Radio

Steve KIW

01/04/2017

Steve KIW joins us for the first time in King's Cross to play the groovy stuff - funk, soul, disco and Balearic rarities.

Adventures In Paradise

01/04/2017

Katie Barber and Michelle Kelly take us into Saturday night with a superbly crafted selection of vinyl delights.

Matt Timms

02/04/2017

Matt Timms kicks off our Sunday session and comes equipped with a bag brimming with downtempo and blissed out gems. The perfect afternoon soundtrack awaits.

Mixmaster Morris

02/04/2017

Ambient guru Mixmaster Morris returns to Spiritland. Come and take a trip into deep space territory.

An Unbound Night Out: How Do You Write About Music?

03/04/2017

We are proud to announce a new bi-monthly night of culture, music and conversation with the iconoclastic publishers, Unbound.

Each night we will gather to discuss a particular question or idea followed by music and drinking. For the first instalment Unbound authors Tot Taylor (The Story of John Nightly) and Martine McDonagh (Narcissism for Beginners) are joined by the Times chief rock critic and author Will Hodgkinson, journalist and author Laura Barton and journalist and author Barney Hoskyns to discuss the question of How Do You Write About Music?

Tickets are priced at £6 advance, which includes a £10 off voucher to use on the Unbound site.

Jackson Mico

04/04/2017

Jackson Mico is co-founder of Pique-nique Records, and his sets explore spiritual jazz, 70’s Brazilian pop, soul, through to House and upfront sounds from London, New York, his homeland of Australia and anywhere else. The vibe is soulful, cutting edge, warm and always rooted in jazz.

Tim Garcia

05/04/2017

Tim Garcia is the creative force behind Música Macondo, a website focusing on Jazz, Hip Hop, Latin and West African sounds. He brings his global worldview to Spiritland - an ever-changing shape of music from around the world; its roots, sounds, and influences.

Ian Dewhirst’s Mastercuts Without Boundaries

06/04/2017

With 45 years at the sharp end of dance music, and an untouchable heritage in music that stretches back to a residency at the Wigan Casino during the golden age of Northern Soul, Ian is one of the UK’s premier musical authorities, also creating the influential 'Mastercuts' series. Ian explores his collection throughout his bi-monthly residency at Spiritland, touching on pretty much the complete spectrum of black and dance music from 1965 to 1990.

Mr Bongo presents Arthur Verocai half-speed master playback

07/04/2017

As part of RSD 2017 Mr Bongo release a very special edition of Arthur Verocai’s seminal 1972 self-titled classic LP – half-speed mastered at Abbey Road by Miles Showell. Spiritland are delighted to host the exclusive first playback, with DJ support from David ‘Mr Bongo’ Buttle, Mark GV Taylor, Graham Luckhurst and Gareth Stephens.

Champagne Funk & ATLAS

08/04/2017

Come and feel the solid gold vibes of Champagne Funk and his guest ATLAS on a Saturday afternoon. Music from the soul, for the soul.

Guy Dermosessian (Kalakuta Soul Records)

08/04/2017

From Beirut to Germany, Guy Dermosessian from Bochum-based Kalahuta Soul Records is one of the deepest collectors out there. We're delighted to welcome him to Spiritland for his debut visit on a Saturday night touching on disco, soul, Turkish funk and rare global sounds

Iko Chérie

09/04/2017

Bordeaux born and raised but now based in London, Iko Chérie, also known as Marie Merlet plays gentle, breathy pop music influenced by Serge Gainsbourg, Francoise Hardy, doo-wop, bossanova and more. Come and take a load off.

Derek’s Island Discs with Count Skylarkin & Wrongtom

09/04/2017

Count Skylarkin' shared numerous DJ booths, dancefloors and pints with his friend and mentor, the much missed DJ Derek. Derek's family has left the Count a priceless and precious memento - the entirety of his music collection on MiniDisc. These discs have travelled the country, igniting dancefloors and shebeens for years, filled with reggae, dub, ska, rock & roll, swing, jive and more. Count Skylarkin' will be playing them and talking about the legacy of Derek's life along with friend, DJ and reggae authority Wrongtom.

Joe Lye

10/04/2017

Joe Lye finally makes it to the turntables at Spiritland for a night of easy grooves. A familiar face at London's more discerning DJ booths, expect a journey through psych rock, balearic, new beat and more

Dean Rudland

11/04/2017

Acid Jazz, Fania, Ace Records, Blue Note and beyond - the legendary compilier Dean Rudland joins us for a Tuesday night of classy vinyl action.

Apiento & Andrew Hale

12/04/2017

Test Pressing's Apiento is a day one friend of Spiritland and a selector of distinction. He's joined once again by Andrew Hale from Sade for a night of rhythm and melody.

The Mighty Zaf

13/04/2017

Behind the turntables and behind the numerous compilations, Zaf has always been a leading force in musical curation with a peerless record collection. He’ll be sharing some highlights of it during this late night session.

Bradley Zero, Zakia, anu & Z Lovecraft (Rhythm Section)

14/04/2017

Peckham's finest Rhythm Section come through en masse with an allstars Easter special lineup. Bradley Zero and Zakia made their mark when they played at Spiritland last year, this time they're joined by kindred spirits anu and Z Lovecraft.

Simon Martin

15/04/2017

Spiritland welcome back Simon for an afternoon packed with sunshine grooves and funky folk. Unmissable.

Manu Archeo

15/04/2017

Manu runs Archeo Recordings, a reissue record label that bring old, lost, obscure - and forgotten - gems of Italian music of the 70s and 80s back to life. Join him for an inspired trip into music that means something.

Joe Morris

16/04/2017

With releases on Balearic Social, Melodica and IsitBalearic Recordings with forthcoming music on Archeo Recordings, Joe Morris definitely feels like part of the family. Come and hear what he's about on this Sunday session.

Ulrich Schnauss

16/04/2017

From shoegaze to ambient, psych to deep electronica, Ulrich Schnauss joins us for a night of cosmic bliss.

Stuart M Lowndes (Disqueo)

17/04/2017

Stuart touches down on Easter Monday for his long overdue Spiritland debut. Expect an afternoon filled with all manner of classy vinyl delights.

Rod & Stuart

17/04/2017

Spiritland welcome this wonderful couple of music obsessives whose taste is as varied as their record collection is enviable. An evening of musical wonders awaits.

Jean-Claude

18/04/2017

The man behind the music, Jean-Claude is the creative force behind If Music on D'Arblay Street, supplying many of London's premiere musicians and DJs with their inspiration. Come and hear what moves him on a Tuesday night at Spiritland.

Martin Green

19/04/2017

We are honoured to invite Martin Green to Spiritland, the creative force behind the pioneering club Smashing, guiding hand on over 25 compilations of soundtrack, jazz and lounge obscurities and DJ at private parties at all the swingingest hotspots in London Town and beyond. Beyond cool.

Leonidas

20/04/2017

Leonidas joins us for a debut outing on the Spiritland sound system. His music collection stretches far and wide so expect unknown treats.

Joe Goddard album launch & DJ set

21/04/2017

The time has come. Hot Chip and Two Bears dude Joe Goddard reveals his new album 'Electric Lines' at Spiritland with a playback and DJ set from the main man and friends. Book a table or get down early as it's likely to be busy.

BBC Radio 3 present Record Review live from Spiritland

22/04/2017

This year Record Store Day falls on Saturday 22 April. 2017 is also the sixtieth birthday year of BBC Radio 3’s Record Review. So on 22 April the programme and presenter Andrew McGregor will be celebrating RSD 2017 by leaving their Broadcasting House studio and broadcasting live from Spiritland.

The programme will feature Building a Library on Mahler’s epic ‘Resurrection’ symphony, as well a round-up of some of the latest releases -- plus we'll be playing select releases on our Kuzma turntable. Tickets are free but very limited and available from 9.30am, Monday 20th March.

Prince: Forever In My Life with The Mighty Zaf

22/04/2017

It's been one year since an elemental force in our musical universe left us. The Mighty Zaf (Lovevinyl) pays tribute to the greatest of them all with old and new, anthems and obscurities from His Royal Badness.

Jeff O’Toole

23/04/2017

Jeff brings the Eighty Six listening experience to Spiritland once again. Expect a wonderful world of records sourced from far and wide.

DJ Food

23/04/2017

DJ Food aka Strictly Kev is back at Spiritland for another deep journey into his insane record collection. Join us.

Jeff Mills ‘Planets’ album launch in 5.1 surround sound – plus Toby Frith

24/04/2017

Jeff Mills’ work has always been at the intersection between music, contemporary art, pop culture and design and always close to the field of science fiction.

On April 7th, Jeff Mills will release his new album, Planets on Axis Records. An album and live performance describing the nine planets of our Solar System, inspired by the 1918 classical score of Gustav Holst’s 'The Planets'. The score was arranged by Sylvain Griotto, performed by the Porto Philharmonic Orchestra in June 2015, conducted by Christophe Mangou, mixed by Jonathan Allen at Abbey Road Studios, London and mastered by Darcy Proper at Wisseloord Studios, Holland. It is released in HD surround 5.1 for Blu-Ray Audio, and stereo for CD and vinyl formats.

We're delighted to host a private Planets listening session with 5.1 surround sound system at Spiritland, King’s Cross with just 25 tickets available for sale.

The playback is followed by a DJ set by Toby Frith (bleep43)

Photograph by Jacob Khrist

Jack Sellen

25/04/2017

Jack takes a break from restoring his pub-on-wheels to bring his Tuesday night selection to Spiritland. Expect groovy country, mellow rock, finger-picking delights and much more.

Jonny Trunk

26/04/2017

The inimitable Jonny Trunk mines his collection for black gold for his most welcome return to Spiritland. Expect pop music from the 1950s, honking big bands, swinging OSTs and rare, groovy jazz.

Dan Bean

27/04/2017

Record collector and musical aficionado Dan Bean (bleep43) makes a welcome return to Spiritland with a chilled and eclectic set touching on jazz, soul and dub.

Raf Rundell

28/04/2017

It's about time the great Raf Rundell came and did his thing at our place. There's no limits to what one of Two Bears and all of Selfie Boy will be bringing to this Friday night session. Come and hear for yourself.

Andy Taylor

29/04/2017

Resident DJ and deckchair attendant at the uber-balearic Sunday gathering We Are The Sunset finally makes it to Spiritland with a record bag of goodies. Let's get lost.

Nancy Noise

29/04/2017

Nancy Noise is no stranger to playing music late into the night in King's Cross. This time however, it includes a trip around the world, delving deep into her collection of latin music, jazz, acoustic and more. Get down early, stay late.

Rob Smoughton

30/04/2017

Rob Smoughton aka Black Peaches aka Grovesnor aka that guy in Hot Chip is one of our favourite selectors since day one. Expect tropical funk, rock, kraut, country and western, boogie and blues from this unstoppable musical force.

A Celebration of Earth, Wind & Fire with DJs Chris Philips & Kyri

30/04/2017

A night to celebrate the majesty of Earth, Wind and Fire - a group that dominated the singles and album charts throughout the 1970s with a mix of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, Latin and African influences under the firm guiding hand of the late Maurice White. Come and feel the raw power of the elements at Spiritland on a Sunday night with Chris Phillips (Jazz FM) and Kyri (R2 Records)