Often found playing sounds on the DIY party circuit on both sides of the river, or playing a powerhouse of dizzying styles and moods on his long-running monthly Netil Radio show, the Hackney-based artist Josh Corbett lands on site with a palette of sounds in holster. He’s also one of the folks responsible for cultivating and programming residue of DJs who play at The Gun.
Four-time DMC World DJ Champion DJ Prime Cuts, aka Joel Clements, a member of DJ collective Scratch Perverts. He joins us for a special set at Spiritland Kings Cross to help ease us in to the new year Expect to hear some of the deepest treasures Joel has collected over the years.
- Library Music
Martin is the creative force behind the pioneering club Smashing, guiding hand on over 25 compilations of soundtrack, jazz and lounge obscurities and DJ at private parties at the most happening hotspots in London and beyond.
Martin works his magic in our first Friday night of 2023.
Fannar's an Icelandic wanderer, DJ, promoter and photographer playing regularly in London at Dalston Superstore, The Glory, The Eagle, East Bloc, The Kings Arms, Sketch and more.
A truly international spirit, this Viking adventurer has also taken to the decks across Europe.
You might also have spotted him involved with party projects The Meat Boys, Synth System Systers and Happy Endings to name a few.
Easy house and disco is order of the night for this Saturday night fun.
ToMo is a duo of record collectors who met in London, Motheo Ramphele from South Africa and Tomas Fernandez from Mexico. They'll be bringing their unique blend of sounds from all over the sphere to Spiritland.
Spiritland Legends: The Human League
- Synth Pop
The latest installation of Spiritland Legends is a night-long celebration of The Human League
Writer, DJ and pop curator Ian Wade mines his collection for THL and Heaven 17 gold.
Relocating from the UK to Paris in 2015, Xander managed to incrust himself in the local scene by starting a monthly residency at the bar / radio / cultural hotspot Le Mellotron. Spanning jazz, city pop, fusion, boogie, house and UKG, Xander's record collection has been tried and tested in bars and clubs around Europe, NYC, and more recently Miami. More locally in Paris, he can be found behind the turntables with his collective La Wild at regular parties which combine music, culture, and over-the-top decorations.
If you’re prepared to free your mind and leap around the genres or hug that dance-floor (yeah that one over there) then the guy who, without exception, is the only chap to use the word mega without you wanting to clock him is your man: kraut, funk, afro, acid house music without a home and all else in-between. We welcome back the one and only, Reverend Milo Speedwagon.
East London DJs Dellores & Tracey AKA Vinyl Bunnies play pure vinyl back to 2 back. Expect Jazz Fusion & Funk, Groovy Latin, Soulful House & Classy Disco, with a sprinkling of Cosmic Cinematic Beats & the odd curveball - always!
Known for the perfect rhythmical journey, selected from a smattering of their collections, the Bunnies have provided the soundtrack to International Private Parties, Exhibition Launches and Club Nights in and around East and Central London.
oin the VBs on their return to Spiritland and share in the sonic joys of their recent and life long vinyl treasures.
- New Age
Cat Byrne is a DJ, radio host and forest researcher from East London. She hosts the monthly radio show Biorhythms W/ Cat on Balamii radio, where she explores natural sounds, textured rhythms and percussive downtempo. She is also a keen field recordist, weaving her own field recordings throughout her sets.
Once a waitress at Spiritland, Cat is now coming back to bring Biorhythms to the Spiritland sound system. Expect to be taken on a deep listening journey connecting natural ambience across a wide range of genres, from meditative new age, to dembow rhythms.
- Trip Hop
Sleepier is a London-based DJ, radio host, and musician. Under her project Spirit Blue, she hosts NTS Radio’s Early Bird Show and can be found running hypnotic, eclectic jams on the station every week. When she’s not digging for tunes, she’s tucked away in her Peckham studio crafting the debut Spirit Blue EP with musical partner and co-host Impey.
She makes her Spiritland debut with a specially curated mix of ambient, fourth world, trip-hop, dub, leftfield electronic & more.
caroline is an eight piece, based in London. Started by Jasper Llewellyn, Mike O'Malley, Casper Hughes in early 2017, caroline initially evolved out of weekly improvisation sessions. Bringing together shared influences in, and experiences of playing, midwestern ‘emo’ guitar music, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical and various forms of dance music.
The group spent a year and a half playing privately, without a project name. Reiterating, deconstructing and re-building the same small handful of songs over and over again, the group slowly expanded their on-stage members before playing their debut show as caroline in 2018. Expansive singles ‘Dark blue’ and ‘Skydiving onto the library roof’, as well as performances at End of The Road, Green Man and supporting the Microphones, have built them a strong cult following. caroline’s self-titled debut album was released to critical acclaim by Rough Trade Records on the 25th Feb 2022.
We're very excited to host Mike O'Malley of caroline as he leads us through a 4 hour deep dive into his record collection.
Producer, DJ and designer duo Good Block recently self released ’Naiad / Dryad’ following EPs ‘Aquaculture’ and ‘4 Corners EP’ after nearly 10 years of hosting parties across London. 2021 also saw them release their first remix via Heels & Souls Recordings, as well as finally committing two edits to vinyl on Orange Tree Edits 008. Aside from adding new edits to their renowned dropbox folder the duo have performed around the world in venues and festivals such as Glastonbury, Le Sucre, Tate Modern, Brilliant Corners, Nuit Sonores, Caracol and Selvagem. Recently putting out mixes on platforms such as NTS, Worldwide, Noods, LYL Radio, Kiosk, Rinse FM, LYO, Gop Tun and Planet Trip, the duos all encompassing musical ethos results in DJ sets that smudge the line between genres.
- Space Music
An old head on young shoulders, Minus returns for another session at Spiritland Kings Cross.
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.
East Asia Beat with Lucky Cat & Jawa Jones
- East Asian
An evening of vintage music from Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and more. Your hosts are Lucky Cat aka Zoë Baxter of Resonance FM and Jawa Jones of Wanita Music. Both are collectors and selectors with a passion for East Asian music and especially covers of Western pop hits. If you've never heard a Nancy Sinatra hit sung in Cantonese, now is the time!
Fergus Clark runs the Glasgow-based record label 12th Isle and currently hosts a monthly show on NTS Radio.
Alongside everything 12th Isle, he co-compiled 'Miracle Steps: Music From The Fourth World' for Optimo Music and has contributed to reissue projects for labels such as Stroom and Muscut as well as penning various liner notes.
We're delighted to have Fergus down this Saturday night for his Spiritland debut.
Jamal Raouf, Founder of London-based online record shop Distant Rhythm, is an avid traveller in search of mystical, tropical and rhythmic music. With an expansive palate traversing Afrobeat, Bollywood, Cumbia, MPB, Zouk and much more, you can expect an immersive sonic journey tinged with psychedelia.