Playing bass for irrepressible stadium rockers Primal Scream would satisfy most musically, but not Simone Marie.
Her passion for DJing is as strong as ever and her deep record box reflects her wildly varied – but always on point – musical tastes.
Nick J Smith
Hailing from Leeds, Nick has been involved in the city’s underground music scene for over 15 years. He's a founding member of Clandestino, a trio of DJs and producers who have their own record label and radio show. They've consistently been at the forefront of the city’s music scene which has led to gigs up and down the UK and across Europe taking in Dublin, Barcelona, Croatia, Moscow, Paris and more recently at Pikes Hotel in Ibiza.
Producing his own music, Nick has enjoyed releases on Is It Balearic? Recordings, Red Laser, Mora Music and Spirit Soul Music, with two releases forthcoming on Balearic Records and NuNorthern Soul.
Nick’s vibe is centred around a musical connection with the soul, ranging from influences via balearica, ambient, African, dub, house and disco – often opting for more obscure and emotive selections.
Spiritland Talks: Anne Dudley & J.J. Jeczalik (Art of Noise) – (sold out)
This event is sold out.
We are delighted to announce a very special Spiritland Talks with two co-founders of Art of Noise, Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik.
The Art of Noise are perhaps the UK’s most influential electronic music group, pushing a distinctive avant-garde pop sound created from a unique blend of synth-pop, classical music, film noir and cutting-edge sampling techniques, taking them from Dadaist studio experimentation to the Top Of The Pops studio.
Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik will be talking to Ian Peel (founder & editor-at-large of Classic Pop magazine) through the creation of their third album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’, which is given a 50-track deluxe reissue on 2nd November via Warner Music. They'll also explore the history of the group and their varied collaborations, playing selections on Spiritland's world-class sound system.
Tickets are £30.00 and strictly limited to 60.
Please join us for this extremely rare chance to hear from Anne and J.J. and the music of The Art of Noise in the intimate surroundings of Spiritland.
Heavenly Jukebox is the DJ arm of the legendary Heavenly Recordings, who've been playing the finest records and tearing up the dancefloors of festivals, clubs, gigs and parties for almost 30 years.
Fingers very much on the pulse, they're also the resident DJs and music programmers at The Social in London.
Come and hear the music of several truly mixed bags: the wonderful Jeff Barrett, Danny Mitchell and Carl Gosling.
Matthew Halsall (Gondwana Records)
Composer, producer, trumpeter, DJ and founder of Gondwana Records Matthew Halsall is one of the UK's leading figures in jazz.
A cultural catalyst for modern music, he's combined his love of spiritual jazz, deep electronica and crafted songwriting across a series of albums.
Dan Tenor-City & Tom Funk
Dan and Tom return bringing disco, funk, soul, latin jazz and much more.
Dan can be found DJing at various venues at home and overseas. He spins a collection of criss-cross rhythms: originals, re-edits and remixes, in styles ranging from, synth and West Coast boogie, heady funk, afro-, funk rock, fusion, to house, soul, and first and second generation disco. Dan is also part of Deep Tenor City, with a number of releases through BBE Records and a monthly show on Soho Radio. Dan is also part of the Prescription Pricing Authority, with releases on Stockholm’s GAMM record label.
Tom Funk has his musical roots in playing keyboards and production, playing from a vast music collection ranging from hip hop to jazz, all the way through to electronic and experimental, rock and reggae. He also runs a full-fledged recording studio that serves as the hub of his homegrown London-based label, Lazy Robot Records, and has numerous productions to his name, including as part of Prescription Pricing Authority also.
Spiritland Screen: Saturday Night Fever
'Where do you go when the party is over...?' November's partnership with Everyman Cinema kicks us into party gear. Grittier than you remember it, this is the straight, Brooklyn end of disco, based on an article by Nick Cohn for New York magazine. John Travolta became an icon as Tony Manero, and disco mutated once more.
We'll be screening the original R-Rated release.
(Dir: Albert Magnoli, 1984)
An old head on young shoulders, weekend resident Minus returns for another session of his residency.
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.
Steve KIW has been playing records across the UK and Europe for over 25 years. He is a founder member of the hirsute tribe of record collectors and DJs known as Balearic Assassins Of Love. He hosts a weekly show on 1BTN (having played on pirates and internet radio for the best part of two decades) and has been a regular guest at nights up and down the country including Norman Jay’s Good Times Sound System.
As well as holding down several residencies in the south where he can be heard playing all manner of musical styles Steve hosts covers nights and spends his days unearthing rarely heard gems. He is the author of The Secret List guide to Brighton record shops.
Richard Spaven – ‘Real Time’ album playback and Jazz re:freshed DJs
Being devotees of drummer-led productions, we're delighted to hold a special evening in the company of Richard Spaven (drummer for Flying Lotus, Jose James, Cinematic Orchestra...) to celebrate the release of 'Real Time', his new studio album.
First single 'Faded' featuring acclaimed vocalist Jordan Rakei, out 5th of October, was 'Sunriser' recently on 6 Music and has already received praise from across the board.
Richard's uniquely subtle take on drumming and "the way he plays like a wild flower grows" (Mary Anne Hobbs / 6 Music Recommends), has made him a sought-after performer with successful global artists and at drum events and festivals worldwide.
DJ support before and after the full album playback on the Spiritland sound system will come from Jazz re:freshed.
Educated by everything from Klaus Wunderlich and Jim Reeves, via Motown, hairy rock and disco, to D-Train and Anita Baker from his family’s large record collection, Ian Wade found his tastes favouring electronic music upon first hearing I Feel Love in 1977, which pretty much shaped his mindset from there.
With a comprehensive career as a writer for various (and many deceased) titles across music and TV, Ian occasionally turns his hand to PR, makes music under the name Blood Everywhere and compiles playlists for Wadey’s Disco Kitchen.
None More Records
None More Records are an East London-based imprint releasing discerning cuts by supremely accomplished musicians. Their pressings have so far drawn on the vibrant talents of South and East London's evolving scenes, with electronic, jungle-informed jazz, afro-lusophone jazz and, coming up, progressive folk.
The records in Sam and Harry’s DJ bags follow the same quality-is-everything ethos, meaning versatile, smiles for miles selections of slow-burning funk, psychedelic dancefloor soul and jazz, right up to prime-time disco and classic house.
South Beach Recycling
Record collectors Gary and Rob are part of the "South Beach Recycling" music project, with releases on Midnight Riot and Masterworks Music. Their re-productions have been widely supported by the likes of Femi Fem on Mi-Soul and Craig Charles on 6 Music.
They've a rich history of numerous South Coast residencies, curation of three radio stations, too many club brands, a nightclub, record shop and now their own vinyl label “SFSB Recordings” which recently released Craig Smith & Andrew McGroaty’s “Soul Searching” hip hop project.
Starting out behind two turntables at the age of 14, our man Michael Davies is a serial crate digger and DJ with a passion for remarkable music.
He enjoys nothing more than genre-spanning marathon sets, with records played from all across the globe.
Our weekend resident is back for another rare groove filled affair – expect anything from deep soul to free jazz – and especially if the word 'love' features in the title.
Spiritland Presents: Jónsi (Sigur Rós) – ‘Frakkur 2000-2004’ world premiere (sold out)
Join us in King's Cross for the world premiere of a triple album of unreleased solo electronic music from Jónsi of Sigur Rós, in advance of its official release.
For many years the experiments in minimal electronic music represented on the Frakkur collection were thought lost, owing to a corrupted hard-drive. However, CDRs shared among close friends at the time came to light a decade later, saving the projects from oblivion.
Mastered for the first time for this release, the legacy recordings – totalling 24 tracks – will be played in full and at volume through our world-class sound system.
Tickets for this very special phones-off, lights-down deep listening session are sold out.
Jónsi will not be attending the event.
kyle from yougoodthing
Selector, radio show host and curator for Bournemouth-based 'lo key collective', Kyle makes his debut with a whole bag of global grooves.
Originally hailing from Johannesburg, his selections feature a heavy world feel – with some beats and bass thrown in for good measure.
A music journalist and radio host with an omnivorous taste and a particular interest in the outer limits of electronic music, Chal's writing on club culture and experimental electronica appears regularly in Pitchfork, The Wire, FACT and The Guardian.
The selections on her Tuesday night Red Bull Radio show, Top Flight, are testament to her wildly eclectic musical taste. Come hear what she's about.
Freelance music writer, broadcaster and Worldwide FM host Kate joins us for a Wednesday night.
Over the years Kate has played everywhere from Field Day to End of the Road, Somerset House to Kensington Palace and from the ballroom at Torture Garden to the shop floor at H&M Oxford Circus. Recent bookings include BBC Woman's Hour's 70th Birthday, Oxjam's 10th Birthday with Fatboy Slim and the Stylist Beauty Awards.
Other DJ gigs include at Film4's Summer Screenings, Bestival, Gutterslut at East Bloc, Trouble Vision, Guilty Pleasures and The Last Tuesday Society. She's also programmed nights with Jackmaster, SBTRKT, Mary Anne Hobbs, Fleetmac Wood and more.
Come along to hear Kate's good time selections from the extremities of her record collection.
Pete On the Corner
Relentless digger of rare international grooves Pete OTC steps up for a many-bases-covered Friday night set.
Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM recently determined On The Corner worthy of the accolade 'label of the year' 2018 – that's how superb Pete's musical tastes are.
Jess Farley (Rhythm Sister)
Jess steps up for a second Saturday night session that again promises to make our system sing.
As a member of London & Bristol based DJ collective and inclusive community Rhythm Sister, Jess helps to promote and support rising music talent, putting on parties showcasing up and coming artists.
Not forgetting DJing themselves; playing recently at Glastonbury, Love International, Virgo, Farm Fest, Gala, Peckham Rye Music Festival and Secret Garden Party. They also have a great monthly show on Balamii Radio that's worth tuning in for.
In A Lonely Place
In A Lonely Place is made up of DJs GoldWing, Suncut and Cherrie Flava, and formed while the trio were working behind the counter at legendary London record shop Sounds Of The Universe.
Over the years they've honed their fresh, soulful and oddball signature sound with marathon three-way vinyl-only sets, an unpredictable series of intimate parties in London and beyond, and an upcoming run of record releases drawn from the depths of their record collections.
Born in NYC, Black Sifichi spent his early youth moving between there and Glasgow. After having studied with Stella Adler and Ann Raychel, he began performing as an actor in New York's downtown theatre scene.
After seeing The Clash at NY's Palladium and later at Bond's, his attitude toward music and his social vision was radically transformed. In 1982 he left New York to live in London where he met Phil Von of the group Von Magnet. With Steve Weymouth and Anthony Becker they created a 'multimedia' physical slide show for Von Magnet's savage and spectacular performances. Sifichi became the photographer for the group – his photos were used for the artwork of 'El Sexo Surrealista' and the recent double DVD Von Magnet 1983-2013.
Black Sifichi brings with him a whole library of deep ambient music accompanied by his signature spoken word.
Pussyfoot Records: ‘Space Is The Plaice’ album playback + DJ sets
Join Pussyfoot Records in listening back to their new space-themed compilation album 'Space Is The Plaice' through the Spiritland sound system.
The album features tracks from the likes of Howie B ft. Norman Reedus, Blood Wine Or Honey, Major Force Productions, Kensuke Shiina, Pye Corner Audio, Jacknife Lee and Ancient Lights ft. Flowdan.
DJ support comes from London hip-hop pioneer Dobie and label co-founder Howie B.
HERESY x Spiritland present: Black Impulse & HERESY DJs
Join Spiritland and HERESY in observing their heathen alliance through three separate meetings of deep listening, mysticism and ritual.
On this first night, HERESY kinsmen DJs will begin proceedings channelling primal, folkloric noise music through Spiritland's monolithic sound system.
The height of the ceremony will see Black Impulse, who broadcast fortnightly from the depths of Dalston's NTS, suffuse the space with a distortion-heavy mix of prog, metal and psych.
Limited-run HERESY and Spiritland tokens of worship – limited edition collaborative tees and slipmats – will be made available for the first time on the night ahead of online sales the next morning.
The second and third will feature different guests and take place on Sunday 20th January and Thursday 21st March.
Bryce’s Brother & Minus Kendal
Bryce's Brother is known for exploring a rich tapestry of sounds from latin jazz to London bruk, Chicago house and beyond. He is one part of Champagne Funk.
In addition to playing parties across the country, Champagne Funk also hold down a residency on South London radio station Balamii, and recently ventured behind the camera with their new Body of Work series, capturing intimate performances from artists like On the Corner's Collocutor and Banoffee Pies' Ishmael Ensemble.
He will be joined by Spiritland regular Minus Kendal.