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Northside will welcome


To celebrate the release of Overflow on vinyl, SAATSUMA have just announced a live in-store full-band performance at local wax institution Northside Records in Fitzroy on October 7th at 3pm. For this performance SAATSUMA will bring together the five-piece live band for the special performance.

Captivating Melbourne two-piece SAATSUMA share debut album, Overflow, which sees the duo emerge with a cultivated sound well beyond their years. Written and produced by Memphis LK and Cesar Rodrigues, Overflow is a continuity of a motif that runs throughout their body of work. Memphis LK says the album “continues the recurring theme of water, following on from our debut singles Storm and Floating. Water has always been present… it’s an element I am constantly drawn back to… Our connection to and interaction with the natural environment. The fragility and fluctuation of relationships.” It’s a nine track float on an imaginary SAATSUMA stream; from the comedown of ‘Feel It All’; drifting to a rejection of ignorance, ‘Isolate’; floating towards a notion of wanting what you can’t have, ‘Stay’ and the pull of the moon, ‘Crescent’.

Overflow 12” Vinyl LP is available for purchase at Northside Records, as well as available to stream/buy at


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Make it to NORTHSIDE for this one!

Sampa The Great makes her Melbourne debut at the local home of soul. Free entry, must bring vibes.

“The Great Mixtape” contains sounds both classic and completely new, like a Digable Planets record that really did arrive from another, funkier planet” Okayplayer

“This is a record of personal, cultural, geographical and spiritual pride.” SoundDoc

“This is hip-hop of the highest quality” Indie Shuffle

“You don’t get old souls like Sampa in hip-hop anymore and that’s maybe what makes this listen so captivating” Cool Accidents

“It’s a search for creativity, laughter, purpose & rhythms.” With those four simple terms, Sampa The Great describes her astonishing newest release, “The Great Mixtape.” Hailing from Sydney by way of Zambia, Sampa has a penchant for poetry and weaves dense lyrical mazes with her verses, drawing listeners into a lush, imaginative world. Her music bonds from spoken-word to pure hip-hop rapping, with stops at psychedelic and bluesy waypoints in between; it’s the sound of an adventurous young mind pushing out against all boundaries.

To listen is to learn.

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SASKWATCH launch new video for “I’ll Be Fine”

SASKWATCH have launched new a clip for their new single ‘I’ll Be Fine’.

The video was animated by Jason Galea and is the first single from their forthcoming album “Sorry I Let It Come Between Us” out June 12th via our own label!!!

The album itself was recorded over a month long period at Mt Slippery – an old silversmith warehouse come recording studio on the outskirts of Philadelphia, America. It’s the studio of Dr Dog’s Scott McMicken and Nathan Sabatino, who together produced the album. Saskwatch have long been big fans of Dr Dog, both musically and in their work as producers, and relished at the chance to head overseas and work alongside them. The result: a raw, solemn and sparse collection of genre-jumping songs.

Watch ‘I’ll Be Fine’ below!

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Thats right, it’s on! THURSDAY, November 20th marks the start of a weekend of roller disco madness!

NORTHSIDE RECORDS will be hosting the Thursday night, the 20th Of Novemeber. They will be transforming 1000 £ Bend into a roller disco of cosmic proportions. Over the course of three nights, the space will host a line-up of Melbourne’s best DJ crews and live bands to keep the party spinning.

To kick the party off on the Live Music Safari night, the Northside Records DJ crew – Chris Gill, Manchild, Lewis Cancut, Ms Butt – will get down to support the Mondo Freaks and a very special guest TBA.

We are talking only ROLLERSKATES only – hot pants optional.


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!THE THURSDAY night WILL BE A FREE EVENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


It is part of festivities of Melbourne Music Week.

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This week its a great day on Saturday! At 2pm. the MIGHTY


will launch their new 7″ featuring Dan Merriweather and Kylie Auldist.

Playing in store from 2pm catch this legendary Aussie soul trio. As a special treat we will be putting out the single with a LIMITED EDITION SLEEVE. We will only do 30 of the commemorative sleeves, so be quick.


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TIX on sale for RENEE GEYER HALL OF FAME award night


Presented by SAE and 3RRR 102.7FM

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Billboard The Venue, Melbourne


Renée Geyer …. performing a classic 45 min set, supported by

The EG Allstars Soul Revue with

Daniel Merriweather

Dan Sultan

Archie Roach

Kylie Auldist

Lance Ferguson

Nkechi Anele (Saskwatch)

Henry Wagons

Remi Kolawole

Talei Wolfgramm

Linda Bull

Ella Thompson

and more to be announced

Plus special opening set by Big Scary!

MC Chris Gill and DJs Vince Peach, Pierre Baroni, Johnny Topper and Chris Johnston

An all star SOUL event not to be missed.

Tickets are on sale now for $50+bf through Oztix:, ph: 1300 762 545 and NORTHSIDE RECORDS
($5 from every ticket sold donated to Support Act Limited)

Voting for The Age Music Victoria Awards opens Friday 11th October online at

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Gertrude Street Projection Festival


Friday 19th at 6pm is the beginning of the 6th Annual GERTRUDE STREET PROJECTION FESTIVAL. Come down to Gertrude Street as it lights up as it nights up. This year NORTHSIDE RECORDS will continue it’s work with famous outsider artists ART DAY SOUTH. Come down and don’t forget next door at BIRDMAN EATING on Friday and Saturday night they are offering Antonella’s Argentinian feast.

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REMI gets down at Northside

Youngblood REMI launches his first single / filmclip off his upcoming mixtape FYG: Act 1.

Featured in this clip is Northside, the record store and the side of town. Looking gooooood.To check out more REMI hit THIS.

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NORTHSIDE DJ’s with gooooood FUNK and SOUL

This friday as part of the amazing AWME programme, the dj’s from Northside records will team up with two different yet both equally great Aussie bands. Sietta who hail from up North in Darwin and are made up of producer/instrumentalist James Mangohig and vocalist Caiti Baker. They bring ambitious electronic soul drenched in blues and hip hop. The will be on at about 10pm – DO NOT MISS.

THEN we got the Melbourne funk party machine DEEP STREET SOUL. They haven’t played since their launch a few months back. They sure know how to rock a party! Their brand of good time music will heat up the floor.

Before and after all bands will be your friends the DJ’s from Northsidc Records. Lewis Can Cut – DJ Manchild – Chris Gill – Mista Rex. Come down to get down.


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SASKWATCH perform “Two Hearts”

Check em out as the kids rock the track Two Hearts on the balcony of the Prince Bandroom for their internet TV thing. The next show coming up will be the jam at AWME November 15th @ the Hi Fi with the Bamboos and Electric Empire.

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NORTHSIDE RECORDS debut release this FRIDAY!

SASKWATCH “Leave it All Behind” LP and CD and digital.

This Friday Northside and Saskwatch join soul forces to give the world whatat they need, an incredible debut soul special. The first ever record by SASKWATCH and the first by NORTHSIDE RECORDS. What a match.

Be a part of this history and say you were there at the start! The peoples of Saskwatch are on the rise and with abilities shown already the sky is the limit.All the tunes are written by Liam McGorry and his vision has proven to be and incredible soul sound. Nkechi Anele has just started to sing. She had spent most of here time dancing to the band and then decided to grab the mike. Ever since then she has proven to be a god send. And her game just gets fresher and fresher. We could go through all the band and highlight each great members shine, but instead check out this video and listen.

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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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