TOTD // 24/08 // Secretsundaze

Published: August 24, 2016, words by Watch The Hype team

Operating as both a prestigious label and long-lived club night, Secretsundaze has managed to remain firmly in the limelight since it was birthed onto the scene back in 2001. Its founding members James Priestley and Giles Smith both run the brand with the utmost care and precision, organising parties almost every month to ensure that the flame stays alight. As far as the label goes, it seemingly doesn’t wish to tie itself down to a certain sound as most labels like to do in this day and age. With a roster spanning from the darkened, overcast volumes of an artist like Bleak to the radiant, glistening rhythms of a DJ like Shanti Celeste, Secretsundaze abides by no rules. James Priestley and Giles Smith, on top of sitting at the helm of the brand, function as residents for the club night, both having proved themselves as high-quality, respectable DJs in amongst their studded, consistent line-ups.

The club night, much alike the label, does not like to ground itself to one specific club, having thrown parties in some of the world’s most prized locations such as the late Trouw, the legendary Panorama Bar and the cultured Robert Johnson. In the following months however, it seems as if Secretsundaze has London on its mind, with three parties happening at both The Pickle Factory and Oval Space.
The first of the three parties held at Oval Space will celebrate Secretsundaze’s fifteen year anniversary with an extended day and night session bringing Prosumer, Nick Höppner and Jane Fitz along for the ride. It will take place this Sunday 28th August and is guaranteed to breathe life and love into all attending. This is all without mentioning that the night will close with a secret four hour B2B function that has been guaranteed to serve as the perfect celebration of the club’s fifteen year history. Buy your tickets from Resident Advisor by clicking here.

Curated by the duo behind Secretsundaze,  they present four tracks that they dub their ‘Freestyle 4’.

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Eddie Henderson

Say You Will

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Could pick many tracks from Eddie Henderson but chose this. Breezy jam and sounding so good in this warm spell.”
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Jah Wobble

Hold On To Your Dreams

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Just a stunning record. Produced by Francois K, U2’s The Edge on Guitar and underpinned by Wobble’s bassline!”
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One Way

Hold It

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Slinky ass tune! Picked this up at Cosmos records a month or so back and sounded amazing at our party on The Southbank.”
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New York Citi Peech Boys

Life Is Something Special

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“The Peech boys was of course Larry Levan’s band / group. Can only imagine and dream about what hearing this would have been like at The Paradise Garage on that system with the party in full flow. Epic, majestic and such a positive and life affirming message.”

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