Weekend resident DJ Almo spins a laidback and truly global Sunday afternoon soundtrack here at Spiritland.
Matthew Halsall (Gondwana Records)
Matthew Halsall is one of the UK's leading figures in jazz. As a composer, producer, trumpeter, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records, Matthew has become a cultural catalyst for modern music, combining his love of spiritual jazz, deep electronica and crafted songwriting across a series of albums.
We're delighted to welcome him to Spiritland for a monthly residency where he'll be exploring his musical world in depth and breadth.
Spiritland Legends: Kraftwerk – Hosted by John Doran
Quite simply the most influential electronic band of all time, Kraftwerk created musical echoes which continue to resonate around the world in techno, house, electro, ambient, psych and pop.
Journalist, author, DJ and Kraftwerk obsessive John Doran is your host for a night of nothing but Kraftwerk, ringing out loud and proud on the Spiritland soundsystem all night long.
Spiritland Screen: Studio 54 plus afterparty
After our riotous Italo Disco night in May, we're teaming up with the Everyman Cinema for a monthly night to celebrate films we love, some followed by intimate afterparties back here. The first in the series is a late night screening of the long-awaited Studio 54 documentary (2018, Director: Matt Tyrnauer) playing on Saturday 7th July.
Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70's hedonism - a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two friends from Brooklyn, seemed to come out of nowhere to suddenly preside over a new kind of New York society.
Now, 39 years after the velvet rope was first slung across the club’s hallowed threshold, a feature documentary tells the real story behind the greatest club of all time.
The screening at Everyman King's Cross is followed by an afterparty back at ours with music from Sheffield legend Solid State playing beneath the disco ball until 3am. Get your tickets and get ready to get down.
Emmanuel Dalton aka Sumosui is a global music researcher, vinyl trader and DJ. His unflinching dedication to the unearthing and acquisition of aural splendour is unceasing. Returned from Africa to begin his European summer tour, we're delighted to host Emmanuel for this special evening of Afro tropical electronica, Balearic percussive soundscapes and assorted global vinyl treasures.
DJ, producer and label boss Charles Webster is synonymous with superbly crafted, deeply melodic electronic music on labels including Remote, Love From San Francisco and his current project Miso Records. On Saturday night at Spiritland he shares his lifelong passion for finding the perfect groove.
Andrew and Richard Good Block have been running classy events across the capital for countless years and have guested at many of Europe’s finest radio stations, festivals and clubs. Synth, soul and electronic music in all it's forms will go down for this Saturday night session.
J Jazz Masterclass with Tony Higgins & Mike Peden
To mark the first vinyl reissue of the legendary 'Tachibana' LP on 27th July, co-compilers of the groundbreaking BBE 'J Jazz' compilation, Tony Higgins and Mike Peden curate a night of spiritual jazz, fusion, Latin and rare funk here at Spiritland.
Spiritland Talks: Tom Dixon (sold out)
Spiritland is teaming up with New London Architecture for a series of talks with the creative forces who have transformed King's Cross, starting with the leading British designer Tom Dixon.
Having dropped out of the Chelsea School of Art to play bass in the band “Funkapolitan”, Tom Dixon began teaching himself first to weld, then to produce furniture.
Tom rose to prominence and by the 1990’s, was a household name in the design field, serving as Head of Design at Habitat and later Creative Director. In 2000, Tom's work was formally awarded OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, before settling up his own design company in 2002, which includes an architectural interior design practice, Design Research Studio.
The evening starts at the Tom Dixon studio and shop, before heading to Spiritland for a night of music and conversation. The ticket price includes a welcome drink and three course meal, with one third of the price going to the Hendy/Murray Fund, which champions diversity and accessibility in architectural training.
Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)
Cherrie has been a fixture on London's underground and black music scenes for over a decade and having previously worked at Soul Jazz Records as A&R, and buyer for their record shop Sounds Of The Universe, her knowledge and passion for the rarest of grooves is unparalleled.