Defected This is our House !

We Are Defected…and THIS is our house !

Alexandre Trochut
Defected This is our House !

In 2016, Defected remains at the top of its game. The diversity of the artists they work with has allowed Defected to flourish like no other label, establishing itself as a brand with credibility and attracting a loyal following across the globe thanks to the high musical standards to which they adhere.

House music is now an inherent part of millions of peoples’ lives around the world. From their first release to their last, Defected has played and continues to play an iconic role in the house music scene. Now, the definitive records from Defected’s 17 years in the game have been collected together for the very first time.

Split over four CDs, each CD giving a nod toward the various aspects of the label’s output, “We Are Defected. This Is Our House is both an essential collection of seminal house music for lifelong fans and a comprehensive introduction for newcomers to Defected.

CD One celebrates the chart hits: those records that were born in the clubs and dancefloors but went on to crossover into the mainstream. These are the stadium records, the festival anthems that you don’t have to be a househead to have heard of. Records like “Most Precious Love“, “Hey Hey“, “Look Right Through” and “The Cure & The Cause” – immortal strokes of musical genius that transcended the underground.

CD Two is all about the classics, tracks that while not achieving the status of a crossover hit are absolutely definitive in their own right. These are the records DJs reach for to save a flagging dancefloor, or to send a peaktime crowd into frenzy. Candi Staton “Hallelujah Anyway(Larse Vocal), Dubtribe Sound System “Do It Now“, Noir & Haze “Around” and DJ Gregory “Elle” are just some of the selections from this CD which arguably defines the Defected ethos more than any other.

CD Three delves into the underground, featuring the records that Defected have championed via the most vital element of the house scene – the clubs. Many of the inclusions are records that have been previously released on other labels, highlighting another key facet to Defected, that of identifying and championing those quality records that totally deserve to be brought to a wider club audience. Take tracks like Âme “Rej“, Osunlade “Envision” and Intruder featuring Jei “Amame“. All are flawless club records from incredible artists that will stand the test of time.

Finally, CD Four wraps things up with the current. Defected has always managed to balance the classic with the contemporary, referencing the past to look to the future and working with cutting-edge artists in the process. Here you’ll find tracks from a whole bunch of house music’s current stars including Purple Disco Machine, Mr. G, Lee Walker and Hercules & Love Affair.

With 60 tracks on the CD version and a further 24 included on the digital, “We Are Defected. This Is Our House” is a house music collection you need in your life.

‘We Are Defected. This Is Our House’ is out 29 April (4CD / Download / Stream) on Defected Records


CD1 – Chart                                                                                                                               

  1. ATFC feat. Lisa Millett – Bad Habit (ATFC Original Vocal)
  2. Blaze pres. UDA featuring Barbara Tucker – Most Precious Love (DF Future 3000 Mix)
  3. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (DF’s Attention Vocal Mix)
  4. Pirupa – Party Non Stop (Original Mix)
  5. Sandy Rivera & Rae – Hide U (Sandy Rivera’s Club Mix)
  6. Kings of Tomorrow – Finally (Danny Krivit / Steve Travolta Re-edit)
  7. Storm Queen – Look Right Through (Vocal Mix)
  8. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough (Vocal Club Mix)
  9. Shakedown – At Night (Original)
  10. Oliver Dollar & Jimi Jules – Pushing On
  11. Fish Go Deep & Tracey K – The Cure & The Cause (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
  12. Junior Jack – E Samba (Junior Jack Original Club Mix)
  13. MK feat. Alana – Always (Route 94 Remix)
  14. Cleptomaniacs feat. Bryan Chambers – All I Do (Original Cleptomaniacs Mix)
  15. Soul Central – Strings Of Life (Danny Krivit Re Edit)

CD2 – Classics               

  1. Tensnake – Coma Cat
  2. MK – Burning (Vibe Mix)
  3. Yousef – Beg (Hot Since 82 Future Mix)
  4. MD X-Spress – God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
  5. Dennis Ferrer feat. Danil Wright – Church Lady (Original)
  6. Copyright feat. Song Williamson – He Is (Ferrer & Sydenham Inc Vox Mix)
  7. Candi Staton – Hallelujah Anyway (Larse Vocal)
  8. Dubtribe Sound System – Do It Now (Extended Version)
  9. Noir & Haze – Around (Solomun Vox)
  10. DJ Gregory – Elle (Original Mix)
  11. Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Fall For You (Sandy Rivera’s Classic Mix)
  12. FCL – It’s You (Mousse T.’s Discotronic Mix)
  13. Ron Hall & The MuthaFunkaz feat. Marc Evans – The Way You Love Me (Original)
  14. Johnny Corporate – Sunday Shoutin’ (Original)
  15. Sandy Rivera feat. LT Brown  – Come Into My Room (Take It Back Mix)

CD3 – Underground                                                                                                                 

  1. Reboot – Enjoy Music
  2. Bob Sinclar – Save Our Soul (Brian Tappert Re-edit)
  3. Playgroup feat. KC Flightt – Front 2 Back (Todd Terry Remix Re-Edit)
  4. Mr. G – Lightz (G’ Out Dub)
  5. Kevin Saunderson feat. Inner City – Future (Kenny Larkin Tension Mix)
  6. 4th Measure Men – 4 You (Maya Jane Coles Remix)
  7. Osunlade – Envision (Yoruba Soul Mix)
  8. Gel Abril – Spells of Yoruba (Jamie Jones Watertight Mix)
  9. Chicken Lips – He Not In
  10. Intruder (A Murk Production) feat. Jei – Amame (Long Ass Mix)
  11. Chez Damier – Can You Feel It (Steve Bug Re-Mix)
  12. Guti – El Solitario (Carl Craig Remix)
  13. Âme – Rej
  14. Julien Jabre – Swimming Places (Jerome Sydenham Remix)
  15. Chasing Kurt – From The Inside (Henrik Schwarz Remix)

CD4 – Current                                                                                                                                             

  1. Sísý Ey – Do It Good (Riva Starr Back To Detroit Mix)
  2. The Juan Maclean – A Simple Design (Deetron Remix)
  3. Dennis Ferrer feat. Janelle Kroll – Mind Ur Step (Original Mix)
  4. Nick Curly – Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix)
  5. Hercules & Love Affair – Do You Feel The Same?
  6. Sonny Fodera featuring Yasmin – Feeling U (Deep Mix)
  7. Purple Disco Machine & Boris Dlugosch – L.O.V.E.
  8. The DangerFeel Newbies – What Am I Here For? (KZR’s Defected Stripped Down Mix)
  9. Eddie Fowlkes – That’s What I Think About
  10. Mr. G featuring blondewearingblack – Precious Cargo (Vocal Mix)
  11. GotSome – Just A Feeling (Sonny Fodera Remix)
  12. Tito Wun – The Way U Do It
  13. Daniel Steinberg – Let Me Down (Tube & Berger Remix)
  14. Flashmob – Need In Me
  15. Rachel Row – Follow The Step (KiNK Bass & Beats Mix)


Additional Tracks for Digital Release

  1. Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinister’ Sealee star. Julie McKnight – Diamond Life (Dance Ritual Mix)
  2. Miguel Migs feat. Meshell Ndegeocello – What Do You Want (Rodriguez Jr. Remix)
  3. Jose Burgos feat. Kenny Bobien – Everyday (Vocal)
  4. Kathy Brown – Never Again (Copyright Classic Mix)
  5. Eminence feat. Kathy Brown – Give It Up (Clepto’s Classic Vocal Mix)
  6. Copyright feat. Imaani – Wizeman
  7. Dennis Ferrer feat. K.T. Brooks – How Do I Let Go (Charles Webster Deep Mix)
  8. King Unique – Love Is What You Need (Look Ahead) (Knee Deep Classic Club Mix)
  9. Phunkie Souls – Tha Music (Knee Deep Club Mix)
  10. Reel People feat. Angela Johnson – Can’t Stop (Dennis F’s Falling 4 U Mix)
  11. Dennis Ferrer feat. Mia Tuttavilla – Touched The Sky
  12. Sandy Rivera & Haze – Freak (Jimpster Main Mix)
  13. Jamie Lewis & Michael Watford – It’s Over (Jamie Lewis Main Mix)
  14. DJ Spen pres. DJ Technic – Gabryelle (Original Mix)
  15. Soul Rebels – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised (Lunar Disco Remix)
  16. Pete Doyle pres. The Rock Solid All-Stars – What God Has Chosen (Jimpster Main Mix)
  17. Bobby Blanco & Miki Moto – 3am (Original Mix)
  18. Warren Clarke feat. Kathy Brown – Over You (ATFC Club Mix)
  19. Human Life – In It Together (Extended Mix)
  20. DJ Gomi feat. Louie Balo & Yasmeen – Glad I Found You (Scott Wozniak Remix)
  21. Guti & Luca Bacchetti – Finale
  22. The Black 80s – Give Me Something (Hollis P Monroe Mix)
  23. Mowgli feat. Amber Jolene – Back In The Day
  24. Danism – Love The Way (Crazy P Remix)