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Sunday 1st March : #Secretsundaze Rooftop Party with #MarcellusPittman, #JamesPriestley & #GilesSmith

  • Bristol Arms 81 Sussex St Sydney, NSW, 2000 Australia (map)

On Sunday the 1st of March secretsundaze makes its Sydney debut on the rooftop of the Bristol Arms Hotel with Detroit legend Marcellus Pittman.

secretsundaze, London’s infamous Sunday daytime party has firmly established itself as one of Europe’s most distinct voices in underground electronic music. It has managed to stay both relevant and popular since it’s inception in 2002 largely down to it’s strong musical backbone and the vision of co-founders and resident DJs Giles Smith and James Priestley. The brand has widened to include a highly regarded record label as well as a sister artist booking agency, The Secret Agency.

Represented by residents Giles Smith and James Priestley, secretsundaze has toured extensively, often inviting some favourite guest artists along the way. Over the last decade it has been a regular feature at some of the world’s most important and influential clubs such as Robert Johnson, Output, Space, Panorama Bar, The Rex, Trouw and Studio 80 to name a few. The brand has also hosted arenas at festivals such as Lovebox, Eastern Electrics and Unknown and their extended day and night showcase during Sonar have become the stuff of legend.

The grass roots of the organisation are still very much in London where it continues to throw some of the most colourful, fun and musically on-point parties the capital plays host to, with everyone from Moodymann to Ricardo Villalobos to Four Tet representing, alongside a balanced program of cutting-edge talent.

On headline duties will be none other than secretsundaze regular Marcellus Pittman.

Marcellus "Malik" Pittman. When other children were playing combat with G.I. Joe action figures in the early 80’s, Detroit native Marcellus Pittman was playing his radio at maximum volume, listening to the sounds of “the Wizzard” and the “Electrifying Mojo”, in addition to the jazz outputs of Rosetta Hines.

Malik began his DJ pursuits for college parties, wedding receptions, “old school parties” in the early 90’s. In 1993, Malik released his initial work of production with local Hip-Hop collective “Home Grown”.

Shortly thereafter, he released “Essential Selections, Vol. 1” on the Sound Signature label, headed by Theo Parrish. In 1998, Malik forged a working relationship with Rick Wilhite, Theo Parrish and Kenny “Moodymann” Dixon, collectively known as the 3 Chairs. As production artists and selectors, they have helped to define an integral part of the Detroit sound. Malik’s sound has been around the Detroit and surrounding areas, as well as internationally, spanning Canada, the UK, Germany, Japan and Paris.

His dedication to production ushered the discontinuation of his latest residency with Northern Lights in Detroit. Malik is currently heading his own label, Unirhythm, which will release his upcoming projects.

Support from Ben Drayton, Heavenly DJs, James Greville, Declan Esau, Lupica & Karim, James Cripps, Zeus.