This week we’re celebrating the launch of new label RISE, a product of the popular Afro House night / brand! Headed up by Hyenah, our #1 Afro House artist of 2016. We caught up with Hyenah to discuss the Afro scene, the label and the first release from Floyd Lavine.
2017 has been a standout year for MoBlack Records, seeing the label soar from strength to strength and dominating the Afro house scene with massive releases from Enoo Napa, MoBlack, Manoo, & Armonica + more. This month, the imprint launches a brand new concept “MoDEF” – a collaboration with the legendary David Morales, a man who needs no introduction and has remained at the forefront of the house music scene for decades. The album comprises new material and hand-selected cuts from the legendary Def Mix catalog and we’re excited to be bringing it exclusively to Traxsource! We caught up with David Morales and Mimmo Falcone a.k.a MoBlack head of MoBlack Records to discuss the project in more depth…
Legendary Strictly Rhythm A&R Gladys Pizzarro has some of the finest ears in the biz and has been responsible for finding and nurturing some of the greatest talent in the game including Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Kenny Dope, Erick Morillo and Armand Van Helden amongst others.. Last month saw Gladys relaunch her ‘Launch’ entertainment imprint with a heater from Saliva Commados ‘What You Have Done To Me’. We were stoked to chat to Pizzarro and find out how she goes about scouting out top talent and what’s coming up next for her label.
FSQ is an acronym for Funk, Style, Quality, and that’s exactly what they deliver. This is what happens when you mix a legendary D.J. and producer from The Funk Mob / nephew of George “Dr.Funkenstein” Clinton with Matt Coogan, aka One Era, Boston boy Chas Bronz and G Koop: producer, session musician and replay artist for the likes of Nelly, Drake and Ice Cube amongst others.. We caught up with the guys to find out more about their productions and celebrate their latest release “Better than Alright”.
Over the years, Get Physical have consistently remained a source of forward-thinking underground House music. Headed up by M.A.N.D.Y. Booka Shade and DJ T, there was no way this couldn’t work.. Their label has been nothing short of influential, responsible for unearthing some of the finest electronic talent in the game today, the likes of Dixon, Catz N Dogz, Azari & III, SIS, Flashmob, Blond:ish,- the list goes on. Their latest offering falls in the form of Jazzuelle’s album, following on from the success of the album’s singles ‘Adaptions’ (a collaboration with Fred Everything), ‘Circles’, ‘Blood Moon” and ‘Towers’. We caught up with Jazzuelle to dive into the album in depth.
This week’s label spotlight pops the lid on Spen’s Quantize Recordings. An imprint dedicated to House music with a rich, Soulful feel, Quantize is home to an incredible family of artists that includes Yass, N’Dinga Gaba, Ziggy Funk, Marc Evans and of course DJ Spen himself. Find out more about Quantize as we sit down with DJ Spen..
This week we’re helping you familiarize yourselves with Freaky Behaviour’s imprint Odour Recordings. Established in 2013, fresh outta the musical mecca of Leeds in the UK, Odour is home to the freaky flavours of Iban Montoro & Jazzman Wax, Angelo Ferreri, Tony Warden & Romaz amongst others and is fast becoming a solid go-to for new Jackin’ grooves. We went to find out a bit more from FB about the label..
This week we caught up with one of our favourite new school heads, the eccentric Brighton boy Enzo Siffredi to award him our latest label spotlight for his forward-thinking imprint Wired. Home to the likes of PEZNT, Sav and Little By Little, Wired is more than just an outlet for Siffredi and his friends’ productions, it’s fast-becoming an essential source for DJs to discover fresh and exciting underground sounds. We chatted to Enzo to learn a bit more about the label and how it all began..
Our Label Spotlight this week focuses on UK based independent label- DM.Recordings. The label established in 2011 & run by DJ and producer D-Malice has only one motive, “To provide an outlet for the world to experience the best electronic sounds with great influence from the Motherland.” Known for focusing on the upcoming Afro House talents, DM.Recordings have put out nothing but timeless music that has even caught the attention of one of the genre’s greatest- Black Coffee. We caught up with D-Malice & manager Kitty Amor to delve a little more into the history of the label in this week’s label spotlight..
We go inside the album with the legendary DJ Romain this week! He runs us through his long-awaited LP ‘That’s How We Do It’ track-by-track. The album is a culmination of Romain’s career so far and drops on Quantize recordings, with the help of DJ Spen.
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!
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.
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.