Summer may be drawing to a close, but Chris Coco keeps things tropical with an morning into afternoon session. Expect chilled acoustic music, waves of synths and gentle disco from the seasoned selector and the Melodica main man - plus a few breakfast wines on the menu.
One of the true pioneers of forward-thinking music, with a production pedigree that matches his DJ work, we are delighted to host Marc Mac on Saturday night. A mix of recent productions, deep influences and rare gems from his collections are sure to put the Spiritland system to the test.
Sunday nights are a time for deep listening, cosmic travels and musical revelations. We are delighted to have Mixmaster Morris start his monthly Sunday night residency at Spiritland, joining the dots between deep ambient, lounge, dub, broken beat, IDM and genres yet to be formally named.
Baylen Leonard’s Hot Country Nights
Born in the foothills of the Tennessee mountains, Baylen is the real deal country and western expert. A night of the finest Americana, Bluegrass, outlaw Country and more, you’ll hear music from Sturgill Simpson, Johnny Cash and even some Dolly in the mix.
Andwot brings the Touching Bass sound to Spiritland. Playing selections unbounded by genre, they are unified by one element: soulful rhythms. Deep funk vibes from the past, future-thinking productions from the current day and an intuitive sense for music that touches the heart. Come and hear why we rate him so highly.
Felix Dickinson has always kept things immaculately credible with an extensive catalogue of releases on labels including DFA, Eskimo, Rush Hour and Golf Channel - as well as his own label, Cynic Music. We welcome him on Saturday night with a selection of deep obscurities from his vaults.
Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor and musical cohort George Arthur share the Spiritland vision of no-compromise approach to sound quality and curation. They bring the sound of their Reference Point listening session to our system with a selection of latin, jazz, AOR and Americana.
Ed DMX brings his unique and distinctive style to Spiritland. One of the chief architects of the Rephlex label’s ‘braindance’ sound, music has flowed from his studio at a remarkable rate, paying tribute to 80s pioneers such as Man Parrish, Vince Clarke and Kraftwerk. Pristine 80s synth jams, modular funk, smooth electro and the odd excursion into reggae are all on the menu.
After a solid apprenticeship at Piccadilly Records, Rob Butler launched the celebrated vinyl-only Be With Records in 2010, reissuing long-lost albums on quality pressings. His DJ sets range from electro-funk, pop and R&B to dub and AOR. Come and hear his soulful selections as Saturday afternoon turns into night.
Ian Dewhirst’s Mastercuts Without Boundaries
With 45 years at the sharp end of dance music, and an untouchable heritage in music that stretches back to a residency at the Wigan Casino during the golden age of Northern Soul, Ian is one of the UK’s premier musical authorities, also creating the influential 'Mastercuts' series. Ian explores his collection throughout his monthly residency at Spiritland, touching on pretty much the complete spectrum of black and dance music from 1965 to 1990.
Jesse Hackett is a strong force in the Spiritland musical universe with several projects to his name including Elmore Judd, Owiny Sigoma Band and Gorillaz. Expect everything from modern African music, glam rock and sleazy lounge funk in his evening of music at Spiritland.
Hallowe’en: Night of Metal
Hallowe'en is our excuse to embrace the darkness and break out the metal.
Robin Turner and Michael Hann celebrate the best of 70s and 80s metal, glam and NWOBHM with tight-trousered classics from Saxon, Van Halen, AC/DC, Judas Priest and more. If the spandex fits, wear it.