Defected: Live Blog

Defected: Live Blog

published on 15.11.17

23/01/18 - 11:00

Kings of Tomorrow featuring Kandace Springs – Faded – out now!


‘Faded’, Sandy Rivera’s latest addition from his Kings of Tomorrow project, comes ready to be a massive contender for this summer’s sing-along anthems. This track will have you captured with its emotive piano chords behind stunning soulful vocals by Kandace Spring.

The track has already featured on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show last Friday (listen here) and has received support by Steve Lawler, Marco Carola, Claptone, Carl Craig and many more.

'Faded' reached 1# in the Soulful House chart and #7 in the overall chart on Traxsource!

Download the EP here 👈🏽


22/01/18 - 11:00

Glitterbox x Jealous Gallery

Glitterbox will be taking over Jealous Gallery in Shoreditch from 13th – 18th February to celebrate the phenomenon’s magical moments over the last five years.

Exclusive artwork and photography will be on display alongside archive flyers, posters and graphic prints. Keep your eyes peeled for some very special gallery events to be announced.

In 2015, former Blitz Kid Mark Wardel was commissioned to produce the artwork for Glitterbox’s first seasons at Space, Ibiza. His creations derive inspiration from pop art, post punk graphics and New York street art of the 70s and 80s.

Read our exclusive interview with Mark on his Glitterbox imagery here.

Resident photographer Gavin Mills will be showcasing never-before-seen photography from parties over the last five years.

Read our exclusive interview with Gavin on his journey as Defected’s resident photographer here.

Don’t miss out and come visit us from 11am – 7pm on Wednesday 14th – Sunday 18th.

Jealous Gallery East, 53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3PT.


21/01/18 - 11:00

Glitterbox returns to Hï Ibiza ✨

We’re going back to the White Isle for our second season at Hï Ibiza with 17 all-star dates over the summer. The state-of-the-art club will once again be home to Glitterbox on Fridays from 1st June through to 28th September.

In response to customer demand, Hï Ibiza have launched a new staged payment scheme with first tier Super Early Bird tickets at only 20€! These are limited so grab yours here at the new pocket-friendly price. 

Prepare for a party of a lifetime with even more glitz, extravagant dancers and big name line-ups.



20/01/18 - 11:00

James Haskell’s Back Row Beats Workout - out now!

You can rely on England rugby star James Haskell when it comes to what will get you moving and help you stay motivated. Keep your new year gym-buzz rolling with James Haskell’s Back Row Beats Workout mixfeaturing energetic tracks by CamelPhat, Amine Edge & Dance, Sandy Rivera and many more… 

Get your copy here 👈🏽


10/01/18 - 15:10 

Defected makes its debut at Studio 338

Come and visit our new home at Studio 338 in North Greenwich on April 7.

Be the first to sign up to tickets on for pre-sale tickets released on February 26.

Visit the Facebook event and check yourself in as ‘going’ to receive line-up announcements.



09/01/18 - 12:23 

Simon Dunmore and more hit La Rocca in Belgium

Catch Defected boss Simon Dunmore alongside Sandy Rivera, DJ Licious, Delafino and Sakso at La Rocca in Lier, Belgium, this Saturday.

Running our seventh year at La Rocca, expect nothing but constant energy and groovy bangers all night long.


Watch Simon Dunmore’s epic set at Defected’s New Year’s Eve party.


Today Camelphat and Elderbrook’s smash hit ‘Cola’ reached Gold in Belgium.

Watch the new video below.


08/01/18 - 10:48 

‘Eli Escobar – Shout’ available for pre-order now

‘Shout’, Eli Escobar’s new politically inspired album is now available for pre-order on iTunes. The LP stands as Eli’s third release on Classic Music Company since 2016.

Arriving nearly one and a half years after ‘Happiness’, the new album explores Eli’s anguish over America’s political condition.

The New York City DJ stays true to his roots in the new LP featuring tracks inspired by his city’s sound merged with forward-thinking innovative disco influences and hypnotic vocals.

Listen to ‘Handz Up’ below.

Pre-order ‘Eli Escobar – Shout’ here.


Listen to Red Bull’s Peak Time live mix and interview below.




28/11/17 - 17:30

CamelPhat & Elderbrook's 'Cola' gets Grammy nod.. 😮

From the dancefloor to the Recording Academy Grammy's... CamelPhat & Elderbrook's hit 'Cola' is up for Best Dance Recording, Incredible. 



27/11/17 - 10:17

DJ Haus In The House - OUT NOW

Throwback to when we threw a DJ Haus, 'In Your Haus' party in Leeds! DJ Haus, Melé & DJ Boring  DJ Haus In The House is OUT NOW

Grab it HERE


12/10/17 - 11:27

Shout out to Radio 1's Danny Howard & Mistajam

Slightly late to the party but massive congratulations to Danny Howard on his move to Friday night’s alongside Annie Mac & Pete Tong, and big love to Mistajam too for taking over Saturday’s prime-time Dance Anthems show.

Both DJ’s have both been instrumental in supporting our tracks on their respective shows over the years – in particular Lee Walker vs DJ Deeon ‘Freak Like Me’ and Camelphat & Elderbrook ‘Cola’, both of which have been certified Silver in the UK OCC this week.

Thanks to Danny & Jam for their ongoing support.



22/12/17 - 10:09

Defected Croatia 2018 - The line up so far

A number of huge acts have been added to the line up for #DefectedCroatia2018 so far... Joining us next summer will be Roger Sanchez, Melé, Karizma, DJ Spen, Honey Dijon, CamelPhat, Franky Rizardo, Sam Divine, Josh Butler, Derrick Carter, Claptone & More!!

What are you waiting for? Tickets HERE


16/11/17 - 15:00

Masters At Work Defected Croatia 2018 

The cat is out the bag! Masters At Work and Dimitri From Paris are our first acts announced for Defected Croatia 2018...

What are you waiting for? Grab tickets HERE


15/11/17 - 16:40

The first Glitterbox compilation on vinyl 

For the first time you can now own a Glitterbox compilation on vinyl! Disco's Revenge features 8 Glitterbox anthems across two 12" vinyl for just £15. 

Grab it HERE


15/11/17 - 10:30

Cola on vinyl.... 📀

The moment you've all been waiting for.. the track of the summer on vinyl for just £8. Featuring remixes from Franky Rizardo, Mousse T. and Dario D'Atis.

Pre-order NOW


14/11/17 - 10:00

Defected Croatia 2018 deposit scheme 🌴 ✈️

Skint but don't want to miss out? Try our Deposit Scheme - Pay now: £35 December: £50 January: £50 February: £50 Bish, bash, bosh!

More details HERE


13/11/17 - 12:00

DJ Mag Best of British Awards 💪

Shouts to DJ Mag for the two nominations in their Best of British Awards. We are up for best track and best compilation..



10/11/17 - 12:00

Elderbrook chilled mix.. 🌴 

After already dominating dancefloors all over the world, you can now enjoy 'Cola' in a new light, removed from the club atmosphere, with mixes from Simon Mills, Kenneth Bager and Elderbrook himself. Check out the video for Elderbrooks chilled mix above.

Grab all the chilled mixes HERE


10/11/17 - 10:00


Tune into Danny Howard's show on BBC Radio 1 tonight at 23:00 to hear the world premiere of Franky Rizardo's remix of John Tejada's classic track 'Sweat (On The Walls)' 💪


03/11/17 - 12.00

DJ Haus In The House 

The day is finally here.. DJ Haus In The House has landed. Featuring 40 tracks from the likes of Mall Grab, Butch, Mele and Henrik Schwarz alongside 8 exclusives and the first digital copy of X-Coast's huge hit 'Mango Bay'. Check out the album teaser above. 

Stream & Download HERE


02/11/17 - 10:17

New Kings Of Tomorrow inbound.. 

Kings Of Tomorrow are back on Defected with new single 'Faded' featuring Kandace Springs. Check out the preview above and look out for that one dropping soon! 


31/10/17 - 10.08

Glitterbox Ibiza 2017 

A summer full of love and happiness at Hï Ibiza! 💕 Fresh off the back of winning 'Best Club Night' at the White Ibiza Awards, you can now take a look back on the magic. 


27/10/17 - 18.00

Look what landed in the office.. 👀

The 'DJ Haus In The House' vinyl has landed in the office! Featuring tracks from DJ Steaw, Deadboy, Mak & Pasteman and more.

Order HERE


26/10/17 - 12.08

Relive those ADE moments 

Spread across two well-considered and expertly-blended mixes, Defected Amsterdam 2017 features records from new talent, seasoned professionals and out-and-out legends.

Buy & Stream HERE


23/10/17 - 11.10

Glitterbox Bundle ✨ ✨ 

4 albums, 10 discs, 171 tracks, 1 tote bag, 1 fan = your glitterbox bundle 👉 Grab it HERE


20/10/17 - 17.45
The official video has landed... 

Check out the official video for CamelPhat & Elderbrooks hit 'Cola' above now. To be in with the chance of winning the ultimate Defected Records merchandise & music bundle, head over to our Facebook page HERE


20/10/17 - 12.18

All about last night 💕

Check out the recording from our 'DJ Haus In The House' launch party last night at Phonica with DJ Haus, Mall Grab, Mak & Pasteman, Mella Dee & More! 


16/10/17 - 17.45

London crew...👇

This Thursday catch DJ Haus at phonica records celebrating the release of our new 'In The House' compilation. He will be joined by DJ Boring, Mak & Pasteman, Nyra and some special guests 👀


16/10/17 - 10:39

Relive the magic of Glitterbox! ✨ 

Louie Vega, Simon Dunmore, Hifi Sean and more sprinkled the Glitterbox magic over London on Saturday night. We live streamed the night so you can relive the magic above. 


13/10/17 - 12:24

The Countdown is on...🕒 🎉


A post shared by Defected Records (@defectedrecords) on Oct 12, 2017 at 10:51am PDT

The countdown is on until the famous Defected NYE party. Join us while we look back on whats been a fantastic year for house music and look forward to what lays ahead in 2018...

Tickets HERE


12/10/17 - 11:27

Congratulations boys! 🎉

Congratulations to our boys Amine Edge & DANCE on their first Beatport top 10 with 'Lovelee Dae'✌️ 

Purchase on Beatport HERE


11/10/17 - 18:01

Pre-order Honey Dijon's debut artist album 🚀

Avaliable to pre-order now, Honey Dijon's debut artist album as landed on Classic Music Company. Watch her playing for Boiler Rooms 6th birthday above now and pre-order the album below!



11/10/17 - 10:15

Heads up! 👀

Yes yes, Mousse T's remix of 'Cola' drops this Friday! ✌️

Pre-order HERE


10/10/17 - 10:15
NYE announced  

It's that time again, 2018 is on the horizon and what better way to bring in the the new year than the well-loved Defected NYE party at Ministry Of Sound. This year consists of a huge line-up of international DJs at the iconic London venue. 

Info & Tickets HERE


06/10/17 - 11:15

Forthcoming releases from 4 To The Floor... 

With this week's Notion takeover in full-swing, we wanted to let you know about some of the forthcoming releases on 4 To The Floor... Along with two newly curated compilations by Luke Solomon, which celebrate Soulfuric and Faya Combo, there will also be a re-release of Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos' underground groover from Central Park Recordings back in 2000.

20th October: 4 To The Floor presents Soulfuric  

27th October: Sandy Rivera & Jose Burgos featuring Karen Workman - I Wanna Dance With You

10th November: 4 To The Floor presents Faya Combo 

Until then, make sure you check out this Michelle Ayers anthem, which dropped today along with that Def Classic Mix from David Morales! 

You can also listen to Luke Solomon and Jeremy Newall on Soho Radio from last night... Listen HERE!


03/10/17 - 10:15

Disco's Revenge #1 in iTunes Dance chart 

Simon Dunmore's 'Disco's Revenge' has flown straight to #1 in the Itunes Dance chart. Thank you to everyone for the support! ❤️ 

Grab it HERE


02/10/17 - 12:13
Defected Ibiza closing party goes off 🔥🔥

It's been an amazing season at Eden Ibiza, thanks to everyone who has made this year such a triumph.  


28/09/17 - 10:13

Heads up!

Amine Edge & DANCE vs Blaze (Kevin Hedge) - 'Lovelee Dae' drops tomorrow! 

Grab it HERE


27/09/17 - 12:10

Track of the year, Ibiza Awards 2017 (20th Aniversary) is....

'Cola' by CamelPhat & Elderbrook... CONGRATULATIONS!! 🎉

Yes, released on Defected earlier this year 'Cola' has been voted as the track of the season at this years Ibiza Awards. Well done boys! See you at our Ibiza closing party next Sunday at Eden!



27/09/17 - 10:10

Defected Ibiza Closing Party - Only €25

As a thank you to everyone who has made this year such a triumph, and while other parties raise the price of their tickets for closing parties, entry to Defected will be reduced to €25 for one night only. For just €25, see ten of this summer's foremost house DJs who have helped make this season so special for Defected.

Tickets & Info HERE


12/09/17 - 15:35

Defected Croatia 2017 aftermovie! 🔥

Thank you to all of the DJs and everyone who made Defected Croatia 2017 such an incredible week!

See you all next year ✨💛


21/09/17 - 10:30

Brand NEW Luke Solomon incoming 👀

The brand new Classic Music Company release from Luke Solomon is on this week's Glitterbox radio show💥

Take a listen 👉 HERE


20/09/17 - 10:10

Roll on this Saturday! 

This Saturday we head to Pier Jam, Blackpool with Sam Divine, CamelPhat, Low Steppa & Kideko..

Tickets HERE 


19/09/17 - 10:10
Ibiza crew! .. Incoming🔥


A post shared by Sonny Fodera (@sonnyfodera) on Sep 16, 2017 at 8:19am PDT

It's our second last weekend at Eden, Ibiza this Sunday 24th September.. Here's a video of what to expect from our man Sonny Fodera  He will be joined by Sam Divine, Amine Edge & DANCE and Monki.

Tickets & info HERE


18/09/17 - 11:10

Glitterbox brings the original spirit of house music back! ✨💛

David Morales, Roger Sanchez and the whole Glitterbox family brought something special to Ibiza on Friday night..

Next up Basement Jaxx, Todd Terry, Joey Negro and more take to the decks at Hï Ibiza.

More info & tickets HERE


15/09/17 - 15:09

OUT NOW! Josh Butler ft. Boswell - Be Somebody 

The ever-ascending Josh Butler has without doubt found his groove and Defected are very pleased to welcome him back to the label with this textbook house bubbler with commanding vocals courtesy of Boswell.

Grab your copy HERE


11/09/17 - 13:10

Scenes from Eden last Sunday at 7am

Only 3 more chances to catch the end of Defected's residency at Eden, Ibiza. This Sunday we have Dennis Ferrer, Derrick Carter, Sam Divine, Melé and Jess Bays 

Tickets & info HERE


14/09/17 - 10:45
Another chance to see Roger this Friday..  

TBT to Roger Sanchez playing his timeless classic 'Another Chance' at Defected Croatia 2017. You can catch him headlining Glitterbox this Friday at Hï Ibiza alongside other legends David Morales, Greg Wilson & more.

Tickets & info HERE 


13/09/17 - 12:10
Simon telling it like it is!  

With just 3 weeks left of the Ibiza season, Defected are flying high on the White Isle, with their San Antonio residency at Eden causing a roadblock that required police assistance.

Tickets and info to all of our remaining parties at Eden HERE


13/09/17 - 10:00

We're going to miss this! 😳 


A post shared by Glitterbox (@glitterboxibiza) on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:24am PDT

Only 3 weeks left for you to catch some legendary DJs in the most spectacular club on the island! 💜 Info on all of our events HERE 


11/09/17 - 14:54

We are heading to La Rocca, Belgium! 

We are happy to announce next month we are heading back to La Rocca, Belgium with Sam Divine, Low Steppa, DJ Licious, Delafino and Sakso

More details HERE 


12/09/17 - 10:37

40 definitive MK records, all in one place for your listening pleasure 

Pick your platform and stream: HERE


11/09/17 - 17:28

Man on fire right now...🔥

Franky Rizardo remix of John Tejada's 'Sweat (On The Walls)' going OFF in Ibiza last night! Coming soon on Defected, keep your eyes and ears peeled for this one... 💥


11/09/17 - 15:41

Mousse T dropping his 🔥 VIP remix of  'Cola' at Hï Ibiza on Friday


@mousstigram dropping his 🔥 VIP remix of @camelphatmusic & @_elderbrook 'Cola' at @hiibizaofficial on Friday. 🙌

A post shared by Glitterbox (@glitterboxibiza) on Sep 10, 2017 at 2:26pm PDT

Mousse T playing his new VIP remix of Camelphat and Elderbrooks smash hit 'Cola' during his Glitterbox set at Hï Ibiza on Friday. Coming soon....



08/09/17 - 15:45

Mousse T remix of 'Cola' incoming... OH YES!


A post shared by Simon dunmore (@simondunmore1) on Sep 8, 2017 at 6:51am PDT

You heard it here first...! First FULL play will be at Glitterbox tonight.


08/09/17 - 11:55

We could have chosen 17 special guests... 😉

... but we chose just ONE for our 17th week of the Ibiza season this coming Sunday at Eden! Can you guess who it is?

A few tickets are available online HERE.


08/09/17 - 10:00

Ibiza essentials...

Bringing all the essential highlights together not only to reminisce on another action-packed season, but also hatch hedonistic plans for 2018!

Buy and stream HERE.


07/09/17 - 17:21

Glitterbox signs 'Don't You Want My Love?' by Debbie Jacobs

This disco anthem has been added to the Glitterbox catalogue, with a very special edit courtesy of Dimitri From Paris coming soon. Keep your ears peeled for that one!


07/09/17 - 16:45

TWO versions of 'Cola' in the Beatport Top 10

For what is believed to be a first in the Beatport Top 100, 'Cola' currently has two versions flying high in the Top 10, including the original and Franky Rizardo's killer remix.

If that wasn't enough, we can also announce that two more new remixes are on the way... from MK & Mousse T!


07/09/17 - 15:29

Defected Music snaps up Low Steppa for undisclosed fee

Defected Music is pleased to have signed Simma Black head honcho Low Steppa on a two-year publishing deal, with a couple of huge projects in the pipeline - including a debut In The House album later this year.

Defected boss, Simon Dunmore said: "Big deals are not only exclusive to football this week. Very happy to welcome Low Steppa to our publishing company for an undisclosed fee!"


07/09/17 - 14:45

'Testify' - highest climber in Billboard Dance Chart

You just can't get rid of this one... Hifi Sean & Crystal Waters have now reached #10 in the Billboard Dance Chart over in the US.

Check out the official video HERE, which was featured on Sunday Brunch last weekend.


07/09/17 - 13:19

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