Record Store Day at Northside Records

Saturday April 19 is Record Store Day, and a huge party at Northside Records. If you’re in Fitzroy on Record Store Day, come down to Northside for live appearances by Oscar Key Sung (2pm) and N’Fa Jones and crew + special guest Remi (3pm). Miss Goldie and Lance Ferguson will be providing tunes between bands and throughout the afternoon. Giveaways from Cake Wines and loads more surprises on the day. Support you Independent Record Stores! See the poster below for all the details.

Record Store Day is also be the official launch date of the 2014 Diggin’ Melbourne Map (Volume 5) – cop yours at Northside Records.


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Record Store Day = Good Times!

Record Store Day is coming…. Saturday April 19, 2014. Stay tuned for news on what’s happening at Northside on the day, including live performances, special RSD only releases, The new Diggin’ Melbourne map and fresh crates of heat. Below – RSD action at Northside in previous years…. Reminisce – who remembers when KURTIS BLOW and MOONSHINE whipped the crowd into a frenzy – or when DJ MASEO (De La) dropped into Northside for Record Store Day?




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In the day time its the Social Studio BLOCK PARTY!

Held in sunny PEEL STREET, Collingwood, this will be fun. With perfect weather predicted the local fashion house that looks after people in the right way. Check them out !


We’re throwing the party at Peel St Park from 12-4pm.

The Social Studio will be launching it’s winter collection with a vibrant and colourful fashion parade.

Live music and performances from: Chris Gill from Northside Records, Capoeira Filhos da Bahia, Abe Ape of Creative Rebellion and Jaju Choir.

Designer stalls by: Djur, SassiCapra, St Marks Recycled, Oonkas Boonkas and more!

Then… get your nails done by Critter Claws on one hand and your palm read on the other by Natta Jain!

Food, drink and shisha will be available by The Cutting Table.



Local Sydney beatsmith KATALYST is coming down for a party!

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2 new LOCAL slices of soul.

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.

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BOILER ROOM stops in town

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.

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This show is now on at 170 RUSSELL STREET


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.


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