Simon Dunmore is Defected; plain and simple. Without him, one of the world’s longest-standing and most highly respected house music labels would not exist, and the current landscape of electronic music would appear that little bit flatter. Rapidly approaching its 15th anniversary, few labels have consistently operated at such a high level as Defected Records, due in no small part to the drive, determination and A&R talent of its owner and founder.
That Defected is enjoying arguably its best form in over a decade is down to the consistency and quality of the label’s releases. Recent signings like Noir & Haze ‘Around’, Flashmob ‘Need In Me’ and Pirupa ‘Party Non-Stop’ (Track of the Year at the 2012 Ibiza Awards) demonstrate Dunmore’s innate ability to see the potential in a record and take it to the next level; a skill for which Defected has become renowned.
And the label’s releases only tell half the story. Every year Defected In The House events touch down at the world’s finest venues, and in 2013 after eight acclaimed seasons at Pacha, Ibiza Defected begin a new chapter in their live story, with a Saturday residency at the island’s newest club, Bomba. The times may be changing, but only for the better.