Mancunian music head Pasta Paul joins us for a night of high-carb, high-quality music, playing across the board.
Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)
Soho Radio's Cherrie Flava joins us for a Friday night session at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall.
Cherrie runs London-based underground record label MIC, who have released music from enigmatic producer Lord Tusk, anarchic Glaswegian duo LAPS and legendary cult musician Mike Collins aka SunPalace.
Having previously worked at Soul Jazz Records as A&R, and buyer for their record shop Sounds Of The Universe, Cherrie has been a fixture on London's underground and black music scenes for over a decade.
Peter Adarkwah (BBE)
Barely Breaking Even began in 1993 when Peter Adarkwah and Ben Jolly were discussing music and discovered a shared interest in diverse, eclectic sounds covering all genres – from old scratchy Brazilian grooves, through 70s funk, via jazz fusion, hip-hop and soul to newer garage, disco and techno music.
Pete had been DJing at friends' parties for several years and had just graduated to his first gig on the club scene. First and foremost a music lover and collector Pete had discovered a previously unknown aptitude when he started spinning the tunes. They decided to promote a night where the music that was played would not be restricted as it was in other clubs – the new night would be across styles and freestyle.
Since early 2000, Pete has continued to develop the label, taking it to new heights. BBE models itself on the motto of 'real music for real people' – with now over 180 compilations and artist albums released, profiling a variety of sounds and styles from funk and soul to disco and Latin as well as house and hip hop and beyond.
Andrew Whittaker (R&S Records)
Andy Whittaker heads up R&S Records from their base in London and is responsible for the label operations of R&S, Apollo and Meda Fury. He works closely with the likes of Talaboman, Lone, Djrum, Space Dimension Controller and many more whilst being a keen record collector and selector, having been DJing for over 20 years.
Expect him to dig deep through his vinyl collection and pick out some gems for the Spiritland Royal Festival Hall sound system.
Gerry Lyseight is a long-standing force among London's Latin, African and jazz scenes, as a DJ, promoter, record compiler and radio presenter.
Come and hear the co-founder of Brixton's legendary and much-missed Mambo Inn explore his record collection on an incredible sound system.
Too Slow to Disco with DJ Supermarkt
DJ Supermarkt joins us at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a Record Store Day 2019 special – bringing with him the sunny, breezy, slick and funky sounds of his 'Too Slow to Disco' compilation series.
Expect, in his own words, "late 70s, West coast yacht-pop you can almost dance to".
Alex Rita and Errol (fka Andwot) are the leading lights behind Touching Bass: a movement of London-based soul disciples who hold down a bi-weekly NTS Radio residency, a discussion series called Speaking In Sound and a monthly dance (communicated via texting service) among other creative endeavours.
Over the last three years, the latter has become a playground for soulful music of all kinds. As residents, Alex and Errol (alongside the rest of the Touching Bass selectors), have cultivated a space for musical exploration where emphasis is firmly placed on dance and community above all. A space unbounded by genre and lead by feeling instead, with talented local selectors and heavyweights equally likely to grace the DJ booth.
The pair have been slowly taking this approach across London and international dancefloors, with a debut Australia/Japan tour in 2018 and appearances at the likes of Dimensions (2016/2017), Field Day (2018, opening for Erykah Badu) and Brainchild festivals. Plus multiple appearances at cultural institutions like the ICA, BFI (in support of the official Black Panther film premiere) and TATE Britain/Modern.
Jagger & Oxman
Soho's Supreme store manager and Wolverhampton's best ever skater Dan 'Jagger' Ball checks in to play reggae roots and more from his deep, deep collection.
He's joined by friend Eddie Oxman, an institution in the London reggae revive scene. Perhaps most well-known internationally for his work with Dub Vendor and Soul Jazz crews, Oxman has a long and deep history – from producing and record collecting, to running his own sound and hosting dances. Whether selecting or on the mic, he's one of the best in the game.
Chris Coco has been working as a DJ since the acid house explosion of the late 80s. He has edited DJ magazine, worked for BBC Radio 1 on the after hours show The Blue Room. He has made artist albums for Warp and Distinctive Records. He has made compilations for Playboy, Ministry of Sound, EMI Classical and Trojan Records. His music has appeared on many compilations including the big ones, Cafe Del Mar and Hotel Costes. His music has been featured Sex And The City, Nip Tuck, House and many other TV shows.
He currently broadcasts and syndicates a weekly electronic music radio show called Melodica and runs his label, Melodica Recordings, out of his studio/office in London.
He'll be playing his new album Indigo and providing a DJ set also.
Jolyon Green (Low Life)
Long time friend of Spiritland and a resident for 15 years at Bill Brewster's legendary Low Life parties, Jolyon Green follows a distinctive Balearic path, taking in the widest range of meditative sounds.
Expect a night of blissful music aimed squarely at the soul.
Spiritland By Night: Patrick Forge
Some exciting news from us – we're launching Spiritland By Night, a series of monthly parties at our new Southbank Centre home.
Starting Friday 26th April, the tables and chairs will make way for dancers, night owls and party people looking to let loose under our disco ball.
The first of the esteemed selectors in the series is Patrick Forge (NTS / Da Lata / Dingwalls).
One of the UK's most distinctive musical forces, Patrick brings energetic soul, funk, latin jazz and worldly disco heat from his extensive record collection on our Living Voice & D&B sound system.
Doors are at 10pm, with drinks and dancing until 2am. Alternatively, make a night of it and join us for dining first. As ever, you can book tables by emailing our front desk on firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for a night of musical joy at Southbank Centre.
Ticket link above.
[Note on Southbank Centre ticketing: Booking fee applies per transaction and not per ticket. There is no booking fee if you are a SBC member or purchase in person from the ticket desk].
Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green
Brunch at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall just got groovy, with this monthly residency from two titans of the library music scene, Jonny Trunk and Martin Green.
Half Forgotten Library is a regular Sunday session bringing largely forgotten swinging library recordings and OSTs back to life through our world-class sound system.
Drop in anytime 1-6pm for a stretched out brunch, daytime drinking and lounging in the company of recently revived jazz, soul, funk, exotica and soundtracks.