New York house label Nu Groove will release new music for the first time in almost 30 years this March. Debuting with a special 12”, NYC DJ/producer Jovonn and Swiss Character Records boss Deetron will be the first to release on the refreshed label, with Defected Records overseeing the new era of the label, since acquiring the catalogue in 2017.
With a string of chart releases and underground tracks to his name, Vito Lucente is possibly one of Europe’s essential house names. From the cross-over hit ‘Make Luv’ produced under his Room 5 moniker, his Junior Jack alias allowed him to explore a much clubbier sound.
When Radio 1’s Danny Howard brought his Lockdown Linkup series to the world in 2020, he set about teaming up various dance producers for a collection of collaborations. Among those set up by the series was long-time friend of Defected Dennis Ferrer and South London trio Disciples, making for an unexpected transatlantic partnership.
Glitterbox Virtual Festival joins forces with sister label Defected to present We Dance As One, a live-streamed music event from Defected. On Friday 18 December Glitterbox will provide the festive party, encouraging party-starved people around the world to get on their best dancefloor-ready outfits and tune in to the ‘Love Stream’ to let loose safely at home.
Defected launches its first ever four-part thought leadership series We Talk As One from tomorrow, Friday 27 November to Friday 18 December, bringing together over 20 people to discuss the present and future of the music and digital media industries, in a free-to-access virtual roundtable format.
Defected Records welcomes Chicago’s Mike Dunn into their list of House Masters with this compilation. Charting Mike’s career that spans over three decades, this 40-track collection features tracks from Mike’s catalogue alongside newer productions from the Windy City native, while exploring the aliases that made him part of the underground like MD X-Spress, MD III and The Jass Man.
After releasing Louie Vega and The Martinez Brothers’ ‘Let It Go’ earlier this summer, Defected now deliver a remix from Australian DJ and producer Dom Dolla. The original record, a homage to NYC’s rich Latin American dance culture, was a soulful and groove-filled production from two generations of the city’s DJ/producers.
Coming as the follow up to ‘Pump It Up’, Endor returns to Defected with his latest offering ‘Fur’. With accolades that include playlisting on Radio 1, Kiss and Capital FM, reaching #8 in the UK Singles chart and #1 on the USA Billboard Dance, and amassing over 218M streams, ‘Fur’ now sees Endor return to his club roots with a bumpy, driving dose of house.
Defected recently announced the relaunch of the Faith fanzine with its Autumn 2020 issue, in collaboration with its creators Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson and Dave Jarvis. A free fanzine for those into music, fashion and culture, Faith existed as a print mag for seven years from 1999, apparently gathering a fierce cult following and spawning an online forum that set “the agenda for the next decade of the Internet,” before relaunching in 2020.