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Monumental summer on cards for Defected after Ushuaïa switch

The label and party series has rung the changes for its 25th anniversary.

Defected hits the decorated milestone of 25 years in 2024. Dubbed Defected XXV, the monumental year has already announced its intentions for summer with the high-profile switch to Ushuaïa.

Yes, after being based in San Antonio since 2017, Defected has migrated to the other side of the island. Even after 25 years, the evolution continues. A rolling stone gathers no moss.

Aside from the move being a big talking point in-and-of itself, we don't know a great deal so far.

What we do know, is that it starts on 7 May and ends on 1 October - a long season. We also know that each date opens from 15:00 in the afternoon, so we get a full day of partying.

It also poses an intriguing question: which artists could Defected look at to bring to Ushuaïa? Its history, reputation and standing gives it access to the biggest House DJs on the planet.

Nic Fanciulli is a firm favourite at Ushuaïa and has released on the Defected label

MK fits the bill and has already been a Ushuaïa resident for the last two years. Might we see him on Tuesdays? Defected helped break John Summit's career and he has declared his love for the club. That would be a sweet, sweet matrimony. Then old Ushuaïa favourite Nic Fanciulli has a past relationship with Defected too. Whoever Defected goes for, it's not short on options.

Add some heritage acts that Defected has long been associated with, Masters At Work, Kings Of Tomorrow, Danny Tenaglia..., and the potential for this new residency is unlimited.

But it's not all about established superstars. Defected has always kept its finger on the pulse and invested in the next generation. Mason Collective, Shermanology and Rio Tashan are just a few to pass through the Defected academy books in recent years. The kids are alright!

We're just speculating, of course. The reveal can't be too far away. We're just getting over-excited!

ANTS has been Ushuaïa's only source of underground music... until now! Welcome Defected

The other thing worth noting is that when you stack Defected up against the rest of the Ushuaïa line-up, it's clear both itself and ANTS offering something different.

While the rest of the week guarantees flashing stage designs, pyrotechnics and loud mainstream EDM, these two parties are the alternative catering to House music lovers.

Defected CEO Wez Saunders had this to say about the big move:

"In our 25th year, this is more than just a party. It's a celebration of music, togetherness and the magic of Ibiza. We are thrilled to be making Ushuaïa our new Ibiza home.

Defected has always been about creating unforgettable moments on the dancefloor. What better way to do it than under the sun at one of the island's most renowned dancefloors? Defected's new Tuesday residency will provide a perfect daytime experience for fans of House music."

"We look forward to inviting everyone to join us in creating memories that will last a lifetime. It's a new era for Defected, and we can't wait to share it with you."

Tickets, including tremendous value early entry options that maximise daylight dancing, are on sale now and available for all dates. You can find them below or by visiting our party calendar.

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