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You might think its easy running a soul record store. Well, think again. Sometimes the job entails that you must travel the world spreading the soul word like cultured butter. That is just what we are doing! Incredible bands like THE BAMBOOS, SHAOLIN AFRONAUTS, OSCAR KEY SUNG and JONES JNR are going over to TOKYO this weekend to show the Japanese how we get down – down under.

Joining them will be two DJ’s JUMPS and myself, CHRIS GILL. We will be playing all local goodness and keeping the vibe alive. If you are in TOKYO – come and see what we got. japanese gigThere will be other events around this as well, with THURSDAY night there being an internet show. Log into on thursday to check it!

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Saturday the 2nd of November sees a super-charged night of music at The Shadow Electric with freakadelic Bollywood goodness from The Bombay Royale, hot salsa and Latin funk from San Lazaro and a selection of rarities, versions and remixes from the funk and soul closet with Karate Boogaloo – the Cactus Channel rhythm section and their guests. It’s all in aid of launching HopeStreet’s Tropical Brunswick Mixtape, mixed by DJ Jumps.

What does Tropical Brunswick sound like? Don’t wait for global warming to find out. Unreleased gold from HopeStreet Recordings’ 2014 release schedule and hits and obscurities from the back catalog rub shoulders in the mix under the deft hands of DJ Jumps. Latin and afro bump up against funk, soul and spaghetti cinematica. It’s that hot analog sound you love, but you can get it on the interweb! The first 50 through the door receive a Hopestreet showbag containing the mixtape by DJ Jumps and a free 7″ vinyl from the catalog. TIX SELLING FAST!



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GIGS…this weekend..

Here’s a fun one this weekend! Local tuff funk outfit ULTRAVIBRALUX are finally launching their 10″ ep on Sunday at the WORKERS club. Supported by another upcoming young funk band THE SEVEN UP’S and Chris Gill DJ’ing, this will turn out be be a fun day. Yes, it is held during the day. A good chance to bring some younguns though and see some live FUNKY music! launch-poster-web

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Mulatu Astatke returns to Melbourne


Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Mulatu show,  featuring the one and only Mulatu Astatke, backed by Melbourne’s own The Black Jesus Experience.  This time we’re in for a real treat with the tour being billed as ‘RARE GEMS FROM THE ADDIS ABABA CRATES’, hopefully that means all the classics and other masterpieces that we’ve all been hoping he might play during past tours. JOINTS LIKE THIS!

Tickets at Northside $40+BF. Don’t sleep –> and don’t miss Chris Gill bringing mad Ethio-heat, dancefloor action and the usual pulsating primitive rhythms that you be diggin

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this saturday! CACTUS CHANNEL launch

make sure you are there! This is history in the making. The funkiest instrumental band in the world just so happen to be the youngest instrumental band in the world.
Many years in the making, many many grooves were laid down to get their sound. The launch is going to be a great night. Doors open at 8pm and the whole things wraps up at 11pm, so get in early start dancing and don’t stop. I am VERY excited about this record release. posterv1-20

same night MORE funk…..

after the Cactus Channel the SASKWATCH kids play at the john Curtain hotel in Carlton (Across the road from Soul A Go Go) – thats right a LOOOOOOONG night of funky soul baby!


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A new venue lurks in the inner North. Where once stood Baba, now glows a new animal – the B.EAST. It’s a licensed band venue that will be bringing the funk. Lauching this new monthly dirty funky soul night, VOODOO SHAKE!, are the local afrobeat magnates, THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA. I will be dj’ing alongside Mr Future Roots. The night looks like it might be free. DO NOT MISS THIS!

if you can’t wait and need some more funk. Check out the legendary DJ DEXTER (of the Avalanches) Fridays in JULY and Thursdays in AUGUST

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