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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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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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..
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’.
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.
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.
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…
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..
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.