What’s On

Sofia

18/02/2019 19:00

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Sofia

18/02/2019 19:00 - 23:30

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Passionate Argentinian record digger Sofia Iskali brings her allure to the decks with a broad selection of eclectic and obscure, sensuous sounds.

Georgie Rogers

19/02/2019 19:00

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Georgie Rogers

19/02/2019 19:00 - 23:30

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

​Georgie Rogers is an established broadcaster, music journalist and DJ from London, regularly contributing to BBC 6 Music, Radio 2, Apple Music's Beats 1, Soho Radio and Monocle 24.

Despite her rock roots and deep love of alternative music, when DJing she typically indulges in all things electronic. Off the back of her night Cat Lovers, Georgie is at home mixing an eclectic bunch of disco, exotic grooves, soul, funk, hip-hop, R'n'B, pop, you name it.

Mafalda

20/02/2019 20:00

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mafalda

20/02/2019 20:00 - 01:00

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Since her last visit, Mafalda has cemented herself as one of the most exciting selectors in Europe.

Mafalda runs Melodies International with Floating Points, which has rapidly become one of the most highly regarded reissue labels out there. She also organises the You’re A Melody parties – from humble beginnings at Plastic People to a regular residency at the Lion & The Lamb.

Aside from digging, licensing and re-releasing some of the best-lost records from the last century, Mafalda frequently appears on the radio including Gilles Peterson's Worldwide FM.

Bruce Tantum

21/02/2019 20:00

  • Disco
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Bruce Tantum

21/02/2019 20:00 - 01:00

  • Disco
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

In his own words, NYC's Bruce Tantum has been "rattling around clubland for ages, learning the (velvet) ropes at such hallowed halls as Studio 54 and Mudd Club".

Decades later, he's still at it, using his knowledge of the dancefloor to inform a long career of nightlife journalism and DJing.

He'll be lugging over a crate of downtempo sounds, ranging from blissful ambient to ever-so-gentle disco and house for his Spiritland debut.

Touching Bass

21/02/2019 21:00

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Touching Bass

21/02/2019 21:00 - 01:00

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alex Rita and Errol (fka Andwot) are the leading lights behind Touching Bass: a movement of London-based soul disciples who hold down a biweekly NTS Radio residency, a discussion series called Speaking In Sound and a monthly dance (communicated via texting service) among other creative endeavours.

Over the last three years, the latter has become a playground for soulful music of all kinds. As residents, Alex and Errol (alongside the rest of the Touching Bass selectors), have cultivated a space for musical exploration where emphasis is firmly placed on dance and community above all. A space unbounded by genre and lead by feeling instead, with talented local selectors and heavyweights equally likely to grace the DJ booth.

The pair have been slowly taking this approach across London and international dancefloors, with a debut Australia/Japan tour in 2018 and appearances at the likes of Dimensions (2016/2017), Field Day (2018, opening for Erykah Badu) and Brainchild festivals. Plus multiple appearances at cultural institutions like the ICA, BFI (in support of the official Black Panther film premiere) and TATE Britain/Modern.

Diesel

22/02/2019 20:00

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Diesel

22/02/2019 20:00 - 01:00

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Producer Darren House aka Diesel is a member of X-Press 2, one half of Moton Records Inc. and a regular contributor to Know-Wave.com.

Expect to hear music from across the spectrum – representative of the breadth of the music sampled, re-edited, remixed and recycled by Diesel throughout his career.

Nebraska

22/02/2019 21:00

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Nebraska

22/02/2019 21:00 - 01:00

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

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.

Iko Chérie

23/02/2019 15:00

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

Iko Chérie

23/02/2019 15:00 - 20:00

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

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 sessions.

Micky Browne

23/02/2019 20:00

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Micky Browne

23/02/2019 20:00 - 01:00

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Pete Paphides

23/02/2019 21:00

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pete Paphides

23/02/2019 21:00 - 01:00

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pete Paphides bought his first record, aged nine, and hasn’t stopped since. Along the way, he has written about music for several publications including The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Q, Mojo and Time Out.

He has also written and presented several documentaries for BBC Radio 4 as well as two series of Vinyl Revival for BBC 6 Music.

In 1997, he persuaded the Bee Gees to record a special version of I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You for his answerphone. You can hear it on his website.

Anne Frankenstein

24/02/2019 12:00

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Anne Frankenstein

24/02/2019 12:00 - 17:00

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

24/02/2019 13:00

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

24/02/2019 13:00 - 18:00

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Greg Boraman

24/02/2019 17:00

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Greg Boraman

24/02/2019 17:00 - 22:00

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Greg has spun everywhere from Madrid to New York City, and provided DJ support for legends such as Roy Ayers, Betty Lavette, Shuggie Otis, Brian Auger, Carleen Anderson and The Brand New Heavies. Having been involved in London’s soul, funk & jazz scene since the mid 1980s, he's steeped in decades of the finest underground sounds. Greg has been the A&R/creative force behind legendary London soul & jazz record label Freestyle Records since 2010 and signed to the label artists like Omar, Courtney Pine, Carleen Anderson, Brian Auger, Jessica Lauren, The Shaolin Afronauts & Kizzy Crawford.

He is also The Fantastics! Hammond organist/pianist (as he was previously for The Soul Destroyers on Jazzman Records), plus a music writer, radio & TV mouthpiece. This has included weekly spots for many years on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show and on BBC TV's The Culture Show.

Expect deep jazz, rare soul, funky folk, reggae, rocksteady & bossa nova and beyond.

Jack Pepper

25/02/2019 19:00

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jack Pepper

25/02/2019 19:00 - 23:30

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jack Pepper takes a break from holding it down at Flashback Records to bring the cream of his collection to King's Cross.

Afro, latin, jazz, rare groove and more are all on the menu.

Ece Duzgit

28/02/2019 21:00

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Ece Duzgit

28/02/2019 21:00 - 01:00

  • Disco
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Ece Duzgit is an eclectic vinyl enthusiast often found supplying record buyers at Love Vinyl.

Along with friend Deborah Ipekel, Ece has also recently launched a no-borders music label, Zel Zele.

Deep, worldly, unheard vinyl digs await.

Guilhem Monin

01/03/2019 21:00

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Guilhem Monin

01/03/2019 21:00 - 01:00

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Returning for a Sunday afternoon is Guilhem, who's part of the family having played alongside the likes of 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.