At Defected we have always respected what came before us; the records, the labels, the producers and the DJs that have shaped the culture in which we operate. With that we very proudly launch ‘D-STORE RECOMMENDS’ - a brand new addition to the D-Store presenting vinyl releases in acknowledgment of that spirit.
Kicking off with over 10 releases that we think you may like and that you should have in your record collection. House classics like Hardrive’s ‘Deep Inside’, Disco staples on West End, something a little different from Roisin Murphy, a selection from the re-edit masters Dimitri From Paris and Danny Krivit and of course THE House Music Anthem from Marshall Jefferson and many more…
Not just limited Defected releases, D-Store is branching out to become your new favourite record shop.
Taking the blueprint from his timeless house classic, Simonelli reworked the bassline for this '92 follow up whilst holding onto that sublimely simple yet powerful chord progression, one that never fails to put a smile on the face. Add in a helping of swung hats and crunched up shakers and this is a classic by anyone's standards. The vocals - a charged up, evocative warning to a mistreating lover - fit the NYC garage house rhythm so perfectly and deliver a raw emotion to the track.
Next up the 'Dubb Mix' kicks off with the accapella vocals laid bare in all their glory, before that piano progression lays the path for the full force of 'Dirty Games' to make its impact. There's more space between the vocals in this dub mix, allowing Simonelli's production prowess room to breathe. A surefire spine tingler from start to finish.
On the B side, Simonelli offers up his 1993 re-edit, extending, elongating and beefing up certain elements to captivate audiences all over again. Closing out the e.p. is Groove Committee's '93 track 'I Wana Hold You' produced in collaboration with Glenn 'Sweety G' Toby' - it follows that same garage house shuffling rhythm, with soul-laden organs and Paula Brion's killer vocals.
Another much welcomed reissue of some of Victor Simonelli's most sought after tracks, remastered by the man himself for a new generation of listeners.