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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, 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...

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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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Blockhead

15.10.17

Anthony Simon, aka Blockhead, is a producer known well in underground hip hop circles.His debut album, Music By Cavelight, is a near-perfect example of how to make an instrumental hip hop album, ranked by some alongside the likes of RJD2’s Deadringer and DJ Shadow’s classic Entroducing, highlighting his ability to make minor chords and autumnal nuances seem like the perfect soundtrack for any occasion.

His new album Funeral Balloons is as bold and irreverent as the title suggests; from the uplifting and energetic mood of “A Bad Case Of The Sundays” to the spaced out airy grooves found on “UFMOG” all the way to the 1970’s car chase anthem like “Escape From NY”, the songs never stop in one place.

This show is a real feast of the cosmic grade for all the fans of club music and lovers of night club life.

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Andrew Ashong:

Exclusive Intimate Acoustic Set w/ Ego Ella May and Shapes of Rhythm

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.

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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20.10.17

The original hip-hop geezer Blak Twang is an award winning UK rap heavyweight, with several gold-standard street classics like “Dettwork Southeast”, “Real Estate” and 2002’s seminal “So Rotten”. Beside producing most of his own tracks he’s also found time to work with the legendary Roots Manuva and Talib Kweli as well as crossing over with artists like Beverley Knight and Tom Jones on top of a long history of work with Rottonous family brethren Seanie T and Karl Hinds. Making his return to the fray with new material and packing all those familiar floor fillers.

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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.

Watch here

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Ishmael Ensemble

– London Headline Debut

24.10.17

Ishmael started releasing deep house tracks on the hugely respected Wolf Music before the release of his debut album “Sometime In Space” in 2016. The record is an exploration of dusty soundscapes & off-kilter house which Ishmael then developed into a Live A/V show with visual artist Amie Nowlan, watch their Boiler Room performance here.

2017 has seen the multi-instrumentalist launch the Ishmael Ensemble. Their debut record “Songs For Knotty” on Banoffee Pies Records belnds jazz & ambient music gaining support from Gilles Peterson, Alexander Nut & Tom Ravenscroft.

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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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IDER – Sold out

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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GAEZ

27.10.17 

Get ready for an action packed night with GÆZ, a brotherly trio from London

The trio comprises of producers Vegyn and ERSATZ who have an innovative dance and electronic sound. Also on the bill is Tiffany Calver a Radio Host, and DJ, named by ASOS as “one of the cutest (and coolest) radio hosts the UK has to offer”

 

 

 

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iLLuminate Launch

28.10.17 

iLLuminate arrives to bring a bleeding edge showcase of live visual spectacle to the finest upcoming MCs in the hip-hop underground. Expect killa beats, on-point bars and future visuals, with guests Joe Mechanoid, Delo and Akapila along with the Heaven at Night crew on the decks and lighting up the spot

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Monophona

29.10.17 

Monophona bring together electronics , melancholy and the beat to great melodic results. Political and atmospheric, Monophona manages to raise eyebrows with each live appearance, having performed as main act and opening acts for the likes of Fink, Poliça, Elektro Guzzi and Daughter. After “The Spy” in 2012 and “Blackonblack” in 2015, the band is gearing up for their third release which will be out October, 20th.

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AKDK

31.10.17 

 

The “pinpoint percussion and crackling electronics” (NME) of AKDK bring their “joyful storm of of synth loops, beats and beeps” (Drowned in Sound) to Archspace on October 30th… Nevermind all the press, we think they’re awesome!

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Chali 2na & Krafty Kuts

30.10.17 

Chali 2na – founding member and most familiar voice of legendary rap group Jurassic 5 and one of the best loved MCs in hip-hop history – joins us for super intimate, 150-capacity only show at Archspace. Expect classic singalong goodness and explosive, beat-heavy new material.

Through an illustrious 25 year-spanning career, Chali 2na has collaborated with a huge spread of top international stars including Blackaliscious, Roots Manuva, Mos Def, Beenie Man, Rusko, Tippa Irie, Rizzle Kicks, K’naan, Fatlip and many more. His openness to crossing boundaries and bringing his own unique take to different genres is emblematic of his positive and easy going nature.

Having sold out Islington Assembly Hall on his last London headline visit, Chali is truly one of the great performers in hip-hop today. Don’t miss this incredibly intimate, up close and personal show.

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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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Pierre Kwenders

02.11.17

Congolese, Canada-based genre-splicing mastermind Pierre Kwenders joins us for an exclusive London show on November 2nd. With plaudits from likes ofPitchfork and Noisey and wide acclaim across Europe – recently hitting such renowned festivals at WOMEX and The Great Escape Festival on his last run, the hype keeps on building for world music’s most photogenic gentleman.

 

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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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DJ Kentaro

04.11.17

Our friend Soundcrash brings another intimate show at Archspace! Welcoming one of most creative turntablist and winner of DMC World DJ Championships 2002 from originating from Japan. Having supported the likes of The Roots and The Pharcyde, DJ Kentrao proves himself as a bonifed DJ that can scratch with the heavyweights.

“More than just a technical DJ, Kentaro is a performer, inciting the crowd into a frenzy while titillating the scratch fetishists” – Blank Magazine

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Apollo Brown & Skyzoo

-The Easy Truth Tour

05.11.17

Michigan beat commander Apollo Brown and Brooklyn rap royalty Skyzoo bring their smart, atmospheric brand of hip-hop to London’s Archspace on Sunday 5 November and fans will be able to grab tickets 24 hours in advance with our presale.

The presales start Thursday 13th September at 10am and those who get involved early will be able to secure their place for the early bird price of just £8 too!*

Releasing joint LP The Easy Truth on 30 September, this is your chance to hear tracks from the record live and direct from these hip-hop titans.

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations

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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Boosh.FM Presents:

Reso + Whiney

11.11.17

Boosh.FM bring a big, bass-fuelled night at Archspace with ‘Master of Drums’ Reso and the ineffable Whiney of Hospital Records fame.

Reso (RX0 Records)
“Alex Melia – aka Reso – is a producer who needs little introduction; Often referred to as the ‘Master of Drums’ he is responsible for some of the most effortlessly intricate, dynamic and intelligent dancefloor focused DnB & Electronic records of the past decade, has collaborated with some of the biggest names in contemporary dance music and defied genre boundaries like a music making chameleon.”

Whiney (Med School / Hospital Records)
“Latest addition to the talent-filled Med School roster, Coventry-born Will Hine has developed an impressive skill set, successfully carving out his signature sound and passion for drum and bass.”

 

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KOKOKO!

12.11.17

KOKOKO! is an explosive new band with an alternative sound crafted in Kinshasa, DRC, made up of local artists, instrument inventors and prolific French producer débruit. The project came about when production company La Belle Kinoise (Staff Benda Bilili, Jupiter’s Dance), invited débruit to Kinshasa for a month-long residency in 2016 to collaborate with the innovative artists they were documenting across the emerging contemporary art scene.

Since the launch of their three-minute introductory video – which was supported by TIME, i-D and Telekom Electronic Beats – KOKOKO! have gone viral, amassing 2 million views across various platforms. Their sold-out debut European tour in June captured the imagination of many, with over 800 attending their second ever show in Brussels, and 200 outside unable to get in to watch them play.

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KOKOKO!

13.11.17

KOKOKO! is an explosive new band with an alternative sound crafted in Kinshasa, DRC, made up of local artists, instrument inventors and prolific French producer débruit. The project came about when production company La Belle Kinoise (Staff Benda Bilili, Jupiter’s Dance), invited débruit to Kinshasa for a month-long residency in 2016 to collaborate with the innovative artists they were documenting across the emerging contemporary art scene.

Since the launch of their three-minute introductory video – which was supported by TIME, i-D and Telekom Electronic Beats – KOKOKO! have gone viral, amassing 2 million views across various platforms. Their sold-out debut European tour in June captured the imagination of many, with over 800 attending their second ever show in Brussels, and 200 outside unable to get in to watch them play.

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Marco Caricola

14.11.17

Marco Caricola is an Italian composer based in London, UK. His music has been featured in a number of independent films and contemporary dance productions.

Recordings is a Swedish label offering a combination of the best new contemporary classical and electronic composers. Decca Publishing focuses on neo- classical and film scores.

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EFG London Jazz Festival presents

Aron Ottignon

19.11.17

From Woodkid to StromaeAron 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)

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Lazy Habits Day 1 + Miss Baby Sol

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 alongside the talented singer, song writer Miss Baby Sol.

Listen to the big hit track hit ‘The Breach’ from Lazy Habits

Listen here

 

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Lazy Habits Day 2 + More Like Trees

23.11.17

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

Watch here

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Andy Barker (808 State): A History of Acid House

24.11.17

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 BjörkBrian 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.

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Jeru The Damaja

+ DJ Shorty, Soul Purpose, Mac Amish

25.11.17

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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28.11.17

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” Timeout

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29.11.17

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” Timeout

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Cid Rim

30.11.17

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.

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Strategy

Evolution of the MC

02.12.17

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.

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08.12.17

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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Contact & Find Us

Archspace
TripSpace Projects
Arches 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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