House Masters meet Future Stars as the cream of Europe’s house talent take control of the UK’s greatest soundsystem...
Saturday 21st July
Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London
10pm – 7am
Box: Junior Jack & Kid Crème / The Shapeshifters / Franky Rizardo
103: Flashmob / Solo / Anna Wall
Tickets: £18 + booking fee (http://www.ministryofsound.com/club/listings)
This July Defected brings two genuine superstar DJ duos in Junior Jack & Kid Crème and The Shapeshifters – supported by the cream of Europe’s rising talent – to London’s iconic Ministry of Sound.
Junior Jack & Kid Crème are one of the slickest DJ outfits on the planet. With regular sets at the world’s best clubs, their energetic, driving take on house music makes them perfectly suited to big occasions and are once again exclusive residents for Defected In The House in Ibiza this year, playing five dates throughout the summer and also recently headlining the first ever Pacha Festival in Amsterdam. This is a rare London appearance from the duo and hearing them push the legendary Box soundsystem to its limits is an experience not to be missed.
The Shapeshifters have been on the very top of their game for a decade. From chart-topping singles and underground club bangers to world tours and sell-out festivals, The Shapeshifters pull some of the biggest crowds in house music with their uplifting, main-room sound. Their last record ‘Only You’ took their production in a deeper, more soulful direction than has been their style of late and shows the versatility of one of the UK’s most established dance acts.
Franky Rizardo is perhaps the most exciting young newcomer to the world of house music production and performance to come out of Holland in the last few years. Tirelessly creative and with a string of acclaimed singles and remixes already under his belt, he offers strong support in The Box.
The 103 is headlined by Flashmob, who burst onto the scene last year with the explosive ‘Brick House’, the debut single for a duo who have – in one way or another – been involved in the music industry for most of their lives. Their third single ‘Need in Me’ was snapped up by Defected and was promptly made Essential New Tune by Pete Tong, and looks set to one of the biggest records of Ibiza 2012.
Solo is another Defected Records debutant, whose latest record ‘Home Is Where the Hurt Is’ is currently doing damage all over clubland. Anna Wall meanwhile is one of London’s busiest DJs, and a new addition to the Defected roster who’s passion for house music is evident in the eclectic, slick sets she frequently lays down.
Once again, Defected strives to bring you the very best in both established and up-and-coming DJ talent, and brings one of the very finest house line-ups of the summer to London.
The 2012 House Odyssey continues…