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Defected Records – United Kingdom
Show : We Are Defected
Genres : Housemusic
Defected Records is a British independent record label specialising in house music recordings, events, artist booking and management. Established in 1998 by former AM:PM and Cooltempo A&R man Simon Dunmore and initially funded by London nightclub and label Ministry of Sound, Defected’s first release was Soulsearcher‘s “I Can’t Get Enough”, which reached No. 5 in the UK singles chart. This early success was followed up with Roger Sanchez‘s “Another Chance“, which hit No. 1 in the UK singles chart in 2001. To date, Defected has released more than 300 singles from artists such as Bob Sinclar, Kings of Tomorrow, MURK, Inner City, Dennis Ferrer, Lenny Fontana, Marc Kinchen (MK), Copyright and Yousef.
More recently, Defected have found success with underground hits like Dennis Ferrer’s “Hey Hey”. In addition, they have released a number of underground hits from both seminal recordings artists and up and coming DJs and producers, including Inner City ‘Future’, Intruder feat. Jai ‘Amame’, Flashmob ‘Need In Me’, Pirupa ‘Party Non Stop’ Candi Staton ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, Noir & Haze ‘Around’, FCL ‘It’s You’, Kings of Tomorrow feat. April ‘Fall For You’, Rachel Row ‘Follow The Step’ and Storm Queen ‘Look Right Through’, many of which have won awards or gone on to be some of the biggest club records of the year.
Defected’s acclaimed In The House series launched in 2003 with Jay-J & Miguel Migs and has since featured artists such as Loco Dice, Gilles Peterson, The Shapeshifters, Louie Vega and Tensnake, as well as annual compilations dedicated to Ibiza and Miami and other notable clubbing destinations.
As Defected Records approached its 15-year anniversary, the new 2013 brand identity marks a significant turning point for the label. Conceptualised by renowned  designer, DJ and producer Trevor Jackson working alongside Defected founder Simon Dunmore as well as other members of the Defected team, the new brand identity stripped the appearance down to its bare essentials and marked a clearly defined new look for the label.
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