British dance music label founded by Simon Dunmore.
Former Cooltempo and AM:PM A&R Dunmore incorporated parent company Defected Records Ltd. in September 1998 and launched Defected, with funding from Ministry Of Sound, on 1 January 1999, when A&M's owner PolyGram formally merged with Universal Music Group.
Janet Bell, Dunmore's promotions partner at AM:PM, with whom he launched the label, departed in December 2001 to run Big Love.
A&R manager from 2004 to 2019: Andy Daniell.
Former MD Wez Saunders acquired the label and its subsidiaries via a management buyout in July 2022 and became the company's CEO.
Head of A&R from 2023: Allan Nicoll aka Kid Fonque.
The label marked its 25th anniversary in 2024 with a new logo designed by Trevor Jackson.
Defected has various sublabels with separate A&Rs and musical identities and owns the catalogues of a number of heritage house labels from the 1990s.

Current sublabels
Glitterbox Recordings (label: Glitterbox) (A&R: Seamus Haji / Director of music: Melvo Baptiste)
Classic Music Company (2010-) (label: Classic) (A&R: Luke Solomon)
Faith (18) (A&R: Terry Farley, Stuart Patterson and Dave Jarvis)
Big Love Music (label: Big Love) (A&R: Seamus Haji)
D-Vine Sounds (A&R: Sam Divine)
The Remedy Project (A&R: Melvo Baptiste)
Mahaba (A&R: Kitty Amor)
Stay True Sounds (A&R: Allan Nicoll)
One People (2) (A&R: Allan Nicoll)
4 To The Floor Records (label: 4 To The Floor (2))
Faya Combo
Nu Groove Records
Soulfuric Recordings (A&R: Seamus Haji)
Slip'N'Slide Records (label: Slip 'n' Slide)
Yoruba Records
Fourth Floor Records aka 4th Floor Records
K4B Records
Movin' Records

Former sublabels
ITH Records
Soul Heaven Records
Fluential Records (label: Fluential)
M (4)
Spectrum Records
The Sound Of Defected
Code Red Recordings
Strictly Rhythm
Sondela Recordings

House Masters
Most Rated
In The House
For The Love Of House
Isolation Nation
Sampler EP
Sessions (5) (with Ministry Of Sound)
Together (3)
Connected (4)
Deep Down & Defected
Defected Accapellas
Defected Clubland Adventures
Defected D-fused
Defected D-fused & Digital
Defected In The House
Defected Presents

Parent Label:Defected Records Ltd.
Sublabels:4 To The Floor Records, 4th Floor Records, Bargrooves, Big Love Music, Classic Music Company, Connected (4), Cyphon, D-Vine Sounds, D4 D4NCE, Deep Down & Defected, ...
Contact Info:

23 Curtain Road

3a The Quadrant Courtyard
KT13 8DR

Unit 4
Canbury Business Park
Elm Crescent
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 7426 5470

Previous addresses:
8 Charterhouse Buildings, Goswell Road, London, EC1M 7AN.
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