label-spotlight

Label Spotlight #036 - We Go Deep

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.

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Label Spotlight #035 - Big Love

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…

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Label Spotlight #034 - Quantize Recordings

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..

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Label Spotlight #033 - Odour Recordings

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..

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Label Spotlight #032 - Wired

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..

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Label Spotlight #031 - DM.Recordings

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..

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Label Spotlight #030 - Layer 909

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.

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Label Spotlight #029 - Footjob

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..

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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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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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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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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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Label Spotlight #024 - Daylight Robbery

Daylight Robbery records describe their output as ‘House Music on a strictly need to know basis…’ – And these guys and their tunes are definitely something you need to know. The DRR crew have rallied up quite a roster, from Jey Kurmis to Matt Fear, A Lister, Apollo 84, Vanilla Ace and Tommy Vercetti to ItaloBros, Di Chiara Brothers, Rich Pinder, Jamie Antonelli, Greco and Black Girl/White Girl, garnering support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Kiss FM, Rinse FM and Mixmag amongst others. They even landed themselves a spot in Data Transmission’s top 40 labels of 2016 and we’re pinning them as a label to keep an eye on going into 2017. We caught up with DRR to award them the next in our label spotlight series and to find out more about where the label came and is going

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Label Spotlight #023 - In The Loop

On the Tech tip this week we’re shining our label spotlight on Lupe Fuentes’s In the Loop recordings. House music icon, Junior Sanchez once claimed.. “Lupe was born to make music and be a DJ. She’s fire!” And boy was he right, the Colombian-born Fuentes’s unique style of tech-house with subtle hints of Latin flavour is steadily garnering more support on the scene and her label going from strength to strength in 2017. We’re delighted to share In the Loop with you this week for our label spotlight.

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Label Spotlight #022 - Nulu Music

Our label spotight series focuses this week on Anané Vega’s New York-based Nulu imprint! Nulu Music has been firing out consistent Afro flavoured beats for the last 8 years, nurturing pioneering Afro-House and Afro-Tech artists like Black Motion, Rancido, Fabrizio Ortella, Boddhi Satva, Azee Project, Gardy Girault and Pablo Fierro. We went to find out more about what makes the label tick..

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Label Spotlight #021 - Beardman

This week’s label spotlight focusses on Mark Broom’s Beard Man. English Techno / Electronica don Mark Broom is a legend in his own right, sitting on almost 3 decades of experience in the music industry, with a career that spans back to the early 90s. His productions have regularly landed him spots releasing for Techno’s finest, including Blueprint, Ostgut, Warp, Soma and M-Plant and he’s remained a pillar for the Techno community to this day, especially in the UK. Broom set up Beard Man in 2009 to release his own productions and as an outlet for exciting new Techno talent, including the likes of NoizyKnobs and Patrik Carrera.

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Label Spotlight #020 - Nurvous Records

Now almost 6 years old, the Nurvous imprint has become a taste-making label in its own right, housing a multitude of cutting-edge House talent including Krystal Klear, Get To Know, Louie Vega, Purple Disco Machine & Robosonic, Vanilla Ace and Lee Walker. We caught up with the boss Andrew Salsano to award them our label spotlight this week..

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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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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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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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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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Label Spotlight #014 - emby music

Maggs Bruchez’s ‘emby’ is an independent dance label straight out of Philadelphia that focuses on quality, underground house tunes and known for releasing groovy records with a real Jackin’ flavour from the likes of HapKido, Stranger Danger & Wattie Green. We caught up with Maggs to delve a little more into the history of the label in this week’s label spotlight..

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Label Spotlight #013 - Houstrike

Our label spotlight this week focuses on Dosem’s exciting label project – Houstrike. A passion project and predominantly an outlet for his own productions, Houstrike represents a source of unrestricted creativity, not confined by traditional label constraints and a new well of forward-thinking electronic music. In his own words, Marc Dosem describes Houstrike as being all about “creative freedom, breaking rules, and inner revolution”. Read on to find out what it’s all about..

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Label Spotlight #012 - Global Diplomacy Productions

Global Diplomacy Productions receives our label spotlight this week! Global Diplomacy is Baltimore-based DJ / producer N’Dinga Gaba’s own imprint and plays host to some of the freshest Afro talent around, including Janice B, Groove Cartell and Kerri Chandler-approved Troy Denari.

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Label Spotlight #011 - Midnight Riot

Midnight Riot have built up a cult following over the years, with their ever-popular discography consisting of themed compilations, Disco edits and originals. The likes of Late Nite Tuff Guy, Ron Basejam, Kiko Navarro, Judge Funk, Seamus Haji, Yam Who?, Joutro Mundo and more feature heavily in the Funky, Balearic, Disco goodness and we’re happy to hand them a Label Spotlight this week.

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Label Spotlight #010 - Vega records

‘Little Louie’ Vega is a man who needs no introduction to the dance music community. A godfather of our scene, one half of Masters At Work, a Grammy winner and as of recent – a Grammy nominee once again, it’s indisputable that Vega’s presence can be felt across the world. His own imprint Vega Records, features releases from Mr. V, Sara Devine, Anané, Victor Davies, Cerrone and Vega himself and we’re delighted to be able to chat with Louie about the imprint this week as part of our Label Spotlight series…

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Label Spotlight #009 - Moulton music

For this week’s label spotlight, we focus in on Moulton Music. Over the years, the imprint has been responsible for a quality musical output, spanning soulful, deep and Jackin’ productions that reflect the old sensibilities of House as a genre, yet encourage and nourish a new era of producers and DJs. He had a chance to talk with the label’s head Homero Espinosa about the past, present, and future of the label.

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Label Spotlight #008 - Sense Traxx

Still in it’s formative years, Sense Traxx began as a club brand in 2012 and has quickly garnered support from all the right places. We’ve been watching these guys from the very beginning and despite only being on seven releases to date, the quality of the output has been spot-on and consistent. 2017 will only see this label get bigger and better, we had a chance to chat with label owner Simon Birkumshaw and we’re delighted to shine some light on them this week…

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Label Spotlight #007 - Love & Other

Since it’s inception in 2014, Love & Other have been responsible for releasing some serious heat. Over the past couple of years, the imprint has picked up tracks from huge players in the UK dance scene, from Illyus & Barrientos to The Golden Boy and has been instrumental in breaking the careers of artists including TIMANTI, Apres, Riton, Bearcubs and Kokiri.

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Label Spotlight #006 - Pocket Jacks Trax

We continue our label spotlight series this week with Funky Trunkers’s Pocket Jacks Trax! Pocket Jacks Trax has been responsible for releasing quality underground Funky, Tech and Jackin’ House from the likes of Makito, Angelo Ferreri and Danny Cruz. Read on to find out...

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Label Spotlight #005 - Turbo Recordings

With Turbo Recordings latest project from Ali X & Theus Mago titled “Let’s Get Naked” which is out now on Traxsource. We sat down with Label Manager, Francis di Stasio to chat about the label, favorite tracks, and more in our next edition of Label Spotlight series.

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Label Spotlight #004 - Tribe Records

Zepherin Saint is an enigmatic London producer, DJ, talent scout and co-founder of Tribe Records. This month sees another fine slice of soulful afro flavour from the label in the form of ‘I Fantasize’ by Tumelo, which is out Exclusively on Traxsource. So we thought it was the perfect time to award them with a Traxsource ‘Label Spotlight’.

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Label Spotlight #003 - Razor-N-Tape

Brooklyn-based edits label Razor N Tape have been responsible for some top quality Deep House and Disco over the years since it’s inception in 2012. We’re delighted to be able to award them with a much-deserved Label Spotlight..

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Label Spotlight #002 - Roush Label

Hector Couto has become a truly respected artist and pillar of the scene. His weighty blend of House perfectly exemplifies elements of both raw Techno and old school Chicago, bagging him releases on highly-regarded labels such as Hot Creations, 20:20 Vision, Get...

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Label Spotlight #001 - Dirt Crew Recordings

The past 12 years have seen Dirt Crew Recordings consistently release some of the finest House music on the planet. 2016 sees Dirt Crew Recording’s 100th release, recruiting everyone from Felix Leifur to Marlon Hoffstadt, the perfect occasion to announce them as the first in our ‘LabelSpotlight’ series.

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