Defected Records have joined forces with Galaxy, the UK national radio station that boasts over 2.6 million (Source: RAJAR Q4 2006) listeners, for a new DAB digital show launching 23:00-00:00 on February 23rd. With this joint venture, Defected once more set the standard by entering new markets.
With Galaxy currently the most listened to commercial radio brand by 15-34s in the UK and Defected notching up various Top 20 successes with Bob Sinclar and Junior Jack the show is a natural step for both brands that are aware of their combined potential to build upon their audiences.
"Galaxy have grown with a market of dance music lovers unlike other commercial radio stations. Our objective is to promote quality house music touching on its roots in soul, funk and disco, its about presenting new music and artists to a receptive audience who will find out what is happening on the global dance floor before anyone else." Tony Garvey (Head of Radio Promotions Defected Records)
As the number one dance independent label, Defected has both captivated and inspired the respect of audiences around the world. It has become synonymous with quality house music of every kind and is often used as a way of describing a particular style of house as 'Defected style house'. The idea of the show is to highlight credible club and underground tracks as well as being a breeding ground for future dance hits.
Defected on Galaxy DAB Digital has developed organically from the record labels highly successful podcasts which regularly gain 70,000 downloads. Broadcast over various channels the series of podcasts gave Galaxy a taste of what they saw developing into a ground breaking show for their DAB digital station broadcast across London, Central Scotland and the East Midlands.
Defected on Galaxy DAB digital cements the stations commitment to pushing the best specialist music to a clued-up youth audience. It joins cutting-edge shows including Buzzin’ Fly with Ben Watts, Rennie Pilgrems breaks show & Mobo award winning DJ Steve Sutherland.
Defected Records on Galaxy DAB Digital & SKY 0171 launches February 23rd @ 23:00 – 00:00 and broadcasts every Friday onwards.