Music Live Event

WELCOME TO A LESS NORMAL EXPERIENCE. 

Less home office, more house groove. Europe’s top DJ’s streaming direct to your dancefloor, powered by Defected Records and Opel Mokka.

Welcome to an entirely less normal event celebrating the launch of the new Opel Mokka. Opel is teaming up with Defected Records - the most influential UK house music label of all time, dedicated to the finest house tracks, artists and festivals. Together they’re hosting a virtual dance party with six of Europe’s hottest DJs playing six hours of sizzling beats from six special locations. Subscribe to A Less Normal Experience, streaming on 09.04.2021 @ 19:00 CET and join over three million clubbers via YouTube, Facebook & Twitch. 

  

So show up, tune in, and leave all your normal at the door.

WHAT A LESS NORMAL EXPERIENCE IS ALL ABOUT.

People from all walks of life, together as one.
Get excited for an inclusive virtual dance party, a coming together of Opel Mokka’s Less Normal spirit and Defected Records’ mantra that In Our House We Are All Equal. Streaming live from six iconic locations across Europe, this Less Normal Experience brings you six hours of international club hits curated by six top DJs from Defected Records. Buckle-up as the beat drops. 

A LESS NORMAL PARTNERSHIP.

What unites Defected Records and Opel Mokka.

The world’s already got enough normal, new or otherwise. When we built the bold and pure new Mokka it was clear it was anything but ordinary. We teamed up with folks sharing the same attitude to leaving normality in the dust – that’s where Defected Records came in.

 

James Kirkham, Chief Business Officer at Defected said: “We’re looking to do things differently; by leveraging music as the common denominator to millions, we’re giving modern consumers new routes into the Opel brand, launching a vehicle like the Opel Mokka in a truly exciting and engaging way. By simultaneously releasing our club remix soundtrack from the TV spot and embedding it onto promotional assets - all leading to our virtual launch party, Less Normal Experience - we’re flipping the traditional marketing script and showing how the power of music can work way beyond a mere sound sync.”

HOW IT STARTED x WHERE IT’S GOING. 

It's a new dawn, it's a new day.
The first hint anyone got about A Less Normal Experience was Opel’s high-energy collab with Defected Records on the new Opel Mokka TV spot. Combining the best of legacy and modernity, the highly emotive, explosively brassy rework of Nina Simone’s classic Feeling Good was the perfect soundtrack for Mokka: fun, young-minded, electric and innovative in all respects. It’s still racking up streams on Spotify, setting the tone for the whole Mokka campaign and your own Less Normal Experience.

THE LINE-UP.

London. Marseille. Berlin. Chicago. Rüsselsheim.

From across Europe, from across the Atlantic, and all the way from our own front room, we have the sounds and sights for the ultimate party vibes on this LESS NORMAL EXPERIENCE.

MELVO BAPTISTE (London)

GOOD TIMES GLITTER
Born into a dance music dynasty and raised on a strict diet of soul, funk and disco, Melvo knows how to start a party. A founding line-up member of Glitterbox, syndicated on over 40 radio stations, Melvo regularly rocks the house at festivals around the world and it’s our privilege to have him join us from Defected London HQ as our host, and first DJ, of this Less Normal Experience.

FOLAMOUR (Marseille)

SUNDOWNER GET UP
Folamour exploded onto the scene with his first mixtape in 2015, going on to establish his own label and releasing his debut album Umami in 2017. Folamour spikes his disco with raw house groove, pouring laidback soul into pure club vibes and he’s here to lift us all outta lockdown with a Riviera sundowner set at Le Baou de Marseille.

SAM DIVINE (London)

BRINGING THE DEFECTED HOUSE DOWN
From playing sets in her mum’s shed to headlining the world’s biggest clubs and festivals, Sam Divine is a giant of the UK house music scene. Sam Divine rose alongside Defected Records to hold down residencies at Pacha, Mambo, Amnesia, Eden and Ushuaïa and we’re blessed to have her on board for the second set of this Less Normal Experience direct from Defected HQ.

PURPLE DISCO MACHINE (Berlin)

BERLIN BEATS ARE BACK
Purple Disco Machine is the man behind countless remix smashes for A-list fans like Lady Gaga, Dua Lipa, Gorillaz, and Jamiroquai. As he continues to electrify every playlist he lands on, we’re thrilled to have him as a headliner of the Less Normal Experience. Catch him in the capital with this exclusive set of bold and pure beats playing out into the Berlin night from The Weekend Club.

GORGON CITY (London x Chicago)

EVERY CITY’S A GORGON CITY
Gorgon City became industry superstars with a unique blend of bass-driven house. Staying true to their UK garage roots, Kye and Matt are known for spinning bright vocals over darkly tropical rhythms. With pulsing four-on-the-floor basslines, they spell double trouble for the Less Normal Experience via this transatlantic linkup spinning the best of both worlds.

FERRECK DAWN (Rüsselsheim)

AN INSTANT CLASSIC
Go out with a bang. Ferreck Dawn lights the fuse on the epic finale of this Less Normal Experience from the Opel Classics Garage in Rüsselsheim, Germany. Famous for bringing the house down, we brought him home to raise the roof. From Defected Records HQ in the UK to Opel HQ in the heart of Germany, we hope you’ve enjoyed this Less Normal celebration of the all-new Opel Mokka as we hit the road for a test drive near you.

THE ALL-NEW OPEL MOKKA.

Want to know more about the all-new Opel Mokka? Select your location and discover all the details now.

Meet the fresh new face of Opel. The all-new Opel Mokka makes a bold statement with its sporty design lines and iconic Vizor available in long-ranging electric and efficient petrol and diesel drives. The detox experience continues inside with the revolutionary Pure Panel providing an uncluttered digital dashboard and instant connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Fully intuitive with the latest technology on board, modern German engineering puts the future of driving in your hands. Charge ahead of the pack in the all-new Opel Mokka, the purest expression of Opel’s new design philosophy.