Defected

alex

Do not read this.
Hi guys, hope ur all cool & that. Just wanted to know the best tracks you think defected has ever released, I have been getting into house a hell of alot lately, and have been exploring different styles & types. In awe of theyre vast back catalouge, I was wondering if you guys could pin-point your favourite releases from them over the years?

Most recently I have found "Rej" by Ame (and all the different mixes) to be one of my faves, as well as obv "Cure & The Cause" and A few from Chocolate puma, (there definitely is more, im not on my home pc)

so....
 

Richard Carnage

Well-known member
Hi guys, hope ur all cool & that. Just wanted to know the best tracks you think defected has ever released, I have been getting into house a hell of alot lately, and have been exploring different styles & types. In awe of theyre vast back catalouge, I was wondering if you guys could pin-point your favourite releases from them over the years?

Most recently I have found "Rej" by Ame (and all the different mixes) to be one of my faves, as well as obv "Cure & The Cause" and A few from Chocolate puma, (there definitely is more, im not on my home pc)

so....

Nooooo! Defected are pretty pony, Alex. They're a massive UK independent which gets by on re-licencing previously released tracks and then marketing them to the Vauxhall Nova brigade with about eight shite remixes. Both "Rej" and "The Cure And The Cause" were done this way (the first came out on Innervisions, the second on Fish Go Deep's own Go Deep label). You're best off checking for the compilations they do with decent DJs compiling them. Dennis Ferrer did a one a couple of years back:
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Dennis-Ferrer-In-The-House-LP2/release/985840
http://www.discogs.com/Various-Dennis-Ferrer-In-The-House-LP1/release/1022588

And there's the Masters At Work one:
http://www.discogs.com/Masters-At-Work-In-The-House-Part-One/release/309884
http://www.discogs.com/Masters-At-Work-In-The-House-Part-Two/release/312314

Otherwise, it's not the best place to be looking for quality house music, to be honest.
 
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alex

Do not read this.
oh shit!, sorry for my ignorance, never would have asked if I had knew *facepalm* thanks for the reccomendations, going to check those NOW!
 

hint

party record with a siren
Mike Dunn MD Xspress - God Made Me Phunky (and Karizma's version)
DJ Gregory - Tropical Soundclash / Damelo
Africanism Allstars - Block Party
Michelle Weeks - A Purpose (1200 Warriors RMX)
Gabryelle, of course
 

allegiant

Evenly Distributed
Wasn't it Defected that picked up a couple of partially tolerable J Majik housey d&b productions, back around 2000?

Thinking specifically of 'Love Is Not a Game' which came with a predictably stupid Dillinja pots 'n' pans remix, and that 'Spaced Invader' thing.
 

hint

party record with a siren
A few more:

Gregory's Don't Panic
MAW's To Be In Love!
Get Get Down!
Cleptomaniacs - All I Do remix

Kenny Dope remix of Wahoo + Capitol A... 2005 (OUCH). Do any of the Funky DJs play this?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taM8BARRjaQ


Yeah - low hit to miss ratio, but I assumed that that's what this thread is about.

It's not like they're bootlegging or anything, and they've got their shit together enough that they make it possible to buy stuff digitally that is often out of print on the original pressing etc.
 
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they have licensed some good quality house music!

Also on point and probably succinct, where Alex comes in:
Gwen - Soul Conga foundational Funky
Marlon D - Jesus Creates Sound. Likewise. And Baaad
Conan Liquid - One Time... (although I'm always put in mind of Paul Meme's quote about "leaden horns" with this one)
Quentin Harris too much
and did Defeceted put out Squire For Hire? Also not sure about DJ Fudge, around the same time still..
 

Alfons

Way of the future
True, but their hit to miss ratio is incredibly low.
Im guessing Defected re-releases have made a few paychecks for a lot of worthy artists, so I have nothing against this sort of operation (although the ratio is quite low and their whole stichk w/r/t marketing and look is iffy).

Wasn't it Defected that picked up a couple of partially tolerable J Majik housey d&b productions, back around 2000?

Thinking specifically of 'Love Is Not a Game' which came with a predictably stupid Dillinja pots 'n' pans remix, and that 'Spaced Invader' thing.

Yeah, quite like both of those, pretty much the last of J Majiks stuff that was listenable.
 

hint

party record with a siren
Also on point and probably succinct, where Alex comes in:
....
Marlon D - Jesus Creates Sound. Likewise. And Baaad
Conan Liquid - One Time... (although I'm always put in mind of Paul Meme's quote about "leaden horns" with this one)..

I was going to mention these in my post before I edited - but then I thought that these are Strictly Rhythm, aren't they? Or has Defected licensed them too?

"One Time..." is very blokey. I like it, but it never really goes down how I think it might when I've played it out. "Bring It Back" has a bit more swing to it.
 
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mms

sometimes
I was going to mention these in my post before I edited - but then I thought that these are Strictly Rhythm, aren't they? Or has Defected licensed them too?

"One Time..." is very blokey. I like it, but it never really goes down how I think it might when I've played it out. "Bring It Back" has a bit more swing to it.

yeah strictly rhythm
 
I was going to mention these in my post before I edited - but then I thought that these are Strictly Rhythm, aren't they? Or has Defected licensed them too?

"One Time..." is very blokey. I like it, but it never really goes down how I think it might when I've played it out. "Bring It Back" has a bit more swing to it.

You may well have me there Hint, I'd have to check, very similar labels in that regard
"Blokey" - haha, perfect. Funky house tune masquerading as Grime. Or is that the other way round..?
No doubting Defected's influenece - early doors - on Funky tho...
 

Richard Carnage

Well-known member
Defected did buy the rights to the entire Strictly Rhythm back catalogue a couple of years back... hence the compilation with loads of rubbish remixes! :D
 
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