Local Melbourne 9 piece afro funk heroes THE SEVEN UPS have now released their second album DRINKING WATER on the magnificent Northside Records label.
Proudly displaying this Melbourne groove, Northside is very happy to showcase what we have in this town with this super funky sound.
Friday March 3 at 7pm, Live instore with ZILLANOVA to celebrate the arrival of a brand new 45 on HopeStreet Recordings.
If that’s not enough, legendary DJ/Poet/Producer RICH MEDINA is dropping in to sign copies of his new releases, JUMP n FUNK on BBE records. You can catch Rich Medina do his thing later in the night at Club Coco (richmedina.com). We’ll also have Mr. Rex and the Northside DJs stepping up to to get your Friday night off to a funky start. Get down.
Melbourne’s famed original rhythm section from the band SASKWATCH finally release their debut tune.
Two tracks ABUJA DEATH CAB and SNAG. Two super heavy afro / doom / soul jamsthat are aimed at the floor but hit you in the hips.
Abruja is a pulsing and driving song with great horn stabs and dreamy piano lines.
Snag is a lot slower with big fat wobbly bass. then halfway through the distortion pedal kicks the bass and it gets even heavier.
With amazing artwork on the 7 inch this is a beautiful slice of Melbourne flavoured licorice pie.
The SEVEN INCH is out now and available in STORE or on the night for $10.
Thats right this year on December 25th marks the 10 year anniversary of James Browns death. The man who is responsible for this thing we call the FUNK. We have been having this party for the last NINE years on XMAS NIGHT to dance the blues away. Celebrate what he left the world.
WE WILL BE PARTYING UPSTAIRS AND DOWNSTAIRS AT THE JOHN CURTAIN THIS CHRISTMAS DAY. FREE ALL NIGHT! IT WILL BE BIG!
Well it’s that time of year again, lights, trees and The KBs. As always The Curtin is where we do, Christmas night is when we do and The Godfather of Soul is who we do it for. It’s been a whole decade since Brother Number One passed away, saving all our Souls. How in the world can we pay proper homage to The Hardest Working Man In Show Business on the funkiest of day of the festive season? Dutifully play the 1971 Olympia, Paris set as close as we are humanly possible of doing of course. The Phelps brothers were in the fold, Cheese Martin scratchin the guitar, Jabo on drums, St Claire Pinckney and Fred Wesley leading the horn section, Bobby Byrd doing his good, good thing on whatever was required and Mr. Dynamite up there with his bad, bad self. It’s a historical set they put down on March 8th, it deserves a World-Wide holiday itself but it just gets Christmas night this year. The KBs feature members of The Cactus Channel, Karate Boogaloo, Sex On Toast, Copperhead Brass Band and other funky Melbourne groups, if you’ve seen them before, you know you can’t miss it. With DJs in full effect The K.B.’s paying respect to Mr. Please Please Please, you know what you gotta do to save your Soul.
DOORS open at 8pm. FREE ENTRY
WEDNESDAY 21st 11 – 6pm
THURSDAY 22nd 11 – 7pm
FRIDAY 23rd 11 – 7pm
SATURDAY 24th 11 – 6pm
SUNDAY 25th CLOSED out of respect for JAMES BROWN’S passing
MONDAY 26th closed
TUESDAY 27th OPEN 11-6pm
WEDNESDAY 28th 11 – 6pm
THURSDAY 29th 11 – 6pm
FRIDAY 30th 11 – 6pm
SAT 31st CLOSED
SUN 1st January 2017 CLOSED
MON 2nd CLOSED
TUES 3rd CLOSED
WED 4th CLOSED
THURSDAY 5th 11 – 6pm
FRIDAY 6th 11 – 6pm
SAT 7th open as per usual…
Australia’s first ever XMAS FUNK 45. In keeping with the classic tradition of rocking the funk over X-MAS we get to release a tribute to James Brown on the 10th Anniversary of his death. The first ever release from KARATE BOOGALOO (The Rhythm Section of the Cactus Channel) is set to scorch your speakers. With a respectful cover of the song that would introduce James and the band the boys make is super funky! Recoded in front of a live crowd this is the bomb!! The b side features an orginial song about giving! Nows the time!!! The tracks pops off on a super fun bass line. Then Hudson stretched out on the drums at the end in a Clyde show of respect. A piece of soulful Australian history. Look forward to more heat from the KB’s soon!
In order to help you feel the Joy Of Giving we will sell them for $14 each or you can get 5 for $50 to help spread XMAS soulful joy. The first 150 will come with a commemorative sleeve. This is a release I am PROUD of….
To celebrate the release of The Seven Ups new single ‘The Aviator‘, Northside Records and Ding Dong Lounge present The Seven Ups live on Friday December 16. The new single has been out for a couple of weeks now and is achieving worldwide radio and dancefloor rotation. The band is also currently deep into their East Coast launch tour, with Melbourne being the final stop on a run of 8+ shows. Fiyah fah sure.
Joining the line-up on the night are local dub/reggae/hip hop outfit Echo Drama, plus shady characters Chris Gill and Mike Gurrieri will bring the heavy afro heat and dirty funk before, between and after the bands.
Doors and DJs from 9pm.
8 Market Lane CBD. No suits (unless you can dance).
The Seven Ups
Thats right. We are on the front foot with the great local funk!
The latest 45 from Melbourne’s The Seven Ups, sees the band stepping up into the producer’s chair to push the boundaries like never before. The result is faster, dirtier and a whole lot meaner.
Lead track, The Aviator, is the quintessential Seven Ups, afro-groove jam. Paying undeniable homage to Fela, the tune is driven by an unrelenting rhythm section that won’t stop for anything, and laced with super lo-fi horns that bubble and squawk like it’s their last day on earth.
Sitting outside of the boundaries of Afro-Funk, Dash Tapper is the ultimate B-side. This is Afro-Fuzz! Different to anything the band has done to date, the track draws the listener in with a heavy car-chase groove then decimates with big-muffed, freaky-nasty guitar.
Released on Northside Records, the 45 has been pressed in a limited run of 300.
Northside is proud to introduce two fresh bands – MAYFIELD and The SHOWTIME QUINTET feat. 1/6 and Class A. Both line-ups will bring the funk to Northside Records on Saturday October 15th from 2pm, and both bands are lauching new 7″ singles on the day. It’s going to be a fun Saturday afternoon!
MAYFIELD are a funky soul band headed by soul queen Carla Troiano. She has rocked Women Of Soul before and been singing about for a while now. The girl has skills. Backed by Melbourne toughest funk backbeat, Ivan “CHOI” Katchoyan, these guys are ready to do it to it. New Mayfield 45 out on Choi Records
TOM SHOWTIME has been making the party jump for a while now. Playing sax, making beats and inviting friends to lay down great vocals over his treats is a good recipe. Here he calls on legendary MC from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 1/6, and good friend, female MC Class A to make it all work. And work it does!!! Performing as the Showtime Quintet. New 45 out on Groove Penguin Records
Damn, this is worth sharing! New wraptape from Nap King Cole aka. Silent Jay dropping next week, Wednesday Sept. 14 to be exact.
Find more goodness here napkingcole.bandcamp.com
Currently scheduled as a digital release only, so get on it while it’s hot. Don’t forget the Remi album Divas & Demons also drops next week, and features Silent Jay on numerous tunes.
Get down to Northside on the Friday the 16th and maybe Silent Jay can sign your freshly loaded USB stick.
Northside Records is proud and excited to announce we will be hosting Remi (Remi & Sensible J) for the Official worldwide release party of their new album “Divas & Demons“. Officially out on September 16 – and officially live at Northside from 7pm on Friday September 16. We’ll have ample stocks of the new LP and CD instore for your acquisition – and Remi and J will be signing copies after their performance. Get in early – as it will be a full house, again!
We are proud to present an INSTORE PERFORMANCE by new local soul cats….
Northside Records is proud to press a 7″ with these guys. The two tracks “PRESSURE” featuring JACE XL and “PROBLEM” featuring ALLYSHA JOY. These two sweet soul sensations will be put out on a doubleAA sider. Led by the keys from the front, this band is great new shooting star….
Big things are happening in Melbourne Music, and Musician Billy Davis is no exception with his debut EP ‘Bad Ending’ dropping on June 21st 2016. The 10-Track Soul EP is a fusion of Neo-Jazz and Hip Hop, providing a snapshot into Melbourne’s music scene highlighting collaborations with artists Cazeaux OSLO, Tanya George, Allysha Joy, Ceeko, Big Words, TRQS, Jace XL, Blasko, and Jwils.
Join the band as they launch this single at Northside Records on
SATURDAY 16th July @ 6pm.
Starting at the same time as the Gertrude Street Projection Festival come down for an amazing night as all your senses will be flipping!
Remember as all instores are FREE and always ALL AGES EVENTS.