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19.07.2022, Words by Billy Ward

Secretsundaze to celebrate 20th anniversary with ‘Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble’ live show

The Queen Elizabeth Hall show will pay homage to two decades of the party institution's history

With the 20th anniversary of Secretsundaze approaching, the seminal London clubbing institution is to debut its first-ever Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble live show at Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Southbank Centre on Friday October 7.

The all-new live project sees a talented group of contemporary musicians and featured guest vocalists reimagine the party’s most iconic tunes, fan favourites and dance-floor defining sounds, up on stage like you’ve never heard them before.

It’s the first time Giles Smith and James Priestley’s Secretsundaze has ever entered into the live world, allowing them to use the adventurous project as an ode to two decades of the company’s history.

“We selected 20 foundational tracks from two decades of DJing at Secretsundaze as a basis to work from,” says Giles Smith, Secretsundaze Co-Founder. “These records have been reimagined through the lens of various other genres with a stand out collective of musicians and will be performed live at the Queen Elizabeth Hall for the first time. People should expect a journey through a myriad of styles and tempos, shining a new light on the parts of the original tracks we know and love whilst allowing the incredible musicianship to also shine bright.”

The show will follow the release of the first of many Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble singles, a new version of Photek’s ‘Mine to Give’ recorded with vocalist Wayne Snow, out July 20.

“Mine to Give was such a game changing iconic tune at the time,” says Secretsundaze co-founder James Priestley. “It’s also one of my favourite Robert Owens deliveries, a truly timeless piece of music so the pressure to reimagine it was definitely on. We just wanted to explore the song and poppier aspects of the track, to give the parts more space to breathe and shine and for Kes, aka Wayne Snow, to flip his beautiful twist on it too.”

Uniting passionate dance music lovers with those who appreciate the finer side of live music in a unique setting, the Spirit of Sundaze Ensemble is set to celebrate one of the UK’s most important clubbing institutions.

General Release Tickets go on sale Wednesday July 20 from 10am here.

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