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BUMPY “Return Home” new 7″ out on Northside Records and an INSTORE

Our next release is out on FRIDAY!!!!

Naarm/Melbourne-based soul artist and proud Noongar woman Bumpy presents her new single, ‘Return Home’, it illuminates the transportive nature of BUMPY, guiding the listener through a world in which vulnerability is strength and power is quiet but self-assured.

Described by Bumpy as an ode to home and “the people, places and connections that make us feel grounded and at ease”, ‘Return Home’ is propelled by stirring strings arranged by Aaron Wyatt, who recently marked history as the first Indigenous conductor of an Australian state orchestra.

The lead vocalist of Naarm/Melbourne neo-soul outfit SQUID NEBULA , Bumpy emerged as a solo artist in late 2020 with her debut single ‘Falling’. Falling is featured on the record as well!

So happy to have Bumpy join the incredible crew of local musicians on the Northside Records label to be our 28th release!!!

The single is released digitally next Wednesday, the vinyl will be out Friday!

 

The INSTORE will be super special with visuals provided by SIMBIOTIC VISUALS. Come along at 6pm…. b#…….band will be on at 6.05pm and we will be all finished by 7pm……

 

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Harvey Sutherland Instore – May 5

We’re super excited to present another Live Instore at Northside Records!
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HARVEY SUTHERLAND + FULL LIVE BAND
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 CRATES Mama Danced On Soul Train 7″

WE ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT THE NEXT RELEASE ON THE NORTHSIDE LABEL, COURTESY OF MELBOURNE HIP HOP GROUP SO.CRATES, MADE UP OF BEATMAKER SKOMES & WORDSMITH CAZEAUX.OSLO.

In the late 1970’s Cazeaux O.S.L.O.’s mother contributed to the Brown [read Black is beautiful] American cultural treasure chest by dancing on a television show called Soul Train. This is fresh, truly fly and absolutely cold crush. He made a song about it. That’s the truth.

It was first performed at an instore appearance at Northside Records in 2018 which brought the house down and Chris Gill has been hassling the band to release the song ever since. It only seems fitting Northside ended up pressing this gem to wax!

On the A-Side we have the original version in true So.Crates boom-bap soulful fashion, and on the B-Side Skomes digs into his UK Garage roots and ups the tempo for the club! Fresh!

GET DOWN WITH US FOR THE LAUNCH AT THE CURTIN THIS FRIDAY NIGHT!
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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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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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Zillanova performing live instore + Rich Medina signing Jump’n’Funk

Friday March 3 at 7pm, Live instore with ZILLANOVA to celebrate the arrival of a brand new 45 on HopeStreet Recordings.

If that’s not enough, legendary DJ/Poet/Producer RICH MEDINA is dropping in to sign copies of his new releases, JUMP n FUNK on BBE records. You can catch Rich Medina do his thing later in the night at Club Coco (richmedina.com). We’ll also have Mr. Rex and the Northside DJs stepping up to to get your Friday night off to a funky start. Get down.

 

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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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Arena LP out now

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The Roundtable & Northside Records are proud to present this long awaited and special Record Store Day reissue of this highly collectible Australian rare groove LP. Many of you will be familiar with the classic tune “The Long One” featured on Ubiquity’s “Heading in the right direction” compilation – and for those who aren’t, here’s the rundown…

If you can imagine the gathering of a group of Australian session musicians channelling the sounds of Herbie Hancock Headhunter’s and Marc Moulin’s Placebo, recording an album out of hours at a TV studio and then releasing a privately pressed hard hitting jazz funk record then what you have is Arena, one of Australia’s most revered and scarce rare groove records.

This was the name given to a pick-up group of session players led by Ted White, a veteran of the British big band jazz scene (an associate of Ted Heath and Basil Kirchin) who had immigrated to Australia in the 1960s to work in the burgeoning television industry. This one-time studio project (recorded only to test out the facilities for a new studio) barely yet thankfully saw an LP release in 1975. Pressed in minute quantities only with limited distribution, the album was subsequently forgotten and obscured by time, only to be resurrected in the 90s by DJs and collectors seeking out lost and rare records.

The album has since become one of the country’s most celebrated and collectible jazz funk recordings and has proved to be a pivotal point in Australian jazz, marking a shift from the modern jazz and R&B sounds of the previous decades to the cross pollinating electric jazz funk of the 70s. Characterised by the heavy use of electronically treated saxophone, psychedelic guitar, Moog and spacey Fender Rhodes, the album is a classic of the genre.

While acknowledging the often compiled and sampled breaks track, The Long One, the complete album offers much more, exemplified by its complicated and obsessive jazz rhythms, abstract and middle-eastern horn lines and pulsing electric funk.

We have copies of this available now at Northside Records, and it will soon be available at other good record stores throughout Australia and the world. It’s already moving fast – so don’t miss you chance to own one of these sought after gems for only $30 (to cherish until you find the OG!).

 

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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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HEAVYWEIGHT LOCAL MUSIC!

There is a lot out at the moment, a lot of good local records. From all styles of music, there is HEAT. Here are just a few you should check, but of course, there are many more.

THE CACTUS CHANNEL featuring CHET FAKER  “Kill The Doubt / Sleeping Alone” (hope street records) 7″ $14 – instrumental funk band bring in the kid called CHET to lay down some sweet soul vocals on this great groove!

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ISHAN COOPER “CoopDeVille presents BAT FUNK CRAZY” LP + Download $25 – amazing red slice of licorice pie that is pure P FUNK. Made in Melbourne with the members of PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC (incl GEORGE CLINTON!)

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SKOMES “Mindloops Ona Heartbeat” (groove penguin records) LP $20 – 15 tracks of sample based instrumental hip hop. Dusty bumps to make you happy..

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Saskwatch live at Northside

It’s been a minute since Saskwatch released their third album ‘Sorry I let it come between us‘, but it’s like brand new again with the arrival of the long player at Northside. To celebrate the highly anticipated vinyl release Saskwtach will be performing live instore at Northside on Friday, 28th August. Come down and get intimate with Saskwatch before they hit the road for yet another circumnavigation of Australia (Rubens Hoops Tour). The live set starts at 7pm sharp, and we’ll have a limited number of LPs available exclusively on the night prior to the official release the following week. Get in early and get some!

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Support your local independent record store and local indie bands.

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