Get ready – It’s almost time! Australia Day 2014 sees the first ever performance in the country by DJ Shacho (Japan). As the front man of Japan’s most adventurous jazz band SOIL & “PIMP” SESSIONS, Shacho is one of Japan’s most in demand DJs. Shacho has been DJing since 1996 and centres his selection in the same jazz/techno genre mixed with a bag of funk and hip hop. Uplifting dance floors and staging a performance rarely exhibited by contemporary DJs. An experience not to be missed. Truly one of Japan’s great DJs.
Joining Shacho are an ALL STAR TEAM of Melbourne DJs including:
Kano (Red Bull Music Academy)
JPS (The Operatives)
Ennio Styles (RRR FM)
Matt Radovich (Stable Music)
Mike Gurrieri (Equinox Recordings)
Blair Stafford (Straightup)
Find out more here, including set times and some tasty mixes from the featured DJs : SOUNDCLASH
LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
Wednesday 8th January –> then the following night
MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO
Thursday 9th January
Both gigs at THE CORNER HOTEL
Make sure you are on the dancefloor next to my freaky self as we get set to welcome in the new year the right way….
Also playing on Wednesday, are the band ZILLANOVA who have NEVER performed live before, just cut only what has been described as one of the best ever Aussie soul 45′s.
Thursday brings out one of the most fun live funk bands you will ever see – MMK! The last time they played they have influenced lots of local bands who have copied a few of their moves and Shin assures me they will be coming with some fresh ones this time. Supported by THE CACTUS CHANNEL this will be a super fun party! See you on the floor freaks!
Merry Christmas from Northside Records
Thanks for your support and patronage throughout 2013.
We will be closed for a number of days over Christmas – see the hours below.
Tuesday 24th Dec 11 – 6pm
Wednesday 25 Dec – CLOSED
Thursday 26th Dec – CLOSED
Friday 27th Dec – CLOSED
Saturday 28th Dec – 11am – 6pm
Sunday 29th Dec – 12 – 5pm
Monday 30th Dec 11 – 6pm
Tuesday 31st Dec – CLOSED
Wednesday 1st Jan – CLOSED
Thursday 2nd Jan – CLOSED
Friday 3rd Jan – CLOSED
Saturday 4th Jan – 11 – 6pm
Sunday 5th Jan – 12 – 5pm and business as usual . . .
Northside Records & The Espy present
Don’t forget the James Brown party at the Espy. Get up, get into, get involved…
Get the lowdown (popcorn) here: A NIGHT TO REMEMBER JAMES BROWN
Last Saturday two of Australia’s biggest and best soul bands socked it to Melbourne. SASKWATCH played to a packed out sweaty Corner Hotel and the mighty BAMBOOS stepped up their game and rocked The Forum.
Doing it bigtime!
The other news that emerged that day was the announcement that local Melbourne Soul band – HIATUS KAIYOTE have been nominated for a GRAMMY Yes, I think this is the first time an Australian soul act has been acknowledged by the Grammys.
CONGRATULATIONS to Hiatus Kaiyote on behalf of NORTHSIDE RECORDS and all soul fans in Australia. Now, I don’t want to say who won, but the Grammy awards are given out on January 26th, thats right – AUSTRALIA DAY.
There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist–or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it’s mind-blowing that the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.
With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions–Truth & Soul’s house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group’s sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound.
LEE is in town to play a solo show at THE CORNER hotel on Wed 8th Jan. Do not miss this opportunity to see this man play! He will also be doing the MOSSVALE SUMMER OF SOUL (just outta town). Support comes from incredible local soul outfit, playing their first ever gig! Check out their HOPE STREET RECORDS 45 “Suicide”.