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local SOUL release on NORTHSIDE RECORDS – THE SEVEN UPS

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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.

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Silent Jay X Jace XL – Live instore

Damn, shit is blowing up on our door step again. This time it’s Silent Jay and Jace XL, taking the underground by storm with the release of their debut “SACRIFICE” EP on UK based label Rhythm Section. We are lucky enough to have this talented duo appearing live instore on Friday January 15th to celebrate the release of the new EP (that has already sold out worldwide!). Fortunately, we will have exclusive limited stock of the cassette EP available on the night.  Don’t miss your chance to bag one – and more importantly, don’t miss your chance to see Silent Jay X Jace XL live at Northside.

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Cop a listen of the new EP right now. SACRIFICE

From the press release: “Coming straight out of Melbourne with plentiful attitude, Producer/multi-instrumentalist Silentjay teams up with fellow Hiatus Kaiyote backing vocalist, Jace XL to present ‘Sacrifice’, a mini album of epic proportions.
At once sincere and heartfelt, the songs do not shy away from the playful influence of 90s RnB – a sound that is a defining influence on this EP, which despite clocking in at just under 30 minutes, attains a level of artistry and conceptual cohesiveness that many artists could only dream of.  Another VERY serious record from an impossibly fertile Melbourne.

Some things are just meant to go together – peaches & cream, cheese & vegemite, Pete Rock & CL Smooth and so on. Silent Jay X Jace XL are no exception. Spread it thick!

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Northside X Blisterfinger Tees

We’ve got some new Tshirts in store, just in time for 9th Anniversary of James Browns’s passing…. I mean Christmas.  We only have a handful of these so if you wanna rep Burn City Soul, get down to Northside. Size S / M / L / XL only. $40ea.

“I have grown tired of looking at T-shirt designs that say BROOKLYN and L.A. so I decided it was time to bring a little local flavour for the crew… Who is the crew? That is you! All the peoples that have been part of what we can now call BURN CITY SOUL*. Forged here in Melbourne in the 21st century –  It’s not just soul or hip hop, or jazz, or funk, or even community radio. It’s way bigger than the sum of it’s parts. It’s all over the city and deep in the suburbs, and slowly spreading around the world.”

HOOK TURN & SLING !

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* First reported usage as a musical style/genre/sub-genre reference: Bob Knob (HopeStreet Recordings), 2012.

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Archie Roach + Emma Donovan & The Putbacks – Instore!

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I told you to watch this space! See the poster for all the details. Read below for what Chris Gill has to say about this upcoming instore. Be there!

“This next announcement could be my proudest moment yet. For the 13 years I have operated this shop, one album that I say is perhaps the most important of all Australian records is ARCHIE ROACH’s “Charcoal Lane”. It was written on Gertrude Street, it was lived on Gertrude Street. For the first few years of the store I had a copy in the window. Now we get much more than that… THE 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of one of the countries most Important records ever made. It is ARCHIE ROACH “Charcoal Lane”.

I am proud to announce that at 2pm on SuNDAY the 15th NOVEMBER Northside Records will host the legend Archie Roach, live and INSTORE performing songs off his album Charcoal Lane that he wrote here 25 years ago. To commemorate the milestone CHARCOAL LANE has been reissued as a vinyl album the way it was originally released back then…. Come to Northside to secure a copy as they are VERY LIMITED.

Archie will be joined instore by another up and coming Australian legends EMMA DONOVAN & THE PUTBACKS. They will also PERFORM LIVE in the store. As you know Emma and the Putbacks have just released an amazing double sided 7″ which upholds the local indigenous heritage with a cover version of ARCHIE ROACH and on the other side WARUMPI BAND.” See the previous post for more info.

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Instore signing with Tuxedo

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Just like the poster says, we’ll be hosting an INSTORE SIGNING with TUXEDO, aka Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One here at Northside on Sunday Sept. 20th from 3pm. There will be DJs, good times, and records for sale!

If you’re not up on Tuxedo yet, make sure you check it out before the party comes to Melbourne. Get on it here. The debut album ‘Tuxedo’ out now on Stones Throw and available at Northside Records.

Also catch Tuxedo on Saturday Sept. 19th, playing a special Disco / Funk DJ set at the Prince Bandroom. Safe to say we can expect to hear the best dancefloor cuts off the album mixed with the finest records form their own collections. See you on the dancefloor. Tickets from the Prince Bandroom website.

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The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra are ready to party!

With the AFL Grand Final upon us and all that Spring Carnival crap just around the corner, The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra will officially usher in the Melbourne ‘Silly Season’ this Saturday night. Helping them turn up the heat at Howler will be The Let Your Hair Down Girls, DJ Manchild + MC 1/6, and The House of Beige Crew (rumoured to be Remi, Sensible J, Dutch, N’Fa and friends???). No matter how you spend this Saturday afternoon – there is only one place to be on Saturday night; on the dancefloor at Howler shaking it to the sounds of afrobeat, hip hop, funk, boogaloo and tropical disco flavours. Get down to Howler early to ensure you get in before it sells out. Only $15.

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POAO have been rehearsing – and are super excited about the show ( facebook.com/publicopinion ), the House of Beige Crew are on fire after their recent tour, TLYHDG always deliver and will be embracing footy (and beer) fever. And it goes without saying that Manchild & 1/6 are hyped and will rock the party from the outset.

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The freshest homies

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

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Want to see more? Check the website hanginwiththehomies –> These are flying out the door faster than free beer. Get on it now.

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Record Store Day at Northside – Saturday April 20

INSTORE PERFORMANCE
From 11am when the doors open Northside will host DJ’s all day, when the doors open, the needle drops. DJ’s Manchild, Mista Rex, Chris Gill, Laim McGory, Lance Ferguson, Ms Butt, will all be playing records. THings you can buy or joints to make you shake.
Then at 2pm we have the privilege of hosting AGAIN a favourite soul band of Northside, THE PUTBACKS. One of the first bands on the Hope Street Record label, these cats have a great groove that WILL make you move. On bass, Mick Meagher is actually one of the inspirations behind this years RSD T-SHIRT, ask him why. Also the keyboard player, Simon Mavin is also in the next band that is playing.

Fresh from performing at SxSW in America, HIATUS KAIYOTE, took their sweet soul sound up to NYC and around that area. They had some incredible shows there and we have to make sure that their home town provides them with the MOST FUN show yet! This could be the last time you see these guys doing a free show. Also they are going back overseas soon, so get in while you can. They will be playing a special show at 3PM on Saturday 20th.

RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES
These release are to be sold on Saturday from 11am onwards. One per customer.

ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE: HOMEMADE RECORDS 1958 – 1992 (sinecure books) HARDBACK BOOK + 7″ $90
GZA / GENIUS “Liquid Swords Chess box” (get on down) 4LP $90
BEAT BOX: A DRUM MACHINE OBSESSION (get on down) 2×7″s +booklet $35
NON PHIXION “I Shot Reagan” (uncle howie) 7″ $15
THE XX  “Jamie XX edits” 12′ (young turks) $22
HERMITUDE “Parallel Paradise” 12” (elefant tracks) EP $22
BRIAN ENO, GRIZZLY BEAR & NICOLAS JAAR “Lux / Sleeping Ute” (warp) 12″ $20
IF MUSIC various (ninja tune) 2LP $38
KING MIDAS SOUND “Aroo”  (ninja tune) 12″ $20

NEWS FLASH!!!!! new additions!!!

ALICE RUSSELL + DORONDO  / HOT 8 BRASS BAND / NATURAL SELF (tru thoughts) RSD 12″ $20
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whats a PARTY without and AFTERPARTY!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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Just Announced – James Brown Xmas at Espy

We’re back again this Christmas to pay respect to the Godfather of Soul. December 25th marks the 6th anniversary of James Brown’s passing, and we’ll  be doing it in fine style at the Espy. Bigger and better than last year – with the addition of James Brown-inspired funkateers, KARATE BOOGALOO (Members of The Cactus Channel). Plus, get on the goodfoot with all your favourite funky DJs – Chris Gill, DJ Manchild, Zack Rampage, Johnny Crates and friends.

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Nothing but JB all night long – that means Bobby Byrd, Hank Ballard, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, The JBs, Fred Wesley, The Devils,  Myra Barnes,  Sisters of Righteousness, Bill Doggett, Sweet Charles, Lee Austin, The Believers, Maceo Parker, Shirley Jean & The Relations, The Sons of Funk, The Dapps, The Last Word, The Insiders and so much more. It’s a Mother!

Let’s unite the whole world at Christmas  – THE ESPY, DECEMBER 25 From 8pm
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Das Efx + Black Sheep: September 28

“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.

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