Having made Sonny Fodera a key part of their family in recent times, Defected honours one of house music’s brightest current stars by asking him to curate the latest edition of “In The House”.
As anyone who has been to one of his shows anywhere in the world will attest, Sonny Fodera is a dance music superstar. In the last year he played Amnesia no fewer than six times, headlined club and festivals on most major continents, released his music on Defected as well as Visionquest and Dirtybird. As well as his solo works, Sonny has put out massive hits with Chicago legend Green Velvet and Gene Farris and added his own spin on a massive remix for Rudimental.
For his “In the House” mix, Sonny shows cultured understanding of house music from across the ages. The whole thing is littered with plenty of his own magical and wholly exclusive tracks (including Sonny Fodera ft. Alex Mills – ‘Always Gonna Be,’ Sonny Fodera ft. Shannon Saunders ‘Over This’ and ‘The Definition’ amongst many others). Some are remixes with Mat.Joe, more than a few are cuts from his much anticipated second album and some are exclusive edits. Along the way Sonny works with talented new school vocal stars like Alex Mills, Joe Le Groove and Shannon Saunders and proves with his many remixes that he is just as great at adding his own stamp on the work of others as he is at conjuring up fresh beats of his own.
Disc 1 is a largely Sonny focussed affair with many exclusive cuts of his, as well as remixes of his work by stars like Doorly. Disc 2 finds him mixing up his own work with some key influences such as label mate Franky Rizardo, Classic man Seven Davis Jr, DirtyBird boss Claude Vonstroke and new school stars like Josh Butler. The third and final disc is a collection of Sonny’s own originals and remixes and is a top testament to his skill as a studio wizard as well as DJ icon.
Sonny Fodera In The House is out 29 January on Defected Records. Pre order here