Thursday, 25 November 2010

Breaking Through: Wbeeza

Ahead of his Void Album Launch tonight at Videos Visions, Dalston (Ticket link here!), Wbeeza scores a full length feature on RA today…

Read the full interview as Christine Kakaire (RA) calls up the UK to find out more about Warren Brown, the young producer they're so excited about...

‘Brown was still only vaguely acquainted with Third Ear when Heaystuff was signed for release, but felt reassured once he discovered the ringtone of one of his brothers—Theo Parrish's "Falling Up"—was the crowning triumph of his new label home.’

PLUS check out this exclusive video of Wbeeza playing live @ Stop Making Sense Festival, 2010. He smashes it....!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

John Daly re-edits classic Mr Fingers track 'Can Your Feel It' for DJ History's, Trax 25

Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers
Last month DJ History revealed details for Trax 25, a compilation that would showcase contemporary artists re-editing selections from classic Chicago house label Trax Records, including The Secret Agency's very own John Daly.

So many have tried but here John Daly gets it spot on in his re-edit of the Mr Fingers track 'Can You Feel It', after building the tension the track springs to life half way through and really takes the original by the balls.

Can You Feel It (John Daly edit) by john daly/ feel music

John Daly (Feel Music, One Track, Dumpoet)
This is going out on DJ History's Trax Re-Edit Comp, available to buy January 2011.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Wbeeza's eagerly anticipated first full-length album, Void, out now

Mojo have named it as their electronic album of November, DJ Mag have described him as a ‘real talent’ and De:Bug are ‘all doing the boogie in the office’ to it. ‘It’ being the eagerly awaited first full-length album by The Secret Agency’s 25 year old South London talent, Warren Brown aka Wbeeza. Void, out now on Third Ear has been a long time in the making, ‘some of the stuff on Void is the result of studio-time as far back as 06’ says Warren but with fans including Ame, Dixon, Steve Bug and Stacey Pullen it has been keenly anticipated.  
Wbeeza @ Oceanbeat Festival, Seyschelles (Photo courtesy of Sinbad Phgura)
Ever since he first scored an underground house hit with ‘Disco Dayz’ on his debut EP, Heavystuff, Wbeeza has been tipped as one to watch. Three 12-inches down the line and his consistently original live performances coupled with his innovative take on jazz-tinged deep house and techno have seen the young Londoner warmly embraced by UK bass and house music circles alike.  

Wbeeza at Oceanbeat Festival, Seyschelles (Photo courtesy of Sinbad Phgura)
Void is a 17 track affair, touching on everything from funk, acid and techno to hip-hop, Latin and freeform jazz, making it as its names suggest, without boundaries. This Thursday sees the album launch night at Videos Visions Bar (shouts already on RA!) and follows on from his recent debut at the super exclusive Oceanbeat Festival, Seyschelles, with John Talabot and Spirit Catcher. This November he launches his album tour including appearances at Dunkel Bar, Denmark, Gamma, Italy and Robert Johnson, Germany.

Check out The Secret Agency website for full tour dates

Thursday, 18 November 2010

secretsundaze NYE Line Up Announced

2011 sees secretsundaze reach its tenth year of underground parties. We are kicking off this special year with a stellar NYE line up featuring one of the originators through to one of today's brightest talents. Led by secretsundaze resident’s Giles Smith and James Priestley, the secretsundaze crew have got it spot on with a mix of the legendary, in the form of Chez Damier, and hot new talent, Space Dimension Controller and one of the most consistent talents of the last 3/4 years, John Daly.

Headliner Chez Damier rounds up his European winter tour  with us on NYE, a much anticipated London show and his first since March. His involvment in the summer house anthem "In My System" by The Gathering confirmed that he is back in a big way.

                                        Chez Damier - Classic EP, Forever Mix 2

John Daly tore the roof off Panorama Bar this October and was booked again for his next appearance within 24 hours (not bad!), his releases on his own One track and Drumpoet this year have scored highly with critics and DJs alike, including making it in to RA’s top 50 Oct Releases.

Space Dimension Controller has established his production talent with releases on R&S and Clone and built up his DJ reputation with club performances all over the world (including his last minute replacement of Tensnake at ADE!) and a well received RA Podcast. The pair of Irish live sets round the line up off with references to the past, present and future of electronic music and heralds in a bright year ahead for secretsundaze.

Space Dimension Controller - Love Quadrant

All this is topped off with New York's Throne of Blood crew holding down the gallery's second room, and the Non-Sense DJs in room three. One hell of a party...

secretsundaze NYE will be taking place at The Red Gallery, London and tickets are already on sale. Get yours in…

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

The Secret Agency takes over Room 3 at fabric

Last Saturday we were granted free reign of fabric's room 3. We invited Parisian Brawther and Detroit's Delano Smith to bring the heat along with secretsundaze James Priestley.

Check the video below for highlights of the 6hours from Brawther to Delano to James.

Brawther / Delano Smith / James Priestley / The Secret Agency Night at Fabric / 13.11.2010 from Kojun / selective pressure on Vimeo.

Brawther heated up the floor with a grooving selection of rare French and obscure  Deep House, dropping his own edit of Mr Fingers for good measure. Slowly building the energy throughout his two hours, when Delano Smith took the controls things began to boil over, bringing proceedings to their peak smoothly with an integral selection of Detroit tinged house and modern European Techno. It was left to James Priestley's deep but vibrant selection to take the dance floor on an atmospheric musical journey, touching down with some classic disco, soul and a few cheeky slo mo edits.

Thanks to all who danced, cheered, shouted and whooped. See you again soon on the floor.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Exclusive Interview: Delano Smith

2010 has already been quite a year for Delano Smith. With regular DJ appearances at some of the finest clubs in the world, the growing strength of his own label, Mixmode, and well received remixes on Sushitech and Kolour, Delano continues to cement his place as one of the finest House DJs and producers around. As he embarks on the start of a six date European tour, The Secret Agency caught up with the main man himself for an exclusive chat...

Delano Smith Deep House Mix October 2010 by mixmodedetroit

Starting off with secretsundaze NYE party with Wbeeza, you have played at a number of well respected clubs around the world in 2010, such as Robert Johnson, Watergate, Zukunft, Trouw. How do you think this year been in terms of touring and can you pinpoint any highlights?

Since joining the Secret Agency, I've had the privilege and honor of performing at clubs I can only dream of. I've definitely learned a lot about myself musically. It's been a great year, the more I'm in Europe, the more I learn and absorb. Trouw, Sub-club and Zukunft were definitely tops in terms of turn out and crowd response.  Would like to get back to Panorama though.
Photo courtesy of Ian Ramsey (

For the full interview please click here...