Every once in a while, a record comes along which resonates in a special way, stands the test of time, and brings the same reaction to the dancefloor now as it did on release all those years ago. Originally released in 2000 and now acquired by Defected over two decades later, ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ is one of those records. Announcing the acquisition back in March we now reveal the first remix of this beloved club anthem… 

With platinum-selling producer and long-time friend of Defected Purple Disco Machine on remix duties alongside regular collaborator Lorenz Rhode, this hotly anticipated mix has been teased at parties across the globe throughout summer ’21 including our Croatia and London events. As the unmistakable vocal of Sophie Ellis-Bextor still shines centre stage, Purple Disco Machine and Lorenz Rhode’s signature glowy synths, punchy drum programming and filtered bassline grab your attention from the get-go. 

Given the seal of approval from Spiller and Sophie themselves, this gold-standard remix continues to cement the legacy of ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ for years to come. With further remixes, limited edition vinyl and much more in the works, this is the start of exciting things to come as ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ enters its phase two…

 “When I heard that Defected had signed the rights to release ‘Groovejet’ I immediately asked them if I could get involved on a remix as this is one of my all-time favourite disco house tracks. I had a vision to bring a more live organic funk feel to this rework, so I brought in my long time collaborator and great friend Lorenz Rhode who is a world class musician to produce it with me. We are really pleased with what we did and hope that everyone loves it as much as us” – Purple Disco Machine

“I couldn’t be happier with the remix, they did an awesome job with the new arrangement and the song gets a new life on those breakdowns.” – Cristiano Spiller

“Needless to say I’m hyped that we got to remix a classic of this calibre! When Spiller’s original came out I had it on repeat for months. Purple Disco Machine and I were going to get together for a session in Dresden anyway - the first in his new studio - so this remix came at a perfect time. Tino suggested we don’t use the famous instrumental loop but rather approach it as a new production for Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s iconic vocal. When we made that breakdown in the middle, leaving nothing but lush Roland JX-8P chords and Sophie’s chorus line that every person knows by heart... goosebumps and we knew we were onto something.” – Lorenz Rhode

Spiller featuring Sophie Ellis Bextor ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love) (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)’ is out via Defected on 5th November. Pre-order HERE.