James Brown XMAS party

IT WOULDN’T BE CHRISTMAS AT NORTHSIDE WITHOUT OUR ANNUAL TRIBUTE TO SOUL BROTHER NUMBER ONE….MR JAMES BROWN!

IN 2006 JAMES BROWN DIED ON CHRISTMAS DAY TO SAVE YOUR FUNKY, FUNKY SOUL. WE SPEND CHRISTMAS NIGHT REMEMBERING HIS INCREDIBLE IMPACT ON MUSIC BOTH THEN & HIS CONTINUED INFLUENCE IN TODAY’S MUSICAL GENERATION.

JOIN US FROM 8PM ON CHRISTMAS NIGHT AS WE CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF JAMES BROWN WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM KARATE BOOGALOO WHO ARE LAUNCHING A BRAND NEW 45 ON THE NIGHT RELEASED ON NORTHSIDE RECORDS! It will be their second funky XMAS 45! 

DJ SUPPORT FROM PIERRE BARONI, MISS GOLDIE, MR REX, SHIO, MIKE GURRIERI & CHRIS GILL!

ENTRY IS FREEEEEEEEE!!!!!

At THE CURTIN 29 Lygon Street Carlton from 8pm til LATE….

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SUNNYSIDE instore PERFORMANCE

To celebrate the release of the wild new album MOMENTUM by Melbourne jazzy disco clubbed out funk party band we call Sunnyside. Momentum will be their second album after coming off a hot year on Melbourne dancefloors and overseas as well. Slaying their FujiRock show in Japan they also had wild shows at the Night Cat and The Curtin. Very dance focused, the music guides you to the floor. This sort of fun record falls perfectly the day before summer starts down under. Its gonna be a fun summer.

 

Join us at 7pm to get down and get loose for this party band born in Fitzroy and now about to shake on my desk. There will be prizes for the best dancer and of course this gig is FREE and ALL AGES. Bring your friends and make some new ones. 

 

HERE IS A LINK to their Bandcamp page. Check the funk.

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INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

its my great pleasure to announce the FIRST ever INSTORE PERFORMANCE by local super heroes

30/70

On Oct 27, a SUNDAY, at 4pm, join BRADLEY ZERO from Rhythm Section as he hosts and toasts the launch of the latest album for future jazz collective 30/70.
Their new album FLUID MOTION is released on Friday 25th October and will make you shake, like an egg flip Big M with an extra scoop of ISCREAM. The Band has been a soundtrack in Fitzroy and surrounds for some time now. With their third album they keep the funk up front, the jazz in the pocket and the soul in your earhole. 30/70 are a family that supports the musicians coming up around them too. Bringing the music up with them on the trip.

 

Like all instores this is FREE and ALL AGES with a prize for the best dancer awarded to the funky……

 

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SAMPA’S INSTORE PERFORMANCE

Big thanks to all of you good good people who made it down to funky town. Sampa sure put on a show! One of the greatest! Here is a review of the show done by our work experience student who wasnt’ there but interviewed Lauren Taylor (RRR) who was! 

Northside Record’s Friday night in-store performance by Sampa the Great was a triumphant occasion. A crowd of 400+ people filled the tight pace store before spilling out onto Gertrude Street. So much so that a caped Chris Gill had to protect the audience from the threat of 60 rhinos on skateboards coming at them along the tram tracks.

Footage of the concert shows Sampa dancing on the desktop overlooking a crowd of wildly moving bodies. The hysteria that came about spread to those who weren’t even at attendance, from word of mouth individuals knew of the magic that Sampa gave off that night. Those who were amidst the madness say it was “one of the best concerts they had ever been to”. With a crowd made up of anyone and everyone, the performance exemplified the power of music and its effect on an audience and a place.

As an artist, Sampa’s new album is a complete elevation to her previous work. Her initial two mixtapes ‘Birds and the BEE9’ and ‘The Great mixtape’ brewed elements of what was coming for the young artist but it seems that with her latest release, she has officially come. Arrived. Not only do audiences love the sound, music videos and overall presentation of the work helps audience understand the underlying notions of identity and home in the album. Combined provides a powerful reappearance into the scene. Fans already wait in anticipation for where she will take her music next.

Northside Records as a performance venue is a central meting hub for music lovers alike to come and share their passion of the genres that they hold dear. When all-inclusive events take place, an audience is provided with active involvement in celebrating the vibrations that they love, an experience that many miss out on. A thriving community scene is also presented in these circumstances and a different buzz fills the crowd to that of a commercial ticketed performance. Aside for the literal connotations, intimate concerts are much more emotionally accessible to a crowd and leave a longer lasting warmth in the crowd. Personal connections are established.         “Seeing a show at Northside Records is like watching your team play at their home ground, it’s that sort of feeling.” A new generation of music lovers and musicians is built in moments like this as tender musical moments stick and influence further listening.

Funky times at a funky place are to follow ‘The Return’ of Sampa the Great.

 

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INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

SAMPA THE GREAT “The Return” album launch

 

FRIDAY 13th Sept 7pm

 

Yes, it really is the Return as SAMPA played her second ever gig at NOrthside Records back in 2015 on this very desk I am typing apon. So great to see here rise to a magnificent firey pheonix and take over the world. She is putting her record out on NINJA TUNE! INSANE. So proud. Anyway the INSTORE will be at 7pm. Details to follow.

 

SHUTTING DOWN FITZROY….

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INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

Next Saturday we have the pleasure and privledge of hosting a great of the local beat scene.

BILLY HOYLE.

he will be releasing his new album, BRUXO released on HOUSE OF BEIGE

As somewhat of a follow up to the “Os Afro Sambas Reworks” project, “Bruxo” is another release inspired by Hoyle’s deep love for Brazilian music. Sampling rich sounds from flutes, Fender Rhodes, guitar and even melodica, it fluctuated between being a completely vocal or instrumental-only album throughout the creative process, eventually leading to a mix of the two with contributions from Tom Scott, Cazeaux O.S.L.O & N’fa Jones. The backbone of these pieces is formed by the world-class Myele Manzanza, who played drums on every track, shifting between boom-bap grooves and also flexing his incredible chops. Damian Smith also adds life to this project with various solos and keyboard parts that colour in the instrumental pieces.

The instore will feature the HOUSE OF BEIGE djs from 3pm before and after the show. The INSTORE will feature the Live drumming of MYELE MANZANZA and some fresh MC’s.

The show will be wild! Can’t wait.

SATURDAY 24th August at 3pm! 

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SUNNY SIDE UP

A compilation of incredible Melbourne music has been released in the UK! Gilles Peterson on his BROWNSWOOD RECORDINGS label has collected 9 amazing artists and their songs to show the world – we got game.

Its not just HIATUS KAIYOTE that shine bright like a diamond but their influence and effect has spread like funky butter.

Featuring ALLYSHA JOY, ZIGGY ZEITGEIST and HORATIO LUNA from the 30/70 music collective and then there’s KUZICH and SILENT JAY and DUFRESNE from the Mandarin Dreams family, plus more – AUDREY POWNE, PHIL STROUD and your friend and mine LANEOUS round it off. Jazzy, soulful and damn funky.

Hopefully it arrives today on gatefold double LP at $45. Digggggg the funk.

For more info check out the article SILENT JAY did for Vinyl Factory here..

 

 

 

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Sat. July 6 – Instore with DRMNGNOW

Instore Performance and 7″ Single Launch Party

 

Lots to celebrate!
Leaps & and Bounds Music Festival, NAIDOC Week and more.
New 45 on sale. Cop it while it’s hot.
AUSTRALIA DOES NOT EXIST bw. ALWAYS REMEMBER
Northside Records NR023S. Ltd. Edition

Neil Morris, or DRMNGNOW, is a Yorta-Yorta man and musician with a purpose. DRMNGNOW (pronounced Dreaming Now) is a project which is firmly focused on raising awareness around Indigenous justice in a post colonial society. This work is complex and is as equal parts system challenging as it is celebratory. 

The single Australia Does Not Exist has been  re-visited featuring Kee’ahn, a proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal and Torres Strait Island woman, exciting emerging artist,  and intergral part of the DRMNGNOW live experience . Her voice as an Indigenous woman speaks powerful volumes on this iteration of DRMNGNOWs debut track first released January last year. 

Always Remember is a new song also ft Kee’ahn and Paul Gorrie adding a soulful touch to this piece on the hook. It is a song about Indigenous resillience in the face of colonial violence. It is a song that reflects on the link to thousands of years of spiritual power that the indigenous experience holds. 

This seven inch release is as part of Naidoc Week and to give eternal life to important local songs. 

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SO CRATES Mama Danced On Soul Train 7″

WE ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT THE NEXT RELEASE ON THE NORTHSIDE LABEL, COURTESY OF MELBOURNE HIP HOP GROUP SO.CRATES, MADE UP OF BEATMAKER SKOMES & WORDSMITH CAZEAUX.OSLO.

In the late 1970’s Cazeaux O.S.L.O.’s mother contributed to the Brown [read Black is beautiful] American cultural treasure chest by dancing on a television show called Soul Train. This is fresh, truly fly and absolutely cold crush. He made a song about it. That’s the truth.

It was first performed at an instore appearance at Northside Records in 2018 which brought the house down and Chris Gill has been hassling the band to release the song ever since. It only seems fitting Northside ended up pressing this gem to wax!

On the A-Side we have the original version in true So.Crates boom-bap soulful fashion, and on the B-Side Skomes digs into his UK Garage roots and ups the tempo for the club! Fresh!

GET DOWN WITH US FOR THE LAUNCH AT THE CURTIN THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1105467976303924/

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INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

Next Friday, next week!! 7pm

its

ELLA HABER 

with

TIANA KHASI

two label mates from SOUL HAS NO TEMPO and deliver a super jazzy soul sister revue for FITZROY. Its free and ALL AGES so tell your friends to GET DOWN.

Ella has just released here amazing debut produced by JORDAN RAKEI (Who also did an amazing instore here 5 years ago) and TIANA KHASI also released and equally amazing EP produced by SAMPOLOGY a few weeks ago.

AS usual there will be a BEST DANCER AWARD and that person will win a DOUBLE PASS to see LANEOUS launch his album later that night at THE CURTAIN (yes he did an instore in November) – therefore EVERYONE on SOUL HAS NO TEMPO will have a heavily important connection with NORTHSIDE RECORDS FOREVER…….

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RECORD STORE DAY

Northside Records presents to you a party for your love. 

We are super happy to have some live music for you to dance to at the store, joining us on the day will be 

COOKIN ON 3 BURNERS FEATURING STELLA ANGELICO

GORDON KOANG

FRANCO (PLUTONIC LAB & NATALIE SLADE)

All bands with RSD releases!

 

SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT!

KYLIE AULDIST  will be joining COOKIN ON 3 BURNERS to celebrate the TEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the single “This Girl” – A modern Australian soul classic (recently reissued on 7”)

LOUIS BAKER (nz) the kiwi soul superstar will join COOKIN ON 3 BURNERS to perform 2 songs before his live show on Sunday at The Corner.

T-SHIRT COLLAB with BURN we will reproduce the classic SUBWAY design we did many years ago. A Melbourne classic!  (always into flipping the script)

RSD released RECORDS

LOADS OF FRESH RECORDS!!

April 13th SATURDAY at

NORTHSIDE RECORDS

236 Gertrude Street Fitzroy

free and funky

 

 

don’t forget the DJS that will be on all day! Starting at 9am and doing 45 minutes each will be…

9.00 MOJO JUJU

9.45 MOSES ITEN

10.30 SYSTA BB

11.15 DJ PERIL

12.00 MZ RIZK

12.45 PAUL GORRIE

1.30 ELLE SHIMADA

2.15 JPS

3.00 MISS GOLDIE

3.45 RANSOM

4.30 FRANCO

5.00 GORDON KOANG

5.30 COOKIN ON 3 BURNERS

6.00 NORTHSIDE ALL-STARS

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INSTORE PERFORMANCE

We are proud to host

SUNSET CITIES to play at NORTHSIDE RECORDS on SATURDAY 23rd FEBRUARY at 3pm.

Sunset Cities are a supergroup made up of SO.CRATES (Melb) and NELSON DIALECT and ALNITAK KID (Adel). Two rappers flow over two different sides from two producers SKomes and Alnitak Kid. Together they make the SUNSET on both CITIES.

Joined on the day from 2nd THOUGHT and ZIMA dropping some very fresh soulful sounds.

The record is out next week on BEDROOM SUCK records.

SO.CRATES promised me they will play MY MAMA DANCED ON SOUL TRAIN! plus a secret new hot jam too! Of course it is an ALL AGES GIG. Yes, Its FREE…

Today is the release of a new single OH BABY! from SUNSET CITIES.
Facebook event here…

 

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