“I’m so thrilled and excited to be officially extending my relationship with Defected by signing a long-term record deal with them - Defected has been my favorite label even before I started making music so this really is a dream come true!” – OFFAIAH

From the bumping Defected debut ‘Work It Out’ in 2018 to his expansive club cut ‘Private Show’ earlier this year, by way of ‘Push Pull’, ‘Somewhere Special’ and ‘Soldier’, not to mention remixes for Jack Back and Roberto Surace, OFFAIAH’s name has become synonymous with club-rocking consistency for all discerning house heads. For that reason we are honoured to announce his signing to the label for a long-term deal, including a forthcoming album. 

First of the new material is ‘Play It By Ear’, which was debuted by OFFAIAH in his set for the Defected Virtual Festival on 8th May. Sporting OFFAIAH’s signature seductive vocal and an irresistible bouncing bassline, ‘Play It By Ear’ immediately turned heads. 

"OFFAIAH is a record labels dream. Relentlessly productive in the studio, he has been consistent in his quality output for the last 3 years. We remain committed in our investment in new music so it is great business for Defected to secure another top drawer artist with crossover potential." - Simon Dunmore

Having worked closely with OFFAIAH to deliver a number of his previous singles and to bring him in to the label long-term, A&R Manager Adrienne Bookbinder said: “Following a consistent string of punchy releases with OFFAIAH, ‘Play It By Ear’ felt like an apt first single to drop after penning a long-term record deal together. His music is always so well-crafted and undoubtedly connects. He’s an absolute pleasure to work with and we couldn’t be more excited that OFFAIAH has chosen Defected as his label home.” 

The record will be available to stream and download on Friday, 24th July. Getting a firm nod of approval from the boss too, Simon Dunmore included the record in his mix for Defected WWWorldwide, which is available to listen back in full on our YouTube. Check it out here:

Promising to deliver plenty more of your new favourite house records, OFFAIAH and Defected continue to prove a perfect match - watch this space for more unmissable beats.

'Play It By Ear' will be available to stream and download on Friday 24th July.