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Australia’s FIRST ever XMAS funk 45! OUT NOW!!!

Australia’s first ever XMAS FUNK 45. In keeping with the classic tradition of rocking the funk over X-MAS we get to release a tribute to James Brown on the 10th Anniversary of his death. The first ever release from KARATE BOOGALOO (The Rhythm Section of the Cactus Channel) is set to scorch your speakers. With a respectful cover of the song that would introduce James and the band the boys make is super funky! Recoded in front of a live crowd this is the bomb!! The b side features an orginial song about giving! Nows the time!!! The tracks pops off on a super fun bass line. Then Hudson stretched out on the drums at the end in a Clyde show of respect. A piece of soulful Australian history. Look forward to more heat from the KB’s soon!

In order to help you feel the Joy Of Giving we will sell them for $14 each or you can get 5 for $50 to help spread XMAS soulful joy. The first 150 will come with a commemorative sleeve. This is a release I am PROUD of….


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Thats right. We are on the front foot with the great local funk!

The latest 45 from Melbourne’s The Seven Ups, sees the band stepping up into the producer’s chair to push the boundaries like never before. The result is faster, dirtier and a whole lot meaner.

Lead track, The Aviator, is the quintessential Seven Ups, afro-groove jam. Paying undeniable homage to Fela, the tune is driven by an unrelenting rhythm section that won’t stop for anything, and laced with super lo-fi horns that bubble and squawk like it’s their last day on earth.

Sitting outside of the boundaries of Afro-Funk, Dash Tapper is the ultimate B-side. This is Afro-Fuzz! Different to anything the band has done to date, the track draws the listener in with a heavy car-chase groove then decimates with big-muffed, freaky-nasty guitar.

Released on Northside Records, the 45 has been pressed in a limited run of 300.

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billy davis slider

We are proud to present an INSTORE PERFORMANCE by new local soul cats….



Northside Records is proud to press a 7″ with these guys. The two tracks “PRESSURE” featuring JACE XL and “PROBLEM” featuring ALLYSHA JOY. These two sweet soul sensations will be put out on a doubleAA sider. Led by the keys from the front, this band is great new shooting star….

Big things are happening in Melbourne Music, and Musician Billy Davis is no exception with his debut EP ‘Bad Ending’ dropping on June 21st 2016. The 10-Track Soul EP is a fusion of Neo-Jazz and Hip Hop, providing a snapshot into Melbourne’s music scene highlighting collaborations with artists Cazeaux OSLO, Tanya George, Allysha Joy, Ceeko, Big Words, TRQS, Jace XL, Blasko, and Jwils.

Join the band  as they launch this single  at Northside Records on


SATURDAY 16th July @ 6pm.


Starting at the same time as the Gertrude Street Projection Festival come down for an amazing night as all your senses will be flipping!


Remember as all instores are FREE and always ALL AGES EVENTS.

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Deep Street Soul are Jet$et!

dss-a3-350Deep Street Soul hit the Workers Club this Saturday for their final show in Melbourne before taking off to tour the UK & Europe, which includes an appearance at the Glastonbury Festival. Deep Street will also be flying the flag for Funky Melbourne at Floripa London, ‘Band on the Wall’ (Craig Charles’ Night) in Manchester, The Yardbird Jazz Club in Birmingham, as well as shows in Bordeaux, Toulouse and culminating July 6th at St Paul Soul Jazz Festival. Wow!

Deep Street Soul aren’t the only Melbourne band heading off to Glastonbury either! Saskwatch and The Bombay Royale are also on their way.

You can support the bands and Melbourne Soul by checking out Satuday’s gig at the Workers (also featuring Up Up Away, Karate Boogaloo and Peirre Baroni) – PLUS – hit the bands POZIBLE pages and kick in a few bucks to help the bands reach their totals.



Congratulations to Saskwatch who have already hit their target and will NOT be pawning their equipment in order to fly back to Melbourne. Props for a great show at the John Curtain Hotel on the weekend just passed. Glastonbury LOOKOUT!

And props to Chris Gill and Lance Ferguson who featured these 3 bands on “THE SOUL OF MELBOURNE” compilation. Their upcoming appearances at Glastonbury are testament to the thriving Melbourne scene. If you don’t own this comp – you need it.

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SASKWATCH props – bluesfest 2013

Looks like Saskwatch are making them dance up in Byron! Melbourne funk champions spread the message like butter! Make sure you get a taste! Check the review here! lns_01-04-2013_egn_04_lis310313blues04_fct1022x629x91_t460

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get ready for I GET LONELY, brand new single from Soul Monsters SASKWATCH see the official film clip here.

The actual 7″ is about 4 weeks away, so HOLD TIGHT!
‘I Get Lonely’ is faster and harder than Saskwatch has ever been before. Its clangy guitars and fast-paced drums evoke 60s surf-rock vibes, while the horn section bring the melody, all held together by Nkechi Anele’s gutsy vocals. It’s ambitious and it hits the mark.

The work for Mikey didn’t stop – he and Max Kohane, collectively known as Brain Children liberally applied their talents to Saskwatch’s single, ‘Your Love’ and the result – an ambient remix full of echoing guitars and almost prog-rock drums.


Thursday 7 March –  CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 9 March – BAYSIDE BEAT,  Bunbury
Sunday 10 March – FREMANTLE ARTS CENTRE, Fremantle
Thursday 14 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Tuesday 19 March – MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY, Melbourne (lunchtime)
Thursday 21 March – CHERRY BAR, Melbourne
Saturday 23 March – THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Festival
Thursday 28 March – CHERRY BAR Melbourne
Saturday 30 March – BLUESFEST, Byron Bay
Sunday 31 March – BLUESFEST, Bryon Bay

Friday 12 April – ALHAMBRA LOUNGE, Brisbane
Saturday 13 April – SOLBAR, Maroochydore
Friday 19 April – PRINCE BANDROOM, Melbourne
Saturday 20 April – THEATRE ROYAL, Castlemaine
Wednesday 24 April  – TRANSIT BAR, Canberra
Friday 26 April – GUM BALL FESTIVAL, Hunter Valley
Saturday 27 April – OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney

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Some partnerships are as inevitable as they are beautiful, Bogey and Bacall, Tracy and Hepburn, Hall and Oates, chips and gravy, and, as such, become the stuff of legends. On Tuesday, May 15, amid Melbourne’s biting autumnal squall, another such partnership joined this illustrious roll call; Saskwatch and Northside Records.
In a ceremony held at Northside Records’ namesake retail store, the band and Northside head honcho Chris Gill inked the deal amidst an atmosphere of mutual love and respect with a shared commitment to “Keep things real”. Reports of high fives and hair ruffles amongst the attendees are, as yet, unconfirmed but highly likely.
Says Saskwatch’s Liam McGorry of the signing,”We’re incredibly excited to be signing with Chris and Northside Records. Not only are they our favourite record store, but have been a supporter of local music in Melbourne for over 10 years. It’s also a privilege to be the first release on their label.”
Gill added, “Saskwatch and Northside Records are the perfect fit. They are both funky and ace. Together we hope to launch a great sound and a new label that will serve up more Funk than John Mcenroes’ headband.”
It’s a Melbourne truth that Northside Records is the city’s eminent source for all great things soul and soul-related. Therefore it comes as no surprise to those in the know that Northside and the city’s hottest soul group (or family as there are nine of them) Saskwatch would join forces to create and spread new funk-flavoured magic to the good people.
The first fruit from this new relationship will drop in July in the form of a new video and single from Saskwatch to be followed by the band’s hotly anticipated album in mid-August. More immediately, word comes through the grapevine, that Northside Records is planning a very special party for, and performance from, Saskwatch soon… keep your eyes peeled for updates.
Saskwatch will be performing every Thursday night this June at Melbourne’s Cherry Bar. Get up, close and personal!

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LOCAL releases.

This town is putting out some AMAZING music lately. Here is a taste .


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Galapagoose "Commitments"

Galapagoose "Commitments"

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