On August Bank Holiday Sunday, secretsundaze – undisputed leaders of London’s daytime party scene – bring their brand new mini-festival secretsundaze Go Bang! To a secret location yet to be announced, it promises to be an all-day-all-night electronic music extravaganza, they are bringing a stellar lineup to spread the love from midday Sunday August 26th to the early hours of Monday morning.
The event, originally billed to take place at London pleasure Gardens, is being moved to a new secret location after some careful planning from the promoters:
“In our 10 years, secretsundaze has provided some of London’s best parties, and we need to ensure we have the perfect venue to cater to our needs. We are looking at three very exciting London venues for this spectacular event, and will announce as soon as we have made our choice. We want this to be the ultimate secretsundaze experience, and so we feel that a move is the best option at this time.
“Existing tickets for secretsundaze Go Bang! will be valid at the new location, and tickets are still on sale. secretsundaze Go Bang! is coming – and it’s going to be dazzling! We won’t disappoint.”
With a lineup that extends the secretsundaze ethos further beyond its usual classic house and techno parameters, the focus is firmly on quality. It’s a true celebration of electronic music, showcasing respected and accomplished acts alongside fresh, up and coming talent from the underground scene, with the well-established Matthew Herbert, Four Tet, Sven Weisemann and Levon Vincent, to newer names including Youandewan, Brawther, and Ben UFO. Add in secretsundaze co-founders Giles Smith and James Priestley, among others, and the diversity in artists is clear.
Headliner Matthew Herbert is one of the most celebrated English electronic artists of the last 15 years. His work is renowned for its eclecticism and recognised for its inspired genre-bending – he is an artist in every sense of the word. His latest album – ‘Tesco’, released under his Wishmountain alias, due on July 16th – comprises eight tracks, each created using eight sounds made by a particular item found in a supermarket.
Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) is one of the biggest stars in dance music today, whose new album – ‘Pink’, due in August on Text Records – showcases just why he’s so well- respected. His open-minded approach to DJing and production has seen him rise to the top of his game, and his ability to mix styles on his hugely well-received Fabric mix CD last year earned him props from many camps.
Motor City Drum Ensemble will makes his first appearance in the UK since January at secretsundaze Go Bang! He is a huge talent, with Moodymann bigging up his music, and his DJ Kicks LP acclaimed for its rich musical roots. Alongside him is big-room player Levon Vincent who’s moved the much-loved NY muscle sound forward. His unique releases on his own imprint Novel Sound are hugely anticipated sellouts, and his DJing is in equal demand.
Sven Weisemann is self- taught on piano, guitar and percussion and is quite the turntablist. Productions range from the sweetest deep house on Mojuba, to his more dubstep-orientated project Desolate. secretsundaze Go Bang! presents his debut live set
Alongside the big boys, the Secret Agency Floating Cocktail Lounge will also present up-and-coming artists from the worlds of house, garage, techno and bass including: Arkist – who has collaborated with Appleblim and released on Hot Flush; Photomachine – a young talent who has released on 2020 Vision and has been booked to play alongside Moodymann and Scuba; also on the bill is Youandewan who is tipped for greatness with his slick soulful vibe. As a showcase of young, vibrant UK talent from The Secret Agency’s roster, this arena also brings Wbeeza’s kick ass drum skills and bass frequency, Sei A’s mature moody sound, and Ill Blu, the production duo known for their house, hip-hop and R&B. DJRUM adds his take on the deep sea hybrid of dubstep and techno, plus catch a far-from-dry and uninspiring performance from Al Tourettes, and Citizen’s set charged with memories of the past glory of early ’90s house music.
James Priestley and Giles Smith are keen to push boundaries with secretsundaze Go Bang!. “This is an opportunity for us to explore the full spectrum of music we are currently digging,” explains Giles Smith. “It’s always been about real deal house and techno, never pandering to the latest fad or hype. But in recent years we have been excited by a younger generation of artists who bring fresh things to the table. We want to embrace all forms of cutting-edge electronic music.
Describing how the day-into-night party will work, he explains: “The opportunity to do both the more classic, sexy daytime open-air vibe in true secretsundaze fashion and then move inside to the Dome for a more angular, gnarly night-time sound gives the event a whole new appeal. The party will be bigger and better than ever before, with our usual focus and attention on production, sound, lighting and deco.”
With the date drawing ever nearer, it’s time to grab your tickets to the first ever secretsundaze Go Bang! mini-festival event! Witness secretsundaze like it never has been before and make sure you’re a part of the Go Bang! history!
secretsundaze Go Bang!
Location to be announced.
Sunday August 26th
12pm-6am (Day – 12pm-11pm; Night – 10pm-6am)
Tickets: Day Only Super Saver – £17.50 / Combined Super Saver – £29.50
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