SO HOOKED ON YOUR LOVIN (MOUSSE TS EXTENDED DISCO SHIZZLE)
12" Vinyl UK18.09.18
one half of iconic british duo basement jaxx felix buxton and vocalist gia make their defected debut with the soul-stirring so hooked on your lovin, alongside two groove-loaded remixes by mousse t. the first ever release under their selace pseudonym, the record comes laden with lingering organ chords and stunningly raw vocals, echoing the stripped back quality of switchs i still love you and with a similar deep-reaching feel to massive attacks early 90s classic unfinished sympathy. production maestro mousse t. works his magic with his funk-drenched disco shizzle mix loaded with a pumping bassline and guitar riffs alongside a deeper dubby shizzle version laced with a spoken word hook. less is more with selace, this is a minimalist yet undeniably stunning record that lets its captivating song do all the work.
simply an iconic track from swiss brothers mandrax and seb k aka shakedown, ‘at night’ is one of the most recognisable house tracks of the last two decades. with one of the most-hyped remixes of the year, artist of the moment peggy gou delivers with a squelching 7 minute groover, bringing in that iconic synth motif to lift the production and keep it rolling. stepping up to tackle this masterpiece with a nu-disco dance track, tiger & woods use cowbell to accent a b-boy beat, with drum machine breaks bringing it back to the dancefloor. with a sophisticated house remix with a nu-disco edge is purple disco machine, fusing a funk-infused bassline with terra deva’s unforgettable vocals. finally is a brand new version from the shakedown duo themselves, the galactic boogie mix. with saturated synths and interplanetary breakdowns, shakedown bring a carefree 80s quality to this iconic track’s irresistible after-dark charm
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ahead of melé stepping up to deliver his coveted in the house compilation, defected presents a four-track vinyl taster showcasing his standout percussive, tribal sound. from 13-year-old bedroom dj growing up in the wirral to his breakout anthem ‘ambience’ in 2015, melé has now fully honed his skills in production and mixing, culminating in two mixes for ‘defected presents melé in the house’ and three brand new productions. all three of these original productions are included in this vinyl sampler along with an exclusive from joe corti, demonstrating what’s to come from the compilation.
a producer, dj, nts radio host and label head, finn has come of age representing manchesters underground dance music scene over the last four years. showing up with a timely debut for defected that will stop you in your tracks, hes now turning heads way further afield from the north west. this 7inch features an exclusive instrumental. the formula for sometimes the going gets a little tough is beautifully simple, exposing an intuition beyond the producers years. at 135bpm its a straight pumper in theory, playing directly into the hands of festival sets over the summer, with its vocal loop and heartfelt lyrics it becomes so much more. gathering over 2m spotify streams on its initial release via tom leas london imprint local action, the track also received radio support from the likes of annie mac, skream and monki and support from djs as diverse as tqd, diplo and martin garrix. the appeal is universal and the execution is perfect, making this the kind of life affirming record that 2018 needs.
one of the most diligent underground djs from the ranks of detroits finest, whose bodacious style has bubbled up from the underground to become highly in demand by the house scenes tastemakers, detroits filthiest stays true to name with his debut for defected. since he was sampled by disclosure on bang that, detroits filthiests genre-hopping abilities have really resonated. the pounding 4/4 beat is infectious and the sass-laden vocal hook is hard to forget after being blasted out relentlessly throughout the year. defected draft in the skills of belgian nu disco king aeroplane for this special 12inch vinyl package, delivering as always with a melodic electro-influenced banger, shining a whole new light on amina ya heards vocal attitude. the 12inch comes equipped with instrumental versions of the original and aeroplanes remix, plus the accapella, making this the most complete dj-friendly package available.
!! back in stock / 2018 repress !! undoubtedly one of the most addictive records of 2017, camelphat & elderbrooks cola has been a defining musical moment of the year. growing exponentially since its release, the track has captivated tastemakers, djs and clubbers alike, topping charts and blowing up worldwide to become a true modern anthem. leading on from the success of the original and some heavyweight remixes, three of which hit the beatport top ten for the first time on vinyl, comes a remix package set to continue colas dance floor domination. rising superstar franky rizardo’s suitably heavyweight remix comes correct with a club-friendly update that elevates the unmissable vocal hook and bottoms out the breakdown. dario dattis vinyl exclusive mix continues the club feel with rolling grooves, teasing breakdowns and shuffling hi-hats in a remix which packs a punch, guaranteed to get people moving from the get-go. mousse t. flips the track completely, bringing those glitterbox vibes to defected, taking cola to the next level and going straight to traxsource 1 in the process
stepping up to continue defected’s in the house tradition is dj haus, a decidedly untraditional dj, producer, originator and diy label innovator. recognised among the underground house community as being at the cutting edge with his imprints unknown to the unknown and hot haus recs, dj haus’ kaleidoscopic eclecticism and refreshing lack of ostentation makes him, in defected’s opinion, an ambassador for the future of house music.
ahead of the release of the full compilation defected presents dj haus in the house this vinyl double pack keeps things super fresh and direct with a whopping eight compilation exclusives. new material from deadboy, jordan (uk), ejeca and innershades is included, plus remixes from dj octopus and dj steaw. demonstrating a colourful array of raw and jacking sounds that encompasses electro, chicago house, disco, techno and uk garage, dj haus in the house does the uk’s house scene immensely proud. it documents a moment in time when dj haus’ quietly pioneering dedication to the underground is celebrated in suitably reverent fashion.
parisian dj and producer kiddy smile embodies the lifeblood of house music past and present. his music flashes with nostalgia for those mid-80s new york basements where house music first came alive. ‘teardrops in the box’ pulses with the intoxicating energy of a ball in kiddy’s native paris, with its deep-rooted traditions but its intensely forward-focussing culture. following up on his fearsome debut ‘let a b!tch know’ on defected, kiddy smile has deployed the well-established remixing capabilities of mystic bill, a house champion from the underground schools of detroit and chicago. his ‘jersey dub’ eases back on the tempo for a syncopated strut to the garden state, while the ‘vocal mix’ is a bulkier prospect, emphasising kiddy’s growling vocal with some serious attitude bass. finally, his vinyl-exclusive ‘acid mix’ is specifically designed for getting twisted on dark, underground floors. cowbell and raw synths give ‘teardrops in the box’ unadulterated dancefloor credentials but this is more than a club record, the layers to this track run deep.
previously one half of the advent, colin mcbean aka mr. g is legendary in the underground scene. having been in the game for more than 25 years, mr. g has gained a cult following through his passionate dedication to making music and his powerful live energy. hes a dj that takes his craft very seriously and feels every beat even more so than his adoring crowds. precious cargo is a perfect example of mr. gs elated, pounding, deep house style a club track refined from years of playing live and responding to his crowds. the ‘vocal mix’ features punchy, spirited vocals to complete that traditional mr g style which manages to combine a soulful feel with a gritty, deep bassline. with sassy vocals from blondewearingblack and mr gs signature uncompromisingly pumping beat,precious cargo is backed with exlcusive vinyl only dubs and a remix from kzr.
presenting a very special remix edition of the stunning studio album from guti – recently placed at vol. 11 in resident advisors 2014 live act poll – with new versions of original tracks from carl craig, reboot, nic fanciulli, osunlade and guti himself. released in the summer of 2014, gutis rompecorazones saw one of the brightest, most creative stars of the electronic underground going back to his musical acoustic roots.
defected presents fcl in the house is the first essential mix album of 2015, a two cd mix of classic and contemporary house music, including cuts from larry heard, bob moses, seven davis jr. and audiojack, as well as a handful of fcl exclusives.
DO YOU FEEL THE SAME? (TODD TERRY & 6TH BOROUGH PROJECT REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK17.12.14
do you feel the same by hercules &love affair is easily one of the biggest dancefloor tracks of 2014, the powerful vocal and catchiness made it an anthem in its own right. now with re-works from one of the most celebrated figures in dance music todd terry and talented duo 6th borough project the record has been taken in different, but equally dynami,c directions. todd terrys remix keeps the uplifting dance quality of the track whilst adding his signature style of house that was instrumental in creating the deep/progressive house we listen to today. the dub takes the focus away from the vocal and has more of an underground and tech sound. 6thborough project often explore long forgotten funk and disco dubs, and with their remix of the track they manage to keep the disco sound of hercules &love affairs original track, even with the bpms dropped down to something far more mellow than the original.
there are few names in dance music today which need less of an introduction than masters at work. the ground-breaking project of louie vega and kenny dope, masters at work forged a reputation for genre eschewing dj sets and flawless house production throughout their extraordinary careers, while their influence and reach changed house forever.
THE WAY YOU DO IT (JACQUES RENAULT, DAMIANO VON ERCHKERT & DOC DANEEKA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK26.08.14
german master of funk and hip-hop nostalgia, tito wun, aka twit uno, first released the feel-good sensation the way u do it back in january 2013.the tracks irresistible appeal and timeless potential have spun a set of beautiful remixes and edits from the likes of jacques renault, damiano von erckert and doc daneeka. these faithful reinterpretations of are available as a limited edition vinyl release on defected records.
ITS YOU (2014 REMIXES) (INCL. MOUSSE T, NICK HOLDER + HERCULES & LOVE AFFAIR REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK08.07.14
following its initial release in 2013 and its round of high-profile advert placements, fcl ‘its you is proving to be one of those tracks that just keep coming back better. featuring remixes by the likes of mousse t., hercules & love affair and nick holder, this defected remix package is sure to send ‘its you down the road to becoming a classic.
an eclectic demonstration of vocal and song-writing prowess, wallflower is a collaborative project between alison marks and leah floyeurs. having made their name as separate performers, wallflower sees these two english artists come together to deliver the say you wont ever ep on defected records, featuring deetron remixes
for over a decade, defected has been a byword for quality house music in ibiza. the labels annual mix albums – mixed and compiled by the labels founder simon dunmore – are always on-point and epitomise its commitment to championing the very finest house music, with the latest instalment promising to be no exception.
composed of established producers dj die, joker, futureboogies christophe, and drummer desi rodgers, sure things musical credentials are immediately apparent. their debut release holding you tight drops this summer on defected records, backed up with remixes from the hugely respected rob mello
following the success of their earl ep on switzerlands hive records, berlin-based house staple oliver $ reunites with swiss jazz house aficionado jimi jules to bring their anticipated debut release on defected.
pascal blanché, wojtek kutschke and vocalist lukas polocze – better known as chasing kurt –originally released this track on their album of the same name. now * from the inside* has been given the remix treatment by some of worlds most respected house producers. first up is legendary german artist henrik schwarz, who has a knack for making every one of his productions as exciting as the next. his rendition of * from the inside* is no anomaly as he demonstrates his sublime approach to music making by using analogue bass stabs and violin bowing before floating atmospheric synths emerge to take centre stage. konstantin sibolds mix is a completely different beast altogether, using denser kick drums and haunting claps as the bed for reverberating vocals and a bouncy hook
starting off the new year with one of the most forward-thinking entries in the series to date, defected presents nick curly in the house features two mixes of deep, emotive house and techno and the natural evolution in the thriving relationship between label and artist. the exclusive vinyl sampler features cuts from the likes of johnny d, mood ii swing, guti, mark fanciulli and nick himself.
released on defected, no doubt is exemplary of south africas cueburs ability to construct the organic and cheerful sounds prominent within the flourishing south african house scene. throughout the track is a blend of raw sounding percussion that when combined with marrisa guzmans delicate yet captivating voice results in a warm and leisurely anthem. on remix duties is the prestigious shlomi aber whose rendition still utilises guzmans mesmerising vocals whilst making use of his signature techno elements to create a more innovative twist.
a kenny dope gonzalez remix should not be ignored. as one half of masters at work, kenny’s production & remix credentials are unquestionable. here kenny is let loose on one of the hottest records around. trademark remix, dub, beats and tool from the dope man all straight from the board to 1/4 inch tape. remixed, produced, mastered and cut with care & precision from one of the masters of the trade.
the two red hot producers drop their first collaborative ep on defected. huxley & shenoda are two of the most in-demand producers on the underground house scene and the chatsworth sound ep is the pairs full collaborative debut. long time friends and label mates on hypercolour and huxleys saints & sonnets, the duo have undeniable studio chemistry and chatsworth sound debuts it beautifully.
one of the most unexpected collaborations of recent memory, defected presents loco dice in the house is the most explosive dance music compilation of the year. here four tracks from the release are exclusively presented in this limited edition vinyl sampler. loco dice in the house exemplifies the open-minded attitude to electronic music embraced by both label and artist, and delivers a truly unique and timeless listening experience
keinemusiks rampa teams up with one half of azari & iii vocal section syf (starving yet full) for the follow up the hugely popular *everything* release last year. *where did i go wrong* is rampa at his best combining amazing underground dance music with stunning vocals. on the flip the rampa club mix beefs up the percussion for the main rooms.