Defected kicked off 2019 with a series of special events and announcements celebrating 20 years of the label and everything there is to love about house music. On Friday, 4 January 2019, BBC Radio 1 broadcast the year's first Essential Mix, an extra special ‘Influences Essential Mix’ by Simon Dunmore that provided, in Simon’s own words, “an insight into the music I love and that continues to influence everything we aspire to achieve at Defected Records, as we celebrate 20 years in the house!”
Defected launched a brand new online platform at ‘defected.com’, providing a one-stop-shop for the entire label’s catalogues, editorial, tickets, merchandise (including a custom ‘Defected 20’ Alpha Industries jacket collaboration) and more.
Defected London FSTVL, a debut one-day 5-stage event, was announced, taking place successfully yesterday, and completing a summer diary of two concurrent Ibiza seasons, worldwide tours and the fourth annual Defected Croatia festival.
Building on the success of recent sell out shows at Ministry of Sound, Studio 338 and Printworks, the 10,000+ capacity festival was the natural next step for Defected’s events in London.
Meanwhile the house releases keep coming from all the labels, with new music scheduled from Todd Edwards, Purple Disco Machine, Honey Dijon, Low Steppa and many more.