Radio

Derrick Gee

01/10/2018

Derrick's a selector from Sydney, now residing in London.

A serious fan of spiritual jazz, noodling blues, 70's dream pop and gut-wrenching soul, he's a resident on NTS Radio and formerly a host on Brussels' LDBK, making a name for himself blending far-flung gems with much-adored classics.

Lucid Stannard

02/10/2018

Resident and founder of Lucy's Disco and female-centric Womb 2, Lucid Stannard has been spreading her wings rapidly throughout the UK, Berlin, the Med and even Uganda.

Spotted by London’s party heavyweights Percolate in early 2016, they gave her a slot on their stage at Secret Garden Party festival and since then she's played with the likes of John Morales, A Guy Called Gerald, Rune Lindbæk and Mark E to name a few, at parties such as Gottwood, Secret Garden Party, Festival No 6, Love International, Percolate, Future Boogie, Locomotive and the Good Life.

As well as a monthly show on Balamii Radio, Lucid has also recorded mixes for Rinse FM and Slothboogie, who said of her recently, "a definite one to keep your eyes and ears open for".

Leonidas

03/10/2018

Man of many musical talents Leonidas graces us with his presence once again.

Jazz, gospel, music with soul. It's all here.

Emanative

04/10/2018

Producer, drummer, percussionist and DJ Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative has produced records for Brownswood, On The Corner, Ninja Tune and most recently a double gatefold LP for Jazzman.

He's also a trustee of Gilles Peterson’s Steve Reid Foundation along with Four Tet and Floating Points, among others.

Whilst his productions have been rooted mainly in deep and spiritual jazz, his eclectic taste and vinyl selections cover all corners of the globe and all genres. Expect all manner of earthly delights from the deep and diverse to the strange and funky.

Ilija Rudman

05/10/2018

Ilija's been a leading force in the underground disco and house scene for the past 15 years as a producer and DJ.

Bringing together his love for pure analogue sound and disco/boogie, his 12" productions are great reminders of Prelude, West End and late Salsoul.

In the studio, he's collaborated with heavyweights such as Greg Wilson, Faze Action, Chaz Jankel and The Brand New Heavies to name a few.

Ilija's discography runs deep, with more than 70 worldwide vinyl releases on various dance and balearic-focused labels. Come and see what he's about.

Ricardo Paris

06/10/2018

Weekend resident-for-a-reason Ricardo eases us from afternoon to evening with an all-vinyl selection of worldwide jazz, soul, gospel, funk and more.

A regular opportunity to enjoy choice records from a deep, deep collection.

ELLES

06/10/2018

ELLES is a DJ, artist & producer from London with residencies on Radio Quantica (Lisbon) and Netil Radio.

With current releases on Berlin imprint Love On The Rocks and South London label Ears Have Eyes she and can be found playing regularly across London and Europe.

Miché

07/10/2018

Starting out behind two turntables at the age of 14, Michael 'Miché' Davies is a serial crate digger and DJ with a passion for remarkable music.

A Spiritland resident, he enjoys nothing more than genre-spanning marathon sets, with records played from all across the globe. As a radio broadcaster he hosts his radio show the Four Corners Record Club on Bloop London delving further into all sides of his eclectic record collection on a monthly basis.

Miché has seen a rise in demand for his work in the past few years featuring at some of the top spaces across Europe, playing the Rainbow Venues in Birmingham, hosting a slot on Brussels' Kiosk Radio and El Dorado festival being personal highlights. Whether on the radio show or in the club Miché always demonstrates an eclectic and vibrant taste in global music – from Sun Ra to Robert Hood, Gilberto Gil to Idris Muhammad.

Spiritland Talks: KPM All Stars

07/10/2018

We're honoured to host three luminaries of the library music scene – Alan Hawkshaw, Brian Bennett and John Cameron – who'll be discussing the history made between them in creating some of the world's most iconic TV theme tunes, film scores and library productions in this rare and intimate chat session.

King of the swingers Jonny Trunk – who else? – is your host for the night.

Get ready for some blazing drums and fierce horns from the KPM catalogue on the big system.

Spiritland Talks: The Radiophonic Workshop

08/10/2018

To celebrate their first ever film score (Possum, 2018) the Radiophonic Workshop are joined by its director Matthew Holness to discuss the film, the score and their pivotal role in British electronic music and keeping the Radiophonic Workshop name alive after 60 years of deep musical – and technological – creativity, exploration and invention.

Expect rare and unheard versions, dissected clips from the film and the incredible tale of how the sounds of outer space that now pervade our minds actually emerged from a backroom studio in Maida Vale.

Ashley Casselle

09/10/2018

A veteran of the dance scene, producer and DJ Ashley Casselle has played at the world’s most prestigious venues including Space in Ibiza, LA's Giant and Womb in Japan.

He's toured the USA and Russia extensively, played on stellar lineups at the world’s best events, had his own room at Bedrock, played at premium UK summer events and made it into the ever-controversial DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll. He’s even had his photograph in the National Portrait Gallery as part of a DJ coffee table book.

Come and hear Ashley play some of the the forward-thinking, lush electronica that he's made a career of.

Mark Limb

11/10/2018

Keep the summer going on this October Thursday – as the Electric Disco's Mark Limb sets the controls for the heart of the sun, with something for everyone.

He'll be walking the golden balearic tightrope as per – blissfully zoning out those wanting a cosmic one, while also pushing through an upbeat disco-led undercurrent for those looking for more.

Nick Shearer

12/10/2018

It's deep balearic grooves all night long as we welcome back south coastin' Nick Shearer.

Iko Chérie

13/10/2018

Sunday favourite Marie – nom de guerre Iko Chérie – is back, bringing more of her premium French rooted, pop-tinged, laid back and breezy selections.

Johnny Reckless

13/10/2018

Radio DJ and London soul scene veteran Johnny has held residencies at many of the capital's most vibrant clubs, spinning and championing music of black origin for many decades.

An evening of rare grooves awaits.

Numero Group: Factory Outlet Tour ft. Guest DJs

14/10/2018

Numero Group, one of North America's finest reissue labels, are bringing their popular Factory Outlet Tour from downtown Chicago to Spiritland all day on Sunday 14th October.

Rummage through thousands of overstock LPs, 45s, CDs and more from their vast catalogue at special prices in between cocktails and guest DJs throughout the day:

Dean Rudland
Alec Palao (Ace Records)
The-Unknown
Rich Machin (Soulsavers)

Plus a special guest.

Avi Del Mono

15/10/2018

Malaga-raised Avi has nurtured an acquired taste over the years. His aptly-named Hear No Evil show on NTS & Radar Radio has become a landing spot for hip-hop, jazz, soul and warm electronica – nothing but good music that steers away from the mainstream.

Now residing in London, the part-time photographer has worked alongside influential communities including Boiler Room, NTS and Livin' Proof.

Eastern Front

16/10/2018

Still beaming after their recent set at legendary Pikes in Ibiza, the lovely fellas from E17-based DJ collective Eastern Front Soundsystem bring back their distinctive take on breezy balearica and eclectic worldwide sounds for this Tuesday night session.

Ambient Casserole

17/10/2018

Marissa Cetin (Resident Advisor) and partner Tim Anderson bring their monthly show to Spiritland, throwing a few beats in too.

Anticipate an autumnal evening of livelier-than-ambient jazz, drone, synth and house sounds.

Jon Tye

18/10/2018

Though we already knew of Jon through his work with Pete Fowler as Seahawks, it was his mid-afternoon set at Port Eliot this summer that reminded us to get in touch: easy breezy not-quite-disco played on one cassette tape, precipitation and other ambient sounds played on another, with both sets of sounds having been put through some degree of phaser. Perfection.

Jon's been playing records for over 20 years and making music way longer. He runs the Lo Recordings label along with the Lo Editions music library and the Ocean Moon label. In the past he's recorded for R&S, Ninja Tune, Rising High, Jive and more.

The most recent Seahawks release 'Eternal Beams' features new age legend Laraaji and is a good indicator of where Jon's head is at right now. Expect lots of deep new age music, along with expansive electronic landscapes and some smooth beats.

Jon also makes music under the names Cherry Garcia, Brain Machine, Pink Fluid and Beach Wizards.

Anthony Teasdale

19/10/2018

Bringing the balearic sounds of sunkissed Liverpool to our city comes Umbrella Magazine editor and King's Cross local Anthony Teasdale.

Expect synth-led island bubblers and the odd Beatles track. Spot on.

Ricardo Paris

20/10/2018

Weekend resident-for-a-reason Ricardo eases us from afternoon to evening with an all-vinyl selection of worldwide jazz, soul, gospel, funk and more.

A regular opportunity to enjoy choice records from a deep, deep collection.

Diesel

20/10/2018

Producer Darren House aka Diesel is a member of X-Press 2, one half of Moton Records Inc. and a regular contributor to Know-Wave.com.

Expect to hear music from across the spectrum – representative of the breadth of the music sampled, re-edited, remixed and recycled by Diesel throughout his career.

Minus Kendal

21/10/2018

An old head on young shoulders, weekend resident Minus stops by for another Sunday session.

A weekend worker at Flashback Records and host of his own monthly radio shows on NTS and Balamii, Minus is a natural cratedigger, to be found playing anything from gospel to krautrock, disco and all stops in between.

Umberto Saba

21/10/2018

Umberto Saba, long time DJ and producer from the last Italian disco renaissance, is a compulsive record collector inspired by the baia grandfathers and Italian avant-garde masters.

Driving force behind the infamous Florentine disco night first to host Prins Thomas, Theo Parrish, Stevie Kotey and many others from 2005 to 2012.

Umberto has released tracks with David Love Calo as 'Loudtone' on Mantra Vibes, Slow-motion, Kindisch, Phonica and Jolly Jams.

Flo Dill

22/10/2018

If you're a fan of Flo's superb NTS radio shows – which we are – you'll understand why we're thrilled to have her back for an evening of truly open-minded record spinning.

Earthboogie

23/10/2018

Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson’s Earthboogie is the musical incarnation of their love of all things intergalactic and tribal.

Afro-cosmic vibes meet rock guitars, disco riffs, vintage synthesizers and heavy African drums, both in their DJ sets and analogue-heavy studio, The Control Room. Come and hear them in action.

Hollick

24/10/2018

Hollick last joined us alongside his pal Gabriel Szatan, with whom he shares a love of "prettiness, colour and melody" in music.

That's what first led them to crystallise their friendship with their label, party and sometime radio show No Bad Days. His taste knows no bounds, so this promises to be a great night.

Spiritland Screen: Bohemian Rhapsody (sold out)

24/10/2018

Finally, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic hits the screen – and we're teaming up with Everyman Cinema in King's Cross for a release-day screening.

After a turbulent production history with close involvement from remaining members of Queen, and a director's chair which saw both Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher in it at different points, it's here – and it's good. Rami Malik turns in a stellar performance as rock music's greatest ever front man.

(Dir: Bryan Singer, 2018)

The Pickle Factory

25/10/2018

Pickle Factory dons Toby & Hamish bring their very best deep house, electronica and obscure hip-hop – among other signature sounds – for another Thursday evening session.

Pete Fowler

26/10/2018

Super-talented artist and all-round superb egg Pete brings the good vibes on this Friday night.

He'll wheel in his well-travelled bag of smooth bangers, yacht rock, gentle funk and Adult Oriented Rock ribticklers.

Check out his OPEN show on Soho for a taste of his taste.

Vesa Liede

27/10/2018

Excellent taste? Check. All vinyl? Check. Weekend resident? Check.

Long time aficionado of all things beats, breaks and B-Boy culture, cratedigger Vesa returns with his enviable record collection for a rhythm section-led Saturday.

Ian Dewhirst’s Mastercuts Without Boundaries

27/10/2018

Mr Mastercuts, alias Ian Dewhirst – the man responsible for the peerless compilation series – explores his vast collection of jazz, funk and soul-focused music in a long overdue and much anticipated return.

Almo

28/10/2018

Weekend resident DJ Almo spins a laid-back and truly global Sunday session.

Groovy balearica, sunshine soul and funky folk – the ideal soundtrack for lounging about with family and friends here.

Otologic

28/10/2018

No other DJs have been better groomed to steer Melbourne in the right direction as scruffy duo Otologic.

Whether they’re growing their own local residencies, bringing international talent to Melbourne, releasing new music on their label, being called upon to warm up touring legends or transmit their monthly radio show for NTS London, Otologic are cult figures of Melbourne’s underground.

They'll be joined by Piers Harrison (Soft Rocks).

The Lost Mingus Tapes & DJ Tony Higgins

29/10/2018

"I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time." Charles Mingus

Hear lost music from a jazz giant through the Spiritland sound system – days ahead of its official release.

The electrifying recordings took place during Mingus' week-long residency at Detroit's Strata Concert Gallery in February 1973. They were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster Robert "Bud" Spangler for WDET FM – a public radio station dedicated to jazz.

The performance captured on these tapes is simply breathtaking: five masters of music channeling their greater spirits for an intimate, enraptured audience. It's a time-machine journey into a sensory experience of that evening; listeners glimpse a taste of the furious energy and compositional sophistication of this monumental modern creator and his jazz workshop.

DJ support comes from experienced, deep collector/selector Tony Higgins of BBE Records.

DJ Ritu

30/10/2018

World music legend & trailblazing broadcaster DJ Ritu is the voice behind one of the UK’s most definitive global music shows, ‘A World in London’.

Her career began in 1986 as a soul / disco / pop DJ in London, and has led to over three decades of globetrotting in 32 countries as a solo artist and band-leader of Sister India and The Asian Equation.

She joined the BBC in 1991, presenting shows at BBC London, World Service, and also on Kiss FM, National Swedish Radio, and WDR Germany. A pioneering music chameleon, Ritu is the co-founder of cult label Outcaste Records, a Rough Guides CD compiler and the artistic director of the world’s two longest-running club nights – Club Kali and Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights.

Tropicalia Special with Bento Araujo, EVFB & D.Vyzor

31/10/2018

50 years of Tropicalia – a psychedelic Brazilian music session with Bento Araujo, Epic Vinyls from Brazil and D.Vyzor.

Celebrating the second volume of his crowdfunded reference books on rare Brazilian music – Lindo Sonho Delirante 1 & 2 – São Paulo journalist Bento Araujo joins forces with DJs D.Vyzor and EVFB to deliver a night of daring music from Brazil heavily-inspired by the 200 records featured in the books.