• we are defected. this is our house!  (4 CD set, £12.25)

    label: defected

    Featuring the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Shakedown, MK, Oliver Dollar, Bob Sinclar, Fish Go Deep, Cleptomaniacs, DJ Gregory, Tensnake and Kings Of Tomorrow, this 4CD anthology includes the hits, underground anthems and classics past and present from one of the world’s most celebrated house music labels. In 2016, Defected remains at the top of its game. The diversity of the artists they work with has allowed Defected to flourish like no other label, establishing itself as a brand with credibility and attracting a loyal following across the globe thanks to the high musical standards to which they adhere. House music is now an inherent part of millions of peoples' lives around the world. From their first release to their last, Defected has played and continues to play an iconic role in the house music scene. Now, the definitive records from Defected’s 17 years in the game have been collected together for the very first time. Split over four CDs, each CD giving a nod toward the various aspects of the label’s output, ‘We Are Defected. This Is Our House’ is both an essential collection of seminal house music for lifelong fans and a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Defected. CD One celebrates the chart hits: those records that were born in the clubs and dancefloors but went on to crossover into the mainstream. These are the stadium records, the festival anthems that you don’t have to be a househead to have heard of. Records like ‘Most Precious Love’, ‘Hey Hey’, ‘Look Right Through’ and ‘The Cure & The Cause’ – immortal strokes of musical genius that transcended the underground. CD Two is all about the classics, tracks that while not achieving the status of a crossover hit are absolutely definitive in their own right. These are the records DJs reach for to save a flagging dancefloor, or to send a peaktime crowd into frenzy. Candi Staton ‘Hallelujah Anyway’ (Larse Vocal), Dubtribe Sound System ‘Do It Now’, Noir & Haze ‘Around’ (Solomun Vox) and DJ Gregory ‘Elle’ are just some of the selections from this CD which arguably defines the Defected ethos more than any other. CD Three delves into the underground, featuring the records that Defected have championed via the most vital element of the house scene - the clubs. Many of the inclusions are records that have been previously released on other labels, highlighting another key facet to Defected, that of identifying and championing those quality records that totally deserve to be brought to a wider club audience. Take tracks like Âme ‘Rej’, Osunlade ‘Envision’ and Intruder featuring Jei ‘Amame’. All are flawless club records from incredible artists that will stand the test of time. Finally, CD Four wraps things up with the current. Defected has always managed to balance the classic with the contemporary, referencing the past to look to the future and working with cutting-edge artists in the process. Here you’ll find tracks from a whole bunch of house music’s current stars including Purple Disco Machine, Mr. G, Lee Walker and Hercules & Love Affair. With 60 tracks, ‘We Are Defected. This Is Our House’ is a house music collection you need in your life.

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