Spiritland favourite Marie – nom de guerre Iko Chérie when creating her 'psychedelicate surf pop' – returns for another of her special French inspired, pop-tinged, laid back and breezy selections.
Co-founder of cult psychedelic soul party Beauty and the Beat parties and top notch selector Cedric brings his treasure trove record bags to this Friday night session.
You'll hear records from the deepest corners of his collection alongside upbeat zouk, cadence and other Caribbean bubblers.
Marie Garaccio (Six Million Steps)
Marie has always been surrounded by music. Whether reggae, soul, disco or pop – her dancing and singing parents brought music into her life from an early age.
You can catch Marie alongside Dave and JJ from Six Million Steps every other Saturday morning from 11:00am on the 6MS Sessions on Stomp Radio – and at our place for this groove-filled Saturday night.
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.
12/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00
Having cut her teeth at one of London’s finest record stores, Sounds Of The Universe, and graduating with an ethnomusicology degree from SOAS, Poly-Ritmo has a musical knowledge way beyond her years. She will be joined by Karl FM for this session.
Expect jazz, Brazilian, Latin, soul and more from Polly.
14/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00
For the past 13 years DJ Amir has been blessed to tour the world extensively. First as one half of the trailblazing DJ duo Kon and Amir and now as boss to his own label 180 Proof Records.
From an early age, Amir’s ears were filled with the warm and colourful sounds of jazz, gospel, soul, and disco coming from his parents' stereo. As a young man, he made the leap from this soulful home and dove head-first into the world of hip-hop the first chance he got. But instead of the clean break he had anticipated, he discovered so much of his parents' classics sampled in the music of his peers. Intrigued, Amir found himself tracing ties through the music — first with light curiosity, soon, tirelessly. This came to be his passion: to map the sonic lineage of hip-hop.
It was kismet that Amir would meet fellow crate digger and kindred spirit Kon in 1996; instantaneously becoming fast friends and collaborators. Beginning with the esteemed underground On Track mix tape series, Kon & Amir have since released twelve compilations, including three volumes of Off Track, the follow-up to the On Track series. Kon & Amir’s expertise has been sought by Shady Records, Pete Rock, Diamond D, and Capitol Records, to name a few.
Chris Webb (Kalita Records)
15/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00
Chris Webb is a London-based DJ who runs Kalita Records.
Past and future Kalita releases include Okyerema Asante's 'Sabi (Get Down)', Randolph Baker's 'Getting Next To You', Carrie Cleveland's 'Looking Up: The Complete Works' and Nana Tuffour's 'Sikyi Medley' in conjunction with CC:DISCO.
Chris will be playing a vinyl-only set full of under the radar afro, soul, jazz and disco winners, including loads of future Kalita releases. He will also be taking over our album club the week previous with five days of Kalita releases plus treasures from his personal stash.
Underground System (DJ Set)
16/12/2018 17:00 - 22:00
Underground System is an evolving convergence of musical and cultural influences. The female-fronted group of global dance music deconstructionists have cultivated a sound as inimitable as its members. Something familiar and referential that simultaneously projects a fiercely original energy, the band synthesizes elements of afrobeat, new wave, dance music, and contemporary classical performance.
Expect an infectious DJ set from members of the band, showcasing the influences that they wear so heavily and proudly on their sleeve.
28/12/2018 13:00 - 18:00
As founder of the influential Jukebox Jam R&B club night, Liam has also worked for Jazzman Records since the early 2000s contributing to many compilations and re-releases, plus taking regular trips to the US in search of old records alongside Jazzman founder Gerald Short.
He DJs regularly in London and around Europe playing across the spectrum of vintage black music – soul, funk, R&B, blues, jazz, reggae, hip hop, Latin, African, Caribbean and more.
New Year’s Eve 2018 at Spiritland
Buy tickets / 31/12/2018 20:00 - 02:00
Don your best party head for a New Year's Eve to remember.
Cocktails on arrival before tucking into a three-course NYE dinner. As the night moves on we shift into party mode, with fizz served at midnight and dancing until 2.00am.
Music comes from two DJs who made waves in our world this year, Norsicaa (Soundway Records) and Kyri (R2 Records), playing everything you want to hear to round out your year and start the next.
You can book for either the full meal from 8.00pm or just the party from 11.00pm. Tickets are £100.00 plus booking fee.