Defected In The House at Ministry of Sound
Saturday 06 February 2016
BOX: TODD TERRY / SONNY FODERA / RIVA STARR
103: SAM DIVINE / SIMON DUMMORE / DARIO D'ATTIS
LOFT: FOR THE LOVE OF HOUSE DJS GREG SAWYER + SIMON DAWSON
Following a sensational, sold-out New Year’s Eve party, we're back at Ministry of Sound this February with yet another heavy-duty line-up boasting pure house heritage and fresh new talent in equal measure.
Our New Year's Eve party capped another great year, which culminated with DJ Mag naming Defected Best Label in their Best Of British awards, the second time we've won the coveted title and something we couldn't have achieved without your support. So to continue the new year where we left off the last, we've put together what we think is a pretty special line-up for our first London party of 2016.
With close to three decades of dancefloor domination under his belt, Grammy Award nominated DJ/Producer Todd Terry is one of the most celebrated figures in dance music. Todd’s passion for and knowledge of house music is unparalleled, and a headline slot from him at Ministry of Sound is a rare event not to be missed.
Sonny Fodera and Sam Divine raised the bar as Defected residents in 2015, with each having stand-out years both in the studio and behind the decks. Sam’s label D-Vine Sounds continues to dominate the Traxsource charts, while Sonny graduates to the house music elite this year with his Sonny Fodera In The House mix album released in January.
Riva Starr's recent stand-out EPs have established him as one of the preeminent house artists in the game. Dario D’Attis makes his Defected debut following the release of his exceptional ‘This Piano, That Chord EP’ on Strictly Rhythm, while Simon Dunmore completes the line-up in the 103, setting the scene with one of his consummate warm-up sets.
Finally, For The Love Of House hosts what is fast becoming a cult room in The Loft, with DJs Greg Sawyer and Simon Dawson spinning classic house all night long, paying homage to the records that have helped define the scene over the past 30+ years.
Sonny Fodera In The House is out 29 January on Defected Records - order the CD from DStore
Riva Starr’s ‘The Superdope EP’ is out 25 January on Defected Records