London crew... We’re excited to announce the FULL line-up for the rest of our @ministryofsoundclub 2019 series #thisaintnodisco ✨ . Ticket link in our story...
The purple machine brought his magic to the #defectedcroatia beach stage 😍 . He joins us on September 14th at #defectedlondonfstvl - defected.com/london
We shared some very special moments with @theshapeshifters & @tenitinks over the past week at #defectedcroatia 🙏🏽 . ...We look forward to lots more coming up. @theshapeshifters joins us tomorrow @hardwicklivefestival & they both join us Sunday @hiibizaofficial & September 14th at #defectedlondonfstvl ✨ #lifeisadancefloor
Today we set sail for last time of @defectedcroatia 2019 & it was special 🙏🏽... Tonight @djjoeynegro & @djjellybeanbenitez join us on the beach stage alongside @horse_meat_disco @dimitrifromparisofficial 🙏🏽 . You can check out which dates they all join us at @hiibizaofficial at glitterboxibiza.com/events
It’s the last day here at #defectedcroatia & we’re ready to assemble our disco troops & party til the end ✨ . Setting sail now with NYC legend @djjellybeanbenitez & UK disco don @djjoeynegro then we take over the beach stage all the way until 2am... If you’re not lucky enough to be here then keep an eye on our socials to see what’s going down ❤️🇭🇷 #defectedcroatia . 📸 @gavinmillsphotography
A wizard behind the decks and one of the most prolific producers & remixers in dance music ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A global house name since the 90s, Roger begun DJing at 13. By 1989, Gladys Pizarro from Strictly Rhythm Records had touched base to see if Sanchez was interested in production; one year later, he had recorded his first single, "Luv Dancin," as Underground Solution. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Since then Roger’s been busy; 1 Grammy, four DJ Awards for "Best House DJ" in 1999, 2002, 2004 and 2007 (twelve nominations in total). He also won the first International Dance Music Award for Best Podcast in 2007 & has received 8 IDMA nominations for Best American DJ - on top of running his own labels and touring the globe! 😅 . We welcome @djrogersanchez with open arms to @defectedcroatia this week & @hiibizaofficial Sunday 😃
Tuesday Tunesday 🎶 . #swipeleft to see just a handful of records available to stream on our @spotify #Playlist - link in our story ✨
#ExpressYourself week 12 feat. @lucy_fizz 💕... 📷 @harisnukem . “The DJ line-ups here read like a who’s who of the house and disco scene” - @metro.co.uk 🙏🏽
Our very own Lion @alexthelionbitch... . “ I was dancing at house of yes in New York City & having one of the best nights... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided to get up on stage and did a solo and @simondunmore1 got me on his insta story we messaged after that and he hit me up and asked me to join the glitterbox fam when I got back to London; It’s been a crazy adventure ever since!” . Catch Alex with his fierce moves at #defectedcroatia next week & at our parties throughout the year ✨
The undisputed leaders of the Baltimore house movement… . We have Mary J Blige to thank for the formation of Spen & Karizma as one of the leading lights of the 90's house scene. The pair were working on a remix of her track 'Beautiful'when it happened; "I turned to Spen,” Karizma recollects, “and I said, you know what, we should just do this, we should take over the world, man!” . From their pioneering work as part of The Basement Boys, remixing and producing artists from Michael Jackson to Ultra Nate, through to their success as solo artists, DJ Spen and Karizma have truly earned the title of ‘House Masters’ . #Swipeleft to see just a tiny portion of their discography, plus a video of them in the mix at last year’s Croatia. . We look forward to welcoming them to @hiibizaofficial Sunday & Defected Croatia next week 👌
#TBT #DefectedCroatia 2018... 1 week to go until we do it all again & we’re back with more DJs, dancers & surprises 🙊 ✨ 🇭🇷 #thisaintnodisco
A pioneering DJ & producer who successfully clashed together the worlds of ‘black’ and ‘white’ music at a time when both were running separate courses.. . @arthurhbaker’s fusion, throughout the Eighties, of urban New York club groove & European synths paved the way for club music’s major explosion over the following decades. His innovative cut ‘n’ paste experiments with disparate sounds, samples and breakdowns – all within the accessible framework of feel-good dance music – prompted thousands of imitators, none though as impactful as Baker. . #swipeleft to see just a handful of Arthur Baker’s influential work. . 2 brand new mixes to Arthur Baker’s ‘No Price’ (released under his moniker Slam Dunk’d & some 40 years after it was initially written!) landing Friday from @dr_packer & @demi_riquisimo_ 🎶
#ExpressYourself week 11 feat. @metteyamamoto 🔥... 📷 @harisnukem . “The final element was the crowd. Yes, there were VIP, yes people had their phones out...but they fed off an energy of togetherness & euphoria from the dance floor.” #thisaintnodisco
Our much loved Grand Dame of #Glitterbox @tete_bang . “Music has always been in my life, as a kid my mum would take me to raves in rural Wales and I would dance with he adults until the early hours. When I started going out clubbing as an adult the only place I felt safe to express myself was in LGBTQ+ spaces. When I started dancing for glitterbox it completely changed that. . As a queer woman sometimes dancefloors don't always feel like a safe space to express yourself because you are conscious of being chatted up or laughed at for looking silly, having pure freedom is something or everyone will experience in life so I'm honoured that I get to experience this at every glitterbox over and over again. . The people and the djs make me feel safe to express who I am and completely lose myself in music. The Glitterbox family is so accepting and supportive, no matter what city we go to were able to keep spreading that love through music and unity. Unifying in these moment of pure joy bring us all together as humans, irrelevant of gender, size, sexual orientation, race or any thing else that we may think the world won't accept of us for. We shake it up and lift our hands together for freedom. I'm so greatful that I get to be part of those moments....” . @tete_bang will be bursting onto our @hiibizaofficial dance floor tomorrow night ✨
A lady with a powerhouse voice that fills up every inch of the room... ✨ 🎙 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Working with glitterbox has been an absolute pleasure. I enjoy being apart of something so amazing and out of the ordinary it’s literally like your in a different world. . Each and every person that I’ve connected with has made such an impact on me in an amazing way. You all are genuinely Beautiful people inside and out. . I’m so excited for the future performing on the glitterbox stage, Every time I come back to Hi l want my set to get bigger and better for all the amazing people who support my music. . Also just want to give a big shout out to the two amazing Si’s @simondunmore1 and @theshapeshifters Thank you for believing in me and taking me on this journey! Let’s continue creating and building. #BigLove” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Catch Teni @ministryofsoundclub & @hiibizaofficial this weekend, at #defectedlondonfstvl in September & on our Australia tour in November @onehitagency!
Remembering Steven Rubell who passed away 30 years ago today... ❤️ #studio54
We’re back at our London home this Saturday 🙏🏽 ✨ @ministryofsound . Only ltd tickets left on the door 🚪- don’t miss out on our other dates 🗓 . Our next London party will be at #DefectedLondonFSTVL on September 14th...
“When we launched @glitterboxibiza we wanted 2 shake Ibiza up. We wanted 2 remind Ibiza of what made it special. 2 take it back to when Pacha, Ku & Amnesia were about great music & amazing people. Sunday night @hiibizaofficial we got very close! The dancers @lucy_fizz @raven_mandella @reeceiboi @badboyrub @carpentercarlie1 @kid.locco stayed til the very end. At every other club they’re done at 5. They stayed because the music unified the whole room. @HONEYDIJON @basement_jaxx @dimitrifromparisofficial @djjoeynegro @crazypmusic @melonbombibiza @kennethbagerofficial were the catalyst to an amazing night! The energy was electric! . The final element was the crowd. Yes, there were VIP, yes people had their phones out...but they fed off an energy of togetherness & euphoria from the dance floor. Sunday was the most diverse and informed crowd I have seen on the island for 25 years!” - @simondunmore1 #thisaintnodisco . 📸 @thenightleague @mario_pinta
One of the UK’s most respected & prolific progressive house acts… ☝🏽 . Starting from humble beginnings with a regular club night (called ‘Basement Jaxx’) during the mid 90’s in Brixton, they rose to fame with the release of their debut album ‘Remedy’ in 1999. . “For me, Remedy was always about togetherness, which is the appeal of house music. You may be black; you may be white; you may be Jew; you may be gentile. It doesn’t matter in our house," - Felix . Since then the pair have been busy; releasing six studio albums, two compilation albums, 17 extended plays, thirty-four singles, one soundtrack album, and a number of other appearances. They’re regular transatlantic club chart-toppers and won the BRIT Award for Best Dance Act in 2002 and 2004 as well as being nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2015. . #swipeleft to see some of their career highlights… The pair join us this Sunday at @hiibizaofficial ✨
#ExpressYourself week 10 feat. @lucy_fizz ❤️... 📷 @harisnukem . “... but the crowd are the true stars of the show - open-minded, passionate and encompassing of all ages, colours, genders and sexual orientations” ✨ #thisaintnodisco
Casually waiting for Defected London FSTVL like… 💁♀️ . On September 14th, we’re hosting our own stage in Central Park along with the rest of the Defected family, bringing with us an unmissable line up guaranteed to rock London all day long! 🎶 . 1 Day 5 stages 10,000 people 💃 . #SwipeLeft to get a taster of the antics that will take place 😏
@late_nite_tuff_guy - “a superhero of soul, a destroyer of dance floors and a purveyor of the smoothest sounds this side of 1977” 🕺🏻 . LNTG is a highly sought after producer for some of the world’s biggest artists, remixing for the likes of @neworderofficial, @officialherbalpert and Timmy Thomas. While rocking the digital world, his heart belongs behind the decks at festivals and clubs across the globe. Being an integral part of the Glitterbox family, LNTG has been joining us at @hiibizaofficial this summer. 🙌🏻 . A quote from @dj_greg_wilson - “The quality and consistency of Late Nite Tuff Guy’s work has elevated him to the vanguard – he has the knack of picking the right tracks to reinterpret, and his output of essential reworkings has been prolific.” #SwipeLeft to see some of the best from LNTG
@moussetigram, a legendary award winning producer and Glitterbox resident. 👌 Mousse has been riding our airwaves since the 80/90s with raunchy chart hits such as ‘Horny 98’ featuring Hot 'n' Juicy (signed by our very own @simondunmore1) and ‘Sex Bomb' with Tom Jones. He has so much more depth to him as a producer though, with more recent underground releases such as 'Rock The Mic' and killer remixes of 'So Hooked On Your Lovin' by Selace and @Oliver_Dollar - ‘John’s Church’. 😏 #SwipeLeft to check out the German House Master in action over the years, along with some of our favourite tracks. 🎶🕺
Welcome along... @melvobaptiste is back with the latest Glitterbox Radio Show. 📻 This week's show features uplifting tracks from the likes of @djjoeynegro, @kathysledge, @thereflexmusic, @bobsinclar and many more. Swipe left to check out some of our favourites! Find us on #SoundCloud & #Mixcloud by searching ‘Glitterbox Recordings’. 📱 Head to the link in our story to listen to this weeks show, 👌🏻
#ExpressYourself week 9 feat. @alexthelionbitch 🔥... 📷 @harisnukem . “Ibiza is still a magical place... ✨”
Been there, done that.. I Am the T-Shirt 😉 . Introducing @reeceiboi… . “Working Glitterbox has been a dream of mine for over 3 years now. I trained at dance for 11 years but always knew something was missing. I starting going out in the London gay scene & seeing local drag queens, my mind was blown away. It led me to my passion with make-up, putting on a face and feeling so powerful, something I’ve never felt growing up. . I remember seeing a post of someone at Glitterbox dancing at ministy of sound I knew this was what I wanted! I packed my bags and came to Ibiza for the casting call with literally nothing but a dream to work for this amazing company! . 2 years later, I’ve been working & growing with glitterbox. The journey’s been incredible; learning about myself & meeting amazing people. Working for this party is a dream come true & the fact my face has been on posters and now merchandise honestly blows me away. I’m so grateful to get these opportunities & I’ve never felt so at home and loved! Can’t wait for what the future holds with the Glitterbox family!!” . (Grab the T-Shirt now on the @defectedstore)
Apple Music crew... Are you ready for some #DiscoLove? ✨💕 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The third instalment of our exclusive @applemusic DJ mix series has landed today, complied & mixed by @melvobaptiste. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 60 mins of non stop disco heat including some brand new music coming from @qwestlife.glitterbox and @sugarhillgangofficial & @thevisionishere... #swipeleft to see 5 records included. . Link in our story 🎶
#TBT #Studio54 1979 👈🏼👈🏼 @ministryofsound 2018 😎 . We return to our London home at the end of the month... Final tickets remaining 🚨 #thisaintnodisco
An innovative and prolific remixer who pioneered techniques that are still being felt in dance music today - wishing Shep Pettibone a Happy Birthday! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shep Pettibone’s career kicked off with a disco bang after his work on Arthur Baker on Afrika Bambaataa & The Jazzy 5's "Jazzy Sensation". He worked as an in-house mixer for Prelude Records & was involved in classics like Loleatta Holloway's "Love Sensation". ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the same time as his recording career was taking shape, he was also producing innovative 'mastermixes' for KISS FM, New York. These became so popular that Prelude Records even released some of them commercially. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Moving into the world of pop Shep had a hand in the music of artists like Madonna (in addition to numerous remixes for her, he produced "Vogue), Pet Shop Boys, New Order, Level 42, Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston,George Michael, and many more...
Manchester party people... Excited to announce our line-up for our November party at @o2vicwarehousemanc ✨ . We welcome @dimitrifromparisofficial @theshapeshifters @melvobaptiste a live PA from @tenitinks plus a very special guest that we will be announcing soon... Ticket link our story ⚠️ . Expect unforgettable moments, the most spectacular production, dancers & performers, and a truly 21st century disco ✨
“A room full of love...” 🙏🏽❤️😍 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On an absolute HÏ from Sunday night, what a party! More pictures to follow soon... Roll on week 8! #thisaintnodisco #expressyourself #loveisthemessage . 📸 @elliotyoungphoto
#ExpressYourself week 8 feat. @metteyamamoto... 📷 @harisnukem ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “The flamboyant extravaganza gives a whole new meaning to dance music for the mind, body and soul...” #thisaintnodisco
Waiting for Sunday nights @hiibizaofficial like... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Introducing one of our newest members @kaya_azalea ... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Although I’ve always been a party girl and a bit of a performer I’m relatively new to the world of dance & drag. I’ve always been quite extroverted & over the top. Since I was little I’ve performed in one way or another and while at University I started dancing, going off to Ibiza to dance just before my final year. I had always known of Glitterbox as one hell of a disco and feel blessed that I was discovered by them after a fellow drag queen and dear friend of mine ( @badboyrub) filmed me dancing on the bar at another club where I was bartending. From that I was invited down to an audition and the rest is history! I love having the opportunity to unleash my wild and creative side and it’s so special being part of such a crazy family. It’s a job I feel I was born to do - I just hope I can keep on doing it forever 💖” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Expect to see this fierce lady strutting it on our dance floors this Summer and beyond 🔥 . [ @religionclothing T-Shirt available on the @defectedstore ]
‘Life Is A Dancefloor’ has its long-awaited vinyl outing… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Featuring an exclusive reprise mix especially for the wax alongside the instrumental, accapella and of course the club mix which has already been making big movements. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Expect to hear this at Glitterbox parties and beyond for years to come... ✨
Welcome to the church of house music presided over by Todd the God. Are you a believer? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Todd is one of the world’s most celebrated figures in dance music. With 3 decades of dance floor domination under his belt. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Coming from Hip-Hop roots Much of Terry's early work in the late 1980s is considered a milestone in the development of both progressive and modern deep house. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With thousands of original productions and remixes in his discography over the past 30 years, we could have created an endless carousel of Todd’s records. #SwipeLeft to see just a handful of his defining ones… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Todd joins us at @hiibizaofficial this Sunday plus will be on our stage at #defectedlondonfstvl in September ✨
CeCe’s first single, “Finally”, thrust her into the international spotlight and she has continued her success ever since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the early 1990s, she scored five number one hits on the U.S. BillboardHot Dance Music/Club Play. Her signature song "Finally" reached the number 5 spot on the Hot 100, number 2 in UK Top 75, achieved Billboard #1 Pop chart status and has sold multi-platinum worldwide, in addition to being featured on more than thirty compilation albums. By the end of 1993, Peniston was named No. 1 Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play Artist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We welcomed the chart topping singer onto this week’s Radio show to select 3 tracks, #Swipeleft to hear her talking about her track selections. #soundon🔊 The soul diva performs twice this season @hiibizaofficial, making her long-awaited Glitterbox debut to perform her most loved classics & we can't wait!