WithGuitars happy to report the latest secretsundaze line up for July 29th.
secretsundaze, Sunday 29 July, 2pm to 10:30pm, iCan Studios, Hackney Wick
Maayan Nidam (Cadenza / Perlon)
Fred P (Black Jazz Consortium / Soul People Music)
October (TANSTAAFL / Skudge / Simple)
Giles Smith (secretsundaze / Two Armadillos)
James Priestley (secretsundaze / Simple)
secretsundaze returns at the end of the month for another party with three more fabulous guest DJs – Cadenza’s Mayaan Nidam, Fred P (Soul People Music / Black Jazz Consortium) and Bristol based producer and DJ October (TANSTAAFL, Simple, Skudge). The party will take place at an all new venue for secretsundaze - an open air carpark at iCan Studios in Hackney Wick. Lying on the edge of Hackney Wick this open air space typifies the area with its raw industrial feel but is a great space to party and one of the few open air spaces in this city where it’s possible to enjoy the music we love to hear at a high volume! We will, as ever, be hoping for sunshine and the forecasts are good, but should the heavens open up, the venue is in fact a photographic studio with provision to move inside.
Mayaan Nidam aka Miss Fitz has been doing her thing for quite some time. Originating from Israel she, like many electronic music artists now, resides in Berlin. With early outings on Frankfurt based Raum label alongside her friend Shaun Reeves and collaborations with Vera as Mara Trax she has blossomed into a unique solo artist with an interesting take on electronic music. Her debut LP with its intricate electronic stylings and folk and ethnic influences won her many fans. She then went on to produce great EP’s for labels as significant as Zip’s seminal Perlon imprint and her recent release on Luciano’s Cadenza imprint entitled "New moon" which has a kaleidoscope of influences, yet still sounds coherent and fresh. She is without doubt one of the very best female House DJs we have ever heard and much like her good friend Zip has a fantastic way of presenting old nuggets and treats alongside new diamonds so it’s perhaps long overdue that she lays it down at secretsundaze.
Fred P should need no introduction to secretsundaze fans as this will be his third appearance for us. He is indeed the real deal with a non compromise approach to music and DJing, marking him out as a serious talent and one of the next generation of New York DJs and producers taking the sound to a new place. Through his releases on his excellent Soul People Music imprint as both Fred P and Black Jazz Consortium and his collaborations with the likes of Move D, Fred’s sound is often deep yet quite spiritual and moving and tracks like the legendary "Horizon’s" and "Emotive Vibrations". His DJ sets are always highly anticipated and this will be no exception.
Last up we have one of our favourite new artists, October (TAANSTAAFL, Simple), "new" in the sense that he is just finally being recognised for his talents but has indeed been making great tracks in his analogue based lab in Bristol for many years. Jules, as he is known by his friends, has great taste and great skills. 2012 really should be his best year yet with the massive Lil Louis influenced jam "Planet of Minds " on his own Taaanstafl imprint doing massive dancefloor damage and other recent releases including "Push" on the mighty Skudge label and "String Theory" on Simple all doing serious dancefloor damage.
Train: The East London Overground Line that serves Hackney Wick goes right across London from Richmond in the south west to Camden, Shoreditch, Dalston.
Bus: The number 30 takes you from Kings Cross to Hackney Wick. The number 26 takes you to Hackney Wick from Shoreditch