Posts Tagged vinyl

FRESH new LPs that you SHOULD have in your rack.

Lots of great new records have dropped lately. While it might be cold and miserable in Melbourne town the other side of the world is bathed in summer and they are “putting it out”! Starting off with FAT FREDDYS DROP, these kiwi kids have come out with their Third and some say BEST LP yet – “Blackbird”. At $20 on CD or $32 for the DOUBLE LP, this is the ONLY place you’d get it at.  Then look out for the veteren BOOKER T who dropped a new one, Sound the Alarm”  with production help from Raphael Saadiq. Keep spinning with ERIC LAU “One of Many” is an other stone cold soul masterpiece. Also check the latest THUNDERCAT outing “apocalypse” along with a new comp of the MADLIB project QUASIMOTO “Yessir Whatever” – never stop diggin….

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Fat Freddys Drop "Blackbird"

Booker T "Sound the Alarm"

Booker T "Sound the Alarm"

Eric Lau "One of Many"

Eric Lau "One of Many"

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SMOKING 7″s

I don’t mean Camberwell Carrots, I am talking about some great recent releases to come out on 7″ vinyl. Or you might know them as 45’s. These are some heavy hitters from around the world. Starting with THE  TRANSGRESSORS, this is an unreleased track from the POETS OF RHYTHM or you might know them as THE WHITEFILED BROTHERS. Whatever, these German cats have been doing it for longer than the Dap Kings and hit harder than the taxman.

Then we have the QUANTIC and ALICE RUSSELL direct to disc recording of the two beautiful soul tracks from their latest album. Originally for record store day these babies got held up in shpiping delays. They are here now though. Recorded during the London Riots they have an amazing soulful calm about them.

Then don’t forget RICKEY CALLOWAY outta Florida, who teams up with his favourite band WILL SESSIONS from Detroit. This is some heavy and cold american A grade funk. Aso check the dope instrumental on the flip!

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THE TRANSGRESSORS "Will Power"

QUANTIC AND ALICE RUSSELL "Look Around the Corner"

QUANTIC AND ALICE RUSSELL "Look Around the Corner"

RICKEY CALLOWAY "Work It"

RICKEY CALLOWAY "Work It"

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FRESH NEW RELEASES!! vinyl mania!

Great records are out and about – all you gotta do is come get some.

QUAKERS LP

QUAKERS LP

Quantic and Alice Russell

Quantic and Alice Russell

Will Sessions

Will Sessions

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50 reasons why Melbourne is Funky!

Someone pulled my coat as to a little CNN article about 50 reasons why Melbourne is the worlds most liveable city. Looks like Northside (and the other 50+ record stores in town) and our neighbour Dr Follicles are doing good in this crazy little town…..Caught on film, as the Bombay Royale 45 is finally delivered by Tristan, to a happy record store guy…

47. Vinyl capital of the world

Melbourne

Chris Gill is among a band of Melbourne record sellers who are marginally broke but happy. While the rest of the world goes digital, there are still about 50 vinyl record stores around Melbourne, staying alive in musical worship of everything from Bollywood funk and hip-hop and retro rock. That’s more stores and more records, per capita, than any other place in the world.

As well as the latest-pressed seven-inchers by local DJs, there are always bins of pre-loved and once-loved stuff. “None of us are making much money,” says Chris Gill, owner of Northside Records in Fitzroy. “But we’re happy.”

Northside Records, 236 Gertrude St., Fitzroy, +61 (0)3 9417 7557

46. Free beer during haircuts

There are more than a few combination hairdresser/barber/tobacconists. At Doctor Follicles in Fitzroy, Richmond and St Kilda, you even get a free beer with your haircut. It’s the discerning man’s choice. (Conveniently located neat Nothside!)

Dr. Follicles, 240 Gertrude St., Fitzroy

Read more: 50 reasons Melbourne is the world’s most livable city

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