Going to Defected Croatia this week? We speak to the artists appearing for some inside tips.

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Going to Defected Croatia this week? We speak to the artists appearing for some inside tips.

Now in it’s 4th year Defected’s Croatia shindig at the wonderful Garden Resort in Croatia kicks off this Thursday 8th and runs all the way through to next Tuesday 13th. Six days of divine disco and glorious house music spread across multiple different stages, beaches and boat parties. Not to mention an atmosphere that is second to none. Our idea of music paradise.

We will be heading out to sample everything the festival has to offer this year so we decided to speak to some of the DJ’s who are appearing to get the inside track on who we should be looking out for and to give us a flavour of some of the tracks that they will be spinning at the festival.

Expect hot tips and brilliant music from Angelo Ferreri, Black loops, Fiorious, Horse Meat Disco, John Morales, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Oliver Dollar, Lorenz Rhode, Marcel Vogel, Mark Farina, Phonk D, Purple Disco Machine, Qwestlife, The Shapeshifters, Sophie Lloyd, Tech Support, Young Pulse, Yuksek.

See you all in the sun x

For more info on Defected Croatia check their official Facebook Group HERE

 

– Angelo Ferreri –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I can’t wait to play my latest single “BEGINNERS” because I feel that it’s something different and that it diversifies my style.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

The best artists at the festival are the people, so I’m looking to enjoying it with them, I will be trying to do my best for them.

Angelo Ferreri is appearing on the Dvine Sounds Boat Party 6pm-7pm on Thursday 8th & The Beach Stage 8 – 10pm on Friday 9th (Soulfuric)

Angelo Ferreri FACEBOOK

 

– Black Loops –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia?

Steve Monite – Only You (Frankie Francis Disco Jam Edit)

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Nightmares On Wax, AMP Fiddler Live and Hugo LX.

Black loops is appearing on the Beach Stage 9 – 10.30pm on Thursday 8th (Classic Music Company)

Black loops FACEBOOK

 

– Fiorious –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

Excited to perform the Honey Dijon remix of I’m Not Defeated, especially to a sea of die-hard house-heads. It’s such a joyful interpretation of the song and honestly I couldn’t ask for a better crowd for that track.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I’m only around during the first days, so I’ll be trying to catch Derrick Carter and Mike Dunn, and hopefully some of the cool new acts on the label like Dave + Sam, The Vision, and Austin Ato. If I get to see any of the above at sunset, I’ll be very, very happy.

Fiorious is appearing on the Mainstage 10.30 – 10.45 on Friday 9th (Glitterbox)

Fiorious FACEBOOK

 

– Horse Meat Disco –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

Horse Meat Disco & Kathy Sledge – Falling Deep In Love (Joey Negro Remix). We love what our disco hero Dave Lee has done to our new single and so does Kathy. (Check it out on the Glitterbox Show below at 16.05)

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Looking forward to Armand Van Helden, Honey Dijon, Masters At Work, Kiddy Smile, Luke Solomon, Ben Westbeech

Horsemeat Disco are appearing on the Beach Stage on Tuesday 13th from 9.30 – 11pm (Glitterbox)

Horse Meat Disco FACEBOOK

 

– John Morales –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I have a new album coming out soon so I’m excited to test some of the new mixes during the week, here is a one of the tracks.

What is the one thing, DJ or act you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I’m very excited to meet and talk to all the music lovers that come to the Defected festival it’s a great opportunity to mingle and get to know some of the people who come out to enjoy and support the music we all love.

John Morales is appearing on the Glitterbox Boat Party 1 – 2pm and the Main Stage 9 – 10.30pm (Glitterbox) both on Friday 9th

John Morales FACEBOOK

 

– Late Nite Tuff Guy –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I always look forward to playing my edit of Prince’s Controversy. I absolutely love the reaction I get every time.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I’ve heard many of the Defected/Glitterbox DJs before except for Honey Dijon and Purple Disco Machine so I hope to hear them in Croatia.

Late Nite Tuff Guy is appearing on the Beach stage 10.30 – Midnight on Sunday 11th.

Late Nite Tuff Guy FACEBOOK

 

– Lorenz Rhode –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

That could be‚ Xpandau from my ‘Risa EP‘, it’s just super satisfying to play on the keys and goes down very well when crowds are a bit bigger. Also a bit of a hidden track of mine cause it was just a B-side, but it’s a personal favourite.

I will play a few upcoming ones too, for which there are no Youtube links yet.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I wish I could stay for the whole festival cause it’s really a dream place to be, but I’ll play the day before with Detroit Swindle in Rotterdam and solo the day after at Ipse, Berlin. So I’ll have to concentrate on the Sunday! I hope I’ll be able to catch Amp Fiddler & Dames Brown, as I’ve never seen them live; Masters at Work will of course be exciting to watch; and I look forward to seeing my friend PDM on the boat party.

Lorenz Rhode is appearing on the Main Stage 9 – 10.30pm (Defected) on Sunday 11th.

Lorenz Rhode FACEBOOK

 

– Marcel Vogel –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia?

Phenomenal Handclap Band – Jail (Marcel Vogel Remix)

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

If I have to bring it down to only one, I would have to say Masters at Work… I’ve seen Louie Vega at Barbarellas a few years back and it was amazing. Well to be fair almost everything at Barbarella’s is amazing because the atmosphere is just second to none. But of course you never really fully know what they are gonna play until you see them do it.

Marcel Vogel is appearing on the Beach Stage 6 – 7.30pm on Thursday 8th (Classic Music Company)

Marcel Vogel FACEBOOK

 

– Mark Farina –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

Well it’s a little early to predict what exactly I will play this soon there, but usually I like to mix old and new.

A new one…
Kassian “Making love”

An old one…
Shazz El Camino Pt. 2

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

So many great acts/artists! Excited to to see The Vision live. And catch up with so many old friends in the line up.

Mark Farina is appearing at Barbarella’s 2.30 – 4.30am (Classic Music Company) on Sunday 11th & 6 – 7pm on The Classic Music Boat party and 9 – 10.30pm on the Beach Stage (Wax Da Jam) both on Monday 12th

Mark Farina FACEBOOK

 

– Oliver Dollar –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

One of the tracks from my album that’s been an underground hit but not broken through yet. It has SUMMER written all over it. Oliver Dollar & Matthew K feat. Daddy Hemingway ‘The Delta’.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Mark Farina, most definitely. He’s one of the original house guys I’ve always loved.

Oliver Dollar is appearing in the Olive Grove 9pm – 11pm on Sunday 11th

Oliver Dollar FACEBOOK

 

– Phonk D –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I’m looking forward to playing my new remix of Alan Dixon‘s ‘Bless Me Today’ there. It is brand new and so far it has killed every dancefloor that I have played it on.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I’m really looking forward to DJ Gregory and Mike Dunn, coincidentally I have the honour to play right before them both.

Phonk D is appearing on the Beach Stage 8 – 10pm (Block Party Beats) on Saturday 10th

Phonk D FACEBOOK

 

– Purple Disco Machine –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I’m really looking forward to playing my new track Emotion which has just been released. The crowd at Defected and Glitterbox shows are always so knowledgeable about Disco and House Music and so it is very important to me that they are loving my new music.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I really enjoyed Armand Van Helden’s set at the Glitterbox stage at We Are Festival earlier this summer so I hope to catch him playing and I’m hearing a lot about these new guys called the Dunmore Brothers. I think they could be related to the boss. From their social media posts they seem to be fans of Purple Disco Machine.

Purple Disco Machine is appearing on the Glitterbox boat party 3 – 4pm & on the Beach stage Midnight – 1.30pm (Glitterbox) Both on Sunday 11th

Purple Disco Machine FACEBOOK

 

– Qwestlife –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

Hit It Off (Late Nite Tuff Guy Liberated Woman Remix). Swiftly followed by the new Qwestlife single ‘Fever’ featuring Sugarhill Gang, Melle Mel, Scorpio & Siedah Garrett coming out later this summer.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Amp Fiddler featuring Dames Brown and Masters At Work.

Qwestlife are appearing on the Glitterbox boat party 1 – 2pm on Sunday 11th & on the Beach stage 2 – 4pm (Glitterbox) on Tuesday 13th

Qwestlife FACEBOOK

 

– The Shapeshifters –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I have to say ‘Life is a dancefloor’ there has been such a strong reaction to that record and playing it in Croatia to the Glitterbox faithful will be special

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

So many to be honest but if I had to choose one it would be Masters At Work.

The Shapeshifters are appearing at the Glitterbox boat party 3 – 4pm & at 10.45pm – 12.10am on the Main Stage (Glitterbox) both on Friday 9th & 1.30 – 3am in Barbarellas (Glitterbox) on Saturday 10th

The Shapeshifters FACEBOOK

 

– Sophie Lloyd –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I am really looking forward to playing my new track ‘Raise Me up’ as its being released later on in August and I just got the masters back, so I am really psyched – with an added side of nerves to have the Defected family hear it out properly for the first time.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Well this is a difficult one because hand on heart I’m looking forward to hearing as many acts as I can possibly fit into the days that I’ll be there! It’s such an incredible line up and I am thrilled to be a part of it. I’m really looking forward to seeing the Dames Brown again to give them a huge hug, also because they have new songs with Amp Fiddler and The Vision which are incredible. I’m also really looking forward to Barbarellas on Sunday night for the Classic party because that line up is absolute fire. You will find me dancing until the sun comes up for that one. I’m also looking forward to hearing KON as I am a huge fan of his productions and haven’t seen him DJ before, and Honey Dijon, Spen & Karizma, Masters At Work because they never disappoint. Also looking forward to some boat party action… I am also looking forward to seeing Fiourious sing as his track ‘I’m not Defeated’ is one of my favourites this year!

Sophie Lloyd is appearing in the Olive Grove 4 – 6pm on Sunday 11th

Sophie Lloyd FACEBOOK

 

– Tech Support –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

I found this digging through bandcamp last week and have been dying to play it out! The vocals in the chorus really do the job on this, I’ve got a feeling it’s going to fit the vibe at Defected nicely!

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

Definitely either Dan Shake or Folamour on Monday – I’ve seen both enough times to know they’ll play some corkers

Tech Support is appearing on the Beach stage 6 – 7.30pm (Glitterbox) on Sunday 11th.

Tech Support FACEBOOK

 

– Young Pulse –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

Bonjour from Paris John ! I am quite excited to become a new member of the Defected Croatia fam’ this year and I look forward to spinning the disco remixes and house tracks I’ve been working on lately. Besides my upcoming house EP, I will introduce my remix of Brooklyn Funk Essentials – Whatcha Want (Mochi Men remix), uplifting soulful house version that will fit perfectly on the beach stage. Originally written by Frankie Knuckles, you will hear the strong vocals of Alison Limerick on this version that should be released in September on Mochi Records.

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

There are many acts I want to catch up with, and I’m looking forward to see Honey Dijon. We met in Paris but I’ve never had a chance to see her play. Also Todd Terry, Melvo, Jellybean, Mike Dunn, Qwestlife… so many.

Young Pulse is appearing on the Beach stage 7.30 – 9pm (Glitterbox) on Sunday 11th.

Young Pulse FACEBOOK

 

– Yuksek –

What is the one track that you are looking forward to playing in your set at Defected Croatia and why?

There is so much new stuff that I want to try! Let say my new remix for Kraak & Smaak

Which DJ or act are you are most looking forward to at the festival?

I’ve never had the chance to see Joey Negro, can’t wait!

Yuksek is appearing on the Main stage 9 – 10.30 pm (Classic vs Edible) on Mon 12th

Yuksek FACEBOOK

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