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Secretsundaze Leeds with Giles Smith & James Priestley photo gallery
February sees Butter Side Up team up with a truly legendary party that we have been fans of for longer than we can remember! It is a great honour for us to be able to bring this brand to the city and we are sure that this will be the start of a beautiful friendship! Ladies and Gentleman, Secretsundaze are incoming!
Founded in 2001 by a group of like-minded individuals, Secretsundaze has gained a well-earned reputation as one of the most innovative, forward thinking and unique places to venture to for discerning house and techno heads and party people alike. Utilising a plethora of risqué and often open-air venues, their parties are renowned for being some of the most colourful and desirable places to be that London has seen in recent times. Their crowd is stylish and hedonistic; their attention to detail is second to none and it seems every DJ under the sun is desperate to have a taste of what they have to offer!
Giles Smith is one of the founding fathers of the Secretsundaze phenomenon and one half of Two Armadillos. An avid record collector since the age of 15, Giles fell in love with house and techno in the early 90’s and so it began. His style encapsulates the warm, hypnotic elements of house and techno strongly influenced by the Chicago, Detroit and European sounds. His unique ability to programme a DJ set so meticulously whilst uncovering gems old and new make Giles a real British treasure.
James Priestley is the other very important name in Secretsundaze history. A true music head if ever there was one, James has always played some sort of instrument or played a big part in a certain scene whether it be drum n bass, jungle, house or techno. Working in such well-respected record shops like Selectadisc and Phonica, James has consistently been at the forefront of the house and techno movement since early 2000 making him a true champion selector. His distinct DJ style showcases his broad musical background as he flits between a multitude of grooves and styles with effortless finesse. Together, Giles & James are a formidable force to be reckoned with!
Secretsundaze…welcome to Leeds!