Defected: Live Blog

Defected: Live Blog

published on 21.05.18

21/05/18 - 15:23

Sophie Lloyd on BBC Radio 1 with Monki πŸ“»

Classic Music Company's Sophie Lloyd is this week's guest on Monki's early morning Monday show. Sophie serves up a rocking Lights On mix - a 25 minute mixed selection of the feel good tracks you wouldn’t expect the DJ to normally play but keep the hardcore party people on the floor to the very end. Check this out πŸ‘‡πŸ½

Sophie's gloriously gospel 'Calling Out' gets a very special remix by Detroit duo Floorplan and more. Check out the 'Revival Mix' available to stream below on Spotify and other streaming services here

'Calling Out (Remixes)' will be available for digital download on 15th June.

21/05/18 - 14:43

The Highlights: Defected Ibiza Opening Party 🌴🌊

Kicking off 21 weeks of Defected Sundays, the party started at Ibiza's iconic Café Mambo where pre-parties will be held every week throughout the summer. This week, the decks were graced with the likes of Simon Dunmore and none other than the first lady herself Sam Divine. Following a rocking pre-party, the party continued on home turf at San Antonio's Eden with Simon and Sam alongside Amine Edge & Dance, DJ Haus, Jacky, Lowsteppa and Mambo Brothers topping off a jam-packed line-up. 


@eden_ibiza, we’re home... ☝🏻 #DefectedIbiza #InOurHouseWeAreAllEqual

A post shared by Defected Records (@defectedrecords) on May 20, 2018 at 3:48pm PDT

Bring a little bit of the island fun with you whever you go with the Defected Ibiza Opening Party Spotify playlist.

14/05/18 - 11:34

Defected Radio Show finalist for Mixcloud Online Radio Awards πŸ“»

Defected Radio Show, hosted by Defected first lady Sam Divine, is nominated for 'Best Online Music Show' in the Dance / Electronic category. This year the show approaches its 10th year running since its debut on Ibiza Global Radio and is now available on Soundcloud, Spotify and Mixcloud. Vote here πŸ‘ˆπŸ½

Sam Divine looks back on her favourite moments in '10 Years of Sam Divine at Defected' article here.

08/05/18 - 15:58

The Highlights - Glitterbox @ Albert Hall, Manchester πŸ’«

Check out these magical moments at Glitterbox's sold out show at Albert Hall in Manchester. 

08/05/18 - 15:43

The Highlights - Defected @ Arts Club, Liverpool βš‘️

Last Sunday, Defected returned to Arts Club in Liverpool for its first party in five years. If you missed out on this massive bank holiday showdown just check out these moments.

24/04/18 - 11:18

'Cola' nominated for Ivor Novello Award

We are very proud to announce that 'Cola' has been nominated for 'Best Contemporary Song' in , alongside Stormzy and . The awards are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognising and rewarding Britain and Ireland's songwriting and composing talents.

Big up and !

More information: .

20/04/18 - 14:28

"Music is supposed to be emotional not functional"

Words from Simon Dunmore on the current house music scene have caused quite the discussion... πŸ—£


Check out the conversation and get involved here!

19/04/18 - 11:33

Legendary remixer Greg Wilson curates his Credit To The Edit – Vol. 3

The ex-Haçienda DJ returns to Tirk Recordings eight years later to deliver his 12-track CD. The compilation includes no nonsense old-style edits featuring Escort’s ‘Cocaine Blues’, Bassheads’ ‘Is There Anybody Out There?’, Red Rack’Em’s ‘Wonky Bassline Disco Banger’ and more. 

Check out this Live Disco Revision mix by Luke Solomon and Terry Grant.

Credit To The Edit Vol 3 will be released as an unmixed CD drops on 20th April 2018 here.

18/04/18 - 11:44

Calling All Vinyl Lovers 

Come and visit our stand at the Independent Label Market in Old Spitalfields Market, London, on 12th May 2018. We will be showcasing the best of new and old Defected, Glitterbox and Classic Music Company vinyl.

16/04/18 - 11:52

Masters At Work at Corona Sunset Festival 


A post shared by Kenny Dope (@kdope50) on Apr 12, 2018 at 3:54am PDT

Defected favourites Masters At Work headlined the Corona Sunsets Festival at the Val Bonne Estate in Johannesbury last Saturday - check them out.


A post shared by Michael Cross (@michaelcross_mc) on Apr 14, 2018 at 10:59am PDT

You can catch MAW at Defected Croatia - head here for tickets and more info!

16/04/18 - 11:10

Dennis Ferrer and Skream present Local Heroes 

House music legend Dennis Ferrer has teamed up with Skream in their Local Heroes project which will see the duo travelling cities starting in the UK then around the world to play alongside local talent to support artists seeking recognition.

Their debut single 'Old Yella' dropped earlier this month on Objektivity.

Last Friday, the duo went back to back in their Local Heroes Boiler Room set - check it out.

The duo are set to appear at Schimanksi in New York on April 28th and The Arch in Brighton on May 19th.

Catch Dennis Ferrer at Defected Croatia - tickets and info here.

5/04/18 - 10:12

The Defiant Ones... βœŠ

A dope and inspiring 4-part documentary, telling the stories of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

The series includes interviews with music icons such as Bono, Eminem, Nas, Stevie Nicks, Ice Cube, Gwen Stefani,Snoop Dogg, Bruce Springsteen and Diddy, as well as Dre and Iovine themselves. A must watch for anyone into the history of hip-hop and modern pop.

Check it out on Netflix!

9/04/18 - 11:21

The Highlights - Defected @ Studio 338 🎈

If you missed out on our Defected fiesta at our brand-new London home at Studio 338 - check out these incredible snippets...

Bring the party to your HOUSE - watch the whole night back 

5/04/18 - 13:04

Ferreck Dawn and Robosonic's 'In Arms' - OUT NOW πŸ”Š

Dutch producer Ferreck Dawn and German mainstay Robosonic go head to head on their dancefloor smash ‘In Arms’. A firm favourite with Low Steppa, Sam Divine, Franky Rizardo and the whole crew of residents when it was road-tested during the Defected Australia tour in early 2018, the thumping, bass-focussed track received a huge reaction from crowds with its tightly-harmonised earworm vocal. Certifying its place as a standout summer record, ‘In Arms’ has all the makings of a future Defected hit. 

Check out Sam Divine plaing 'In Arms' at Defected in London at Studio 338.

Download and stream here

5/04/18 - 11:45

The Defected summer range has landed πŸ‘•

Shop the full range here - including sporty bikini sets, airtex tops and shorts.

30/03/18 – 10:02

Check out the stunning music video for Sophie Lloyd’s ‘Calling Out’ 

Sophie Lloyd produced ‘Calling Out’ in a dreary January as an antidote to the pervading doom and gloom of the news, summoning the power of the most joy-filled sound of all, gospel. The track radiates all the live atmosphere of gospel worship in mid flow, with soul trio Dames Brown bringing the authenticity. Following a 7” release which sold through continuously due to huge demand, this video follows Sophie and the Dames as the group embarked on their first ever European tour, spreading their unbridled energy and vocal power, supported by Sophie’s production that glows with uplifting warmth. Not to mention a cameo from Amp Fiddler.

Pre-order here

30/03/18 – 9:33

Defected Croatia full programme πŸŒ΄πŸŒŠπŸ”Š

Whether you’re planning to make a one-day stop over or sticking around for all 6 days at our incredible Defected Croatia festival in Tisno, Croatia – you can catch your favourite DJs in our full programme.


A post shared by Defected Croatia (@defectedcroatia) on Mar 20, 2018 at 4:37am PDT

Phase 1 tickets are nearly sold out so get yours here

23/03/18 - 17:16

Defected Ibiza part 1 announcement ✈️🌴🌊


A post shared by Defected Records (@defectedrecords) on Mar 23, 2018 at 9:01am PDT

After a triumphant 2017 season at Eden, Defected are gearing up to do it all over again, bigger and better, with CamelPhat, MK, Derrick Carter, Dennis Ferrer, Franky Rizardo, Monki, Claptone, Riva Starr, Melé, Danny Howard, Purple Disco Machine and many more this summer. Kicking off a huge 21-date season under the slogan ‘IN OUR HOUSE WE ARE ALL EQUAL’, the opening party will be on Sunday 20th May, with Sam Divine, Amine Edge & DANCE, DJ Haus, Low Steppa, Simon Dunmore and Jacky, running through the summer to 7th October. The programme for the twelve weeks making up Part 1 of the season has also now been revealed – see for dates and line-up breakdowns.    

“House music is our calling. Ibiza is our mecca. No boundaries, no prejudice. Our dance floor is a unifier. In Our House We Are All Equal.” Simon Dunmore

Bringing people together through house music, Defected once again fulfils its ethos of providing enjoyable, affordable and inclusive clubbing for dance music lovers across the globe. For a season of great moments, uniting the house community through incredible music, Early Bird tickets start at just €20 for a limited time and are available now from

23/03/18 - 10:37

'Never Talk To Aliens' - out now πŸ‘½

Jesse Perez and DJ Mind-X go head to head on a new deep house rendition of the 1998 trance track ‘Never Talk To Aliens’. Producer DJ Mind-X formerly released the record under Energetic Records, a trance specialist label based in Switzerland. This fresh version sees the tempo slowed down, still preserving the track’s 90s trance qualities with its sultry looped spoken vocals and hypnotic melody. Miami house producer Jesse Perez works his magic on the track with a bouncy body-jerking beat typical of his signature bass-heavy sound. This revamp presents a trance-infused track with a lot of mesmerising groove that might just get you talking to aliens…

Download and steam here 🎧

16/03/18 - 10:43

'Cola' goes platinum in Austrlia πŸ™ŒπŸ½

Download and stream here πŸŽ§

15/03/18 - 13:32

Franky Rizardo, Josh Butler & Low Steppa locked in for Defected Liverpool takeover πŸ”Š


A post shared by Defected Records (@defectedrecords) on Mar 14, 2018 at 6:04am PDT

Continuing the Road To Croatia, Defected returns to Arts Club on Sunday 6th May for its first party in five years, bringing a massive bank holiday showdown.

Franky Rizardo will be delivering your most-loved Defected anthems alongside label mate Josh Butler bringing his bass heavy sound guaranteed to get the party going. Low Steppa is also locked in to serve up some signature beats after completing his very first Defected Australia tour earlier this year.

Arts Club is a multi-function venue known for hosting live music bands as well as some of the premier dance music events in the city inside the industrial-style Victorian venue. Situated in Liverpool’s Ropewalk, the club sits at the heart of one of the city’s most buzzing nightlife centres, well-known for its lively music and culture scene.

Prepare yourself for a massive night of world-class house music as this Defected trio are set to make some serious waves in this rare Northern appearance. You won’t want to miss this.

Get your tickets here 🎟

15/03/18 - 12:40

Defected Records signs EP from Australian duo πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί

We are very excited to announce the signing of 'Run It By Me', a two-track EP from 24-year old duo Human Movement, who have previously released on Kitsuné and Polydor. Below is an exclusive preview of the title track, which is a slice of heaven and has us dreaming of Croatia, where the guys will be joining us for their debut... πŸ•Ί

Keep your ears peeled for the first ever full play in tomorrow's Defected Radio Show, but for now... check out their hot mix for Resident Advisor and the below video to see what they're all about!


12/03/18 - 11:30

The Highlights: Glitterbox at Ministry of Sound ✨

If you missed out on all the Glitterbox fun at Ministry of Sound in London last Saturday, fear not, watch back the WHOLE night and catch up with all the best bits below...





09/03/18 - 13:00

Upcoming release: Dimitri From Paris Presents Le Chic Remix πŸ“€

Dimitri From Paris will be releasing a 10-track album covering reworks of much-loved classics including three unreleased tracks alongwith never before heard instrumentals of each.

Entrusted with the original studio masters from the late 70s/ early 80s, most of the songs are given a respectful new mix and arrangement, unveiling never-before-heard performances, turning the spotlight on the beautiful orchestrations of one the most unique and highly-revered production duos of the Disco era and beyond; Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards, along with their CHIC organization of musicians.

The compilation will be released under Glitterbox Recordings on vinyl, CD, download and streaming formats on 8th June.

Check out Dimitri's guest appearance on the Glitterbox Radio Show with Melvo Baptiste talking about all things CHIC.


07/09/17 - 13:19

Welcome to the Defected live blog...

A place where you can discover hot and exclusive news from the world of Defected - including brand new signings, event updates, content we're loving and a whole lot more! Keep it locked.