The Defectors formed in 1997 and found a stable form as a quintet in late 1998. The debut album, ”Let Me” was released in 1999, followed by ”Baby Gimme Love” in 2001 and the most recent studio album, "Turn Me On" in 2004. Later same year, the limited edition, vinyl-only "Live at Gutter Island" album followed. The band also appears on several compilations and split 7” singles. As documented on their recent Bad Afro live release, concert performances are a mainstay for the band.