This months Defected sampler is STACKED full of proper heaters from Glitterbox, Dvine Sounds, DFTD, Stay True Sounds, Faith, Soulfuric Deep and D4D4nce.
Superlover “Piano Pump (NiCe7 Remix)” [Glitterbox]
‘Piano Pump’ from Berlin’s Superlover first filled floors in 2019, blending house and Italo disco for an understated record with international appeal. The certified tune then caught the attention of the Italian duo NiCe7, who now the pair disco-fy ‘Piano Pump’ with an exclusive Glitterbox remix.
MD X-Spress “God Made Me Phunky (Jess Bays Remix)” [Dvine Sounds]
Suitable for any dancefloor, Chicago House Master Mike Dunn’s silky smooth, garage-transcending release has not aged a day since ’94, and now Jess Bays distils the addictive essence of the track and reignites it for dancefloors, taking the signature bassline and adding a chunky, wobbly feel as the compelling looped rhythms come to the forefront.
Roach Motel “Wild Luv (Harry Romero Remix)” [Faith]
From the minds of British house pioneers Heller & Farley, the hugely influential Roach Motel defined the sound of the 90s. Now, 30 years later, their ‘94 underground staple ‘Wild Luv’ receives a 2023 update from New Jersey legend Harry ‘Choo Choo’ Romero on Faith. Serving as both a remix and a remaster, the updated version of this timeless track raises the stakes to new house heights..
Miguel Migs featuring Aya “Into The Red Sky” (Migs Extended Salty Touch Dub) [Soulfuric Deep]
Miguel Migs ‘Into The Red Sky’ is an intimate, idiosyncratic record on Soulfuric Deep. Featuring delicate vocals from long-time collaborator Aya, ‘Into The Red Sky’ re-introduced the Californian native’s unique deep house aesthetic to the world.
Stefan Braatz & Virgo Four “Everyman Jack” [Nu Groove]
Berlin club favourite Stefan Braatz lands on Nu Groove collaborating with the genre-defining and introspective Virgo Four. Throughout their careers, the producers have become favourites of house heads in the know. With Braatz being inspired by the Chicago house that Virgo Four built, their collaboration captures the very best of the new and the old; ‘Everyman Jack’ is a melting pot of these disparate influences, from European techno and synth to rhythmic Afro-house, deep and expansive, modern yet timeless, and utterly full of life.
SIO X Atmos Blaq “Fault” [Stay True Sounds]
A deeply personal introspection, Sio and Atmos Blaq deliver ‘Fault, an emotive and captivating offering of Afro-tech brilliance. Immersing listeners in their thoughts, this collaborative work brings a striking production from two of South Africa’s most exciting artists.
Majestic featuring Sara Sukkha “Dance All Night” [DFTD]
Majestic quickly became a household name following a string of immensely successful club-ready releases, with his Boney M. remix ‘Rasputin’ dominating the airwaves throughout 2021. Now the British heavy hitter returns with a DFTD debut built for the club, ‘Dance All Night’. Addictive, machine-like vocals from featured artist Sara Sukkha contrast with Majestic’s driving syncopated beats, preparing us for a heavy summer of 24-hour partying and house hedonism.
Ofenbach X HOLA! “On The Floor” [D4D4nce]
HOLA!’s ‘On The Floor’, originally released in Summer 2021, gained significant radio attention and shot up the UK Shazam chart thanks to its bouncy production and instantly recognisable noughties-inspired vocal hook. Now the Spanish producers collaborate with French duo Ofenbach for an updated version of the D4 D4NCE smash. Infectious, loop-friendly vocals remain at the forefront as new, driving synth lines prepare the track for big dancefloors.
Mihalis Safras & Yvan Genkins “Las Solteras” [DFTD]
Greek DJ and producer Mihalis Safras and Switzerland’s Yvan Genkins join forces once again for a collaborative label debut on DFTD ‘Las Solteras’. Dripping in Latin influences with its elastic bassline and swung groove, a playful, noughties style spoken-word vocal guides the listener across skipping percussion and lively melodies for a guaranteed club heater. Expect to hear this one from DC10 to Hï Ibiza.
Intr0beatz “More Cowbell Please” [Stay True Sounds]
A major fulcrum within Iceland’s music scene – DJ, producer, and music collector Intr0beatz delivers ‘More Cowbell Please’ on Stay True Sounds. Known for exploring house music’s deep and soulful side, Intr0beatz crafts a unique soundscape, ‘More Cowbell Please’ a masterclass that presents the very best in deep and immersive beats.