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Emma Vollard – Instore Launch

6pm sharp.

To celebrate the release of her incredible debut album DEITY @emmavolardmusic would like to perform at Northside to launch the record into the world! And we couldn’t be happier! Also stoked to see the first ever physical release on @theoperatives label as well!

“The 12-part body of work is a journey though joy, sorrow and everything in-between. “Deity is a love letter to myself”, Volard explains. “A reminder to break boundaries, express myself without fear, and allow myself to grow and love unconditionally.”

Caught in the push-pull between light and shade, joy and sorrow, chaos and order, Deity is an album that draws power from the divine messiness of the human experience. Synthesising acid jazz with modern R&B, dub with pop, and future soul with old-fashioned grooves, it’s a statement of profound artistic intent for Emma.

We have followed Emma for a while now and couldn’t be prouder of the incredible record she has made with her great friends.

Come and share the good times this Friday at 6pm sharp! All gigs here at Northside are ALL AGES and at every gig there is a prize for the best dancer.

We will be gathering on the lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation and pay respects to elders past present and emerging. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Performing LIVE at NORTHSIDE RECORDS Sat AUGUST 6th at  6pm.


Amazing young artist, Elsy is a Kenyan Born and Adelaide based force that is rising high! Soulful sounds bring hip hop around to celebrate her amazing debut release on Music In Exile called NILOTIC.  As a Nilotic woman she is keen to showcase her funk to the world, embarking on a national tour and bringing the heat to Gertrude Street in 5 weeks.

Check out her release ASAP, I know you’ll love it.

Of course all our INSTORES are FREE and ALL AGES and there will be a prize for the best dancer! The event is at 6pm sharp – get in early! There will be DJs and more!

This event will be held on the stolen lands of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation and we pay respects to elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge that this land was never ceded.



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With pressing plants worldwide being maxed out and them not being able to get the stock in stores by APRIL a new date was set to provide Deep funk for you. SATURDAY April 16th 11am we will open and provide this funk.
DJ’s ALL DAY. including THE PRO-TEENS doing a MF DOOM dj set to celebrate the release of the VIKTOR VAUGHAN reissue.





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Rickey Calloway – Instore Signing

We are super excited to be hosting THE KING OF FUNK, the incredible RICKEY CALLOWAY at Northside Records on Friday 20th of May! Join us to Get Down with Rickey before he busts out to his Night Cat Show with Japanese funk lords OSAKA MONAURAIL.

We’re also honoured to have the Legendary Sir WALDO WEATHERS (James Brown Band 1993-2008) joining us, along with Minister for New New Super Heavy Funk, RYO NAKATA, lead singer and front man from Osaka Monaurail. It’s a funk overload! Hopefully members of the band will also join and be around to sign your records.

We’ll have a selection of Rickey Calloway 45s for sale – or you can bring your own records. Keeping it ON THE ONE will be MISTAREX, dropping Rickey Calloway heaters, Funk Night & Kay Dee essentials, and classic James Brown instrumentals. We might even get Rickey to sing – but no promises.

Don’t forget the Osaka Monaurail gig kicks off from 8pm at the Night Cat. Get Down!


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Harvey Sutherland Instore – May 5

We’re super excited to present another Live Instore at Northside Records!
THURSDAY 5th MAY, 6pm – 7pm

This Thursday is a live band celebration of the incredible DEBUT album by local legend HARVEY SUTHERLAND. It’s called BOY, and it is a narrative of NEUROTIC FUNK.

Harvey Sutherland has established himself as one of the greatest funk performers in this town and will shut down the block. Get down to get down. The band will come on just after 6pm…. Smoke machines and thick funkmosphere no doubt!

Do not be late.

+ If you don’t already have the new LP, don’t delay. They are flying out the door.
Check out the Feeling Of Love clip from new LP  below.


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So far the Record Store Day releases we have are all listed HERE more might turn up later today or even next week. Keep an eye on our socials for more details.

the set times for the live acts are


STORE OPEN            9am
DANIKA                      12 noon
NIKODIMOS.              2pm
FLY BOY JACK           3pm
GLASS BEAMS          4:30pm





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Record Store Day 2022

Join us for a wonderful FREE – ALL AGES  party! Funk fun and finds….
Fresh from their debut performance at WOMAD we have the mysterious trio GLASS BEAMS who will be performing their ‘Mirage’ EP from start to finish. We have the incredible NIKODIMOS who will feature some of his Nikodimos WORLD lp which is to be out on Equinox Recordings. FLY BOY JACK are a funky hip hop duo of JORDAN DENNIS and JUJO and they will be releasing ISSUE ZERO on vinyl for the day. Then we have the legendary DANIKA who we released on RSD in 2021 but were unable to launch it. FINALLY WE CAN.
We will be opening at 9am selling the special RSD releases and the classics that we always have. We will get 10 crates of FRESH SECOND HAND goodness for your eyes to bulge at…..
DJs will be playing all day in the store and the vibe will be ALIVE. Come down to be apart of a beautiful day that has been happening for 15 years now and will not stop! RECORD STORES LOVE TO PARTY
Plus – more late funky surprises coming! Stay tuned!!

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Crown Ruler, Northside Records & Duke Street Block Party proudly present… 


Two of the most iconic and influential archetypes of modern Brazilian music. Legacies that have proliferated and pushed since the 1960s, remaining just as relevant nearly six decades later. 

Coinciding with three hotly anticipated performances at The Night Cat, it is with great privilege we invite you to come meet and greet the living legends – Azymuth and Marcos Valle – for a very special in-store signing @ Northside Records Friday 18th March, 5-7pm.

That’s right, Gertrude Street just might get shut down as Brazilian royalty come to grace Naarm’s funky music institution. A rare occasion to get up close and personal with the minds of those who literally reshaped music history. Bacana! 

For those of you who might want to add some of their storied catalogs to your collection (signed copies with a memory at that), Northside Records will be stocked up with plenty of Brazilian ‘bossa-samba-funk-fusion’ wax goodness on the day. 

This is an entirely FREE event and as you’d expect, we’re anticipating a serious turn out. We encourage you to get down early to ensure you have enough time to meet your idols. 

Given their significance, it’s mind boggling to think Azymuth will only now make their Australian debut while Marcos Valle makes his return for the first time since 2007. 

Valle and Azymuth’s enduring influence on funk, soul, samba, jazz, pop and even rock of the world, cannot be underestimated; an adventurous brand of fusion which continues to be an inspiration for artists everywhere. A who’s who of contemporary iconoclasts have sampled, remixed, repurposed or collaborated with the giants – Madlib, Roni Size, MF Doom, IG Culture, Flying Lotus, Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Mark Pritchard, Theo Parrish, 4Hero and so on; Such is the lasting legacy of these genre-bending radicals who continue to create genuinely pertinent music to this day. 

Between these savant’s they’ve worked with them all – Sarah Vaughn, Frank Sinatra, Sergio Mendes, Stevie Wonder, Leon Ware, Chicago, Jorge Ben, Airto Moreira, Chick Corea, George Duke, Milton Nascimento, Tim Maia to list just a handful. They’ve made global pop hits and explored the more esoteric. Sampled by the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Will.I.Am the music continues to influence today’s pop culture. 

A more than complimentary double header, the occasional collaborators both define not only the story of Rio’s bursting bossa-nova and samba scenes of the 60s/70s but also the forward-thinking imagination to take those traditions to expansive new territories, helping explore modern music’s potential.

On parallel journeys, each have continuously evolved and found new generations of fans, occasionally crossing paths on recordings or live performances to this day. The two combine once more for a bonafide flex of their repertoire and improvisational mastery. A showcase of some of the most defining Brazilian music made and its lasting impact on the world. 

feel free to call us here at NORTHSIDE RECORDS on 94177557 if you would like any more information.

This event will take place on the lands of the Wurrundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. Crown Ruler and Northside Records acknowledge their Elders past and present, and pay their respect to all First Nations people. Always Was, Always Will Be.


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the funk is back on the rack. Soul Jazz Records come to the party with a triple New Orleans funk 45 surprise. Come visit the store to get your self hooked up with these great records. Eddie Bo productions are enough to promise nothing but the funkiest from Crescent City. 

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AND we’re BACK

Thanks for all the online support during the strict lockdown in (so called ) Melbourne. We were so happy so much music got released during this time.

Please step through to the store as we have lots of exciting new sections to share with you. The store has even been rearranged a bit too!

We are open DAILY from 11am – 6pm.

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The storefront remains CLOSED but the ONLINE is OPEN FOR BUSINESS.


CLICK HERE TO GET to our DISCOGS PAGE and surf through all our new records. Also are you on our EMAIL LIST? That is the best way to get all of the funky funky lowdown. Records, gigs, NEWS, giveaways and MORE.

we are offering FREE DELIVERY for orders over $50 and of course NATIONWIDE SHIPPING for orders over $100.

The store is open nearly every day for CLICK N COLLECT.

Feel free to call the store on 94177557

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DM us through the socials



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Hey Peoples,

our doors are open again! Finally able to see your pretty faces again. Our hours are 11am DAILY and we close daily at 6pm except Sunday 5pm.

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