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Gary Johnson (Mr Bongo/PMD)

01/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Gary Johnson (Mr Bongo/PMD)

01/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Gary first started buying records back in the mid 1980s and began DJing in local pubs and bars, and would often travel to the States looking for records to buy.

A few years ago he started to DJ with the Mr Bongo Soundsystem which has given him the opportunity to take trips all over the world buying and playing records.

Vesa Liede

02/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Vesa Liede

02/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Excellent taste? Check. All vinyl? Check. Weekend resident? Check.

Long time aficionado of all things beats, breaks and B-Boy culture, cratedigger Vesa returns with his enviable record collection for a rhythm section-led Saturday.

Lauri Soini

02/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Lauri Soini

02/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Helsinki-based DJ and promoter of the renowned Club Kaiku, Lauri Soini is a cosmopolitan music enthusiast and visionary but also a style icon who gets inspired by music, art, fashion and people.

He has played all around Europe – at Paris and Milan Fashion week, as well as Robert Johnson, Dekmantel Selectors and Underbron. In addition, he is a part of the hannulelauri duo and La Persé collective.

Esqueezy & Martyn Pepperell

03/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Esqueezy & Martyn Pepperell

03/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Over the last five years, Natalie Davies alias Esqueezy has held roles with COPSON, Don’t Watch That, Dummy Mag, and The Drop Date. With one ear trained on the past, and the other listening for the future, Esqueezy’s freeform DJ sets range from downtempo and balearic gems to full-throttle house and techno.

Martyn Pepperell is a freelance music journalist, broadcaster and DJ from Wellington NZ who once took The Egyptian Lover out for fish and chips. He’s penned extensive features on experimental icons Alice Coltrane, Midori Takada and Mort Garson for Dazed, explored Seoul and Hong Kong’s underground scenes for Bandcamp Daily; and presented specials on vintage New Zealand disco and jazz-funk for Dublab and NTS Radio Live. Martyn blogs for Test Pressing, and recently opened for Warpaint. In 2017, he helped produced the reissue of Jess Sah Bi & Peter One’s 80s Ivorian country/folk classic Our Garden Needs Its Flowers for Awesome Tapes From Africa.

Sarah Evans

03/11/2019 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Sarah Evans

03/11/2019 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Sarah Evans selects records from across the globe and decades to make your head nod and your soul feel better.

Ronan (Inner Totality)

04/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Global

Ronan (Inner Totality)

04/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Global

Ronan is a London-based DJ responsible for Inner Totality, an otherworldly international party and radio show.

Spiritland Legends: Simon & Garfunkel

05/11/2019 KC

  • Americana
  • Folk
  • Pop

The latest installation of Spiritland Legends is a night-long celebration of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

Father and son team Miche & Big T dig through their expansive Simon and Garfunkel collections for a night of hits, b-sides, rarities and solo work.

Free entry but highly recommended you reserve a table via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.

Francesco Fucà

06/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Global
  • Pop

Francesco Fucà

06/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Global
  • Pop

Francesco Fucà is an Italian vinyl collector and selector based in south London.

In the last few years, Francesco has also made guest appearances on Balamii Radio and on the Tokyo-based Hamon Radio as well as playing in a variety of London venues.

His eclectic selection ranges from balearic atmosphere to Japanese ambient music, pop gems from the 80’s, as well as jazz and abstract jazz looking into cosmic/italo disco & afro vibes.

Worm Disco Club

07/11/2019 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Worm Disco Club

07/11/2019 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Worm Disco Club are an established crew of musicians, promoters and diggers based in Bristol with a reputation for producing unique packed-out club nights showcasing jazz, Brazilian, latin and afro-centric music. This led to them being invited to curate and produce the Wormhole, one of the hottest new venues for Glastonbury 2019.

As DJs they have honed their skills playing sets all across the UK as well as in Berlin, Amsterdam and Brazil. They are dedicated to playing the finest cuts of rare vinyl magic scoured from all corners of the globe with a heavy dose of percussive fire and deep grooves. Expect to be taken on a hip-swaying musical journey across decades and continents, connecting the dots between jazz, psychedelia, latin and more.

Synth System Systers

08/11/2019 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • House

Synth System Systers

08/11/2019 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • House

Fannar is back at Spiritland after a memorable session in early 2019, this time with friend Jonny as Synth System Systers

After being introduced in a dark corner of Horse Meat Disco by their mutual friend, Severino, Jonny & Fannar have become virtually inseparable stable mates, working, playing records and now even living together by the sea in Kent.

Easy house and disco is order of the night for this Friday night fun.

Lucid Stannard

09/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Lucid Stannard

09/11/2019 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Resident and founder of Lucy's Disco and female-centric Womb 2, Lucid Stannard has been spreading her wings rapidly throughout the UK, Berlin, the Med and even Uganda.

Spotted by London’s party heavyweights Percolate in early 2016, they gave her a slot on their stage at Secret Garden Party festival and since then she's played with the likes of John Morales, A Guy Called Gerald, Rune Lindbæk and Mark E to name a few, at parties such as Gottwood, Secret Garden Party, Festival No 6, Love International, Percolate, Future Boogie, Locomotive and the Good Life.

Tomoki Tamura (Holic Trax)

09/11/2019 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Rare breed DJ Tomoki Tamura started his journey with dance music in Japan and has come a long way since – via London (Fabric, Ministry of Sound, Plastic People, The End) and his own Holic parties/label – followed now by Berlin.

Though a respected producer, label owner and promoter, Tomoki knows his record best and remains a DJ above all else.

Matt Timms

10/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Matt Timms

10/11/2019 KC

  • Balearic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The south coast super-selector returns for another of his trademark Sunday sessions.

Balearic-based synth jams, cosmic melodies and leftfield funk await you.

Ears Have Eyes

10/11/2019 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Ears Have Eyes

10/11/2019 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Peckham's finest ambient hitters join us for a deep and downtempo Sunday.

Justin Quirk

11/11/2019 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Folk

Justin Quirk

11/11/2019 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Folk

Culture writer and creative director Justin Quirk has played at Spiritland since the Merchants Tavern days, as well as at art events from the Royal Academy and Artomatic to the Whitechapel Gallery as well as soundtracking live installations in disused studios and underground car parks. Analogue ambient, folk rock, spaced-out dub, slow disco, 80s boogie and all points inbetween.

Kate Hutchinson

12/11/2019 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Space Music

Kate Hutchinson

12/11/2019 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Space Music

Freelance music writer, broadcaster and Worldwide FM host Kate joins us for a Wednesday night.

Over the years Kate has played everywhere from Field Day to End of the Road, Somerset House to Kensington Palace and from the ballroom at Torture Garden to the shop floor at H&M Oxford Circus. Recent bookings include BBC Woman's Hour's 70th Birthday, Oxjam's 10th Birthday with Fatboy Slim and the Stylist Beauty Awards.

Other DJ gigs include at Film4's Summer Screenings, Bestival, Gutterslut at East Bloc, Trouble Vision, Guilty Pleasures and The Last Tuesday Society. She's also programmed nights with Jackmaster, SBTRKT, Mary Anne Hobbs, Fleetmac Wood and more.

Come along to hear Kate's good time selections from the extremities of her record collection.

Cedric Bardawil & Chris Kontos

13/11/2019 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Cedric Bardawil & Chris Kontos

13/11/2019 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Cedric welcomes Chris Kontos to Spiritland for a night of otherworldly records.

Chris is a veteran in the scene, having run various music blogs: Plaid Music and Journal of Curiosities, which developed to Kennedy Magazine in 2013. A bi-annual print publication focused on music, art, fashion and culture, featuring in-depth interviews with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Thurston Moore, Peter Zummo, Andrew Weatherall and many more.

Cedric runs music platform for the arts Fourth Sounds, and has released Laraaji's Vision Songs Live.

Marcio Martinez

14/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Music researcher and member of The BBE Record Store team in East London, Marcio Martinez come back to Spiritland King's Cross for five hours of hard-to-find beats.

He also runs his personal project called Last Day On Earth has a radio show on Dublab Brasil which started in April.

Kit Sebastian & Huw72 (Mr Bongo)

15/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kit Sebastian & Huw72 (Mr Bongo)

15/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kit Sebastian fuse Anatolian psychedelia and Brazilian Tropicalia with 60’s European pop and American jazz. The duo is formed of 20 somethings Kit Martin, who lives between London & France and plays all instruments on the album & Merve Erdem, vocalist & multi-disciplinary artist from Istanbul, now based in London. They recently released their critically acclaimed debut album, Mantre Moderne, on Mr Bongo Records.

Huw is the former head-buyer at the legendary Mr Bongo shop. Djing and promoting nights since 1988 – Digging Deep, Playing everything related to rocking the crowd from Soul and Funk to Jazz, Brazilian and more

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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Clap City’s Message from the Tribe

16/11/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Clap City’s Message from the Tribe

16/11/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Clap City Records launched in 2018 as an East London based label, specialising in reissuing cult funk, soul and jazz records from around the world. Hailing from a council flat in Clapton, formerly known in the late nineties as the capital's 'murder mile', the label's name pays homage to the many late nights the founders and wider collective spent making memories around their turntables, digging through old crates and spinning new tracks picked up from travels along the way. As much as the label focuses on giving old music new light, it also aims to repackage it with a modern aesthetic. This includes minimal sleeve designs and accompanying zines explaining the history of the music.

In celebration of their second release, 'Farewell To The Welfare' by Wendell Harrison, Clap City founder Sean Britton will be playing records from the cult underground Detroit Jazz label, Tribe. Tribes short lifespan as a label, publication and musical collective spanned from 1971 through to 1978. During this period it gave birth to some of the most beloved jazz records to come out of this era. The reissue of 'Farewell To The Welfare' is another stepping stone in igniting modern day music lovers to an important label they may not have even heard of yet. The record will be released on 7th December, but there will be a very special pre-sale at this event.

Tony Higgins (BBE)

16/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tony Higgins (BBE)

16/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tony 'Jazz Dad' Higgins plays extended and exploratory sets spanning jazz, reggae, psych, blues, soul, Americana, disco, afro and Latin.

With a background in music management and promotion, Tony also worked in TV for several years, working on landmark BBC documentaries including 'Jazz Britannia' and 'Seven Ages of Rock'. He produced a live concert film in Los Angeles with multi-Grammy winning legend Emmylou Harris and is a music consultant to several specialist record labels, providing sleeve notes and advising on deep archive reissues.

Most recently, Tony has worked closely with renowned disco/jazz//funk label BBE Music on 'J Jazz', a compilation and reissue series of Japanese jazz rarities from the 70s and 80s.

Expect to hear a greasy rhythm and blues 45 alongside some scorching funk mixed up with roots reggae and super fine jazz, plus much more.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Anne Frankenstein

17/11/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Anne Frankenstein

17/11/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Hip Hop
  • 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.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Emanative

17/11/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Emanative

17/11/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Producer, drummer, percussionist and DJ Nick Woodmansey aka Emanative has produced records for Brownswood, On The Corner, Ninja Tune and most recently a double gatefold LP for Jazzman.

He's also a trustee of Gilles Peterson's Steve Reid Foundation along with Four Tet and Floating Points, among others.

Whilst his productions have been rooted mainly in deep and spiritual jazz, his eclectic taste and vinyl selections cover all corners of the globe and all genres. Expect all manner of earthly delights from the deep and diverse to the strange and funky.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

As One (Kirk DeGiorgio) – ‘Communion’ album playback & DJ set

18/11/2019 18:30 - 23:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Electronica

Kirk Degiorgio has been part of the Spiritland story since day one. His musical universe ranges from intense techno and perfectly crafted jazz fusion to the deepest electronica under his As One guise.

It's our pleasure to welcome him to King's Cross on 18th November for the launch of the first new and highly anticipated As One studio album in 15 years.

'Communion' covers a broad sonic palette, ranging from jazz and hi-tech funk dancefloor action to minor-chord symphonies with his trademark 90s electronica touch and flawless production.

The night involves full album playback and a DJ set from the man himself.

FREE ENTRY – but table bookings recommended via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

JR

19/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

JR

19/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Inspired by London's growing audiophile movement, JR has travelled widely to curate the music for his soulful sets.

Delving into the musical tapestry of many far off – and far out – places. Expect an eclectic mix of global funk, jazz, folk and hip-hop.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Liam Large

20/11/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Liam Large

20/11/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

As founder of the influential Jukebox Jam R&B club night, Liam has also worked for Jazzman Records since the early 2000s contributing to many compilations and re-releases, plus taking regular trips to the US in search of old records alongside Jazzman founder Gerald Short.

He DJs regularly in London and around Europe playing across the spectrum of vintage black music – soul, funk, R&B, blues, jazz, reggae, hip hop, Latin, African, Caribbean and more.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Displaced

22/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Displaced

22/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

DJ and production duo DISPLACED return to Spiritland weaving jazz, soul, world music and anything else that takes their fancy into the Friday night mix.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Minus Kendal

23/11/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Minus Kendal

23/11/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

An old head on young shoulders, weekend resident Minus returns for another session of his long-held 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.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Tina Edwards

23/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tina Edwards

23/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Broadcaster, music journalist and DJ Tina Edwards hosts Worldwide Daily on Worldwide FM.

She's recognised as being at the forefront of the new genre-crushing UK jazz scene and has played across the UK, Chicago and Singapore, opening for DJ Amir and Henry Wu.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Guilhem Monin

24/11/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Guilhem Monin

24/11/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • 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.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Harv

24/11/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Harv

24/11/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • EFG London Jazz Festival
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

With over 15 years' experience behind the counter at Honest Jon’s Records in Portobello Road under his belt, Outernational Sounds label boss Harv visits our Royal Festival Hall site for an evening of smooth grooves with soul.
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This event is part of our programming for the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Dance & J Chrysalis

25/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Dance & J Chrysalis

25/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Dance is the alias of Sam Purcell. Born and based in the suburbs of South London, he works as a visual designer, producer and DJ. Cavernous virtual spaces and dub-indebted bass frame his productions and sets. His record label, Blank Mind, extends this preoccupation.

J Chrysalis, has recently produced recent mixes on Rinse for Hessle Audio and the 100th edition of Blowing Up the Workshop. His debut release A Kind Robin / Latent Space is out on Blank Mind.

Hodan Styrene

26/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hodan Styrene

26/11/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hodan Styrene is a British-Somali jazz DJ born and bred in London. She is the creator of radio projects like ‘The Garden is Open’ and ‘The Sessions’ and has played at NTS, Balamii and Rinse France.

For Hodan, jazz is the living thread that weaves all black art and technology : hip-hop, electronic, techno, soul, funk, house and drum and bass. Playing music for the mind, body and soul.

Jim Tything

27/11/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jim Tything

27/11/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

As a member of North East London DJ collective Tythings, James Kinnaird (alias Jim Tything) is a regular at local haunts including Spiritland and Brilliant Corners, while by day he works in King’s Cross at music and arts venue Kings Place.

His record collection is truly eclectic and continues to develop through the neverending search for warm, rich and heady sounds.

Alena Arpels

28/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Prolific DJ, performer and a regular guest at Europe's finest soul weekenders, Alena Arpels will be bringing her cherished selection of rare groove, modern soul and jazz-funk records for this Thursday night special.

Félix Portalés

29/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Félix Portalés

29/11/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Félix Portalés was born in Valencia in 1979 and has played records since 1996 across Spain.

Influenced heavily by Reference Point, he has an eclectic taste across Worldwide Jazz, Library and Brazilian Music.