Our News / November 10th, 2016
Label Worx Distribute over One Million tracks.
2016 has been something of whirlwind for UK distributor, Label Worx, and it shows no sign of slowing down for them as they this week announce that they have now distributed their one millionth track.
With the total number of tracks distributed at the time of writing now standing at 1,037,310 - there's no time to stop and celebrate either. Matt Abbott, Label Worx Co-Director said:
'It's amazing to achieve such a milestone. Back in 2007 when we started the company, we never imagined Label Worx could grow to become the kind of business it is today. The original aim was to make the running of our own label easier, and that quickly evolved into providing other labels with an all-in-one, professional solution for running a record label from the ground up. It has taken us just short of 10 years to achieve one million tracks distributed, a phenomenal number. I can speak for the whole team when I say that we couldn't have done this without all of the labels we work with and the real thank you goes out to them.'
Since beginning their journey back in 2007, Label Worx has rapidly surpassed every expectation when it comes to distribution and label services. Working with over 8000 of the electronic music industry's biggest names and brands, including Toolroom, Armada, Minus, Snatch!, OFF Recordings, SImma Black and more, Label Worx has become so much more than just a digital distributor.
The company has this year expanded its operations with a brand new office in Berlin which is fronted by a passionate team that expands the Label Worx family and reach into the heart of the European electronic scene.
Always striving to offer more to their labels and partners, Label Worx now boast an impressive number of in-house services that includes Promo Worx, Royalty Worx, Demo Worx, and a specialist Mixing & Mastering suite that has polished chart hits appearing on Armada Deep, Madtech, Yoshitoshi & Ministry Of Sound.
Industry News / December 9th, 2016
Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJ poll. The results.
At the risk of stating the obvious, RA believe very strongly that DJing is a form of art. That might sound uncontroversial to readers of their site, but in the world at large, DJs still get short shrift next to other kinds of performers-even the birth place of house music doesn't give them their proper due. In a way the confusion is understandable. To the uninitiated, it might sound strange that someone would be paid, and possibly worshipped, simply for playing other people's music. To the casual observer (especially tax officials), a DJ playing for a sweaty crowd at some weird hour of the morning might not seem culturally valuable. And whether you mix vinyl or 'just push play,' there's no denying that DJing is, on a technical level, much easier to get the hang of than a musical instrument.
But beneath relatively simple tasks like beat-matching, cueing and EQing lies a craft of incredible depth and subtlety. DJing means more than playing good records with smooth transitions. It means sensing the mood of a room with incredible accuracy, gauging the collective taste of hundreds or thousands of strangers and giving them enough of what they want to lure them into your own musical world. It means having the entire history of recorded music as your toolbox and drawing from it whatever you think the night requires.
Every weekend, countless people around the world shell out hard-earned cash to hear DJs mix records. Some are only after a good night out, but many are looking for something more elusive-a moment of transcendence that's only possible on a good night on a good dance floor with a good DJ playing. With this annual poll, we ask who gave you that experience in the last 12 months. With the result, we toast the artists who, weekend after weekend, give people memories that will stay with them for years, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that dance music is more than entertainment-it's one of the essential art forms of our time.
Head to the Resident Advisor website to check out the results of their poll.
Industry News / December 9th, 2016
Traxsource's Best Selling Tracks of 2016.
2016 has been another vintage year for dance music, with the quality of electronic music releases continuing to astound and delight in equal measure. Our Best Selling Tracks of 2016 are always particularly interesting as it's an honest reflection of what working DJs are playing. It also showcases the breadth of talent currently working in dance music, and contains a healthy mix of established names and new faces. Ranging from the darkest, heads-down Tech House to the sexiest Disco, taking in the very best in Afro, Deep, Jackin, Soulful House an
We want to give a huge congratulations to 3 of our labels who have made the top 100. Man Without A Clue's 'Clueless Music' coming in at #7, Low Steppa's 'SIMMA Black' coming in at #5 and Riva Starr's 'Snatch!' taking 1st place, as the best selling record of 2016 on Traxsource.