It would be hard right now to imagine house music without Defected Records. From a small office in Soho, the label has become a key player -perhaps even the key player- on the international dance music scene, attracting some of the greatest talents working in the industry, regularly trumping the majors with crossover hits and media attention, and never far from the boxes of the world?s best DJs. In seven short years, the independent label has gone some way to achieving label boss Simon Dunmore?s vision of an imprint worthy to stand aside the labels that inspired him, from Motown and Philly in the soul era to Strictly Rhythm.
The Defected Records story started when A&R man Dunmore and promotions specialist Janet Bell found themselves at a crossroads in their careers. They?d made a great success of running AM:PM, the dance division of A&M Records, and when the latter was taken over and closed by a multinational corporation with little sentiment for music, they decided they?d ?...come to the end of the road with majors,? says Simon, who had also had several years of A&R work at Cooltempo under his belt, ?and it felt like the right time to do something for ourselves.? In essence, they ?defected?.
Defected now stands in an almost unique position for an independent dance label, with a globally recognised brand that?s synonymous with quality for the discerning clubber, an unparallelled roster of production talent and an ongoing programme of artist development, and a pivotal role in shaping the tastes of the market. It looks like Defected will be in the house for some time to come!
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Mixing music has never been so much fun.... ever wondered how a lot of big DJs create mixes and mash ups that sound too good to be true? By mixing tracks that are in the same or related keys, harmonic mixing enables long blends and perfect mash-ups. The goal is to eliminate those nasty key clashes.
Simply click on the Camelot key reference next to the track title in the list above and the Chemical database will show you key match suggestions, even for tracks you already have in "your collection" (you need to be logged in to use this function and you need to have either bought "your collection" from Chemical Records using your account log in or manually enter other tracks into "your collection")
You can also buy commercial software to give key data for your mp3's on your computer for this we recommend Mixed In Key.
Disclaimer: BPM & Key results shown here are not always 100% accurate (but they are not that far off) Please do not buy tracks based on the key or bpm from our results as we can not guarantee them to be correct, it is a guide only.
Mixed In Key LLC owns the full copyrights and trademarks for the Camelot system and all related assets. All rights reserved. Copyright (C) 2008. All Key and BPM information has been generated by Chemical Records' own software systems and Chemical Records owns the full copyrights for the information generated. All rights reserved. Copyright (C) 2008.