When discussing the history of dance music there are certain names and artists that stand out as true innovators in the art of producing and DJing. If we are to understand what made this culture so special in the first place, it is important to take a look back at how this whole scene came to be. Today, Defected Records makes that a little easier for those in need of a little history lesson. The Defected presents House Masters compilation series is one of the most educational releases sharing timeless classics and giving new life to "the good old days" of dance music. Previous curators from the likes of Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, MK, and Henrik Schwarz have helped make this one of the most anticipated releases of the year and it only gets better with their next installment.

Following their first crack at curating this compilation is Masters At Work with Volume 2, digging deep into their collection of releases to deliver a stellar collection of dance ballads that helped to define a generation of the counter culture. With 4 CD's there's plenty of music to dig through for a proper history lesson. Check out the tracklist below and be sure to grab this release on September 11th, 2015 at all major outlets.



01. MAW presents India 'To Be In Love' (MAW ’99 Mix)
02. Nuyorican Soul 'It's Alright, I Feel It!' (M.A.W. 12" Mix)
03. Desiya 'Comin On Strong' (Spagatini Mix)
04. Masters At Work presents People Underground 'My Love' (Full Vox Mix)
05. Cajmere featuring Dajae 'Brighter Days' (Louie's Master At Work Mix)
06. Sunkids featuring Chance 'Rescue Me' (MAW Magic Sessions Mix)
07. Loose Joints 'Is It All Over My Face?' (Masters At Work Remix)
08. MAW featuring Roy Ayers 'Our Time Is Coming'
09. Soul II Soul featuring Caron Wheeler 'Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)' (Masters At Work House Remix)
10. Shanice 'I Like' (Masters At Work Main Mix)


01. Taana Gardner 'When You Touch Me' (MAW Re-edit)
02. Donna Summer 'I Feel Love' (Masters At Work 86th St Mix)
03. Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown 'Always There' (M.A.W. Main Mix)
04. Chic 'Chic Mystique' (Club Dub)
05. ‘Little’ Louie Vega & Marc Anthony 'Ride On The Rhythm' (Masters At Work Dub)
06. Neneh Cherry 'Buddy X' (Masters At Work Dub No 1)
07. Debbie Gibson 'One Step Ahead' (Underground Mix)
08. Voices 'Voices In My Mind' (Unreleased Bass Mix)
09. Nuyorican Soul 'Mind Fluid' (Nuyorican Soul Shock Mix)
10. Roni Size / Reprazent 'Watching Windows' (Roni Size Meets Nuyorican Soul)


01. MAW presents A Tribute to Fela 'MAW Expensive'
02. Femi Kuti 'Truth Don Die' (Masters At Work House Version Main)
03. Anane featuring Mr. V 'Let Me Love You' (Masters At Work Mix)
04. MAW featuring Wunmi 'Ekabo' (Afro House Mix)
05. Tania Maria 'Come With Me' (Master At Work Remix)
06. Nina Simone 'See-Line Woman' (Masters At Work Remix)
07. George Benson 'El Barrio' (MAW Mix)
08. Raw Silk 'Do It To The Music' (MAW Remix)
09. First Choice featuring Rochelle Fleming 'Let No Man Put Asunder' (Masters At Work Remix)
10. Double Exposure 'Ten Percent' (Ken Lou Mix)


01. Nuyorican Soul featuring George Benson 'You Can Do It (Baby)' (Nuyorican Style Mix)
02. 4hero 'Star Chasers' (Nu Yorican Dub)
03. Kele Le Roc 'You Did It Good' (Masters At Work Remix)
04. Bebe Winans 'Brand New Dance' (Extended Mix)
05. India 'You Should Be Loving Me' (Wicked Dub)
06. Lonnie Gordon 'Bad Mood' (MK & Masters At Work's Bass Hit)
07. Deee-Lite 'Runaway' (Masters At Work Dubb)
08. Black Magic 'Let It Go' (Ken Lou Mix)
09. Eternal 'What’Cha Gonna Do' (Masters At Work Dub)
10. Ralphi Rosario featuring Xaviera Gold 'You Used To Hold Me' (Masters at Work Main Pass)