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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!
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 11th at 7pm, LIVE INSTORE!
Make it to NORTHSIDE for this one!
Sampa The Great makes her Melbourne debut at the local home of soul. Free entry, must bring vibes.
“The Great Mixtape” contains sounds both classic and completely new, like a Digable Planets record that really did arrive from another, funkier planet” Okayplayer
“This is a record of personal, cultural, geographical and spiritual pride.” SoundDoc
“This is hip-hop of the highest quality” Indie Shuffle
“You don’t get old souls like Sampa in hip-hop anymore and that’s maybe what makes this listen so captivating” Cool Accidents
“It’s a search for creativity, laughter, purpose & rhythms.” With those four simple terms, Sampa The Great describes her astonishing newest release, “The Great Mixtape.” Hailing from Sydney by way of Zambia, Sampa has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it’s the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries.
To listen is to learn.
After a weekend of instore madness we’re back with news of more Northside shows! But firstly, a massive thanks to The Seven Ups and The Meltdown, and everyone who came along to support Melbourne soul.
Coming up on Sunday 8th March, Northside and PBS106.7FM presents ‘Soulclash’ – The Underground Showcase. This is something we’ve talked about for a long time, and we’re very excited to see this become a reality. The first Soulclash has been curated by Northside’s and PSB’s own DJ Manchild (The Breakdown) and will take place at Howler in Brunswick. Heading the line up is Melbourne’s underground microphone fiend Remi, supported as always by Sensible J. This will be the final local show before Remi and J set off on their 2015 European Tour.
The Seven Ups will also take the stage for a super-set of funky afro soul fire. The Seven Ups have been playing shows all over and promise to deliver some of that heavy heavy syncopation that only comes with relentless shows, touring and late nights. Look out.
Taking you further underground, deep below mainstream and into the caverns of outernational soul, hip hop, afro, dancehall, tropical and funk are the Northside DJs. Big Bossman Chris Gill brings the ‘Burn City Soul’ and deep funk flavours, Lewis Cancut and Ms. Butt (Congo Tardis #1) serve up the bass-heavy booty-shaking sounds of the club/favela and beyond, and DJ Manchild and Mr. Rex will mash you up with anything + everything soul, and the shit you never heard before. No chin-scratchers – It’s a party from the get go!
Sunday March 8 is Labour Day weekend, and that means no work for some on Monday. Get down. Tickets are $18+bf (see below). We will have tickets available at Northside soon.
It’s been a little while since we’ve heard from Sydney-based producer Katalyst and the Quakers team (Katalyst, Fuzzface, 7Stu7) but fear not, they are back – with a new Quakers record due in upcoming months and a new Guilty Simpson record (produced by Quakers) due to drop in the very near future. Both releases will be available on Stones Throw. A new Space Invadas (Katalyst/Steve Spacek) record is also rumoured! Watch this space.
As a teaser for the new releases, Katalyst has posted a new mixtape on the Stones Throw website. The mix features some new tracks from Guilty Simpson, Quakers and a couple of secret Katalyst productions. The mix/podcast is a free download and is ready for your perusal right now. Don’t say you didn’t know.
That’s right, another LIVE INSTORE at Northside! In fact, we have several planned for upcoming months so stay tuned. This time Northside Records is proud to host the magic that is REMi. A young Northsider who is making big waves. REMi is about to drop his new album “Raw X Infinity” and will be showcasing the new tunes right here! This will be one of those times as you will be able to say you saw him back when.. .
The instore kicks off around 2pm and will also feature a YOUNG EZY, a prize winner from AFRICA’S GOT TALENT. Young Ezy will be performing the song ‘Aspire’ that made heads turn at AGT. Northside DJs and friends will be keeping it HIP HOP all day long. Word.
Now we’ve seen it all! Gangsta wrap air-fresheners are here… at Northside for only $5 a hit. Get your ride smelling fressshhhhhhhh, from the depths of the sea, back to the block! There’s SNOOP DOGG, doused in special Gin & Juice fragrance (honestly, it smells more like Hubba Bubba), there is ICE CUBE flavoured with BLACK ICE! Picture Me Rollin in my 500 Benz! with theTUPAC freshener flavoured COOL WATER. Last but not least is EAZY-E scented APPLE. These are designed as car fresheners – but you you can rock this shit anywhere! Tie it on you bicycle helmet, on your christmas tree, or just make it jiggle in your 5-star hooptie
Want to see more? Check the website hanginwiththehomies –> These are flying out the door faster than free beer. Get on it now.
“Well on your marks and get set, and can’t forget to go” (to the Prince Bandroom). “I heard you got the fever for the flavour – hurry up and get a scoop before it’s gone” (Friday September 28).
That’s right people – hip hop legends Das Efx and Black Sheep are touring Australia for the first time ever. If you’re in Melbourne, get busy at the Prince – and if your in another capital city you can see Dres, Lawnge, Books and Dray at a venue near you.