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.
Two all-time George Duke greats, 'I Want You for Myself' & 'Brazilian Love Affair', get the official remastered, reissue treatment.
First up, 'I Want You For Myself' Duke's 1979 jazz funk, R&B tinged gem has got all the ingredients of classic from his illustrious catalogue. A funked up guitar and exuberant percussion, compliment Lynn Davis' fabulously soulful vocals perfectly to make this a love song that's sweeter than most. A Duke classic wouldn't be complete without a killer, keys solo and 'I Want You For Myself' shows off his talents in abundance. The infamous Tom Moulton takes on edit duties splicing it into a 10-minute exploration of this fusion powerhouse, extending and enhancing elements in the mix, alongside adding an epic breakdown in a way that only he knows how.
On the B side, the stone-cold killer 'Brazilian Love Affair' is a Latin American, jazz funk classic. Recorded in Rio de Janeiro, Duke drafted in a host of greats to guest on the track, each bringing something unique to the table. From Airto Moreira's expert latin drumming, to Byron Miller's heavyweight bass and Roland Bautista's overdriven guitar. Duke supplements this to a tee with his blissful vocals and an otherworldly Rhodes solo. Much sampled, much loved, this is a masterpiece that needs a place in the collection.