This is the end… well, the end of the summer series of daytime parties from the Secretsundaze gang. After hosting an all star cast of DJ’s such as Martyn, Omar S, Portable, Ame, Ricardo Villalobos, Carl Craig and Luciano.
Since it’s inception in 2001, founders Giles Smith and James Priestley have been giving us one hell of a party every single year. From its initial roots in the districts of East London, they’ve seen their brainchild grow from an intimate setting amongst friends into the international powerhouse of today and as you know; the rest is history. Starting the 12th year’s instalment with Detroit techno flavour, the innovator, Derrick May was called to play; keeping the Detroit spirit alight only to follow up with none other than Detroit techno originator, Juan Atkins.
Time Out: “secretsundaze has changed the face of daytime clubbing”
So with such an allotment of musical madness, it only seems fair that the party goes out with one big English bang. The last event takes it up another few notches with another allotment of impressive bookings on Sunday 29th September with the secretsundaze Closing Party.
Motor City Drum Ensemble is the choice headliner. The ever talented German will be brandishing his cherished rendition of soulful Detroit-esque house and techno. Think Raw cuts, Moodymann and the silk patterned Send A Prayer record and you know what’s on show. There’s a reason why Secretsundaze have booked MCDE for the third time, you can be assured your musical tastebuds will be tickled.
Next on the agenda is Mr. G; a legend in his own right. The Phoenix G label-head has being doing it right for the past two decades with his productions helping to give house and techno it’s heart and soul. For anyone who tuned into his Boiler Room set and had a mouthful of his music, you know his live sets are a thing of sweet analogue bass-driven heaven. Mr G’s secretsundaze debut is going to display his own style of stripped, old-school drum philosophy for an evening of forward thinking dance music.
Of course, Giles Smith and James Priestley have been busy, the vinyl enthusiasts have stayed true to themselves with their label showing a lot of success since their first compilation release on their label ‘secretsundaze volume 1’ and their first first vinyl release Brawther – ‘Do It Yourself’. The boys have been getting it right on the money!
These guys’s know what I’m talking about with the last Secretsundaze party at The Oval (Kink – Live set)
For more information on the last Secretsundaze party head over to: http://www.secretsundaze.net
Tickets are available from Resident Advisor here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?443471
But don’t despair even if you can’t make the London allotment, Secretsundaze are getting the game going for their Autumn/Winter tour. Hooray, I hear you say, what’s the line up saying? Well as per usual, Giles Smith and James Priestley have spared no expense. No seriously, look below!
After kicking off the international parade at the idyllic new Croatian Unknown Festival , Secretsundaze will be embarking on five more dates in the UK; gracing the North (leeds), the naughty Midlands (Birmingham), Glaswegian Sub Club, Scotland and then back at home for two more parties in London. Expect the same Ibiza inspired open-air events to the underground habitats of musical finery. Autumn/ Winter 2013 sees secretsundaze continuing to push the boundaries and as anyone knows the record boxes will be holding black gold for the coming tour. Guess where else, the tour will be hitting! Exotic Dubai, culture rich Turkey, Studio 80 in Amsterdam in October 20th with an absolutely banging line up; Roman Flugel, Acid hero Amir Alexander to name but a few, Frankfurt and Berlin in Germany, Russia and to jump onto the penultimate holiday of the year, New years Eve welcomes revered Novel Sound techno maestro, Levon Vincent to gift his own brand of techno and house to a bright-eyed familiar home audience.
Written By Suthan Logan