We are very proud to announce that Defected has acquired Marc Pomeroy and Brian Tappert's full Soulfuric Recordings catalogue, which includes Soulfuric Deep and Soulfuric Trax. Soulfuric is one of the most renowned labels in House music worldwide, releasing material from artists such as Cleptomaniacs, Axwell, Copyright, Hardsoul and Ron Carroll to name just a few.
Traxsource founders Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy have been inolved in the scene since its humble beginnings and continue to carry the torch a quarter of a century later.
As production duo Jazz-N-Groove and Urban Blues Project (UBP) they have released records on classic labels including Bassline, Suburban, Strictly Rhythm and AM:PM, and even delivered the first ever release on Defected Records (and a UK chart no.8) with the seminal Soulsearcher production 'Can’t Get Enough', which turned 18 just two days ago. In 1996, the two founded their own label: Soulfuric Recordings and have since founded Traxsource, which became one of the world’s first digital download retailers in October 2004. Conceived initially as an outlet for Soulfuric releases, it is now home to over 25,000 labels, over 350,000 artists and over 2 million tracks on the site.
Over the coming months you can expect a Jazz-N-Groove House Masters album, new signings, remixes of old classics and remastered re-issues. Soulfuric is one of the most important labels in the history of this genre we love, meaning we are honoured to be presenting their timeless releases to a new audience in 2017.
Simon Dunmore: "Soulsearcher – I Can’t Get Enough, Defected's very first record, was originally released on Soulfuric. A house classic that still sets the tone for our releases today. My personal relationship with Brian Tappert & Marc Pomeroy, aka Jazz N Groove, goes way back to my early years at AM:PM. Their productions and releases on Soulfuric are timeless and there’s a whole new audience out there who will appreciate why this label is so special."
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