Posts Tagged funk


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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This weekend Melbourne is treated to some CRAZY good times. On this Friday night is one of the funkiest Japanese experiences you will ever have. Right on the JB tip are THE OSAKA MONAURAILS. A supertight JB experience right outta the land of the rising groove. THey are joined by Melbourne funk goodness, Cactus Channel and DEEP STREET SOUL also is DJ Chikashi Nishiwaki – DO NOT MISS. tix on sale HERE

osakathen after a rest you get it again on SUNDAY………

outta TEXAS comes an amazing reformation. THE KASHMERE STAGE BAND were a Texas HIGH SCHOOL funk band. Forty five years later they are back to drop the madness. Their exploits were captured on an awesome documentary Texas Thunder Soul.

These guys are performing with The Cactus Channel, our very own High School Funk Band! Come see what a generation will do.Tix sale for the day gig here.It is on at THE GARDEN PARTY. The Garden Party is a vacant lot in Southbank that becomes astroturf and street art, deckchairs and DJs, flowers and funk.For three days it brings the flavour with THE BAMBOOS, AXOLOTL and BROUS on Friday and FONTAIN and HAITUS KAIYOTE on saturday night. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Then there is the AFTERPARTY! this is when the CACTUS CHANNEL and the KASHMERE STAGE BAND actually JAM TOGETHER! This will be happening at the LOUNGE with a bunch of DJ’s and mad DANCERS! (that’s you). This event is FREE before 11pm.


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THERE’S A PARTY IN FITZROY this FRIDAY the 28th September!!!!!!

There is a record label in American LUAKA BOP  who are going to reissue the legendary soul work done by TIM MAIA from BRAZIL.
They have organised birthday parties all over the world to celebrate what would have been Tim’s 70th birthday, on September 28

They have parties confirmed in record stores (eg Origami Vinyl, Other Music, Dusty Grooves in America) and bars around the world (Jose Gonzalez just confirmed to DJ in Gothenburg), and have confirmed Tim Maia dedicated shows with fantastic radio stations like WFMU (New York), Dub Lab (Los Angeles) and Radio Nova (Paris).

We will be having a party in our record store for him. Now, Tim was a massive party boy and he would be super psyched that we are going to get down for him. Next FRIDAY 28th …..5 – 7pm..….oh, and there will be FREE BEER!  cases of kiwi’s classic TUATARA HELLES here is a good way to drink the TUATARA!



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JAPAN – land of the rising FUNK!

Shin, manager of MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO stepped in this week to hand me some gooooodnes. Available at only 2 other stores WORLDWIDE the Japanese funk band MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO are a sensation. Their series of 7″s have been making waves around the world. One side original the other a cover it is a great way to make people dance.

I got the last copies in the world of the first in the series THE PREACHER / GET YOUR POINT OVER. The next in the series is the burner, the tune  that flew to number one on the Japanese jazz charts. Sure, it ain’t jazz, its super funky! STOMPIN JOE / TOO HIGH, thats right, the Stevie Wonder classic! Then there is the third which gets a little rockier WHAT SATISFIES YOU IF YOU CANT GET ENOUGH / EXODUS, yes a Bob Marley funk version. $14 EACH


Then get ready for some more, the drummer TIGER, or YOSUKE TOMINAGA has given Northside a rare priviledge, a WORDLWIDE EXCLUSIVE. His 45’s are NOT sold at shops, just his gigs in Japan, but a small number have found their way to Northside. These two 45’s are super heavy drum based funk joints. Almost library styles in their bigness. Just drums and bass, a few little surprises, but just the bigness…$15 EACH…only a handful left….


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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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$12!!!!!PINK VINYL!!!!!!!$12


this is THE SONG. This is the one! This is THE tune that is making Melbourne hips grind, making Melbourne’s bootys bounce. This baritone sax lead stomper is a real jam! Is is almost a perfectly written dance song. Its got swing and grind and a snarl that makes you HAVE to move. The second single released off the now sold out LP. These cats gonna make you dance!


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