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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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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 PERFORMANCE sampa the great

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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.

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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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Hot tickets!

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Loads of live goodness in upcoming weeks! Here are just two of many great gigs happening in our town… The HopeStreet crew is throwing a massive long weekend soul party at Howler on Sunday June 7, featuring Emma Donovan & The Putbacks, San Lazaro and Mike Gurrieri – then a few days later it’s the globetrotting Remi back on home turf, appearing at Northcote Social Club on Thursday June 11 and Friday June 12 (Friday sold out! Don’t sleep) Remi support from none other than Hau Latukefa.

If you didn’t cop Remi’s latest mixtape already, get it here remi1.bandcamp.com It’s free!

Melbourne International Jazz Festival starts this week too – all the details on their websitezz MIJF

If you want to know about more gigs – check the weekly updates on the Northside gig guide, or subscribe to The View from the Northside and get the funky heat straight from the hand of Chris Gill – direct to your inbox. Word.

 

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TED VINING still keeping the beat.

Last night I had the pleasure of watching Ted Vining play with the band BLOW at The Horn in Collingwood. Ted is a local drummer who has been playing since the 60’s and he still plays every Thursday night and more! Seeing him play was amazing. I was sitting down eating dinner until they played this tune. For the first time ever they dropped EDDIE HARRIS’ “Freedom Jazz Dance” It was a monster. It was straight to the dancefloor for that one.
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Tedd also played on this legendary Aussie funky jazz album. It was with Alan Lee on vibes and at the National Gallery under the stained glass. (A venue still used today, Hiatus Kaiyote and Saskwatch played their recently!) I had a copy this week. But as I told Ted half a dozen people wanted a copy within 20 minutes. He walked tall that night.

 


This is the band in 1973 making Stravinsky Super funky!

Remember April 30th is World Jazz Day.

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Karate Boogaloo vs. The Extraordinaires!

soul-emergency-350That’s right party people – Karate Boogaloo and Charles Bradley’s Extraordinaires are taking over Ferdydurke tonight (Tues March 31). It’s all still a bit of a mystery – but we do know that Karate Boogaloo will take the stage with members of The Extraodinaires to bring you a crazy night of instrumental soul heat! Who knows…. someone might even sing?!

Helping hold it down with the deep soul and ethio business will be Miss GoldieCassawarrior and The Broadway Sounds DJs. The needle drops at 7pm – and entry is free.

Watch facebook and the Northside instragram page for more info and announcements. There could still be a couple of surprises to come… shhhh! You gotta get up to get down. See you at Ferdydurke.  

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Coming up at Northside

nside-AWME-2014Thanks to everyone who came down to our first Soulclash Party on Sunday night – it was a huge success! Big ups to Remi, Sensible J, Dan Merriweather and the The Seven Ups for making it a party to remember. We already have plans afoot for the next Soulclash in the very near future.

Coming up in April is Record Store Day (Saturday 18.04) and the launch of the 2015 Diggin’ Melbourne map. Northside will again be throwing a massive Record Store Day party with two incredible live bands, DJs, guests, RSD releases and more. We also hosting a Diggin’ Melbourne launch party at Belleville (Thurs. 16.04) featuring some very special guest DJs and all the usual suspects. Full details of both events will be announced soon.

Last but not least – Northside DJs are putting on the gloves and dusting off the classics for MellowDiasThump presents Fela Kuti vs. James Brown at Ferdydurke, Wed. 18 March.

DJ Manchild is the captain of the Fela team and Chris Gill is leading his JB disciples. Sensible shoes is a must! Listen into The Breakdown (PBS) and Get Down (RRR) for more details.

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Northside Records presents ‘Soulclash’

soulclash-webAfter 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.

REMI | THE SEVEN UPS | CONGO TARDIS #1 | LEWIS CANCUT
THE BREAKDOWN | GET DOWN | more info: TICKETS

 

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The Public Opinion Six + Emcee 1/6 official record launch

SHADOWELEC-350We love it when our friends put on shows – and this time around  it’s a mad collab between HopeStreet Recordings, Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque and Shadow Electric! On Saturday February 7, Shadow Electric will host The Public Opinion Six and the Hope Street gang for the official launch of the ‘sweet sixteenth’ release from HopeStreet recordings (1/6: Cosmetic Love bw. The Public Opinion Six: Jappo). Joining them are Emcee 1/6, DJ Manchild and the Public Opinion Sound System for an action packed night of Afro-Brunswick-trophop, disco and soul.

From the press release: “Another sure-fire, super-heavy afro-dynamite-soul hit from those likely types down at Hope St headquarters!! And yes that’s right, it is the sweet sixteenth 45 released by this Melbourne record label juggernaut and there is only one way to celebrate it – teaming up with those cats from The Scatter Scatter Soundsystem and turning out a huge party down at The Shadow Electric!

Two sides of heat, each fronted by a different vocal weapon from the artillery of The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra will be translated live for you on Saturday Feb 7th. Rapper One-Sixth and singer/percussionist Lamine Sonko are joined their pals The Public Opinion Six (formerly The Afrobiotics & also the rhythm section behind the POAO) for two sets of afro-funk power. Then later DJ Manchild & the Scatter Scatter Soundsystem take over and turn the volume up to 10 with their massive party blend of tropical beats alongside live percussion and MCs.”

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The new 45 is in stock at Northside, along with many other fine releases from HopeStreet Recordings.

 

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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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REMi ‘Unofficial’ Album Launch at Northside

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.

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Raw X Infinity CDs will be available on the day. Can’t wait – Cop some digital action right now.
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