Compiled by Kasia Hastings
Defected resident, Sam Divine has come a long way since her days working in a record store, and has spent the past seven years rocking Ibiza's shores.
Now one of house music's leading ladies, Sam has launched her own label, D-VineSounds, which works on a foolproof formula of 'good music + good people = good times'. A regular on the international party scene, here the DJ shares a more private playlist.
Pyrocight - Elementary
Signed to Defected’s sister label DFTD, this is a high energy dance-floor mover with big synth stabs.
Low Steppa - So Real
Looove this track! It nails my three favourite things on a house track, bassline, vocal and piano – I'm a huge fan of Low Steppa's work.
Curtis Gabriel - If You Can
This is a peak time banger and always gets a huge reaction from the dance floor. I think we can expect big things from Sheffield-based Curtis Gabriel.
Harry Romero & Joeski Feat Shawnee Taylor - Get It Right
Such a sweet vocal from Shawnee on this one and a rolling fun bassline with lots of percussion that keeps the track moving from start to finish.
As I Am Ft. Nicola tate - Saving Grace
This is an anthem-in-the-making with an impressive list of DJs from all corners of the globe contributing the record. It's also featured in Pete Tong's Essential Mix – big support from me.
Zinc - Show Me (Cause & Affect)
A huge summer anthem for me in Ibiza this year, it has a positively uplifting vocal with a baseline that comes out of nowhere.
Floorplan - Never Grow Old
This one's a massive hit on the underground scene but also a great crossover record if used at the right time. It's a techno roller with a gospel vocal.
Franky Rizardo – Troubleman
Taken from the Troubleman EP on Defected, this one has lots of percussion with a sexy vocal – wins every time.
AndMe - Release Me
This track has a bouncy bassline roller with a killer vocal and big pads through the breakdown which set it up nicely for the main drop.
Jerome Price - Negative
A gritty bassline that keeps building throughout. A track that makes you put your phone down, pay attention and start dancing.