A well-known face behind the decks at London's classier musical establishments, Ashley Robinson makes his return to Spiritland with more worldwide tunes from his 'Inhabit w/ Ash' radio show.
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.
Alistair Gibbs has been producing sample-based deep house as Nebraska since the early nineties on labels such as Rush Hour, Mister Saturday Night, Heist, Razor-N-Tape and his own Friends & Relations label.
His extensive record collection reflects 30 years of sifting through crates looking for the perfect sample.
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 Wednesday night special.
Oli Keens is a resident DJ for queer collective Little Gay Brother, a total disco hoarder, a classy crowdpleaser and the former Music and Nightlife editor of Time Out. He might take up a DJ alter-ego one day - perhaps Man Leibovitz, maybe DJ Snappy Snaps - but he’s fine with his own name, all the same.
Admin & Miche
A knowledgeable veteran beyond his years, Bristol-based Admin dedicates much of his time listening to and carefully drawing musical influences from soul, disco, jazz and much more to respectfully invest into his own soulful, astral and progressive DJ sets and productions. He's joined for a one off session with our Miche
Deep digs await at Spiritland King's Cross.
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.
Dom Ore runs Miles Away Records, which is an independent record label based in London, UK. The label celebrates and amplifies the sounds of soul from all over the world on whatever format they deserve and in the highest possible quality.
Miles Away looks to create a feeling and atmosphere in everything it does from releasing records, broadcasting radio shows to curating club nights and playlists. Music that’s created by people all over the world, for people all over the world.
East London DJs Dellores & Tracey AKA Vinyl Bunnies return to Spiritland bringing the more eclectic side of their record collections.
The bunnies are well known on the scene for providing the perfect soundtrack to numerous private parties, exhibition launches and club nights across East and Central London.
They will be sharing a smattering of their vast personal collections playing groovy jazz fusion, Latin, funk and cinematic moods, sprinkled with a little bit of disco for this Friday session.
Nick Williams (Phonica/Meda Fury)
- Space Music
Not feeling restrictions in his DJ sets Nick draws on everything from proto-house to UK acid, modern deep jazziness and Afro influences to bass heavy hybrids, discoid weirdies and electro to lo-fi abstractions.
In his day job Nick has been running the counter and shop floor at Phonica Records in Soho London for nine years now, regularly serving up new releases to some of the hardest working DJs, everyone from Seth Troxler to Andrew Weatherall, Mr.G to Trevor Jackson, Honey Dijon, Four Tet and Moodymann.
In 2013 Nick was asked to start as A&R at legendary Belgian techno label R&S records, after some time he was asked to create and run a new sub-label for them: Meda Fury.
- Space Music
From "under the Neon Wing of Green Velvet", Jack Priest stepped onto Brooklyn based Wolf + Lamb Records with a not-so-serious approach to electronic music.
The dance-pop artist's work quickly gained global support from the likes of BBC Radio 1.
Come and hear the records that influence Jack's sound. Or ones that don't, but that he just really really loves.