After an incredible summer in Ibiza, Croatia and beyond, we asked the Defected community for their favourite tracks from the past 5 months. We had over 500 responses from you all, so we decided to pull them together into a list of the 17 most liked and favourited responses... Some bangers in here!
DJ Koze - Pick Up
DJ Koze: "There's an idea in the music that doesn't need to be the club. We all come from the club, knowing how it is to be high. But this music can also work at home. If you do a loud kick drum, you don't want to listen there. You go to the stereo and think, OK, here's a nice track, but I'm in the kitchen and why should the bass drum hammer through the flat?"
FISHER - Losing It
FISHER: "A lot of you have seen this clip, HOWEVER this is a moment I’ll never forget... dropping this bad boy for the first time to a roaring tent. I’m glad it got captured, as it’s one for the books."
Purple Disco Machine - Dished (Male Stripper)
Purple Disco Machine: "My summer in 5 words? Dished. France. Festivals. Airports. Hotels."
Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic - In Arms
Simon Dunmore: "This felt good when we signed it but even I was surprised to see Ferreck Dawn & Robosonic's 'In Arms' reach #1 so quickly across the board... Dope track!!"
Jack Back - (It Happens) Sometimes
David Guetta: "This is where I come from, underground house music... I was playing raves, all the underground clubs in Paris and I love it. I just want to make every type of music I like."
Weiss - Feel My Needs
Weiss: "The response on 'Feel My Needs' has been amazing all summer. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
David Penn - Nobody
Low Steppa: "Nobody is an absolute beaut..."
Shakedown - At Night (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
Purple Disco Machine: "Looks like the Defected family and I have something to celebrate! 🕺🏽My remix of Shakedown’s ‘At Night’ is #1 on Beatport and Traxsource! Unbelievable!"
Au/Ra & CamelPhat - Panic Room
CamelPhat: "Au/Ra - 15 years of age... What an incredible TALENT!!!"
Josh Butler - Feels Good (Feat. HanLei)
Josh Butler: "For me a huge part of House Music is soul, emotion and energy. I wanted to release a song that celebrates these qualities and bring some musicality back in to our genre! Couldn’t have done it without HanLei and support from Defected! There is of course a dubbed out mix on the Bside too."
Dennis Quin & Shermanology - Move Out My Way
Dennis Quin: "When Kerri Chandler personally says thank you for your music, that means absolute the world to me!"
CamelPhat & Ali Love - Dopamine Machine
Sam Divine: "These boys are on absolute fire..."
Selace - So Hooked On Your Lovin (Mousse T.'s Disco Shizzle)
Simon Dunmore: "Big up Selace (aka Felix) & Mousse T.. Loved this track from the moment I heard it!"
Krystal Klear - Neutron Dance
Krystal Klear: "I thought it would do well but by no means to the extent that it has gone. Signing to Running Back was the dream and anything after that has been a bonus."
Honey Dijon & Tim K - Thunda (Feat. John Mendelsohn) (Rampa Remix)
Peggy Gou - It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)
Virgil Abloh: "Some songs play themselves..."
The Shapeshifters - Try My Love (On For Size) (Feat. Teni Tinks)
Simon Marlin (aka The Shapeshifters): "IMO the best sounding record I ever produced driven by the best team I’ve ever worked with, sung by an absolute talent Teni Tinks, and the fact you lot are diggin it is everything! Salute!! 🙏🏻 Respects to Simon Dunmore."
You can stream them all together, in our Most Rated playlist - which you can follow here...