Wed 19 Jun 2024 Freddie Hill

Defected Residents - Malta 2024 Artist Spotlight Series

Our weekend festival will take place from 4th – 6th October 2024. Tickets are available using the tabs above.

Part 1 of our Artist Spotlight Series celebrated the Debut Acts heading to Defected Malta for the very first time.

Part 2 of our series shone a light on Pioneers of the scene on the line-up.

Part 3 detailed the Disco Dons of Malta in their full glory.

Now our multi-part Malta festival series comes to a close, as we look at the incredible Defected Residents soundtracking our weekend festival.


An artist who needs no introduction to Defected fans, Sam Divine will of course return to our Malta festival to deliver her signature house sound; one that has influenced Defected as much as we have influenced her. This DJ, producer, broadcaster and label boss for DVINE Sounds was affectionally dubbed ‘the first lady of Defected’ as a result of her numerous collaborations with the brand.

From DJing on Clifton Suspension Bridge to dominating our flagship festivals, Ibiza summer seasons and just about every major event in between, releasing signature Defected tracks and collaborating with the very best along the way – Sam Divine has done it all, and we can’t wait to welcome her back to our weekend festival this October.


An underground house legend, Darius Syrossian is known for his unique style as heard on a wide array of huge hits on the likes of Hot Creations, Toolroom, Defected and his own label Moxy Music. Launched nearly six years ago, the label was not created to chart in top 10s, but for the preservation of underground music built solely for the dancefloor.

Darius continues to thrive, honing new talent through Moxy Muzik while also having a major presence on Defected thanks to singles like, ‘White Rabbit’, ‘E-Soul’ with JENA and ‘Tivoli’s Groove’ on DFTD - his 2022 collaboration with George Smeddles ‘Back In The Dance’ is often played in clubs to this day.


Taken under Darius Syrossian’s wing, Moxy Muzik resident Olive F has already impressed with major collaborations and striking originals. Often playing B2B with Darius, the pair showcase their collaborative style and musical friendship all over the globe, including for Radio 1 Dance presents Defected this March.

From our ambitious B25B anniversary livestream, celebrating 25 Years Of Defected with 25 DJs all playing B2B, to collaborative B2Bs at our brand new Ushuaïa Ibiza residency, Olive F is an artist who clearly feeds off collaboration, but we can’t wait to see her flex alone in Malta.


A Defected favourite in every sense of the word, Low Steppa has been a part of the family for many years and counting. His sets are a highlight of every one of our major shows, including our New Years Eve party at OVO Wembley, The Warehouse Project, Defected Croatia, and even our exclusive superfan party in 2023.

Recent hits on the label include his Together collaboration with Spanish selector Crusy ‘Bullerengue’, his remix of Todd Edwards’ ‘God Will Be There’, and our sister club label DFTD with ‘This Is The Sound’ to name a small few, and no doubt the relationship will continue to blossom in the coming years. Make sure to catch this Defected expert at Malta 2024.


BBC Radio 1 resident and friend of Defected Arielle Free will make her Defected Malta debut this October. A tastemaker through-and-through, her minimal and gospel-inspired Defected Records debut ‘Feels So Good’ captured the attention of fans on social media, with audio tags spreading like wildfire throughout 2023.

On her way to Malta 2024, the Glaswegian producer, DJ and broadcaster played at our Ushuaïa Ibiza residency, Defected Miami for Music Week, Love Saves The Day, Triip Festival and Elrow Madrid, proving that Arielle Free is all set to deliver a standout set at our weekend festival.


Melé’s image as one of the UK’s finest tastemakers and selectors has seen him perform on the world’s best stages, recently including Ushuaïa Ibiza with us, as well as EDC Las Vegas, Coachella and many more. As a producer, his work is regarded as wildly innovative, appearing on Defected in 2023 to give Bob Sinclar & A-Trak’s ‘Deep Inside Of Me’ a transformative remix for the ages.

Playing at the very first Defected Malta, the pioneering producer’s relationship with us was fully cemented at last year’s Glastonbury, as he represented the brand alongside Monki and Sam Divine for Defected’s B3B takeover. At our Malta festival this year, come see why Melé has been marked as one to watch by heads in the know, and is one of your favourite producer’s favourite producers.


An impeccable dance vocalist, songwriter and DJ who featured on D4 D4NCE’s UK chart smash last summer, ‘Million Dollar Bill’ produced by Beyond Chicago and Majestic, Alex Mills aka ‘The Pen x The Mic x The Decks’ is sure to bring down the house at Defected Malta this year. As a DJ, her energetic sets featuring her glossy vocals over energetic house, with her impressive catalogue of collaborations with A-list artists Basement Jaxx, Camelphat, Hot Since 82 and Sonny Fedora and more.

The Northern singer and songwriter has also featured on a number of standout dance tracks in 2024, including ‘Rave Is The Weapon’ with ESSEL on Toolroom and spearheading Todd Edward’s Defected House Masters (Remixes) compilation with ‘Wishing I Were Home’. All of this and more have helped establish Alex as one of the freshest voices for house music right now.

Defected 2024 will take place from 04-06 October 2024. Tickets available using the tabs above.

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