Defected In The House Ibiza'12 is a 3-disc mix showcasing the impressive diversity of house music that Defected now champions. Mixed by the label's founder Simon Dunmore and taking in upfront tracks from Sandy Rivera, Groove Armada, Dennis Ferrer & Karizma, Claptone and Mark Fancuilli, this is more than simply a showcase of the latest and greatest, with Dunmore selecting a number of records that have soundtracked his epic journey through house music.
Current rubs shoulders with classic as seminal records from Romanthony, Sandy B, Timmy Regisford, Jamie Myerson and Chez Damier make an appearance, while Dunmore has even made a rare visit to the studio, collaborating with James Talk on an exclusive re-edit of Steve 'Silk' Hurley's 'The Word is Love'.
"Many of the retrospective tracks I have chosen are personal to me" he says of his selections. "I believe that more than ever before house music has real heritage, so I wanted to join some of the dots to explain my background in house and why Defected is the way it is musically”.
The overriding sound of the mix is substantially deeper than one might expect, and reflects the label owner's reaction to the current EDM explosion in more mainstream musical circles. "It's a massive positive for dance music as ultimately it will introduce new blood to all genres of house scene" he explains. "However, many DJs, producers and clubbers do not wish to reside in a generic musical high street. The commercialism of EDM has brought those that enjoy alternative genres closer together, and I think that the music selected reflects this".