Leading house music label Defected Records is linking up with Apple Music to capture two decades of house music chronicles, going live with its entire back catalogue of Defected In The House DJ mixes.
Exclusive to Apple Music and brimming with house heroes and curated mixes by the world’s finest DJs, fans can relive their musical memories in an instant. Ranging from classic compilations from seasoned selectors like Louie Vega, Gilles Peterson and Jazzy Jeff to more new era contributions featuring Sam Divine, Sonny Fodera and DJ Haus, this move is set to provide a comprehensive look at Defected’s rich history.
Available for the first time to stream, the In The House archive includes Loco Dice, Dimitri From Paris, Tensnake and Melé mixes and will be accompanied alongside mix collections including Def Mix Classics (Frankie Knuckles, David Morales and Satoshi Tommiie’s finest productions and remixes), Soul Heaven masterclasses from house heroes Dennis Ferrer and Kerri Chandler and much more, all demonstrating the art of compilation. Granting access like never before to Defected’s most influential mixes going back to the early noughties, the compilations will span its unique catalogue while leaving the door open to preceding eras. With legendary spinners like Danny Krivit and Kevin Saunderson joining the classic compilation crew, participating in this initiative has become a rite of passage for artists – a seminal career milestone.
“House music has been a constant for over three decades. Defected is proud to have curated this incredible series featuring the scene’s most prominent DJ/producers. The fact that these sets still stand strong is testament to the scene’s classic and enduring sound.“ – Simon Dunmore, Founder, Defected Records
“Defected have been leaders in the global dance scene for over 20 years, helping to shape club culture and drive the sounds we hear on the dancefloor. The Defected In the House DJ mix series represents the very best from the scene, and we’re very excited to bring this classic catalogue to streaming for the first time, while ensuring the creators involved are compensated fairly.” – Kieran Mansfield, Major Partnerships Lead, Apple Music
With these influential DJs taking on the role of sonic tour guide with their carefully curated selections, each In The House compilation is a narrative of their musical journeys.
Seen in colour by specially commissioned artwork unique to Defected’s vision, the label’s evolutionary and pioneering spirit is reflected across the series.
Since its first release in ’99, Defected Records has made an indelible imprint on UK dance music, dedicated to delivering the finest in house. While quality control never falters, growth remains. As stated by Simon Dunmore, “Defected is not a record label anymore. We’re much more than that.”