Traxsource Presents New Music Tuesday (May 27th, 2014)

We kick off the proceedings with the #1 selection. Dutch house producer Gerd debuts on DFTD with 2 distinctive deep & tech gems for the summer months. Definitely deserves it’s place at the top.

Whats Hot This Week

1. Gerd – Still Believe EP (DFTD)

Despite having numerous aliases, the production quality for prolific Dutch house producer Gerd has always stayed the same. Following his 2013 collection of remixes of MK’s ‘Always’, Gerd is back with a two track debut release on DFTD. Gerd collaborates with Marcoradi on the EP’s title track which is based around a classic piano stab chord progression accompanied by a haunting vocal sample. The pair manage to build the track to almost cacophonic extremes before dropping into a delightfully warm bass synth release to start the wild ride all over again. ‘Work Da Tool’ on the other hand sees Gerd back on solo duties. Opening with a classic house sustained string chord, incorporating reggae like vocal samples before breaking into a pumping, bass synth driven, masterpiece, ‘Work Da Tool’ definitely ‘works’ on the dance floor.

2. Richard Earnshaw, Orlando Vaughan – Never Gonna Let You Down (Husky Remixes) (Duffnote)

Three years on from it’s original release, Never Gonna Let You Down gets an Australian make over from Husky (Random Soul/Bobbin’ Head/Salted Music) whilst Earnshaw supplies a freshly tweaked and mixed Rebounce of the Original.

3. Goddam Kids, Kenny Summit, Justin Schumacher – Heisenburger (Good For You Records)

Goddam Kids are back with an underground dance floor burner titled “Heisenburger”. Disco stabs, a throbbing baseline, strings and a 4 / 4 beat that will knock you out of your dancing shoes is maybe the only way to describe this work of art. GODDAM KIDS are the truth. If you don’t know, you better ask somebody!

4. TJ Kong feat. Ovasoul7 – Compost Black Label # 111 (Compost)

5. The Checkup – Feel So Good EP (Solo Music)

Something BRAND NEW from Solo Music. The Debut EP from Belgium based duo, The Checkup. When baseline addict Raphael meet chords maestro Alex, you know right from the start that something special is about to happen. Sprinkle of ass-shaking rhythms blended with UK style grooves and you get The Checkup.

Early support from Felix Buxton (Basement Jaxx), Matt Jam Lamont, CJ Mackintosh, Booker T, Scott Diaz, Groove Assassin & more..

6. Saliva Commandos, Michelle Rivera – Breaking These Chains (SOLE Channel Music)

7. The Checkup – The Race / In My Arms (Beef Records)

When baseline addict Raphael meet chords maestro Alex, you know right from the start that something special is about to happen. Sprinkle of ass-shaking rhythms blended with UK style grooves and you get The Checkup. Both are active Djs and classically trained instrumentalists and we are please to welcome them on Beef records with their debut EP called The Race. On the remix duties we have Sydney based Jason Lowe aka JML whose latest EP got charted by Dj T. Enjoy this fresh three tracker.

8. Harry Romero – Magma (Black Rock Records)

A landmark EP from Harry Romero on Black Rock, going back to his House Music roots to come full circle with a new funk and a new rhythm. Magma melts together genres and influences to deliver Gimme the Funk, Magma and Rejoice . Class most certainly is permanent

9. Various Artists – Unreleased Compilation Volume 1 (Makin Moves)

10. Barbur – Without You EP (PUMPZ)

Highly recommended ! Barbur first release on PUMPZ . “Without You Ep” is a huge & fresh Deep / Tech house Ep ! including two exciting remixes from the Spanish duo Kinkysoul (Deso Records, City Life , Kostbar Musik…) & Millok (Noir Music, Nervous Records, 1605 Music Therapy, Natura Viva Records… ). Enjoy, play it loud. Marco Barbiero – aka Barbur – is an eclectic and creative artist. After many years spent playing various musical genres, from soulful to deep, to tribal house, in many gigs in the some of best clubs of Italy, his creativity has found a precise form in the electronic culture, moving with elegant simplicity between deep & tech sound and also new generation of techno (slow beat, 120bpm). In his career he has shared his dj sets with some of the best djs of the world, like Marshall Jefferson, Roger Sanchez, Hector Romero, Ralph Falcon, Satoshi Tomiie, Tedd Patterson, Duce Martinez, Nick Moss aka Groove Assassin, Jamie Lewis, Mr. V, Bob Sinclar, Scarlette Etienne, Skin, Yass and some of best singers such as Barbara Tucker and Kenny Bobien. In 2012 he decided to turn his attention to music production, first with his real name and later under the name Barbur. In the 2013, with the first release, He began his producer career and at the same time He decided to move to Berlin for a new important musical and cultural experience in the clubbing scene of the city. His music, now, is supported by great international artists like Richie Hawtin, Marco Carola, Maceo Plex aka Maetrik, Funkagenda, Jose Padilla, Oliver Koletzki, Mousse T, Kolombo, Dimitri Andreas, Olderic, Stefan Mint, Aaron Und Pascal, Lonya, Enzo Siffredi, Soul Button, Julian Mc Cain, American Dj, Vin Vega, Massimo Russo and many others. “The Preacher”, released on the German label Kostbar Musik, is one of the most popular EP of him, licensed on many VA compilations, thanks to which more people had to known his music. Barbur is working hard on hot new projects, like Barbur Room & Barbur Music. His music, also, is constantly evolving, so stay “tuned” for follow his next steps.

11. Hardsoul, Rocky Wellstack, Chappell – Criticize (Hardsoul Pressings)

12. Various Artists – Soul Clap Presents: Dancing on the Charles, Vol. 2 (Soul Clap Records)