Defected London 2021

Put your hands up if you're ready for Defected London 2021. Peter Gray reports.

Seminal house music label Defected Records are set to get temperatures racing on the dancefloor this September with a blasting two day festival at North London’s Drumsheds Business Park.

Joining the fun at Defected London 2021 will be Basement Jaxx [DJ set], Dimitri From Paris, Eats Everything, Inner City [live], Basement Jaxx DJ Set, Jellybean Benitez, and Louie Vega.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Other acts on the bill include Dan Shake, David Penn, Honey Dijon, Horse Meat Disco, Inner City Live, Low Steppa, Luke Solomon, John Summit, Mambo Brothers, Melvo Baptiste, Mike Dunn, Monki, Purple Disco Machine, Riva Starr, Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore. Amine Edge & Dance, Coeo, Copywright, Dave Jarvis, Dirty Channels, DJ Paulette, Dunmore Brothers, Full Intention, Heller & Farley, Jess Bays, Katie Goodman, Kitty Amor, Rimarkable, Seamus Haji, Sef Kombo, Sophie Lloyd, Spiller, Stuart Patterson and Teni Tinks Live.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nightlife ‘phenomenon’ Glitterbox will also be joining the bill at the weekender, bringing their unique style and diversity and inclusion championing party ethos to N18.

One of the great success stories of the last 20 years in UK dance music, Defected Records are the brainchild of dance music enthusiast Simon Dunmore.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The avid music collector began the label while working as an A&R man at a record company. Seeking to create a UK version of New York’s legendary Strictly Rhythm, Dunmore began to forge influential links in the music industry and these influences were soon being reflected in the quality of his new label’s output.

Tracks by such iconic releases as Soulsearcher’s “I Can’t Get Enough”, Roger Sanchez’s “Another Chance” and Masters At Work’s “To Be In Love” established Defected as the house label to watch and the hits kept coming, year after year. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Nowadays the label is often referred to as the most influential UK house label of all-time and that’s hardly a surprise given its impressive roster of artists and back catalogue.

Defected was originally scheduled to take place in mid July, however, with post lockdown social distancing rules unclear, the company decided to reschedule the event for September.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Defected London 2021 will be at the Drumsheds Orbital Business Park on the 25th & 26th of September 2021. More information and tickets can be obtained here.

For information on other musical festivals in London, please click here.

 

-London's Best Events-
What: club night
When: 25/26 Sept 21
Where: Drumsheds Orbital Park