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Defected’s vinyl series continues to commit the label’s biggest digital releases to wax, delivering some of the best house music previously unavailable on vinyl. The fifteenth edition celebrates two artists who have put their stamp on the international scene; Chicago’s face of new house John Summit, and internationally renowned Dutch producer Ferreck Dawn. The A-side of this four-track EP begins with one of the biggest hits of summer 2022. A Latin-infused tech house record, the BBC Radio 1 A-Listed ‘La Danza’ is bursting with energy thanks to infectious vocals that we have come to expect from John Summit. What follows on the A is a dark and gripping remix of ‘Whisper’, originally by Dennis Ferrer & Disciples and featuring vocals from James Yuill. The two tracks show Summit’s range as a producer, from the light, inviting sound of ‘La Danza’ to the heavy tech house of ‘Whisper’. The B-side features Ferreck Dawn’s collaborations with two of the London’s most recognisable dance vocalists. ‘Life’ (written and recorded with Izzy Bizu) is an excellent demonstration of the producer’s signature vocal house style, brimming with summertime energy whilst still retaining a cool club feel. Finishing off the collection is ‘Back Tomorrow’, a clubbier house collaboration featuring shuffling percussion, a grooving bassline, and a distinct piano line that contrasts with Jem Cooke’s haunting vocals.


Matt says: Defected continue their mission to delivery good quality house music to the masses; gifted us vinyl addicts with a smattering of tracks previously in the digital domain (funny how things flip on their head ain't it!). I gotta say, although quite mainstream and accessible, these joints really cut the mustard if you're after peak time and fresh, modern house action.


A1. John Summit - La Danza
A2. Dennis Ferrer & Disciples Ft. James Yuill - Whisper (John Summit Remix)
B1. Ferreck Dawn X Izzy Bizu - Life
B2. Ferreck Dawn X Jem Cooke - Back Tomorrow

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