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.
Sinnamon’s ’83 NYC boogie scorcher ‘I Need You Now’ gets the official remastered, reissue treatment - complete with the ‘Fierce Reprise’ dub mix alongside the accapella, providing essential sampling material.
Marrying the old with the new, ‘I Need You Now’ is drenched in funk bass slickness and colourful chords, yet embraces a wealth of synthesized sounds from electro sequencers to synth-based strings, giving it that early ‘80s post disco, boogie feel. Bernard Fowler of Peech Boys fame steps up on guest vocals bringing a deep, R&B tone to proceedings, complimented by the all-female vocal prowess of Sinnamon adding their trademark feminine touch to the track.
First up on the flip side, the six minute ‘Fierce Reprise’ mix. Reversed rides that suck back into the skull, tape delayed vocals and spacey synth echoes blend together, as elements are overlaid and dubbed out for maximum, heavyweight, proto house vibrations.
Last up, a favourite and much used vocal accapella that’s been sampled by a whole host of early house, hardcore and garage producers from 808 State and Criminal House to Ray Keith and Paul Johnson.
An essential bit of kit for anyone with a penchant for that early ‘80s boogie flavour.