Defected, Glitterbox and Sondela will make collective debuts in South Africa in Cape Town and Johannesburg this December, for a whirlwind weekend of house music and disco. Across four club shows, the three brands will bring their unique event experiences to the new territory from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th December.
Providing the soundtrack for the tour will be Defected founder Simon Dunmore, Glitterbox Radio Show host Melvo Baptise, fan favourite and international star Sam Divine, and London’s Afro house champions Louie Dunmore and Sef Kombo, the co-founders of Sondela. With each brand demonstrating its own unique sonic aesthetic, this combined tour will showcase the very best of Defected and its family of labels during the weekend.
Defected founder and A&R Consultant Simon Dunmore added: “I’m first and foremost a lover of good music and good parties, and South Africa shares that passion with me, so to tour these three Defected Records labels to SA in their first big summer back, is the chance of a lifetime and I can’t wait to grab it with both hands.”
“The connection and love of house music is something that South Africans hold close to our hearts. It is the soundtrack to our soul and everyday lives and dancefloor desires. So, bringing in these incredible brands to our shores is long overdue and we can't wait to show them to this whole, dance-loving country,” says Shaun Duwe, XS co-founder and promoter.
As well as the parties, Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore will chair a panel at Bridges For Music in Cape Town, a non-profit South African organisation that Defected has supported by sponsoring five students per term since 2020. Since launching in 2021, Sondela Recordings has also donated all label revenue to the non-profit organisation gathering key players of the music industry to support responsible progress in developing countries.
Tickets for all events are available HERE.