Some of London's best DJs will be play the launch of Secretsundaze's 2017 opening party. Oh, and there's the small matter of US selector Ge-ology, who's stopping by for a three-hour set.
Steven Julien aka FunkinEven (3 hour set)
Ge-ology (3 hour set)
Henry Wu (3 hour set)
Secretsundaze (4 hour set)
Terrace: John Gómez and Sam Don
• IMPORTANT INFO •
Henry Wu 5-8pm
Steven Julien aka Funkineven 3-6am
On the Terrace: Sam Don 2-4pm / John Gomez 4-6pm
TICKETS ON THE DOOR: As per usual we'll have tickets available on the door, however advance purchase is recommended.
FOOD: Oval Space's newly refurbished kitchen will be open all day and ensure that everyone in attendance is well catered for, also offering both vegan and vegetarian options.
RE-ADMISSION: there will be no re-entry.
TRAVEL INFORMATION: Oval Space address is 29-32 The Oval, E2 9DT. It's 900 metres from Bethnal Green Station if you're coming via the central line, otherwise all the relevant bus routes are: Mare Street (250m): D6, 106, 254, n253, 388 / Cambridge Heat / Hackney Road (250m): 26, N26, 55, N55, 48 / Sheep Lane: 394.
On Sunday April 30th Secretsundaze launch their summer season with Dance 2017. This is of course the name of their new label compilation out on February 10th and will also be the title of a number of flagship parties happening across the globe in 2017. Running over 16 hours across day and night we are already dreaming of a long balmy day hanging out on the Oval Space terraces before venturing inside to get down!
As always with Secretsundaze we place a high value of giving DJs decent set lengths so all guests will play extended sets.
Steven Julien aka Funkineven: His LP 'Fallen' on his own Apron records late last year was ranked highly by many end of year charts and deservedly so with its epic story telling theme. His more dance floor focussed 12's are always on the money and and most importantly for us, Stevie is a killer DJ. He has played at Secretsundaze numerous times over the last few years becoming a firm favourite. His sets roam from house to boogie to gnarly acid tracks.
Ge-Ology: Ge-Ology has a rich a varied musical history working with the likes of Jill Scott, De La Soul and Mos Def! A meeting with Theo Parrish led to his first house 12' the mind blowing 'Moon Circuitry' that has been a huge record with us at the party and as DJs. His debut LP as Ge-Ology is coming in 2017 on the mighty Sound Signature. Geo is a true DJs DJ as anyone that has seen his Boiler Room set will attest.
Henry Wu: The Wu as he is affectionately known has made a huge impact on the London scene and across the globe with his new take on the jazz sound. As a solo artist he has released on the best of the best with 12's on Floating Points Eglo, Rhythm Section and forthcoming on Secretsundaze. His live band Yussef Kamaal has taken the world by storm of late and their debut record was one of the finest LP's of 2016.
Secretsundaze: Secretsundaze as a DJ duo continue their monthly residency at The Pickle Factory where they play each month all night. Forthcoming tour date highllights include the likes of Robert Johnson, Closer in Kiev, Sub Club and Gottwood. Their first label compilation Dance 2017 is out early February and includes a mixed version that was recorded live from The Pickle Factory. The label has forthcoming material by Endian, Fred P and DJ Slyngshot to name a few.
John Gomez: For the daytime terrace vibes – we have a treat in the form of John Gomez. The Madrid born, London based selector is known by the heads for his beautiful DJ sets that cover many bases from soul, funk to afro to his beloved brazilian music. He is the host of the Rush Hour NTS takeover show, runs a party in London with Nick The Record called Tangent and has recently put together a compilation of Brazilian music for the Music is Memory label.
Sam Don: We are really happy to invite long time friend, regular at the party and great DJ, Sam Don, to join John in the terrace. Sam is a fervent digger who has played across many of London's specialist floors from Brilliant Corners to Spiritland. He has great taste and we're looking forward to check him out.