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Defected welcomes one of Chicago house’s founding fathers Marshall Jefferson into the illustrious list of House Masters with this exclusive wax release. An artist that has successfully navigated major cross-over success while retaining utmost respect from the inner circle of electronic music’s underground, Marshall has been behind countless seminal records over his five-decade career. Now a selection of the very best tracks from his new House Masters compilation appear together on vinyl for the very first time, showcasing the impressive output of this house pioneer from his most well-known solo records, to major production credits, key remixes and the underground gems still favoured by selectors today.

Cutting his teeth as a producer for Chicago’s Universal Recording Studios, Marshall was one of the most active DJ and producers on the Windy City’s music scene during the 1980’s house music boom. Working under a plethora of aliases such as Virgo, Jungle Wonz, Truth and On The House, as well as producing for names such as CeCe Rogers, Curtis McClain and Evelyn "Champagne" King, Marshall’s status as a bona fide house music luminary is well documented.

‘Defected presents House Masters - Marshall Jefferson’ is an all-encompassing guide to his tremendous career. A trailblazer and genre-defining artist, Defected is honoured to welcome Marshall into the House Masters Hall of Fame with this very special vinyl compilation.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Ten City - Devotion (Club Mix) 
A2. Marshall Jefferson Presents Truth - Open Our Eyes (Celestial Mix) 
B1. Marshall Jefferson Vs. Noosa Heads - Mushrooms (Salt City Orchestra Out There Mix) 
B2. Jungle Wonz - Time Marches On (Re Vision) 
C1. Cece Rogers - Someday (Club Mix) 
C2. Hercules - 7 Ways (Vocal) 
D1. Sterling Void & Paris Brightledge - It's Alright (House Mix) 
D2. Sleezy D. - I've Lost Control (Re Vision) 

Originally released in 2019, ‘Heaven’ served as a benchmark for what modern house music is. The essential record from Ben Westbeech and KON’s The Vision project dominated stages around the world, receiving support from a plethora of top house artists; Gerd Janson, Horse Meat Disco, The Blessed Madonna, Groove Armada and Eli Escobar to name just a few. Now Defected release a special 12” package featuring the most recently released remix from Groove Assassin, where he masterfully combined it with Supernova’s Jackin Mix of Kerri Chandler’s iconic ‘Hallelujah’ for a killer house cut. Also featured on the package is the original in all its glory, as well as Danny Krivit’s heralded edit and an edit from The Vision’s own KON.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Glitzy, high glamour modern disco here from a truly all-star cast of producers on remix duties.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Hallelujah In Heaven (Groove Assassin's Supernova Edit)
A2. Heaven (Original Album Version)
B1. Heaven (Danny Krivit Edit)
B2. Heaven (KON's 7 Edit) 

More from the Defected camp with the 19th edition of their V/A series. Opening the compilation, British house favourite Jansons delivers old skool vibes with ‘Hypnotic’, garnished with classic 90s hip-house vocals from Dope Earth Alien.. . Next up, LP Giobbi’s long-awaited Defected debut came in the form of ‘Giodisco’, a joyful, vibrant club cut that showcased the live musician and producer’s disco-adjacent sound. On the B-Side, the First Lady of Defected Sam Divine presents her long-awaited dancefloor release ‘Take My Hand’ featuring Josh Barry on vocals. After teasing the track for nearly a year in her live sets, the heavenly house release did not disappoint. Closing out this esteemed collection is the addictive collaboration between Parisian underground favourites and London singer-songwriter Camden Cox, ‘Lady Love’, which dominated the summer season with its undeniable energy and earworm vocal.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: The Defected machine shows little sign of slowing down. Road tested throughout the summer by all the big name jocks, these four tracks have tons of mass appeal and should easily keep main rooms, festival tents and big arena's bouncing till dawn.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Jansons Ft. Dope Earth Alien - Hypnotic
A2. LP Giobbi - Giodisco
B1. Sam Divine Ft. Josh Barry - Take My Hand
B2. Oden & Fatzo X Camden Cox - Lady Love 

Dames Brown Presented By Amp Fiddler

Introducing Dames Brown

Epitomising the very best of their hometown’s unparalleled musical heritage, Dames Brown are fully-fledged members of the extended Defected family following the release of slick, funk-filled record ‘What Would You Do?’ and features on a number of the label’s vocal house hits. The Detroit trio continuously impress with their exquisite releases, striking lyricism and a hefty dose of house authenticity across their outputs. Now Athena Johnson, Teresa Marbury and LaRae Starr step out to properly introduce themselves to the wax lovers, with Detroit musical icon Amp Fiddler on production duties. Releasing ‘Introducing Dames Brown’ on 7”, this package also includes the Instrumental, as Detroit’s finest deliver a taste of what’s to come on their forthcoming album, capturing funk, house and soul from across the spectrum.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Second single from the next superstars of disco-funk. This one ACTUALLY sounds like the JBs! With Amp Fiddler on production, it's nice to see Detroit soul kickin' and back on the map with serious intention.

TRACK LISTING

A. Introducing Dames Brown
B. Introducing Dames Brown (Instrumental)

Spiller Featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Groovejet (If This Ain't Love)

    Every once in a while, a record comes along which resonates in a special way, stands the test of time, and brings the same reaction to the dancefloor now as it did all those years ago. “Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)” is one of those records, a classic in every sense of the word. Originally released in 2000, a big time for funky house and country-wide decadence in general. File next too: “Salsoul Nugget”, “So Much Love To Give”, “Cassius 1999”, “Red Alert” etc.

    This unique two vinyl pack comes in full colour gatefold sleeve with augmented reality cover that will come to life once you scan the mask image on your phone accompanied by a four page 12” insert written by Spiller detailing the full story of “Groovejet”; from original production, early reactions, chart success and new 2021/22 remixes.

    The releases features the original versions plus new mixes Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode, Riva Star, Breakbot & Irfane and Harvey Sutherland. Exclusive to the vinyl are Riva Starr’s Skylight Mix and the Harvey Sutherland Instrumental version.


    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode Remix)
    A2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Breakbot & Irfane Remix)
    B1. Groovejet
    B2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Vocal Mix)
    C1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Riva Starr Disco Odyssey Mix)
    C2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Riva Starr Skylight Mix)
    D1. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Harvey Sutherland Remix)
    D2. Groovejet (If This Ain't Love) (Harvey Sutherland Instrumental)

    Dames Brown Feat. Andres & Amp Fiddler

    What Would You Do? - Inc. Folamour Remix

    Epitomizing the very best of their hometown’s unparalleled musical heritage, Detroit’s Dames Brown are the vocal trio you may not yet know by name but are sure to know by voice. Lending their exquisite range to a number of modern house essentials, including Sophie Lloyd’s ‘Calling Out’, The Vision featuring Andreya Triana ‘Heaven’ and David Penn’s ‘Nobody’ in recent years, Athena Johnson, Teresa Marbury and LaRae Starr now release ‘What Would You Do?’ on a limited 7” package. Produced by long-time collaborator of the group and fellow Motor City native Amp Fiddler and Mahogani Music regular Andrés, this slick, funk-filled and typically soulful vinyl release features the exceptional original version as well as Lyon house superstar Folamour’s remix, with his signature groove a perfect match for the Dames mesmerizing vocal. Don’t sleep!

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: Massive massive massive! Andres and Amp Fiddler on production! Bumps hard, kicks like a mule. With a bassline that'll cause ceilings to collapse.

    TRACK LISTING

    A. What Would You Do?
    B. What Would You Do? (Folamour Remix)

    Many credit New Jersey's Todd Edwards and pivotal in forging the early sound of UKG. His shoulder-dropped, shuffled house beats and accentuated and pitched up vocal cuts fast became adopted and exaggerated by London and Birmingham's embryonic 2step producers as the cross pollination of American dance music and UK attitude bloomed in the late 90s and early millennium. Since then the producer has enjoyed plenty of admiration on this side of the pond, with some legendary DJ performances much later on in his career; and has gone onto collaborate with Daft Punk not to mention accumulating countless hordes of young garage and house heads who regard him with an almost mystic degree of reverence.

    Here Defected present a collection of Todd's best remixes and productions, housed on separate discs or in boosted 2xCD format. Includes his remixes of Indo, Moloko, St Germain, Robin S and more plus his own releases "Saved My Life", "Shut The Door", "Main Vibe" and the two collaborative productions with Daft Punk: "Face to Face" and "Fragments of Time".

    A producer whose style and sound are instantly recognizable; his inspiration across genre camps and club cultures is far reaching and widely acknowledged. A truly unique enigma with a big character to back it up, it's a beauty to have all these amazing Todd Edwards tracks in one complete package. Most recommended. 


    STAFF COMMENTS

    Matt says: A household name for anyone with even a fleeting interest in dance music culture yet a man whose influence is often felt before his face known. One of UKG's biological parents guides us through some of his most iconic moments.

    TRACK LISTING

    LP ONE - REMIXES
    A1. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
    A2. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)
    B1. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix / Version)
    B2. Kim English – Tomorrow (Todd Edwards Dub)

    LP TWO - PRODUCTIONS
    A1. Daft Punk - Face To Face
    A2. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
    B1. Todd Edwards – Push The Love
    B2. Todd Edwards – The Dream

    CD

    CD ONE - REMIXES
    01. Sound Of One - As I Am (Todd Edwards Mix)
    02. Indo - R U Sleeping (Todd Edwards Mix)
    03. St Germain - Alabama Blues (Todd Edwards Dub Mix)
    04. MJ Cole - Crazy Love (Todd’s Save Your Cries Dub)
    05. Moloko - Pure Pleasure Seeker (Todd Edwards Pleasure For Life UK Vocal)
    06. Veda Simpson - Ooh Baby (Todd Edwards Dub)
    07. Wretch 32 Featuring Etta Bond - Forgiveness (Todd Edwards Remix)
    08. Wildchild - Jump To My Beat (Todd Edwards Jump Remix)
    09. Beloved - 1000 Years From Today (Todd Edwards Dub)
    10. Zoot Woman - Taken It All (Todd Edwards Soul Line Remix)
    11 Robin S - Show Me Love (Todd Edwards Remix)

    CD TWO - PRODUCTIONS
    01. Daft Punk - Face To Face
    02. Todd Edwards – Saved My Life
    03. Todd Edwards – Shut The Door
    04. Todd Edwards – Never Far From You
    05. Todd Edwards – God Will Be There
    06. Todd Edwards – Main Vibe
    07. Todd Edwards – Winter Behaviour
    08. Daft Punk Featuring Todd Edwards - Fragments Of Time
    09. Todd Edwards – So Real
    10. Todd Edwards – Perfect Love
    11. Todd Edwards – Dancing For Heaven


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