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Traxsource Top 100 House Artists of 2017

Trends may come and go, and house music itself continues to mutate, but you can always rely on that basic sound: that four to the floor thud, hi-hats cutting through the mix and basslines that are impossible to ignore. The global house music movement rumbles on, utterly dependable in an ever-changing world! Welcome to the Traxsource Top House Artists of 2017.

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A&R Sessions #034 - House w/ Dan Klokow and James Curd

Dan Klokow is back on the decks for us this week spinning a selection of the best new and exclusive House records on site ft. Dennis Quin, Full Intention, Cup & String, Purple Disco Machine and Sonny Fodera. He’s joined for the second hour this week by the one and only James Curd, who brings some real heat with an incredible selection of tunes from Daniel Steinberg, DJ James Ingram, Marcel Lune, Demuir and slew of his own tunes including the brand new Madhouse Records release ‘Freak Of Nature’ Out now at Traxsource. Get ready for two hours of banging House to get you through your Tuesday!

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A&R Sessions #026 - House w/ Dan Klokow & ATFC

Dan Klokow is back in the mix for us this week! He spins a selection of the hottest new and exclusive House records on site, including big ones from K & K, Ben Dooks, Roog, Alaia & Gallo and Low Steppa. He’s joined for the second hour this week by none other than ATFC, who bring some real heat with a tasty selection of tunes including several of his own forthcoming releases. Get ready for two hours of banging House to get you through your Tuesday!

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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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A&R Sessions #018 - House with Dan Klokow & Husky

This week on the A&R Sessions for Traxsource LIVE we launch the new guest series. Our esteemed A&R crew will invite the hottest DJs in the scene for a 1 hour guest mix to represent their genre. This week we welcome Husky in support of his latest creations on his own Bobbin Head Music and Random Soul Records. Husky will have your head bobbin’ in no time with the likes of Angelo Ferreri, Lee Walker, Malachi and several of his own productions.

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Traxsource Top 100 House Artists of 2016

House music is as big a sound today on the world stage as it’s ever been in it’s long history. With the scene diversifying into ever increasing genres and formats, certain DJs and producer’s sound can only be described as HOUSE; strictly four to the floor bump and hustle. Not everyone understands house music, but these are the players and purveyors that we believe brought the ruckus to the scene in 2016.

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A&R Sessions #010 - House with Dan Klokow

We’re going in again this week for more straight-up, no-nonsense House and we invite our House A&R Manager Dan Klokow back to the decks to show us what he’s digging. For week 10, Dan’s selected some hot new and exclusive cuts including tracks from: Kings Of Tomorrow, Mark Farina, LongPlay, Disclosure, & many more!

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Top 100 House Artists of 2015

2015 has seen some of the strongest house music releases in years. As more and more producers are getting to grips with their own style and sound, it’s a great time to not just be a DJ, but basically just a fan of good music.

With the competition to fill the...

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Top 20 Artists of 2015 So Far...

Compiled through a blend of good old fashioned A&R, office discussions/arguments, data driven stats, sales and of course, damn fine releases, here’s a full breakdown of our choices for Top 20 Artists in each scene that have killed it so far in 2015.

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Top 200 House Tracks of 2014

Our high anticipated Best House tracks of 2014 chart has landed featuring the likes of krankbrother, Oliver Dollar, Doorly, Full Intention, Supernova, Sidney Charles, DJ Fudge. Riva Starr, Sonny Fodera & many more.

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Toddla T - On Acid Interview w/ Defected

Defected Records caught up with Toddla to discuss the making of the intense video that accompanies lead tracks ‘Acid’ and why this entire release is a bit of a fluke.

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Defected announces full line-ups for Defected15 anniversary Club Tour

Following the announcement that Defected will be celebrating its fifteenth anniversary in 2014, the UK label can now reveal all the cities and venues on the Defected15 Club Tour, as well as the artists that will be playing at each party.

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Unreleased Defected Interview w/ The God Father of House, Frankie Knuckles.

Following the tragic news of Knuckles’ passing this week, here is a previously unpublished extended interview between Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore and the Godfather of House that took place back in 2011

A special thanks to Simon Dunmore and Defected Records for allowing us to share this

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Carl Hanaghan In The Hot Seat w/ Traxsource

With Sonny Fedora’s Beatdown label releasing his latest project ‘You’ on Traxsource. Carl sits down with us to chat about the tracks on the EP, music production and more.

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DJ E-Clyps 'KleensHouse' in this Exclusive Interview

We caught up with E-Clyps to chat about house music, the scene, music production and music more…

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Defected In The House announces Ibiza 2014 with BoOom! Ibiza

Defected and Giuseppe Cipriani proudly announce that Defected In The House will return to BoOom! Ibiza for a 20-week long season.

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Gianni Bini - 5 Trax That Changed My Life

Ocean Trax co-founder Gianni Bini shares 5 influential tracks that made a significant impact in his life.

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Alex Herrera - 5 Trax That Changed My Life

Alex Herrera shares 5 influential tracks that made a significant impact in his life.

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Lauer & Canard - 5 Trax That Changed Our Lives

Lauer & Canard share a selection of influential tracks that made a significant impact on their lives.

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Todd Terry - My Favorite Machine

NY House Pioneer Todd Terry (Todd The God) has been devastating dance floors around the globe for almost 3 decades. His unmistakeable signature sound has inspired countless knock offs. Take a little peek at his Favorite Machine…

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Playmore 100th Release Party (Saturday, April 20th, 2013)

Playmore 100th Release Party @ Mint Lounge, Manchester, UK featuring Groove Assassin, Redsoul & The Players Union

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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Discopolis Recordings Label Page: Follow on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Discopolis Recordings on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks House Label Spotlight.

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Giom Music Studio Tour in London - Traxsource In the Studio

Traxsource News catch up with London producer Giom to talk about his studio & more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’

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Nirvana Recordings Presents Nirvana 2013 Coming to Traxsource Soon

Ranging from Deep House to Techno, Nirvana gives us a little taste of what is rumored to come from this powerhouse NYC based label in the upcoming year.

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Marlon D and Boddhi Satva work the drums

BANGING!!!”- David Morales (Def Mix), “Dancefloor smasher!!!- Dj Spinna, “Floor Banger!!!”- Tony Humphries

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'Follow' Wazzup Records on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Wazzup Records on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks House Label Spotlight.

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DJ Yass in the House

Traxsource News caught up with talented Paris producer Yass to talk about his studio & much more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’

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'Follow' Todd Terry on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Todd Terry on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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Stefano Ritteri knows 'Nothing Stays The Same'

This follow up to ‘The Rules Of Control’ on Defected demonstrates his innovative and multi-dimensional approach to production.

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'It's Showtime' for Giom and DJ Mes

This collaboration between old friends has been in the works for nearly three years!

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'The Night Train' back in the station for 2013

The 1995 anthem ‘The Night Train’ is back with a host of slammin remixes to mark the tenth anniversary of Urbana Recordings, and the twentieth of the company who runs it, Zen Records.

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'Everybody Knows' Tom Forester and Kava Groove

Tough beats, energetic piano vibes, big build ups and haunting vocals to get the crowd hyped on the dance floor.

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'Follow' Joeski on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Joeski on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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The Mayer, Husky, Conway Killer Combo

Blacksoul are very proud to bring you another killa collaboration by two of the hottest, established producers around.

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'Follow' J Paul Getto on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow J Paul Getto on Traxsource and see why we have just featured them this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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'Listen' to the Blond:ish Fabric Promo Mix

This is cool DJ Mix from the talented female duo before their gig at Fabric, London on Saturday, March, 2nd, 2013

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'Listen' to Audiowhores 'NEW' DJ Mix

Audiowhores latest DJ mix featuring their forthcoming single “Chains” (Noir Music), out exclusively on Traxsource from 11th March.

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Grant Nelson with the Garage Flex

Grant Nelson steps back to his vintage bumpy style with a modern twist…Heat for the dancefloor!

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Francesco Tarantini setting the bar high w/ 'Neapolis'

The skipping beats, deep-as-you-like bassline and sliced vocals that encompass the opening track ‘Chiaia, make for a real treat; the type of which is likely to appeal to discerning DJs cut from a Loco Dice-type cloth.

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Supernova shift to darker production territories

Whilst this two track EP retains much of their signature dance floor grooves and hooks, the eponymous cut in particular experiments with darker and deeper sounds.

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'Follow' Supernova on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Supernova on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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Flashmob on Acid

Just when you thought you knew what you were going to get from Flashmob they switch it up completely.

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'Follow' Flashmob on Traxosurce

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Flashmob on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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'Listen' to Greymatter // Mahogany Mix

A full hour of the highest quality house and techno cuts featuring Wolf Music’s Casino Times and Medlar, and with fire from Mao and Jack Dixon. Enjoy.

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Mes & Joshua pay homage to the underground

DJ Mes “Jeremy and I had a lot of fun making these. Lot’s of nicotine and grape soda were consumed during the making of these tracks…”

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'Follow' Samir Maslo on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Samir Maslo on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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'Follow' SpaceWalker Recordings on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow SpaceWalker Recordings on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Nu Disco Label Spotlight

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'Oh My' S.Chu rocks the Afro-Tech

S.Chu showcases his diversity and skill as a producer when he teams up with singer/songwriter Mila Falls to drop an ‘afro-tech’ inspired dance floor bomb.

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'Follow' Franky Rizardo on Traxsource

Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Franky Rizardo on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our House Artist Spotlight

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'Listen' to Waze and Odyssey on Rinse FM

‘Listen’ to this cool guest mix on T.Williams Rinse FM Show

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'Listen' to Blond:ish Live at Flying Circus

A cool DJ set from Vivie-Ann & Anstascia on New Years Eve

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The Blacksoul Production Suite

Traxsource News caught up with Blacksoul to talk about his music gear & how he produces dope house beats in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’

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The New Traxsource: A Review by Daniel Toomuch

With the launch of the new Traxsource site, Daniel dropped in with an indepth review of all the new site features, functions & more

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'Listen' to Franky Rizardo at Defected, AIR, Amsterdam

‘Listen’ to this cool set from Franky Rizardo warming up the place for Defected In The House

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Phil Weeks rolls out the TR-909

As the title suggests it’s all about the Roland TR-909, with four beat-led tools crafted on the classic drum machine.

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Waze & Odyssey launch their new label

Waze & Odyssey launch their own imprint to put out cool and deadly deep house beats.

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Steve Silk Hurley says 'Jack Your Body' for 25yrs more

Steve “Silk” Hurley collaborates with today’s hottest new DJ / Remixers in the Electronic world to reinvent the sound that made Chicago and House Music famous.

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Copyright get 'Lifted'

Copyright continue their vocally minded offensive with their latest offering on Defected. True to its title, ‘Lifted’

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Jamie Lewis on Prince

Traxsource News caught up with Jamie Lewis about turning the Prince of Pop into Purple Music.

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Colette and Tim K Studio Tour

News.Traxsource caught up with Colette and Tim K to talk about their studio, in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’

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Best of 2012

As we close out 2012, Traxsource brings you it’s highly anticipated year end charts.

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Top 100 House of 2012

As we close out 2012, Traxsource brings you it’s highly anticipated Top 100 House Chart

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Defected's 'Most Rated' tunes of the year!

Right on cue to kick-start the party season, Defected unleash their highly anticipated round-up of floor-rocking ‘Big Kahuna’s’ from the past 12 months with their ‘Most Rated 2013’ compilation.

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Doorly provides the 'Rush'

Doorly latest release ‘Rush’ is a departure from his previous sound and is essentially the most perfect 90’s house song that never existed.

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A sure fire floor filler from Kings Of Tomorrow

‘Let Me Tell You Something’ that you won’t be surprised to hear; the latest cut from the master Sandy Rivera is set to be yet another sure fire floor filler for the clubbing masses.

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Selfmade and Demer bang the drums!

‘Libre la Vida’ is a chunky, hypnotic trip in the world of drums with a sensual vocal that keeps you wanting more!

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Frankie Knuckles - Papa's got a brand new bag!

Frankie Knuckles’ aptly titled new album ‘Tales From Beyond The Tone Arm’ is an exciting compilation that journeys through his most recent productions, collaborations and musical experiences. News.Traxource caught up with The Godfather to dig a little deeper…

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Derrick Carter - Nothing but the B.E.A.T.

Derrick Carter’s productions represent an extension of his individual character, which are celebrated with his new retrospective ‘House Masters’ compilation.

“Choosing the material for this compilation was an experience for sure…”

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DJ Pierre Tells All..

News.Traxsource caught up with Chicago House innovator, pioneer & Mr Acid himself
DJ Pierre to talk about his studio, for the first installment of ‘In The Studio’

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New Retro House from Tensnake

Out today on Defected, Tensnake’s new single ‘Mainline’ is a hooky, bass-driven house anthem of the very highest order…

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Nautiluss drops 'Habitat EP'

With his second release for Turbo Recordings, Nautiluss pushes towards the darker edges of modern techno and house on his new ‘Habitat EP’

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Immerse yourself into the Sound of Cajual Records.

Strut proudly presents the first definitive retrospective of one of the most influential labels
and producers of Chicago house music, Cajmere and the seminal Cajual Records
imprint, celebrating a huge 20 years of hard jacking classics and seminal US garage.

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Maceo Plex blazes the top 10

Maceo Plex blazes the Traxsource top 10 with Joi Carwell

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Kyodai returns to Jimpsters Freerange label in fine form

Kyodai’s highly anticipated release on Freerange Records is entitled ‘La Luz’
and is available on Traxsource as an Exclusive Promo October 29th 2012. Including remixes by Chopstick & Johnjon.

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NiCe7 / Noir / Defected

NiCe7 are in the house as they chat about ADE 2012 & their productive trip.

“It was super!..”

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MANIK / Ovum / Culprit

MANIK give us his post ADE 2012 thoughts

“Got to hang a bit with Josh Wink and the Ovum Recordings guys..”

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Kruse & Nuernberg / Loco Records

Kruse & Nuernberg give us the 411 on ADE 2012

“Rejected ADE special at Studio 80. The club was full all night long, the vibe very positive and the line up amazing..”

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Joyce Muniz

News.Traxsource chat with Joyce Muniz about her enjoyable time at ADE 2012

“5 hours b2b set with DJ Shir Khan at the afterhour at Ludwig! It was a blast, I am ready for the next one”

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Old School goes Nu School - 95 North & Big D vs. Eric Kupper

Originally released on vinyl on Hysteria Records in 1999, Eric Kupper now gives a fresh approach to this deep house classic ‘Think About’ by Doug Smith & Richard Payton aka 95 North

“It is a modern approach to a classic vibe”

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Will Monotone makes his return to Fogbank

Boston based producer & owner of Hush Recordings Will Monotone keeps his foot on the gas with a worthy follow-up to his 2012 smash hit ‘Dem Mai Hoe’s on fellow Bostonian producers J Paul Getto’s label Fogbank Recordings.

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Supernova / Lapsus Music

News.Traxsource chat with Supernova about their productive ADE 2012 trip

“Defected in The House party at Air in the main room that was amazing”

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Stacey Pullen / Blackflag Recordings

News.Traxsource discusses the ADE experience with Blackflag Recordings head honcho Stacey Pullen.

“experienced a Drum-code party for the first time”

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Atjazz / Atjazz Recording Company

News.Traxsource chat with Atjazz about the huge success of Atjazz & Friends at ADE 2012

“Lets just say we didn’t have enough room for everyone and I think we’ll need a bigger venue next year! We loved every minute”

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Noir / Noir Music

News.Traxsource catch up with Noir on the success of ADE 2012

“Everybody was very positive and looking to a bright future for our passion……. The Music.”

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ATFC

Our good friend ATFC tells us what made his ADE 2012 tick…

“I like Amsterdam – it always feels Christmassy” (hmm, is that all the GREEN and RED?)

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Hot Since 82

News.Traxsource caught up with Hot Since 82 on his ADE 2012 dash!

“Defected was wicked”

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Shur-I-Kan / Freerange / Dark Energy

News.Traxsource caught up with Shur-I-Kan on his flying visit to ADE 2012

“Good people, good music”.

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Richard Earnshaw / Spiritchaser (Duffnote, One51, Guess)

News.Traxsource catches up with Richard Earnshaw burning his ADE candle at both ends.. as usual!

“events like this really do make a difference in showing the way to an optimistic future for music.”

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Stuart Knight / Toolroom Records

Currently celebrating their Traxsource #1 postition with Cloud 9’s ‘Do You Want Me Baby’, Toolroom’s Stuart Knight prizes himself off the ceiling to buzz about all things ADE.

ADE never lets me down…”

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Chocolate Puma is In The House!

With 2012 marking the 20th anniversary of the release of ‘Give It Up, Rene and Gaston (Chocolate Puma) continue to stand for quality and setting ever-higher standards for their own productions while inspiring new generations of producers.

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The Doc makes a House call to Juiced Music.

Dallas based Juiced Music is proud to announce their newest release from good friend Doc Link, owner of Chicago based Liberate Recordings!

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Noir Music - Exclusive Interview

Noir Music label is now established as one of the most successful, credible and forward thinking imprints on the market. We got a chance to catch up with the man himself…

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Miguel Migs, a certified House Master.

Miguel Migs is one of the most respected DJs, producers and label owners in the US; an artist whose influence on the landscape of house cannot be overlooked.

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2 Bears 1 Love

Thai salad recipes and dancing octopuses aren’t topics you’d expect to cover during the course of your average artist interview, but then The 2 Bears aren’t your average artists.

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GIOM Q&A

In a very short space of time Giom has become one of the most highly sought after producers, remixers and DJs in the deep house scene. His music is consistently found at the top of download sales charts and in the sets of DJs from house music’s jetsetting elite to bedroom jocks in every corner of the world. We spoke with Giom about what he’s been up to recently.

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