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Sep 18, 2014

Jamie Jones unveils free download on new Paradise website

Jamie Jones gives away exclusive new track & launches Paradise Website

Click here to visithttp://www.paradiseparadise.com

Paradise boss Jamie Jones has just launched a brand new website; a hub for exclusive line-up announcements, party listings and all the news as it happens from Paradise parties worldwide. 

To celebrate the launch of the website, Jamie is giving away an exclusive free download - M.IA's "Bucky Done Gun (Jamie Jones unofficial fun mix)", simply subscribe to the site to download the mix. 

Now in it's third season at Ibiza's clubbing mecca DC-10 and after string of sold out shows worldwide, the Paradise movement has taken the dance scene by storm. This season has been the most successful yet for Jamie and the Paradise team - now you can keep up to speed with all news from the man himself and his party institution. 

With stunning visuals and quick links to Paradise events, merchandise and news as it happens - visit paradiseparadise.com 

Dirty South - ‘With You ft. FMLYBND’ world premiere on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show

US - Europe release date: 
30th September

It's been a big week for Dirty South as he starts it off on Monday with the premiere of 'Tunnel Vision' on Sirius XM BPM and finishes it off on Friday with the Pete Tong worldwide premiere of 'With You (feat FMLYBND)', the title track off his similarly titled album/short film.

Continuing to tap into the world of alternative music and showing his range as a producer, Dirty South takes it back to the 'emotional' signature sound he's known for on 'With You' feat FMLYBND, a stark contrast to the dark and driving sound of 'Tunnel Vision' feat SomeKindaWonderful, which was released earlier this week.

Dirty South shows no signs of slowing down as he's releasing his short film exclusively on iTunes (Sept 23) and his similarly-titled album soon.

Sep 11, 2014

MJ Cole remixes Kaz James ‘Show Me All Your Love' (OneLove)

Kaz James
Show Me All Your Love’ 
(MJ Cole Remix)


Release date: 
26th September

Few artists can claim to be smashing 2014 to the same degree that Australian DJ and Producer Kaz James is. From his massive collaborations of ‘Blast Off’ with David Guetta and ‘Underground Police’ with Junior Sanchez, to finishing off the Ibiza season on an absolute high with his dance floor anthem ‘Show Me All Your Love’ release on ONELOVE recordings.

Having already had  the support of dance music legend Pete Tong, Kaz James returns with the first cut from a forthcoming remix package overflowing with raw talent and dancefloor might! Who better to take the reins than Mercury Music Prize nominated MJ Cole, who  shows some inspired sparkle on his piano fuelled interpretation which has already received plays on the BBC’s Radio 1 via Pete Tong & DJ Target. 

This summer also saw Kaz James touring prolifically, from the immense Tommorrowland Festival in Belgium to the new Isle of Dreams Festival (by Danny Whittle and Mark Netto, ex-Pacha and Booom!) in Switzerland, as well as hosting his own night ‘Show Me’ at Paradise Club, Mykonos and playing sold out shows at Pacha and Ushuaia in Ibiza.

Riva Starr returns to his underground roots with his latest three-tracker for DFTD.

Label: DFTD
Release date: 29 September 2014
Format(s): Digital  

Having just released his 'Polaroid Beats 01' and concluded a swarm of summer gigs, Italian house maestro and Snatch! label leader, Riva Starr is back for more with a stellar three track release titled 'The Sound EP' on DFTD.

'I Can See The Light' opens with a rainfall of triangles and a gunning kick drum. After a tension-heightening snare roll the track sets off introducing a muffled bass line and an army of police siren-like synth injections. With bassy kicks, toms and a bouncing bass line, 'Just You & Me' features alluring vocal verses from AHI and a whole lot of groove. After a hypnotic vocal introduction 'The Sound' reveals itself to be a twisted disco gem packed full of big piano breaks, slicing hi hats and big diva vocals.

Stream the new single from Noir & HRRSN ‘My Fault’ (Out 22nd September on Noir Music)

Noir & HRRSN
‘My Fault’

(Out 22nd September on Noir Music)

Release Date:
22nd September

Following the great success of the Beatport no. 1 single 'ANGEL', Noir is now ready to reveal another standout and remarkably forward thinking listen.

'MY FAULT' features the emotional, soul drenched vocals and lyrics of Berlin based singer HRRSN, that heart wrenchingly reflect the deep regrets and inner conflicts of a failed relationship. The emotive vocals are fused with penetrating synths and heavy beats to create the perfect contrast against the vulnerability that's inherent in his words.

"This is probably my most clubby but also my rawest, emotional track to date. It's crafted and arranged with my experience from playing from small clubs to big festivals and tested accordingly, so I was 100% sure it worked perfectly" says Noir.

'MY FAULT' is a sneak peak into the forthcoming debut album that's set for a release in the spring of 2015. Perfectly setting up an album that will explore the darker edges of electronic music, 'MY FAULT' entices the listener for what's to come, for the album will be a distillation of Noir's career that has spanned over 10 years. Renowned for his diverse podcast series and eclectic DJ sets, fans can expect a beautifully balanced combination of vocal heavy songs and tracks that range from electronica through to techno and delve into a deeper, more melancholy realm of production; presenting Noir as very much the artist and musician as producer and DJ. 

With a lauded discography that counts prominent labels such as UK's Defected Records and Berlin-based imprint Get Physical as supporters, the Danish producer and label owner is massively respected for both his visionary A&R and production skills.

With Noir Music entering its eigth year, Noir's expertise as a house music tastemaker have resulted in success' with rising stars such as Hot Since 82 and Finnebassen both breaking through on the label. With further support coming from some of the industry's most highly regarded visionaries such as Carl Cox & Pete Tong, Noir continues his ascent into the upper echelons of global dance music with what is set to be a definitive year of releases. 

Sep 10, 2014

Osunlade, FCL, Terrence Parker and more play Defected's Halloween party at Ministry of Sound

Event: Defected In The House
at Ministry of Sound
The house music devotees stage a spectacular
Halloween party at the London clubbing institution
Defected In The House
Box: Osunlade / FCL / Terrence Parker / Luke Solomon
103: Franky Rizardo / Sam Divine / Simon Dunmore / Greg Sawyer
The Loft - For The Love Of House:
Terrence Parker (Classics Set) / Greg Sawyer B2B Simon Dawson

Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London, SE1 6DP
Date: Saturday 01 November 2014
Doors: 22.00 – 07.00
Tickets: £20+BF (first release) / £25+BF (final release)
Defected Records continues to set the house music standard this autumn as the label welcomes a glittering array of talent to London’s Ministry of Sound for a very special Halloween party.

Performing in the Box are Osunlade and FCL – two acts who should need no introduction to the Defected faithful. Osunlade continues to defy even the loftiest expectations with his idiosyncratic productions and head, mesmeric live performances, while FCL have continued to innovate both in the studio and behind the decks. Billed as the official follow-up to ‘It’s You’, ‘Can We Try’ saw the act at the very height of its production prowess, while the permanent addition of Lady Linn to their line-up adds a unique element to their far-reaching house sets.
Making his Defected In The House debut is Terrence Parker an artist and producer whose stunning studio albumLife On The Back 9 will be released on Defected Records later this year. As a DJ, Parker has built an incredible reputation with his phenomenally skilful turntablism style of performance. Ahead of his eagerly-anticipated set in the Box, Parker will also be playing a classics set in the For The Love Of House room.

Watch Terrence Parker in action: 

The line-up in the Box is completed by Classic Music Company co-founder Luke Solomon. One of the UK’s most prolific and respected DJs and producers, Solomon has been pushing the boundaries of house music for more than two decades: his distinctive sets are a must-see for any newcomers. 

Hosting the 103 are a selection of the globe-trotting Defected resident DJs: an exceptional collective that demonstrate the label’s long-term commitment to nurturing DJ talent. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Franky Rizardo and Sam Divine, both of whom have enjoyed exceptional years behind the decks. Support in the 103 comes from Simon Dunmore – who continues to champion real house music like few others with his flawlessly constructed sets – as well as Defected’s Greg Sawyer.

And for those seeking a classic twist on the usual contemporary-focussed proceedings,   Ministry Of Sound’s The Loft once again plays host to For The Love Of House. Devoted to seminal records from the last three decades of house music, The Loft will see a very special guest appearance from Terrence Parker as well as a warm up from Greg Sawyer B2B with Simon Dawson.

Party-goers on the night are encouraged to take the Halloween bull by the horns and dress in suitably terrifying fashion for the party.
See you on the dancefloor…

Terrence Parker Life On The Back 9 is out (2CD and digital) 02 November on Defected Records