Defected Records is a British record label influenced by US House. It was established by Simon Dunmore (previously the manager of the old AM:PM label) and Janet Bell in 1999. From a small office in Soho (London), Defected Records, the well respected independent dance music label has become a key player attracting some of the greatest talents working in the global music industry. They regularly trump the majors with crossover hits and media attention, and are never far from the boxes of the world’s best DJs.
Defected is probably the one and only label that carried House music's legacy into the 21st century. It preserved its history while continuing a new one, bridging the gap across generations of music lovers and clubbers worldwide. Having released records from the likes of Ministers De-La Funk, Hatiras and Bob Sinclar, Defected has gained recognition the world over for it's dedication to the house and garage music industry.
Since 1999 Defected have been releasing tunes that have defined the scene and are now unquestionably the global authority within the genre. If you've ever been to a club, bar or house party where the DJ was playing House music, the likelihood is that at least one of the records you heard was signed to Defected.
Every year, more than half a million people attend Defected in the house events around the globe. Operating in more than 40 countries, Defected are the most internationally recognisable dance brand in the world with a reputation built on the love of music. With millions of records sold globally, the label has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, and is responsible for introducing numereous talents into the public scene.
From its first release to its last, Defected’s sound has been deeply rooted in classic soul and disco, and while their sound has no doubt developed over the last decade the firm belief in the essential musicality of house has never faded.
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