Soulfuric Recordings are possibly one of the most renowned and influential labels in house music and were behind some of the scene’s coolest tracks throughout the ‘90s and beyond. Owners Marc Pomeroy and Brian Tappert positioned themselves at the forefront of a global scene, with a focus on unearthing new talent, unwittingly creating a blueprint sound that would resonate on global dancefloors and possibly inspire future house music creators for years to come. Across their three labels - Soulfuric Recordings, Soulfuric Deep and Soulfuric Trax - you will find a multitude of house music gold from the likes of Axwell, Copyright, Hardsoul, John Julius Knight, Ron Carroll and many more, alongside their own productions as Urban Blues Project, Soulsearcher, Cleptomaniacs and Jazz-N-Groove.
Having acquired the entire Soulfuric catalogue earlier this year, Defected Records have lovingly re-mastered all of the label’s timeless classics, ready to present to a new generation of house
music lovers, along with a stylish batch of merchandise! Over the coming months you can expect a 'Jazz-N-Groove House Masters' album, new signings, remixes of old classics, remastered re-issues
and a ‘4 To The Floor Presents Soulfuric’ compilation later in the year!
Brian Tappert: “Marc and I could not be happier to partner with our long time friend & mentor Simon Dunmore. Soulfuric means everything to us and we believe Defected is the perfect home to introduce our music to today's house audience. We look forward to this new chapter in our long and fruitful history.”
Soulfuric and Traxsource founders Brian Tappert and Marc Pomeroy have been involved 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 delivered the first ever Defected Records release (and a UK chart no.8) with the seminal Soulsearcher production 'Can’t Get Enough'. In 1996, the two founded their own label: Soulfuric Recordings, along with its various subsidiaries, before creating 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 two million tracks on the site.
Simon Dunmore: “Soulsearcher – ‘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.”