George Arthur and fellow music obsessive Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor return for a Friday evening session of rare (and very rare) latin, jazz, AOR and Americana.
Nick J Smith
04/11/2018 17:00 - 22:00
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 have 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)
Buy tickets / 05/11/2018 19:30 - 22:30
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.
06/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30
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 & Phil France
07/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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.
His monthly residency continues, this time accompanied by friend, musician and composer Phil France, a member of Cinematic Orchestra and solo artist in his own right. Phil's sumptuous LP 'The Swimmer' and forthcoming release 'Circle' are reason enough to attend this duo's session at Spiritland.
Spiritland Screen: Saturday Night Fever & Disco Afterparty
Buy tickets / 09/11/2018 21:00 - 01:00
'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, followed by an afterparty at a secret spot we know (not Spiritland).
(Dir: Albert Magnoli, 1984)
Richard Spaven – ‘Real Time’ album playback and Jazz re:freshed DJs
12/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30
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.
13/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30
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
14/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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.
18/11/2018 17:00 - 22:00
Returning for a Sunday nighter is Guilhem, who feels like part of the family having played alongside John Gomez, Donna Leake, Nick the Record, Esa, Deborah Ipekel, Andrew Ashong and more.
Check out his Social Joy radio show and record label for a taste of his style.
21/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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 vast amount of music she's picked up through her music-led career.
Pete On the Corner
23/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
Relentless digger of rare international grooves Pete OTC steps up for a many-bases-covered Thursday 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)
24/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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
25/11/2018 17:00 - 22:00
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.
Pussyfoot Records: ‘Space Is The Plaice’ album playback + DJ sets
28/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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.
30/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
Champagne Funk are the duo that dig deeper. Consisting of Bryce’s Brother and Dique, the two DJs are known for exploring a rich tapestry of sounds from latin jazz to London bruk, Chicago house and beyond.
In addition to playing parties across the country, the pair 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.