A major presence on the UK festival circuit for over 15 years, the Secret Garden Party’s founder and impresario, The Head Gardener aka Freddie Fellowes, has always sought to push boundaries. In fact, he prefers to call this event a party rather than a festival to highlight his belief that each and every person who performs or attends is a participant, not a spectator.
To achieve this he prefers to remain independent and indeed Secret Garden Party is the largest, 100% independent, event in the UK. As a DJ he is in every sense what Tom Middleton has described as an ‘eclectrician’ – crate digging whilst unafraid to play the more familiar – He has graced a diverse a selection of shows; from NYC Fashion Week parties to The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury & following every sort of act; from Giles Peterson to Lady GaGa. How? By sticking to the golden rule of putting the crowd on the dance floor first.
The Get Down DJ’s
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Welcome to ” The Get Down ” a unique throwback experience for lovers of funk, ghetto funk, old school hip-hop and soulful, funk re-edits and house beats. Dress up, hustle your crew, fluff that fur and join us as we Get Down to the sounds of Marvin Gaye, Run DMC, The Sugarhill Gang, Mark Ronson, Blackstreet, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Jayl Funk, Funkerman, and many more.
JEWS FOR TECHNO
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Jews For Techno AKA J40 is the shared custody lovechild of Dancey Yudelowitz and Chaim Dropabasssky.
Yudelowitz, came to the country seeking fame & fortune and stumbled right into the golden dreadlocks of Dropabassky in the hazy summer of 2013. Their path through the musical realm has been what one would expect from two men filled with hummus and unencumbered by the rational laws of melody and respect for the art form – wild, free and slightly nutty.
Dropabasssky, a multi-instrumentalist and miraculously, still a very good lawyer, has always been deeply entrenched in a love for a rhythm, but it is the forceful and relentless pushing of his number one passion, Mariah Carey on any poor soul who gravitates into his frenzied 90’s-fueled orbit which has cemented him in the hearts of moms and girlfriends world over.
Pivotal in their ascension through the ranks of any number of other Afrika Burn DJ’s has been Yudelowitz’s unwavering dedication to J40. His constant presence at gigs, band practice and on-stage technical DJing ability is matched by no living human being. A supreme hype man, one can almost at times, hear and understand what he’s actually saying.
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Renowned beat-masher, music-collector and lover of good times, DJ Toby2shoes has kick-started more parties than african politicians have back-pocketed government funds.
With a wide range of music, from afrobeat & downtempo to techno & electronic, his deep techhy sets blend sounds from dusty beer-lined bar-rooms and sweaty dancehalls the world over.
He is no stranger to some of the best festivals and events throughout Southern Africa and beyond.