About Us

Archspace is a newly converted railway arch live music venue located in the heart of East London on the Acton Mews canal, minutes away from Haggerston Overground station.

It's the perfect venue for potent up-and-comers as well as hard-hitting underplays, providing an experience that has been carefully crafted for optimum musical bliss, with some of the best sounds in London.

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A fresh, distinctive live music 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 GoGo Penguin, Roots Manuva, Machinedrum, Coldcut, Daedelus, Andrew Ashong, Lapalux, Ltj Bukem, Mad Professor, Inga Copeland, XL Records, Teebs, Shigeto, 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...

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Harleighblu

+ support from Ash Shakur

 24.04.18

Classic soulful vocals against forward thinking electronic beats, Harleighblu has quickly affirmed herself as one of the most promising and charming artists of the soul british scene. Her music successfully combines the shades of classical urban sounds to a new edge of raw, beat-heavy soul. The charm of her voice is undeniable, and Harleighblu’s distinctive timbre caught the attention and the likes of BBC Radio and artists as Rodney P, bringing her to increasing fame and recognition.

Don’t miss out on what will be an exceptional night of soulful music that will get you moving and grooving.

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Kwake Bass / Hello Skinny

 25.04.18

Kwake Bass is regarded as one of the most established drummers in London. He’s played in many contexts, ranging from musical director to one-man-band, for acts as varied as DOOM (formally MF Doom), Mica Levi, Jonzi D (various works), Jehst, Joey Badass, Kate Tempest, Shabaka Hutchings and Karl R.Able

Tom Skinner aka Hello Skinny is part of the bustling new London jazz scene.

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Killah Priest

+ support from Otis Mensah

26.04.18

Wu-Tang Clan’s Killah Priest is bringing his groundbreaking “Heavy Mental” tour to Archspace.

Known for his legendary work with the Wu-Tang Clan and Sunz of Man, Killah Priest released his first solo album “Heavy Mental” in 1998. The release itself was groundbreaking, selling nearly 350,000 copies. The success of this album paved the way for Killah Priest.

Support from Otis Mensah, an up and coming young story-teller and poet.

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LTJ Bukem (extended set) + Strategy

27.04.18

We welcome Drum and Bass royalty in the form of LTJ Bukem for a special extended DJ set. Also on the night will be Strategy dropping a DJ set for his Lantern EP.

Tickets will sell quick for this one.

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DJ Cheeba

Presents an audio visual history of Hip Hop

28.04.18

DJ Cheeba is one of the most progressive audio visual artists around with his unique style of turntablism and video manipulation. This will be an explosive night and is the first of his residency shows under the Arch so don’t miss out. DJ Trix will be warming up the crowd on this special night.

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Kida Kudz & Friends

01.05.18

KIDA KUDZ born as Kayode Odesanya is a 21 year old rapper and Afrobeats artist. He started his career 6 years ago participating and winning the Sprite Triple Slam zonal finals in Ibadan. Following his win at the Zonal finals Kayode went on to compete and be crowned Winner of the Peak Talent Show Season 2.
He moved to the UK to further his education while still pursuing his music part time. During his time in the UK he rose to be one of the top Nigerian Afrobeats acts based in the UK, performing at major concerts alongside acts Tpain, Iyanya, Wizkid, Olamide and much more. 

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Somewhere Soul presents: James Vickery & Maya Law

03.05.18

Their first show sold out and now Somewhere Soul are back for their second show at Archspace with two more very special guests. You may know James Vickery through BBC Introducing or as the voice of Disclosure’s club anthem ‘Flow’. Off the back of a sold out headline show at Omeara, we’re extremely excited to welcome an artist with some serious momentum behind him.

On support duties for the evening will be rising Norwich star Maya Law with her gritty brand of hip-hop and soul.

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Desta French

04.05.18

Desta French, raised in North London with roots somewhere between Italy and Colombia, is one of the newest London R&B talents. Her sultry vocals and soulful, catchy songs have earned her a constantly growing fanbase.

At Archspace, Desta will be performing fresh tracks from her EP which comes out on 30th April.

 

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Onyx

+ support from SNAK THE RIPPER

06.05.18

Get ready to party Onyx style. The New York natives will deliver a series of hardcore tracks to get you jumping and slamming all night long. They’ve worked with the best in the industry like Jam Master Jay (RUN DMC), Chyskillz and more. This one off special performance will be a chance to get up close and personal with the infamous bald headed rappers and Canada’s finest MC Snak The Ripper.

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Jeru the damaja

+ support from Hip-Hop back in the day, DJ Madhandz & Sire

09.05.18

We are super pleased to have the golden era MC Jeru the Damaja in the house. He was a prominent voice in the 90’s and continues to champion rightheousness in 2018.

Jeru will be supported on the night by radio personalities DJ Madhandz & Sire from the Hip-Hop back in the day crew.

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Lomboy

+ support from Rhi

10.05.18

“A genre bending international star in the making” – Metro
Lomboy fuses the traditional sensuality of electronic lounge inspired tunes, into a more modern version, gradually twisted and mangled out of shape. The outlook is equally distant and calculating as it is tender, accidental and human and thus marks her new EP with the fitting title ‘Warped Caress’.

Support comes from London based producer/singer-songwriter Rhi, bringing her blend of Electronica and R&B.

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Kefaya

11.05.18

Since winning the much coveted, Songlines Best Newcomer Award 2017 , Kefaya have been gaining a reputation for their virtuosic and mesmerising live shows, performing across Europe and India with a modular line-up ranging from a trio to a nine-piece ensemble.

The group has often collaborated with various internationally acclaimed artists, including Italian saxophonist Daniele Sepe, British vocalist Nicki Wells, Cuban jazz violinist Omar Puente, Indian drummer Sarathy Korwar, Italian folk singer Alessia Tondo, flamenco singer Chico Pere, Kurdish vocalist Olcay Bayir and many others.

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Super Hans Presents: Man Feelings

A moreish residency…

12.05.18

This will be the first of three special shows at Archspace.

Croydon’s most renown character Super Hans is taking up shop at Archspace to deliver Man Feelings – a live show that promises to take you through the eye of the needle and back out again. Strap up, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

“Already The Stuff of Legend” – NME

 

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Ash Walker experience & Noya Rao

+ Support from China Bowls

17.05.18

We’re excited to have this bumper show with three quality acts under the Arch. London born and bred Ash Walker will be supplying his own unique brand of trip-hop, dub, reggae and jazz on the night. Noya Rao, a Leeds based quartet and purveyors of lush, enigmatic dreamscapes will have you grooving to electronica-soul. China Bowls will deliver an infectious neo-soul jazz vibe.

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Afriquoi (Live)

 + Analog Africa + Debora Ipekel

18.05.18

A massive club night featuring the newest African riddims

The live African dance music supergroup come to East London’s coolest venue.

Afriquoi is a live African dance music project, fusing Congolese guitar and Gambian kora virtuosity with UK electronic sensibilities to create captivating, beautiful, dancefloor-friendly music for a new generation of world music fans with one foot in the clubs.

Heavy, raw funk, Afrobeat, Traditional Island Rhythms and Latin Grooves! All of this is Analog Africa because as they say the future of music happened yesterday!

A resident at Worldwide FM and part of Sounds of the Universe team, Debora Ipekel up and coming DJ has immersive sets that showcase curious finds from all over the world in addition to a great selection of Turkish psychedelia.

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Jimpster

+ Support from Matt Masters

20.05.18

We’re going “deep house” with the revered Jimpster – DJ/Producer extraordinaire. In support will be Matt Masters – DJ. This event will sell out so click below. 
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LaSharVu

21.05.18

Respected vocalists LaDonna Young, Sharlene Hector and Vula Malinga will bring their breathtaking acoustic show LaSharVu on May 21st.
Having individually performed on the world’s largest stages alongside the world’s biggest artists I bet you don’t want to miss this one!

Tickets selling fast!

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Slugabed live band & Kinkajous

23.05.18

A double-whammy of Slugabed Live Band and Kinkajous under the Arch!! Expect a night of tripped out live electronica and synesthetic jazz with some of the most spellbinding players London has to offer.

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Smoove & Turrell

24.05.18

The story of Smoove & Turrell began in the post millennium North East of England with a group of working class lads and a shared passion for soul. They are a breath of fresh air in the often clichéd world of soul bands and have built a strong and loyal following.

 

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The Busy Twist

25.05.18

Expect Afro beats, Latin & UK bass from this London based collective. We are delighted to have The Busy Twist (LIVE DEBUT) take centre stage under the Arch. Tickets will fly out for this.

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Throwing Snow

+ Support from My Panda Shall fly & Matt Emery

26.05.18

Throwing Snow loves playing in smaller venues and has prepared some monster tracks for this special event. He’s bringing the very talented Matt Emery and My Panda Shall Fly, so expect some interesting and beautiful musical moments.

There are only 300 tickets available. His last show under the Arch sold out quickly.

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Yugen Blakrok

+ support from Luna & KG from Goon Club Allstars

27.05.18

Selected by Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther  album (with Vince Staples on ‘Opps’) – Yugen blends a dark, cerebral, 90’s Hip-Hop vibe with heavy South African flavours and stunning lyrical dexterity. Support from fresh Swedish rapper LUNA and beats after from Goon Club Allstars‘ best Funky/House selector Karen Nyame KG!

 Tickets are gonna fly!

 

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Hallouminati

01.06.18

Over the last couple of years Hallouminati have been carefully blending their unique and high octane Gypsy, Punk, Ska, Greek, Ragga, Jazz mash-up and sweating it out for all to hear. Mixing the gritty realms of skankin’ ragga punk with traditional Greek rembetiko vibes, they’re throwin’ deranged beats for an unforgettable live show.

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Meta Meta

05.06.18

Meta Meta hail from Brasil and are known for their diversity. From easygoing dance passages and rippling, to African-influenced guitar work through to sudden waves of sound, with cool but dominant vocals matched against furious passages of jazz saxophone and percussion.

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Kazy Lambist

+ support from Koalas

07.06.18

Hailing from France’s deep South, Kazy Lambist is a singer songwriter making laid back sunny disco sounds with a nice electro edge.

Support comes from Manchester’s synth-pop duo Koalas on the night.

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Super Hans Presents: Mans Feelings

A moreish residency…

08.06.18

This will be the second of three special shows at Archspace.

Croydon’s most famous drug addled, cracked up maniac Super Hans is taking up shop at Archspace to deliver Man Feelings – a live show that promises to take you through the eye of the needle and back out again. Strap up, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

“Already The Stuff of Legend” – NME

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Sturle Dagsland

09.06.18

Sturle Dagsland is a young and highly acclaimed musical outfit from Norway. They alternate at playing on an array of instruments and electronics, harmonically creating an expressive-progressive ever-changing soundscape dominated by Sturle’s unrestrained innovative vocals ranging from ravening ferocious screams to virtuous angelic chanting.

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Normanton Street

+ support from Kemi Ade

12.06.18

We got Brighton’s Normanton Street coming our way in June. Their sound is lyrically focused, jazz influenced guitars, warm bass grooves, tight rhythmic drums and memorable saxophone melodies. Kemi Ade as support will deliver an effortless infusion of alternative neo-soul, jazz, hip-hop and folk.

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Kraak & Smaak Soundsystem

+ Support from The Mighty Zaf DJ

15.06.18

Kraak & Smaak will bring their unique electro funk sound to Archspace. The talented Dutch trio are veterans when it comes to live shows and so expect a stellar performance on the night. Limited tickets are available for this show. Support from The Mighty Zaf DJ 

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Telefon Tel Aviv

+ Support from PBSR

24.06.18

We welcome the experimental electronica sounds of Telefon Tel Aviv to London in June. On support duties we have the multi-instrumentalist and composer PBSR.

Limited tickets for this one off special show.

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Zola Blood

+ support from Harvey Causon

28.6.2018

We are delighted to welcome Hackney Wick’s Zola Blood and their shimmering synth-pop to join us under the Arches for a special intimate show.

Support comes from Bristol’s Harvey Causon an artist not looking to blow you away with a wall of sound but instead by his soft, glitching electronica, deft take on contemporary R&B, and reeled by his rich vocals.

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Super Hans Presents: Mans Feelings

A moreish residency…

07.07.18

This will be the third of three special shows at Archspace.

Croydon’s most famous drug addled, cracked up maniac Super Hans is taking up shop at Archspace to deliver Man Feelings – a live show that promises to take you through the eye of the needle and back out again. Strap up, it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.

“Already The Stuff of Legend” – NME

 

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Chancha Vía Circuito

+ Support from DJ Raff

27.07.18

Talented Argentinian producer Pedro Canale will be coming to London this Summer to perform new music from his mind-blowing latinamerican music project Chancha Vía Circuito supported by DJ Raff.
Expect to be hypnotized by cutting edge futuristic Electro-Cumbia rhythms!
 
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Penya

+ support from Min Yanta

Penya is a 4-piece, percussion driven, electronic band led by producer and multi instrumentalist Magnus PI. Many of Penyas‘ songs touch on ancient Afro-Cuban melodies. Support from Min Yanta.

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Contact & Find Us

Archspace, 340 Acton Mews
London
E8 4EA
United Kingdom

Get Directions

nearest station: Haggerston (Overground, 3 stops from Highbury and Islington)

general enquiries: enquiries@archspace.london
hire: hire@archspace.london

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