released April 25 2014
In a huge year for the Defected favourite, Sam Divine steps up to front volume 5 one of the label’s most ravenously-received mix album series; Deep Down & Defected. Giving her the opportunity to both delve into the vaults as well as highlight some seriously upfront house cuts, Deep Down & Defected Volume 5 is packed with cuts from the deeper end of the house spectrum with which Sam Divine has made her name of late, including MK, Chasing Kurt, Oliver $, Cristoph, Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer and many more.
Sam Divine’s selection stretches over two decades of house music, from early 90's anthems in the shape of MK ‘Always’ (MK Club Mix) and Mood II Swing featuring Carol Sylvan ‘Closer’ right up to the present day with Huxley & Shenoda ‘Premier’ and S.Chu featuring Terri Walker ‘Closure’ holding their own against these undisputed classics. Also exclusively included is Groovstyle ‘Love’ (Underground Mix), an old e-smoove record that previously only ever been available on vinyl.
“Selecting and mixing the tracks for this was challenging. I wanted to make every track count” says Sam. “The aim was to build something that was a true reflection of what I’m about musically, and this is absolutely it. I hope that people dig the selection. DJing is all about sharing your passion, so hopefully there are a few undiscovered gems in there. This summer is going to be massive, and this is the perfect way to kick start it!”