‘DJ to some of London’s most exclusive nights’, a classically trained musician and long-time face of Soho’s Black Market Records, Tel Aviv born but a Londoner through-and-through, Hilit Kolet now prepares to reveal her debut production ‘Techno Disco’, a jacking track that aims to set dancefloors alight.
‘Defected presents Most Rated Summer 2021’ aims to honour the wealth and variety of house music recently created, played and enjoyed across the globe, showcasing the records that might dominate club sound systems as the world opens up, and the possible future classics due to resonate on dancefloors.
Now taking place on the rescheduled dates 25– 26 September, Defected recently announced the line-up for its upcoming London party at outdoor events space The Drumsheds. Hosting stages curated by Defected, Glitterbox, Classic Music Company, DVINE Sounds, 4 To The Floor & Faith and Sondela, the event is its first party back in the capital.
Californian Miguel Migs’ delivers new album ‘Shaping Visions’ on Soulfuric Deep, his first LP since ‘Dim Division’ on Soul Heaven Records/Defected in 2014. Defected has cared for Soulfuric as part of its label group since 2017, with the Soulfuric Deep branch of the imprint making a fitting home for Migs’ latest LP.
After a year of aiming to bring people together through their Virtual Festival series, Defected and Glitterbox recently announced two club and festival tours across 29 dates, featuring their first events back in over 14 months. Defected’s Virtual to Reality tour will see the brand take its house parties across the UK and Europe for a run of events from July through to New Year’s Eve.
Chicago artist Mike Dunn has been behind a number of house’s popular tracks, but as he donned his MD X-Spress alias to speak the lyrics, “God made me funky, and I’m glad he blessed me that way…” he never could have anticipated the reaction the track would still get on dancefloors nearly three decades later.
Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition, Defected is set to return to Croatia this August, returning to The Garden, Tisno from Thursday 5 – Tuesday 10 August 2021 for six days of house on the Adriatic coast. Carl Craig, Floorplan, Louie Vega, Jamie 3:26 and Jaden Thompson, join 90 plus DJs and live acts performing with headliners including Armand Van Helden, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Moodymann and Purple Disco Machine.
Defected are set to make their US radio show debut tomorrow on the satellite dance music station, SiriusXM. “House Music All Life Long” aims to be an immersive escape designed with only one purpose in mind - to deliver listeners directly into the sweet bosom of house music for two full hours each month.
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.