Defunked

Defunked

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Fellowship's label.
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ПРЗ CD51651 Республика Каzантип 4. Summer Touch  album cover Zemine* Республика Каzантип 4. Summer Touch(CD, Mixed) World Club Music ПРЗ CD51651 Russia 2005 Sell This Version
DEFUNKED1-2 Run Around / Need It, Want It  album cover Calibre Run Around / Need It, Want It(Acetate, 12") Defunked DEFUNKED1-2 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD001 Pure Funk  (From Us To You) / Heavy Pain  album cover Solid State Pure Funk (From Us To You) / Heavy Pain(12", Promo) Defunked DFUNKD001 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DFUNKD002 Coming On Strong / Retrospect  album cover Fellowship Coming On Strong / Retrospect(12", Promo) Defunked DFUNKD002 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DFUNKD003 Supergrass / Nothing Better  album cover Carlito & DJ Addiction Supergrass / Nothing Better DFUNKD003 UK 2000 Sell This Version
DFUNKD004 It's A Mystery / Feelin' Good  album cover Fellowship It's A Mystery / Feelin' Good DFUNKD004 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DFUNKD005 Perfect Combination / Sanctuary  album cover Carlito & DJ Addiction Perfect Combination / Sanctuary DFUNKD005 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DFUNKD006 Resistance / Keep Ur Distance  album cover Razor Resistance / Keep Ur Distance DFUNKD006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DFUNKD007 Soulful Behaviour Part 1  album cover Carlito & DJ Addiction / Fellowship Carlito & DJ Addiction / Fellowship - Soulful Behaviour Part 1 DFUNKD007 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD008 Soulful Behaviour Part 2  album cover Blue Sonix / NOS Blue Sonix / NOS - Soulful Behaviour Part 2 DFUNKD008 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD009 Soulful Behaviour Part 3  album cover Carlito / John B Carlito / John B - Soulful Behaviour Part 3 DFUNKD009 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD010 Into The Groove / Secret Garden  album cover Greg Packer Into The Groove / Secret Garden DFUNKD010 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD011 Jersey Deep / It's In The Way  album cover Mathematics Jersey Deep / It's In The Way DFUNKD011 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD012 Flow With Me / Feel The Love  album cover Funk 'N' Flex* Flow With Me / Feel The Love DFUNKD012 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD013 One Time / Feel My Love  album cover Carlito One Time / Feel My Love DFUNKD013 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD014 Take No More / All My Life  album cover Bluez* & Bronco (5) Bluez* & Bronco (5) - Take No More / All My Life DFUNKD014 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKD015 Halo / In Session  album cover The Insiders Halo / In Session DFUNKD015 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD016 Sunset Song / Sonic Soul  album cover Junior Cartel Sunset Song / Sonic Soul DFUNKD016 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD017 Run Around / Need It, Want It  album cover Calibre Run Around / Need It, Want It DFUNKD017 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD018 All The Way / Love Games  album cover Santa Cruz (2) All The Way / Love Games DFUNKD018 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD019 Come Easy / Velvet Skies  album cover D.Kay & Epsilon* Come Easy / Velvet Skies DFUNKD019 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD020 Stronger / Layd Off  album cover Calibre, Zero Tolerance & Beta 2* Calibre, Zero Tolerance & Beta 2* - Stronger / Layd Off DFUNKD020 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKD021 Forward Motion / You're Special  album cover Carlito Forward Motion / You're Special DFUNKD021 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DFUNKD022 Element Of Life / Lady  album cover FX 909 Element Of Life / Lady DFUNKD022 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DFUNKD023 Good Old Days / Hinge N Bracket  album cover Total Science Good Old Days / Hinge N Bracket DFUNKD023 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DFUNKD024 Totally Distracted / Let It Roll  album cover Davide Carbone & Kubiks Totally Distracted / Let It Roll DFUNKD024 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DFUNKD025 Reveal It / Off The Grid  album cover Kubiks & Lomax Reveal It / Off The Grid DFUNKD025 UK 2005 Sell This Version
DFUNKD026 Remember / Supernatural  album cover Ste.Luce Remember / Supernatural DFUNKD026 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DFUNKD027 Co-Labs - Volume 1  album cover Various Co-Labs - Volume 1 DFUNKD027 UK 2006 Sell This Version
DFUNKD028 Free Girl / Beautiful  album cover Fellowship / L.A.O.S* Fellowship / L.A.O.S* - Free Girl / Beautiful DFUNKD028 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DFUNKD029 Yours Truly / House Thing  album cover Camo & FX 909 Camo & FX 909 - Yours Truly / House Thing(12", Promo) Defunked DFUNKD029 UK 2007 Sell This Version
DFUNKDCD01 Soulful Behaviour (Mixed By DJ Addiction)  album cover Various Soulful Behaviour (Mixed By DJ Addiction)(CD, Comp, Mixed) Defunked DFUNKDCD01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
DFUNKDCD2 Mind, Body & Soul  album cover Various Mind, Body & Soul (Comp) DFUNKDCD2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKDCD03 Soulful Behaviour 2 (Mixed By DJ Frenzic)  album cover Various Soulful Behaviour 2 (Mixed By DJ Frenzic) (Comp) DFUNKDCD03 UK 2004 Sell This Version
DFUNKDLP2-P1 Mind, Body & Soul Phase 1: Mind  album cover Various Mind, Body & Soul Phase 1: Mind (EP) DFUNKDLP2-P1 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKDLP2-P2 Mind, Body & Soul (Phase 2. Body)  album cover Various Mind, Body & Soul (Phase 2. Body) DFUNKDLP2-P2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKDLP2-P3 Mind, Body & Soul Phase 3. Soul  album cover Various Mind, Body & Soul Phase 3. Soul (EP) DFUNKDLP2-P3 UK 2003 Sell This Version
DFUNKDLP3 Soulful Behaviour 2  album cover Various Soulful Behaviour 2 (Comp) DFUNKDLP3 UK 2004 Sell This Version
MAXFELL 001 Gravity: Pushing To Pull (Fellowship Remix)  album cover Maxwell Gravity: Pushing To Pull (Fellowship Remix)(12", Ltd, Promo) Defunked MAXFELL 001 UK 2000 Sell This Version

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mcc3991

mcc3991

April 30, 2021
One of the greatest drum and bass labels of all time for me, every release was buy on sight. The best of liquid funk, I really loved this era of drum and bass.
fto-dj

fto-dj

December 7, 2017
Epic record label, pure liquid funk at its ultimate best. Buy on sight, no need to listen, just buy!
Not many labels would i collect every release and like them all. Defunked however were different. Every release was top quality, the pressing sounded great. Hell, even the press release sheets that came with the promo's had more effort put in than most others did.

Only problem, they stopped releasing :(
theyettidog

theyettidog

May 19, 2014
Is this Label a mixed vote for you?

Not for me!!!!

The label, owned and run by Fellowship (Darren Hickey) started off as an interesting platform showcasing what was a glorious intake of Liquid DnB - which i think a lot of people seem to forget - this was an exciting label as there weren't many putting out this quality!

As for releases - sure there were a few amongst them which weren't the best, but I have to say its a brilliant label from the outset of keeping the music exactly what it aimed at doing - bringing you a consistent slab of liquid soulful dnb.

its hard to find a label that is consistent in the style of their releases, so hats off to Darren for keeping this locked to what is was intended.

Fellowship has been around a long time and has had some great releases spanning back to the early 90s and played a part in keeping the jungle / dnb scene in toe with releases on many labels that were considered to be at the forefront.

The label artwork is nice but what stood out was the jackets the vinyl came in - top notch and impressive as is the website (which is still active) - Darren didn't do it by half so i think credit is due to him.

This label also played showcase for one of the biggest artists around today - Calibre, who contributed several tunes and definitely worth buying.

I have the pleasure in owning the full discography and have recently just completed 4 mixes dedicated to the label which will be played on my weekly show on Bricklaneradio EDM UK during June 2014 - which I dedicate to Darren.

There were some real stonkers amongst the releases from this label and for anyone who likes the liquid sound - this label was ahead of its time and therefore think has gone a bit un-noticed by todays standards - i recommend you get the full catalog. Listening and mixing these tunes together over the last week or so has really uplifted me and this gave me the opportunity to revive some forgotten moments from a now DEFUNKED label.

Production wise - they were all high quality recordings too, so grab yourself these as most are quite cheap to get, but this is no reflection on the quality you will own!
RndmUsrnm

RndmUsrnm

January 23, 2014
edited over 8 years ago
This label would be best described (at least in my opinion) as soulful drum and bass with darker overtones. Music released under the name Defunked is introduced pretty good in the title of the label; the unnecessary funk is removed, but drums, snares and good feelings are still there.

The sound might not seem extremely joyful or broad, which other similar labels provide with rich backgrounds consisting of jazzy elements and various instruments, but this is exactly the thing that makes Defunked good; linear, stripped down and pure drum and bass with no nonsense. However, the label falls short as a result of some tracks sounding unrewarding even after repeated listens because the mood is reserved and monotonous.

David Carbone, Kaleb, Laroque and FX909 softened the primary vision of the label in their works by making the obvious liquid sound that wasn't that noticable earlier. Soulful Behavior, two CDs presented as mixed compilations by Addiction and Frenzic show the word soulful labelled as a behavior, something you try to observe and analyse so it makes more sense to you. Although reduced in funk, the music is still soulful in its own way, without any liquid cheese and it is by no means bad.

Standout tracks include Coming On Strong by Fellowship, Carlito & DJ Addictions »Supergrass«, Into The Groove by Greg Packer, Mathematics Jersey Deep and Carlito's You're Special. It looks like the production halted in 2007, both for label and its leader, Fellowship.