For our second party of the summer season we are looking forward to go back to the House and Terrace the scene of a number of very special secretsundaze parties over the last few years. Our 10th birthday last August with Moodymann really was something else. The outdoor, isolated terrace with no sound restrictions (so rare in an open air party in this day and age) makes it a perfect choice for a daytime secretsundaze. Joining us for the second bank hoilday of summer we have none less than Chicago house legend and pioneer Lil Louis who we are flying over exclusively from Chicago and shooting star Joy Orbison.
Louis's record and history speaks for itself with his legacy being pretty much the creation of this thing we call house music and throwing some of the early raves in his hometown of Chicago with his legendary Bismarck sound system. His contribution to the discography of House is immense with tracks like French Kiss, Blackout, I Called You and Club Lonely still being a major feature in the record bags of credible house and techno djs to this day. He has worked alongside other luminaries such as Larry Heard and Lil Louis Vega. He is currently working night and day to edit his film / documentary on the history and development of house and his role in this entitled "Get Down" which is due to be premiered at the Amsterdam Dance Event in October this year.
Joy Orbison has without any doubt made a huge dent on our collective consciousness over the last few years with his music being played and loved across the board from bass, house and techno heads alike. Hyph Mngo on Scuba's Hot Flush was selected as the Best record of 2009 by Resident Advisor a huge accolade and propelled him to the next level but he has not rested on his laurels and moved on to release other gems such as Ladywell, Swims with Boddika and forthcoming the long anticipated Ellipsis out later this month. Joy is a great party DJ covering many bases and we look forward to having him on board once again.
Finally in support we are happy to welcome on board new Secret Agency artist Nyra. Nyra hailing from Sheffield has released one of this years bangers with the first release on new London label "Never Learnt" entitled "Best Of" getting smashed by DJs such as Radio Slave, Mr G, Ben Sims and Cosmin TRG and our very own Giles Smith and James Priestley. We played with him up in Sheffield at his Low Down party and were impressed by his great warm up set and fluid deep techno vibe. Definitely one to watch for the future.
This terrace in Greenwich really has become one of our homes over the last few years and we are very much looking forward to making our trip there this season. Hold tight!