Our man Miché sets the tone nicely for one groovy afternoon of music at Spiritland. Sundays have never sounded so good.
Glyn 'Bigga' Bush has been making music for over two decades, frequently in the space where dub reggae meets beat-driven electronica, with projects including the Magic Drum Orchestra, Lightning Head and Rockers Hi Fi. Come and hear him on his Spiritland debut where we set the subs to MAX.
Hollick & Gabriel Szatan
Hollick & Gabriel Szatan share a love of prettiness, colour and melody in music which led them to crystallise their friendship with a label, party and sometime radio show called No Bad Days. Their taste and DJ style knows no boundaries, so this promises to be a special evening of music.
BBC RADIO 3 EXPOSURE & JAPAN SOUND PORTRAIT LIVE
An evening of truly transportive sounds awaits you at Spiritland. Curated by BBC Radio 3 Late Junction presenter and Japan Sound Portrait co-founder Nick Luscombe, this evening shines a spotlight on three leading lights of modern Japanese electronic and experimental music.
Hatis Noit is a vocal performer inspired by Japanese classical music, opera, chanting and avant-garde and pop vocalists. Her debut EP is released on Erased Tapes on March 23rd.
Paris based Japanese artist Tomoko Sauvage uses water-filled porcelain bowls and hydrophones (underwater microphones) for her subtle and serene electro-acoustic performances and compositions.
The lineup is completed by a rare live UK performance from MimiCof AKA Kyoto-born musician Midori Hirano who explores experimental music and detailed rhythmic patterns.
DJ sets by Nick Luscombe. Presented by Verity Sharp for BBC Radio 3 Exposure.
Doors at 6.30pm with performances starting at 7.30pm. Entrance is open to all after the live performances finish at 9.30pm
DJ, promoter and producer Rich Reason is one of Mancunia's prime musical movers. As a day one resident of the magnificent Warehouse Project and manager and chief cat-wrangler of LEVELZ crew, his sound defies definition - his DJ sets take in everything from jazz to juke to jungle and beyond.
Hailing from San Francisco, DF Tram is a leading figure in the North American downtempo electronic scene. Deep digging and heavy preparation goes into his sprawling and eclectic DJ sets, and his production work can be found on projects including The Sound Capsule, Jump/Cut and The Ambi-Sonic Collective. Lie down and be counted.
Spiritland Legends: Diana Ross – Hosted by Luke Howard
'You got a pedestal and put me on it.' We are thrilled to announce the latest in our series of all night sessions dedicated to the work of one artist. On the 18th April, Luke Howard of Horse Meat Disco fame hosts a night to celebrate the life and music of Miss Diana Ross. From her early days with The Supremes, to the decade-defining disco hits of the 1970s to the 80s pop stage and beyond, Luke digs into Ms Ross's 25 studio albums and 91 singles for his personal favourites.
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.
Brother Sanjiv is the founder of The Secret List record shop guides/travelogues and an experienced music journalist. He brings his eclectic and global selections to Spiritland for the first time featuring music collected from writing the follow-up book “it’s better to travel”.