What’s On

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

12/11/2018

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.

Anton Spice (Vinyl Factory)

15/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Anton Spice is the founding editor of The Vinyl Factory magazine, the world's premiere record culture publication.

He hosts a monthly show on Soho Radio and DJs regularly around London and abroad. He also co-runs record label and party DISLO.

Jaye Ward

16/11/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Jaye Ward has been playing great music to discerning London crowds since the 90s, recently being asked by DJ Harvey to soundtrack his album launch.

We welcome Jaye for her return on the 16th of November.

Ricardo Paris

17/11/2018 15:00 - 20:00

Weekend resident-for-a-reason Ricardo eases us from afternoon to evening with an all-vinyl selection of worldwide jazz, soul, gospel, funk and more.

A regular opportunity to enjoy choice records from a deep, deep collection.

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.

Miche

18/11/2018 10:00 - 14:00

Starting out behind two turntables at the age of 14, our man Michael Davies 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 weekend resident is back for another rare groove filled affair – expect anything from deep soul to free jazz – and especially if the word 'love' features in the title.

Guilhem Monin

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.

Spiritland Presents: Jónsi (Sigur Rós) – ‘Frakkur 2000-2004’ world premiere (sold out)

Buy tickets / 18/11/2018 19:00 - 21:30

Join us in King's Cross for the world premiere of a triple album of unreleased solo electronic music from Jónsi of Sigur Rós, in advance of its official release.

For many years the experiments in minimal electronic music represented on the Frakkur collection were thought lost, owing to a corrupted hard-drive. However, CDRs shared among close friends at the time came to light a decade later, saving the projects from oblivion.

Mastered for the first time for this release, the legacy recordings – totalling 24 tracks – will be played in full and at volume through our world-class sound system.

Tickets for this very special phones-off, lights-down deep listening session are sold out.

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.

Chal Ravens

20/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

A music journalist and radio host with an omnivorous taste and a particular interest in the outer limits of electronic music, Chal's writing on club culture and experimental electronica appears regularly in Pitchfork, The Wire, FACT and The Guardian.

The selections on her Tuesday night Red Bull Radio show, Top Flight, are testament to her wildly eclectic musical taste. Come hear what she's about.

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.

Vesa Liede

24/11/2018 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.

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.

Almo

25/11/2018 12:00 - 17:00

Weekend resident DJ Almo brings a laid-back and very much global session for our loafers and loungers.

Groovy balearica, sunshine soul and funky folk – the ideal soundtrack for a Sunday with family and friends at Spiritland.

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.

Black Sifichi

26/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Born in NYC, Black Sifichi spent his early youth moving between there and Glasgow. After having studied with Stella Adler and Ann Raychel, he began performing as an actor in New York's downtown theatre scene.

After seeing The Clash at NY's Palladium and later at Bond's, his attitude toward music and his social vision was radically transformed. In 1982 he left New York to live in London where he met Phil Von of the group Von Magnet. With Steve Weymouth and Anthony Becker they created a 'multimedia' physical slide show for Von Magnet's savage and spectacular performances. Sifichi became the photographer for the group – his photos were used for the artwork of 'El Sexo Surrealista' and the recent double DVD Von Magnet 1983-2013.

Black Sifichi brings with him a whole library of deep ambient music accompanied by his signature spoken word.

Stav B

27/11/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Stav B has been spinning records in her genre-spanning mixes for more than a decade in clubs, bars and alternative spaces.

Vinyl obsessive she is, expect a set packed with reggae to disco, 80s shameless pop, electronica and long forgotten 7s.

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.

Iko Chérie

01/12/2018 15:00 - 20:00

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.

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.

Mark Greenfield

02/12/2018 12:00 - 17:00

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

Matthieu Beck

02/12/2018 17:00 - 22:00

Frenchman in South London Matthieu Beck is a producer, musician and DJ. Along side running Love In The Afternoon – a website dedicated to slow music and siesta soundtracks – he's one half of the sweet electronic pop band ZOOEY.

Playing mostly balearic, Brazilian, disco-not-disco, continental pop and hippie folk, Matthieu is back for one of his trademark Sunday sets.

Ally Tropical

03/12/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Alasdair King is a DJ and editor of the online music, arts and culture magazine Ransom Note.

Founder of the Tropical party series hosted in both Glasgow and London, Ally is back for another groovy global journey through sound.

Rob Hyde

04/12/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Rob plays some soul-warming tunes perfect for a chilly December Tuesday.

Expect a soundtrack of balearic, psych, AOR and beyond.

Joe Muggs

05/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00

DJ, journalist and lifelong music obsessive Joe is back for another listening session.

Music for the soul, played from the heart, always.

Cedric Woo

07/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00

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.

Ricardo Paris

08/12/2018 15:00 - 20:00

Weekend resident-for-a-reason Ricardo eases us from afternoon to evening with an all-vinyl selection of worldwide jazz, soul, gospel, funk and more.

A regular opportunity to enjoy choice records from a deep, deep collection.

Marie Garaccio (Six Million Steps)

08/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00

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.

Minus Kendal

09/12/2018 12:00 - 17:00

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.

Stuart M. Lowndes (Disqueo)

09/12/2018 17:00 - 22:00

Stuart M. Lowndes or better known as DISQUEO, has been playing records all over the world for over 20 years and former member of the electronic outfits Deepfat & Junk Bond from Brooklyn, USA.

Originally from Coventry, Stuart now lives in Antwerp. His selection of records range from obscure new wave, psyche, cosmic rhythms, dub reggae with deep electronica and disco boogie in between.

Jack Sellen

10/12/2018 19:00 - 23:30

Our Jack brings his latest wav and wax acquisitions to the office stereo.

With a decade of DJ experience behind him, he brings smiles to happy dancers and braying barflys alike at festivals, parties and clubs – be it alongside close friends such as Basement Tapes, None More Records, Heavenly or Amateurism, as one half of country/disco/house dancefloor mescaleros the Flying Mojito Bros, as landlord of his Boxpub mobile boozer or simply by himself.

Listen out for crossover reggae disco, irresistibly funky country, heart-wrenching soul and chugging stoner electronica all picked from the wayside of lesser travelled paths.

Nebraska

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

Alistair Gibbs has been producing sample-based deep house as Nebraska since the early nineties on labels such as Rush Hour, Mister Saturday Night, Heist, Razor-N-Tape and his own Friends & Relations label.

His extensive record collection reflects 30 years of sifting through crates looking for the perfect sample.

Poly-Ritmo

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.

Expect jazz, Brazilian, Latin, soul and more from Polly.

Wes Baggaley

13/12/2018 20:00 - 01:00

Wes Baggaley normally plays tough, no-nonsense dance music in sweaty nightclubs around the world – but likes to reveal his sweeter side at Spiritland, with an exploration of the more tender sections of his record collection.

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)

DJ Amir

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 Amirand 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.

Vesa Liede

15/12/2018 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.

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.

Anne Frankenstein

16/12/2018 12:00 - 17:00

One of our favourite DJs, and one of the finest on the London circuit.

A resident at Spiritland, her strictly-vinyl sets typically feature unfathomably deep selections of disco, funk, soul, jazz, afrobeat and late-night exotica.

DJ Autumn (Banoffee Pies Records)

18/12/2018 19:00 - 23:30

DJ Autumn (Ell to his friends) is label manager, owner, and one half of the Banoffee Pies DJ duo.

He picks records led by his deep appreciation for abounding styles and eras from across the globe.

You Have Been Loved: a night of George Michael with Cherish Kaya

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

George Michael was taken from us unexpectedly on Christmas Day 2016, right at the end of a brutal year for our musical heroes.

We paid tribute last year, and it only felt right to do it again through another night of George Michael worship.

Cherish Kaya returns to celebrate the life and music of this beautiful soul with a whole night of music by George, Wham! and his musical collaborators on the Spiritland system.

Free entry all night, but highly advisable to book a table via hello@spiritland.com.

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.

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