Defected Returns To Eden 2018

Posted on December 7, 2017

Words: Iain Thomson

Images: Tamara Sini

Ibiza 2017 will be remembered for a lot of things, for house heads, the return of Defected Records was a high point, taking over Sunday night in Eden and delivering a world class line-up packed with international talent, as well as the tune of the summer in ‘Cola’. The good news is that the label will return once again to Eden Ibiza in 2018 and there is a massive line-up announcement due soon.


The return of the roadblock to one of Ibiza’s clubbing institutions was a welcome sight in San Antonio as clubbers from all over the world descended on Eden every Sunday to welcome back Defected. With a rich Ibiza history, Defected has consistently attracted the world’s house lovers, no matter which venue they chose as a base. Eden Ibiza rocked every Sunday night to the chunky four-four beat that the label has been synonymous with. Featuring a large number of the labels talented roster, as well as some of the legends that were responsible for the early evolution of the house scene, Sunday nights in San Antonio became the place to be.


Defected has a rich tradition of delivering dancefloor fillers that crossover and take the commercial chart by storm and Ibiza 2017 was no different. Camelphat & Elderbrook’s ‘Cola’ captured the imagination of pretty much every Ibiza dancefloor and has since infiltrated the mainstream, dominating global charts. After a year (2016) without Defected in Ibiza, when the label to a short hiatus, it was business as usual and Ibiza was the better for it. The news that 2018 will see the Defected presence continue will be met with excitement and anticipation amongst its huge following and, with a line-up announcement imminent, there’s plenty to look forward to in the new year!