Defected Records is launching a new label titled DFTD, with the debut release coming from renowned producer Guti. The vision of the imprint will be to focus on new and undiscovered talent, with the occasional release from an acclaimed act. The label will also host branded parties, kicking things off with a weekly party at Ushuaia Tower in Ibiza starting Monday, June 10th. The three-track inaugural EP from Guti looks to be a monster release featuring vocals full of soul and beats full of jazzy grooves. The EP is set to release June 3rd.Posted by
The full story for “It’s You” began in the height of Chicago house in 1985. Tommy Thumbs teamed up with Daniel Ellington as E.S.P. (also a reference to the Essential Sound Productions soundsystem) and penned the original track. E.S.P. never shot to house music stardom, but the track remained a cult favorite for decades. When Bart Van Neste, the producer known as Red D who had been playing the track in his sets for more than ten years, finally teamed up with San Soda (together known as FCL) in the studio for a remake with Lady Linn on vocals.
Zoo Brazil has long been one of Sweden’s more eclectic house forces. Aligned with Defected Records off the back of consecutive compilation duties for Raveline and Deeperfect earlier this year, the long serving producer drops a taste of things to come with “You Don’t Know Me.” Flowing grooves and sparing instrumental leads are the weapon of choice, employing the hypnotic wordplay of Ursula Rucker to forge a mesmerising high-point of versatile club fuel away from the deep house paradigm. Accompanied by a more ominous remodel courtesy of Santè, Defected Records adds to a considerably abundant playbook enroute to the summer clubbing season.
International house connoisseurs Defected Records are in with the new for their summer residency in Ibiza this year. Having parted with long-term partners Pacha Ibiza last year, the label announces a new dual residency at newly established nightspots Bomba Ibiza and Ushuaia Towers, running from May 25 through September 28.
As one of the many outlets to break from Pacha amid the White Isle’s residential shake-up, the imprint kicked off it’s weekly spree at Bomba Ibiza this Saturday with Dennis Ferrer, Yousef and label boss Simon Dunmore. Set to bless Giuseppe Cipriani‘s new Pioneer sponsored nightspot every Saturday, special guests including Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Skream & MK will join the usual suspects for a who’s who in global house music. With the addition of a series of weekly free parties at the newly formed Ushuaia Towers and an annual compilation from the label boss himself set to drop on May 13, their reign upon the sun kissed season looks more powerful than ever.
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The last time Defected Records put out a Yousef track was November 2012 and it was “Beg,” a song (along with Hot Since 82′s remix) that topped Beatport charts for far longer than anyone could have anticipated. Now, Simon Dunmore’s label is back with another promising cut from the Liverpudlian Circus Recordings main man and a dirty little edit from Polish favorites Catz ‘n Dogz. Where the original excels in a smooth vocal track and relaxing melodies, the edit makes use of squelching bass lines and a trippy top line. Less emotion, more dancing.
Between waving the flag for minimalistic house music across the globe and spearheading his new Avotre brand, Berlin’s Santé certainly hasn’t been slacking for 2013. Back on track to follow-up “Home Girl” for Defected Records, his take on Zoo Brazil’s “You Don’t Know” drives an ominous undertone into the labels pre-summer artillery. This low-end favoring take is the perfect example of what has kept the German artist in such positive stead, using bold grooves and stripped back instrumental factors to forge a surefire hit for those who maintain a less-is-more mentality where club fuel is concerned.
Release Date: May 20thPosted by
Simon Dunmore’s Defected Records imprint has done a stellar job of purveying the spirit and soul of house music, capturing the buzz of the initial American explosion and encrusting it into a new generation of talent from across the globe. But while times may have leaned towards a significantly mainstream overhaul elsewhere, the label’s proud roots remain on full display. Cue their latest (and shortest) mix, an intensive spree of nostalgic numbers to commemorate volume one of their For The Love of House compilation series. Scaling 30-classic house cuts in less than three-minutes, the mix offers a whirlwind education of the past gems that shaped the earliest ranks of house music’s cultural heyday, capturing every movement from the renowned soul and spirit of legendary assets Frankie Knuckles and Bob Sinclar right through to notable remix duties coming from MK, Todd Terry and Dennis Ferrer. A gracious name drop of industry icons by all counts, Defected forges a comprehensive snapshot of the soulful sound that placed such timeless benchmarks in the genre’s dotted history. As a vivid reflection of house music’s monumental early footsteps, this three-minute spree wraps up what is sure to be a vital history piece for fans new and old who still long to relish in one of electronic music’s most influential avenues to date.Posted by
Defected Records returns with its 8th annual release of their compilation in preparation for the opening of the summer season in Miami. In addition to hosting a stage at No Sugar Added, Defected is treating fans with three mixes by Italian powerhouses Flashmob, Pirupa, and Supernova. Although the three mixes take turns down different underground house avenues, they all feature some big hits, some deep cuts, and some new originals to round out a well-thought-out compilation from the Defected camp.
No Sugar Added announces stage sponsors featuring Music On, Defected, Ministry of Sound, Musical Freedom and Dancing Astronaut
The No Sugar Added beach festival at Nikki Beach during Miami Music Week has been THE South Beach day-event destination since its inception 3 years ago. Spanning 2 days and 6 stages, the festival will boast over 40 DJs with sets starting at noon and continuing throughout the day and night until 5am. Dancing Astronaut is pleased to announce our very own stage at the iconic event, alongside legendary brands like Ministry of Sound, Musical Freedom, Defected and Music On. We can’t divulge our plans for talent just yet, but we’ve already got some Dancing Astronaut favorites lined up – including a couple surprises.
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FCL’s “It’s You” is a vocal house tune so big it treads on even the popularity of Hot Natured‘s “Benediction.” The San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version has surfaced on so many shows and monthly podcasts in recent memory that I’ve lost count, but you can bet it’s going to be a big tune when Defected Records picks up the release from We Play House Recordings. This version specifically is now out on the famed UK label with hints of more remixes to come in time for the Balearic summer and festival circuits. Stream and purchase below if you dig it.