Rene Kristensen aka Noir has a reputation for being incredibly chilled out, and he's not entirely sure why. But it could have something to do with coming from the “nice and quiet” Aalborg in Denmark, his hometown, that he still resides in.
Whether it's re-issuing rare beauts, trotting out instant classics or delving into the underground with its DFTD spin-off, Defected is undoubtedly one of house music's most crucial labels.
Its yearly residencies at Pacha and innings at Ushuaia have also made it one of the island's most popular parties over the years, and its affiliation with BoOom! last summer proved it even further.
Glitterbox is a highly-anticipated night in Ibiza being run by Defected Records, which will run every Saturday night through the season from June 7th — September 27th at Booom, Ibiza.
Glitterbox aims to bring something different to Ibiza — a night that isn't just about the huge drops, chart music, and the latest 'trends'. Organisers say it's all about redefining club culture, a chance to escape from the mainstream culture.
Kode9's seminal Hyperdub will make its Independent Label Market debut this summer, at London's Old Spitalfields Market.
Taking place on Saturday 12th July, the event aims to celebrate and support independent record labels — regardless of genre. Debuting alongside Hyperdub are Greco-Roman, eclectic operation Eglo and Nick Worthington's new label 37 Adventures.
In the run-up to Defected’s summer opening party on May 20th, the entire line-up for the 20-week summer season at BoOom! Ibiza has now been unveiled. The impressive list of names proves that summer 2014 will see the most ambitious and eclectic Defected In The House yet.
Andy C and his Ram Records crew are taking over the dance stage at the Sundown festival in Norfolk in the east of England this August. Defected Records take over the dance arena on the Saturday, and there are a number of other dance artists scheduled to play the main stage.
Nick Curly has supplied the latest contribution to Defected's 'In The House' series (out now).
After announcing recently that he'll be shelving his Cecille imprint to focus on 8-Bit, the label he set up in 2005, the German DJ/producer has laid down a set of solid house grooves featuring tunes from Johnny D, Matthais Meyer and Kerri Chandler, plus a new exclusive tune from the man himself.
To celebrate the launch of their new party, Danse with Friends, brothers Scott and Austen have put together this mix - featuring tracks forthcoming on their Danse Club label - exclusively for DJ Mag.
The debut Danse with Friends party is on Friday 17th of January in a basement rave cave somewhere in London. It's a guestlist only event so to get involved sign up at www.danseclub.com/friends.