Sharam on the controls for one of the final events at The Secret Factory.EXPAND
Sharam on the controls for one of the final events at The Secret Factory.
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The Secret Factory Cancels All 2018 Events, But Promises to Return

For the past two years, The Secret Factory has established itself as Dallas’ go-to techno cathedral. Literally.

Some of dance music’s most respected DJs ran the controls from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. there, then the space was cleaned and reorganized for 8 a.m. church service. Artists such as Audiojack, Anna, Deborah De Luca and Sharam performed at the nightclub-church hybrid situated in a gated business park on Walnut Hill. Its roster of performers was impressive for any venue but especially for a small underground venue.

As part of its two-year anniversary celebration, Secondcity was on the slate for this Saturday, and the legend Carl Craig was scheduled to perform Saturday, Sept. 8. DJ Tennis, another impressive booking, was scheduled for Friday, Sept. 21. These and all remaining 2018 will not happen.

“I am a family man and will always put my family first over everything else," says Murad Gastelum, founder and CEO of Cross Border Warriors. "My mother is in the hospital and needs all my attention. Sadly, I cannot manage my daily work, be there for my mom and operate Cross Border Warriors. I’ve decided to stop until further notice. I hope everyone understands my situation.”

Sounds like prayers are needed — perhaps the congregation that worships at The Secret Factory venue can send a few up.

In a Facebook post, Cross Border Warriors promised to refund all presale ticket purchases.

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