Defected Records to host online festival due to coronavirus cancellations - Dexerto

Defected Records to host online festival due to coronavirus cancellations

Published: 16/Mar/2020 21:16

by Michael Gwilliam


British house music label Defected Records has announced they will be hosting a fully online virtual festival after the coronavirus pandemic resulted in numerous concert cancellations.

Taking to social media, the label opened up about epidemic, and how those suffering are not alone.


“Some of you may be isolated & with all of our events postponed until May, we wanted to re-connect you with your fellow House Heads in a different way,” Defected Records wrote.

In addition to live streams from past events such as Defected Croatia and We Are FSTVL, the label went on to announce that they would be producing their first-ever Defected Virtual Festival.


“No barriers, no prejudice, no VIP…..everyone together on a virtual dance floor. Celebrating unity & solidarity,” they described the event.

The event, scheduled for Friday, March 20, will feature 12 hours of house music streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube.

During the virtual festival, there will be classic sets and never-before-heard exclusives, so for fans of house music, there will be some new tracks to sink your teeth into.


While the setlist and schedule has yet to be released, in a comment on Facebook, Defected Records asked fans who they wanted sets from, so hopefully it’s a who’s-who of Defected artists.

In addition to the virtual festival, the team released a special Staff Picks playlist to keep them “going while away from the office” and working from home.


Defected Records began in January, 1999 and has since become a long-running independent label.

Some of its most notable releases include CamelPhat and Elderbrook’s “Cola,” Roberto Surace’s “Joys,” and Endor’s 2019 hit “Pump It Up.”


Hopefully, the festival ends up being worth the cost of admission – which as it turns out, is absolutely free.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.