HAVING long since flourished far beyond its London home base to find international renown, every new branch of Secretsundaze’s constant evolution stems from the root: its co-founders, DJ’s and production duo of Giles Smith and James Priestley.
Giles Smith and James Priestley… Secretsundaze
The evolution continues next month on Saturday March 20th when Secretsundaze throw open their virtual doors as part of the innovative new concept BBL CLB (pronounced Bubble Club), an online, interactive and immersive experience where participants embark on a mission to locate an illegal rave! An altogether more sensible digital route for partying right now. Head to BBL CLB website for more information on the Secretsundaze stream and others including parties over the coming weeks featuring the likes of Alan Fitzpatrick, Eats Everything, Yousef, Crazy P Soundsystem and more.
We caught up with Giles Smith and James Priestley this week and asked them to compile and talk us through a playlist of tunes. They told us: “We have kept this to club based music but often look to play something more downtempo in a smaller venue. We’re not trying to be too obscure here, but genuinely list tracks that we have played at the closing moments of the party many times”
Scott Grooves – Detroit 808 (Dub Delay) (Natural Midi)
“Just sublime. Dropped this at the end of the night on a number of occasions when it felt right and it’s a great way to bookmark the end of the night.”
Crossroads – Ron Trent Ft TKumah Sadeek (Future Vision Recordings)
“Closed down a huge Secretsundaze party in Barcelona during Sonar to this a few years back and it was beautiful moment.”
The Ananda Project – Cascades of Colour (Wamdue Black remix)
“Chris Brann under one of his many aliases with this total gem. The vocals in this are heavenly. A hazy and dreamy track that always does the job.
DJRum – Turiya (2nd Drop)
“An early foray from South London Djrum on the excellent 2nd Drop label. Atmospheric, standout and very UK.”
Wamdue Kids – Dreams (Acacia)
“Another Chris Brann track this time on Kelli Hands Acacia records. He does that dreamy, melancholy yet uplifting vibe so well.”
Abstract – Nobody Else Part 2 (Valentine Connection)
“Deeeeeeep. This is a special one for the headzzz from The Abstract Eye aka Gifted & Blessed. Finished our podcast for infamous London store Phonica’s podcast series with this a year ago.”
Bastien Carrara – XTC (Nouuhad)
“How to work a loop! This one just loops and loops but so effective. We played this as the closing track at our residency at Barcelona’s Razzmatazz and it went off!”
Pepe Braddock – Life (Avatisme)
“One of the true masters of real deep house. So warm, fluid, epic and Detroit inspired.”
Vincent Floyd – Your Eyes (Dance Mania)
“Just a beautiful, beautiful emotional track with meaningful vocals. Rush Hour records re-released this a few years back and it reached a new younger audience.”
Claro Intellecto – Peace of Mind (Ai)
“Manchester’s badman Mark Stewart is no doubt one of the most technical producers out there and this is probably his most famous track. Breakbeat / electro business with energy and poise but so much emotion.”
For more information on Secretsundaze streaming live head to BBL CLB.