Deeper Purpose & GUZ make their DFTD debut with a collaborative release, ‘That Sound’, featuring Canadian rapper and songwriter Dope Earth Alien. Deeper Purpose’s experience on the London underground scene has translated to US success with releases on John Summit's Expert’s Only and Fisher's Catch and Release imprints.
Leeds grown DJ duo Audiojack return to DFTD with ‘Mover’, a two-track package that showcases their club sound. Having met in Ibiza in the noughties, the northern house DJs and Gruuv label bosses apparently ‘established themselves with a string of chart-topping releases and industry accolades’ in the years that followed.
A joint DFTD debut from Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Redlight who come together on ‘Regulate’, a headsy cut combining their club experience and production skills. With a chugging bassline, ascending synth lines and steady percussion, a vocal adds a hypnotic quality to the record that aims to stay with you beyond the dancefloor.
With Jamie Jones’ ‘My Paradise’ a possible runner as summer 2022’s Ibiza anthem, receiving support across the board from underground tastemakers to daytime radio, Brazilian Vintage Culture now steps up to remix the track to add to its ascent.
With a catalogue of club tracks already bursting at its seams, Darius Syrossian returns to DFTD for his latest delivery of potential dancefloor-ready house, following his collab with George Smeddles on the label Back In The Dance.
Claptone delivers possibly one of summer 2022’s most in-demand records for his single debut on Defected. A homage to one of the 2000’s most iconic club records, a big rubbery bassline and brassy saxophone hook give ‘Calabria’ its warm familiarity that aims to enthral dancefloors.
Born out of a lockdown night when their usual Saturday night plans were off limits, Defected regular Darius Syrossian and South Records boss George Smeddles decided to cook something up for the anticipated return to the club.