Later in the month, Defected Records will release Loco Dice‘s highly anticipated Defected in the House compilation — a collaboration that may have been surprising to fans of both the techno stalwart and the renowned house label. In this short interview, Dice explains the nature of his relationship with the label’s head Simon Dunmore, as well as his yearning to deliver his pumping techno sound to smaller, more imperfect clubs around the world.Posted by
Resident DJs Copyright from the weekly Defected in the House radio show return this week with a solid smattering of some of the best new house music from the label and beyond. They feature the album of the week from Visionquest’s Dinky, new tunes from Get Physical, Desolat, and OFF Recordings, and a nice hefty guest mix from Kings of Tomorrow’s Sandy Rivera. It’s a nice slice of this moment in time for quality four-on-the-floor.
For their latest installment of Defected in the House, Defected Records has, perhaps surprisingly to some, asked the mighty Loco Dice to contribute a compilation. As the teaser video below suggests, both Defected and Loco Dice are big and bold enough to avoid pigeonholing and the compilation is sure to push boundaries for both techno and house. Dice has thrown in music from exciting artists like Kyle Hall and Marcel Dettmann and (excitingly for Desolat fans) is also including four exclusives off the label. The two disc set will be out on Defected on July 21st, and Dice will be sure to be celebrating all summer during his Used + Abused residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza, beginning June 6th.
Defected Records announced earlier today that it will no longer be hosting “Defected In The House” nights at the famed Pacha in Ibiza. In a statement from label founder Simon Dunmore, he explains that the “current House music renaissance meant 2012 was [their] most successful summer” in the seven-year residency at the club, but “continuing a tried and trusted formula would have been the easiest option but…our achievements last summer give us a great platform to look at the new opportunities available to us.”
Defected had a huge year: they picked up awards for Best British label from DJ Mag, the track of the year award for Pirupa‘s megahit “Party Non-Stop,” as well as the producer of the year award for Solomun (one of the label’s features at their Pacha nights). We’re curious to see what this means next for the label and its presence in Ibiza. What is refreshing, however, is knowing the despite huge leaps in popularity of dance music on the international scene, major players like Defected are not sitting stagnant and solely pursuing money-making endeavors because it is easy and has worked in the past.Posted by
If you’re a regular listener of the weekly Defected In The House radio show, the name Copyright should already ring a bell. The London duo usually responsible for manning the Defected decks on the first hour of the label’s podcast every week, is out with a new EP entitled Lifted. There are few house tunes that can display a stronger element of positivity and sheer joy than the title track, featuring Andre Espeut. Conversely, young Spanish producer Pablo Fierro provides a bouncy and deep take on the track while Copyright’s second original from the release, “Sometimes” spotlights a jazzy sax riff and atop a bit of a tropical groove. Take a listen to the preview and purchase below.
This morning we are delivering into your headphones the most proper house the world has to offer. Today’s mix is courtesy of the lovely people at Defected Records. Every week, the label releases a stunning showcase of some of the newest highlights in the underground and deep house world on their radio show. This time around you’re treated to two hours of groove-laden tunes, one from Copyright and the other from the man Miguel Campbell, still sparkling from his summer Essential Mix and recent release of Back in Flight School on Hot Creations. Subscribe to the Defected in the House podcast here and click through for this mix’s tracklist.