Standard Sounds

Standard Sounds, The Standard’s music division, curates a wide array of live music, from both emerging talents and legends, in scintillating and intimate settings. Just as every Standard hotel is unique, each venue and series has a distinct musical identity that reflects the ethos, scene, and history of its surroundings. These offerings include live jazz at the Top of The Standard, down-and- dirty DJ and club culture at Le Bain, stripped down folk and rock ‘n’ roll in our Hollywood Cactus Lounge, Annie O’s eclectic live music series in the Penthouse of The Standard, East Village and a recording booth at London's Sounds Studio to name just a few.

Get in touch London.sounds@standardhotels.com
London, Sunday May 31 2020

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Sometimes Radio is an irregular drop of music shows and cultural talks to soothe, uplift and inspire. We’re bringing The Standard, London’s Library Lounge vibes direct to you and celebrating our creative community in London and beyond with fresh mixes, ambient sets and a good helping of thought-provoking talks. A mixture of old and new, we’re also throwing back to some of our favourite panels and discussions from the Library Lounge – on topics from feminism and office politics to music and the mind – and re-playing our most-loved sets from the Sounds Studio with a healthy dose of live jazz. Stay home and listen.
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Norsicaa: Island Voyage Mix

Fresh from her trip to the Grammys and her day job running Soundway Records, DJ Norsicaa, shares an exclusive transportive mix for Sometimes Radio. Float away for a little while with these sun-drenched and soul-enhancing tracks chosen to take you on a musical journey around the world.

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A Feminist State of Union

Women Who’s Otegha Uwagba hosts a conversational salon on some of the most pressing debates within the feminist movement – from the gender pay gap to white feminism and #girlboss culture. Recorded live at the Library Lounge, listen as writer Reni Eddo-Lodge (Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race), broadcaster Zezi Ifore, and Dazed’s Head of Fashion, Emma Hope Allwood, take on the issues as part of our recent International Women’s Day programming. 

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FOURTH SOUNDS: In Conversation with Laraaji

Transport your mind with the beautiful sounds of Laraaji. The multi-instrumentalist and new-age artist joins Cedric Bardawil from Fourth Sounds for a talk about his ambient and otherworldly music, and meditation.

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Checking In with Hayett McCarthy and Lewis Burton

In times of unprecedented separation we are experiencing an unexpected silver lining: having time to have meaningful phone calls with our friends. In this episode chef and model, Hayett McCarthy checks in with Lewis Burton, the performance artist and founder of queer techno club night Inferno to see how they're keeping up in the time of lockdown.

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H4s: rebirth

Singer, Musicologist and composer Henry Martyn Bennett (H4s) has worked with the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Rambert Dance and the Dalai Lama Institute. His first contribution for Sometimes Radio is “rebirth"; a collage of spoken word, field recordings and original music, a vivid dreamscape exploring life, death and new beginnings.

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12.4: Lockdown Blues with Nick Hadfield

In 12.4 we ask someone from the Standard family to select 12 Songs for a situation. In this episode Standard Music Director Nick Hadfield choses 12 tracks suited for Quarantine interwoven with spoken word, field recordings and archive sounds.

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Women in Jazz: Conversation and Library Lounge Mix with Tina Edwards & Louise Paley

Taken from our line-up of International Women’s Day programming, we Interviewed Women In Jazz founder Louise Paley and the multi-talented Worldwide FM’s Tina Edwards who choose a selection of tracks by inspirational women, past and present. After the chat stick around to hear the full DJ mix that following recorded live at the Library Lounge in March. 

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Aisha Zoe: Library Lounge Mix

One of South London’s finest and Balamii’s Full English Breakfast Show host, Aisha Zoe, brings her mix of r&b, hip-hop, baile, house, and bhangra spiritual feels with a recording live from the Library Lounge last month. 

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Alex Bradley: Library Lounge Mix

Inspired by the intimacy of the Library Lounge DJ Alex Bradley created a moving mix to pick us all up on a Wednesday night. Listen on for a journey through dinner-time jazz and film noir followed by calming new age sounds, European pop and finishing with a little psychedelic and groovy house.

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Standard Sounds Conversation Series

FOURTH SOUNDS Vol 1: In Conversation With Peter Zummo

Listen to Peter Zummo in conversation with Cedric Bardawil and Nick Hadfield in the Sounds Studio at The Standard London. Peter is a trombonist, composer and producer who collaborated closely with Arthur Russell from the 1970s to 1990s shaping the New York avant-garde music scene. Peter discusses what he’s currently working on and what to expect during his performance with Peace On Earth (Robert Stillman, Tom Skinner and Tom Herbert) in the Library Lounge at The Standard, London on the 29th February 2020. Photo Credit: Joseph Zummo

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Trepanado Live in London

Brasilian digger behind the Selvagem parties, tune in to a mix from Trepanado recorded at the Library and dive into his exotic eclecticism.

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Honest Jon's goes Outernational feat. Harv-inder & Alan

Alan from the legendary Honest Jon's record shop and Outernational's founder Harv-inder play back to back in The Standard's Library.

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Zakia Live in London

NTS resident brings her jazz selection to the Library. Expect five hours of spiritual and psychedelic jazz oddities.

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Be Desert Nights' Next Live (Virtual) Performer

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You in tune? Enter for a chance to perform with Desert Nights' weekly live Instagram show on Wednesday, June 10!

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The Science of Groove

London-Standard Sounds

Every Saturday night The Standard, London’s Library Lounge is taken over by some of the jazz world’s finest artists - violinists, saxophonists, free- flowing vocalists and more - who come together for a night of unplanned and unexpected performance. As part of the ongoing series, curator Jack Robson of Groove Science has been handpicking musicians to bring an eclectic night of jazz and genre-defying music.

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Sunset Jazz in March

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Join us for Sunset Jazz at Top of The Standard, bringing the best of the New York scene to the skyline.

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Annie O Presents: Molly Payton & Monica Riskey

New York-Standard Sounds

March 7th is a double feature in The Penthouse at The Standard, East Village. We're lucky to have not one but two performers at Annie O's Music Series: Molly Payton, a New Zealand-born singer/songwriter, and Brooklyn's own indie pop songstress, Monica Riskey. Annie O dished with both singers leading up to their New York City debuts. 

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Annie O Presents: The Cornichons

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Annie O catches up with art rock band, The Cornichons, before their show on March 2nd at Top of the Standard

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Annie O & Standard Sounds Present: Chrystabell

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Ethereal and enchanting songstress Chrystabell returns to us on February 13th for a performance at Top of The Standard, with Annie O and Standard Sounds. Before taking flight at her show next week, Annie O spoke with her about the release of her latest studio album, recent move to New York, Twin Peaks, and new projects for the year ahead. 

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