An outlet for positive vibes and emotive sounds, South African imprint We Go Deep is the brainchild of producer Luka. Home to the likes of MzJay, Maya Spector & AfroMove, the label has steadily supported and fuelled homegrown talent over the past 5 years, providing a unique platform to discover music in a vast majority of electronic genres, dipping into deep lounge, nujazz, soulful, techno, tribal, electro and more. We caught up with Luka to find out more about the label and what’s coming up next for them.
London-based Rico Casazza is well-known for dropping productions on the likes of Soma, Archipel, Plastic City, Wiggle & Wavetec and for his compelling live and hardware performances. This month, Casazza joins the vibrant Beef records family with a fresh new four tracker, the “They Move Fast” EP. We sat Casazza down to find out a bit more about the new release, the Beef crew and changing musical direction…
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…
For this week’s label spotlight we take a closer look at Seamus Haji Official Fan Page’s Big Love imprint. British DJ, producer, and radio host Seamus Haji has firmly remained a much-loved staple of the UK dance scene for many years, we chatted to Haji to find out what’s in store for the 15th anniversary of his label…
Lyceum Social Club is back with another stunning release. The Glasgow label has gone from strength to strength, with just three releases under their belt and already garnering massive support from all corners, the brand new label is showing us that they are a serious force to be reckoned with. For their latest signing, they’ve recruited Affi Koman (an artist the heads will know from Huntleys+Palmers famous free comps) for the ‘Snuggle Monster’ EP. Koman drops an awesome package of two Disco House dancers plus ‘Snuggle Monster’ – An exploration into the weird and wonderful, great late-night stuff.
DJ Pope has put together an interesting retrospective of eleven 90’s underground Soulful House jewels (some of his favorites) that didn’t quite reach the massive commercial successes of 90’s Soulful House tunes we now deem classics but were strong dance-floor stompers that were certainly contenders for club land anthems. We were luckily enough to chat with DJ Pope to go through the album in depth, track by track.
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.
We had the pleasure of chatting with Evan Landes a.k.a “Groove Junkies” about his MoreHouse Records imprint which is about to celebrate its 15 Year Anniversary. MoHo’s strategy of releasing intoxicating dance grooves which are not bound by any gimmicky trends, and memorable songs that stand the test of time has paid off since their doors first opened in 2002. Each unique release can run the gamut stylistically – ranging from organic soul, funk, afro, latin, jazz and gospel drenched songs, to peak hour, deep, tribal, and electronic influenced tracks.
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 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.
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..
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”.
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..
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.
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..