Lisbon-born, London-based Rita is a DJ at Worldwide FM with Migrant Sounds, her own radio show (and club night). Taking her record bag across the globe in an incessant search for new music, Rita is also a curator for SheSaidSo, an international Women in Music group. As a Creative Director, she is also currently working on a documentary and compilation album focused on African heritage in Lisbon's new dance music scene. We're anticipating rhythmic, rare and engaging records from Rita's lusophone catalogue and beyond.
23/09/2018 17:00 - 22:00
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.
Anaïs (Boiler Room)
25/09/2018 19:00 - 23:30
Paris born and bred Anaïs is based in London where she works as a film maker for Boiler Room.
Her sets are carried out unhurriedly, with no strict music policy, linking together repetitive grooves and textured beats from different parts of the globe.
This is for listeners with a limitless love for sound, who're looking for musical discovery across genres, soundscapes and eras.
Spiritland Talks: Michel Mossessian
Buy tickets / 27/09/2018 18:00 - 01:00
In the third in a series of evenings of music and conversation at Spiritland in conjunction with New London Architecture, Michel Mossessian sits down with Peter Murray to discuss his inner musical life and private passions.
Michel Mossessian, Principal of Mossessian Architecture, is a world-class architect delivering acclaimed projects in London and internationally. Consistently at the forefront of new approaches, Michel believes in design that creates engaging spaces to work, live and play. Michel has designed landmark buildings internationally and in London, including the headquarters for Google Deepmind in King’s Cross.
Tickets are £79.00 (inc. booking fee) and include a welcome drink and three course meal, with 10% of proceeds going to the Hendy/Murray Fund, which champions diversity and accessibility in architectural training.
Concrete Lates x Spiritland: Jane Fitz & Lovefingers
Buy tickets / 27/09/2018 22:30 - 02:00
Spiritland is joining forces with Southbank Centre for Concrete Lates, bringing together forward-thinking DJs Lovefingers and Jane Fitz for a night of transportive electronic dance music within the exquisitely-refurbished, cavernous foyer of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Jane Fitz's sets are at once recognisable, yet each different from the last. Drawing on music such as deep house, psychedelic techno and early acid, the unique thread that runs through Jane's hypnotic selections takes her from devotee-filled basements to boats, beaches and mountains.
The same 'anything goes' mentality exists too with LA native Lovefingers, whose trademark sounds of underground disco, house and techno comfortably cohabit on the dancefloor. His ESP Institute imprint releases regularly find their way into the bags of heavyhitters like DJ Harvey, Andrew Weatherall and Todd Terje.
Other collaborators on Concrete Lates include names from the cutting edge of electronic music such as Discwoman, Hyperdub Records, Kiasmos and Boiler Room. We're delighted to join these names with this doubled-up night of musical exploration and celebration.
Norsicaa (Soundway Records)
28/09/2018 20:00 - 01:00
A familiar face behind the decks as well as the counter at Sounds of the Universe record store, Alice's far-reaching repertoire and eclectic taste can be heard on her Soho Radio 'Norsicaa' show, as well as at festivals and events around the world.
Following on from being a main organiser of the ground-breaking Manana Cuba festival in 2016, she keeps busy as Label Manager of the world-respected independent record label Soundway Records.
01/10/2018 20:00 - 23:30
Derrick's a selector from Sydney, now residing in London.
A serious fan of spiritual jazz, noodling blues, 70's dream pop and gut-wrenching soul, he's a resident on NTS Radio and formerly a host on Brussels' LDBK, making a name for himself blending far-flung gems with much-adored classics.
Numero Group: Factory Outlet Tour ft. Guest DJs
14/10/2018 10:00 - 18:00
Numero Group, one of North America's finest reissue labels, are bringing their popular Factory Outlet Tour from downtown Chicago to Spiritland all day on Sunday 14th October.
Rummage through thousands of overstock LPs, 45s, CDs and more from their vast catalogue at special prices in between cocktails and guest DJs throughout the day (announced soon).
Spiritland Screen: Bohemian Rhapsody
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)
Spiritland Talks: Anne Dudley & J.J. Jeczalik (Art of Noise)
Buy tickets / 05/11/2018 19:30 - 22:30
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.
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.
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)
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 scene, 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.
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)