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...
Many musicians like to speak of versatility, but Nabihah Iqbal has better grounds than most. She boasts an MPhil (focused on African history) from Cambridge, experience working in human rights law and a black belt in Karate. Formerly known as Throwing Shade, she’s ditched that moniker to embrace the name she was born with. Readying her debut album for Ninja Tune, ‘Weighing of the Heart’.
Cory Wong might just be your new favourite guitar player.
The Minneapolis-based musician has put in his time as a versatile composer, arranger, producer, and collaborator, most recently known as the guitar player for the fast-rising funk band Vulfpeck. He has also worked on shows and artists like NBC’s “The Voice,” playing alongside Ben Rector, Gene Simmons, Questlove, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and Bootsy Collins.
Dubbed “the most famous Minnesota musician you’ve probably never heard of” by Minneapolis’ The Current, Cory Wong is finally preparing to jump into the spotlight with his new album Cory Wong and the Green Screen Band.Book Tickets
Vibration Black Finger
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Lascelle Lascelles is the man behind Vibration Black Finger and is no stranger to the music world. During the 80’s he earned a reputation as an eclectic and adventurous musical spirited House DJ in London.
VBF has helped and worked alongside Acid Jazz pioneers The Brand New Heavies, Giles Peterson and Campag Velocet. He’s appeared live or recorded with the likes of Mr Scruff, Beth Orton, Trevor Jackson, Peaches and others.
He currently co-hosts a weekly show on NTS Radio – Music to Ease Your Disease.Book Tickets
DJ Vadim – USSR Meets Endtroducing set
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A true master of innovation, a prolific DJ and producer DJ Vadim will be heading up the stage at Archspace for the ultimate late night party. Vadim is an evolutionist in sound, constantly pushing boundaries and collaborating creating fresh, unique global beats and sounds. Joining Vadim, will be American producer M. Sayyid from Antipop Consortium.
“A veteran presence in the DJ community as well as one of the foremost producers in too many communities to count, Vadim is never running out of ideas” – URB MagazineBook Tickets
Jeru the damaja
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Speaking out against what he saw as a decline in rap during the mid-’90s, Jeru the Damaja came to the fore as a self-proclaimed prophet and the savior of Hip-Hop. He released his classic debut album in 1994 ‘The sun rises in the East‘ with DJ Premier on beat duties.
Though he made few friends in the rap world, given his outspoken criticism of such popular figures as ‘The Fugees‘ and ‘Sean ‘Puffy’ Combs‘ he proved a vital force in the emergence of the new rap consciousness of the late ’90s.
Don’t miss out on this golden era night with one of the greatest MC’s.Book Tickets
AMAROUN is the latest project from multi-talented producer and songwriter Jay Brown, existing at the sonic crossroads where Erykah Badu, PJ Harvey and Feist meet, so expect kaleidoscopic pop music for the 21st century. Emerging from the same tight knit community as La Salami, Francobollo and Denai Moore, and with support from Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 and Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music, grab a ticket before they go!Book Tickets
07.03.18 & 08.03.18
Vels Trio are the result of three experimental jazz musicians born out of collective obsession, emotion and improvisation to sculpt contagiously frenetic compositions.
Channelling ingrained deep grooves, progressive soundscapes and contemporary Hip Hop productions – Vels Trio synthesise their mutual loves to challenge the psyche of not only the seasoned Jazz lover, but hyperactively engaging audiences with their heavy groove and energetic live sets.
“Those to watch in the UK jazz game today” – Stamp the WaxBook Tickets
The real mayor of Brixton, AKA acclaimed and respected rapper/producer Ty is bringing his razor sharp rhymes, soulful beats, and Hip Hop vibes to Archspace’s intimate stage, in support of his brand new album “A Work Of Heart”
Ty has been on the UK scene for years and is an accomplished stage man. His live performances are highly interactive and fun – you’ve been warned. Bring your dancing shoes, energy and vibes for this album launch party!BOOK TICKETS
The Correspondents consist of a singer Mr Bruce and a producer Chucks. Hailing from South London, they formed in 2007 and within two years had taken their hi-octane genre-blending dance music from house parties to festival main stages.
Since their inception they have toured far, wide and relentlessly bringing their unique live show to huge crowds, earning themselves Telegraphʼs ʻTop Ten Glastonbury Highlightsʼ two years in a row. The Times mentioned the band as ‘bundles of fun’ and the surprise success of Wilderness Festival 2017.
The Correspondents are going back to their house party roots with an incredibly rare small-scale show in the coolest venue in East London, our very own Archspace.Book tickets
In defying the laws of tradition, Los Angeles based music producer Mono/Poly (born Charles Dickerson) has managed to outstrip the logics of multi-genre producing. Signed to Flying Lotus’ label Brainfeeder and known for his distinct madness of face melting bass, paired with his dreamy astral soundscapes of glitch-based hip-hop, Mono/Poly has proved himself to be a natural phenomenon.
Mono/Poly will be accompanied by a goddess of her own world, the UK based classically trained singer, songwriter and producer Alyss who has been turning heads aplenty with her unique talents.Book Tickets
We are super excited to announce that the world renowned Jeremy Ellis will be performing here at Archspace. Regarded as the greatest machine finger drummer on the planet. The Roots collaborator will dazzle your ears from soulful electronic beats to jazz, dance, funk, hip-hop and breaks.Book Tickets
Guy Andrews is a London based musician and music producer best known for creating exciting textural electronic music that innovatively combine an array of influences from post-rock, techno, ambient and afrobeat inspired genres.
Next spring, Andrews will bring his trademark sound of bittersweet electronic melancholia to the intimate Archspace for his first London headline show. A truly unmissable night for those eager to catch the next big thing to hit electronic music.
“An exploratory selection that veers out to techno’s left field…one to lose yourself in” – Clash MusicBook Tickets
Tall Black Guy
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Terrel Wallace (aka Tall Black Guy) has become a standard bearer for the current hip hop beats scene. Through a steady stream of productions filled with incredibly clever sample flips and deft production chops, he has won fans across the world, including Gilles Peterson (who included him on one of his Brownswood Bubblers albums), Lefto, Anthony Valadez, Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and countless others.
Joining him is jazz-influenced producer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist Wu-Lu who will be bringing a big slice of South London soul.
“One of the most prolific beat-makers of this generation” – Thump
“An indulgent music experience” – Gilles Peterson Worldwide
Gizelle Smith’s second full length LP ‘Ruthless Day’ is the sound of a dynamic artist expanding her horizons from the classic aesthetic of her debut to explore a new brand of progressive modern funk. It’s an exciting record that still retains all of the energy and intrigue of her earlier works but builds out her musical palette to incorporate more psychedelic and jazzy progressions, bold arrangements and adventurous instrumentation.
At Arcspace, Gizelle will transport you to another plane with her energetic and harmonically rich, funky tunes and her stunning vocals. Don’t miss out on her Ruthless Day album launch.Book tickets
DJ Food ‘O is for orange’ & a Boards of Canada AV SET (world premiere)
‘O Is For Orange’ is the sound of weathered tape saturation, detuned analogue synthesisers, vinyl crackle and machine hum. It’s also the look of unfocused, flickering lenses, mirror image filters and blurry grain embedded into film. Unofficial fan films sit alongside experimental animation, public information shorts and even the odd official video. Material that BOC took inspiration from blends with their own work as well as many that they inspired.Book Tickets
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GRRRL is a bespoke electronic music collaboration between independent, revolutionary women artists from around the world, coming together to tell their collective stories of life, conflict, inequality and change through music brought together by In Place of War.
GRRRL fuses together sounds of dark techno, ghetto bass, hip hop, dancehall, reggae, soul and electronica.
SHUNAJI – “Born in Lagos, raised in Rome and now based in London, Shunaji boasts that most rare, vital quality in an MC: a distinctive, ear-pricking sense of flow. Her influences range from hip-hop to folk and ambient. For her, this means working to build up a style that draws on a wider spectrum of sounds. Taking cues from the likes of Andre 3000 and Missy Elliott, she looks to strike the elusive balance between lyricism, rhythmicality and character.” – Gilles Peterson’s Future Bubblers
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Casey Pearl is an independent artist from London and the world’s first female crypto-artist. Not only has she crafted a unique R&B and soulful sound, she has also created the PEARL token, her own crypto-currency, through Tokit. Embedded in the PEARL token are the complete intellectual property rights, revenues and royalties of Casey Pearl. “By launching my PEARL tokens I can reach new audiences, share and develop my music and bring my supporters with me.”
Support from Subajah – Roots Reggae at it’s finest.Book Tickets
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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. He’d started playing drums at just 5 years old, but by his teens had also moved into music production. This remained the focus for several years before returning to the drums with a new approach, inspired by his broader study of recorded music. Having dedicated much of his time to performing the music of his associates, this mixtape marks the realisation of his commitment to release his own recordings, and is the first instalment in a series of compilations of his solo work past and present.
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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.Book Tickets
Contact & Find Us
Archspace at Tripspace 339-340 Acton Mews
nearest station: Haggerston (Overground, 3 stops from Highbury and Islington)
general enquiries: email@example.com