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Secretsundaze 2012 Closing Party photo gallery
14.00 to 16.30 John Heckle
16.30 to 18.30 James Priestley
18.30 to 19.30 Two Armadillos - Live
19.30 to 21.30 Martyn
21.30 to Close Giles Smith
We'll also be firing up the barbecue from 2pm
The final chapter in the secretsundaze summer season will take place on Sunday 30th September at Oval Space in the heart of East London. With the British weather as it has been for the last year and late September often dropping in temperature we have regularly hosted our last closing party in an indoor location just to be on the safe side, but always ensuring the spot has plenty of natural daylight to keep the original spirit of secretsundaze alive and kicking!
Joining us for this special occasion we have Martyn (3024), Two Armadillos - live (UK debut set), John Heckle (Mathematics) and of course our very own Giles Smith and James Priestley.
Martyn has taken the world by storm over the last few years with his unique strand of bass defying categorisation. Born and bred in Holland but now based in Washington DC, his original productions were released on Marcus Intalex's Revolver:r imprint in 2007 and he soon went on to release on the cream of cutting edge dance labels such as the UK's genre bending Hessle Audio and Bristol imprint Applepips before starting his own label 3024 in 2008. His music, like his DJ sets, are rooted in techno and house yet incorporating bass and dub elements and a strong focus on intricate detail. His most recent LP "Ghost People" takes his sound to new heights and we eagerly anticipate his debut secretsundaze set.
Second up we are very excited to announce the debut UK live set from Two Armadillos - our very own Giles Smith and partner Martin Dawson. Making music since 2006 with releases and remixes for Dessous, Balance Alliance, Tsuba & secretsundaze, as well as heavyweights such as Metalheadz heroes Commix and the voice of house music Robert Owens. They have upped the ante this year starting their own imprint, the self titled Two Armadillos, and releasing their debut LP "Golden Age Thinking" in 3 separate 12"s which have received praise from many of the most respected DJs and producers, including Nina Kraviz, Move D and Patrice Scott, who have all used tracks from this LP on recent podcasts.
Finally we are very proud to be championing John Heckle (Mathematics / Tabernacle), who has been praised by music bible FACT as the "new hope for those that like their house and techno music heady, psychedelic and raw". At only 23 years of age, this talent hailing from Liverpool has got tongues in the know wagging from London to Leeds to Detroit and Chicago. Both his live sets, utilising all the classic drum machines and synths, and his 3 deck mixing have to be seen to be believed. He will be DJing for us and if his recent recorded set from our Off Sonar Party at La Terrrazza is anything to go by we are indeed in for a slick ride!
With residents Giles Smith and James Priestley also stepping up as always, the last summer supper looks set to be a special treat not to be missed.
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