Spiritland resident Elle Andrews returns with a dose of electronic, cosmic and dub-tinged sounds from the past and present.
Rudy Van Gelder tribute night with Tony Higgins
The jazz world lost a production titan this year with the passing of Rudy Van Gelder. On what would have been his 92nd birthday, Tony Higgins pays tribute to the prolific record producer, recognised as perhaps the most influential figure in the sound of jazz, engineering albums on CTI, Savoy, Prestige and of course, Blue Note.
Having moved from Rotterdam to London Siofra McComb has expanded her vinyl collection in the best of record stores and graced the decks of some of the city's finer music establishments. With a strong jazz sensibility she selects her tunes with care and consideration, with a penchant for the smooth, the sultry and above all the spiritual uplift of solid sounds.
Portrait shot by De Z Van Zelda.
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Murakami on Music: VINTAGE Podcast Live at Spiritland
To celebrate the publication of Haruki Murakami’s Absolutely on Music, VINTAGE and Spiritland invites you to an afternoon of music and discussion at our venue in King’s Cross. On Sunday 13 November, a live edition of the VINTAGE Podcast will be recorded featuring James Rhodes, renowned concert pianist and author; Jeremy Warmsley, one half of the band Summer Camp; Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at VINTAGE and Murakami’s UK cover designer; John Mitchinson, Publisher at Unbound; Liz Foley, Murakami’s UK Publisher and Alex Clark, journalist and broadcaster. All will share their thoughts on Murakami, music and reading.
Between discussions, jazz collector and DJ Tony Higgins will play selections inspired by Murakami’s work on Spiritland’s audiophile sound system. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to purchase Absolutely on Music at a discount before the official publication date. The price of entry will also include a goodie bag and a Japanese-inspired cocktail.
1PM – PUBLISHING MURAKAMI
Suzanne Dean, Creative Director at VINTAGE and Liz Foley, Publishing Director at Harvill Secker
3PM – DEEP LISTENING AND LITERATURE
James Rhodes, concert pianist and author and Alex Clark, journalist and broadcaster
5PM – MURAKAMI AND MUSIC
Jeremy Warmsley, one half of the band Summer Camp and John Mitchinson, Publisher at Unbound
Murakami-Inspired selections on Spiritland’s audiophile sound system from DJ Tony Higgins
Peter Cat Bar illustration by Mori Mori Kids
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Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey present: Life After Amstrad – (NOW SOLD OUT)
Jarvis Cocker and Steve Mackey bring the sound of Life After Amstrad to Spiritland for one night only, with a night of musical selections for the connoisseur. This event is ticketed only, with the entirety of the £10 ticket fee going towards UNICEF aid work in Syria.
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.