Q & A

Introducing Montreal duo The Fitness & Pony

We caught up with the exciting new Montreal Crew Love members “The Fitness & Pony” as they make their Soul Clap Records debut with this open minded sex jam. The Fitness & Pony have a very distinct sound described by Crew Love themselves as being “like a unicorn running through a winter wonderland and finding two teenagers making out on the beach. It’s high energy house music, that delivers lo-fi attitude, rugged techno basslines and pulsating electro”. Let’s submerge into this trip as we find out more about the duo…

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Label Spotlight #028 - Double Cheese Records

This week for our Label Spotlight series, we’re chatting to Federico Luglio a.k.a “Luyo” about his Double Cheese Records imprint! Home to the legends like DJ Spen, Opolopo, Kerri Chandler, Aki Bergen, Boddhi Satva and N’dinga Gaba. Founded in 2012, Double Cheese has been known for releasing major bangers in our Soulful & Afro House Genres and this is just the beginning…

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Amtrac launches new label: OPENERS

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…

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Resistance is futile: Josh Wink chats to us about his new release on Ovum, "Resist"

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..

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Sonny Fodera launches new label: AARRIVAL

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..

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We talk Ibiza and more w/ Shanghaied label debut: Jamie Roy

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!

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Label Spotlight #027 - Cut Rec Promos

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..

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Jimpster takes us inside his new album: "Silent Stars"

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..

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Label Spotlight #026 - Fina Records

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..

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We go inside the track with Icelandic talent Intr0beatz

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..

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We go Inside The Track with London talent: Saytek

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.

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Catching up with the Local Talk Records crew

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..

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Zepherin Saint takes us Inside his new track: "Hurry"

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.

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Label Spotlight #025 - 294 Records

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!

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get to know exciting new talent: Marabou

We caught up with the elusive and exciting new talent Marabou to celebrate his latest release the ‘Nachtcafe’ EP on Beef Records..

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