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.
After two multi-room events using Twitch’s ‘Squad Stream’ technology, the Defected WWWorldwide series will come to a close tomorrow, reflecting the house music label’s summer of club events in Ibiza that have been postponed due to the global pandemic.