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ROY AYERS INSTORE SIGNING

This Saturday 13th October we will be hosting the legendary vibist ROY AYERS.

 

The legend of the vibes that is Roy Ayers will be heading to Northside Records during his 2018 Australian tour to meet the people and get down! Bring your records, posters & anything else you want signed by one of the most influential figures of groove-based music of the last 60 years!

Northside Records is extremely humbled to host the iconic Roy Ayers, who at 78 years of age, continues to tour the world and play the incredible music he has given to us.

The Northside DJs will be playing Roy Ayers & related records throughout the afternoon. As with all Northside instore events, they are always open-age, free entry & there will be prizes for the best dressed disco freaks on the day. WE want Fitzroy to sparkle that day.

Roy Ayers is performing at Bird’s Basement from October 10-14 and you can purchase tickets to his shows at the following link:

http://tickets.birdsbasement.com/3/?x=EV5b60f67327be37.49460256

This event takes place on the stolen land of the Wurundjeri tribe of the Kulin nation. We wish to pay our respects to their elders: past, present and emerging and recognize that their sovereignty was never ceded.

 

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LONNIE LISTON SMITH INSTORE SIGNING and MANDARIN DREAMS 45 LAUNCH

WOW! What an honour, to host a SIGNING for jazz funk legend LONNIE LISTON SMITH. In an incredible career has made MILLIONS of people dance. He is here to play the Night Cat on the 25th but we have him on

 

FRIDAY 24th AUGUST at

 

7PM….

WE ARE LAUNCHING OUR NEW 7″ RELEASE THIS FRIDAY NIGHT FROM 7PM WITH LIVE MUSIC FROM THE MANDARIN DREAMS ALL-STARS!

MUSIC ON THE 7″ IS COURTESY OF KUZICH & ALIEN!

JAZZ LEGEND LONNIE LISTON SMITH WILL BE IN THE BUILDING SIGNING RECORDS, POSTERS & WHATEVER YOU WANT HIM TO SIGN (WITHIN REASON).

HIS SHOW ON SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE NIGHT CAT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT!

JAZZTASTIC!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK HERE

 

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The Goods – Live in-store at Northside

This Friday! The Goods turning up the heat for an intimate MPC set at Northside Records. 7PM. Playing songs from the new MAKE YOUR MOVE EP. Out now on Bastard Jazz. DO NOT MISS!

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KAIIT new 45 out on NORTHSIDE RECORDS

Northside Records is proud to present the first physical release of Melbourne’s rising soul star

KAIIT

 “Natural Woman / OG Luv Kush Pt 2”

Kaiit burst onto the scene 15 months ago with her jaw-dropping debut single ‘Natural Woman’. After selling out her single launch she went on to perform at the highly regarded Golden Plains Festival, all on the back of a single track! This tune is a local anthem. 

The 20 year old, Paupa New Guinean born, Melbourne based singer is now back with another slice of soul goodness with ‘OG Love Kush Part 2’ so we at Northside decided to do the right thing and press these gems to a piece of 7” vinyl.

 

Limited to 400 copies worldwide.

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Record Store Day 2018 at Northside!

Whoa! It’s that time again. Saturday April 21. We have a massive day planned. Bands, DJs, exclusive releases, 45s galore, a ‘FUNK CAVE’*, hobbyists on the cut, giveaways and prizes! 10am-7pm. Even the RSD Tour Bus will be arriving and departing at Northside throughout the day. Live performances from The Bamboos, Jaala, Remi, Plutonic Lab and Natalie Slade, Cool Out Sun + DJs in TWO ROOMS all day long. Your favourite community radio jocks from PBS and RRR will be joined by some of our favourite customers, label owners and the Northside Records soundsystem – dropping knowledge and keeping the vibes rolling until dark.

It’s been our policy in recent years that RSD performers should have a record to present for Record Store Day – and let’s just say this year is an exceptional year! You may want to get out of bed early if you want a piece of Record Store Day history. Every band has a brand new 45 or LP released on the day. Some of these upcoming RSD releases have been previewed on critically acclaimed and internationally renowned community radio shows such as GET DOWN, MYSTIC BREW, THE BREAKDOWN and the THE BLEND. Catch those shows again this week for more tasters.

Full details of Saturday’s action will be available soon. * THE FUNK CAVE: Once again we are able to occupy 238 Gertrude for the day.  We’ll have crates of all-sorts + electronica grab-bags, pop-up DJs, refreshments, lounges, coloured lights and room to dance. If you subscribe to our newsletter you’ll get the scoop at 11am on Thursday. If you don’t subscribe, you should – or watch this space for updates.

And, if that’s not enough – we have a superfine release that comes out on Northside Records’ label, this Friday, April 20. The Seven Ups  return with their third album ‘Commandments’, and they just keep getting better. Rather than describe the music, below is the album artwork that looks a lot like the album sounds! Sadly they can’t be with us on Record Store Day, but we’ll have the record for sale – and more exciting news about their official launch coming soon. Don’t forget – it’s Record Store Day everyday at Northside.

 

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The Harpoons – Live Instore 13.04.18

On Friday 13th April The Harpoons will be launching their new album ‘AMARO’  with a live in-store performace at Northside Records. Shoes off from 7pm. Check the album preview here: THE HARPOONS: AMARO

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INSTORE PERFORMANCE

INSTORE ANNOUNCEMENT

THIS SUNDAY 3pm

from KENYA

MAIA AND THE BIG SKY

vinyl release party! Maia Von Lekow has come a long way, I really mean it.

Her magnetic vocals, both in kiswahili and english, weave together African polyrhythms with soul and folk, creating a familiarity and warmth that transcends continents.

Daughter of Kenyan musical legend Sal Davis, Maia has earned herself a formidable reputation as one of Kenya’s most explosive live performers, gracing the stages of prominent festivals such as Africa Utopia (UK), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Kigali UP (Rwanda), Sauti za Busara (Zanzibar), The Great Rift Valley Festival and Blankets & Wine (Kenya).
MAIA will be playing with her full band here in MELBOURNE. Experience the magic live in the store this SUNDAY.

FREE and ALL AGES from 3pm.

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INSTORE PERFORMANCE

MILDLIFE

 

Friday 23rd February 2018

 

Mildlife take the musical canvas, rip the lids off the paint tins, and throw vibrant splashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams. Old friends, the Australian four-piece bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries, developing tight live shows bolstered by wild improvisation and a debut record that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove. A melting pot of musical sensations, Mildlife combine progressive 70s sounds with electronic krautrock, backed by a mixture of rhythmic funk, house, and dream-pop, to create an addictive atmosphere that is captured in their debut album PHASE. Come down to celebrate the launch of their first ever album. A stalwart on the Fitzroy band scene, these guys will make the foundations shake! 

7pm

FREE – all ages……

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So.Crates – Album Launch & Instore Performance

So.Crates (aka. Skomes and Cazeaux Oslo) are  launching their amazing LP “Static Methods” on Saturday 17th February from 3pm. Joining them will be Pataphysics who also released a incredible album recently. Instore, FREE and ALL AGES.

The album is actually released today (27.01.18) with help of our friends at Foreign Brothers. It’s a beautifully packaged gatefold double LP, and comes with bonus download. Don’t sleep on this local monster! You get the mighty So.Crates along with replays from 30/70, Laneous, Chicken Wishbone, Billy Davis + guests include Matt on The Moon, Allysha Joy, Mike Thesis and more. A stellar release, and a real showcase of our thriving underground soul/hip-hop scene.

Static Methods out now!
Foreign Brothers | So.Crates | Pataphysics

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December 25 is for dancing! J.B. R.I.P.

It’s on again. Christmas night at The John Curtin Hotel. It’s an all DJ lineup this year, promising an intimate night of dynamite soul, new new super heavy funk, classic JB-inspired hip hop and fever inducing disco. We have the cream of Melbourne’s funk and soul DJs bringing the finest, rarest, illest and most obscure JB-produced 45s you’ll ever hear! Plus Afro-JB covers, and all the gang of course – Marva Whitney, Lyn Collins, Vicki Anderson, Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, The JBs, The Devils, Sweet Charles, Bobby Byrd, Hand Ballard, Bill Doggett, Shirley Jean and The Relations, Lee Austin, The Famous Flames, The Above Average Black Band, Beau Dollar, The Dee Felice Trio and more… Check the poster for the full lineup. 8pm – 1am. Get Down.

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TomGirl + GODTET live instore!

On Saturday 11th of November Northside Records presents TomGirl and GODTET live instore. Both bands are launching their highly anticipated debut releases – on Northside Records and La Sape Records respectively.

TomGirl’s debut release in yet another soul-hybrid from Melbourne’s inner-North. The new single ‘My lovers’ is a little anthem for love that isn’t finite – it is formless and free. The flipside ‘Dunes’ is a mostly instrumental tune reminiscent of 60’s psych-lounge, 70’s surf soundtracks and urban noir, with a touch of the ‘doo-wops’…. totally unique and beyond classification. TomGirl is an all-female five piece comprising Anita Chorowicz, Danika Smith, Harmony Byrne, Laura Clinch and Shanti Lane. Live at Northside from 3pm.

GODTET is a new band put together by Sydney-based guitarist/producer Godriguez. Dave ‘Godriguez’ burst on the scene in 2015 as the producer for Sampa the Great’s ‘Great Mixtape’, making waves both here and all over the world. Whilst the players here are from a jazz background and the instrumentation is undoubtably jazz, the music pushes into other territories. The debut release is out now and available at Northside and all good record stores. Cop a listen here – and you’ll know why you need to be at Northside to seeGODTET performing live instore.

LA SAPE | TOMGIRL | GODTET

 

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Back to the Lab – Book signing

We are excited to have Raph Rashid joining us at Northside Records for a signing and celebration of his new hip hop home studio book, Back to the Lab. Raph’s new book is the follow up to 2005’s Behind the Beat, and much like the first volume is a intimate look into the home studios and creative sanctuaries and of some of today’s favourite hip hop producers. Featuring an array of household names like DJ Jazzy Jeff, Diamond D and Flying Lotus, the book also goes deep underground with lesser known producers like Georgia Anne Muldrow, Mitsu and Oddisee. And ultimate gear porn… keyboards, synths, MPCs, compressors and so much more!

The instore signing on October 28 will also feature a live Beats set from one of Melbourne’s most prolific and revered bedroom producers, Silent Jay. We’ll have books for sale, fresh wax as usual and a couple of surprises. It’s a daily operation. Raph instore from 2-3pm, signing your new book and sharing tales about driving through backstreets and climbing over backyard fences in Atlanta to ‘get the shot’.

Back to the Lab just launched in LA with a show at Rappcats, and Raph also has a print show and official launch coming up at RVCA on Friday Nov 17. + if you’re interstate you can catch Raph signing books and talking hip hop with Hau Latukefa at Canberra National Theatre in Sat. Nov. 18, and then in Sydney at Cake Wines on Sun. Nov. 19. Books available now at Northside for $45 (on Raph’s own publishing imprint ‘Papi Press’). Big up Raph Boogie.

 

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