the debut release of uk dj duo “secretsundaze” on mule musiq. james priestley&giles smith delivered two modern deep house versions and one melodic ambient version. it’s all-round for house music lover.
STILL HOPE FEAT. ANTHONY ANAXAGOROU / WAAJEED REMIX
12" Vinyl UK18.06.18
still hope is their second single and the follow up to motorway jam (their double a side with palms trax from late last year) which sees them collaborate with anthony anaxagorou, a british born cypriot award winning poet and essayist, whose poetry and fiction have appeared on bbc newsnight, bbc4, itv and vice. hearing his lyrics via their good friend simbad, secretsundaze connected with anthony and still hope is the fruit of their labour. the original is a potent and political spoken word piece delivered over a rolling house groove. definitely one for the deeper moments with its late night heady feel and full vocal not letting up. the poems in the heart floor version strips the vocal back and adds dramatic strings for a more direct dance floor approach. ex slum village detroit producer waajeed released a couple of killer eps in 2017 on his own dirt tech reck imprint so we had to get him aboard for the remix. his detroit hardcore dub does what is says on the tin and is a peak time slammer while his searching dub goes down a jazzier, spacey route with live sounding drums and dreamy pads.
the 3rd edition of the dance 2017 series is a double a side featuring a track from the highly regarded palms trax and also the debut production from secretsundaze aka giles smith & james priestley. it s hard to believe palms trax has only been about since 2013. in just 4 years he has carved out a formidable reputation as a both a producer and as a dj. having released just 2 eps a piece across the lobster theremin and dekmantel it s quite a coup that he has contributed a track to the dance 2017 series. outflight perfectly rides the line of cheeky trance euphoria with house sensibilities, aimed straight at the modern dance floor, clearly demonstrating one of the scene s most respected producers at the peak of his game. on the aa secretsundaze step up with their very first production as a duo. both giles and james have a catalogue of production work already, giles as two armadillos with the sadly departed martin dawson and james alongside partners marco antonio spaventi and dan berkson. motorway jam is a peak time, detroit inspired burner with a rough analogue bassline and atmospheric detail on the top end. keep your eyes peeled for more music from the london pair coming soon. as the name suggests, dance 2017 is here for one purpose and these tracks are guaranteed to make you move!
repress 2017 , a sagittariun arrived in late 2011, fully formed, and with a strong agenda to release musical dispatches from the front line of the constellation. he has indulged in astrological techno, spiritual house music, bass heavy dub rhythms and ambient paths. this his first ep for secretsundaze supplying three original tracks in his trademark style.
ltd 2017 repress, james priestly and giles smith will celebrate 10 years of secretsundaze, kicking off with a 12 inch from parisian young house producer brawther. remix from hotflush prodigy george fitzgerald is deeper in a techno jungle and boss too.
solune real name etienne dauta hails from france, the son of a record store owner father and artist mother. he moved to berlin 6 years ago and for the last 3 years co-ran the bass cadet record store. solune has just released one ep in his short career on the bass cadet imprint but is also is one half of the arcarsenal duo who also released on the label. the ep kicks off with the mighty the vision , a majestic new york inspired atmospheric stomper combining both spiritual and techy vibes that you can imagine hearing pumping out over the system at the sound factory or shelter.
hot on the heels of endians highly regarded xs-10 comes a full ep from secretsundaze favourite fred p. after his contribution to the first dance 2017 v/a ep, secretsundaze thought they would get him to contribute a full ep.
secretsundazes 021 comes in the shape of a 2 tracker from endian. for those that don t know endian is the house/techno alias of george levings most famously known as commix (metalheadz). endian was of course responsible for the huge finish me on secretsundaze in 2015 which was included on mixes by the likes of joy orbison, tessela and scuba. as endian he has released first rate tracks on the likes of non plus, electric minds and trevino s birdie imprint. global ep his 2nd ep for the label see s endian back in fine form. xs-10 is a futuristic, hypnotising burner that in the hands of the right dj is sure to be a deadly weapon. on the flip title track global is a warmer, deeper free flowing track with musical flourishes that will keep the party moving.
dance 2017 is a new various artists ep series and compilation from the secretsundaze camp. this is the first release from the label after a year hiatus & sees fred p, nubian mindz & james priestley & marco antonio spaventi feature. fred p s contribution is a direct club track with a familiar sample. nubian mindz who has been producing under various guises for many years steps up with the deadly testing theories coming on like some of photek s more tech leaning material. last up is a woozy, unreleased aybee remix of james priestley & marco antonio s baia 2012. 12 inch full sleeve with sticker
after the alma ep’ by shanti celeste, secretsundaze’ s 19th release comes from another uk home grown favorite wbeeza. beeza is a firm part of the secretsundaze family and although it’s his first release on the label, he has been a regular fixture at the parties now for 5 or 6 years playing at both the london events and touring internationally with giles and james as a live act, as well touring extensively by himself. we hope his music needs no introduction - his sound is quite simply fresh, an amalgamation of so many things from house, techno, jazz, hip hop to more uk leaning garage vibes.
secretsundaze 18th transmission comes with love from bristol based artist and newcomer shanti celeste. with just a few releases under her belt on the likes of julio bashmores broadwalk, her own label brstl and idle hands (the infamous bristol shop where she also man s the counter a few days a week) she has been quick to impress.
secretsundaze 017 comes from london based producer endian. releasing just 2 eps in a few years on nonplus and electric minds, endian has nevertheless managed to to turn the heads of the likes of steffi who used one of his tracks for her panorama bar compilation and boddika who also licensed a track for a various artists ep. sounding like a producer far more experienced than the two releases would indicate, it came as no surprise that this is far from the the output of a novice but the seasoned veteran george levings aka commix (metalheadz).
secretsundaze return with ss016 - dj qus mighty ss1 ep. secretsundaze and qu have developed a special relationship with him playing at many of their parties in london but also at their events in the likes of new york, berlin and barcelona. a full 3 track ep on a label outside of his own strength music is rare for dj qu so its serious coup for secretsundaze.
after the excellent dont go by amir alexander secretsundaze return with their first release of 2014 presenting another stunning ep by the extremely talented flori aka jamie taylor, one of the uks finest, yet underrated young underground house / techno producers
for secretsundazes 11th release we welcome swedish rising techno producer bleak to the family. bleak is a master of his craft and all 3 tracks stand out for their high end production, driving sound, yet retaining plenty of soul and atmosphere.
following on from the success of their debut release baia 2012, hailed by influential critic and blogger philip sherburne as one of the top 50 records of the year so far, secretsundaze resident and co founder james priestley and studio partner marco antonio return with speed
after the exquisite floris lucy ep that was shown love by numerous artists and was single of the month in the house pages of mixmag and awarded 4/5 on ra we present another young gun with a promising future. nyras >configure 8 ep<
lucy the double a side is dedicated to a special one, near and dear to him and has quite an epic flowing sub-aquatic groove. we can see this track being prime warm-up or late night tackle for the likes of move d, lawrence and the smallville crew.
secretsundaze are proud to announce their first label compilation dance 2017, a double cd, one unmixed and one mixed. dance 2017 will also extend into a run of v/a eps throughout next year, hot on the heels of the first 12- in the same name, featuring fred p, nubian mindz & aybee out just a few weeks ago, as well as a new party series
secretsundaze are proud to announce the second 12 in the dance 2017 series. the ep is once again a 3 tracker this time featuring the highly-promising emerging talents of dj slyngshot, bastien carrara and jayson wynters. dj slyngshot hailing from offenbach near frankfurt has had tongues wagging with three hot 12s on his own imprint yappin records and received club and radio play by the likes of omar s, floating points, ben ufo and jon rust. his contribution to the a side of dance 2017 part 2 sees him on fine form with the devastating rhythm of hygh-tech . kicking off with a rough and ready groove the hook is a gnarly nagging synth line that will worm its way into your brain. add a sampled wailing diva and some more jazzy interludes and you have a festival-ready high grade bomb on your hands! on the flip steps up france s bastien carrara. his dusty jams on the likes of rawthenticity and funkineven s apron imprint caught our attention and we roped him in for a track. here he presents the charming, breezy and breaky that time again . warm, atmospheric and groovy this is definitely one for long summer nights ahead. last up jayson wynters represents the uk! jayson made his debut on none other than mr g s phoenix g. imprint with the sub-aquatic unfamiliar territories ep. he is an amazing dj and selector able to play house / techno sets and also jazz, boogie, disco and funk sets where required at the likes of brilliant corners. chi kung is a bubbling, mystical percussive number with hand played drums and a perfect closer to the ep.