Local soul sister Chelsea Wilson has finally been born, on vinyl that is. She has worked a long time, cutting her teeth in jazz town but getting her groove on these days. She has enlisted some great players, led by the Cookin On Three Burners boys the sound is tight and on point. The A side is a snappy funk number opening up with a rolling drum break. The B side is sweet soul where she really does take it “one Day At A Time”. Also the first cut for local axeman Mitch Power.
The PUTBACKS are a super tight super super group of players that lay it DOOOOOOWWWWWWWNNNNNNN. The A Side features the soul stylings on NAI PALM a woman who has been laying it down and making people take notice of Melbourne town. She sings with Hiatus Kaiyote but has joined the Hope Street Records house band to deliver the goods. She told me her parents used to play her the Aretha version when she was little so life is coming full funky circle. The b side is a hard instrumental groove these guys made their name doing. Led by the guitar the rhythm section pounds behind it with stabs from the keys, another Hiatus player, Simon Mavin. Comes with a download code.
Both at $10 per slice.
Underground moving music party rockers, BOILER ROOM are coming back to town. They came a few years ago and captured a great slice of Melbourne Soul and Electronic sounds. They are back again to do it again. On Thursday they begin with a trip to 3RRRfm and will be joining me on the radio for a quick chat.
Their first show is on Thursday evening at Rooftop. Starting at 3.30pm, they got Chet Faker, Andras Fox & Oscar Key Sung, Fantastic Man and Andee Frost doing it.
Then Friday starting at 11pm there is Recloose, Touch Sensitive, Otologic and a live set from Sleep D!
Boiler Room will then pop to Northside on Sunday afternoon to eyeball the spot.
Bradley Zero is also playing with AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA and Jimmy James, Edd Fisher and Andy Hart to kick off the birthday week for Section 8 on SUNDAY.
This show is now on at 170 RUSSELL STREET
ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT – THE ‘BLACK RADIO 2’ TOUR
2013 Grammy award winners Robert Glasper Experiment are without doubt the greatest the greatest jazz fusion band to emerge from the US in the last 20 years and are well on their way to becoming the hottest jazz artists in the world.
After taking out the Grammy for Best R&B album this year for his stunning 2012 album release ‘Black Radio’, Robert Glasper went on to storm the European Summer festival circuit, gracing the stage at a host of Europe’s biggest and best festival events.
Joining Glasper on tour are soul-jazz fusion pioneer Roy Ayers in a unique collaborative performance.
Saturday 1st March!
This year it is the GOLD theme
Dress like success!
When: Saturday March 1st, board 7pm
Where: Victoria Star, Dock 9, Central Pier, Victoria Harbour (behind Etihad stadium)
Music: Karate Boogaloo (live), DJ Frenzie (Syd), Vince Peach, Chris Gill, DJ Ayna, Tom Showtime, Cuzn Matt, Soul City Soundsystem
Return: Midnight, free after party
Tickets $45 from Greentix or Northside Records.
All funds raised go to The Happy School and Happy Football Cambodia programs.
Scatter Scatter is back this Saturday night, Feb. 1 – and will become a monthly fixture at Boney on the second Saturday of every month, starting March 8. If you have a taste for the tropics and a passion for the sounds of afro, cumbia, latin, soca and island disco, Scatter Scatter is the only place to be… Non-stop tropical disco from dusk ’til dawn.
This Saturday features live band Jaspora playing their soca-reggae-island sounds, along with Jumps (Cat Empire), DJ Manchild, Julien MF Love, Medhi (fresh from the steamy tropics of Adelaide), some guy called Jimmy Caution and The Public Opinion Sound System.
The Public Opinion Sound System features DJ Manchild, MC 1/6, N’fa Jones & Future Roots. Turntables, live percussion, chants and rapping will take you on a trip though the tropical and tribal rhythms of Africa and South America, weaving through the hip-hop and beat driven sounds from the blocks of Melbourne.
Doors open around 9pm – band on stage around midnight. Arrive early if you please – or come late and dance until 7am!
2014 is here – and it’s almost February! We have exciting new releases coming in 2014 – including new singles and album from Saskwatch, a very special Record Store Day release (vinyl only of course) and a few more surprises you’ll here about in upcoming weeks. Stay tuned –> get the latest news and new stock listings by subscribing to our weekly newsletter. It doesn’t matter if you’re not in Melbourne – we’ll ship the records to you, and we’ll send them for FREE if you spend $100 or more. SUBSCRIBE for the newsletter now.