Tag: Defected

DHA Mix #356 By Laolu

Laolu is a Geneva-based versatile and dynamic DJ/producer who’s rapidly establishing himself as one of the rising new forces of the electronic scene. With a background that includes releases on the likes of Innervisions, Freude Am Tanzen, Get Physical, Defected, Compost Records, successful collaborations with Mr Raoul K and support from the likes of Dixon and Black Coffee, Laolu stands out with his signature sophisticated, efficient and unmistakably distinct sound. This ruff techno, heart warming house style that is both sophisticated and raw at once is on full display here as Laolu brings the 256th edition in our mix series. ... Read more

[Playlist] Purple Disco Machine’s Musical Autobiography

Purple Disco Machine has been shaking up Dance Music since 2009 with his highly successful disco house project. Over the near-decade since, this German artist received numerous including ranking #18 in Beatport’s all-time Top 100 artists chart, releasing on labels such as Defected, OFF Recordings, Club Sweat and Spinnin’ Deep plus amassing a mouth-watering remix résumé of like Jamiroquai, Gorillaz, Two Door Cinema Club, New Order, Claptone, Tom Odell, Faithless, Shapeshifters, Hercules & Love Affair and Sigma Ft. Paloma Faith, as well as a recent Essential Mix. With all of this success, the talented artist has also recently released 13-track ... Read more

DHA Mix #304 By Habischman

Habischman is a name synonymous with a driving, accomplished sound and style that translates fluently between the underground and crossover clubs alike. As he continues to rise in notoriety Habischman has gained widespread support from the industry including Pete Tong, Booka Shade, Nicole Moudaber, Dave Seaman and John Digweed, through releases on the likes of Moda Black, Defected, Global Underground, Get Physical, Viva Music, Noir and more. Now, one of Iran’s top musical exports preps his forthcoming release “Closure” on Hot Since 82‘s Knee Deep in Sound. The smooth, relentless club track will surely be a staple of the late ... Read more

Interview: Raw District

The fledgling house project Raw District comes as a collaboration between Belgian duo Vernon Bara and Massimo DaCosta. Originally introduced to dance music as production duo Vernon&DaCosta, the new Raw District project focuses on the deeper and darker side of house music. So far, the music of raw District has already been featured on esteemed labels like Crosstown Rebels, Souvenir Music, Defected, and Innervisions (not to mention an exclusive DHA mix) as their prolific DJ tour schedule takes them to virtually all points of the globe including a residency at Belgium’s Labyrinth Club. This summer, that busy schedule includes a ... Read more

DHA Mix #287 By Toto Chiavetta

Toto Chiavetta is an Italian DJ and Producer who has been a staple of his local scene since the late 1990s. Having not received an extensive musical background whilst growing up, Toto Chiavetta is a self taught musician, beginning his foray into electronic music with the most rudimentary of equipment. Now, his deep, organic, and techno influenced sound is in high demand the world over, while his productions are staples of Innervisions, as well as having been featured on Yoruba, Ibadan, Defected, Soul Heaven, and AtJazz Record Company. Here, Toto Chiavetta brings us his trademark sound for the 287th instalment ... Read more

DHA Mix #274 By Raw District

Under the name Vernon&DaCosta, Vernon Bara and Massimo DaCosta had released on the likes of OM Records, AMA Rec, Robsoul, Aroma, OFF, Icon, Doubledown and many more. Since 2013, the Belgian duo has shifted focus to becoming Raw District in order to focus on the deeper and darker side of house music, and with releases on Crosstown Rebels, Souvenir Music, Defected, and soon on Innervisions, the duo has undoubtedly secured themselves as in-demand and talented producers. Aside from their studio prowess, Raw District are known for their reputation as reputable DJs, especially following their appearances at the likes of Extrema ... Read more

Premiere: E&P – Sundroina feat Jinadu (Original Mix)

Learning to distance yourself and reflecting on life, E&P premiere their new track “Sundroina” and it’s the perfect start to your Sunday.  Composed of Berliner Ed Ed and Petja Virikko, Sundroina is the new collaboration from the two producers. Last month Ed Ed delivered us a moving tech-house mix that sampled today’s premiere. The track has an airy feel to it which complements the warm vocals. The track was inspired by a break-up and reflects aspects of learning to let go of someone as well as understanding the difficulties to do so. Having recorded the track between dance hotspots London and ... Read more

DEFECTED Croatia Announces Phase I Line-up

Expanding to SIX days this years, Defected is presenting it’s Croatia’s offspring for another edition of sunny celebration of house music and revealing it’s first names in the line-up. Which this edition it is all about melodic sunny tunes, so perfectly fit for the location of the Tisno Garden. See also: Your Ultimate Guide To Croatia’s Massive Festival Circuit Starting with several house legends, Detroit-rooted MK (aka Marc Kinchen), dancefloor’s favourite Todd Terry and coming back for possibly another stunning headline set after the last year’s one, is Dennis Ferrer, who is also the man behind the 500th release of Defected. The two joined by the man of ... Read more

Interview: Shadow Child

A name that has revelled in the limelight since his involvement with record label Dirtybird, Shadow Child is no stranger to the fast evolving house music industry. Boasting impeccable production skills his first dominant release ‘String Thing’, fell into the hands of Eats Everything and Claude Von Stroke, back in 2012. For Shadow Child his production simply began as a side project, but he quickly adapted a distinctive sound, full of cluttering bass and big drops. The uniqueness of his creative sound has landed Shadow Child some huge collaborative productions, alongside Ben Pearce, Huxley and Bodhi. He continues his involvement ... Read more

Interview: Franky Rizardo

Franky Rizardo, one of Holland’s finest young electronic music exports, continues to push himself as a DJ with a distinctive style that works across stages and clubs, big and small. A prolific producers, with releases on the likes of Defected, Saved!, Simma Black, and, of course, his own LTF Records, Franky is also the purveyor of his FLOW concept; one that continues to develop into a recognisable icon in the house music landscape, emerging from its humble beginnings via Slam.FM. Anticipating this year’s Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Franky will bring FLOW back to AIR alon with Mat.Joe, Secondcity, Benny Rodrigues, ... Read more

Premiere: Dennis Ferrer – Maniac 3000 (Original Mix)

Good things come to those who wait’… Especially to those who wait for the next original Dennis Ferrer release on his imprint, Objektivity. ‘Maniac 3000’ is the second anthemic single from Ferrer’s much anticipated upcoming album on Defected, ‘Paranoia Aftermath’, to drop early 2017. Tapping into his techno-roots for this one, Ferrer has managed to create an unlikely union between the groovy techno drums and the suspense of arpeggiated synth line. In Ferrer’s own words the track was ‘an attempt to go backwards, to move forward’. “Maniac 3000” is available 29 September via Objektivity Soundcloud Artist Page [soundcloud url=”https://soundcloud.com/deep-house-amsterdam/dennis-ferrer-maniac-3000-objektivity-1″ comments=”true” auto_play=”false” ... Read more

DHA Mixtape #222 By Amtrac

Amtrac is a multi-talented artist who can electrify an audience, be it with a moving live music performance or by working dancefloors up to a sweat with his driving yet funk-filled DJ sets. Lured into dance by The Prodigy and Chemical Brothers, these influences can clearly be heard on his debut LP, “Came Along”. From there, he branched out even further with “Hey There Kiddo”, an all-sample opus, and “The Scheme”. As quality as his original work may be, the calling card of his career is the remix, a coveted commodity in today’s music business, from majors like Interscope, Warner ... Read more

The Social Festival Podcast + Interview By Mark Fanciulli

Mark Fanciulli is an innovative and forward thinking producer whose dexterity and creativity behind the decks have made him a much desired DJ around the world since his 2011 debut. That debut was the Rejected tune with “The Tide”, kicked off a release schedule that has included imprints like Area Remote, Defected, Leena Music, and Saved!, all of which have found themselves in the bags of many top DJs around the world. With such an output of music, Mark Fanciulli has found himself killing the floors of clubs like El Row, Studio 80, Space Ibiza and Ministry of Sound, while ... Read more

Interview: Roger Sanchez

From humble New York City beginnings to multi-year Ibiza residencies; from digging in dusty crates to headlining festival main-stages around the world, Roger Sanchez has truly blazed his own path in this thing we call House Music. What began in the late 80s in Corona, Queens, attending parties by the Bronx River and other jams as a break-dancer and graffiti artist, Roger Sanchez was introduced to DJing through friends, trying his hand in an organic environment where his creativity behind the decks flourished from a few singles into an ambitious catalogue of over two thousand original productions and remixes. The ... Read more

Defected Croatia Brings Its House Hedonism To The Adriatic

Launching in August, famed imprint and all around dance music brand Defected brings its selection of house masters to the shores of the Adriatic over 5 days. Defected Croatia is a festival taking place at the idyllic Garden Resort in Trisno, Croatia. A combined selection of beach and boat parties, as well as a main stage will create a unique clubbing experience, while the likes of Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Dennis Ferrer, Julio Bashmore, Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, Guti (Live), Nick Curly, Osunlade, Noir, Riva Starr, and way more bring the tunes. Amongst the artists, Defected In The House, Strictly ... Read more