Leading independent house music and events label, Defected, will be celebrating its 15th anniversary in May with the opening of its first-ever record and fashion pop-up store.
Located at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, just around the corner from Defected HQ, the store will showcase the label’s popular branded range of fashion apparel and accessories.
The current core Defected range features the slogan ‘I AM DEFECTED’ created by award-winning designer, Trevor Jackson, which stands out easily on both dance floors and festival fields. As well as the core range of unisex vests, t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and accessories, the pop-up store will stock a brand new collection of ‘Defected 15’ light cotton sweats and aertex tees especially designed for the summer season.
The Defected store will also allow visitors exclusive access to its catalogue of music, past and present, which has made such a dramatic impact on the global clubbing scene – from its very first release on vinyl to its recent Storm Queen No 1 hit on download. Stocks of limited edition original releases from the label’s archives, in both vinyl and CDs formats, will be unearthed for visitors to buy or simply to sample at the various Pioneer listening points.
Rare memorabilia will visually chart the label’s evolution through the last 15 years, documenting its work with some of the most cutting-edge artists and the creation of some of the best events from London to Amsterdam, Ibiza to Miami. Defected is also calling upon the Defected family – some of the best DJs, producers and artists from the global house music scene – to host a series of events, talks and workshops.
For those Defected fans from around the world that aren’t able to visit the pop-up store, May also sees the launch of ‘D Store’; Defected’s new online store which will offer a full music download service as well as Defected fashion apparel and accessories.