Defected Records makes its return to Ibiza for the 2023 season with its biggest line-up yet this summer, remaining the ultimate destination for house music fans on the Island. Continuing to elevate its White Isle offering, Defected’s return to San Antonio’s Eden comes with new-and-improved production and expert musical curation for another unforgettable summer. With its summer campaign It’s All About House, this season sees Defected put the focus on the music at the heart of everything it does.
“Talk of Ibiza always gets me excited for the summer ahead, and now here we are again. We very much look forward to Defected returning to Eden for what is now our 20th Summer in Ibiza and bringing in an amazing array of new musical talent. Defected, Ibiza, It’s All About House.” – Wez Saunders, CEO, Defected Records
Among the new names debuting at Defected Ibiza this summer, Cinthie, Oden & Fatzo, SG Lewis, Alex Mills, Ben Rau and Shermanology will appear alongside Defected’s beloved residents such as Sam Divine, Melé, Ferreck Dawn and Monki.
With a bookings policy that puts a firm focus on championing the future stars of house alongside A-List names, breaking talent such as Liverpool’s Paige Tomlinson, London-born Rio Tashan and Manchester duo the Murphy Brothers will all make appearances at Eden this summer. As winners of Defected’s 2022 talent search competition Unsung Heroes, Defected’s dedication to uncovering the next generation of house is demonstrated through the sonic diversity of weekly line-ups at Eden Ibiza this summer.
Synonymous with quality house music in Ibiza, Defected’s 2023 season marks 20 years of the London label hosting residencies on the Island. Continuing to break new ground with its events, delivering in territories such as North and South America, Australasia, Asia and South Africa in the last twelve months, Ibiza remains an annual highlight for the label, utilising the season to showcase the very best in house talent.
“We are super excited to be back doing a season in Ibiza with Defected this year. We have got fresh line-ups and new production installed for you. Ibiza’s reputation and energy for nightlife is unparalleled, enabling us to showcase what we do best, throwing parties.” – George Pritchard, Director of Events & Talent, Defected
Continuing to make clubbing accessible in Ibiza, Defected’s Friday nights at Eden remain one of the most affordable events on the island, with advance tickets starting at €39. As part of the label’s ethos, clubbers from all walks of life can enjoy the label’s unique brand of house party and DJs of the highest calibre, inviting all to celebrate everything there is to love about house music, sharing its values of inclusivity, togetherness and escapism on the dancefloor.
To get clubbers ready for the season ahead, Defected will also launch a new mix series What House Means, where artists playing for the label this summer will deliver exclusive mixes showcasing their love for the genre. Running from March until the season’s start at the end of April, mixes from the artists featuring on the season line-up will be streamed via Defected Broadcasting House/YouTube.
Defected Ibiza 2023 will run from 28th April – 29th September. For further information and €39 tickets head to ibiza.defected.com