours of Nu-Disco goodness, with Dan hand-picking the finest new and exclusive Nu-Disco releases on the site ft Kraak & Smaak, Mousse T. & Lovebirds, Moullinex and Opolopo. He’s joined by special guest LUXXURY who supplies the second hour of Nu-Disco flavour with new tunes from UnoMas, Birdee, Goldroom and a few of his own select cuts.

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Inside the "Legends Of House" Compilation w/ Milk & Sugar

In celebration of their 20th label anniversary, veterans of the scene Milk & Sugar put their heads together once more to compile a very special VA album. ‘Legends of House’ celebrates two decades of House music history, with seminal records from the likes of Kings of Tomorrow, X Press 2, Jon Cutler, David Morales, Barbara Tucker, Hardrive and many more.

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