Mukatsuku Records is the UK's premier reissue label bringing long lost treasures back into circulation, and Nik is the man that makes it all happen.
We're delighted that he once again brings his record box of worldwide jazz, funk and soul wonders for this Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
South Beach Recycling
17/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00
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.
18/11/2018 14:00 - 18:00
Returning for a Sunday afternoon 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.
kyle from yougoodthing
19/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30
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.
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.
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.