Yesterday Secret 7" returned after a year's hiatus, The event, established in 2012 by Kevin King and UCLan alumni Jordan Stokes, takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl.
Creatives from around the world are then invited to interpret the tracks in their own style for every 7”. All in all 700 unique sleeves are exhibited before going on sale on a first come first serve basis. The money raised is given to a selected charity, this year the mental health charity Mind.
Since 2012 they have produced 3,500 one-of-a-kind records for 35 different tracks. Raising over £175,000 for great causes.
Whilst open to the general public the event also invites renowned and respected creatives from around the world to participate too. In its five years, the event has attracted renowned and respected creatives such as David Shrigley, Jenny Holzer, Ai Weiwei, Anish Kapoor, Paul Smith, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Gilbert & George, Yoko Ono, Julian Opie and Peter Blake.
The tracks this year are:
Help – London Grammar
I Saved the World Today – Eurythmics
The Clash – I'm Not Down
No Surface or Feeling – Manic Street Preachers
Damaged – Primal Scream
Love You Should Have Come Over – Jeff Buckley
Castles Made of Sand – Jimmy Hendrix
Secret 7" is open to anyone. Submit away here.
The deadline is 24 April 2018. Get cracking.