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Is Danny J Lewis really UK Garage?

Granted Traxsource is a great source of tracks but it’s also a great source of data for analysis purposes. Whilst not immediately accessible it’s possible to scrape some nuggets of information from the website itself. In this small case study we’ll grab genre counts of releases by Danny J Lewis to attempt to answer the question – is Danny J…

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New Album “Night Tales”

London’s Danny J Lewis releases his new album “Night Tales,” a sensory experience that tells the story of two people who meet and fall in love over the course of a tempestuous 12 hour period. With a diverse blend of Deep House, RnB, Breaks, UK Garage, Dub Reggae, Tech House and more, the album showcases Danny’s versatility and creativity as…

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Such A Hit – Promo Videos now available!

Man, I’m so thankful for all the support received on the new single “Such A Shame”. Something has really resonated with people on this one and I reckon it’s largely down to it being an exceptionally written original song with an exceptional performance. Several weeks after release it’s still in the Traxsource Garage Top 10 with two of the available…

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Seriously Slammin’ Deep Underground House!

So the brand new release is up now on exclusive Traxsource pre-order here – https://www.traxsource.com/title/1847124/such-a-shame-mixes It’s an original song featuring the incredible vocals/songwriting of Kayleigh Gibson and comes in 3 mixes covering Soulful House, Garage House and Deep House. Right now you can listen to edits from the full tracks up on the Traxsource player but I thought I’d drop…

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Paul McCartney. What?

So I was listening to a Louie Vega twitch session the other day and this super interesting dubby and trippy track came on with weird vocals that reminded me of someone that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. The track went on for some time, about ten minutes and featured what sounded like reel to reel tape twisting and…

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FREE Orchestra from Spitfire – ESSENTIAL!

This incredible plugin is now free. It’s a complete orchestra and it’s yours from Spitfire Audio, purveyors of high quality sample libraries. https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/bbc-symphony-orchestra-discover/ Why do I love it? Good question, how about you learn where all the instruments sit on the stage! Invaluable for classical music students starting out on their journey. If you’ve not been lucky enough to see…

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My worst DJ set!

So last night I did a trolley dash of new #garagehouse tracks on Traxsource and put them into a live mix on Twitch.tv/dannyjlewis but little did I know that one of the kids had been playing with my crossfader switches on the front of the Traktor S4 and the left channel was playing at all times! When it’s late at…

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Two Hours of Pure FIYA!

Marc Cotterell and I are running the show on the brand new TRAXSOURCE LIVE! Garage Session #199. Marc plays the first hour and I’ve gotta say it’s an exceptional selection that is truly reminiscent of the classic days I used to spend avidly listening to DJs like Brian Tappert in the Soulfuric heyday. It’s a fantastic collection of super authentic…

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My new favourite Sound Design plugin?

There’s a great deal on at the moment that brings serious discount on Kilohearts plugins. I’ve not really paid attention to them prior to be honest until I saw recently some sound design videos using Phase Plant on twitter that were incredible. So I took the plunge and bought it and instantly I’ve taken to making some patches due to…

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Korg Triton Extreme Classic DAC – RTFM!

If you’ve been watching my videos you’ll see that regularly I’m using the Korg Triton plugin and now more recently the Extreme iteration and it’s what helps me get the authentic old school sound I love. Now let’s talk about that ‘sound’ and how I’ve totally been missing a trick on this amazing plugin. Yes the classic factory libraries are…

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20 Classics and Secret Weapons

I’ve had a bunch of my classic recordings remastered and bundled up into a new compilation called ‘Anthology 2’ I have such fond memories of these tracks and most have been unavailable on the platforms for a few years so it’s great to make them available again for a new generation of House and Garage lovers. There are also some…

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