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Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hailing originally from the island of Bermuda, Giango's obsession with sound began with his move to London during the summer of love ’88, collecting vinyl and producing music out of a converted WW2 air raid shelter. Expect an eclectic mix from balearic to soul, folk-funk to soundtracks.

Currently, Giango guest-mixes on a number of online radio shows including Dream Chimney, Balearic Social, Sonica FM and plays intimate live venues on his adopted home island of Ibiza.

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A partnership that combines influences in jazz, soul, broken beat and hip hop, Kassian is a musical exploration from a duo set on taking their own direction in club music. Formed of Danvers and Warren Xclnce, the project spawned from a chance meeting at a party in Peckham London organised by a mutual contact.

With Danvers' background in the Bristol club scene and Warren having collaborated with many of London's eminent soul and house artists, their common interests lead them to their first studio session together at London’s legendary Premises. Their first demos caused a stir, catching the attention of Detroit Swindle who signed their debut EP and set it for release on their own imprint Heist Recordings.

To follow the duo have gained further support from key imprints, locking in an upcoming release on the respected London record store’s label Phonica White, following in the footsteps of artists such as Peggy Gou and Midland. With early support from admired labels, credentials as well-informed selectors and a monthly residency at independent radio station Balamii, Kassian is set to make a splash.

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Having spent almost 40 years collecting records, clubbing and DJing, Mark decided to start an event of his own, creating a night and website that digs deeper than most playing a whole spectrum of music involving likeminded friends and DJs.

Independent Movement began in 2007, a London club night with guest DJs from the UK and around the world playing new discoveries, underplayed gems and hard to find tracks – but mainly plain old great records.

Nev Cottee – River’s Edge album playback

14/07/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Americana
  • Downtempo
  • Folk

Nev Cottee is back with a fourth solo album... "After all these years it feels like I finally know what I'm doing. For some reason I had this image of the River's Edge in my head - a promised land where I wanted to be."

The classic songwriting continues with lush soundscape production once again provided by the great Mason Neely (Wilco/Edwyn Collins). Long time friends contributing their unique skills include legendary guitarist Nick McCabe (The Verve), pedal steel virtuoso Chris Hillman (Ethan Johns/Billy Bragg) & James Walbourne (The Pretenders/The Rails) to name a few. Cellos and violins combine with vintage synths to create Nev's now familiar sonic landscape.

Inspired by the late Scott Walker, Neil Young and the aforementioned Waits, River's Edge is a unique sounding record blending beautifully-crafted songs with the cinema scope production values of Spiritualized and Morricone. It's a nod to the mythical Canyons of LA but through a very English lens. "There is a pastoral quality to the songs on this album 'Local Hero', ' Hello Stranger' 'Scattered Leaves' they're all about the hidden places I love discovering in the English countryside."

"I want to be unlike anything else out there at the moment. I don't see anyone doing what I do. I'm on my own. Good."

With DJ support from WONDERFULSOUND's Miles Copeland and Ceri Preston.

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

With almost 25 years of DJing under his belt, Beane Noodler has been collecting records for as long as he can remember. Through his popular 'Noodle Hotpot' podcast he's been broadcasting across the internet airwaves for 12 years now taking in everything from soul, disco, boogie, hip hop, jazz, latin, house and just about any other genre that has a soulful flavour running through its veins.

Hailing from Nottingham, where he co-promotes the long running Soul Buggin' night (now in its 15th year), he's played alongside just about everyone from Andrew Weatherall, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jazzanova and many more.

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, pan-African, jazz, soul, reggae and psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.

They join us at Spiritland King's Cross for a joyous Friday night after curating our album club for the week previous.

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