What’s On

Derrick Gee

17/08/2019 15:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Space Music

Derrick Gee

17/08/2019 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Space Music

Derrick's a selector from Sydney, now residing in London.

A serious fan of spiritual jazz, noodling blues, 70s dream pop and gut-wrenching soul, he's a resident on NTS Radio and formerly a host on Brussels' LDBK, making a name for himself blending far-flung gems with much-adored classics.

Derrick has recently joined the weekend resident roster and joins us for this Saturday session.

Jolyon Green (Low Life)

17/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Space Music

Jolyon Green (Low Life)

17/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Space Music

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.

Seiji Ono & Hugo LX

17/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seiji Ono & Hugo LX

17/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seiji Ono runs Floating Points' reissue label Melodies International. Among others, the label has been responsible for giving a second lease of life to long lost classics and scarcely heard soul gems alike, reissuing and re-contextualizing records such as 'A Gira' by Trio Ternura and 'A Tribute To Muhammad Ali' by Le Stim.

Seiji Ono DJs regularly at the label’s 'You’re a Melody' parties and has also co-founded all-Japanese music DJ crew 'Shibaura Sound System', playing records reflecting his inclinations for music with soul.

Hugo LX is a nomadic DJ and producer cruising from donwtempo beats to soulful electronic dance music. He has crafted music for labels such as NDATL, Balance and MCDE and has also supplied beats for numerous hiphop staples.

Mark Greenfield

18/08/2019 12:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mark Greenfield

18/08/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Regular-for-a-reason selector Mark G checks in for another sweet and soulful afternoon session.

Social Music with Chris Philips & Jez Nelson (Jazz FM)

18/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jazz FM's Chris Philips and Jez Nelson join us at Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for a laid back sociable Sunday afternoon of the grooviest jazz sounds around, touching on funky jazz burners, rare boogie 12s and between-the-lines neo soul grooves.

Stephen Titmus

18/08/2019 17:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Stephen Titmus

18/08/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Stephen Titmus is a music journalist and DJ from London.

With nearly two decades of experience, and an enviable record collection, Stephen plays a broad range of soulful music ranging from jazz and beyond.

Stephen has been working in the music industry since the early noughties - working in music tech and media at companies like Shazam and Resident Advisor.

Pasto Pesta

19/08/2019 19:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Reggae/Dub

Pasto Pesta

19/08/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Reggae/Dub

Pasto Pesta are LJ Horstman and Voys. LJ is a long time NTS1 resident with the ‘Field Work’ show and releases dance music as Weird Weather (12”s on Emotional Especial / Going Good). Voys is the shop manager of Rye Wax, Peckham and one half of DJ duo Souvenir. They will be playing music from the borders of ambient, dub, wave, experimental electronics and classic rock.

Tom Blip & Miche

20/08/2019 19:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Tom Blip & Miche

20/08/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Starting out behind two turntables at the age of 14, our man Michael Davies is a serial crate digger and DJ with a passion for remarkable music. He enjoys nothing more than genre-spanning marathon sets, with records played from all across the globe.

The Spiritland Selector is back for another rare groove filled affair – expect anything from deep soul to free jazz – and especially if the word 'love' features in the title. This time, he's joined by the esteemed Tom Blip.

Via his globally influenced label, Blip Discs, Tom Blip's debut record 'Wrong Guanco' spent a large part of 2015 providing everyone from Bonobo to Joy Orbison with their peak time drum workout at sets across the world. The eclecticism of this musical imprint gives somewhat of a hint of his wide tastes as a selector, and has rightfully put the young DJ on the map.

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

The Mighty Zaf

22/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Behind the turntables, the counter at Love Vinyl and numerous compilations, Zaf has long been a leading force in musical curation with a peerless record collection.

He’ll be sharing some highlights from it during this late night Thursday session.

Jeremy Spellacey (Crown Ruler)

22/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Jeremy Spellacey (Crown Ruler)

22/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Lost in music and neck deep in the world of records, Jeremy caught the bug during the late 90s in his native Wellington, NZ. Following a move to London in 2000, he spent the next ten years loitering in Soho’s record stores, DJing at East End parties and running with local music crews, this left an indelible mark.

A move to Melbourne in 2000 and a partnership with Jamie Bennett lead to the birth of Crown Ruler’s online record store. Showcasing his expansive musical knowledge and knack for trawling forgotten music from across the globe, the unearthing and celebration of music goes deep. It has lead him to consult on a number of acclaimed reissues, curate and source records for a wide variety of local and international clients and launch the Crown Ruler record label. This all culminated in 2017’s Crown Ruler SoundCompilation for London based label, Space Talk. In 2018 Jeremy’s hard work and keen ear saw him start work for Soundway records, working alongside label boss Miles Cleret curating and licensing releases for the esteemed London based label.

A former broadcaster for Melbourne’s PBS 106.7fm and playing events with the likes of Larry Heard, Theo Parrish, ESG, Greg Wilson, Horse Meat Disco, Idjut Boys, Awesome Tapes From Africa and more, Jeremy’s musical gauge is set directly to the heart, head and ears. Expect his genre bending sets to have no rules, you’ll hear the unheard and obscure right next to stone cold classics.

Jack Priest (Wolf + Lamb)

23/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Jack Priest (Wolf + Lamb)

23/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

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.

Spiritland By Night: Balance with Jean-Claude (If Music), Ade Fakile & Houseplants

Buy tickets / 23/08/2019 22:00 - 03:00 RFH

  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Plastic People was the club that opened minds and hearts for two decades. We're delighted to team up with Ade Fakile, owner of Plastic People, plus If Music's Jean-Claude and the Houseplants crew for a one-off Balance party at Spiritland's Royal Festival Hall venue.

Doors at 10pm, with drinks, disco ball and dancing til 3am.

Tickets on sale now via link above.

You can join for dinner before the party starts too – book a table for dinner by emailing our front desk on rfh@spiritland.com or calling 020 3146 1980.

Heather She

24/08/2019 15:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Heather She

24/08/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Heather She joins the Spiritland resident roster for 2019 globe-trotting through contemporary jazz, 70s psych, ambient, soul and well beyond.

Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)

24/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Wu-Lu (Touching Bass)

24/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

South London-based producer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and Touching Bass family member, Wu-Lu is back with a brand new project.

Known to have worked with the likes of Ego Ella May, Oscar Jerome, Poppy Ajudah, MNDSGN and Andrew Ashong, Wu-Lu finds connections between the worlds of jazz, soul, hip hop and underground club styles, never sitting too comfortably in one corner before chasing the next spark.

His new record S.U.F.O.S. (Save Us From Ourselves), offers six-tracks that together explore themes of racial injustice in Britain, black empowerment and self-exploration.

Come and listen to the music that moves him.

Harry Wolfman

24/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Harry Wolfman

24/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • House
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Funk loving good for nothing nerd making house music and the like.

A self-confessed nerd and 'slave to the funk', Harry was raised on a diet of 'Gang Starr, St Germain, all things Ninja Tune and drum & bass' and there aren't many styles of music that he hasn't dabbled with this past decade.

Having found his feet amongst the deeper echelons of house music, 2012 saw Harry's seminal remix of Ben Pearce's crossover hit 'What I Might Do' smashed out in clubs all over the world. DJ sets across the UK and mainland Europe ensued with remixes and EPs going out on the likes of Strictly Rhythm, Island Records, Dirt Crew and OUTPLAY

In recent times Harry's more sample-focused fusion of house music with his deeper seated influences in hip hop, jazz, soul and funk has found its way onto records for the likes of House of Disco and Dirt Crew Recordings... and into the record bags of Laurent Garnier, Danny Tenaglia, Karizma, Seven Davis Jr and Jimpster to name but a few.

Mochi Men

25/08/2019 12:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mochi Men

25/08/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • 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 will be launching MOCHI RECORDS in 2019, where you will find their work and collaborations as producers and remixers.

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

Half Forgotten Library: Jonny Trunk & Martin Green

25/08/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music

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 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.

Kate Hutchinson

25/08/2019 17:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kate Hutchinson

25/08/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Freelance music writer, broadcaster and Worldwide FM host Kate joins us for a Wednesday night.

Over the years Kate has played everywhere from Field Day to End of the Road, Somerset House to Kensington Palace and from the ballroom at Torture Garden to the shop floor at H&M Oxford Circus. Recent bookings include BBC Woman's Hour's 70th Birthday, Oxjam's 10th Birthday with Fatboy Slim and the Stylist Beauty Awards.

Other DJ gigs include at Film4's Summer Screenings, Bestival, Gutterslut at East Bloc, Trouble Vision, Guilty Pleasures and The Last Tuesday Society. She's also programmed nights with Jackmaster, SBTRKT, Mary Anne Hobbs, Fleetmac Wood and more.

Come along to hear Kate's good time selections from the extremities of her record collection.

Harri Pepper

27/08/2019 19:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Harri Pepper

27/08/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

Cosmos Records' own Harri brings his eclectic groove-driven sound to Spiritland King's Cross for this Tuesday night session.

Mari*

28/08/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mari*

28/08/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mari* is a radio producer, a radio presenter, and a multicultural free spirit.

She's lived and worked in the US, Japan and the UK and has produced and coordinated radio shows with more than 30 radio stations around the world.

She presents the bitesize weekday morning show on Worldwide FM “Morning Mari*”and Japanese music focus show “Oto Nova Japan (音の波)” every first Monday.

Come and hear her varied tastes at Spiritland King's Cross.

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cherrie Flava (MIC Records)

29/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Soho Radio's Cherrie Flava joins us for a Thursday 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.

Christy Lakeman

29/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Christy Lakeman

29/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Traveling the world festival circuit as a child, Christy was exposed to all manner of weird and wonderful sounds. These early father/son trips have undoubtedly had a profound impact on the DJs digging preferences – favouring the tracks and artists of the global leftfield.

Now what was once his passion has quickly developed into a thriving career. As a selector he’s supported the likes of Joe Armon Jones, Kamaal Williams, Nu Guinea and more, playing anything from Japanese new wave to Brazilian psych.

As a business owner he runs Cafe Artum, a cafe, deli and record store that's become one of the most vibrant spots in Birmingham – a space full of ideas, lectures, unique in-store DJ sessions and workshops.

Frankie Valentine

30/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frankie Valentine

30/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Frankie Valentine is a DJ and producer from London and has been at the cutting edge of the UK's dance music community in recent years.

As one of the pioneering club DJs during the dance music revolution of early 80s until now, Frankie's love for old and new sounds has evolved from growing up in the early 60s right up to today’s dance music with a 'contamination' of alternative music genres.

He performs for the love of music, to engage and transport his audience.

Constance K

30/08/2019 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Constance K

30/08/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

As a Chicago resident, devoted lover of dancing and through her appreciation of music Constance K became host for the ‘Cutz On Cuts’ radio show and The Boogie Munsters Crew before going on to produce her own music.

She released “Lights Out” alongside Beyond Luck in 2013 and has been featured on numerous studio projects with DJ Moppy, including the debut release on 606 Records’ label – “The Seven Wonders Of The Sea”.

Constance K is now based in London, UK, starting a new chapter in her music career as co-founder of JustGoodBeats, an independent record label focused on underground sample based music and raw talent.

Leopold

31/08/2019 15:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Leopold

31/08/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • 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.

Peter Adarkwah (BBE)

31/08/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Peter Adarkwah (BBE)

31/08/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Iko Chérie

01/09/2019 12:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Iko Chérie

01/09/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Spiritland favourite Marie – nom de guerre Iko Chérie when creating her 'psychedelicate surf pop' – returns for another of her special French-inspired, pop-tinged, laid back and breezy sessions.

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

01/09/2019 13:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Flomotion with Nick Luscombe

01/09/2019 13:00 - 18:00 RFH

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Broadcaster of repute Nick Luscombe brings the sounds of Flomotion to Spiritland Royal Festival Hall for his monthly Sunday residency.

As well as all the major radio outlets, Nick has also worked as both Music Editor at iTunes and Director of Music at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art, and is the founder of Musicity, an international sound project that fuses music, architecture, memory and experience.

When not scouring the remote corners of musical treasure troves for sonic gold, he lectures about sound art at universities, and is an in-demand field recording and sound archive creative for installation and live work.

Tom Central

01/09/2019 17:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic

Tom Central

01/09/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic

Tom's something of a Sunday evening specialist at Spiritland, with his all-encompassing selections earlier in the year hitting exactly the right note.

A DJ, record producer and beat-head with links to Lex and Keep Up! Records – plus a foot in the world of VJing – are solid reasons to come and round off the weekend in fine style with Tom.

Piers Harrison

03/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Spiritland Is 3

Piers Harrison

03/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Spiritland Is 3

With a record collection that stretches out far into the wilder reaches of jazz-fusion, proto-house, wonky dub, new beat and ambient music, we're always delighted to welcome Piers back.

And it's Spiritland's Third Birthday too – join us for special offers through the week.

Bill Brewster

04/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

Bill Brewster

04/09/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

The DJ's DJ returns.

Lord of the dance, king of the mountain and disco deity Bill Brewster does his thing on Wednesday night for your listening pleasure.

And it's Spiritland's Third Birthday too – join us for special offers through the week.

Spiritland Selectors

05/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

Spiritland Selectors

05/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

Spiritland Selectors play a deep, eclectic and imaginative selection of music across the board from minimal and downtempo to rare boogie and forward-thinking electronica, always played from the heart and from the bottomless record collections of four Spiritland residents – Michelle Kelly, Sam Don, Miche and Paul Noble.

And it's Spiritland's Third Birthday too – join us for special offers through the week.

Martin Green & Friends

05/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Martin Green & Friends

05/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

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 drafts in his most musical friends for an evening on the EMT 948s.

Tony Higgins (BBE)

07/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Tony Higgins (BBE)

07/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Library Music
  • Spiritland Is 3

Tony 'Jazz Dad' Higgins plays extended and exploratory sets spanning jazz, reggae, psych, blues, soul, Americana, disco, afro and Latin.

With a background in music management and promotion, Tony also worked in TV for several years, working on landmark BBC documentaries including 'Jazz Britannia' and 'Seven Ages of Rock'. He produced a live concert film in Los Angeles with multi-Grammy winning legend Emmylou Harris and is a music consultant to several specialist record labels, providing sleeve notes and advising on deep archive reissues.

Most recently, Tony has worked closely with renowned disco/jazz//funk label BBE Music on 'J Jazz', a compilation and reissue series of Japanese jazz rarities from the 70s and 80s.

Expect to hear a greasy rhythm and blues 45 alongside some scorching funk mixed up with roots reggae and super fine jazz, plus much more.

Anne Frankenstein

08/09/2019 12:00 KC

  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

Anne Frankenstein

08/09/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Spiritland Is 3

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.

Marshmello (NTS)

20/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Marshmello (NTS)

20/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Starting off on the dancefloor, moving to the mic as an MC and eventually to the decks, Marsha has played a huge part in the UK dance scene for over 20 years.

With roots in the Red Bull Music Academy and the UK's first underground internet and pirate stations like Interface FM, Nu Wave Radio and Deja Vu, Marsha hosted the first broadcast on NTS Radio and has since become an essential part of the family with her bi-weekly show Midnight Marauder.

Seamus Haji

20/09/2019 20:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seamus Haji

20/09/2019 20:00 - 00:00 RFH

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seamus Haji has been DJ’ing and collecting records since his London sound system days in the mid 80’s when he was 16 mixing up soul, funk, hip hop and early house. Fast forward almost 35 years later and he’s become an International DJ/Producer & remixer in his own right. He’s been A&R for seminal house labels Slip’N’Slide, Strictly Rhythm, Defected Records, run his own Big Love since 2002 and has now re-joined Defected Records this time to A&R for the phenomenal Glitterbox Records. Seamus will be playing an exclusive set going back to his roots playing vinyl classics and rarities that have inspired him over the years.

Holly Hollister

24/09/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Holly Hollister

24/09/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Focused on music to make you groove, Holly enjoys playing everything from 80bpm headnodders and 120bpm broken beat jives to the 140 anomalies.

Her sets reflect all that she absorbs through online radio, festivals and the inspiration the Soulquarian movement and Gilles Peterson have provided.

She's recently played Kala Festival in Albania and is a resident at Cafe Artum, Digbeth Dining Club, Birmingham.

Previously Holly has played Birmingham nights; MoHo, Neighbourhd and been a supporting DJ at Leftfoot events.

Colin Curtis

28/09/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Colin Curtis

28/09/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • 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.