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Jonathan Banes (Sheba Sound)

25/09/2020 18:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jonathan Banes (Sheba Sound)

25/09/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Jonathan Banes is founder of the conscious Ethio-label Sheba Sound.

He is by and large a jazz-head – with an open mind to anything that oozes with soul.

He cut his DJ teeth as a member of Iality Hi-Fi Sound System in the 90s, pushing Jungle & Dancehall in squats and festivals across Europe.

As his interest in dub-infested beats evolved, he organized and played at events in the late 90s in East London, alongside emerging DJs like Lakuti and Portable, showcasing the nascent minimal house scene, emerging out of Cologne and Berlin.

In 2005, his intrigue in afrobeat, reggae and East African heritage led him to explore the music in Ethiopia.

The Ethiopiques compilations had recently dropped, and Addis Abeba was a musical melting pot of energy and creativity.

Securing the audio services of the Dragon Slayer Sound System (built by Ras Paul in Sheshamane)Jonathan’s crew rampaged across Addis with their CRUCIAL parties, shaking the capital with Dub-infused African beats in disused palaces and parks. The parties became infamous in Addis – evoking a sense of freedom and goodwill through a sound-system culture that the city’s youth had never experienced before.

There was a lot accruing of old vinyl, unknown cassettes from the 80s and contemporary sounds – but not much of this stuff cut the party sound-system vibe.

The need to serve up well produced, modern local sounds, led Jonathan to build a mobile studio. His crew recorded music all across Ethiopia over many years; often overdubbing with bass in Addis. The music was mixed up in the UK with the infamous dub producer, Nick Manasseh. The product of this work is showcased through the label, Sheba Sound.

You can watch the award winning documentary, ‘Roaring Abyss,’ on Amazon, which highlights some of these recordings.

Fast forward to 2020, Sheba Sound is due to release a new EP in September, and 40 or so digital releases throughout the next few months.

Fannoire Ge

26/09/2020 12:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Fannoire Ge

26/09/2020 12:00 - 16:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Netil Radio’s experienced selector Fannoire Ge connects the dots between boogie, disco and soul for this Saturday afternoon session

Alena Arpels

26/09/2020 18:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Alena Arpels

26/09/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

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 Saturday night special.

Marcio Martinez

29/09/2020 18:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Marcio Martinez

29/09/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Eclectic
  • Global

Music researcher and Record Dealer Marcio Martinez comes back to Spiritland King's Cross for four hours of hard-to-find beats.

He also runs his personal project called Last Day On Earth has a radio show on Dublab Brasil which started in April.

Miche

30/09/2020 18:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Miche

30/09/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global

Spiritland's programmer and Discs of Fun And Love label owner Miche 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.

In the past few years he's featured at some of the top spaces across Europe – listening sessions at Kasheme in Zurich and Hosoi in Stockholm, hosting slots on Amsterdam's Red Light Radio, Brussels’ Kiosk Radio and Paris' Le Mellotron – and also playing at Gilles Peterson's We Out Here festival.

2019 saw him set up Discs of Fun and Love, a reissue label with friend Frederika, two releases later they have become one of the hottest new labels on the scene with support from Hunee, Gilles Peterson, Jeremy Underground, Mafalda and more.

Our man is back for another rare groove filled affair, expect anything from modern soul to electronic music – and especially if the word 'love' features in the title.

Sign O’ The Times Super Deluxe playback hosted by Kyri

01/10/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

Long time friend of Spiritland and Prince super fan Kyri joins us for a special night of previously unreleased Prince from the new Sign O' The Times super deluxe edition.

Manuel Darquart

02/10/2020 18:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Manuel Darquart

02/10/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Global
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Manuel Darquart are a DJ and producer duo from Auckland via London, They join us for an eclectic Friday evening at Spiritland

Seamus Haji

03/10/2020 17:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Seamus Haji

03/10/2020 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • 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.

Spiritland Legends: The Beach Boys

07/10/2020 19:00 - 23:00 KC

  • Americana
  • Pop

Along with The Beatles, The Beach Boys defined and reinvented the sound of pop music throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Spiritland’s Artistic Director Paul Noble tracks their transition from innocent songs about cars and surfing to Brian Wilson’s towering run of 1960s albums to their many experimental 1970s projects, as well as side projects, collaborations, studio outtakes, live recordings and more.

Free entry but highly recommended you reserve a table via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.

Pegasvs

09/10/2020 18:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Pegasvs

09/10/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Burnin' Music Recordings head honcho and A1 selector Thomas Lesneir brings his genre-spanning Pegasvs sound to Spiritland King's Cross for this Tuesday evening listening session.

Avi Del Mono

10/10/2020 17:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Avi Del Mono

10/10/2020 17:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Eclectic
  • Electronica
  • Jazz/Funk/Soul

Malaga-raised Avi has nurtured an acquired taste over the years. His aptly-named Hear No Evil show on NTS & Radar Radio has become a landing spot for hip-hop, jazz, soul and warm electronica – nothing but good music that steers away from the mainstream.

Now residing in London, the part-time photographer has worked alongside influential communities including Boiler Room, NTS and Livin' Proof

Iko Cherie

23/10/2020 18:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Iko Cherie

23/10/2020 18:00 - 22:00 KC

  • Balearic
  • Disco
  • Electronica
  • Space Music

Iko Chérie is the moniker of French multi-instrumentalist and selector Marie Merlet who exclusively plays records involving women. Her eclectic but carefully curated sets reflect her broad musical taste and cross genre boundaries, digging into laid-back disco, experimental gems, leftfield pop and psychedelic grooves from around the world.

Spiritland Legends: The Cure

12/11/2020 19:00 - 23:00 KC

  • Pop
  • Rock

Perhaps more than anything other group, The Cure have stayed true to their idiosyncratic musical vision for over four decades. Sophie Uddin and Paul Noble pay tribute to this utterly unique and timeless group with a night of pure Cure.

Free entry but highly recommended you reserve a table via hello@spiritland.com / 020 3319 0050.