Picture this; in months to come we could be dancing together again, shifting from our living rooms to clubs, hearing our favourite records played out at events, getting lost in the music. With what is shaping up to be a magical summer, we thought it the right time to acknowledge the records that are going to see us through. Delve into our round-up of upcoming records and get acquainted with the tracks we are loving right now… 

Riva Starr featuring Phebe Edwards - Love Divine [Defected]

Riva Starr has made his return to Defected releasing ‘Love Divine’, his first original production on the imprint since 2016’s The Superdope EP. Featuring London vocalist Phebe Edwards, 'Love Divine' is a record we’re going to be hearing together on dancefloors very soon. Check out Riva's selections in his Love Divine chart… 

The Shapeshifters featuring Teni Tinks - You Ain’t Love [Glitterbox Recordings]

The Shapeshifters and Teni Tinks successfully join forces yet again with their latest collaborative release ‘You Ain’t Love’, a life-affirming disco belter sure to captivate, uplift and empower. Check out the official music video here:

Boys Noize featuring Jake Shears - All I Want [Defected] PRE-ORDER NOW

Following the runaway success of his label debut ‘Mvinline’, Boys Noize returns to Defected for the anticipated follow-up single ‘All I Want’, featuring the unmistakable vocals of Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears. ‘All I Want’ is available for pre-order now, landing on the 7th May, a record not to be slept on!

Kususa - Overtone [Sondela Recordings] PRE-ORDER NOW

Following releases on Black Coffee’s Soulistic Music and MoBlack Records, South African duo Kususa make their debut on Sondela Recordings with two-track package ‘Overtone’. Demonstrating the Afro tech sound at its finest, Sondela Recordings presents an exciting pair to firmly keep your eyes on. For more Afro tech vibes listen to the Sound of Sondela playlist… 

Hadiya George - Hot Flavor [The Remedy Project]

Coming as the first release on esteemed selector Melvo Baptiste’s new imprint The Remedy Project, Atlanta singer-songwriter Hadiya George presents her effortlessly cool vibe, enriched with soul; a stunning preview of what’s to come on The Remedy Project. For more Hadiya-esque music, divulge in her Traxsource chart here…  

Tete de la Course - Roses [Soulfuric Deep] PRE-ORDER NOW

Tete de la Course debuts on Soulfuric Deep with joyous cut ‘Roses’, building on his growing catalogue of releases on imprints such as Guesthouse, Mood Funk Records and his own label Poetry In Motion. ‘Roses’ is a record brimming with summertime energy, a dancefloor must! 

Yass & DJ Fudge - (I Know) I'm Losing You (Dr Packer Remix) [Big Love] PRE-ORDER NOW 

Parisian producer Yass and Barcelona's DJ Fudge came together for their joint Big Love debut '(I Know) I'm Losing You' earlier this year, delivering a serene slice of soul-infused house. Now master of the disco edit Dr Packer steps up on remix duties, adding his signature funk infused flare. What more could we want from this record… 

Honey Dijon featuring Annette Bowen & Nikki-O - Downtown [Classic Music Company]

Honey Dijon returns with the third single from her sophomore album ‘Black Girl Magic’, ‘Downtown’, featuring Annette Bowen and Nikki-O. this single follows on from initial previews of the LP ‘Not About You’ and ‘La Femme Fantastique’, and features two remixes from Master At Work Louie Vega. A record firmly on its way to being a certified banger in 2021 and beyond… 

Horse Meat Disco featuring Fi McCluskey - Love If You Need It [Glitterbox Recordings]

Following the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Love And Dancing’, Horse Meat Disco reveal their latest single ‘Love If You Need It’, a highlight from the LP, complete with remixes from Mousse T. and Dr Packer. Written by London singer-songwriter Fi McCluskey and long-time friend of the group Luke Solomon, Horse Meat Disco once again capture that warm glow of a night on the dancefloor with this slice of nu-disco joy. We can't wait to hear this one played out (preferably on repeat).

D.C. LaRue – Cathedrals [Faith]

1976 disco anthem ‘Cathedrals’ comes to Faith accompanied with new remixes of the original. Maurice Fulton takes a beautifully eccentric left field view that drips with drama. Chicago's Jamie 3:26 jacks it up chi-style but without ever losing the soulful essence of the track. Faith's Farley & Jarvis take a different approach choosing to loop the big hooks under some fresh 909 House beats creating what we hope will be a terrace summer anthem… 

Dimitri From Paris X Fiorious – Music Saved My Life [Glitterbox Recordings]

Dimitri now partners with NYC singer-songwriter Fiorious, an artist who represents the dawning of a new era in dance music talent, to release ‘Music Saved My Life’ on the label. A celebration of music’s ability to provide sanctuary and liberate, ‘Music Saved My Life’ encapsulates the ethos of the disco golden era and its modern-day equivalent, Glitterbox.

Immerse yourself in the sound of Defected with our official 'Defected 2021' playlist here: