Event Date: May 26th 2013
Venue: Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, Bethnal Green, London E2 9DY, UK
Lineup: NICK HOPPNER /// KiNK (live) /// JOEY ANDERSON /// JAMES PRIESTLEY /// GILES SMITH
Video: Giorgia Polizzi & Barbara Casini Cortesi
Art Direction: Samuel Muir
Copyright: secretsundaze 2013
For our second event of the 2013 summer season – and to ensure the second bank holiday in May goes off in true party style, secretsundaze travel to Oval Space in East London’s Bethnal Green on Sunday May 26, with Nick Höppner, KiNK (live) and Joey Anderson making their secretsundaze debut, and James Priestley and Giles Smith doing what they do best.
Headlining is one of the most influential cogs in the Berghain wheel as resident DJ, label manager and generally a man of great taste and influence. He mixed the most recent edition of the Ostgut Ton ‘Panorama Bar 04’ compilation to great aplomb and can weave comfortably between many facets of house and techno. secretsundaze is very much looking forward to welcoming him to the May Bank Holiday Special.
The Bulgarian-born producer has been making waves for some time with his dynamic, high-energy often acid-infused sound with its roots in Chicago and Detroit, and has released numerous records on the seminal Rush Hour Recordings with regular collaborator Neville Watson. KiNK’s Boiler Room set in November 2012 really got tongues wagging, and he was voted 5th in Resident Advisor’s Top 20 Live Acts of 2012 poll in December. KiNK brings his energy and enthusiasm to secretsundaze – here’s a man who loves what he does.
Finally secretsundaze is excited to present rising cutting-edge talent in the form of New Jersey native Joey Anderson for his debut London set. This year definitely looks set to be his best year yet, with a string of great releases behind him on his close affiliate and friend Levon Vincent's label Deconstruct, a killer track on UntilMyHeartStops and other releases on his own Inimeg Recordings. Just like his compatriots Vincent, DJ Qu, Fred P and co, Joey can cover the most abstract techno right through to more traditional soulful New York vibes.
Completing the lineup are two of the finest residents in town, in the form of James Priestley and Giles Smith, presiding over their 12th year, and ensuring this party opens and closes in style.
Oval Space is a superb venue that has the blank canvas feel of a warehouse yet the facilities and professional feel of a fully licensed venue. The venue’s full width windows mean this party will be hosted in natural daylight, and there are two terraces for that outdoor secretsundaze party vibe. And Oval Space will be laying on a BBQ, with meat supplied from The Ginger Pig butcher.