Make my funk a P-Funk! The next instalment of Spiritland Legends celebrates the life and work of George Clinton and all who have sailed with him upon the good ship P-FUNK. The night is hosted by avid collector and funkaholic earthboundboy. Get up on the downstroke from 20:00 - 1.00.
R2 Records label head honcho and master selector of twenty-five years' experience Kyri is one of our favourite DJs and we're thrilled that he's back to deliver another of his trademark Friday night Spiritland selections.
If anything like last time, Kyri's Spiritland set will draw on a wide spectrum of soulful boogie, house influences, disco, jazz and funk.
Mukatsuku Records is the UK's premier reissue label bringing long lost vinyl gems back into circulation, and Nik Weston 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 session.
Pete On the Corner
Relentless digger of the 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.
Record label boss, radio broadcaster and lifelong soul aficionado Ralph Tee is here for a Friday night of upbeat, smiles for miles music. His knowledge of and passion for sharing the rare grooves is second to none.
Ralph has been a club DJ since the 1970s & broadcasting on radio since the 1980s, with deep roots in the UK soul scene.
The Wah Wah 45s head honcho Dom Servini delivers a Monday night genre-spanning selection as only he can.
Putting the love and detail back into soul, funk and reggae music with tight productions, crisp pressings and beautiful artwork, his label's taste is a perfect match for Spiritland.
21/08/2018 19:00 - 23:30
Multi-instrumentalist Henry Wu – also known as Kamaal Williams – is responsible for the creation of Yussef Kamaal, WU15 and Black Focus Records, taking a leading role in the new wave of musical creativity across South and East London.
As well as being one half of the renowned Yussef Kamaal project (the Black Focus LP, on Brownswood, being their masterwork), Henry has put out a host of sellout releases on quality underground labels such as MCDE, Eglo, 22a and Rhythm Section. His self-taught jazz sound incorporates jungle, broken beat and grime influences, among a wealth of others.
Expect deep picks from a cherished record collection at this under-the-radar Tuesday session.
Spiritland Legends: Herbie Hancock
30/08/2018 20:00 - 01:00
Our Legends series continues with an all-night celebration of pioneering jazz-funk multi-instrumentalist Herbert Jeffrey Hancock.
With a career spanning six decades, Hancock took the experience of his early days with Miles and Blue Note into new jazz-funk realms, taking a leading role in bringing the vocoder and keytar into popular music culture while he was at it.
As his career continues through to present day, his body of work inspires successive generations of musicians, particularly in the world of electronic sampling.
The music will be curated by our sharp-dressed friend Jean-Claude: Hancock enthusiast, DJ and head of If Music.
Come and see what our resident Herbie-head hunts out.