Radio

Poly-Ritmo

01/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Poly-Ritmo

01/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

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.

Expect jazz, Brazilian, Latin, soul and more from Polly – she plays as part of our Meltdown programming at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.

Spiritland By Night: Luke Howard

02/08/2019 RFH

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • House

To kick off Meltdown 2019 at Southbank Centre, we’re excited to bring one of our very favourite DJs to our Royal Festival Hall home to play prime-time boogie, funk, disco, 2 step soul and more under the Spiritland disco ball until 2am. It's Luke's 50th birthday too, so come ready to party.

Doors at 10pm, with drinks, disco ball and dancing til 2am.

You can also make a night of it by joining us for dining first too. Book a table for dinner by emailing our front desk on rfh@spiritland.com or calling 020 3146 1980.

Karl FM

03/08/2019 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Karl FM

03/08/2019 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Karl FM cut his teeth playing long dinner sets in his native Stockholm and has since picked up gigs in New York, Delhi and across the UK. His RFH brunch sets have become a beloved low key affair at Spiritland RFH and he joins us again for another during out Meltdown programming.

Karl is Station Manager at SOAS Radio and a resident DJ at the London party Club Sandwich.

Alena Arpels

03/08/2019 RFH

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alena Arpels

03/08/2019 RFH

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Prolific DJ, performer and a regular guest at Europe's finest soul weekenders, Alena Arpels will be bringing her cherished selection of disco, modern soul and jazz-funk records to our home on the South Bank for this Saturday night special as part of our Meltdown programme.

Frederika

04/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frederika

04/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Born in Bulgaria, Frederika has been collecting records while living in London for the past six years. She also started her own night, Date With The Sun, at the renowned Cubo Beach Bar in her hometown of Varna that takes place every few months and has gained a considerable following.

She brings the "playing-for-your-friends" vibe everywhere she plays her sets now and you can expect to hear all styles, from Eastern European jazz to modern soul, gospel, hip hop, lovers rock, tropical grooves and everything that helps her express her state of mind.

Frederika plays a brunch set for us at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall as part of our Meltdown 2019 programming.

LDLDN

04/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

LDLDN

04/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

LDLDN loves serving up musical realness via disco, jazz, techno, soul, house and all the rest. His mixed-up tastes are down to formative years spent in 90s warehouse raves, London’s legendary record shops and clubs, and festivals across the continent.

Along with running parties and DJing at XOYO, Secretsundaze & Need2Soul – to name a few – LDLDN is a long-time resident on NTS Radio.

Whether you listen to his radio show or check one of his DJ sets, LDLDN will play you the good stuff – and move you.

James Endeacott

05/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Indie
  • Reggae/Dub

James Endeacott

05/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Indie
  • Reggae/Dub

Unlock Your Mind as one of music's most lovable characters takes you on a psychedelic musical journey thats takes in 1980s indie, afrobeat, East European surf, Jamaican dub, Japanese jazz and everything in between.

Expect the unexpected, relax and float downstream as part of our Meltdown programming.

Mark Gurney

06/08/2019 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Mark Gurney

06/08/2019 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

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.

Lex Blondin (Total Refreshment Centre / Church Of Sound)

07/08/2019 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Lex is a curator and label owner, one half of Church Of Sound and founder of cultural hub Total Refreshment Centre and global sound orientated Club Makossa.

He regularly hosts radio shows on Worldwide FM (London), Le Mellotron (Paris) and TSOnyc (NYC).

Originally from Paris, his musical education started as a teen in the early 90s growing up on US and French hip hop. The musical obsession quickly opened to associated genres jazz, funk, latin, soul and reggae… The early London years saw him go deep into my dub and post-punk and everything in between.

Quickly followed by a new addiction to west African funk, Caribbean grooves and other Brazilian goodness. Expect a healthy dose of outernational sounds.

Martin Green & Friends

08/08/2019 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin Green & Friends

08/08/2019 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Martin is the creative force behind the pioneering club Smashing, guiding hand on over 25 compilations of soundtrack, jazz and lounge obscurities and DJ at private parties at the most happening hotspots in London and beyond.

Martin drafts in his most musical friends for an evening on the EMT 948s as part of our Meltdown 2019 programme.

Flying Mojito Bros

09/08/2019 RFH

  • Country
  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Flying Mojito Bros

09/08/2019 RFH

  • Country
  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Two disco bandoleros pioneering their own route through the great electronic wilderness – this year taking in Pikes, Glastonbury, Port Eliot and a trip West to the motherland on the cards.

With their boots firmly planted in dusty seventies sunsets, their panamerican productions take cosmic country funk to club and festival dancefloors via NYC latin disco and baggy acid house. Think the first summer of love meeting the second – Crosby, Stills and Nash at the Haçienda, The Doors at Shoom, The Orb at Woodstock.

At Spiritland Royal Festival Hall, they'll be carving a path between the country and latino forms of soul, funk and disco as part of our Meltdown programming while Despacio takes place upstairs.

None More Records

10/08/2019 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

None More Records

10/08/2019 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

None More Records are an East London-based imprint releasing discerning cuts by supremely accomplished musicians. Their output has so far drawn on the vibrant talents of South and East London's evolving scenes, with electronic jazz (Lunch Money and Project Karnak), afro-lusophone jazz (Caravela) and progressive folk (Jouis).

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.

NMR will be playing easy jams for this brunch session as part of our Meltdown programming.

Miche

10/08/2019 RFH

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Miche

10/08/2019 RFH

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Starting out behind two turntables at the age of 14, Miche is a serial crate digger and DJ with a passion for remarkable music. He enjoys nothing more than genre-spanning marathon sets, with records played from all across the globe.

Our man is back for another rare groove filled affair, this time for Saturday night at Meltdown – expect anything from deep soul to free jazz – and especially if the word 'love' features in the title.

Global Futures with Pete On The Corner

11/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Global Futures with Pete On The Corner

11/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Relentless digger of rare international grooves Pete OTC steps up for a global Sunday brunch set as part of our Meltdown coverage.

Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM determined On The Corner worthy of the accolade 'label of the year' 2018 – that's how superb Pete's musical tastes are.

Cherish Kaya

11/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Cherish Kaya

11/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Kaya Kaya Records label founder and NTS DJ host Cherish Kaya alias Queen Kong comes armed with a celebration of eclectic music, from classic sounds to unknown gems – as part of our Meltdown Programming for Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.

Expect a supremely grooving musical adventure exploring the space in between genres

Liam Large

15/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Liam Large

15/08/2019 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Kirk Degiorgio

16/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Kirk Degiorgio

16/08/2019 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Heavyweight producer Kirk Degiorgio's DJ career started at local breakdance events in 1983 and he hasn't stopped since.

Come and hear the huge range of influences from which he draws his samples and inspiration – the music he loves.

Jolyon Green (Low Life)

17/08/2019 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Space Music

Jolyon Green (Low Life)

17/08/2019 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Space Music

Long time friend of Spiritland and a resident for 15 years at Bill Brewster's legendary Low Life parties, Jolyon Green follows a distinctive Balearic path, taking in the widest range of meditative sounds.

Expect a night of blissful music aimed squarely at the soul.

Social Music with Chris Philips & Jez Nelson (Jazz FM)

18/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jazz FM's Chris Philips and Jez Nelson join us at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a laid back sociable Sunday afternoon of the grooviest jazz sounds around, touching on funky jazz burners, rare boogie 12s and between-the-lines neo soul grooves.

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Behind the turntables, the counter at Love Vinyl and numerous compilations, Zaf has long been a leading force in musical curation with a peerless record collection.

He’ll be sharing some highlights from it during this late night Thursday session.

Spiritland By Night: Balance with Jean-Claude (If Music), Ade Fakile & Houseplants

Buy tickets / 23/08/2019 22:00 - 03:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Plastic People was the club that opened minds and hearts for two decades. We're delighted to team up with Ade Fakile, owner of Plastic People, plus If Music's Jean-Claude and the Houseplants crew for a one-off Balance party at Spiritland's Royal Festival Hall venue.

Doors at 10pm, with drinks, disco ball and dancing til 3am.

Tickets on sale now via link above.

You can join for dinner before the party starts too – book a table for dinner by emailing our front desk on rfh@spiritland.com or calling 020 3146 1980.

Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)

24/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

South London-based producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and Touching Bass family member, Wu-Lu is back with a brand new project.

Known to have worked with the likes of Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome, Poppy Ajudah, MNDSGN and Andrew Ashong, Wu-Lu finds connections between the worlds of jazz, soul, hip hop and underground club styles, never sitting too comfortably in one corner before chasing the next spark.

His new record S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves), offers six-tracks that together explore themes of racial injustice in Britain, black empowerment and self-exploration.

Come and listen to the music that moves him.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall just got groovy, with this monthly residency from two titans of the library music scene, Jonny Trunk and Martin Green.

Half Forgotten Library is a regular Sunday session bringing largely forgotten library recordings and OSTs back to life through our world-class sound system.

Drop in anytime 1-6pm for a stretched out brunch, daytime drinking and lounging in the company of recently revived jazz, soul, funk, exotica and soundtracks.

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Soho Radio's Cherrie Flava joins us for a Thursday night session at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.

Cherrie runs London-based underground record label MIC, who have released music from enigmatic producer Lord Tusk, anarchic Glaswegian duo LAPS and legendary cult musician Mike Collins aka SunPalace.

Having previously worked at Soul Jazz Records as A&R, and buyer for their record shop Sounds Of The Universe, Cherrie has been a fixture on London's underground and black music scenes for over a decade.

Frankie Valentine

30/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frankie Valentine is a DJ and producer from London and has been at the cutting edge of the UK's dance music community in recent years.

As one of the pioneering club DJs during the dance music revolution of early 80s until now, Frankie's love for old and new sounds has evolved from growing up in the early 60s right up to today’s dance music with a 'contamination' of alternative music genres.

He performs for the love of music, to engage and transport his audience.

Peter Adarkwah (BBE)

31/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Barely Breaking Even began in 1993 when Peter Adarkwah and Ben Jolly were discussing music and discovered a shared interest in diverse, eclectic sounds covering all genres – from old scratchy Brazilian grooves, through 70s funk, via jazz fusion, hip-hop and soul to newer garage, disco and techno music.

Pete had been DJing at friends' parties for several years and had just graduated to his first gig on the club scene. First and foremost a music lover and collector Pete had discovered a previously unknown aptitude when he started spinning the tunes. They decided to promote a night where the music that was played would not be restricted as it was in other clubs – the new night would be across styles and freestyle.

Since early 2000, Pete has continued to develop the label, taking it to new heights. BBE models itself on the motto of 'real music for real people' – with now over 180 compilations and artist albums released, profiling a variety of sounds and styles from funk and soul to disco and Latin as well as house and hip hop and beyond.