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Katie Barber

01/05/2017

Spiritland fave Katie brings the bank holiday grooves, so it's quality sounds guaranteed.

Patrick Bickerton

02/05/2017

Patrick plays rare funk, head nodding rock and sweet soul, whether surrounded by a posse of his gnomes in his Disco Shed or out in the world. Toetappers are guaranteed.

How labels, artists and platforms are reshaping the music business: with Courier magazine & Auntie Flo

03/05/2017

We welcome you to a night of discussion at Spiritland, hosted by Courier magazine

Stories of the music industry’s demise appear to have been greatly exaggerated. An encouraging picture has emerged in the last couple of years. Caius Pawson (Young Turks), Blaise Bellville (Boiler Room) and Alev Lenz (artist) swap stories and views and look ahead at what’s coming. Followed by a DJ set until late from Auntie Flo. Please note this is a ticketed event.

Photo: with thanks to Oliver Chesler

Crofton Black

04/05/2017

Crofton Black makes his Spiritland debut on Thursday night. A deep collector with a background in soundsystem culture, he’ll be playing music from Addis Ababa, Mali, London, Berlin and elsewhere. Vibes are guaranteed.

Pete Herbert

05/05/2017

Producer, DJ, record shop guru and good friend of Spiritland, Pete Herbert makes a most welcome return for a weekend-starting Friday session.

Sam Don

06/05/2017

Sam Don returns to Spiritland for a Saturday afternoon session filled by Balearic gems and pure sunshine soul.

Debora Ipekel

06/05/2017

Debora Ipekel, a familiar face from Sounds Of The Universe, joins us for for a night of global rhythms and melodies.

Rob Butler

07/05/2017

After a solid apprenticeship at Piccadilly Records, Rob Butler launched the celebrated vinyl-only Be With Records in 2010, reissuing long-lost albums on quality pressings. His DJ sets range from electro-funk, pop and R&B to dub and AOR. Come and hear his soulful Sunday selections.

Spiritland Talks: Dennis Bovell in conversation with Bill Brewster

07/05/2017

Barbados-born Dennis Bovell is Britain’s greatest ever reggae producer. Moving to the UK as a 12-year-old, by the time he became a teenager he was already heavily involved in the London music scene. As a musician he was experimenting with loops and also the use of sound frequencies in the cutting room, as well as running various bands and sound systems. His first significant group, Matumbi, which also included long-time collaborator Nick Bailey (aka Straker), patented a unique reggae sound that on songs like Point Of View managed to incorporate swing and somehow make it work.

Bovell was instrumental in a new British reggae sound, Lovers Rock, that lured the girls back to the dance as well as delivering a no. 2 hit for Janet Kay with Silly Games. His work as a producer brought him to the attention of dub-mad acts like all-girl group, The Slits, for whom he produced two albums, as well as working with the Pop Group, Madness, Orange Juice as well as a long-term relationship with dub-poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

We're delighted to host a night of conversation and music with Dennis and the author, journalist and DJ, Bill Brewster. Bass is guaranteed.

Kay Suzuki

08/05/2017

Once to be found either behind the turntables or in the kitchen at Dalston’s Brilliant Corners, Kay Suzuki is a selector of extraordinary quality and finesse. We welcome his return to Spiritland.

Ben Smith

09/05/2017

Ben Smith is best known for his long-running collaboration with Paul 'Mudd' Murphy, whose recent album Gorthleck has been on heavy rotation here since release. He'll be playing a set influenced by his love of kosmiche, Balearica, neo-folk, ambient, OSTs, deep synth patches and more.

Siofra McComb

10/05/2017

Having moved from Rotterdam to London Siofra McComb has expanded her vinyl collection in the best of record stores and graced the decks of some of the city's finer music establishments. With a strong jazz sensibility she selects her tunes with care and consideration, with a penchant for the smooth, the sultry and above all the spiritual uplift of solid sounds.

Portrait shot by De Z Van Zelda.

Jolyon Green

11/05/2017

Jolyon Green has ploughed a particularly distinctive and blissful musical path touching on all things both meditative and breezy. Music for the soul, from evening into night.

Simon Lee

12/05/2017

Faze Action's Simon Lee visits Spiritland with a bag of deep gems, touching on all things latin, cosmic, leftfield disco and rounded out with some utterly unclassifiable vibes.

Jim Irvin

13/05/2017

Former singer (Furniture), current songwriter (Lana Del Rey, Lissie etc.), and music journalist (MOJO) Jim rummages through a lifetime of records lovingly collected and comes up with anything from John Barry to Anderson .Paak, Bohannon to Caravan, yacht-rock to rock steady.

Damon Martin

13/05/2017

It's about time Damon Martin joined us for a session at Spiritland. The Disco Bloodbath selector comes through with disco, funk, analogue house music and more.

Julian Mash

14/05/2017

DJ, author, collector and chap around town Julian Mash plays a Sunday afternoon mix of freaky folk, groovy rock and vintage oddities.

Spiritland Talks: A night of Nick Drake with Joe Boyd & Pete Paphides

14/05/2017

Nick Drake's music never found its audience during his short life. Since his tragic death at 26 years old in 1974, his talent and influence has reverberated throughout the world of music in ever-increasing waves.

Record producer and writer Joe Boyd produced Nick Drake's first two albums and in this exclusive event, Joe talks to music journalist and radio presenter Pete Paphides about Nick's life and legacy, focussing in particular on his second album 'Bryter Layter', recorded in 1970 and released in March 1971.

The talks start at 7.30pm and are followed by a full album playback in silence on the Spiritland system at 9pm. Please note this is a ticketed event.

Tony Sylvester

15/05/2017

Tony Sylvester takes the rough with the smooth on a Monday evening at Spiritland. Expect something elegantly louche from this selector.

Charlie Bennett

16/05/2017

Charlie Bennett plays music from Africa, America, Europe, from the heart and the soul, and from his extensive record collection.

Nik Weston

17/05/2017

Nik Weston is the man behind the peerless Mukatsuku records, putting out a prolific amount of high quality music on vinyl since 2006. Expect rare gems and lost soul from African continent, Japan and further afield.

Jane Fitz

18/05/2017

Jane Fitz has done her thing musically for two decades, and finally everyone else has caught up. We're delighted to welcome one of London's deepest selectors to Spiritland for a night of meaningful music from the heart.

Severino

19/05/2017

Globetrotting party machine Severino joins us for a Friday night session. Jazz, soul, rhythm and blues, Italo and more in the bag for this one.

Chris Webb

20/05/2017

Chris Webb is the man behind Kalita Records, a record label that specialises in unearthing and re-releasing unknown and rare disco, soul and funk from across the world, especially from West Africa and the Caribbean. Come and hear his style on a Saturday afternoon session.

Kenneth Bager

20/05/2017

Another flying visit from Music For Dreams main man Kenneth Bager. Expect blissful music from start to finish from the Copenhagen don.

David Pickering

21/05/2017

David Pickering returns to Spiritland for a Sunday afternoon session of downtempo action.

Bleep43

21/05/2017

Bleep43 are some of the most forward-thinking creatives in the music world, putting on events ranging from Italo-heavy warehouse parties to experimental soundscapes in unique locations. Toby Frith is joined by friends for a mix of jazz, classical, ambient and melodic electronic experimental music.

Nick Huggett

22/05/2017

21st century record man Nick Huggett began his music career as a DJ and shop assistant at Mr Bongo before graduating to James Lavelle’s cult label Mo Wax to become an A&R man, over the last two decades he has been responsible for signing Dizzee Rascal, Wiley, MIA, Jack Penate, Adele, Alex Clare and Rizzle Kicks amongst others. His set radiates from Soho jazz to outer space taking in Brazil, psychedelia and funky outliers.

Matt Temple

23/05/2017

Matt Temple from Matsuli Records has been reissuing classic South African jazz on vinyl since 2010, this year putting out their 10th release. Get ready for a showcase of deep African jazz and more.

Hot Chip residency – Owen Clarke

24/05/2017

The baton is passed from one Hot Chip to another - this time it comes down to Owen Clarke to represent the Hot Chip family at their Spiritland residency. Deep cuts, unexpected moves and more. Entry is free, booking a table is advised though.

Harv Nagi

25/05/2017

With over 15 years behind the counter at Honest Jon’s Records in Portobello Road, and a collection that goes deep into the thousands, record collector and broadcaster Harv Nagi, touches on soul, funk, afrobeat and latin jazz for a Spiritland Thursday night session.

John Gómez

26/05/2017

Co-host of the super-sound Tangent parties with Nick The Record, with a show on NTS Radio and releases on Music From Memory label, John Gómez is a musical force with particularly high standards. Come and hear what he can do with his collection and our system.

Almo

27/05/2017

Almo - aka Alex Mitchell - makes his Spiritland return playing a warm mix jazz, soul and the mellower end of disco - strictly vinyl all the way. 

Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk

27/05/2017

Dan Tenor-City and Tom Funk are two selectors of distinction, with deep crates going into disco, funk, soul, latin jazz and more. Come and hear them stretch out musically on a Saturday night at Spiritland.

Matthieu Beck

28/05/2017

Matthieu Beck is a French musician, journalist and DJ based in London, and the man behind the very gentle Love In The Afternoon podcast dedicated to slow music to soundtrack minimal amounts of activity. Slow down your roll and get to know his style at Spiritland.

Nev Cottee album playback & Wonderfulsound DJs

28/05/2017

Nev Cottee's last album 'Strange News From The Sun' was a permanent fixture on the Spiritland turntable since its release. We're delighted to host the launch of his new album 'Broken Flowers' at Spiritland with a full playback and DJ set from Wonderfulsound DJs. Think Lee Hazlewood on a lost weekend in Mancunia.

Michelle Kelly

30/05/2017

Michelle Kelly comes armed with a record bag of immaculate selections tonight: downtempo, mid tempo, uptempo and always supremely satisfying and melodic in nature.

Earthboogie

31/05/2017

Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson’s Earthboogie is the musical incarnation of their love of all things intergalactic, cosmic, tribal and terrestrial. Afro-cosmic vibes meet where rock guitars, disco riffs, vintage synthesizers and heavy African drums, both in their DJ sets and in their analogue-heavy studio, The Control Room. Come and hear them in action at Spiritland.