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.
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.
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!
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!
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..
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.
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.
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!
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
We caught up with E-Clyps to chat about house music, the scene, music production and music more…
Defected and Giuseppe Cipriani proudly announce that Defected In The House will return to BoOom! Ibiza for a 20-week long season.
Ocean Trax co-founder Gianni Bini shares 5 influential tracks that made a significant impact in his life.
Alex Herrera shares 5 influential tracks that made a significant impact in his life.
Lauer & Canard share a selection of influential tracks that made a significant impact on their lives.
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…
Playmore 100th Release Party @ Mint Lounge, Manchester, UK featuring Groove Assassin, Redsoul & The Players Union
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.
Traxsource News catch up with London producer Giom to talk about his studio & more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
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.
“BANGING!!!”- David Morales (Def Mix), “Dancefloor smasher!!!- Dj Spinna, “Floor Banger!!!”- Tony Humphries
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.
Traxsource News caught up with talented Paris producer Yass to talk about his studio & much more in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
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
This follow up to ‘The Rules Of Control’ on Defected demonstrates his innovative and multi-dimensional approach to production.
This collaboration between old friends has been in the works for nearly three years!
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.
Tough beats, energetic piano vibes, big build ups and haunting vocals to get the crowd hyped on the dance floor.
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
Blacksoul are very proud to bring you another killa collaboration by two of the hottest, established producers around.
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
This is cool DJ Mix from the talented female duo before their gig at Fabric, London on Saturday, March, 2nd, 2013
Audiowhores latest DJ mix featuring their forthcoming single “Chains” (Noir Music), out exclusively on Traxsource from 11th March.
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.
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.
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
Just when you thought you knew what you were going to get from Flashmob they switch it up completely.
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
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.
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…”
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
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
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.
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
‘Listen’ to this cool guest mix on T.Williams Rinse FM Show
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’
With the launch of the new Traxsource site, Daniel dropped in with an indepth review of all the new site features, functions & more
‘Listen’ to this cool set from Franky Rizardo warming up the place for Defected In The House
As the title suggests it’s all about the Roland TR-909, with four beat-led tools crafted on the classic drum machine.
Waze & Odyssey launch their own imprint to put out cool and deadly deep house beats.
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.
Copyright continue their vocally minded offensive with their latest offering on Defected. True to its title, ‘Lifted’
Traxsource News caught up with Jamie Lewis about turning the Prince of Pop into Purple Music.
News.Traxsource caught up with Colette and Tim K to talk about their studio, in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
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 House Chart
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.
Doorly latest release ‘Rush’ is a departure from his previous sound and is essentially the most perfect 90’s house song that never existed.
‘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.
‘Libre la Vida’ is a chunky, hypnotic trip in the world of drums with a sensual vocal that keeps you wanting more!
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…
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…”
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’
Out today on Defected, Tensnake’s new single ‘Mainline’ is a hooky, bass-driven house anthem of the very highest order…
With his second release for Turbo Recordings, Nautiluss pushes towards the darker edges of modern techno and house on his new ‘Habitat EP’…
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.
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.
NiCe7 are in the house as they chat about ADE 2012 & their productive trip.
“It was super!..”
MANIK give us his post ADE 2012 thoughts
“Got to hang a bit with Josh Wink and the Ovum Recordings guys..”
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..”
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”
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”
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.
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”
News.Traxsource discusses the ADE experience with Blackflag Recordings head honcho Stacey Pullen.
“experienced a Drum-code party for the first time”
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”
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.”
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?)
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”.
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.”
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…”
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.
Dallas based Juiced Music is proud to announce their newest release from good friend Doc Link, owner of Chicago based Liberate Recordings!
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…
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.
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.
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.