Radio

Delia Tesileanu

01/07/2019 19:30 - 23:30 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Music head Delia is actively and proudly involved in a wide range of exciting projects.

Delia presents weekly show 'Counterpoint' on Soho Radio, assists some of the finest independent record labels out there such as Wah Wah 45s, First Word Records, Total Refreshment Records and Mashibeats, as well as co-producing LA-based radio show 'The Expedition Radio x Dash Radio', all whilst looking to bring other ideas to life.

She spends most (if not all) of her free time with headphones on, digging for new, old, obscure, forgotten, under-appreciated records. Her Counterpoint show is testament to her eclectic musical tastes, blending jazz with gospel, hip hop, soul, beats, psychedelia and whatever else tickles her earbuds, always with a strong narrative behind her selections.

Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hailing originally from the island of Bermuda, Giango's obsession with sound began with his move to London during the summer of love ’88, collecting vinyl and producing music out of a converted WW2 air raid shelter. Expect an eclectic mix from balearic to soul, folk-funk to soundtracks.

Currently, Giango guest-mixes on a number of online radio shows including Dream Chimney, Balearic Social, Sonica FM and plays intimate live venues on his adopted home island of Ibiza.

Osunlade’s 45rpm Special

03/07/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Yoruba Records' boss Osunlade joins us for an evening of strictly 45s.

A prolific producer – who started out making music for Sesame Street in the late 80s – as well as legendary DJ and ordained Ifá priest, Osunlade will bring his magic touch and spiritual vibrations to our King's Cross home.

Join for this super special set – free entry and booking recommended via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A partnership that combines influences in jazz, soul, broken beat and hip hop, Kassian is a musical exploration from a duo set on taking their own direction in club music. Formed of Danvers and Warren Xclnce, the project spawned from a chance meeting at a party in Peckham London organised by a mutual contact.

With Danvers' background in the Bristol club scene and Warren having collaborated with many of London's eminent soul and house artists, their common interests lead them to their first studio session together at London’s legendary Premises. Their first demos caused a stir, catching the attention of Detroit Swindle who signed their debut EP and set it for release on their own imprint Heist Recordings.

To follow the duo have gained further support from key imprints, locking in an upcoming release on the respected London record store’s label Phonica White, following in the footsteps of artists such as Peggy Gou and Midland. With early support from admired labels, credentials as well-informed selectors and a monthly residency at independent radio station Balamii, Kassian is set to make a splash.

Kyri

04/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kyri

04/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

R2 Records label head honcho and master selector of twenty-five years' standing, Kyri is one of our favourite DJs.

Expect a music from a very broad spectrum: soulful boogie, easy disco, jazz, house influences and more.

Chris Webb (Kalita Records)

05/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Guilhem Monin

05/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Guilhem Monin

05/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Guilhem is very much 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.

South Beach Recycling

06/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

South Beach Recycling

06/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Record collectors Gary and Rob are part of the South Beach Recycling music project, with releases on Midnight Riot and Masterworks 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.

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Having spent almost 40 years collecting records, clubbing and DJing, Mark decided to start an event of his own, creating a night and website that digs deeper than most playing a whole spectrum of music involving likeminded friends and DJs.

Independent Movement began in 2007, a London club night with guest DJs from the UK and around the world playing new discoveries, underplayed gems and hard to find tracks – but mainly plain old great records.

Almo

07/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Almo

07/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Weekend resident DJ Almo brings a laid-back and wholly 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.

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

07/07/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

07/07/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Broadcaster of repute Nick Luscombe returns to Spiritland Royal Festival Hall with the sounds of Flomotion for his monthly Sunday residency.

As well as all the major radio outlets, Nick has also worked as both Music Editor at iTunes and Director of Music at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and is the founder of Musicity, an international sound project that fuses music, architecture, memory and experience.

When not scouring the remote corners of musical treasure troves for sonic gold, he lectures about sound art at universities, and is an in-demand field recording and sound archive creative for installation and live work.

Greg Boraman (Freestyle Records)

07/07/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Don Grizz

08/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Don Grizz

08/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

An avid record collector, DJ, radio host and promoter, Don has been a founding member of improv night Open Sauce where acts from labels such as Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Wichita Records are given the opportunity to perform experimental, freeform sets – including the first ever live show of electronic wizard Gold Panda.

Collaborating with promoters Tempo Clash, design/documentary pioneers The SRK and online charity GCASFM with performance at institutions such as The Whitechapel Gallery, Corsica Studios, Rat Records and The Cause to name a few Don continues to entertain whilst pushing musical boundaries.

Expect a musical journey encompassing variations of Jazz, Funk, Worldmusic, Dub, Reggae, Ambient, Downbeat, Disco and anything in between.

Cami Layé Okún

10/07/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cami Layé Okún

10/07/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cami Layé Okun is a digger from Havana, Cuba inspired by the aligned sounds of Africa and Latin America.

Her record collection goes beyond this as she collects music from around the world, searching stories through music with similar organic roots.

Engaging audiences with tropical, Afro-Caribbean, and Amazonian grooves, she has shared her collection with dancefloors in Brazil, Mexico, and Bolivia and now Europe.

Andrew Whittaker (R&S Records)

11/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Andy Whittaker heads up R&S Records from their base in London and is responsible for the label operations of R&S, Apollo and Meda Fury. He works closely with the likes of Talaboman, Lone, Djrum, Space Dimension Controller and many more whilst being a keen record collector and selector, having been DJing for over 20 years.

Expect him to dig deep through his vinyl collection and pick out some gems for the Spiritland Royal Festival Hall sound system.

ELLES

12/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

ELLES

12/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

ELLES is a DJ, artist & producer from London with residencies on Radio Quantica (Lisbon) and Netil Radio.

With current releases on Berlin imprint Love On The Rocks and South London label Ears Have Eyes she and can be found playing regularly across London and Europe.

Nancy Noise

12/07/2019 21:00 - 01:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic

Nancy Noise is one of the UK’s true musical pioneers, whose passion and exquisite taste has fired up an untold number of dancefloors from UK to the White Isle and beyond, and laid down musical ley lines that will resonate forever.

Come and hear her return to the Spiritland Royal Festival Hall sound system.

Anne Frankenstein

14/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • 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.

Nev Cottee – River’s Edge album playback

14/07/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Americana
  • Downtempo
  • Folk

Nev Cottee is back with a fourth solo album... "After all these years it feels like I finally know what I'm doing. For some reason I had this image of the River's Edge in my head - a promised land where I wanted to be."

The classic songwriting continues with lush soundscape production once again provided by the great Mason Neely (Wilco/Edwyn Collins). Long time friends contributing their unique skills include legendary guitarist Nick McCabe (The Verve), pedal steel virtuoso Chris Hillman (Ethan Johns/Billy Bragg) & James Walbourne (The Pretenders/The Rails) to name a few. Cellos and violins combine with vintage synths to create Nev's now familiar sonic landscape.

Inspired by the late Scott Walker, Neil Young and the aforementioned Waits, River's Edge is a unique sounding record blending beautifully-crafted songs with the cinema scope production values of Spiritualized and Morricone. It's a nod to the mythical Canyons of LA but through a very English lens. "There is a pastoral quality to the songs on this album 'Local Hero', ' Hello Stranger' 'Scattered Leaves' they're all about the hidden places I love discovering in the English countryside."

"I want to be unlike anything else out there at the moment. I don't see anyone doing what I do. I'm on my own. Good."

With DJ support from WONDERFULSOUND's Miles Copeland and Ceri Preston.

Reference Point

19/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Reference Point

19/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

George Arthur and fellow music obsessive Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor return for a Friday evening session of rare (and very rare) latin, jazz, AOR and Americana.

Iko Chérie

20/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Iko Chérie

20/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

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.

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

With almost 25 years of DJing under his belt, Beane Noodler has been collecting records for as long as he can remember. Through his popular 'Noodle Hotpot' podcast he's been broadcasting across the internet airwaves for 12 years now taking in everything from soul, disco, boogie, hip hop, jazz, latin, house and just about any other genre that has a soulful flavour running through its veins.

Hailing from Nottingham, where he co-promotes the long running Soul Buggin' night (now in its 15th year), he's played alongside just about everyone from Andrew Weatherall, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jazzanova and many more.

Leopold

21/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Leopold

21/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Max Gershinson alias Leopold is a DJ and radio host based in London – host of the Natural Element show (previously on Radar Radio) and Cue Music on Netil Radio.

Expect worldly soul, boogie and stretched-out mellow goodness.

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, pan-African, jazz, soul, reggae and psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.

They join us at Spiritland King's Cross for a joyous Friday night after curating our album club for the week previous.

Minus Kendal

27/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Minus Kendal

27/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

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.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

28/07/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall gets groovy once a month with this 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 swinging 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.