Sekrit is a composer, drummer, percussionist, beat maker and DJ. His sound fuses elements of hip-hop, electronica beats and rhythms whilst drawing inspiration from his spiritual journey.
His performances synthesises live hip-hop & experimental drumming, electronic sounds and tabla playing, curating rhythmic soundscapes, emotive melodies, hard hitting beats with authentic textures. The performance settings vary from upbeat club vibes to reflective moods that both bring an inspiring spiritual experience.
Sekrit’s music has received radio play from some of the top DJs in the UK. He has composed soundtracks for short films, dance performances and theatre which have included the trailer for 2017 BAFTA nominated film ‘Mouth Of Hell’, ‘One%’ at Breakin Convention 2020 and play ‘Custody’ directed by BAFTA award winner Gbemisola Ikumelo which received 5 star reviews and a UK tour. His music has also featured on Channel 4’s ‘How To Paint The Mona Lisa’, BBC News 24, Amazon Prime’s ‘The Grand Tour’ and hit show ‘Top Gear’.
Introduced to the drums at the age of 8. Developed his drumming under the tutelage of legendary drum teacher Bob Armstrong, going onto perform in some of the most renowned venues in the UK as well across Europe and Asia.
Sekrit found a love for hip-hop and drum n bass in the mid-90s. His interest in these artforms led him into DJing & producing beats under a previous alias for underground hip-hop artists. During this period he had DJ slots on BBC 1Xtra & Choice FM (now Capital Xtra).
In his later teens Sekrit became hooked on particular albums from The Roots, D’angelo, Erykah Badu and Common. One of the main reasons for this was the raw live drums, producing tight yet ‘human feel’ hip-hop beats. This along with being influenced by electronica music planted a seed for what was to come later, in bringing his beat-making and live drumming worlds together. As well as hip-hop, Sekrit grew up also listening to the likes of Radiohead, Bjork, Roni Size, Talvin Singh, Afro Celt and DJ Shadow.
2011 began a new adventure for Sekrit in learning the tabla. He was captivated by the instrument from his trip to India in addition to being exposed to Bollywood, Indian classical and fusion music years before, but after seeing Talvin Singh perform (with whom he later had lessons with), he decided to take up the instrument and implement it into his own music. This added a new dimension in expressing himself musically.
Sekrit will also be joined on stage by vocalist Wilderthorn who has worked with artists such as composer Nitin Sawhney, The London Bulgarian Choir and renowned electronic producer Max Cooper.