What’s On

Iain Tait

24/06/2019 19:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Iain Tait

24/06/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Iain misses the early 90s chill out room. A haven for overwhelmed, tired and emotional souls who needed a hug - metaphorically and actually. A place where anything and everything went, from anywhere on the musical spectrum, as long as it sounded nice. Flirting with beatlessness and rhythms just audible enough to keep heads nodding. But never being vulgar enough to demand getting to your feet - unless the spirit moved you.

Having been relegated to very irregular mixes on Soundcloud (@iainmixedit) Iain is excited to attempt to recreate the warm vibes of an old school chill-out room on the Spiritland sound system. Dusting off some abstract IDM, modern classical, ambient, oddities, and god knows, maybe even a trip hop track or two.

Sam Fawcett

25/06/2019 19:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Sam Fawcett

25/06/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

As programmer of Worldwide FM, Sam Fawcett has had years of being exposed to the sounds of the world, but as DJ he is most at home playing new wave, post-punk, yacht rock and off kilter synths and electronica. A name within the Manchester club scene, his wide ranging style and sounds means he is at home on most bills. Fusing a more guitar focussed sound with other worldly electronica and more worldy organic sounds. At Spiritland, he will focus on the downbeat and experimental sounds of his record collection.

Susanna Raiend

26/06/2019 19:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Susanna Raiend

26/06/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Susanna is a London-based DJ born in Estonia and raised in Sweden. She's the curator of "Shit Day Shampoo", a monthly radio show on IDA Radio and resident DJ behind electronic music party series "Marrakech" in Tallinn.

For Spiritland, she's here to curate an evening of cosmic disco, international soul, new jazz, balearic and other electronic music.

Stephen Budd

27/06/2019 20:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Stephen Budd

27/06/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Stephen Budd runs Damon Albarn's Africa Express project and music festivals around the globe.

With a background in African music (he managed the renowned Songhoy Blues and worked with Fatoumata Diawara and Seun Kuti) and long history of crate-digging in Africa, he has amassed a significant collection of original 1970s vinyl from Ghana, Nigeria, Congo and elsewhere.

In 2018 he has DJed at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Festival, The Bratislava World Music Festival, London’s National Theatre and Ace Hotel bar (for Diggers Dozen) plus the DMZ Peace Train Festival.

Pete Heller

28/06/2019 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Pete Heller

28/06/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica

Early Shoom resident, Terry Farley and Andy Weatherall collaborator, The Farm and Primal Scream remixer, Junior Boys Own label owner and more, dance music aficionado Pete Heller's CV is quite something.

He's produced/remixed Kylie Minogue, Michael Jackson, Robert Owens, Janet Jackson, U2, Happy Mondays, Lisa Stansfield, as well as producing the club classic ‘Ultra Flava’.

As an individual he has achieved chart success with ‘Big Love’, and produced club dynamite with tracks such as ‘Sputnik’ and ‘Simpler’. His sought after studio wizardry has provided the opportunity to remix the likes of Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Jamiroquai, Michael Jackson & U2 to name but a few from a glittering list.

Come and hear records from his collection that move him.

Grant Williams (Eclectics)

29/06/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Balearic

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.

Adrian Magrys

29/06/2019 20:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Adrian Magrys

29/06/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Adrian Magrys co-owner of independent record label Lanquidity Records.

He's a long-time record collector who believes in the power of vinyl to deliver true quality sound like no other medium. While he loves all music, he's a self-confessed connoisseur of Eastern European music and deep, obscure jazz.

Anne Frankenstein

30/06/2019 12:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Anne Frankenstein

30/06/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Dan Orchard

30/06/2019 17:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Dan Orchard

30/06/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Ambient
  • Downtempo
  • Electronica

Since starting out in the outdoor party scene in the South West of England, Dan Orchard has dedicated himself to electronic music with a hands-on approach that started long before you could get involved from the comfort of your armchair. His instinct for digging out records, 3 deck mixing, putting on parties, and latterly hardware-focused production, have all been shaped by a real world interaction that harks back to the early days of acid house and techno.

Known best for his jacking acid house, twisted electro, classic techno and Italo sets – Dan is bringing a morning-after ambient feel to his Spiritland set.

Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Giango

02/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Hailing originally from the island of Bermuda, Giango's obsession with sound began with his move to London during the summer of love ’88, collecting vinyl and producing music out of a converted WW2 air raid shelter. Expect an eclectic mix from balearic to soul, folk-funk to soundtracks.

Currently, Giango guest-mixes on a number of online radio shows including Dream Chimney, Balearic Social, Sonica FM and plays intimate live venues on his adopted home island of Ibiza.

Osunlade’s 45rpm Special

03/07/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Yoruba Records' boss Osunlade joins us for an evening of strictly 45s.

A prolific producer – who started out making music for Sesame Street in the late 80s – as well as legendary DJ and ordained Ifá priest, Osunlade will bring his magic touch and spiritual vibrations to our King's Cross home.

Join for this super special set – free entry and booking recommended via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Kassian

04/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

A partnership that combines influences in jazz, soul, broken beat and hip hop, Kassian is a musical exploration from a duo set on taking their own direction in club music. Formed of Danvers and Warren Xclnce, the project spawned from a chance meeting at a party in Peckham London organised by a mutual contact.

With Danvers' background in the Bristol club scene and Warren having collaborated with many of London's eminent soul and house artists, their common interests lead them to their first studio session together at London’s legendary Premises. Their first demos caused a stir, catching the attention of Detroit Swindle who signed their debut EP and set it for release on their own imprint Heist Recordings.

To follow the duo have gained further support from key imprints, locking in an upcoming release on the respected London record store’s label Phonica White, following in the footsteps of artists such as Peggy Gou and Midland. With early support from admired labels, credentials as well-informed selectors and a monthly residency at independent radio station Balamii, Kassian is set to make a splash.

Chris Webb (Kalita Records)

05/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Chris Webb (Kalita Records)

05/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Chris Webb is a London-based DJ who runs Kalita Records.

Past and future Kalita releases include Okyerema Asante's 'Sabi (Get Down)', Randolph Baker's 'Getting Next To You', Carrie Cleveland's 'Looking Up: The Complete Works' and Nana Tuffour's 'Sikyi Medley' in conjunction with CC:DISCO.

Chris will be playing a vinyl-only set full of under the radar afro, soul, jazz and disco winners, including loads of future Kalita releases.

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mark Gurney

06/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Having spent almost 40 years collecting records, clubbing and DJing, Mark decided to start an event of his own, creating a night and website that digs deeper than most playing a whole spectrum of music involving likeminded friends and DJs.

Independent Movement began in 2007, a London club night with guest DJs from the UK and around the world playing new discoveries, underplayed gems and hard to find tracks – but mainly plain old great records.

Almo

07/07/2019 12:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Almo

07/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Downtempo
  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Weekend resident DJ Almo brings a laid-back and wholly global session for our loafers and loungers.

Groovy balearica, sunshine soul and funky folk – the ideal soundtrack for a Sunday with family and friends at Spiritland.

Greg Boraman (Freestyle Records)

07/07/2019 17:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Greg Boraman (Freestyle Records)

07/07/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Greg has spun everywhere from Madrid to New York City, and provided DJ support for legends such as Roy Ayers, Betty Lavette, Shuggie Otis, Brian Auger, Carleen Anderson and The Brand New Heavies. Having been involved in London’s soul, funk & jazz scene since the mid 1980s, he's steeped in decades of the finest underground sounds. Greg has been the A&R/creative force behind legendary London soul & jazz record label Freestyle Records since 2010 and signed to the label artists like Omar, Courtney Pine, Carleen Anderson, Brian Auger, Jessica Lauren, The Shaolin Afronauts & Kizzy Crawford.

He is also The Fantastics! Hammond organist/pianist (as he was previously for The Soul Destroyers on Jazzman Records), plus a music writer, radio & TV mouthpiece. This has included weekly spots for many years on the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show and on BBC TV's The Culture Show.

Expect deep jazz, rare soul, funky folk, reggae, rocksteady & bossa nova and beyond.

Don Grizz

08/07/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Don Grizz

08/07/2019 19:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

An avid record collector, DJ, radio host and promoter, Don has been a founding member of improv night Open Sauce where acts from labels such as Ninja Tune, Big Dada, Wichita Records are given the opportunity to perform experimental, freeform sets – including the first ever live show of electronic wizard Gold Panda.

Collaborating with promoters Tempo Clash, design/documentary pioneers The SRK and online charity GCASFM with performance at institutions such as The Whitechapel Gallery, Corsica Studios, Rat Records and The Cause to name a few Don continues to entertain whilst pushing musical boundaries.

Expect a musical journey encompassing variations of Jazz, Funk, Worldmusic, Dub, Reggae, Ambient, Downbeat, Disco and anything in between.

Cami Layé Okún

10/07/2019 19:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cami Layé Okún

10/07/2019 19:00 - 00:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Cami Layé Okun is a digger from Havana, Cuba inspired by the aligned sounds of Africa and Latin America.

Her record collection goes beyond this as she collects music from around the world, searching stories through music with similar organic roots.

Engaging audiences with tropical, Afro-Caribbean, and Amazonian grooves, she has shared her collection with dancefloors in Brazil, Mexico, and Bolivia and now Europe.

ELLES

12/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

ELLES

12/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Space Music

ELLES is a DJ, artist & producer from London with residencies on Radio Quantica (Lisbon) and Netil Radio.

With current releases on Berlin imprint Love On The Rocks and South London label Ears Have Eyes she and can be found playing regularly across London and Europe.

Anne Frankenstein

14/07/2019 12:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Anne Frankenstein

14/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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.

Nev Cottee – River’s Edge album playback

14/07/2019 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Americana
  • Downtempo
  • Folk

Nev Cottee is back with a fourth solo album... "After all these years it feels like I finally know what I'm doing. For some reason I had this image of the River's Edge in my head - a promised land where I wanted to be."

The classic songwriting continues with lush soundscape production once again provided by the great Mason Neely (Wilco/Edwyn Collins). Long time friends contributing their unique skills include legendary guitarist Nick McCabe (The Verve), pedal steel virtuoso Chris Hillman (Ethan Johns/Billy Bragg) & James Walbourne (The Pretenders/The Rails) to name a few. Cellos and violins combine with vintage synths to create Nev's now familiar sonic landscape.

Inspired by the late Scott Walker, Neil Young and the aforementioned Waits, River's Edge is a unique sounding record blending beautifully-crafted songs with the cinema scope production values of Spiritualized and Morricone. It's a nod to the mythical Canyons of LA but through a very English lens. "There is a pastoral quality to the songs on this album 'Local Hero', ' Hello Stranger' 'Scattered Leaves' they're all about the hidden places I love discovering in the English countryside."

"I want to be unlike anything else out there at the moment. I don't see anyone doing what I do. I'm on my own. Good."

With DJ support from WONDERFULSOUND's Miles Copeland and Ceri Preston.

Reference Point

19/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Reference Point

19/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

George Arthur and fellow music obsessive Mark ‘Good Vibes’ Taylor return for a Friday evening session of rare (and very rare) latin, jazz, AOR and Americana.

Iko Chérie

20/07/2019 15:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Downtempo
  • Pop

Iko Chérie

20/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 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.

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Beane Noodler

20/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

With almost 25 years of DJing under his belt, Beane Noodler has been collecting records for as long as he can remember. Through his popular 'Noodle Hotpot' podcast he's been broadcasting across the internet airwaves for 12 years now taking in everything from soul, disco, boogie, hip hop, jazz, latin, house and just about any other genre that has a soulful flavour running through its veins.

Hailing from Nottingham, where he co-promotes the long running Soul Buggin' night (now in its 15th year), he's played alongside just about everyone from Andrew Weatherall, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jazzanova and many more.

Leopold

21/07/2019 12:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Leopold

21/07/2019 12:00 - 17:00 KC

  • 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.

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Mr Bongo

26/07/2019 20:00 - 01:00 KC

  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

It began in Venezuela 30 years ago – filling suitcases with amazing latin records to bring back to Europe. And it continued ever since; private warehouse visits in the US, dusty back street basements in South America, houses and garages in Africa, and lesser-known spots in Europe and Asia. Mr Bongo bring eclectic and unexpected Brazilian, Latin, pan-African, jazz, soul, reggae and psychedelic flavours to the dance-floor with a seemingly bottomless stock of weird and wonderful selections.

They join us at Spiritland King's Cross for a joyous Friday night after curating our album club for the week previous.

Minus Kendal

27/07/2019 15:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

Minus Kendal

27/07/2019 15:00 - 20:00 KC

  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul
  • Reggae/Dub

An old head on young shoulders, weekend resident Minus returns for another session of his residency.

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.

Spiritland Talks: Ned Doheny

Buy tickets / 06/08/2019 18:00 - 23:30 KC

  • Americana
  • Country
  • Talks

Legendary West Coast singer-songwriter Ned Doheny is a world-class raconteur.

Indeed, he enjoyed the first and last word in the fabled Hotel California story of Laurel Canyon excess and excellence.

From stories of hanging out in hot tubs with the Eagles and impressing Joni to defining Yacht Rock and being "big in Japan", join us as Ned regales his life in music in conversation with music journalist Jim Butler.

Tickets £10 – available Monday 24th June.

Doors – 6pm
Talk 7.30–9pm (no food/drink service during this period)
Be With Records will play until close