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IMPORTANT NOTICE: VENUE CHANGE PLEASE READ
Due to an administrative error on their part, Hackney Downs Studios are no longer able to host our opening party this Sunday after a phone call yesterday. They apologise for any disappointment this may cause.
Fortunately, we have an excellent back-up option which we have managed to secure at the last minute, in The House & Terrace. As you know this was the scene of our most stand-out party in London over the last few years, our 10th Birthday party last August with Moodymann. Anyone who went to this party or indeed saw the vimeo movie online can testify what a special party and spot this is and is quite perfect for secretsundaze.
Of course we are dissapointed as i am sure some of you will be to not have the fresh / new venue we aimed to present to you for the new season but we are confident that we are able to steer this good ship with you all on board into less choppy waters!
The venue is open air but has a clear perspex cover so giving the feeling of being outside / open air but being protected from the elements. Of course we have been following the weather closely and touch wood it looks to be the best day over the weekend with very little chance of rain. Either way there will be nothing to stop the standard sunshine beats. We are aware the weather is cooler than average for this time of year so we have ensured that there will be heaters out on the terrace all day to keep you all warm.
Everyone in London town and indeed the UK knows this is one of the events of the year with people travelling far and wide to make the party. We are sure this Summer Opening will be no exception.
Joining us on this special occasion we have a line up befitting of such an occasion with Deetron, Wbeeza and Aybee.
Deetron (Music Man Records) has been on our radar for sometime with his neo-Detroit sound taking venues worldwide by storm appealing to both house and techno freaks alike with his powerful yet soulful tracks and remixes being released on the likes of Music Man, Clone, Rejected and Strictly Rhythm. His DJing skills are immaculate and quite frankly second to none and have been highlighted by excellent mixes such as his Balance mix and fairly recently his contribution to the Little White Earbuds series of Podcasts. Not only is he still a big vinyl man, but also does a lot of his own re-edits, and the fact that he also embraces the current wave of UK sounds / artists means his sets have a very fresh edge.
Second up we have Aybee (Deepblak). We are are hugely excited to bring him to the UK for the first time for an exclusive date all the way from Oakland, California. Aybee has to be one of Giles and James' favourite artists of the last few years. He first came to prominence with his talents being recognised by none other than the legendary Ron Trent releasing on Ron's seminal Prescription imprint. More recently with string of deeper than deep releases on his own imprint Deepblak and also some killer remixes including Ethyl & Huxley's "Reflexions". This was perhaps one of secretsundaze's biggest anthems in 2011! His music has a depth and spirituality others can only dream of.
So, as ever, the scene is set for an explosive opening party with a brand new venue, a batch of amazing guest artists representing the breadth of the secretsundaze house sound we all know and love. Tickets are already flying for this so don't sleep..
Our 3rd and final guest is Peckham's finest export and close secretsundaze family friend, Wbeeza (Third Ear). He is one of our firm favourites having performed with us everywhere from Moscow to Barcelona as well of course several dates with us here in London and we're sure most of you are familiar with his unique South London take on the Detroit inspired House sound that he has made his own. Warren Beeza's live shows are equally unique; soulful, dynamic and playful and constantly evolving, using them not only to entertain but as a platform to experiment with new material on the floor before it's committed to wax. Warren's always one to make the party too, not being shy of jumping on the mic, yh yh yh!
2pm to 5pm: James Priestley
5pm to 7pm: Aybee
7pm to 8pm: Wbeeza - live
8pm to 10pm: Deetron
10pm to close: Giles Smith