On June 19, Defected Records announced the launch of a brand new virtual clubbing concept titled Defected WWWorldwide – New Era Virtual Clubbing, which is expected to kick off on the platform Twitch at 19:00 BST / 20:00 CET on Friday June 19. With three virtual rooms running simultaneously, viewers will be able to choose which room to experience at any given time during the three hour stream.
Tonight’s premiere will feature New York’s very own The Martinez Brothers and Friends with room one showcasing NYC staple Louie Vega alongside Stevie and Chris. Room two will be featuring Simon Dunmore, who will also invite Darius Syrossian to perform. In room three, Classic Music Company will be accompanied by Luke Solomon, Mark Farina and Eli Escobar.
Although the sets will subsequently be uploaded to Defected’s YouTube channel, anybody wanting to join live will need to download and sign-up to do so.
Future broadcasts of WWWorldwide are expected to feature performances by Glitterbox X Pride on Friday, June 26 while Defected Ibiza will be featured on Friday, July 3. Be sure to tune into all three performances live.
After wrapping up its virtual festival series several weeks ago, Defected has been looking to break new territory with a different series of events. WWWorldwide will be a new, exciting partnership with Twitch as the app’s Squad Stream functionality, designed for online gaming, will merge a worldwide house music community as one online.
Founded by Simon Dunmore, for past 20 years Defected Records has been delivering a catalogue of some of the finest house music in the dance music industry with releases from the likes of MK, Masters At Work, Bob Sinclar, Dennis Ferrer, Roger Sanchez, Kevin Saunderson and Tod Terry, Defected has made an indelible impact on British dance music and the world.