SecondCity will be headlining the official after-party for the warehouse show that MK and Hannah Wants are set to headline in Southampton on the 15th March. The after-party will run from 3am till 8am and will be a ticket-only event (you can’t pay on the door). The promoters say that “the after-party is about the party people, we have to put a small door charge to help the venue power through this late and cover costs”.
Update: The venue has now been announced (UNIT) and the full lineup is as follows: SecondCity, Gary Bennetton, Boulé & Knight, ThemAgen, Gavin Foord & Charlie Fox, and George Francis & Jakuzé.
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Hailing from both the UK and Chicago it is no surprise that SecondCity has rhythms and grooves flowing through his veins. Over the last twelve months SecondCity has quickly established himself as one of the most talked about newcomers in electronic music. After all, it is not every day that in your first year of music production you release on labels as revered as Strictly Rhythm and Saints And Sonnets. In June 2013, the much-hyped four track EP, “The Story”, was released on Huxley’s Saint’s And Sonnets imprint, and reached the dizzy heights of the Beatport Top 10 Deep House charts. This release was closely followed with the honor of remixing Miami Rockers for seminal US house label Strictly Rhythm.
Throughout 2013, SecondCity continued to show everyone that his finger was firmly on the musical pulse, as demonstrated by his and Route 94’s sublime edit of “Freak Like Me”. With releases such as this a mainstay in the record bags of many of the scenes major players, SecondCity soon found Skream, Disclosure and MK all championing his 90s house sound. Combine such DJ endorsement with Radio 1 support from tastemakers as varied as MistaJam, Annie Mac, Alice Levine & Phil Taggart, Skream and Zane Lowe, the high regard that SecondCity is held in by his peers is clear to see.
If 2013 turned out to be the breakthrough year for SecondCity, then 2014 is shaping up to be every bit as successful and exhilarating. Production wise, SecondCity has just released “I Enter” on the Dirtybird BBQ compilation, while the anthemic, “I Wanna Feel” single is pencilled for release on Ministry Of Sound later this year, with further studio sessions lined up with some of the most up and coming producers around.
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