Available: 19th May 2021
Chicago legend Mike Dunn has been behind a number of house’s best loved underground anthems, but as he donned his MD X-Spress alias to speak the lyrics, “God made me funky, and I’m glad he blessed me that way…” he never could have anticipated the reaction the track would still get on dancefloors nearly three decades later. With the layering of garage beats, an addictive bassline and Mike’s distinctive Windy City spoken word vocal, Mike had produced something that was a little bit special. Now Defected release a new remix package for 2021, featuring remixes from Eats Everything, Harry Romero and The Vision, as well as the original, for a new generation of house heads to discover.
A1. God Made Me Phunky (10 Years Of Eats Everything Extended Remix)
A2. God Made Me Phunky (HCCR Remix)
AA1. God Made Me Phunky (Original)
AA2. God Made Me Phunky (The Vision Extended Remix)
Available: 15th June 2021
Named King of the Edit since the 1980’s, pioneering Manhattan DJ Danny Krivit’s (aka Mr K) latest 12” delivery instils the title bestowed upon him some 30 years ago. An esteemed selector Danny’s prolific remixing and production capabilities have touched hundreds of records – with his signature flare shaping the New York City sound.
Opening the A-Side of the release, is Danny edit this summer’s seminal track The Vision’s ‘Heaven’, interweaving a gloriously groovy bassline with Andreya Triana’s vocal to produce an extended, DJ friendly mix that he sent crowds wild with at Dekmental Festival.
On the flip, Mr K delves a little deeper into the Defected catalogue, trying his hand at The DangerFeel Newbies’ ‘What Am I Here For (Original NDATL Vocal)’. Danny’s stripped back version extends the jazzy, percussive original, as velvety smooth vocals and elegant keys bring this expressive and sophisticated release to a close. A true master of the edit, music as good as this deserves to be heard on wax.
A. The Vision featuring Andreya Triana - Heaven (Danny Krivit Edit)
B. The Dangerfeel Newbies - What Am I Here For? (Original NDATL Vocal - Danny Krivit Edit)
Available: 30th March 2021
Defected Records welcomes Chicago legend Mike Dunn into the prestigious list of House Masters with this incredible 2 x 12” compilation. Charting Mike’s impressive career that spans over three decades, this collection features classics from Mike’s catalogue alongside newer hits from the Windy City native, while exploring the aliases that made him a hero of the underground like MD X-Spress, MD III and The Jass Man. With his unmistakable voice forming the hook of many of house music’s best loved records, his dynamic use of the spoken word landed him right at the frontier of hip-house. Shifting moods throughout his vast and ranging catalogue, navigating from jacking acid, to classic techno, right through to soulful brooding house and groovy US garage, Mike’s ever-intuitive production makes him a recognised authority on quality dance music.
Highlights from the compilation include some of Mike’s best-known hits like dancefloor weapon ‘God Made Me Phunky’, a slice of 90s acidic techno with ‘Magic Feet’ and the gloriously salacious ‘Phreaky MF’. Also exploring the more underground elements of his catalogue like the funk-fuelled ‘Oh Midnight’ and soul-soaked Sub-Urban cut ‘He’s Gonna Make It Alright’, this House Masters compilation represents the depth and breadth of Mike’s colossal catalogue. Whether you’re a dedicated follower of his thirty-year career or dipping your toes into his discography for the first time, this curated selection of his finest moments is the definitive collection.
a1. MD X-Spress - God Made Me Phunky (Original Mix)
a2. Mike Dunn presents The Jass Mann - Jass Yo Azz Off (The Tribal X Mixx)
b1. Mike Dunn presents Mr. 69 - Phreaky MF (Mike Dunn's Phreak MixX)
b2. Mike Dunn presents Mr Phunky Mann - Oh Midnight
c1. Mike Dunn presents Tha RC Groove Project featuring Ron Carroll - He’s Gonna Make It Alright (MD’z Original Recipe Vocal Mixx)
c2. Mike Dunn presents M.D.III. - The Pressure Cooker (M.D.'s X-otic Klub Mixx)
d1. Mike Dunn - Magic Feet
d2. Mike Dunn - So Let It Be Houze!