Secrets Held

A 5 track organic house ep (29m 26s) — released June 11th 2021 on Dimensions Recordings

Dimensions Recordings present the third single from Charles Webster's highly-acclaimed 2020 album, 'Decision Time'. Following on from 'The Spell' (which featured Ingrid Chavez and a remix from Burial) and 'This Is Real' (featuring Shara Nelson, best known for her work with Massive Attack), here we have an all-new set of versions of the track 'Secrets Held', featuring Emilie Chick on vocals.

Operating in house music since the mid '80s, Charles Webster is revered as something like the producer's producer, spoken about in the same breath as Larry Heard or Ron Trent amongst the DJ cognoscenti, releasing music over the years under 30 different pseudonyms with over 500 remixes.

'Decision Time' is Charles' first solo, studio album since 2001's 'Born On The 24th July'. It features an array of guest vocalists that Charles has previously worked with throughout his enviable career, including Terra Deva, Sio, Thandi Draai and Sipho.

'Secrets Held' is another dish of brooding, ethereal downtempo vibes, again illustrating the depth of the album's soundscapes, accompanied by the vocals of Emilie Chick. The French-American singer won Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Festival Talent Search just over a decade ago, ahead of releasing a brilliant album entitled 'This is Emilie Chick Speaking'.

As well as the album version, this EP includes a new stripped-down remix from Charles himself, and a luscious remake from revered New York electronic music maker, Francis Harris. Both new versions maintaining the down-low tempo of the original. The set also includes a new remix of the first single, 'The Spell' with Prince muse / Madonna songwriter, Ingrid Chavez; this time round a starker, more-minimal interpretation courtesy of Mat Jarvis aka High Skies.

A new generation of ears are about to discover the influential underground sound of Charles Webster.

'Secrets Held' is released digitally on Dimensions Recordings, June 11th 2021 with the album 'Decision Time' out on all formats now.

"As if Everything But The Girl, Larry Heard and Womack & Womack decided to merge musical ideas in the studio…" Billboard, USA.

  • Kudos happily ship all items worldwide.
  • Shipping costs and delivery times are available here.
  • UK items are sent tracked as standard at no extra cost.
  • We aim to dispatch orders placed before 2pm on the same day.
  • We are unable to ship orders on weekends or Bank Holidays.
  • If you purchase a pre-order item amongst an order of in-stock releases, we will typically hold your order until all items are in ready to send.
  • Although we use all reasonable means to ensure that your order is delivered within a specified time, we cannot accept any responsibility for late deliveries due to circumstances outside of our control. We will do our best to inform you of any unexpected delay.