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
Russia’s Ivan Latyshev returns to the Dessous roster for the ‘Art of Flying’ EP, an eclectic pair of originals with two well-balanced mixes on the ever-popular Dessous. Deep, Ambient, Punchy and even possessing a spoken word element.
It’s been fashionable to tag the moniker ‘deep house’ onto the end of anything with a four by four beat these days, from commercial Garage tracks to anything featuring a slowed down R&B vocal. Here at Traxsource, we believe there’s a lot more to it than that. We’ve seen our fair share of Deep House in our quarter of a century operating in the industry and feel we truly understand what the deeper sound of house music FEELS like. So check out our Top Deep House Artists of 2016 and see if you agree.
Put the words ‘deep’ and ‘house’ next to each other and suddenly the whole world starts to debate the very nuances of the genre. Everything had a ‘deep’ in front of it in 2015, but some artists really understand exactly what the term means.
Deep house is supposed to be about...
Massive shout out to everyone at the Ministry of Sound, as they celebrate their 24th birthday today with a huge party in London featuring Detroit legends Derrick May and Lee Curtiss, plus Jimpster, Wookie, Tuff Jam and Tim Sheridan!
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.
Fast forward a quarter of a century and the phrase ‘Deep House’ has become to mean something completely different from it’s first incarnation. Yet in amongst the monotony of the same old R&B samples and generic preset bass lines were a number of artists that really tickled our fancy.
Here are the Best Deep House tracks for 2014. The chart features Kevin Yost, City Soul Project, Eric Ericksson, Lars Vegas, Dario D’Attis, Miguel Migs, Juliet Fox & many more
The likes of Giom, Eric Ericksson, Dusky, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Gerd, 6th Borough Project & more made this years Deep Artists of 2014 chart.
Find out more about the mysterious & talented producer known as All Is Well.
With Ian Pooley’s latest eclectic offering on Innervisions entitled “Floris” out now now on Traxsource – we jumped at the chance to launch a brand new feature with the man himself to showcase a bit about his personal preferences when he plays. This is how Ian Pooley DJ’s.
Robsoul boss Phil Weeks, lays down some of his production secrets in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
Popular Serbian DJ and influential music journalist Tijana T talks with legendary Kerri Chandler about everything from Nikola Tesla and technology to Paris Hilton
Although a relative new comer, Cristoph is no stranger to Traxsource with multiple number ones in the deep house and overall top 100s charts, We asked Cristoph to share 5 significant tracks that have had an impact on his career thus far.
Legendary Large Music artist Nathan G makes a welcomed return to the label with a sparkling new release entitled If We Try. Large recently caught up with Nathan to get the scoop on his latest whereabouts and walkabouts.
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.
Their highly anticipated Album ‘Boxed Out’ is now available on Traxsource and to celebrate its release, Lars & Maarten aka Detroit Swindle sat down with us to chat about the project and more.
We caught up with Scott and Ryan in this Exclusive Interview to chat about their new label release ‘CSR002’, we also chat about life, the scene, their musical influences and more
We caught up with Lars Behrenroth EXCLUSIVELY to talk about his studio for the next installment of ‘In The Studio’
5 Releases that have shaped the history of Lazy Days Recordings by owner and founder Fred Everything
5 Releases that have shaped the history of Large Music by owner and founder Jeff Craven
Hollis P Monroe & Overnite aka The Black 80s reveal 5 things about them you probably don’t know.
Lost My Dog crew share 5 definitive records that shaped the labels career.
Visionary producer and lauded live performer, Henrik Schwarz is a truly unique electronic artist with a staggeringly creative body of work behind him. Ahead of the release of House Masters Henrik Schwarz
Traxsource News caught up with M A N I K to talk about his equipment & more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
Supernova is behind some of the biggest deep and tech house productions of 2011/2012 and after huge success with Defected, Tronic, King Street….
Stepping out on his own for his debut Large Music release, Lars proves that he indeed has a flair for the dramatic with two stellar tracks that push the movement forward while paying tribute to where it all began.
Traxsource News catch up with London producer Giom to talk about his studio & more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
With more than 150 releases and many of them considered classics by now we’re really proud to welcome Frederic Blais aka Fred Everything to the ever growing Local Talk family. Plus an Exclusive Interview
Summer vibes in full effect here…
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Hypercolour on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Deep House Label Spotlight.
Motor City Drum Ensemble drop an awesome gospel inspired EP & Exclusive Inteview
Detroit home boys Bryan Jones & Hugh Cleal aka Golf Clap showcase different shades of the deep house genre
“Hear the Sound” is a tight, dark, heady number that doesn’t get lost in itself and therefore never loses its groove.
‘U Got Me’ by Intruder gets a new lease of life for 2013
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow No Artificial Colours on Traxsource and see why we have just featured them this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Instant floor-filler from Audiowhores.
This features quality underground cuts from Last Magpie, Harry Wolfman, A.N.D.Y., Jaymo & Andy George, Shadow Child, Detroit Swindle, Huxley, Local Talk Records & others
Deepest and Finest Underground House from Shur-I-Kan
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Sebastian Davidson on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Last year Stockholm based producer HNNY provided one of the biggest releases on Local Talk to date, ‘For The Very First Time’. Now he’s back with a follow up, Yearning, a straight up stompin‘ US Garage track.
This is cool DJ Mix from the talented female duo before their gig at Fabric, London on Saturday, March, 2nd, 2013
Mario Basanov, Wolf and Lamb and Label Boss, Fred Everything drop some great remixes for Kruse & Nuernberg
Grant Nelson steps back to his vintage bumpy style with a modern twist…Heat for the dancefloor!
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.
Another effortless arrangement of deep garage house beats prevail, alongside striking vocal bites from fast rising talent of the UK, A Lister.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Ejeca on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Amazing new nicholas single on 4lux. Including a strong collaboration with singer Stee Downes. Supported by Kerri Chandler, Deetron, Agoria, Laurent Garnier & more
Switzerland producer DJ Le Roi continues to showcase a model of consistency, as he delivers 3 quality deep house gems for your bag.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow OOFT on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Moda Black “Creating a truly unique sound in this day and age is no mean feat – but Celsius has defied the odds”
Poker Flat returns with a brilliant set of killer reworks from his much-lauded ‘Noir’ album.
Loads of slammin deep, techno tunes in the mix here from the French DJ & Producer…
Features music from some of todays most forward thinking labels such as Desolat, Fear of Flying, Ostgut Ton, Hot waves, and Noirs NM2. Enjoy.
The start of a collection series focusing on the the resurgence of garage in deep house with fresh talent like Waze & Odyssey, Moda Black & Detroit Swindle & others. BIG shout to Large Music boss Jeff craven for coining the phrase “Nu Garage”… It may just stick
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.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow D’Julz on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Pure, unadulterated retro house and fine deep house vibes are the order of the day on this release.
Medlar “Here’s a mix I made for Vital Music/Strip Sleaze, in preparation of their Valentines night on Saturday at Crucifix Lane, London.” Check it out, it’s hot.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow The Revenge on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Deep House Artist Spotlight
Could Nasser Baker be the next talent unearthed by Objektivity boss Dennis Ferrer?
‘Listen’ to this cool guest mix on T.Williams Rinse FM Show
Luvbug now heads deep into the Netherlands to bring forward another stirring dose of raw future talent. At just 22 the irresistible ‘Hand Made EP’ exhibits another sterling example of nu generation production sensibility.
Jimpster’s ‘These Times’ proved to be a successful release, garnering love and support from right across the board. So it’s back with some great remixes
A cool DJ set from Vivie-Ann & Anstascia on New Years Eve
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’
The Hot Creations offshoot has gone from strength to strength and this Hot Waves volume does little to disappoint.
Chicken Lips ‘He Not In’ is one of those records that everyone recognises; even if you’re not aware of its name or who wrote it, the bassline an enduring sound in dance music that everyone knows, and pretty much everyone loves.
A cool DJ Mix & interview with Local Talk Records founders Tooli & Mad Mats…
A compilation of their deepest and dubiest moments. Support from Jimpster, Shur-I-Kan & others
These smokey deep house, tech driving beats are a firm favorite with Roberto Rodriquez, Tom Trago, Fish Go Deep, Giom, Doomwork & many others
Major support on this from Huxley, Milton Jackson, Shur-I-Kan, Jimpster, Detroit Swindle and many others.
This 2nd remix release from Nick’s stunning debut album ‘Between The Lines follows hot on the heels of ‘Underground’; which Dennis Ferrer remixed.
The likes of Mario Basanov, M A N I K (NYC), Mirror People, Kolombo & others supporting this deep vocal gem.
After a well received remix for London production duo Copyright, Pablo delivers his debut release for Defected
Early luvbug support from: Death on The Balcony, Giom, Doctor Dru, Evan Iff, Mike W (Kolour), Florian Kruse, James Dexter, Jakobin & Domino, Shades of Gray and more.
Rosenhaft adds 3 more originals to his growing archive of straight up underground joints.
This three track collection reveals that Mr. Dexter has a very wide range and a keen sense of House history. He flows effortlessly between New Jersey Deep Garage on Only You
Just in Time for NYE – Audiowhores drop “Sanctuary” on Noir Music!
Steve Bug managed once more to gather some of the best artists amongst some the most exciting newcomers. This digital album showcases his favorites from an eventful year.
‘Speed’ harks back to a legendary time in club land, but this time much closer to home, to Speed at the Mars Bar in London, where the likes of LTJ Bukem were resident in the mid 90s
Three tracks all with that Wolf Music feel. Rounded off with a remix from James Welsh (Hypercolour).
A vintage Jersey style re:shuffle on the drums and some post ravey studio naus courtesy of Nathan G
Strong support at Radio 1 from the likes of Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Skream & Benga
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.
Jerome Sydenham forges inspiring elements from house and techno to lay down the path for this bespoke energetic musical journey.
A home for a new wave of house, bass and forward thinking creations.
As we close out 2012, Traxsource brings you it’s highly anticipated year end charts.
As we close out 2012, Traxsource brings you it’s highly anticipated Top 100 Deep House of 2012
Bass Alert! UK deep-house hit machine YSE is back, with this impressive futuristic EP for Winding Road
Acclaimed international producer Kris Menace unleashes his first vocal album project, ‘Features’. News.traxsource caught up with the future-tronic pioneer to find out more..
“I sweated blood at times. But it was worth it.”
Noir has been a long time time fan of the highly versatile talents of German producer Kevin Over, so when he agreed agreed to work on a brand new EP for his Noir Music label, he was super excited! News.traxsource grabbed a few moments with Kevin for a chat…
“I always try to reveal a topic or theme in my EP releases”
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.
The ‘Knee Deep In Louise/So High Remixes’ EP is out now on Moda Black and features eclectic reworks from both Britts.
Bristol based DJ/producer Julio Bashmore has just unveiled the video for ‘Husk’ a cut lifted from his third 12” released via his own Broadwalk label.
As Steve Bug and Mr V’s ‘The Long Run’ project rockets up the Traxsource Top 10 chart, News.Traxsource caught up with them both to find out about the project and more..
Jaymo & Andy George, Hot Since 82, and Blond:ish taking over the remix duties for the second instalment of ‘Dawn’.
Stefano Ritteri (formerly known as Solo) is one of the hottest emerging talents in London’s underground house scene right now.
Taken from their popular 4th studio album titled ‘The Secret Life Of Us’, Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band invite Atjazz to work his remix magic on the soulful bomb ‘Where The Lights Meet The Music’.
Ananda Project launch their brand new label with their first release entitled ‘Human Like’
News.Traxsource caught up with Chris Brann to find out more…
“To me there is a fairly wide territory that the ‘Ananda’ sound works in… but the focus is to use it as a platform to feature great vocals, lyrics, and artists.”
Following another sensational season of sold out shows in Ibiza that saw the brightest stars in house and techno take to the decks for ‘All Gone’, it’s hard to deny Pete Tong’s status as global ambassador for electronic music.
Vanessa Daou closes the chapter on her sixth studio album, Joe Sent Me’, with the release of the remix companion ‘Speak/Easy’
Fish Go Deep return with the second EP from their acclaimed ‘Draw The Line’ album.
News.Traxsource caught up with Nacho Marco to talk about his studio set up in the next installment of ‘In The Studio’
Dennis Ferrer isn’t known as a prolific remixer, but when he does turn his hand to something you can be sure that the result will be worth the wait.
More than 2 years after his great remix of Atnarko’s ‘Solid Ground’, Nacho Marco finally delivers his debut EP on Lazy Days.
News.Traxsource caught up with Berlin duo Kyodai in their lab for the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’.
‘Between The Lines’ is an album that wants to be heard and not just praised. Nick Curly; a name that has defined the image of the global club scene over the last few years like no other.
Matches ‘Get Loose EP’ on Something Different Records – OUT NOW!
Brazilian Live percussionist turned DJ & Producer; Rafael Moraes releases his first EP under his own name for Osunlade’s Yoruba label.
“I felt that it was time to make some music by myself, to imprint my own sound and intention for the dance floor…”
6th Borough Project make a welcome return to Delusions Of Grandeur, following last year’s mighty debut LP, ‘One Night In The Borough’, with their new release – ‘The Vibes EP’.
News.Traxsource caught up with Karizma buzzing about ADE 2012
“I had a ball playing with my friends”
Hot Natured and Ali Love’s most hotly anticipated singles of the year, ‘Benediction’ is out now on Hot Creations.
Miguel Campbell is a burgeoning young star that shot to notoriety in 2011 after Something Special, his debut release on Hot Creations became one of the biggest tracks of the year.
Maceo Plex blazes the Traxsource top 10 with Joi Carwell
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.
MANIK give us his post ADE 2012 thoughts
“Got to hang a bit with Josh Wink and the Ovum Recordings guys..”
Development Music sit down with Nicholas and talk Italian house, studio toys and a rather tasty new remix..
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..”
Wonder & Amazement is a record I’ve had in various forms and incarnations from ex Chicken Lips members Steve Kotey & Andy Meecham for about a year now;
News.Traxsource talks to the Kyodai boys about their rocking ADE 2012
“It was great to see the reactions of the dancers to the new tracks”
News.Traxsource talks with Flashmob about ADE 2012 and their performance at the Defected event at Air.
*to headline Air with all those really good names was amazing…”
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”
We caught up with Robert Owens about his ADE 2012 experience.
“I always have a wonderful time at ADE, it keeps me up to date with some of the current new talented artist around”
News.Traxsource caught up with Hot Since 82 on his ADE 2012 dash!
“Defected was wicked”
News.Traxsource caught up with Shur-I-Kan on his flying visit to ADE 2012
“Good people, good music”.
DJ Le Roi has been a favourite and on instant replay at the Noir Music offices for quite some time, so when he sent us this 2 tracker we fell in love right away and even better…..the tracks grew, grew and grew on us.
Toolroom showing no signs of slowing down their top quality output as Dusky gets the nod on Victor Simonelli’s classic Cloud 9 jammy…
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…
Nathan G flexes his tireless deep house muscles once again for the newest installment of Future Proof and the third time, as the saying goes, is a charm. Large Music runnin’ things.
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.
For five triumphant years, Manchester’s underground club scene was alight with the deepest of sounds served by four forward thinking DJ-producers collectively known as Development.