Black Jesus Experience & The Afrobiotics: Queens Birthday Eve

afro-jesus-600pxJUNE 10 – ORDER OF MELBOURNE

This Sunday night, June 10 (Queens Birthday Eve) is another explosion of African-inspired music in Melbourne. Featuring two of Melbourne’s finest exponents of afrobeat, african-groove and ethio-sounds, The Black Jesus Experience and The Afrobiotics, it’s gonna be LARGE!

If you dig the sounds of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu, Poets of Rhythm or Anitbalas, you need to get your thing together and get on up. If you’ve never heard of any of the artists I’m name-dropping – or the bands performing at this gig, you ain’t living. This is real music for real people.

“The Black Jesus Experience bring the sounds of Ethiopia, combined with 5 continents of funk to the Melbourne massive. In 2012 BJX played to crowds at major European festivals including Glastonbury and a tour of Ethiopia! BJX are also the band of choice for the Father of Ethiojazz, Mulatu Astatke, with numerous tours under their belts. This collaboration has been so enjoyable and creative that Mulatu and BJX continue to tour Australia and Europe together and recently won The Age ‘Best Tour’ award.”

“The Afrobiotics are a six piece band that breathe new life into the sounds of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat. This is afro- beat medicine administered directly to your soul.”

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Scatter Scatter – June 1

scatter-scatter-6Scatter Scatter #6 is going to explode at the Grace Darling on June 1. Featuring special guest: Ray Lugo (Koloko, Jazz & Milk Recordings, Record Kicks…) alongside Melbourne’s most-studied afro selectahs, DJ Manchild and DJ Jumps, plus the dynamic Public Opinion Sound System, Scatter Scatter #6 is set to be MASSIVE!

If you’re tuning into the Northside website you probably already know Ray Lugo’s credentials…. Direct from NYC, singer, songwriter, Koloko frontman, LES Express leader and more…  a true heavyweight of the underground world music scene. If you wanna check ‘what time it is’, don’t miss this very special show, and remember it’s a 150 dancer capacity at the Grace Darling…. so get your (expensive) shit together and get down to the Grace Darling early. If you’re not a dancer…  stay at home and listen to Ray’s latest offerings on Soundcloud or check his expansive discography at

We can probably also expect to hear from Ray on Manchild’s radio show,  The Breakdown on Friday June 1, 3pm-5pm on PBS106.7FM.

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Record Store Day is comin’


Make this day a day for you to celebrate your local record store. Northside has plans! Always with the plans! Keep your eyes open and keep the day free.  There will be giveaways, live acts and as always releases specific only to record store day. Next week we will start to plug a few things, so pay attention.  And read on…

Holy Funk!

Holy Funk!

THE PUTBACKS will be playing a little set from 1pm. I plan to record the set and then release a 45 for next years RSD.  These guys got the fonk. Also we have the PSYDE PROJECTS rocking out a set in the arfternoon. Funky hip hop for Fitzroy!  Other Mad shit too! Stay tuned.
Northside is doing a collaboration with Blisterfinger & BURN T-shirts to offer  a one-off RSD edition T-shirt. Only 50 will be made. Those of you who saw the JB poster will know whats coming!
It will be $45 and will come with a mystery 45 as well!!! These will only be on sale on the day. Interstaters might be able to put  their hand up, but locals gotta come in! Uh, good god!

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This Friday is Scatter Scatter time again. Guests for Scatter Scatter #3 are Saca La Mois DJ!! (Cumbia Cosmonauts),
The Public Opinion Sound System (LIVE), DJ Mel (Uruguay) and DJ Manchild (POAO + The Breakdown, PBS).
Afro Funk, Island Disco, Cumbia and more. Til late!  Let the rhythms take you to the truth ~ Mother Africa!


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THIS FRIDAY 10th Feb @ the Grace BASEMENT!!!!!!


Scatter Scatter –> Afrofunk / Afrobeat / Island Disco / Cumbia / Outernational Sounds

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