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Tomorrowland 2023 stage hosts

Tomorrowland has revealed the stage hosts for its 2023 flagship Belgian festival, which this year runs over the weekends of 21st - 23rd and 28th - 30th...

Defected announces 2023 Ibiza residency at Eden

Defected will return to Ibiza club Eden once again next summer for another residency.


The label and club brand will take over Fridays at the...

Thakzin debuts on Sondela Recordings with ‘The Magnificent Dance’: Listen

Thakzin has released a new track, ‘The Magnificent Dance. Check it out below. 


Out now through Defected’s Sondela Recordings, the track marks the first...

Defected Records is now the shirt sponsor for Dulwich Hamlet F.C.

Defected Records is the new shirt sponsor for South London football team Dulwich Hamlet for the 2022/23 season.


The record label and football team have...

A photo of the pool and crowd at Defected's Malta festival with an image of someone in a Defected t shirt taking a photo

After hugely successful residencies in Ibiza, a festival in Croatia, and regular tours around the world, Defected’s latest festival destination is in Malta. Ria Hylton heads to the island to take in the inaugural event

“This festival is right up your stream,” someone purrs down the phone in a voice note to a friend. It’s the third and final day...

Defected and Glitterbox announce line-ups for New Year's parties at Printworks

Defected and Glitterbox have revealed the full line-up for their respective takeovers of London's Printworks this New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.


Handling the...

Simon Dunmore steps down as CEO of Defected Records as label is acquired

Simon Dunmore has stepped down as CEO of Defected Records following a management buyout.


Defected's former Managing Director and now-CEO Wez Saunders, who joined the...

Defected Malta

Defected has announced the full line-up for its debut festival in Malta.


Taking place from the 7th - 9th October 2022 in St Paul's Bay...

Defected announces full line-up for massive The Warehouse Project party

Defected has revealed the line-up to its October takeover of the Warehouse Project in Manchester.


Groove Armada, Crazy P, Dan Shake, Jamie 3:26, Bob Sinclair...

Get To Know: Kirollus

Get acquainted with Kirollus, the Brighton-based DJ, Defected broadcaster and vinyl seller bringing his love for rare funk, boogie and soul to the masses

In 2020, if you were maxing out on DJ mixes in the Covid pandemic’s first wave, it would have been hard to miss Kirollus. The...

Defected’s Sondela imprint announces Ibiza’s first Afro house residency at Bora Bora

Ibiza is getting its first Afro house residency, helmed by Defected's Sondela label at beach club Bora Bora.


Label heads Sef Kombo and Louie Dunmore...

Collage of photos taken by Bill Bernstein

Bill Bernstein dedicated three years of his life to capturing the essence of the ‘70s New York disco scene. Here, Simon Doherty talks to him about some of his most iconic photographs, including images of Studio 54, Larry Levan, Odyssey Disco Club Dancefloor — made famous by Saturday Night Fever in 1977 — and more

The year was 1977. The disco scene was peaking, bringing with it unprecedented levels of euphoria. A specific set of sociological conditions (post-Stonewall riot, post-onset...

Defected Ibiza

Defected has announced its line-ups for this year's Ibiza season. The UK-based house music institution will host events at two iconic clubs on the White Isle...

New photography exhibition, Last Dance, celebrates New York's legendary '70s nightclubs

Glitterbox is set to host a free exhibition displaying the work of New York City '70s club photographer Bill Bernstein this April.


Hosted at Glitterbox...

London is getting a new open-air club, Dockyards

A new open-air events space, Dockyards, is set to open in London later this year.


The brainchild of Broadwick Live – the company behind Printworks...

Kings Of Tomorrow

A soulful house classic, Kings Of Tomorrow’s ‘Finally’ appealed across the board thanks to its universal lyric and hopeful message. Kristan J Caryl talks to vocalist Julie McKnight, co-producer Jay Sealee, Defected’s Simon Dunmore and Bushwacka about its evergreen appeal

“I was visiting my cousin Jay,” remembers Julie McKnight of one special night in a New Jersey living room 20 years ago. “Sandy, the other...

Printworks

Printworks has announced a number of new artists and shows for Spring/Summer 2022. 


The London venue, which is celebrating five years of parties in the...

DJ EZ, Derrick Carter and Floorplan are among those due to play the dual London events

London's Printworks is linking up with Defected and Glitterbox for its New Year's Eve and New Year's Day parties this year.

On 31st December, it's...

Moodymann, Jayda G and Floorplan will also be heading to the Adriatic coast next month

Armand van Helden, Honey Dijon and Roger Sanchez are among the artists locked for Defected's Croatia festival next month.

Taking place from the 6th to...

The garage legend will release the archive via Defected next month

Todd Edwards’ back catalogue is set to hit streaming services for the first time.

New Jersey-born garage legend Todd Edwards is considered one of the...