New Year’s Eve at Spiritland was a great way to transition from 2017 – 2018. Attracting an intelligent, unpretentious crowd of all ages, Spiritland really does have a lot to offer. Set in the new and sympathetically developed area of Kings Cross, Spiritland opened in 2016 and is an audio cafe workspace by day and bar by night serving delicious modern European tapas. The venue also contains the Spiritland Sound Studio and radio production suite where programmes and live broadcasts are regularly produced.
New Year’s Eve was a ticketed event and showcased various DJ’s and a great menu for dinner, including delights such as Cream of Jerusalem artichoke soup, citrus cured salmon, pan-fried gnocchi with creamed leeks, poached halibut, brown shrimp, chocolate and orange ganache with meringue, tiramisu and chocolate truffles.
What a wonderful combination, great food, and drinks with clear sounding audio where you can hear yourself speak! During the evening the DJ played sounds such as Michael Boothman – ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’ I didn’t quite catch it Shazaming however, a kind audio buff approached me and enlightened me on the name of this wonderful tune. Also, kicking us into 2018 was LCD Sound System 43:33. We were all given a complimentary glass of Gosset Champagne to see us into the new year which was a nice touch.
As we danced into the night many tunes were played including anything from 1970’s up to present day. The music played was good but unfortunately, in my opinion, the DJ’s didn’t really get the party started as the tracks chosen were mainly warm-up tracks, it’s as if we were waiting for something to happen, things did get lively though when Michael Jackson’s ‘Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough’ dropped.
I am a regular at Spiritland and feel the kitchen has improved immensely since I first came. I would be keen to come again for NYE but feel they need to choose DJ’s that know how to work a crowd in a party situation, but all in all a lovely positive evening with a great atmosphere, service and crowd.