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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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J:Kenzo

A History of Bass

26.01.18

J:Kenzo is the leading member of a new wave of artists on pioneering Dubstep label Tempa, as well as the founder of the influential Artikal Music UK imprint.

Since 2008 he has cemented himself knee deep in the underground music scene with his signature minimalistic sound of Dub, Jungle and Techno. With an extensive back-log of achievements in the scene, J:Kenzo also hosts a monthly show on London’s ‘Rinse FM’.

His DJ skills have seen him travel the world from Japan to Australia to Dubai to North America and all over Europe. He now brings his skills to Archspace for a very special and exclusive night of BASS!

 

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Limbs presents: Brassica + Deeds + Two Legs

27.01.18

Limbs returns to Archspace this January, shaking 2017 loose with a stellar line up of live electronic music, tailor-made for those caught between the club and concert hall.

We’re honoured to host Feel My Bicep and Civil Music’s very own BRASSICA, who will be bringing his celebrated live set to our first event of the new year

Brassica’s brand of disco, tech-house and new-wave electro has earned him an enviable list of supporters over the years, including Maceo Plex, Henry Saiz and DJ Harvey​. The sound of his sought-after early releases for Dissident, and DJ Mag Album of the Year nominated LP ‘Man Is Deaf’, has in recent years given way to the acid, breaks and balmy house heard on his latest EP for FeelMy Bicep

We’re just as excited to welcome Finsbury Park synth duo, DEEDS, to perform an exclusive audiovisual set – the first we’ll have heard/seen at Limbs. Their most recent EP release was championed by MixmagComplex and XLR8R, and for good reason. 

The youngest (but wisest) member of the Limbs familyTWO LEGS, provides the final line of support.

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Paris_Monster + Support from Graveltones

02.02.18

Beat-driven Paris_Monster employ heavy elements of funk and soul, closing the gaps

between synth-pop & garage. The warped grooves of Paris_monster will be launching an assault with their mind bending genre defying sound. Experience the velocity of this hard hitting brand of funk face to face.

The challenge when seeing them live is getting past the fact that there are only two people
creating all that sound. Two people. A drumset. A bass. A keyboard. A eurorack modular synth. One microphone. And all that sound. Beyond this visual impossibility is a careful and deliberate balance of sounds, colors, and textures.

“A precise, complex and sophisticated mechanism” with a “a monstrous instrumental
technique”, delivering a sound that “could be the new face of American roots rock”The
Deli NYC
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Somewhere Soul presents: Boadi (The Banku Powers) & Stella Talpo

08.02.18

Somewhere Soul are proud to present an evening of soul music with Boadi and Stella Talpo.
Growing up on the likes of D’Angelo, Fela Kuti and Marvin Gaye, Boadi (pronounced Bwer-dee) developed an appreciation and affinity with the sounds of soul from a very young age. His debut EP ‘AwoMaa’, released earlier this year, was one of the standout releases of 2017 and catapulted him and his band (The Banku Powers) to perform a sold out headline show at the Servant Jazz quarters.
 
Born in Italy and raised in Singapore, Stella has wanderlust woven into her bones. The now Brixton-based singer released her debut EP, Space, in June 2016 and has since been shortlisted for Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition. Stella’s latest single, GIRL, debuted on Radio 1 by Phil Taggart and has already garnered over 200,000 streams on Spotify.
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The Hempolics

09.02.2018

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

 

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Owiny Sigoma SoundSystem

+ Populous (Italy)

16.02.18

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 Guardian

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Nabihah Iqbal

22.02.18

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’.

Discussing the change in name, she explains how she’d grown out of her previous alias. “I chose the Throwing Shade name in 2009 when I was just DJing at parties, unaware of a possible music career. It was a name for the scene at the time,” she says.

Born in London in the late ‘80s, she’s the daughter of parents who moved to the UK from Pakistan. Growing up, she was encouraged to play music and had lessons every day, learning the guitar, the flute and the piano. Her listening habits started with Michael Jackson: the first artist she remembers listening (and dancing) to, and she has a wall full of Michael Jackson posters in her music studio. Oasis’ ‘Definitely Maybe’ would be another early touchstone.

 

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Vibration Black Finger + Support from Mike Keelin

26.02.18

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.

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Amaroun

06.03.18

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!

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Vels Trio

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.

The Trio’s sound represents an amalgamation of different influences, with leanings of prog and jazz-funk rooted by a commitment to a deep back beat. The result: a hip-hop infused reinterpretation of jazz for contemporary audiences that sits next to the L.A. sounds of Robert GlasperThundercat and BadBadNotGood with a distinctly UK twist of their own.

After running the underground scene riot with their infections tunes, Vels Trio will be at East London’s Archspace for an intimate night of addictively spellbinding sonic goodness.

“Those to watch in the UK jazz game today” – Stamp the Wax

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Guy Andrews

22.03.18

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.

After the release of his debut album Our Spaces on critically acclaimed label Houndstooth last year, Andrews gained support from world renown tastemakers Bonobo, Massive Attack, Mary Anne Hobbs, Ulrich Schnauss, and more. With latest release Tåke enjoying the same level of success, and after collaborating with Massive Attack’s Rober Del Naja, as well as scoring for famous photographer Nadav Kander, Andrews has the industry buzzing.

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 Music

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Tall Black Guy

23.03.18

Tall Black Guy will be supplying a night of masterful cuts and manipulated groove in East London’s audiophile hot spot, Archspace

From humble origins in Detroit, raised on a healthy diet of Motown, Jazz and early Hip Hop – 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), LeftoAnthony ValadezJazzy JeffQuestlove and countless others. With the tangible beginnings of worldwide recognition, Tall Black Guy has established himself to be one of the most influential producers working today.

Having been a London resident for over 5 years and gracing the stage at many a night in the capital, he will be bringing his unique brand of soulful beats to one of the most talked about intimate venues in London for a very special performance.

“One of the most prolific beat-makers of this generation” – Thump

An indulgent music experience” – Gilles Peterson Worldwide

 

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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.

This will be a unique chance for catch one of the most intriguing new bands of the year in such an intimate setting. These guys are bound to go on to huge things so don’t let this one pass you by, be there from the start!

Unmissable Kefaya are emerging as one of the most interesting global artists out there.

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Contact & Find Us

Archspace at Tripspace 339-340 Acton Mews
London, United Kingdom
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nearest station: Haggerston (Overground, 3 stops from Highbury and Islington)

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

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