Frederika is a Bulgaria born, London based DJ and one half of Discs of Fun and Love label. She is a resident at Spiritland and has guested on NTS, Balamii and Soho Radio to name a few. Expect to hear all styles of music, from jazz to hip hop, neo soul, folk, disco and everything that helps her express her state of mind.
Andy Bainbridge & Renata Maris
Coming from mutual love for good music Andy & Renata return to Spiritland playing across a spectrum of genres from jazz to afro, psych to electronica.
Andy’s been DJing for over 20 years and was part of the Bad Passion crew who ran their infamous parties in East London. He now co-runs Not An Animal Records and DJs throughout Europe. Renata is known for her eclectic sets and has played at various London establishments along with refined festivals like Houghton, Gottwood and Love International.
Michael Davies has fast become one of London’s most exciting young selectors, having started out with just a pair of turntables in his bedroom aged just 14.
The 27-year-old serial crate digger, known as Miche, now finds himself in high demand, appearing at top spots in both the UK and into the rest of Europe, His deep knowledge and enthusiasm for collecting and playing records means he holds close ties to institutions such as Mr Bongo, BBE and more.
Thanks to his extensive collection, which spans from modern soul, disco, deep house and beyond, He has hosted slots on Worldwide FM, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Red Light Radio, and has also appeared at festivals such as Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.
Miche’s talent for bringing in global audiences doesn’t stop there, either.
As Head of Programming at London’s illustrious Spiritland audiophile venues, and the basement club SUPERMAX, his eclectic sets always sees the music enthusiasts' haunts packed to the rafters.
Miche’s most avid and inspiring project to date, however, is his reissue label Discs Of Fun and Love. Launched in 2019 with his friend Frederika with the idea to focus on discovering forgotten gems, the label’s first four releases received great praise from music heavyweights, including Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and Hunee.
BYO Boogie's deep crates span every style from Estonian jazz, to steel drum disco, and unlikely charity shop nuggets.
An analogue obsessive, Tom hosts a monthly show on Threads Radio focusing on rare, global grooves.
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.
Karl is Station Manager at SOAS Radio and a resident DJ at the London party Club Sandwich.
The London Disco Society
The London Disco Society are a DJ collective created simply from the love of Disco and the rich culture that only a genre nearly 5 decades deep can retain.
Duo Oscar Kingsley and Rory Cordz joined forces in 2011 gaining initial success from a run of monthly intimate parties. They regularly headline events across London or support world class acts such as Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, David Morales, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Karizma, Crazy P, Pyschemagik, Norman Jay (MBE), Bill Brewster and more.
Away from the clubs of London they also have an impressive roster of festival gigs under their belts having played some of the UK's most loved including Glastonbury, Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Shambala and Gottwood. They're no strangers to international gigs either with shows all across Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong and Goa.
Known best for their ability to read the crowd intricately they dig deep for their sets exploring everything from the classics to acid-disco and tesko. They are however also unpretentious enough to roll out unabashed sing along Disco bangers when the time calls for it.
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.
Influenced by pirate radio and the buoyant underground soul scenes of the 1980s, Steve began his DJ journey hosting a soul night at art school at time when musical choice was otherwise limited to rave or grunge.
Shortly after meeting CJ Wilcox in a record shop, the pair launched the first incarnation of Soul Affair in 1995 at Hoxton's Blue Note club - possibly the hippest spot in the capital city at the time. Sunday Soul Affair ran weekly on Sunday afternoons until the venue's sad closure in 1998 and specialised in mid-tempo, rare groove, two-step and modern soul.
Following the closure of the Blue Note, Steve and CJ held residencies at nights such as True Spirit, Jazz Cafe, Point 101 and Ronnie Scotts. Along the way, the duo forged a new sound for their parties that celebrated everything soulful and deeply funky. More recently, Soul Affair relaunched at The Burlington Arms in Mayfair and has been running very successfully for the last five years. Steve continues to DJ at various soul weekenders, festivals and Ibiza.
Charles Vaughan is an eclectic DJ and broadcaster whose sets vary from pulsating jazz & international oddities to selectors disco cuts and soulful house grooves. Charles is the co-creator of ‘Universal Sanctuary’ on Worldwide FM with Tina Edwards, a late-night exploration into the crossroads of jazz and DJ culture. Having made his Boiler Room debut supporting esteemed selector Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy, as well as supporting acts including Esa at Pickle Factory and Dr Packer at Brixton Jamm, and completed a UK tour with Tina Edwards, Charles’ extensive experiences makes him a truly eclectic selector. His expansive sets broadcast new and familiar sounds to the dancefloor with infectious energy, no matter what the style.
Gerah (Dublab Brazil)
Geraldo Oliveira (GeraH) is an inquisitive Brazilian record collector now based in London.
Having played at a good deal of underground clubs and parties in São Paulo, he also created Laca Negra, tapping into multiple facets of soul, jazz and R&B at different bars.
Last year GeraH co-founded Dublab Brazil (Brazilian branch of Los Angeles station Dublab) with DJ Zinco and the journalist Monica Herculano.
GeraH is eager to share his collection in London, as well as his experience in production, spreading Brazilian vibes in the old continent.
Discs of Fun and Love
Discs of Fun and Love is a label run by Miche and Frederika. Both of them spread their time between London musical institutions such as Spiritland, NTS and Worldwide FM.
In their spare time they continue to dig for the next essential record to add to their ever growing collections.
The label itself shines a light on forgotten music and focuses on bringing lost, soulful treasures to the dance floor once more. Affordable, remastered and beautifully packaged, no aspect is forgotten in their quest to re-release a product the artist can be proud of sharing once again.
The label's releases can be found across the globe and their first two releases from Rochelle Rabouin & Sweet Mixture earned a wave of support from Gilles Peterson, Hunee, John Gomez, Mafalda and many more
As well as the records, they know how to throw a party. 2019 saw Friday late night sessions in a King's Cross basement, to lazy Sunday sessions on some of London's best sound systems.
Marie Garaccio (Six Million Steps)
Marie has always been surrounded by music. Whether reggae, soul, disco or pop – her dancing and singing parents brought music into her life from an early age.
You can catch Marie alongside Dave and JJ from Six Million Steps every other Saturday morning from 11am on the 6MS Sessions on Stomp Radio – and at our place for this groove-filled Friday night.
Grant Williams (Eclectics)
Grant has been on either side of the decks for the past 30 years, be it dancing or playing.
He's been collecting music since the age of eight and started the 'eclectics' collective in Bournemouth four years ago, which is also now a label of the same name. Eclectics have had various residencies, events, radio shows and have a busy schedule this summer playing at festivals and one off events.
You Have Been Loved: A Night of George Michael with Cherish Kaya
George Michael was taken from us unexpectedly on Christmas Day 2016, right at the end of a brutal year for our musical heroes.
We paid tribute in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and it only felt right to do it again through another night of George Michael worship.
Cherish Kaya returns to celebrate the life and music of this beautiful soul with a whole night of music by George, Wham! and his musical collaborators on the Spiritland system.
Free entry all night, but highly advisable to book a table via firstname.lastname@example.org.
An avid record collecting DJ within the audiophile scene, Don seamlessly sows different styles and genres into one musical journey.
A founding member of improv night Open Sauce featuring acts from labels such as Ninja Tune, Big Dada and Wichita Records – with recent DJ sets at EartH, Grow, Two Tribes to name just a few – his selection encompasses variations of jazz, funk, dub, reggae, tropical grooves, North African, Middle Eastern, disco, balearic, beats and anything in between.
Expect to have your musical cosmos expanded.