The Greek-based DJ and producer will release a mix this month on Defected Records before playing the label's next party in London.
A US native based in Greece, Osunlade has been very prolific over the past decade or so, putting out six full-length albums, almost 40 EPs and many more remixes. His intensely spiritual approach to house music has featured on labels like Strictly Rhythm, Soul Jazz and his own Yoruba Records, which in 2011 put out what he's called his last-ever house LP, Pyrography. Outside of music he's still active as an artist: late last year he published a photo book that documents his experiences at Burning Man.
For Defected, Osunlade has prepared a sprawling session over two discs and 27 tracks. Along with a number of his own productions (including last summer's popular Âme remix of "Envision") the set works in material from the likes of Christian Prommer, GummiHz, Kevin Saunderson and Tucillo. Among the other selections is exclusive music from Yoruba artist Afefe Iku.
Following the release of this In The House mix, Osunlade is confirmed to DJ at the next edition of Defected's In The House party in London on Saturday, April 21st. That one takes place at Ministry of Sound, and Osunlade will share the bill with Dimitri From Paris and Noir, among others. Find tickets to the party here on RA.
01. Oleg Poliakov - It Aint Too Old (Kasper Remix)
02. Currambero de Gamero - LaPrena (Yoruba Soul Mix)
03. Martin Patino & Enzo Ela - Yanawe
04. Osunlade - Envision (Ame Remix)
05. Mktl & Polyrhythm - Personal Jesus
06. Osunlade - Ser al Santisimo
07. Fink - Move On Me (Marcus Worgull Remix)
08. Gummihz - Secret Voyage
09. Afefe Iku ft Oveous Maximus - Mirror Dance (Acapella)
11. Donnie - Omek Save Us (Yoruba Soul Mix)
10. Kiko Navarro and Tucillo ft Amor - Lovery (Yoruba Soul Mix)
11. Orisa - Como Como (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)
12. Migosy - Skyline (Rancid Deep Journey Dub)
13. Osunlade - The Day We Met For Coffee (Yotam Avni Remix)
01. Kevin Saunderson ft Inner City - Future (MK AW Deep Dub)
02. Toto Chiavetta - Where Is The Love Gone
03. Nicodemus - The Love Feeling (Christian Prommer Remix)
04. Kevin Hedge - Follow Your Heart
05. Rafael Moraes - Birth
06. Afefe Iku - The Blues ft Jacob Santo
07. Sami Wentz - Finally Too
08. Enawadan - Forever
09. Osunlade - The 8th Chakra
10. Dj Spen & The Mutherfunkaz - Oh I Miss You (Atjazz Love Soul Remix)
11. &Me - Red Flag
12. Red Rack - Kalimba
13. Osunlade ft Divine Essence - My Reflection (Acappella)
14. Rafael Moraes - Ahead
Defected Records will release Osunlade In The House on April 16th, 2012.