re-open TUESDAY as usual…
Its a free event on Saturday 5th MARCH.
last year was wild, and this year will be even MORE!!!!!!!!!!!
On the music tip we have gone BIGGER…
This year expect the magic from GL, DIAFRIX, 30/70, House Of Beige DJs + Remi, Cazeaux O.S.L.O, Cocoa Noire !!!
Also featuring local artists:
Abe Nouk | Wantu Tha One | Danial Elia | Malesh | YOWO Music | James AO
+ more to be announced
The Social Studio will also be presenting their AW16 collection with a live RUNWAY showcasing the talents of TSS designers and collaborations with some of Australia’s finest emerging and established artists.
Come along, bring your friends.
Here is the speech by Stan Grant. It was delivered at the IQ2 Racism Debate on October 27 2015, but released by the Ethics Centre online only last week. Timely, that it is here just before January 26th, what is called “Australia Day”. Listen to this speech and realise that all is not well in Australia. Nor has it been for a long time. To make a change you have to understand. Here is some clarity from a man called Stan.
The Australian Dream, we are better than this.
Today, NORTHSIDE RECORDS is CLOSED.Nothing to celebrate here.
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.
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!
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 !
* First reported usage as a musical style/genre/sub-genre reference: Bob Knob (HopeStreet Recordings), 2012.
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.