The Balearic Social main man returns to Spiritland for an afternoon session jam packed with blissed out goodness.
Derek’s Island Discs with Count Skylarkin
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, from 5pm.
We're delighted to welcome Shigeto to Spiritland for a rare UK appearance - across three albums and 4 EPs, he's come to define the sound of his record label Ghostly, crafting atmospheric and moving soundscapes in the space where hiphop meets electronica. Get down early for this Sunday session.
DrumTalk & Matt Sewell (A Crushing Glow) – EP release party
We're delighted to host an evening of music from London producer DrumTalk to celebrate the release of his latest EP on Matt Sewell's A Crushing Glow imprint, a label dedicated to all things melodic, psychedelic and cosmic. Come and hear him and Matt in session.
SPIRITLAND TALKS: How Music Came Out
The next episode of Spiritland Talks is devoted to the secret history of gay culture in music.
In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act that kickstarted the political, social and cultural acceptance of homosexuality, Horse Meat Disco DJ Luke Howard talks to Martin Aston, author of Breaking Down The Walls Of Heartache: How Music Came Out, about the queer pioneers of popular music, many of whom have still not been recognised for their extraordinary bravery, honesty and killer tunes. Join us for a night of music, talk and celebration from 6pm.
Guy Williams has a long and glorious pedigree in house music, stretching back to the infamous nights at The Hacienda, Vague in Leeds, Trash in Sheffield and even the legendary TDK Festival here in King's Cross. Come and hear what inspires him away from the dancefloor. on this Tuesday evening session.
Producer and DJ Aroop Roy is a key tastemaker in the UK's eclectic electronic scene, blending organic elements of jazz, afro, latin and funk with the deeper edge of house and disco on a variety of labels including Gamm, Basic Fingers, Freestyle and his own imprint Kampana. Come and hear him in action at Spiritland.
Soul Of A Nation – closing party
Soul Of A Nation: Art In The Age Of Black Power at Tate Modern is one of the most powerful exhibitions of 2017, a landmark show with a timely message. We're thrilled to join up with Tate Modern to host the closing party for the show along at Spiritland with music from no less than four selectors: Stuart Baker (Sounds Of The Universe), Andwot (Touching Bass), Jean-Claude (If Music) and Zakia. Get down early.