Q & A

Phonique takes us Inside his new Album: 'Green Supreme'

Phonique is back and dropping his 4th studio album ‘Green Supreme’ on his own Ladies and Gentlemen imprint. Alumnus of the likes of Ladies & Gentlemen, Katermukke, Dessous, Crosstown Rebels, Bunny Tiger, Souvenir, Poker Flat and Systematic, House music veteran Phonique has amassed a discography of over 500 original tracks and remixes. Keep them coming we say! To say there’s a lot going on in this album would be a serious understatement.. So, we got the man himself to run us through each record, track by track. Here goes..

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Introducing Berlin-based artist: Braunbeck

Straddling the space between House and Techno, Berlin-based Braunbeck is an exciting breakthrough artist, closely affiliated with Adam Port and the Keinemusik crew. This month sees Braunbeck land a stunning EP on O*RS entitled ‘Not Just Play Music‘ and to celebrate, we sat the man down to learn more about him and his music..

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Label Spotlight #019 - T's Box

Founded in 2004, Terry Hunter’s T’s box Records is a label that strives to spread the true meaning of House music to the masses. The past 13 years has seen them work with the likes of Estelle, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Todd Terry & Roland Clark and R Kelly to produce a catalogue of Soulful House records that will stand the test of time. What better fit for a label spotlight this week!

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Introducing MoBlack Records new star - Enoo Napa

Enoo Napa is a character making real waves in the scene right now. His sound, a solid fusion of Deep, Tribal and Tech house secured him Traxsource No.17 Afro House Artist of 2016 and his latest remix of C Minor’s ‘Behind the Clouds’ [out now on MoBlack] has even become a staple in Black Coffee’s sets. We wanted to find out more about the exciting Enoo Napa.

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Label Spotlight #018 - Offering Recordings

Boddhi Satva is a household name for many Traxsource fans, gracing the top 10 of our Afro artists of last year. His forward-thinking label Offering Recordings is home to the likes of Black Coffee, Geneva, Enawadan, Ezel and many more! Following the stellar year they had in 2016, we only felt it was right to dive deeper and find out more about the label..

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Catching up with London based producer Riva Starr

Riva Starr returns to his own Snatch! Records for a hot Traxsource exclusive. ‘The Flame’ is a feisty basement cut, guaranteed to keep the vibe going ‘til the early hours and we’re stoked to have this one all to ourselves! We caught up with Riva Starr to celebrate the release…

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Get to know Lithuanian talent Darius Vaikas

Lithuania-born Darius Vaikas is a definite one-to-watch right now, with his tracks already being played and supported by the likes of Nacho Marco and Saulty & Bradka. His latest EP ‘Oasis’ is dropping on Catz n Dogz’s Pets Recordings, home to a whole host of talent including Eats Everything, Till Von Sein, Martin Dawson, Kink, Axel Boman, Maceo PLex, Martin Augustin, Rachel Row, Tom Demac and many more.. We caught up with Darius to celebrate joining the Pets hall of fame..

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We go inside the track with Sir LSG

With over ten years in the game, Johannesburg-based DJ / producer Sir LSG is fast becoming a household name in the South African music scene and we’re looking forward to the heat he’ll be bringing in 2017, kicking things off with his latest release ‘Sandcastle’ on GOGO Music. We went ‘Inside the Track’ to learn a bit more about his production..

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Catching up with Baltimore based duo Life on Planets

DJ Magazine have hailed them as “perhaps the most interesting project to drop to date through New York community Wolf + Lamb.” – Quite an impressive accolade for Life On Planets! Following on from the likes of Nicolas Jaar and PillowTalk, Baltimore group Life On Planets have set the stage for what’s sure to be an exciting year. They kick off 2017 with a deep and emotional new EP on Better On Foot ‘Akasha’, we caught up with the guys to celebrate their new release.

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Label Spotlight #017 - Suol Music

Fritz Kalkbrenner, Till Von Sein, Chopstick & Johnjon, Larse, Meggy, Tender Games & Yannick Labbé.. If you’re familiar with this roster then you’ll already know who we’ve selected for our label spotlight this week. We had the pleasure to chat with Chopstick & Johnjon who are the heads of this independent Berlin-based record label, dominating the Deeper side of the House scene, Suol is a musical community that focuses on developing and nurturing a collective of talented artists and pushing out an output of Deep, emotive House records that never compromises on quality. We welcome Suol into the hall of fame this week!

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Label Spotlight #016 - Criminal Hype

Since 2013, Criminal Hype have made it their mission to unearth some of the hottest House gems. Their impressive roster features lots of fresh local British talent including breakthrough artists Louie Anderson and Tuff London through to scene favourite Rich Wakley and Hot Creations Alumni; Pete Dorling and Jey Kurmis. International Tech House stars like Raffa FL and Piem have also made an appearance on the imprint and it’s safe to say that, with time, the label will only be getting bigger and better!

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Catching up with House Music legend Steve Lawler

Electronic music legend and head honcho of VIVa MUSiC, Steve Lawler hits Hector Couto’s Roush Label with a tasty new number ‘People Having Sex’. We caught up with Steve to chat about the new record..

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Jamie Lewis Grammy Award nomination

Jamie Lewis, our good friend and head honcho of Purple Music has been nominated for one of the greatest accolades on the planet, a Grammy Award for his work with one of the finest musicians the world has ever seen, Prince. We caught up with Jamie to talk about his nomination.

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Label Spotlight #015 - D-Vine Sounds

Riding on the ethos of Good music + Good people = Good times, Sam Divine’s D’Vine Sounds imprint has grown from strength to strength since it’s inception in 2014. The phenomenal Carnao Beats remix of ’2 People’ [a Traxsource no.1 record] graced dance floors from here to Croatia and the rest of their infectious Garage-tinged-House-jam repertoire has been steadily following suit.

We’re thrilled to be able to award the gang a label spotlight this week!

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Catching up with Detroit Party-starters: Golf clap

Detroit party-starting duo Golf Clap enter 2017 with a bang as they launch their brand new compilation on their House heavy imprint Country Club Disco. Skapes, Djoko, J Worra, Mad Villains, Sebb Junior and more fresh talent all feature on the 20 track VA, made up entirely of exclusive new records. We caught up with the Golf Clap lads ahead of the release..

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