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Defected Storms Across North And South America With A House Filled Lineup

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Renowned house music brand, Defected continues to set out plans for its busiest year of events yet, announcing its North and South America tour this March and April across five major US cities and two shows in Brazil. Joining Defected’s ever-expanding schedule for 2022, which includes the brand new Defected Malta festival this October, the award-winning, already sold-out Defected Croatia festival in August, and club shows and festivals across the UK and Europe, this tour will kick off what is set to be a long hot summer of house music. Bringing a host of A-List artists in tow for the tour, including A-Trak, Floorplan, John Summit, Catz ‘N Dogz, Ferreck Dawn, Eats Everything, Sam Divine, and more, this spring will be the first time the London-based music company has hosted shows in the States since 2019 and in Brazil for over a decade.  

Following the cancellation of Defected’s 2020 USA tour due to global lockdowns, the label comes back fighting with its first transatlantic outing since the return to dance floors at the end of last year. Kicking things off in Los Angeles at expansive Hollywood nightclub Sound, Defected then heading up Highway 1 to warehouse-style venue Halcyon San Francisco for a second California show. The label then stops at Miami Music Week to throw an epic pool party during the festival at the stunning Island Gardens, before heading to renowned Brooklyn warehouse The Great Hall at Avant Gardner. Closing out the US tour, Defected’s final stop is The Concourse Project in Austin, a mammoth space with world-class production capabilities. 

Defected’s growing fanbase in South America demonstrates the fully global appetite for the label and clubbing brand. Heading to Brazil’s biggest city for the first night, Defected will take over Sāo Paolo’s ARCA, a 6.4k capacity venue in the heart of the city. The following night Defected heads to Green Valley in Camboriú, a five-time winner of DJ Mag’s Best Club Award. Located in the heart of the Brazilian jungle and a truly unique clubbing experience often described to be closer to that of a festival, Green Valley has been an unmatched success story in the Brazilian electronic scene. 

Demonstrating the breadth of talent across the Defected roster, the North and South America tour showcase talent from both sides of the pond, bringing European names such as Polish house heavyweights Catz ‘n Dogz, the Netherlands’ man-of-the-moment Ferreck Dawn, Spanish mainstay David Penn and huge UK names like Gorgon City, Sam Divine, and Melé. Legendary Canadian selector A-Trak also joins the tour alongside homegrown US talent such techno pioneer Robert Hood’s joint venture with daughter Lyric Floorplan, rising star LP Giobbi and Beatport’s #1 selling artist John Summit. Finally, repping Brazil is established DJ and producer Ashibah and rising star Aline Rocha.

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