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Now who said downloads were dead? Producers reveal to this blog exactly how much they made on Traxsource recently – and there’s still money to be made if you play your cards right…

There's no money in downloads anymore. It's all about streaming now. People don't want files cluttering up their hard drive. These are some of the things I've read and been told over the past few years. What isn't so clear is whether any of these statements are actually true. Well,…

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Not a bad way to end the year! As Louie Vega heads home for the Christmas holidays, Traxsource leave him “honoured and grateful” by awarding him their Artist of the Year 2021 prize…

I know this blog gives him a bit of stick occasionally, but there's few people in house music whose staying power impresses me more than Louie Vega. People often forget he's been around since the late 1980s - but the reason he's still around is because he keeps making new…

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Two months after Traxsource gave garage its own category on the site, this blog takes a look (with a little statistical help from Danny J Lewis) at the current state of play – part one of two…

Two months ago, the result of a few years of campaigning produced results. Around five years ago, a new movement started to circulate within dance music - it was called garage house. It was a genre influenced by the garage sounds of the USA in the 1990s, alongside more modern…

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Making new music is too much like hard work! Traxsource’s Top 200 tracks of 2021 chart is filled with a worrying number of remakes and remixes of tracks from days gone by – and hasn’t Michael Gray done well out of it?

It’s the time of year when everyone thinks “nope, had enough now”, and starts churning out lists of what was supposedly good this year. Rest assured that your favourite dance music blog is swerving this tactic and will deliver plenty of new content over the festive season - but I’ll…

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As Traxsource release their 2021 In Review graphics to artists to tell them how they did on the site this year, are they relevant in the dance music scene today – or just a pointless vanity badge?

It's that time of year once more. The dance music scene is mostly winding down now for the winter. Clubs may well remain open - at least where Covid restrictions permit it - but as Christmas approaches, many producers retreat back into their studios to start making what they hope…

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Did your takedown requests get lost in the post? DJ Sneak – who promised to take his music off digital stores in January – still has hundreds on Traxsource…

On December 29th last year, DJ Sneak decided to make a few changes to the way he did business. And one of those was to declare his music would be coming down from digital services. This was taken to mean download and streaming sites, although Sneak never elaborated further. So…

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