As we lead up to Defected‘s Australian tour in Feb we hit you with two tasty samplers. The first drop includes new hot cuts and a few classics you might of missed. Stand by for round 2 shortly for some exclusive jaaaaaams.
Mousse T ft Taz & Inaya Day “Rock The Mic”
Mousse T. enlists the help of artist TAZ, the man who apparently became the first UK rapper to sign to hip hop label Def Jam, also earning a prestigious Ivor Novello award nomination for his writing skills. ‘Rock The Mic’ also reunites Mousse with American song writer Inaya Day, best known for her vocals on the German producer’s biggest record, ‘Horny’. The catchy hook and groove of the track intertwine over smooth strings to make this record. The collaboration combines hip hop with disco, giving you the best of both worlds.
John Julius Knight “Larry’s Jam”
A long-time collaborator with Soulfuric, John Julius Knight first released ‘Larry’s Jam’ on his own Blacklist label in 2011. Its instantly recognisable disco reference, sunshine attitude, saturated string arrangements this is a no-brainer. A fresh new Cleptomaniacs mix makes this a must play tune.
Kings Of Tomorrow “Faded”
Featuring the stunning vocals of Kandace Springs this is an instant soulful classic. This latest edition from Sandy Rivera’s Kings Of Tomorrow project has all the elements you’d come to expect from the house master; a rolling kick drum with hi-hat accents enhanced by uplifting, emotive piano and beautiful vocals all simply arranged around a tight production.
Sam Divine & Cassimm “What God Has Chosen”
The dream team Sam Divine & CASSIMM join forces once again. ‘What God Has Chosen’ demonstrates a maturing studio sound from the pair, packed with tight rolling grooves, synth stabs and hair-raising build-ups. The track has become an anthem for Sam’s ‘Openers’ live concept, nailing a versatile deeper-reaching sound at home at the beginning or end of a set.
Amine Edge & Dance vs Blaze “Lovelee Dae”
There’s always a risk when tampering with a much loved classic record, it can be ruined or taken to a whole new level. With this update Amine Edge & Dance do the original justice and then some. Lovelee Dae now comes with added punch, that’s has been smashing floors for the past few months.