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South Beach Recycling

01/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

South Beach Recycling

01/03/2020 KC

  • 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.

Emanative

01/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Emanative

01/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • 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.

Raoul Edwards

02/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Raoul Edwards

02/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Raoul Edwards is a Stamp The Wax affiliate, having been involved there from early on, and is now the new Manager at East London hotspot, The Lion & Lamb in Hoxton. With Romanian heritage, Raoul grew up in London and drew in all the influences his upbringing had to offer, from the folk of his Eastern European roots to the garage from pirate radio. This wide-reaching taste lends itself well to long sets where anything goes.

Ono

03/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic

Ono

03/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic

ONO has been DJing for about a decade now, and works during the week as a programmer, heading up the bookings for Kala Festival in Albania and Secretsundaze here in London.

Tom Blip

04/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Tom Blip

04/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Tom Blip runs the vibrant Blip Discs imprint which has steered a consistently impressive path through bass music, house and traditional African sounds since its inception in 2015. His latest release was voted amongst the top 50 Fact Mag singles of the year in 2019 and the young producer has plenty more hotly tipped releases cooking for 2020. His remix for ‘Heyyeh’ by Penya (due out January via On The Corner) has already been exciting dance floors and track ID groups alike with plenty more originals on the way for the latter half of the year. As a DJ, his sets are often just as far reaching and unpredictable as his label which should keep absolutely any music head on their toes.

Spiritland Legends: Andrew Weatherall hosted by James Cooper

05/03/2020 KC

  • Electronica

Previous Spiritland Legends nights have celebrated the work of everyone from The Beatles, Dylan and Bowie to Kraftwerk, Diana Ross and New Order.

On 5th March, James Cooper explores the studio output of a giant of modern music - Andrew Weatherall, who's prolific creativity has ignited dancefloors and imaginations for over 30 years, from remixing and production duties for Happy Mondays and Primal Scream, through to deep and forward-thinking electronica, both solo and in many collaborations as Bocca Juniors, The Asphodells, The Sabres Of Paradise, Two Lone Swordsmen and numerous other aliases.

James plays the lot - the deep cuts and the anthems from 8pm until 1am.

Dr Bob Jones

06/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Dr Bob Jones

06/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Free entry but table bookings recommended via hello@spiritland.com or 020 3319 0050.
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Bob Jones career in the music business started in May 1967 His music policy was, as it is now, the highest quality black music, featuring soul, dance and jazz, and he has been recognized worldwide as one of the first DJs ever to play jazz to a dance floor as early as 1971. Dr Bob is still filling dance-floors across planet Earth 52 years since he started in May 1967. In 1979 he DJ’d at the world's first ever soul and jazz Dance Weekender at Caister in Norfolk, England, and went on to play at 24 Caisters. In the 80s Bob Jones was on the original DJ lineup for Alex Lowe’s Southport Dance Weekend and went on to spin at 44 x Southport Weekends, 2 a year for 22 years.

He has played in numerous clubs and venues across England, He also played at the famous Monday night Jazz Sessions at London's Wag Club alongside Gilles Peterson, Kevin Beadle and Sylvester, and was resident at the now famous Sunday Jazz Sessions at Dingwalls , Camden Lock, London with Gilles Peterson and Kev Beadle.

In 1990 he was approached by the American music giant Motown Records, to remix and additionally produce a record by The Temptations. The result was the International hit 'The Joneses'. The recording by the artists known as 'Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince', and Bob is now credited as a co-writer of 'Boom - Shake the Room', this reached No 1 in over 14 countries He was also instrumental in giving Coldcut the idea to record Yazz's No 1 Record 'The Only Way is Up', which sold 6 million copies and became the biggest selling single at the time.

Bob has produced over 30 different artists including Al Green, Daryl Hall, Izit, Squeeze, and Bobby Womack. He has also given his expertise on the history of black music consulting and starring in Lenny Henry's 'New Soul Nation' on Channel 4 in 1994, and was Music Consultant to BBC 2's 'Late Show' on The British Black Music Industry in 1995, and completed a film treatment for 'A History of UK Black Music'. Jones is also one of the founder members of The British Rhythm & Blues Association - the BRBA.

Leopold

07/03/2020 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Leopold

07/03/2020 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.

Will Sumsuch (BBE)

07/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Will Sumsuch (BBE)

07/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Globetrotting musician and producer Sumsuch’s brand of deep-thinking electronic music has found favour with discerning DJs the world over.

You may know Will through his DJing, production as Mega Jawns (with Philadelphia soul man Will Brock), a monthly show on leading electronic station Proton Radio, his label Colour and Pitch or as senior contributing editor for 5 Mag Chicago, North America’s only dedicated house music publication.

Come and hear his suitably deep picks

Mochi Men

08/03/2020 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mochi Men

08/03/2020 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

MOCHI MEN are a Parisian duo consisting of DJ producer Young Pulse (G.A.M.M.) and DJ selector ATN (New Morning) who teamed up to share their love of disco, funk, AOR and deeper selections.

Both avid record collectors, you can catch them at their residencies in Paris at Badaboum and in London at the Bussey Building. They also broadcast live on their monthly radio show on Le Mellotron.

The MOCHI MEN launched MOCHI RECORDS in 2019, where you will find their work and collaborations as producers and remixers.

Roberta Reachout

08/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Roberta Reachout

08/03/2020 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Roberta is a long time heavy music head originally from Bari, Puglia living in London for 30 years.

Adopting herself to the Talking Loud events at Dingwalls, and then later Bar Rumba's ‘That’s How It Is’ and the Straight No Chaser magazine family she soon became a well connected link between Italy and the 90’s underground London scene and all its trends.

As a Straight No Chaser scribbler, correspondent for Acid Jazz magazine and RadioItaliaNetwork, Roberta went on living her dream in London for being the place where music has always been happening and the club scene has always been strong in terms of legacies.

This to mention the later merging of another extremely important music fam into Roberta’s life as a digger as this one came via professor-friend-dancer-writer Tim Lawrence (thank you Tim! for introducing her to David Mancuso (RIP) and the Lucky Cloud Sound System and for inviting her to join the party set-up volunteers group).

In recent years, together with organising unique multimedia Arts crossover events-parties for selected clients/festivals in Italy, the ultimate leitmotif of her search has been reaching out to people to open up for new directions hence the never forgotten purpose of wanting to be a radio broadcaster-music selector that plays music with a message hence her new acclaimed name as a dj-selector as Roberta ReachOut.

Currently on air monthly on Totally Wired Radio (ReachOut Sound Emporium), it’s an incredible joy watching her spinning (Bookclub, The Seveney, The Horse & Groom): being such a natural happy dancer with complete devotion to music, spinning has just become second nature to Roberta as for the first time she has the challenge to be playing a long set which means there will be #moremusic as she always reminds, old friends Norman Jay MBE or Gilles Peterson, at the end of an email.

Chris Coco “Music As A Foreign Language” Album Launch

09/03/2020 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo

Music As A Foreign Language is the next artist album from DJ/producer Chris Coco. It was made in London and Ibiza with a close knit group of collaborators. It’s deep, meditative, lush, thoughtful electronic music, probably best listened to at home, or on headphones.
The main collaborators are audio and visual artist Yawa Ze, guitarist Nicolas Cornu (Nick & Samantha), singer Reese Robinson, singer Sebastian Lijla (Hush Forever), saxophonist Carlton Headley and drummer Kazuyo Kotani.

Chris will be DJing for the rest of the evening

Karl FM

10/03/2020 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Karl FM

10/03/2020 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Karl FM cut his teeth playing long dinner sets in his native Stockholm and has since picked up gigs in New York, Delhi and across the UK. His RFH brunch sets have become a beloved low key affair at Spiritland RFH and he joins us again for another.

Karl is Station Manager at SOAS Radio and a resident DJ at the London party Club Sandwich.

Jamal

11/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jamal

11/03/2020 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • 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.

Ralph Tee (Expansion Records)

12/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Record label boss, radio broadcaster and lifelong soul aficionado Ralph Tee is here for a Friday night of upbeat, smiles for miles music. His knowledge of and passion for sharing the rare grooves is second to none.

Ralph has been a club DJ since the 1970s & broadcasting on radio since the 1980s, with deep roots in the UK soul scene.

Pontchartrain

13/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pontchartrain

13/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Detroit. Community. Love.

For the last 12 years, the way that Detroit-based DJ Pontchartrain has approached music, is centered around two things - learning and sharing. The result has been an interesting change up from the status quo of what comes out of the motor city. What started off as a project for edits and DJ tools has turned into a rediscovery of the roots of dance music. This shift in the last few years has pushed him into the new opportunities with some of the greatest labels in disco and house realm, and interesting achievements across the globe.

After joining up as A&R for the prolific label Whiskey Disco and its house subsidiary Lovedancing, his scouting of new talent has widened his musical scope even more, and his DJ style and productions have continued to advance. In addition to curating these two outlets, in the past few years alone he has released on well over a dozen labels, including Kolour LTD, Rocksteady Disco, Delusions of Grandeur, Toy-Tonics, Soul-Clap Records, Masterworks Music, Razor-N-Tape and many more. Output has been nothing short of consistent, hitting #1 chart positions on established outlets such as Juno, several times, in multiple genres.

When it comes to performances, Pontchartrain believes in the overarching goal of community. From the time he brought the Detroit Children’s Choir on stage with him at Movement Festival to sing along, to the bold invocations of poetry and messages of love, the dancefloor is a place for everyone to come as they are, and enjoy the people they are with, centered around the ancient idea of the communal dance.

Like many of the great Detroit artists he looks up to, there’s a humble blue collar aspect to his background as well. Pontch still works as a social worker directly with drug addicts getting back on their feet right here in the motor city. He volunteers with groups such as Give A Beat, LRNG, Girls Rock Detroit, local public libraries, and is now a volunteer and teacher at Spin Inc music production school. Music is truly a way of life, part of the greater idea of lifting each other up. His actions, sounds, and personality encompass this idea.

Anne Frankenstein

14/03/2020 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Anne Frankenstein

14/03/2020 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • 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.

Colin Curtis

14/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Colin Curtis

14/03/2020 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

In Colin's words – "when you consider how fast the DJing world is moving these days, 50 years in the game is a ludicrous thing to contemplate".

Having lived, danced and DJed through the eras of Northern Soul, jazz-funk and house, few can claim to have contributed to UK dance music more than Colin Curtis.

Growing up in Stoke on Motown and Radio Caroline, Colin first started DJing in 1967 and became a figurehead for some of Northern England’s most iconic clubs, including the Blackpool Mecca, Rafters in Manchester and Nottingham’s Rock City.

His experiments with electro and house, alongside Hewan Clarke at The Playpen in Manchester also had a profound impact on the musical direction of the Haçienda. These days his career is viewed with similar superlatives as Mancuso, which we discuss in the below, alongside a look into his life as a record collector and the new jazz dance fusion compilation he’s curated for Z Records.

POSTPONED -Spiritland Talks: Simon Day – Hosted by Mark Webster

16/03/2020 KC

  • Talks

UPDATE- Unfortunately we have had to postpone this event due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Simon and Spiritland are looking to re-schedule later in the year.

We're excited to announce our next Spiritland Talks session. Simon Day is best known as a founding member of The Fast Show. He started out performing character comedy as Tommy Cockles in 1991, and has been on television since as numerous characters, including the prog-loving Brian Pern.

Perhaps not so well known is his other life as an obsessive music lover, playing in the band ’Simon And The Virgins’, who supported bands including Squeeze, The Ruts, Aswad and more in the late 1970s.

Join us for a deep dive into his inner musical life and record collection in the company of friend, presenter and fellow music fiend Mark Webster. There's only 70 tickets available for this so don't hang around.

Doors at 6pm for a 7.30pm start.