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5th July 2012

secretsundaze Go Bang! adds Motor City Drum Ensemble

DVS1, Arkist, Photomachine and Youandewan complete lineup for first ever mini-festival!

On August Bank Holiday Sunday, secretsundaze are bringing an event to London Pleasure Gardens: an all-day-all-night electronic music extravaganza, secretsundaze Go Bang! is one London mini-festival is planning to be one hell of a party!

It’s a lineup that extends the secretsundaze ethos further beyond its usual classic house and techno parameters, with the focus firmly on quality. And with accomplished and renowned electronic musician Motor City Drum Ensemble and self- confessed beat and rhythm addict DVS1, plus The Secret Agency’s Arkist, Youandewan and Photomachine, joining Matthew Herbert, Four Tet, Levon Vincent, Sven Weisemann, Ben UFO, Brawther, Giles Smith and James Priestley on the lineup, it just got a whole lot more impressive!

Despite fitting so well with its musical heritage, Motor City Drum Ensemble has never played for secretsundaze – until now. MCDE is a further addition to the lineup – his first appearance in the UK since January! He is a huge talent, with Moodymann bigging up his music, and his DJ Kicks LP acclaimed for its rich musical roots.

A further addition comes in the shape of DVS1, hailing from Minneapolis. Since being praised by Ben Klock and subsequently releasing on Klock’s Klockworks label, DVS1 has been one the hottest names in techno. From his long sets at Berghain, where his stripped-back muscular sound is so suited to his amazing productions (check out his new remix for Trus'me on Prime Numbers) his star is firmly in the ascendancy. He closes proceedings at Go Bang!

Headliner Matthew Herbert 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) 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.

Levon Vincent is a big-room player 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!

Hessle Audio’s Ben UFO is one of very few DJs to make it purely off the back of his DJing. He is dedicated to unearthing the best records, joining the dots between bass, garage, techno and house with his excellent mixing skills. One of house music’s most talented new producers, Brawther understands the purist ‘90s US house vibe, and has had big props from Chez Damier, releasing on his Balance imprint.

secretsundaze Go Bang! has also made some additions to the Secret Agency Floating Cocktail Lounge, with up-and- coming artists from the worlds of house, garage, techno and bass: Bristolian 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; and finally Youandewan who is tipped for greatness by those in the know with his slick soulful vibe. A showcase of young, vibrant emerging UK talent from The Secret Agency's roster, this arena provides a distinct alternative to the secretsundaze arena, with Wbeeza, Sei A, Ill Blu, DJRUM, Al Tourettes and Citizen.

secretsundaze co-founders James Priestley and Giles Smith are keen to push boundaries. “secretsundaze Go Bang! is an opportunity for us to explore the full spectrum of music we are currently digging,” explains Giles Smith. “It has always been about real deal house and techno, never pandering to the latest fad or hype. But in recent years we have been excited and inspired 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 nighttime 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.”

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secretsundaze Go Bang! - Sunday August 26th 2012 - London Pleasure Gardens, Royal Victoria Docks

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