On what is traditionally one of clubland’s busiest weekends, Defected Records will continue their Virtual Residency tomorrow with a line-up of international talent, including Calvin Harris’ debut appearance as Love Regenerator. Defected are encouraging music fans to stay inside to enjoy DJs streaming direct from their own homes and studios, alongside exclusive sets from previous Defected events.
Defected are committing to continuing the broadcasts for as long as possible, while again encouraging donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund with a button appearing alongside the stream.
Headlining the virtual event, Calvin Harris will DJ under new alias Love Regenerator, which he debuted earlier this year. Said to be inspired by, “early rave, breaks, techno and house,” this stream will be one of his first DJ sets under the alter-ego.
Highlights will also include DJ sets from Defected residents Sam Divine, David Penn and Mambo Brothers, who will be doing a unique Ibiza sunset inspired set, delivering the Balearic vibe to people’s living rooms around the world. House artists Roger Sanchez and Mike Dunn join the line-up alongside South Africa’s Black Motion and Claptone.
The stream aims to provide an essential soundtrack to the current lockdowns being enforced around the world, and a welcome uplift for those in isolation. Defected’s ‘Our House. Your House. United. Together’ message accompanying this week’s event is clear, encouraging people to stay home and connect virtually through the power of music.
Next in the residency, Defected’s sister label Glitterbox will host its debut Virtual Festival on Friday 17 April, with a line-up including Bob Sinclar, Purple Disco Machine, Natasha Diggs, Melvo Baptiste and Simon Dunmore, plus more to be announced in due course.