“Well I am a total Leeds fans as I studied social sciences from 1996 to 1999. I can’t underestimate how going out to the likes of Basics and Hard Times has influenced my musical taste. I had caught the house / techno bug well before uni from around 92 making regular trips to London when I was 15, but studying in Leeds and living on the doorstep of The Pleasure Rooms and Mint Club, I spent so many nights at Basics and got to know Ralph Lawson, Paul Woolford, Dave Beer, Tristan Da Cunha. At the likes of Basics I would see everyone from Doc Martin to Basement Jaxx to Xpress 2 to Sneak to Louis Vega – all at the peak of their powers.”
This is what secretsundaze co-founder, Giles Smith had to say when asked what he thought about Leeds. His love and respect for the city is clear to see and the feeling is mutual. Secretsundaze is a brand which over the last decade has been throwing parties and promoting a cultured and sophisticated take on house and techno, both in the country’s capital and beyond and in a city that is flooded with high quality underground house events, the arrival of James Priestly and Giles Smith (secretsundaze) courtesy of Butter Side Up manages to keep it’s head raised above the water comfortably.
The intimate Wire basement will be the setting. Tickets are limited and are already on final release for this event already so it you wish to attend buying your ticket ASAP is highly recommended.
Butter Side Up presents... secretsundaze
Friday 8th February
Giles Smith (secretsundaze)
James Priestly (secretsundaze)
Hamish Cole (Butter Side Ip)
Hugh Bailey (Butter Side Up)
Jonny Sleight (Butter Side Up)
Article by Alex Ogilvie
Images courtesy of Butter Side Up