House music trends come and go, but good quality, underground music always stands the test of time. 2018 was certainly a standout year for the Afro scene, as the rhythmical sound seemed to be the backbone for DJs across a wide range of dance music genres. It’s great to see the hypnotic vibes now be embraced by a multitude of scenes, but remember, we at Traxsource have been championing the Afro scene since its very beginning. We don’t follow the latest trends, we follow good music. And on that note, here’s our selection of the best Afro House Artists for 2018.
The lifeblood of Traxsource and the birthplace of most of our sub-genres, House as a genre on Traxsource serves to provide a home for the legends of the scene, one where they rub shoulders with the new generation. Here you’ll find artists who’ve created seminal works that birthed the namesake, have shaped the scene and played a part in House’s rich musical history, whilst also allowing a fertile space to breed new talent – those who emulate the familiar sounds of Chicago or still retain the feeling of one of the most influential, inclusive and important genres in dance music.
2018 has been an epic year for quality House and Disco, firmly returning back to the main rooms and dominating stages across the world! This resurgence has delivered an outstanding list of #realhousemusic showcased in our ‘Best of 2018’ in all of its glorious flavors.
What a year it’s been! Kicking off our “Best of 2018” presentation is the all-new #1club series. These collections feature every track which scored a #1 sales chart position in each of our main genres plus the overall main chart throughout the entire year.
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We’re thrilled to announce Traxsource’s integrated partnership within the popular Linkfire application! Traxsource links will now auto-populate when taking action on your next promotional campaign.
We’ve made the Traxsource Mobile App even better than ever! When we launched our new app earlier this year, lots of you loved it, but we wanted to know how we could improve it even more. You spoke, and we listened! We’ve made these brand new improvements to the latest version, v2.1, thanks to your amazing feedback and suggestions.
We have some huge news, that is sure to make our customers very happy. We’ve completely overhauled our prices, to make shopping at Traxsource better value than ever! The price of millions of tracks, singles, EPs, albums and compilations have been adjusted for good, giving you more beats for your buck – permanently.
We know how much the Traxsource Mobile App means to our customers, and when our previous one broke, we set about building a brand new one with more powerful features, and it’s available right now, for both iPhone & Android, in the App Stores.
A massive thank you for your patience!
We were very flattered to learn that our associates at Symphonic Distribution have named Traxsource as their ‘Partner Of The Year’. We always endeavor to maintain the best possible working relationship with our partners – distributors, labels, artists, managers and more. After all, the more successful we can help our partners to be, the more success we enjoy ourselves! So it’s gratifying to be appreciated in such a way.
Innovation is at the heart of what we do at Traxsource, and we’re continually striving to improve our services and interfaces, to make for the best possible experience for our users. With that in mind, we’re very pleased to present our latest development – our brand new Traxsource Downloader application.
The end of year lists always prove an interesting time here at Traxsource, with so many musical minds coming together to evaluate the sounds of the year, fuelled using a combination of sales data, stats and old-fashioned A&R intuition to navigate the huge volume of releases and weigh up the dance music pioneers alongside the up-and-coming talent.
From its roots in the discos of the 1970s, House music has had a great history of songs and vocalists – a tradition that has continued to the present day. The Traxsource Top 100 Vocalists of 2017 has been a pleasure to compile, as we got to re-listen to some of the best vocal performances and productions of the year. This category is all about contemporary singers – we know there are plenty of classic and legendary vocalists that get remixed and reworked every year – but for this list, we’re talking about active vocalists, working in the House Music scene now. So come with us as we present the songs and the singers: our Top Vocalists of 2017.
When it comes to timeless, emotive dance music, no other genre comes close to the irresistible style, musicality and groove of Deep House. This year’s Top 20 Deep House Artists of 2017 is a mix of well-known names and young guns, all of whom are pushing the music forward and developing it in new directions. When it comes to this particular genre, we’re talking emotive House music, that envelops you in a warm glow, that draws on the past but embraces the future, makes no compromise, and is always underpinned by that ever-present 4/4 groove. These are the artists whose music we feel most demonstrated those qualities this year – the Traxsource Top 100 Deep House Artists of 2017
2017 was a fruitful year for the genre, with many artists dipping their toes in the Techno pool and the abundance of more accessible Techno tracks as we witnessed further growth in the European Techno scene. We also saw many of the original pioneers of the scene back in the limelight, producing and touring the globe. We’re delighted to say that, based on their musical output for the year, this year’s list is a healthy mixture of industry veterans and the newer faces of Techno, and exists as a reminder that this broad and busy genre is still very much a global force. These are the Traxsource Top 100 Techno Artists of 2017.
With DJs like Harvey, Horse Meat Disco and Aeroplane flying the flag for everything Nu Disco / Indie Dance, 2017 was a superb year for the scene, with track after track of irresistible musical delights, making it impossible for people to leave dance floors worldwide. Packed full of some of the finest productions of the year, here are the Traxsource Top Nu Disco / Indie Dance Artists of 2017.