Statement from: Defected, LONDON, Thursday 13 December 2012
After a hugely successful seven-year residency, Defected has decided to leave Pacha and will no longer host its world-famous Defected In The House events at the Ibiza club.
Simon Dunmore, founder and A&R Director comments, “Pacha is an incredible discotheque and we have enjoyed seven amazing seasons at the club. The current House music renaissance meant 2012 was our most successful summer to date, with acts such as Solomun and Dennis Ferrer striking the right chord on the island. This reflects the popularity we are currently enjoying both in terms of music sales and attendances at our events.”
He continues, “Ibiza’s clubbing landscape, however, is rapidly evolving and these are exciting times. Continuing a tried and trusted formula would have been the easiest option but next summer will be our tenth on the island and our achievements last summer give us a great platform to look at the new opportunities available to us. So, to conclude, we will not be at Pacha next summer and shall announce our plans for 2013 early in the New Year.”
Accolades for the label’s successes in 2012 started with the label receiving ‘Best British Label’ from DJ Mag and were followed up by a well-deserved ‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ for Simon Dunmore presented at the International Music Summit (IMS). Defected also picked up the prestigious ‘Track of the Year Award’ with Pirupa’s ‘Party Non-Stop’ at the Ibiza DJ Awards, where Defected In The House guest Solomun received ‘Producer of the Year Award’ in his breakthrough Ibiza season.
Defected Ibiza nights also featured lauded performances from a uniquely diverse line-up including Dennis Ferrer, Noir, MK, Tensnake, Sandy Rivera, Murk, Frankie Knuckles, Bob Sinclar, Dimitri From Paris and Copyright all bringing an unbeatable and consistent quality house sound to the island. So, with two records currently in the Beatport Top 10, four in the Traxsource Top 10 and a genuine world-class New Year’s Eve show in London, we are looking forward to completing an unforgettable year.
Defected extends its thanks to Pacha and to everyone who has supported us in Ibiza for the last seven years. We look forward to announcing our plans for Ibiza 2013.