Archspace is a very special new venue, located in Haggerston (on the canal on Acton Mews) providing an experience that has been carefully crafted for optimum musical bliss, with some of the best sound in London.
A distinctive rail arch venue housing a top spec Martin Audio PA system, located in the heart of East London's Kingsland Road, Archspace is a hotbed of talent, secret showcases, pop up gigs, LP launches and much more - with booking duties overseen by "Top London promoters" (Time Out) Soundcrash. Having featured intimate shows with the likes of Machinedrum, Coldcut, Daedelus, Andrew Ashong, Lapalux, Inga Copeland, XL Records, Teebs, Shigeto, GoGo Penguin, Anchorsong, Terakaft, Werkha, Harleighblu, My Panda Shall Fly, Portico Quartet and more, this is a venue that truly punches above it's modest weight. Check out our programme for more red hot shows...
The Rise Collective
The RISE Collective invites you to a night of music, poetry and spoken word that will inspire people to ignite their power, rise up and own their futures. Through poetry, soul, spoken word and hip-hop a powerful collective of artists will explore identity, gender, politics, collective action and knowledge to simultaneously strengthen young people whilst breaking down the stereotypes that surround them.
RISE is a registered charity and all proceeds from tickets sales will go towards projects that amplify the voices of the youth.
EFG London Jazz Festival presents
From Woodkid to Stromae, Aron Ottignon has been hailed as an extraordinary musical talent. Now signed to Blue Note, he releases his new EP Hot Tub to coincide with his first London show for many years.
“Aron Ottignon is a jazz/alternative/electronic musician who specializes in making me listen to his tunes 17 times in a row because they’re so damn groovy. A native of Auckland, Ottignon quickly established himself as one of the most promising pianists” (The Word Is Bond)Book Tickets
Photay LIVE -‘Onism’ Album Tour
+ Ian Chang
Archspace proudly presents one of today’s most refined and creative production minds, Photay, bringing an all-new set from his stunning debut LP. “some of his most captivating electronic music yet, with nimble house and disco rhythms and real emotional weight” – Pitchfork.Book Tickets
Lazy Habits Day 1 + Miss Baby Sol – SOLD OUT
Archspace is very excited to announce the long-awaited return of one of the most incandescent and downright danceable forces in British hip-hop alongside the talented singer, song writer Miss Baby Sol.
Listen to the big hit track hit ‘The Breach’ from Lazy Habits
Lazy Habits Day 2 + More Like Trees
Archspace is very excited to announce a second night with Lazy Habits, one of the most incandescent and downright danceable forces in British hip-hop alongside the acoustic dance music sounds of More Like Trees.
Watch Lazy Habits unplugged set for Sofa Sounds London
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Andy Barker (808 State): A History of Acid House
A man who needs no introduction to the original rave community, the legendary Andy Barker joins us for a very special one off “History of Acid House set”. As a core member one of the pioneering acts,808 State, he helped take the Madchester sound global, working with the likes of Björk, Brian Eno,The Alabama 3 and Elbow along the way. We couldn’t think of a better man to bring the original warehouse vibe down to Archspace.Book Tickets
Jeru The Damaja
VENUE CHANGE to Oval Space
All tickets already bought will still be valid at the changed venue.
Jeru The Damaja is one of the undisputed greats of east coast hip-hop. A contemporary of and collaborator with the likes of Guru, Premier, Beatnuts & Pete Rock and a leading light of game-changing hip-hop crew Gang Starr Foundation since it’s 1993 inception, he made his name as one of NYC’s most adept rappers striking out from the commercialisation of hip-hop culture and has always been a strong advocate for keeping it real.
He continues to maintain a peak level of output, collaborating with artists as diverse as Groove Armada, Polish rapper OSTR and kings of the French old school new wave globetrotters Chinese Man. All of this whilst fulfilling a tour schedule most young rappers could only dream off, playing to packed out audiences across the globe.Book Tickets
Disco Gecko presents:
Animat & Radium88
Disco Gecko Recordings are proud to present in concert two of the
shining stars of British downtempo, Animat and Radium88.
Hailing from Sheffield, Animat made their name with releases on the
Big Chill label and have since built a following for their live
rescores of cult films. Their latest album ‘How to be a Shadow’ was
released by Disco Gecko in May this year and hailed by Electronic
Sound for it’s “deep, cinematic chill-out style”.
Nottingham based Radium88 have been creating an evocative blend of
artful electronica with neo-classical piano and futuristic dream-pop
since the mid 90s, with a bevvy of releases on their own Lotek
Recordings. Their latest album ‘Perpetual Emotion Machine’ comes out
on Disco Gecko in October this year and explores the evolving
relationship between human and machine.
Yvette Riby-Williams also known as Naala, she uses her project as a creation of meaningful music that presents a unique multi-sensory experience, celebrating the meeting of many cultures.
A hybrid between electronics and elemental RnB. This is music for blurring the senses. Unafraid of leaning musically into the darker side, this hypnotic music takes us on a journey through our forbidden senses. – Jazz Quaters. Not one to miss.Book Tickets
2017 London exclusive show + Rhi (Tru Thoughts)
The magical Ninja Tune alt-soul master Jono McCleery plays the first of two London shows of 2017 this November at Archspace, along with his full, stupefyingly well-drilled trio. Support comes from singer, songwriter and all round musical talent Rhi.
“Like John Martyn for the UK bass generation” TimeoutBook Tickets
Jono McCleery – Sold Out
– 2017 London exclusive show + Frameworks
The magical Ninja Tune alt-soul master Jono McCleery plays his second London show of 2017 this November at Archspace, along with his full, stupefyingly well-drilled trio. Support comes from the Manchester composer extraordinaire Frameworks – UK for a rare performance.
“Like John Martyn for the UK bass generation” TimeoutBook Tickiets
Austria’s most exciting producer, mixer and collaborator Cid Rim comes to London for a one off intimate show at Archspace. A free jazz percussionist by trade, Clemens Bacher is for ging his own sophisticated electronic music that defies contemporary classification in an extraordinary and original way.
His new single ‘Swnerve’ featuring Petite Noir is fast gaining him fans from the likes of Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music) to Gilles Peterson. It wont be long before Cid Rim hits dizzying new heights with the release of his upcoming album ‘Serge’, due out on 20 Oct. Don’t miss the chance to see him before he explodes.Book Tickets
Evolution of the MC
The UK’s most potent master of ceremonies, Strategy (Broke’n’£nglish), brings us “Evolution of the MC” – who’s shared stages and studios with names like Wu-Tang Clan, Mobb Deep, Roots Manuva and Snoop Dogg, to his work in the UK bass alongside Mala, Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky,Calibre Dnb and of course his groundbreaking tracks with Dub Phizix to name a few. A must attend for MCs, fans of MCs and people who’ve got no idea what we’re talking about.Book Tickets
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
We are delighted to have the highly acclaimed eight-piece, Chicago-based brass ensemble grace Archspace. Consisting of eight sons of the jazz trumpeter Phil Cohran, you can expect a night of horns and drums and musical style ranges from hip-hop to jazz, funk and rock to calypso music.
Having worked with Mos Def, De La Soul, Prince, Femi Kuti, Gorillaz and many more, you do not want to miss this.
Four Letter Word pres.
Her sound is unprocessed and uncompromising, her voice a singular instrument that alternates between thoughtful restraint and impassioned abandon. The vestiges of Tawiah’s early vocal training in church contrast subtly against the distinctive south London accent that has helped to place her firmly at the vanguard of a diverse yet notably British alternative soul movement in recent years.
Jodi’s Bedroom (2008), Tawiah’s much celebrated debut EP, propelled the young artist on to the front cover of alternative music bible St raight No Chaser, won her Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Award for Best Newcomer, and a two year world tour with Mark Ronson supporting Jay Z which helped to affirm her reputation as a prodigious live performerBook Tickets
Underworld Konnect proudly presents :
A night of night of live hip- hop, headlined by the legendary Edo G.
Hailing from the Roxbury neighbourhood in Boston Massachusetts. Edo G started his career in the late 1980s at age 15 and has subsequently gone on to release a number of solo albums and two EPs. He has toured around the world and worked with a plethora of legendary artists including; Pete Rock, DJ Premier, RZA, KRS-One, Common, Black Thought of the Roots, and Masta Ace.
His latest album ‘Freedom’ is hot off the press and we are gassed to have him back in London for an intimate one off show.Book Tickets
Nightspot Cinema – 10 years of This Is England w/ special guest DJ Andrew Shim
10 years on from the release, Nightspot Cinema presents This is England. The screening of Shane Meadows critically acclaimed film will be followed by an exclusive DJ Set from Andrew Shim, aka Milky.Book Tickets
+ Support Adam Prescott (Reggae Roast)
A History of Reggae
London’s legendary Videographer/DJ and BBC Radio 6 music host Don Letts, we are more than happy to Welcome him under the Arches for a History of Reggae.
Don Letts first came to prominence as the videographer for The Clash, directing several of their music videos. In 1984, Letts co-founded the band Big Audio Dynamite with Clash guitarist Mick Jones, acting as the group’s sampler and videographer before departing the band in 1990.
He came to notoriety in the late 70’s as the DJ that single handedly turned a whole generation of punks onto reggae. It was whilst as a d.j at the first punk club ‘The Roxy’ in 1977, that made his first film ‘The Punk Rock Movie’ w/ Sex Pistols-The Clash and many others.
As of 1 April 2009, Letts is presenting a weekly show on BBC Radio 6 Music.
The Hempolics are out to put those organic rootsy vibes back into music; with their fat radio-friendly hooks, bumping soundsystem bass and a wanderlusty, ineffably real sound all of their own…
Over years of recording top internatonal talent The Hempolics enigmatic leader, Grippa Laybourne, has been carefully honing his own masterpiece and selecting a gang armed and dangerous enough to execute it.
The Hempolics caused an instant stir with their single Serious, on the Reggae Roast label, which hit number one in the 2010 UK reggae charts and was playlisted on Massive Atack’s BBC takeover. Their latest releases have maintained success with a sync to the worldwide trailer for new Coen Brothers and George Clooney film ‘Hail, Caesar!’.
“Brand new twisted track that sounds like LKJ meets Massive Attack” –Don Letts
Album Of The Day (9th Oct 2017) – BBC 6 Music
Owiny Sigoma SoundSystem
+ Populous (Italy)
Champions of combining cultures, Owiny Sigoma Sound System, blend Kenyan Nyatiti and Luo music with Western songwriting. They bring their infectious rhythms to intimate East London party venue, Archspace.
Do not miss the chance to experience these gloriously hypnotic Afro grooves at one of London’s coolest venues. Tickets will move quick on what will be a guaranteed party atmosphere, unmissable for World Music fanatics.
Support comes from Italian producer ‘Populous’ who finds influence from sound all across the globe.
On last album – ‘Nyanza is a bloody masterpiece’ – The Quietus
‘A glorious exercise in African Pop’ – The GuardianBook Tickets
Contact & Find Us
Archspace at Tripspace 339-340 Acton Mews
London, United Kingdom
nearest station: Haggerston (Overground, 3 stops from Highbury and Islington)
general enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org