Defected House Collection

Defected Merch

After launching their refreshed merch range last year the Defected team are back with another strong collection for winter. The new season features three new DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE designs, four new STRICTLY RHYTHM styles and introduces a brand new series of ‘HOUSE’ sweats and tees.

All the sweats and tees are created using 100% cotton with classic colour ways and contemporary styles, and are available exclusively from the Defected Records online store.
Sweats are priced at £50, t-shirts at £25.

Our pick of the lot is this Strictly Rhythm Brick logo sweat… nice job!

Strictly Rhythm Jumper



House Masters Frankie Knuckles is a project that began in February 2014, with Frankie hand-selecting the productions and remixes he wanted to include on a retrospective release of his illustrious career. On the sad news of his passing on 31 March 2014, the project was duly paused. Now, with the creation of The Frankie Knuckles Fund established in partnership with the Elton John Aids Foundation, the release will finally see the light of day, with all profits being donated to the charity.

Frankie Knuckles left behind perhaps the greatest house music legacy that ever was or ever will be, having made dance music at a spiritual level for nearly four decades.

He established both his name and his legacy with the sound he created. Labelled ‘house’ after the Chicago club, The Warehouse, where he played during the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, it was a sound that has been copied and adapted – but crucially never bettered – by literally thousands of DJs and producers since.

The outpouring of respect, praise and love from every quarter following his death showed just how far his influence reached, and just how much he had meant to people from all walks of life.

The tracklist for House Masters Frankie Knuckles includes many of the most influential and highly-regarded records from the Grammy-winning producer, including ‘Tears’, ‘Your Love’, ‘The Whistle Song’ and ‘Baby Wants To Ride’ alongside seminal remixes for Alison Limerick, Inner City, Chaka Khan, Hercules & Love Affair, First Choice and Pet Shop Boys.
The release will be accompanied by a limited edition commemorative t-shirt, available exclusively from the Defected online store, with all profits being donated to the Frankie Knuckles Fund.



01. Frankie Knuckles featuring Jamie Principle ‘Your Love’
02. Frankie Knuckles presents Satoshi Tomiie ‘Tears’ (Classic Vocal)
03. Frankie Knuckles ‘The Whistle Song’ (Sound Factory Mix)
04. Alison Limerick ‘Where Love Lives’ (Classic Mix)
05. Hercules & Love Affair ‘Blind’ (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
06. Frankie Knuckles featuring Roberta Gilliam ‘Workout’ (1992 Vocal Mix)
07. Frankie Knuckles with Jamie Principle ‘Baby Wants To Ride’
08. Andrea Mendez ‘Bring Me Love’ (Classic Frankie)
09. Frankie Knuckles ‎’Only The Strong Survive’ (Club Mix)
10. Frankie Knuckles ‘It’s Hard Sometime’ (FK Classic Club)
11. Adeva ‘Beautiful Love’ (Extended)

CD 2
01. Inner City ‘Whatcha Gonna Do With My Lovin’’ (Def Mix)
02. Sounds Of Blackness ‘The Pressure’ (Frankie Knuckles Classic Mix)
03. The Nightwriters ‘Let the Music Use You’ (Club Mix)
04. First Choice ‘Let No Man Put Asunder’ (12″ Frankie Knuckles Remix)
05. Frankie Knuckles ‎’Rain Falls’ (FK Original)
06. Rufus & Chaka Khan ‘Ain’t Nobody’ (Hallucinogenic Version)
07. Loose Ends ‘Hangin’ On A String’ (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)
08. Frankie Knuckles featuring Adeva ‘Too Many Fish’ (Classic Frankie Version)
09. Lisa Stansfield ‘Change’ (Knuckles Mix)
10. Pet Shop Boys ‘Left To My Own Devices’ (Frankie Knuckles Royal Piano Version)
11. Frankie Knuckles presents Director’s Cut featuring Jamie Principle ‘I’ll Take You There’ (Director’s Cut Classic Signature Mix)

Defected Records Pop up at Boxpark London

The Defected Records team are opening up a London pop-up at Shoreditch’s Boxpark for Feb where you’ll be able to get your hands on exclusive new lines of clothing, including beanies, Defected and Strictly Rhythm sweats, tees and more.

Strictly Rhythm

There will be special giveaways in store every day – including a draw for a pair of We Are FSTVL 2015 tickets – while on Thursday 12 February Sam Divine plays a ‘Share The Love’ party upstairs at Unit 56.

The Defected clothing range has been created in collaboration with award-winning designer Trevor Jackson alongside the design team of a Shoreditch-based fashion brand with a hugely successful global menswear business. To further ensure the highest quality garments, the Defected range is manufactured by leading European fashion house producers using super-soft but durable fabrics and cutting-edge printing techniques.

The Defected team are also looking for new faces to model the Autumn/Winter lines, with a chance for people to win a trip to Ibiza to take part in a photoshoot for the new lines. Not a bad prize eh?!
Simply drop by the store any time during the week to have your photo taken and be in with a chance to be flown to the White Isle for some much needed sun!




Hercules & Love Affair – ‘Do You Feel The Same?’ (6th Borough Project Remix)

‘Do You Feel The Same?’ has easily been one of the biggest dancefloor tracks over the last few months… the catchiness of that vocal is an understatement! So now as has become customary with big tracks its time for a stack of remixes and reworks to keep it fresh… We’ve been given the talented 6th Borough Project remix to prem and its everything you could hope for!

6th Borough Project have a penchant for taking you on a dubbed out funk and disco journey and it’s no different with this remix… slowing the original right down and emphasising the rolling acid vibes to full effect.
Grab this along with Todd Terry and Zac Samuel remixes next week via Defected.