Composer and multi-instrumentalist Charlotte Hatherley joins us on the Wednesday night of our preview week to play the music closest to her heart - the deep and cosmic sounds of the synthesizer. Come and hear the past and see the future on the new Spiritland system with Charlotte at the controls.
A Zelig-like figure in the world of electronic music, Richard Norris always manages to be in the right place at the right time. A more likely explanation is that he makes it happen around him. Thursday night finds him exploring his record collection for gems with a heavy nod to psychedelia.
Musical authority, journalist, record collector, surprisingly versatile cook and much-emulated DJ, Bill Brewster comes armed with a record collection and nuanced style that needs to be heard on a system of distinction. Expect excursions into deep funk, AOR and even some long-lost North London pub rock from Bill.
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 on her first excursion on the new Spiritland sound system on Saturday night.
Patrick Forge is one of the UK's leading musical authorities with a deep London heritage stretching back to Dingwalls, the glory days of Kiss FM and Soho's perennial digger's spot, Reckless Records. With tastebuds that reach out into jazz, AOR, OSTs and highly-polished funk, we are delighted to welcome Patrick to Spiritland. Early entry is advised.
Donna Leake and Mafalda
Sunday selectors Donna and Mafalda bring their spiritual vibe to Sunday afternoon, with a five hour session starting at Midday. Expect cosmic sounds, global rhythms, contemplative music and the rarest records this side of the canal.
Alexis Taylor's distinctive voice and songwriting have shaped Hot Chip's imaginative deconstruction of pop music over the last fifteen years. He has also released more contemplative music as part of About Group on his three progressively personal solo albums. Hear him go deep on a Monday 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.