Soulful House is where some of House music’s most well-respected producers come together with some of the very top voices in soul music to create dance floor magic. If you like your House to come with strong songs, rich instrumentation and heart-melting vocals then Traxsource’s Top 100 Soulful House Artists of 2018 is where you want to be. This year’s Top Soulful House Artists of 2018 chart features a particularly strong set of contenders in a scene that continues to grow and spread globally. In what has been another superb 12 months for the real house sound, here are the top Soulful House Artists of 2018.
Vivacious vocals and bouncing beats were everywhere this year, with the more soulful end of the house spectrum finding a new generation of adoring fans in the UK, across Europe to festivals in Croatia, and in Africa as well as traditional heartlands in the USA. A strong channel back to the original New York house scene, the sound has really been going from strength to strength over past few years; it refuses to fade away.
Originally from New Zealand, DJ/producer and keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe has long been at the forefront of the Nu-Jazz scene, blending jazz and club music, man and machine. What really sets Mark apart is that his original music and remixes often center around jazz played with real instruments. Releasing on labels from the likes of: Strictly Rhythm, Atjazz Record Company, Fania, & BBE to name a few. Staying true to his practice, Mark now delivers a wonderful remix of Jill Scott & Nils Wulker’s “Worth The Wait” under his own imprint MashiBeats.
This week Doruk Ozlen kicks off hour one with those groovy Soulful beats ft. Azymuth, Mike City, Marc Cotterell and Reelsoul. He’ll be joined by Bristol-based producer Sean McCabe, an alumni of King Street Sounds, Local Talk, Strictly Rhythm, Vega Records among others to supply the second hour of Soulful flavour with new tunes from Opolopo, Marcel Lune, Julian Gomes, Louie Vega and Sean’s new release ‘It Can Be’ on Good Vibrations available now exclusively at Traxsource.
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!
‘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…
2016 was a great year for the sweet, soulful side of the House music spectrum. With DJs and audiences across the globe looking for that little bit more from their favorite artists, the past 12 months has seen a slew of soulful releases that have not only shaken up the world’s dance floors, but even saw a Grammy nomination for one artist!
Doruk has put together a deep and vibrant hour of the finest new Soulful House music for you this week, featuring music from your favourite Soulful labels including: Vega Records, Fuzion Records, Deeptown Music, BBE, Quantize Recordings, and many more!
2015 saw a real resurgance in the popularity of soulful house which can only be seen as positive news for the future of dance music in general. The very roots of the scene were built around powerful lyrics and song structure, so to see more and more producers go ‘back...
Don’t call it a comeback. Soulful house has had a real resurgence in 2015, so here’s our choice of 20 artists that have continued to carry the flag with aplomb this year so far.
DJ Spinna has managed to carve out a reputation as a world-class DJ and is one of a handful of Deejays that are as well respected for pristine house tempo mixing as they are for their hip hop rooted turntabalism. So we wanted to find out more about how he plays. This is how DJ Spinna DJ’s.
Sean’s first big solo project featuring a wealth of international collaborations has been in the works for almost three years & it’s now available to the world, here on Traxsource. With so much time & work put into this project, we caught up with Sean to chat about the album, it’s inspiration & much more in this EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW.
Ralf GUM and house vocalist Monique Bingham chat about their latest release “The Pap”, the music scene & more on South African news network. SABC Digital News.
Marc gives a track by track insight into how his new ‘Church’ Album came to life.
Sit back and listen to a couple of hours of quality house music recording live from Joey Negro.
With ‘Matthias Heilbronn’ latest release out now on Traxsource. We sat down with him to get an in-depth look ‘Inside The Track’ and more with this Exclusive interview.
Distant Music founder Jon Cutler takes some time out of his life to share 5 important tracks that shaped his career.
The Godfather of House Music was 59 years old
We caught up with talented artists D-Malice, Pascal Morais & Rancido to get insight into their scene, music, labels and more…
We caught up with Bruno “Patchworks” Hovart to chat about his new EP, his influences, studio gear and much more.
Kazukuta Records CEO & Founder Djeff Afrozila shares 5 influential tracks that made a significant impact in his life.
We caught up with the legendary Roland Clark in this Exclusive Interview to chat about his brand new album “Afromation”, we also chat a bit about life, and get deep into the world that is Roland Clark.
British DJ/Producer & part ‘we_ctrl’ label owner Tomson gives insight into his favorite piece of studio kit
5 Releases that have shaped Quantize Recordings by founders DJ Spen & Thommy Davis.
London producers/DJs & are the founders of , a house music label focused on quality that only just started in 2013. In it’s very short life span however, they’ve had already talents like & release on the imprint.
Room Control Records camp share 5 definitive records that shaped the labels career.
Welcome to ’5 Trax That Rocked…’ where artists provide a short list of tunes that smashed up the dancefloor at a certain, gig, event or festival.
‘Fall For You‘ is set to become yet another modern classic with its wandering bass line, down tempo disco-esque rhythms and April‘s exquisitely soulful voice…
GOGO Music presents you with this single the tight collaboration of Ralf GUM and Kenny Bobien. ‘The Only Way’ is taken from Ralf’s long-player Never Leaves You and urged for powerful remixers which we found with Raw Artistic Soul and Terry Hunter.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Kenny Bobien on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Soulful House Artist Spotlight
This release announces a yet another new addition to the Yoruba family! Hailing from Melbourne, Mike Steva has been a force in the deep house scene in Australia for quite some time.
‘Wake Me Up‘ is the third release from Nick Curly‘s sublime ‘Between the Lines’ album and it receives expert remixing treatment from one of house music’s authentic legends, Larry Heard aka Mr. Fingers
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Artist Pages? Follow Atjazz on Traxsource and see why we have just featured him this week in our Soulful House Artist Spotlight
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow GOGO Music on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight.
Word on the street… this ones a winner!
Dj Spinna – Niceness!
Danny Krivit – Love it :)
Josh Milan – this should be the scorcher of the summer.
Sean McCabe – Mega hot this one!
New York, NY – Fania Records announced today the release of Elements Of Life ‘Eclipse,’ an album from Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project. The album is set for a worldwide release date of March 19, 2013.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Soul Candi on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight.
Spinna: When Tommy handed me the rough draft, I took one listen in the headphones and I gave him that look (you know when your face gets twisted up like… OMG this is fire!!!)
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Wonderwax on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label 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.
Grant Nelson steps back to his vintage bumpy style with a modern twist…Heat for the dancefloor!
UK label Solid Ground Recordings who fly the flag for quality soulful based house music, strike again!
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Baainar Records on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Room Control Records on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight
Here’s a track that’s very different in style yet deeply connected to the kind of soulful, inspirational house that you may be familiar with from Tribe.
The Legendary Masters At Work rocked the Crosstown Rebels “Rebel Rave” at BPM… Check out their Exclusive promo mix here.
Pure, unadulterated retro house and fine deep house vibes are the order of the day on this release.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Dope Wax on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight
The album, released on their own label, Random Soul Recordings, presents an effortless journey through 15 tracks that cement their position amongst the most established names in House Music.
Did you know that Traxsource has all new Label Pages? Follow Nulu on Traxsource and see why we’ve featured them in this weeks Soulful House Label Spotlight
Taking it deep for a simply stunning rework that emits laid-back winter vibes, the Toolroom boss builds pure and organic grooves around Ruby Wood‘s gorgeous lead vocal hook with superb results.
GOGO Music starts into 2013 with the next single taken from Ralf GUM’s gold awarded album “Never Leaves You”, which was the best selling artist album of the year 2012 on prime house download-store Traxsource, too. “Burning Star”
Rancido, Jullian Gomes and ABWalk do the remix honours… Don’t sleep, these mixes are hot!
Traxsource News caught up with Richard Earnshaw to talk about his production equipment & work process in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
Heading into a new year, Guess Records are proud to bring to you another of South Africa’s up and coming talents with a great package of remixes.
Thomas L. Spiegel, known to many as DJ Man-X, one of the founding fathers of the Minnesota house music scene and owner of the prolific house label Deep Haven Music, sadly passed away on December 30, 2012 at age 47 in Miami Beach, Florida. Thomas had a major impact on many people lives within the music industry and will be sorely missed.
One of South Africa’s finest tag teams, Monocles & Slezz, are up next on Foliage Records with a delicious slice of deep dance.
Definitely one of the most productive years and they are proud to showcase music from quality producers such as Reel People, The Layabouts & more
‘Children of the World’ package (which includes Louie Vega Mixes) does justice by celebrating EOL’s accomplishments on the world stage as recognized ambassadors of showmanship and diversity.
Traxsource News caught up with Sean McCabe and Groove Assassin to find out more about their new EP on Room Control
Regardless of which version you pick or like the most, the ambiance of ‘Dirty’ is sure to light the pathway for what’s to come from Tortured Soul
Copyright continue their vocally minded offensive with their latest offering on Defected. True to its title, ‘Lifted’
Tribe Records is proud to announce the first release In the Tribe Vaults series, ‘Tribe Vaults Volume One: Afro House’, a collection of unreleased songs and fresh remixes.
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 Soulful House of 2012
Foliage Records offers an emphatic conclusion to 2012 with the full release of Ziggy Funk and Taliwa’s long anticipated single ‘Everyday’.
Andrea Calabrese’s latest production ‘Africa Intense’ for Open Bar sees him opt for an infectious Afrocentric work out for Open Bar.
Louie & Anane Vega, Josh Milan and all the Elements Of Life crew were busy rehearsing yesterday in NYC, preparing for their upcoming KayaFM South Africa to Mozambique Show…
Headlining Underground Collective’s next release is none other than legendary vocal diva Ultra Nate’. Together with top DJ/producer/remixer and UC label boss, Marlon D, they bring ‘God’s Message’ to the masses. News.Traxsource caught up with Ultra to find out more…
Tribe Records present a new studio album from top New York producer Timmy Regisford titled ‘Covers’
“These are all songs that I really love which have never really been presented in a way that’s danceable, especially on the soulful house scene”
Reel People Music are delighted to present the amazing remix package of The Layabouts feat. Omar ‘As Long As You Believe’.
News.Traxsource caught up with The Layabouts to talk about their studio, in the next instalment of ‘In The Studio’
South African sensation Black Coffee unveils the first single from his brand new album.
Reel People continue to celebrate ’10 Years Of Soulful Bliss’ with the 2nd part of their anniversary album, boasting a collection of classic remixes of their songs from the last decade. News.traxsource caught up with Oli Lazarus, band leader of one of London’s finest soulful outfits, for a quick natter.
“Over the last 10 years its been a real blessing for us to work with all those wonderful artists…”
Folllowing a series of Traxsource chart toppers lately from Lady Aya, Sunburst Band and Kendra Cash, Z Records bring you yet another killer vocal tune in the shape of the wonderful ‘Always’ from Electric Empire.
News.Traxsource caught up with Karizma buzzing about ADE 2012
“I had a ball playing with my friends”
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 caught up with DJ Spen going all out networking at ADE 2012
“Full of surprises this year”
News.Traxsource caught up with Chicago House Legend, Terry Hunter, out and about at ADE 2012
“we had to walk all over the place, whew! I’ve never walked so much in my life, but I love Amsterdam, so well worth it.”
It’s been a minute since Brooklyn’s DJ Spinna has unleashed any new releases on his Wonderwax label. Here at news.Traxsource we are excited to reveal that the stable door is now gaping open and the horse is ready to bolt…
For most people, especially outsiders, the story of New York is the story of Manhattan. But there are many other stories. There are the breakers and DJs that created hip hop in the Bronx. There’s the Wu Tang Clan over in Staten Island or the deep roots of jazz in Queens, where everyone from Louis Armstrong to John Coltrane lived. And in Brooklyn, just over the bridge from downtown Manhattan, lived a pair of Italian-American DJs.. Johnny ‘D’ De Mairo and Nicky Palermo Jr, aka Johnick.
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.
German DJ / Producer Ralf GUM reveals his hugely anticipated 2nd album ‘Never Leaves You’ on his own GOGO Music imprint.
Candi Staton has legacy beyond compare. Responsible for some of the most memorable and best loved soul records of all time, Staton has a voice that is currently captivating a new generation of music lovers just as it did when she first oooed and ahhed onto the music scene as a soul siren in the ‘70s.
Known for his classic releases on Trax, Dance Mania, Cajual, Relief, Nite Life Collective, Guidance, Peacefrog, Large, Gotsoul, Shelter, Vega, and more, Glenn Underground aka CVO, drops 2 new albums on his Strictly Jaz Unit imprint this month, exclusively available on Traxsource.