Welcome: Melvo Baptiste

Posted on April 06, 2017

We are very happy to announce that Melvo Baptiste is to join the Defected A&R team, digging deep for Glitterbox, Soul Heaven and Soulfuric Recordings, allowing us to once again broaden our musical reach and knowledge. Continue reading

YAM WHO?'s 24 Roller Boogie Classics

Posted on April 04, 2017

To get you in the mood for Ministry Of Sound, YAM WHO? has put together 24 defining Roller Boogie classics, which you can expect to hear when he takes control of our Roller Disco from 3-8pm. Continue reading

Croatia, meet Glitterbox...

Posted on December 21, 2016

Glitterbox are announced as the first Defected Croatia official partner. Having dazzled at Space’s final season this summer and continued to bring the house down at numerous incredible events at Ministry of Sound, Glitterbox will be hosting boat parties and stages throughout the week. Continue reading

Glitterbox - For Your Disco Pleasure

Posted on November 02, 2016

After lighting up Ibiza for 16 weeks straight at Space this summer, Glitterbox returns with 'For Your Disco Pleasure', a new album to coincide with our final party of the year at Ministry Of Sound on December 10th. Continue reading

Glitterbox in Croatia

Posted on August 18, 2016

We've just about recovered from our time at Defected Croatia and wanted to bring you two highlights from our two amazing Glitterbox parties in Tisno... Continue reading

Spotlight: Dr. Packer

Posted on June 21, 2016

"I was playing old disco and funk and someone put me onto Juno, said that I should start playing the edits because they're easier to mixed. Then I found Late Nite Tuff Guy, who's also from Australia and that was it for me." Continue reading

Glitterbox Ibiza 2016 Album

Posted on May 06, 2016

After establishing itself as a distinctly independent entity on the White Isle in 2014 and 2015, Glitterbox begins the new Ibiza season with the release of our fourth compilation, Glitterbox Ibiza 2016 on May 13th. Continue reading

Glitterbox at Space Ibiza Season Listings

Posted on February 04, 2016

​Following the news that Ibiza’s favourite new party Glitterbox will return to Space Ibiza this year, we can now reveal season line-ups for the Friday residency from 03 June to Friday 23 September 2016. Continue reading

Glitterbox Back At Space For 2016 Ibiza Season

Posted on January 08, 2016

​Following an incredible 2015 season which saw rave-reviews from tastemakers and clubbers from across the board, Glitterbox will return to Space Ibiza next year, hosting Friday nights from 03 June to Friday 23 September 2016 for what will be the legendary Ibiza club’s final season. Continue reading

The Glitterbox Interview: Alison Limerick

Posted on November 25, 2015

​Alison Limerick is where love lives. Her love of singing, love of electronic music (and so many other styles besides) and, yes, that iconic single have, over the course of the early 1990s, quite literally changed her artistic life. But there is much to appreciate beyond one anthem. Continue reading

Glitterbox London

Posted on October 30, 2015

Defected presents Glitterbox London 2015 is a new mix album, expertly joining the dots between classic and contemporary dance music rooted in soul and disco. Continue reading

Glitterbox returns to Ministry of Sound

Posted on October 28, 2015

Having captured the hearts and minds of all who attended the summer residency at Space Ibiza, the island’s most talked-about party, Glitterbox, makes its triumphant return to London’s Ministry of Sound for what promises to be an electrifying event. Continue reading

The Glitterbox Interview: Norman Jay MBE

Posted on June 11, 2015

Norman Jay MBE has a summer season packed full of varied, jump-up, supremely soulful beats as only he knows. Chief among his touring commitments will be a special appearance at Defected’s trend-setting Ibiza night Glitterbox, which relocates to Space from Booom! Continue reading

The Art Of Glitterbox

Posted on June 04, 2015

The momentum of expectation leading into Glitterbox’s opening party on 12 June is unstoppable, and symbolized perfectly by the exotic, entrancing character art of Mark Wardel, the man behind Glitterbox's disctinctive new look. Continue reading

Glitterbox at Ministry of Sound

Posted on June 01, 2015

For the first ever London show, Glitterbox welcomes a diverse selection of DJs set to transform Ministry of Sound into a hemisphere of house and disco for the night. Continue reading

Glitterbox Ibiza 2015

Posted on May 18, 2015

Mixed by Simon Dunmore and featuring some the biggest names in disco and house music including Chaka Khan, Ten City, Salsoul Orchestra, Rare Pleasure and Lana Del Rey, Glitterbox Ibiza 2015 is a musical hemisphere of house and disco. Continue reading

Glitterbox Spotlight: India

Posted on September 11, 2014

Described variously by some of the island's most respected media outlets as “...one of the most enjoyable nights on the island.”, “..a timeless event” and “a carefree night of pizazz and pleasure you’d be hard pressed to beat”, it’s fair to say that Glitterbox’s debut season in Ibiza has been a runaway success. Now with just a few parties of the season remaining, we’ve arguably saved the best until last. Continue reading

Glitterbox Spotlight: Barbara Tucker

Posted on August 27, 2014

Barbara Tucker is without doubt one of clubland’s all-time biggest and most successful vocalists. Her golden tonsils have impacted on dance music around the world on both a mainstream and underground level, best associated with legendary house label Strictly Rhythm but also gloriously tied to imprints King Street, Azuli, Positiva (EMI), suSU and Soundmen On Wax. Ms Tucker is due to play Glitterbox at Booom Ibiza Saturday 30 August following several ecstatic performances already. Continue reading

Glitterbox Spotlight: Quentin Harris

Posted on August 08, 2014

​Born in Detroit in 1970, revered DJ-producer Quentin Harris grew up as something of a child music prodigy. So the story goes, he taught himself the piano (from the age of five) to such a level that at the time of taking lessons (at 12) he was already more advanced than his teachers. Inevitably, his budding rap star uncle bundled him into the studio to drop synth lines on demo tracks he was recording, but Harris was soon controlling all aspects of their sound and arrangement – like a producer. Continue reading

Glitterbox Spotlight: Def Mix

Posted on August 08, 2014

Brooklyn legend David Morales plays Glitterbox Saturday 09 August, bringing with him an unsurpassable level of dancefloor experience. He also brings fellow New York native Hector Romero & Quentin Harris, crucial parts of Morales’ world famous ‘Def Mix’ family. Continue reading

Defected Presents Glitterbox Ibiza 2014

Posted on August 08, 2014

Defected presents Glitterbox Ibiza 2014 compiles the finest house records you know and love from the last two decades – along with a few of those you don’t – into a single, accessible collection for the 2014 Ibiza season. Mixed by Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore, this feel-good, party collection includes tracks and remixes from the likes of Todd Terry, Hercules & Love Affair, Ultra Naté, Candi Staton, Moloko, MK, and blaze. Continue reading

Glitterbox Spotlight - Joey Negro

Posted on August 05, 2014

House titan Dave Lee continues to enthral dancefloors across the globe under a dizzying array of aliases including, most notably, Joey Negro. He began his studio career in 1988 with school friend Mike Cheal and DJ Mark Ryder as trio M-D-Emm. Their debut cut Get Busy (It’s Partytime!) led to follow-ups and Lee’s solo breakthrough under another guise, Raven Maize – pivotal Maize track Together Forever was one of the very first to incorporate disco samples into house music. Continue reading