Roger Sanchez headlines Defected in the House at MoS and news of how you can join him

Ministry of Sound
July 2nd 2016
10pm – 6am



With just over 3 months until the Defected Croatia 2016 festival in Tisno (11-15 August), Defected In The House have announced their return to Ministry of Sound on 2nd July as part of the label’s Road To Croatia series. This will be the last time the Defected family gathers in the UK before setting out for 5 days of house music hedonism in Croatia with 70 of the world’s most renowned DJs, and follows the road-blocked party at the club in April.

Headlining the Box on 2nd July is Roger Sanchez, fresh from the release of his Strictly Roger Sanchez compilation for Defected Records. The album is a definitive musical guide to one of the world’s greatest house music figures and, with the Box being the perfect space to hear classic house music on the world’s best soundsystem, expect to hear some of his legendary back catalogue during the night.

Completing Defected’s formidable line-up are Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore, Franky Rizardo, Dario D’Attis, and Man Without A Clue. Point Blank take control of the Baby Box – see details below – and For The Love Of House return to the Loft.

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To celebrate Defected Croatia, Defected are offering the ultimate competition to win a holiday to Croatia, packed full of house music and unforgettable moments in the sun. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to join the world’s biggest house music celebration for free.

The prize includes:
• 2 full week passes to Defected Croatia, including all boat and after parties
• 2 flights from anywhere in Europe to Croatia
• Ground transport from the airport to Tisno
• Accommodation for 2 people in a luxury Airstream
• $100 Traxsource Voucher
• Defected Croatia merch bundle: album, tee and V-Moda headphones

All entrants need to do to be in with a chance of winning is enter their names and e-mail addresses here. Deadline for entries is Friday 17th June and the winner will be announced on Monday 20th June.

4 x Runners up will also win:
• 2 full week passes to Defected Croatia, including boat parties and after parties
• Ground transport from airport > Tisno
• $50 Traxsource Voucher
• Defected Croatia merch bundle: album, tee and V-Moda headphones


Defected Croatia partners, Point Blank, are currently running a very special competition to give one lucky winner the chance to land a dream DJ gig – a three-hour opening set on the DFTD powered by Point Blank Beach Stage at Defected Croatia on Sunday 14th August with flights covered up to a value of £800, plus accommodation for two nights. Before this, the winner and 2 runners up will also play for Point Blank’s Baby Box takeover at Ministry of Sound on 2nd July. The competition ends on 7th June, with the winners announced on 15th June.

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Tickets UK (£)
Ticket EU (€)

Taking place at The Garden Resort, Tisno, in the most idyllic corner of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia 2016 is a 5-day event featuring the world’s finest house music talent playing both beach and main stages, with daily boat parties adding to the unique outdoor clubbing experience. Within easy reach of airports across the UK, Europe, and beyond, Defected Croatia is one of the most affordable festival options you’ll find this summer.

Defected In The House, Glitterbox, Classic and DFTD will host a range of different stages and events throughout the festival, boasting the finest superstar house artists, underground DJ talent and the highest standards of production that have been a staple of Defected parties across the world.

On the opposite side of the bay, and two minutes’ walk from the beachside stage, lies a jetty from which the Argonaught boat sails twice daily, transporting festival goers round a thrilling tour of neighbouring islands, each trip soundtracked by specially curated line-ups. Lasting 4 hours, these 10 boat parties are hosted by handpicked friends of the label – from the Osunlade-owned Yoruba Records to D-Vine Sounds and Defected’s own Glitterbox to Jimpster’s legendary Freerange Records.

For more information regarding location, accommodation, travel and the festival programme, head to the website.