What’s On

Minus Kendal

21/10/2018 12:00 - 17:00

An old head on young shoulders, weekend resident Minus stops by for another Sunday session.

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.

Umberto Saba

21/10/2018 17:00 - 22:00

Umberto Saba, long time DJ and producer from the last Italian disco renaissance, is a compulsive record collector inspired by the baia grandfathers and Italian avant-garde masters.

Driving force behind the infamous Florentine disco night first to host Prins Thomas, Theo Parrish, Stevie Kotey and many others from 2005 to 2012.

Umberto has released tracks with David Love Calo as 'Loudtone' on Mantra Vibes, Slow-motion, Kindisch, Phonica and Jolly Jams.

Flo Dill

22/10/2018 19:00 - 23:30

If you're a fan of Flo's superb NTS radio shows – which we are – you'll understand why we're thrilled to have her back for an evening of truly open-minded record spinning.

Earthboogie

23/10/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Izaak Gray and Nicola Robinson’s Earthboogie is the musical incarnation of their love of all things intergalactic and tribal.

Afro-cosmic vibes meet rock guitars, disco riffs, vintage synthesizers and heavy African drums, both in their DJ sets and analogue-heavy studio, The Control Room. Come and hear them in action.

Hollick

24/10/2018 19:00 - 23:00

Hollick last joined us alongside his pal Gabriel Szatan, with whom he shares a love of prettiness, colour and melody in music – which led them to crystallise their friendship with label, party and sometime radio show No Bad Days.

His taste and DJ style knows no boundaries, so this promises to be another special evening of music.

Spiritland Screen: Bohemian Rhapsody (sold out)

Buy tickets / 24/10/2018 20:30 - 23:00

Finally, the long-awaited Freddie Mercury biopic hits the screen – and we're teaming up with Everyman Cinema in King's Cross for a release-day screening.

After a turbulent production history with close involvement from remaining members of Queen, and a director's chair which saw both Bryan Singer and Dexter Fletcher in it at different points, it's here – and it's good. Rami Malik turns in a stellar performance as rock music's greatest ever front man.

(Dir: Bryan Singer, 2018)

The Pickle Factory

25/10/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Pickle Factory dons Toby & Hamish bring their very best deep house, electronica and obscure hip-hop – among other signature sounds – for another Thursday evening session.

Pete Fowler

26/10/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Super-talented artist and all-round superb egg Pete brings the good vibes on this Friday night.

He'll wheel in his well-travelled bag of smooth bangers, yacht rock, gentle funk and Adult Oriented Rock ribticklers.

Check out his OPEN show on Soho for a taste of his taste.

Vesa Liede

27/10/2018 15:00 - 20:00

Excellent taste? Check. All vinyl? Check. Weekend resident? Check.

Long time aficionado of all things beats, breaks and B-Boy culture, cratedigger Vesa returns with his enviable record collection for a rhythm section-led Saturday.

Ian Dewhirst’s Mastercuts Without Boundaries

27/10/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Mr Mastercuts, alias Ian Dewhirst – the man responsible for the peerless compilation series – explores his vast collection of jazz, funk and soul-focused music in a long overdue and much anticipated return.

Almo

28/10/2018 12:00 - 18:00

Weekend resident DJ Almo spins a laid-back and truly global Sunday session.

Groovy balearica, sunshine soul and funky folk – the ideal soundtrack for lounging about with family and friends here.

Otologic

28/10/2018 17:00 - 22:00

No other DJs have been better groomed to steer Melbourne in the right direction as scruffy duo Otologic.

Whether they’re growing their own local residencies, bringing international talent to Melbourne, releasing new music on their label, being called upon to warm up touring legends or transmit their monthly radio show for NTS London, Otologic are cult figures of Melbourne’s underground.

They'll be joined by Piers Harrison (Soft Rocks).

The Lost Mingus Tapes & DJ Tony Higgins

29/10/2018 19:00 - 23:30

"I’m trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it’s difficult is because I’m changing all the time." Charles Mingus

Hear lost music from a jazz giant through the Spiritland sound system – days ahead of its official release.

The electrifying recordings took place during Mingus' week-long residency at Detroit's Strata Concert Gallery in February 1973. They were broadcast live by drummer/producer and broadcaster Robert "Bud" Spangler for WDET FM – a public radio station dedicated to jazz.

The performance captured on these tapes is simply breathtaking: five masters of music channeling their greater spirits for an intimate, enraptured audience. It's a time-machine journey into a sensory experience of that evening; listeners glimpse a taste of the furious energy and compositional sophistication of this monumental modern creator and his jazz workshop.

DJ support comes from experienced, deep collector/selector Tony Higgins of BBE Records.

DJ Ritu

30/10/2018 19:00 - 23:30

World music legend & trailblazing broadcaster DJ Ritu is the voice behind the UK’s definitive global music show, ‘A World in London’.

Her career began in 1986 as a soul / disco / pop DJ in London, and has led to over three decades of globetrotting in 32 countries as a solo artist and band-leader of Sister India and The Asian Equation.

She joined the BBC in 1991, presenting shows at BBC London, World Service, and also on Kiss FM, National Swedish Radio, and WDR Germany. A pioneering music chameleon, Ritu is the co-founder of cult label Outcaste Records, a Rough Guides CD compiler and the artistic director of the world’s two longest-running club nights – Club Kali and Kuch Kuch Bollywood Nights.

Tropicalia Special with Bento Araujo, EVFB & D.Vyzor

31/10/2018 20:00 - 01:00

50 years of Tropicalia – a psychedelic Brazilian music session with Bento Araujo, Epic Vinyls from Brazil and D.Vyzor.

Celebrating the second volume of his crowdfunded reference books on rare Brazilian music – Lindo Sonho Delirante 1 & 2 – São Paulo journalist Bento Araujo joins forces with DJs D.Vyzor and EVFB to deliver a night of daring music from Brazil heavily-inspired by the 200 records featured in the books.

Reference Point

02/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

George Arthur and fellow music obsessive Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor return for a Friday evening session of rare (and very rare) latin, jazz, AOR and Americana.

Mark Greenfield

03/11/2018 15:00 - 20:00

Regular-for-a-reason selector Mark G checks in for another sweet and soulful afternoon session.

Nick J Smith

04/11/2018 17:00 - 22:00

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 have 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.

Spiritland Talks: Anne Dudley & J.J. Jeczalik (Art of Noise) – (sold out)

Buy tickets / 05/11/2018 19:30 - 22:30

This event is sold out.

We are delighted to announce a very special Spiritland Talks with two co-founders of Art of Noise, Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik.

The Art of Noise are perhaps the UK’s most influential electronic music group, pushing a distinctive avant-garde pop sound created from a unique blend of synth-pop, classical music, film noir and cutting-edge sampling techniques, taking them from Dadaist studio experimentation to the Top Of The Pops studio.

Anne Dudley and J.J. Jeczalik will be talking to Ian Peel (founder & editor-at-large of Classic Pop magazine) through the creation of their third album ‘In No Sense? Nonsense!’, which is given a 50-track deluxe reissue on 2nd November via Warner Music. They'll also explore the history of the group and their varied collaborations, playing selections on Spiritland's world-class sound system.

Tickets are £30.00 and strictly limited to 60.

Please join us for this extremely rare chance to hear from Anne and J.J. and the music of The Art of Noise in the intimate surroundings of Spiritland.

Heavenly Jukebox

06/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

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 & Phil France

07/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

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.

His monthly residency continues, this time accompanied by friend, musician and composer Phil France, a member of Cinematic Orchestra and solo artist in his own right. Phil's sumptuous LP 'The Swimmer' and forthcoming release 'Circle' are reason enough to attend this duo's session at Spiritland.

Spiritland Screen: Saturday Night Fever & Disco Afterparty

Buy tickets / 09/11/2018 21:00 - 01:00

'Where do you go when the party is over...?' November's partnership with Everyman Cinema kicks us into party gear. Grittier than you remember it, this is the straight, Brooklyn end of disco, based on an article by Nick Cohn for New York magazine. John Travolta became an icon as Tony Manero, and disco mutated once more.

We'll be screening the original R-Rated release, followed by an afterparty at a secret spot we know (not Spiritland).

(Dir: Albert Magnoli, 1984)

Gerry Lyseight

10/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Gerry Lyseight is a long-standing force among London's latin, African and jazz scenes, as DJ, promoter, record compiler and radio presenter.

Come and hear the co-founder of Brixton's legendary and much-missed Mambo Inn explore his record collection.

Richard Spaven – ‘Real Time’ album playback and Jazz re:freshed DJs

12/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Being devotees of drummer-led productions, we're delighted to hold a special evening in the company of Richard Spaven (drummer for Flying Lotus, Jose James, Cinematic Orchestra...) to celebrate the release of 'Real Time', his new studio album.

First single 'Faded' featuring acclaimed vocalist Jordan Rakei, out 5th of October, was 'Sunriser' recently on 6 Music and has already received praise from across the board.

Richard's uniquely subtle take on drumming and "the way he plays like a wild flower grows" (Mary Anne Hobbs / 6 Music Recommends), has made him a sought-after performer with successful global artists and at drum events and festivals worldwide.

DJ support before and after the full album playback on the Spiritland sound system will come from Jazz re:freshed.

Ian Wade

13/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Educated by everything from Klaus Wunderlich and Jim Reeves, via Motown, hairy rock and disco, to D-Train and Anita Baker from his family’s large record collection, Ian Wade found his tastes favouring electronic music upon first hearing I Feel Love in 1977, which pretty much shaped his mindset from there.

With a comprehensive career as a writer for various (and many deceased) titles across music and TV, Ian occasionally turns his hand to PR, makes music under the name Blood Everywhere and compiles playlists for Wadey’s Disco Kitchen.

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.

Guilhem Monin

18/11/2018 17:00 - 22:00

Returning for a Sunday nighter 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.

Kate Hutchinson

21/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Freelance music writer, broadcaster and Worldwide FM host Kate joins us for a Wednesday night.

Over the years Kate has played everywhere from Field Day to End of the Road, Somerset House to Kensington Palace and from the ballroom at Torture Garden to the shop floor at H&M Oxford Circus. Recent bookings include BBC Woman's Hour's 70th Birthday, Oxjam's 10th Birthday with Fatboy Slim and the Stylist Beauty Awards.

Other DJ gigs include at Film4's Summer Screenings, Bestival, Gutterslut at East Bloc, Trouble Vision, Guilty Pleasures and The Last Tuesday Society. She's also programmed nights with Jackmaster, SBTRKT, Mary Anne Hobbs, Fleetmac Wood and more.

Come along to hear Kate's good time selections from the vast amount of music she's picked up through her music-led career.

Mr Shiver

22/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Mr Shiver knows what's what.

Having recently played at Time Out's 50th birthday celebrations in Granary Square with us, come and hear this seasoned selector play reggae, jazz, afro, latin, some fusion and just a touch of boogie on Thursday night.

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.

Jess Farley (Rhythm Sister)

24/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Jess steps up for a second Saturday night session that again promises to make our system sing.

As a member of London & Bristol based DJ collective and inclusive community Rhythm Sister, Jess helps to promote and support rising music talent, putting on parties showcasing up and coming artists.

Not forgetting DJing themselves; playing recently at Glastonbury, Love International, Virgo, Farm Fest, Gala, Peckham Rye Music Festival and Secret Garden Party. They also have a great monthly show on Balamii Radio that's worth tuning in for.

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.

Pussyfoot Records: ‘Space Is The Plaice’ album playback + DJ sets

28/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Join Pussyfoot Records in listening back to their new space-themed compilation album 'Space Is The Plaice' through the Spiritland sound system.

The album features tracks from the likes of Howie B ft. Norman Reedus, Blood Wine Or Honey, Major Force Productions, Kensuke Shiina, Pye Corner Audio, Jacknife Lee and Ancient Lights ft. Flowdan.

DJ support comes from London hip-hop pioneer Dobie and label co-founder Howie B.

Champagne Funk

30/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Champagne Funk are the duo that dig deeper. Consisting of Bryce’s Brother and Dique, the two DJs are known for exploring a rich tapestry of sounds from latin jazz to London bruk, Chicago house and beyond.

In addition to playing parties across the country, the pair also hold down a residency on South London radio station Balamii, and recently ventured behind the camera with their new Body of Work series, capturing intimate performances from artists like On the Corner's Collocutor and Banoffee Pies' Ishmael Ensemble.

Micky Browne

01/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Micky's laid-back Balearic sets are always a treat, but this time he heads up again from his beachside town with a record box brimful of nothing but breezy, feel-good Saturday nighters. Micky Browne – toast of the coast.

Spiritland Screen: Purple Rain & 100% Prince Afterparty

Buy tickets / 13/12/2018 21:00 - 01:00

A late December screening of Prince's best film, followed up with a late night, all-Prince afterparty in a secret spot we know (not Spiritland...) Prince is The Kid, making his way through Minneapolis music industry with Apollonia by his side and nemesis Maurice Day hot on his (high) heels.

The screening is followed by an exclusive afterparty at a secret spot we know (not at Spiritland), with 100% Prince action until 1:00am.

(Dir: Albert Magnoli, 1984)

New Year’s Eve 2018 at Spiritland

Buy tickets / 31/12/2018 20:00 - 02:00

Farewell, 2018.

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.