Defected presents Glitterbox London
After capturing the hearts of all who attended their summer residency at Space Ibiza over the last few months, the island’s most talked-about party, Glitterbox, now distils its unique, accessible and heritage-laden disco, soul and house soundtrack into an expansive three CD release.
Defected presents Glitterbox London is a new mix album from the most talked-about Ibiza party of recent memory, joining the dots between classic and contemporary dance music rooted in soul and disco and celebrating the rich and diverse dance music history of the UK’s capital.
Mixed by Defected’s founder Simon Dunmore and featuring some the most inspiring artists from the last 40 years of dance music, including Gwen Guthrie, First Choice, Patrice Rushen, Donald Byrd, Blondie, Breakbot, Moloko, and Purple Disco Machine, Glitterbox London is packed full of both unashamed anthems and hidden gems, and simply sparkles from start to finish.
“Selecting tracks than span 30 years of my DJ career is hardly a chore” says Simon. “Digging through my vinyl and CDs, or even scrolling through my iTunes library, define specific moments of my involvement in the scene. I want the album to reflect all the elements that have influenced me…soul, jazz, funk, disco and house. The challenge is then to make it a cohesive musical journey for the listener.”
For the 2015 Ibiza season, Glitterbox relocated from Booom to Space and enjoyed a revelatory sophomore year.
Glitterbox’s sound has always been fun, accessible and hedonistic, with a real focus on quality house and disco and more dancefloor smiles per square inch than any other party you could mention, backed by imaginative theming across everything from Mark Wardel’s glamorous promotional artwork to the arousing dance moves of the Savage dance crews Nutbags, Hot Heels and Sink The Pink.
In July, Glitterbox launched its debut London show, welcoming a diverse selection of DJs who transformed Ministry of Sound into a hemisphere of house and disco for the night. Glitterbox makes its triumphant return to Ministry of Sound Saturday 12 December for what promises to be another electrifying event.
“I believe the fact that Glitterbox has been reviewed so enthusiastically is down to the fact that the DJs curating the nights have real skills” says Simon. “They read the crowd and work to real moments in their sets. It is an art that is sadly declining, but it is clear from the reaction this summer how crucial understanding a room and your crowd is to achieving a great night.
“The album absolutely reflects the party. With both the focus is simply on great music.”
Defected presents Glitterbox London is out 27 November 2015 (3CD / Digital / Streaming) on Defected Records. CD pre-order: http://store.defected.com/catalogue/pre-order-defected-presents-glitterbox-london-3cd_28405/
Glitterbox brings the party to Ministry of Sound, London on Saturday 12 December – full line-up and tickets via Resident Advisor: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?766487
01. Side Effect – Always There
02. Risse – Chain Of Fools (House Mix)
03. Sharon Brown – I Specialize In Love (Original 12” Mix)
04. Gwen Guthrie – It Should Have Been You (12″ Single Mix)
05. The Strikers – Body Music (12” Mix)
06. Chic – I Want Your Love
07. Sheila Ford – Why Can’t You See (Louie Vega & DJ Spen Long Version)
08. Third World – Now That We Found Love (Disco Mix)
09. Chantal Curtis – Get Another Love
10. S.O.S Band – Take Your Time (Do It Right)
11. Kings Of Tomorrow feat. April – Burn So Deep (Sandy’s Disco Burn)
12. Lucy Pearl – Don’t Mess With My Man (Mood II Swing Main Vocal)
13. First Choice – The Player (Mousse T. & Boris Dlugosch Classic 12″)
14. Carol Williams – Love Is You (Original 12” Mix)
15. Northend – Tee’s Happy (Original 12” Mix)
01. Inner Life – Moment Of My Life (Extended Version)
02. David Joseph – You Can’t Hide (Your Love From Me) (Original 12″ Mix)
03. Black Ivory – I’ve Got My Eye On You
04. Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
05. Patrice Rushen – Number One (12″ Version)
06. Gwen McCrae – Poyson (Remastered Album Version)
07. Blondie – Rapture (Special Disco Mix)
08. Feel – I’d Like To (Original 12” Mix)
09. The Salsoul Orchestra feat. Jocelyn Brown – Take Some Time Out (For Love) (Long Version)
10. Loose Ends – Hangin’ On A String (Frankie Knuckles Club Mix)
11. Flush – Come Back Baby
12. Tom Misch feat. Zak Abel – Beautiful Escape
13. Breakbot feat. Outlines – Baby I’m Yours
14. Chesus – Special (HNNY Edit)
15. DJ Gregory – Don’t Know Malendro
16. Norma Jean – Saturday (Dimitri From Paris Remix)
01. South Street Player – (Who?) Keeps Changing Your Mind (Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox Remix)
02. Starpoint – I Want You – You Want Me (Def House Mix)
03. Jamie Lewis & Michael Watford – It’s Over (Jamie Lewis Main Mix)
04. Eddie Leader & Tom Lawson – Feel For You (Boris Dlugosch Remix)
05. Moloko – Sing It Back (Mousse T.’s Feel Love Mix)
06. Boe & Zak – Looking For Love
07. Ecstasy – Don’t Play Me Raw (Farley House Mix)
08. Loleatta Holloway – Dreamin’ (Jazz-N-Groove Club Mix)
09. Purple Disco Machine & Boris Dlugosch – L.O.V.E.
10. Gershon Jackson – Take It Easy (Mike Dunn Blackball Ezee Mixx)
11. Funky Green Dogs – Fired Up! (Album Version)
12. George Morel – Let’s Groove
Spencer K & Matt Sassari – Isuly (Emanuel Satie Accapella)
13. Copyright feat. Andre Espeut – Be Together
14. Honey Dijon & Tim K feat. Jason Walker – Burn (Step Into The Knight)
15. Patrice Rushen – Haven’t You Heard (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
16. Octave One feat. Ann Saunderson – Black Water (Full Strings Vocal Mix)