Review: Sassier than a slap from a glam queen crunked up on sarsaparilla, "Hands" is both cuttingly sharp and stupendously silky. Futuristic garage with echoes of neo soul and soft whispers of classic Chicago house, each of the three numbers on offer reverberate with grooves strong enough to seep into tomorrow. "Hands" shimmies with spine-tingling R&B chords before dropping into a clanging late night bassline frenzy, "I'm Gonna Lose My Baby" is both tribal and twinkling with its robust 4/4 and laser-loving toplines while "And So We Find Ourselves" could sit happily both on daytime radio and on the deeper floors. A rare breed.
Review: One of Ibiza's biggest tickets, Defected throw parties in the same spirit as they release music. With full force and serious knowhow. Here they've curated 40 perfected positioned tacks that don't just represent their vibe, or the spirit of their parties, but also a fitting snapshot of what's going on in house music right now. From Low Steppa to Damian Lazarus, Skream to Claude VonStroke, Josh Butler to The Shapeshifters, the entire tracklist reads (and sounds) like a who's who in house music 2015. Delivered with two mixes and whole host of exclusives, Defected aren't messing around right now.