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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.

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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, 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...

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Beardyman & LeeN

09.08.17

Having made a series of brand new albums live on festival main stages throughout Europe this summer, Beardyman and LeeN have decided they want the chance to play a one-off intimate gig to get as interactive as possible with a small number of like-minded people.
This is a unique chance to be part of the creative process with 2 of the UK’s best freestyle improvisors at the top of their game. Be more involved in their creative process than ever before and possibly ever again. There will only be 90 tickets for sale and they will sell out fast so get booking now to avoid disappointment.
Don’t miss the chance to be part of the inspiration for an evening of improvised music.

 

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Nightspot Cinema Presents: The Big Lebowski

11.08.17

An intimate night with The Dude himself. Screening, live Americana, white russians all night long, and a real life bowling alley.

 

 

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Coldcut – DJ set

12.08.17

Founders of the seminal electronic music label, Ninja Tune play a rare intimate show

The groundbreaking duo responsible for one of the UKs leading independent labels and definitive mix series ‘Solid Steel’ come to one of the hottest live music venues around.

The duo have stayed at the forefront of the scene with constant innovation and an incredible work ethic.

Join them for an evening exploring the experimentation and history of Ninja Tune.

Ninja Tune is home to artists such as Bonobo, Roots Manuva, Amon Tobin, Kate Tempest, Machinedrum Seven Davis Jr. & many more

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Serious Presents: Anoushka Lucas

15.08.17

Part two of our residency with Anoushka Lucas. Described by Jamie Cullum as ‘a classic voice’, she has sold out nights at Bush Hall and featured at the Love Supreme Festival with her warm and magnetic stage shows.

Check her beautiful performance for ‘Radio 2 presents BBC Introducing’

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Movimientos Presents

Bulldozer

23.08.17

A mixture of guitar-infused power, punk blows, funk emissions, acoustic environments, hypnotic soukous and powerful champeta from Colombia.

Their performance for Duck Sessions open-air set is incredible

 

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STUFF. supported by Teje

24.08.17

Belgian instrumental five-piece STUFF. defy easy categorisation. Writing for Jazz Standard, Tina Edward said ‘If an energy drink could make music, it would sound like STUFF.‘, a description that does more to describe their sound than established genre tags. Utilising lesser-used instruments like the wind synth, alongside the familiar array of drums and electric bass, synthesizers and turntables, they’re able scatter rhythms, melodies and electronic effects across their canvas with a Pollock-like abandon, creating music that while heavy in groove has great depth and intrigue.

The band recently announced their new album old dreams new planets, a follow up to their self-titled debut.

Supported by the impeccable Teje, hot off the back of his delicious new EP

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Wax and Lucid

-Launch Party

25/08/17

Launch Party of Neil McKeown’s new act Wax n Lucid.
They open with his old bandmate from Midnight Boatman, Tom Os Boatman, playing an acoustic set. There will be a mixture of his original material, some Boatman songs and a few covers for good measure.
Next up it’s The Big Mackoofy, until now a studio project so we’re very excited to have them playing live not long after the release of their second album.

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Keb Darge

– celebrating 40 years of DJingl!

26.08.17

The word “legend” is one that gets bandied around a lot, especially in the DJ sphere. To put things in perspective, most of said DJs weren’t even born when Keb started out. A man who makes obscure genres into scenes and a legendary compilation curator – with 29 to his name for BBE Music alone – Keb has toured with the likes of Paul Weller, Jazzy Jeff, Masters at Work, DJ Shadow, Spinna, John Peel, Cut Chemist. He knows a thing or two about legends. Salute the man behind 40 years of sweaty moves and delirious dance floors.

You can listen his real northern soul set for NTS Radi

 

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Sibusile Xaba & Thabange Tabane (South Africa)

05.09.17

An explosive collaboration of two trailblazers from South Africa’s avant-garde, Sibusile Xaba and Thabang Tabane sit firmly at the helm of a new wave of cutting edge South African roots music.

Their collaboration coalesces both geographic and spiritual influences, ranging from Maskandi (a music style dominant in Xaba’s native KwaZulu-Natal), the improvisational culture of South Africa’s jazz avant garde and the malombo music Thabang’s father – the legendary Dr Philip Tabane – originated in the early 1960s. Collectively, they remold these influences, situating them within rhythms that span the African continent.

 

This is extraordinary music  Gilles Peterson (BBC 6Music)

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08.09.17

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.

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09.09.17

Archspace is very happy to bring you one of the foremost names in drum and bass – dBridge, giving us an in-depth, up close and personal run down of one of the genre’s most influential and respected labels – the mighty Exit Records.

A veteran producer and one of the most experienced artists in Drum & Bass, Darren White known as dBridge, is an artist whose multiple transformations and evolutions glide through a staggering list of achievements. Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he has been at the heart of some the most exciting collaborative partnerships Drum & Bass has ever seen, from Future Forces to Bad Company and Club Autonomic. dBridge has also devoted a large amount of focus to his label Exit Records.

 

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14.09.17

London exclusive album launch with one of Italy’s most exciting and boundary-pushing producers, Indian Wells.

Huge support from the likes of Resident Advisor, XLR8R, KCRW and a raft of other major industry tastemakers for his standout emotive techno shows he is a talent quite apart from the pack.

Listen, his leading track from forthcoming album ‘It’s Where The World Ends’

 

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Hip-Hop Back in the Day

15.09.17

Monthly nightspot for quality old-school jams.

6-8pm Happy Hour & discount group tickets available.

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16.09.17

Super buzzed to announced a brilliant, brand new night – Otaku_ldn – in collaboration with impeccable producer and unrepentant geek kidkanevil. The bringing together of beats, anime and Japanese culture features a hive of creative talent in residence and this first edition brings the legendary KUTMAH, hosting by TCMR, and a screening of the anime cult classic Mind Game…

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Julia Biel

– live and up close in London

17.09.17

The sublime Julia Biel will join us in September for an exclusive London show. Bringing together old school jazz vocals with pop verve, whilst crossing numerous boundaries, she was named ‘the best British vocalist to emerge in an age’ by The Independent, and has accumulated nominations at the MOBO Awards (Official), rafts of radio play and maintains international tour schedule.

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Gerra & Stone

30.09.17

Harry Hackett & David Stone aka Gerra & Stone have risen rapidly through the Drum & Bass world over the last 5 years. Having released on such commercially acclaimed labels as Ram Records, alongside underground tastemakers like Dispatch Recordings.

Their releases and remixes regularly charting into the genre’s top 10 on Beatport, and taken their DJ career worldwide. The pair has extensively toured the UK and EU as well as more recently taking the G&S sound to North America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Asia – alongside being invited to record DJ mixes for brands such as BBC Radio1/ 1xtra, Ministry of Sound, and Drum & Bass Arena.

 

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11.10.17

live, intensely spiritual journey through the cultural heritage and evolution of drums, as Italian Virtuoso musician Gabriele Poso performs live

Check his latest album on his soundcloud

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28.09.17

UK exclusive show with one of the most formative emcee / producers in modern day hip-hop and electronic music.

The new mixtape Error Tape 1 showcases a talent still climbing to ever-higher peaks, pushig boundaries and mixing genres like a beatmaking masterchef. This electrifying show will debut the new work for the UK and push the limits of live hip-hop/electronic performance.

Check his video clip from M.Sayyid’s latest mix tape

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04.10.17

JFDR, the latest project from 23 years old Icelandic girl namechecked by Björk as an inspiration, Jófríður Ákadóttir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon, Gangly).

The legendary Björk cited her as an inspiration in her recent The Guardian article, saying “I got obsessed with her band Samaris a few years ago and then it was amazing to see her do her own stuff.”

Check music video of her new song ‘Destiny Is Upon Us’

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Red Snapper night 1: Prince Blimey (Warp, 1996)

05.10.17 

Red Snapper’s remarkable debut album, Prince Blimey, received worldwide acclaim for being a daring, pioneering piece of work, bringing a distinctive and wildly original melding of acoustic and electronic elements. It is an album which has inspired many and which still continues to draw new generations of listeners to its beautiful and unique soundscapes.

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Red Snapper night 2: Hyena (Lo, 1996)

06.10.17 

n 2014 they released the album ‘Hyena’ on Lo Recordings, inspired by the soundtrack – it was hailed as their best work in 10 years. Inspired by their own soundtrack to 70s Senegalese psychedelic road movie ‘Touki Bouki’ which was restored by Martin Scorsese and the lessons learned from the tour that followed, ‘Hyena’ is a funk-filled acid trip atop a rusted motorcycle, travelling breakneck through the Ferlo desert.

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Grace Savage

11.10.17

With support from BBC Introducing and BBC R1’s Huw Stephens for her first, ultimately unreleased EP ‘Diamonds on your Skin’ in 2015, Grace has since been working independently in the studio and writing new music.

Fast-forward to 2017 and the young UK artist has been working closely with Oddchild producer Jason Julian, matching her ethereal tone to inventive tropical flavours and glassy, early dubstep rhythms with 2017 releases ‘Medusa’ and ‘Just for Tonight’ – grabbing tastemaker acclaim from THE405, WONDERLAND and CLASH Magazine amongst others.

 

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Nightspot Cinema Presents: 24 Hour Party People

13.10.17

Screening followed by an exclusive Q&A and Legends of House DJ set from Hacienda DJ, Graeme Park.

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Kromestar:

14.10.17

Archspace celebrates the UK’s last great musical phenomenon, with one of the genre’s pioneers and key protagonists as Kromestar guides us through A History of Dubstep.

With numerous high profile releases on some of the most well respected and scene-shaping labels from Mala’s Deep Medi Musik to the globally recgonised Hot Flush Recordings, to DJing at some of the world’s biggest venues and festivals, Kromestar is undoubtedly one of dubstep’s most well-travelled pioneers.

Check his Dj mix for Get Dark podcast

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Andrew Ashong: Day 1

Exclusive Intimate Acoustic Set

16.10.17

 

Putting the soul back into soul music, the much-loved, Theo Parrish collaborator all round nice guy Andrew Ashong is hitting our intimate venue for two nights of exclusive acoustic shows. This is a rare opportunity to see the British-Ghanaian soul boy in stripped back form, with only 100 tickets available for each night.

Check out his acoustic session for Mahogany.

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Andrew Ashong: Day 2

Exclusive Intimate Acoustic Set

16.10.17

 

Putting the soul back into soul music, the much-loved, Theo Parrish collaborator all round nice guy Andrew Ashong is hitting our intimate venue for two nights of exclusive acoustic shows. This is a rare opportunity to see the British-Ghanaian soul boy in stripped back form, with only 100 tickets available for each night.

Check out his acoustic session for Mahogany.

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Fifi Rong

19.10.17

Fifi Rong is a unique vocalist, songwriter and producer based in London.

Eccentric, deep and honest, Fifi brings pure emotional intimacy into her songs with a mesmerising voice, nuanced with the flair of her Chinese heritage. She incorporates a wide range of genres such as Electronica, Pop, Dub, Hip Hop, Soundscape and Jazz into her production, resulting in a singularly unexpected musical hybrid.

Fifi has collaborated with artists including Tricky, Phaeleh and Yello to name a few, and her seductive vocals can be heard on the title track of Skepta’s hugely successful UK No. 2 and Mercury Prize-winning album ‘Konnichiwa’.

She has also received vast support from a stream of blogs and radio stations including The 405, Clash, Fader Magazine, Hype Magazine, Pigeon and Planes, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Extra, BBC Radio 6 Music etc., and was publicly voted into China’s Top 10 of most popular new artists.

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DJ Storm: A History of Drum & Bass

21.10.17

we’ve got a huge night for you. As one of the most respected and hard working DJs in drum and bass going back to it’s foundational days.

Check her Boiler room set.

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Parrallel Lines present

IDER

25.10.17 

DER are Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville, two friends based in North London whose blend of soaring pop and delicate electronics took 2016 by storm. Emerging first with their smoky R&B tinted debut ‘Sorry’, IDER quickly enticed fans such as stellar songwriter and producer Shura and Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens. The duo followed up ‘Sorry’ with a vulnerable, perfectly poised second cut called ‘Pulse’, drawing comparisons to London Grammar and FKA twigs.

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Parrallel Lines present

IDER

26.10.17 

DER are Megan Markwick and Lily Somerville, two friends based in North London whose blend of soaring pop and delicate electronics took 2016 by storm. Emerging first with their smoky R&B tinted debut ‘Sorry’, IDER quickly enticed fans such as stellar songwriter and producer Shura and Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens. The duo followed up ‘Sorry’ with a vulnerable, perfectly poised second cut called ‘Pulse’, drawing comparisons to London Grammar and FKA twigs.

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Bastien Keb

01.11.17

“England based Bastien Keb is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, who makes a living writing music for TV and film. A guitarist first and foremost, you’ll hear him play trumpet, bass, drums, flute and more on this debut record, as well as layering his voice to strangely moving effect. His music belies a love for Curtis Mayfield and Sun Ra, though his voice might suggest Bon Iver – a world away, but here it makes perfect sense. He channels 80s soul with his bass, the New Orleans of The Meters with his drums. He looks to Broadcast and Flying Lotus for direction”

22.02.85‘ is the album from Bastien Keb. Initially conceived as a concept album about a stripper lost in the city (like a straight-to-video follow up to Showgirls), ‘22.02.85’ has a distinctly nocturnal edge to it.

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Future Dub Orchestra

27.10.17 

The distinct, atmospheric and deeply soulful Future Dub Orchestra return to Archspace this October. Having supported heavyweights like Roni Size,Submotion Orchestra, Nightmares On Wax andRED SNAPPER OFFICIAL BAND, whilst burning a path through festivals, clubs and prestigious venues across the UK & Europe, this is a band who won’t be playing small venues for long.

 

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Boxcutter: Live

03.11.17

A metamorphosing legend of sonic experimentation who’s gone from the vanguard of early dubstep to ever more interesting and beguiling places. This iteration sees the Hotflush Recordings and Planet Mu (OFFICIAL) alumni brings his most boundary-pushing show yet, fusing live drums, bass and guitar with masterful electronics.

“the very best ‘dance’ artists” – BBC music

Check his latest E.P

 

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Day 1

07.11.17

Archspace proudly presents the elemental Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, current darlings of the world’s music press having just appeared on Jay-Z’s much-awaited new album “4:44”, yet long-building into the heart-wrenching, deeply affecting soul behemoth that stands before us today.

Check her tremendous studio session

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations Day 2

08.11.17

Archspace proudly presents the elemental Hannah Williams & The Affirmations, current darlings of the world’s music press having just appeared on Jay-Z’s much-awaited new album “4:44”, yet long-building into the heart-wrenching, deeply affecting soul behemoth that stands before us today.

Check her tremendous studio session

Watch here

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 Slugabed – Full Live Band

09.11.17

Blending influences both classic and contemporary, from the outermost reaches of dubstep, hip hop and beyond, Slugabed has received unanimous praise for his debut album ‘Time Time, released on the Ninja Tune label in May 2012 got strong club and radio support followed from a wide range of respected DJs including Mary Anne Hobbs, Mark Pritchard, Benji B, Laurent Garnier and Surgeon as well as Tom Ravenscroft and Huw Stevens on BBC Radio 1.

 

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Lazy Habits Day 1

22.11.17

Archspace is very excited to announce the long-awaited return of one of the most incandescent and downright danceable forces in British hip-hop

Listen one of their big hit ‘The Breach’

Listen here

 

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Lazy Habits Day 2

23.11.17

Archspace is very excited to announce the long-awaited return of one of the most incandescent and downright danceable forces in British hip-hop

Watch their unplugged set for Sofa Sounds London

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Jeru The Damaja

+ DJ Shorty, Soul Purpose, Mac Amish

7pm-11.30pm

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.

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Disco Gecko presents:

Animat & Radium88

26.11.17

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.

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29.11.17

The magical Ninja Tune alt-soul master Jono McCleery plays his ONLY 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” Timeout

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Nightspot Cinema Presents: Do The Right Thing

08.12.17

Celebrating 60 years of Spike Lee with a screening and hip-hop junkie Micall Parknsun performing a live set alongside a roots of hip-hop set from DJ Jazz T.

 

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Contact & Find Us

Archspace
TripSpace Projects
Arches 339-340
Acton Mews
London E8 4EA

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

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

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