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.
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’.
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.
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..
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..
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.
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.
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…
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…