Defected Records Radio
Every Friday night, The Beat kicks off your weekend with the Friday Night Dance Party.
Early on, from 7PM – 10PM it’s all throwbacks and old school mixes keeping the Chicago style of DJ’ing alive and well for future generations.
At 11PM, we turn it over to the newer house music styles brought to you by some of the biggest international names including this show.
Sam Divine host the show each week, once in a while she may be swamped so the big boss, Simon Dunsmore will step in to deliver an epic show for you to listen to live or on demand. You get the the newest, freshest and hottest house music from around the world.
If you miss the show, we have all shows archived on demand for you to listen to anytime, anywhere on any device – including our own APP
You can also listen using the iHeartRadio app, search WCKG in Chicago to listen live Friday nights from 7PM – 7AM so you never miss a beat!
ABOUT DEFECTED RECORDS RADIO
ABOUT THE SHOW
The UK took to Chicago House music like an SC35C takes to vinyl. In the early days of ‘house’, the UK was one of the first places in the world other than Chicago to embrace it.
Simon Dunmore’s Defected is the great success story of UK dance music. For 20 years, it’s been dedicated to the finest in house, from its label and numerous associated imprints, to its events and festivals. Still, it hasn’t all been plain sailing — Defected has traversed choppy waters to become the super brand it is today.
DJ Mag talks to Dunmore about his house history, adaptability and his approach to business… “I’m a collector of music and labels. My ambition was for people to have a Defected rack in their collections in the same way they’d have a Salsoul rack, a Prelude rack, a Strictly rack, a Philly International rack,” says Simon Dunmore.
After a decade working in club promotions and A&R for the majors, he founded Defected Records on 1 January, 1999. The plan was to establish the UK’s answer to Mark Finkelstein and Gladys Pizarro’s legendary New York imprint Strictly Rhythm. You could say that he has achieved that. Thanks to Dunmore’s keen A&R savvy, which has over the years secured releases and forged enduring friendships with Masters At Work, Bob Sinclar, Dennis Ferrer, Roger Sanchez, Kevin Saunderson and Todd Terry.
Defected has made an indelible imprint on British dance music. ‘To Be In Love’; ‘At Night’; ‘Finally’; ‘Another Chance’: all tracks knowable by name alone. To call it the most influential UK house label of all-time would be entirely acceptable.
01. Nautica (UK) – Love Question (Original Mix) [D-Vine Sounds] 02. Low Steppa – Lift Me Up (Original Mix) [Simma Black] X Kings Of Tomorrow – Let Me Tell You Something (Sandy Rivera & C. Castel’s Accapella) [Defected] 03. Todd Edwards & Sinden – Deeper (Extended Mix) [Defected] 04. Peggy Gou – Starry Night [Gudu Records] 05. Melba Moore – My Heart Belongs To You (Ferreck Dawn Remix) [Soulfuric] 06. Harrison Crump featuring Tierra Nevaeh – No More Lies (Sonny Fodera Vocal) [Defected] 07. YAX.X & Delivio Reavon – Falling (Original Mix) [D-Vine Sounds] X Spencer K & Matt Sassari – Isuly (Emanuel Satie Accapella) [DFTD] 08. Most Rated: David Jackson – Blessed (Extended Mix) [DFTD] 09. Leopard Eats Luke – Music [Classic] 10. 4TTF: Heller & Farley Project featuring Cevin Fisher – We Built This House (Fire Island Mix) [4 To The Floor] 11. Malandra Jr. – Take Off Your Shoes (NiCe7 Remix) [D-Floor Music] 12. Dario D’Attis featuring Jinadu – Space & Time (Instrumental) [Defected] X Chrissy featuring Miles Bonny – Back In Time (Accapella) [Classic] 13. Ilija Rudman featuring Andre Espeut – In Her Eyes (Purple Disco Machine Edit) [Classic] 14. Slam Dunk’d featuring Chromeo & Al-P – No Price (Dr Packer Remix) [Glitterbox]