BACK OPEN AGAIN

Hey Peoples,

our doors are open again! Finally able to see your pretty faces again. Our hours are 11am DAILY and we close daily at 6pm except Sunday 5pm.

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RECORD STORE DAY 2021 pt 2

Welcome to the latest RECORD STORE DAY drop. This one is happening during a SNAP LOCKDOWN here in Melbourne and therefore we must close the storefront. HOWEVER…..RSD just now happens ONLINE.

 

click HERE IS THE LIST OF AMAZING releases for the day. Lots of incredible LOCAL goodness and also some wild overseas releases as well. There are also some crates of $30 REISSUES that become $25 REISSUES if you get 6 of them for only $150. It’s good to get a balance of expensive and more affordable records on offer.

Also you can browse our entire catalog HERE ON DISCOGS as well.

Record Store Day 2021

we had planned ot offer you an incredible FREE LIVE SHOW from HIATUS KAIYOTE in our car park our the back but that was unable to happen now.  Lets all just keep it in our dreams for now.

 

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RECORD STORE DAY 2021 change ONLINE ONLY now

Record Store Day will go ahead online.

Unfortunately the show with @hiatuskaiyote will not happen with the lockdown.

We will put out an email and out on our website at 2pm today with all the records that will be available from 9am on Saturday morning.

We will have exclusive local releases and imported ones as well.

We will have crates of  SOUL JAZZ LATIN FUNK KRAUTROCK REGGAE SOUNDTRACKS classic reissues that are $30 each but if you get 6 LPs they will be $150 so only $25 each.

We will be offering FREE DELIVERIES (within 20kms) for $100+ orders for Record Store Day orders.

The records will be up on our seller page on @discogs

Click n collect is available at staggered times, to maintain safety for all.

Massive respect to @hiatuskaiyote for offering to do a free show on the funky streets of Fitzroy. Big thanks to City Of Yarra for facilitating a potential STREET SHUTDOWN for the funk!

Hopefully it happens one day again.

RECORD STORE DAY is a worldwide celebration of independent records stores. Get around yours

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NEW release on NORTHSIDE RECORDS!!!

The fourth studio album from Melbourne’s 7-piece heavy groove combo is an abstruse journey into the darker fringes of instrumental music, drifting from funk to spiritual jazz and through to psychedelic fuzz rock.

Inspired by the catastrophic year that was 2020, the bands recording sessions were rescheduled three times due to extended Melbourne lock downs, before finally being recorded in November 2020. The album’s title, The Old World, refers to life before the onset of the pandemic which shattered 21stcentury humanity’s sense of stability and invincibility. Arcing back to the simplicities and blissful ignorance that existed before the grim onset of empty supermarket shelves, deserted streets and a world locked down.

The album begins with psychedelic-soul lament, Death of the Old Gods, before rolling into apocalyptic-dancefloor-fillers Hold Fast to the Void and Abode of the Clouds, then momentarily mellowing out on laid-back number, Never Again. Side 2 opens with Harry Cooper pt II (a tribute to the bands sax player and a follow up to part I from their 2017 album Drinking Water) before launching into brutal and fiery, The Beast, then finally closing with the epic 12 minute spiritual-jazz title-track, The Old World. The astute listener may also hear sprinkled across the album hints of AfrobeatFree-Jazz and Stoner-Doom (yep, Stoner-Doom), along with plenty of the bands new favourite instrument, the goat bell.

Released on local Melbourne label, Northside Records, the album will be available on limited edition night-sky marbled vinyl and features cover artwork by Australian artist, Daniel Hend.

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The band are taking the new album on the road for a run of tour shows:

July 17 – Howler, Brunswick w/ Thando & Charlie Needs Braces 

August 6 – Hotel Westwood, Footscray 

 August 13 – Republic Bar, Hobart w/ Jay Jarome Trio 

August 20 – The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

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On The Seven Ups previous releases

“I’ve been playing this little monster to death on my (BBC) 6 music show. It’s raw, it’s gritty, it’s tough as nails.” – Craig Charles, BBC Radio 2 & 6

“Makes us remember how much we can love instrumental music.” – Wax Poetics USA

“As tight as they need to be, and as loose as you want them to be.” – DJ Miss Goldie, PBS FM

“Hugggeeee big band sound – great work guys!! Mad Men fans rejoice” – Rosie Beaton, Triple J

 

 

OUT RIDAY 25th JUNE 2021.

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RECORD STORE DAY 2021

This Saturday is RECORD STORE DAY – the first of two days in order to spread the load a little.

CLICK HERE to see the list of records that NORTHSIDE RECORDS will be gettting in. 

 

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BEAT BATTLE 2021

Northside Records X Hiatus Kaiyote 

Record Store Day BEAT BATTLE

We’ll be firing out the first copies of the debut 12” from Hiatus Kaiyote’s forthcoming record, “Get Sun” ft. A face melting string & horn arrangement from the one and only Arthur Verocai !! Now this is a very important part: to celebrate our future soul cherubs’ 12” single, we’re throwing back to some original Hiatus Kaiyote Fitzroy folklore business: a beat battle for the chance to win a signed copy of the record AND a pair of NINJA TUNE x AIAIAI headphones.

For those who don’t know, back in the ye olde days of Hiatus Kaiyote’s beginnings circa 2011-2012ish, they played at The Evelyn every Tuesday night. We went every goddamn week. It was hot. But what was special, was each week they’d choose a theme or a song for local beatmakers to flip, and host a beat battle !!

SO…

PRODUCERS, BEATMAKERS, MUSICIANS — HERE’S THE RUN DOWN!!

  • Cook up your finest beat with that aforementioned sample
  • Shoot your track across in .mp3 format (and feel free to throw in a video of yourself playing it too) to chris@northsiderecords.com.au by 5pm this Thursday 10th June
  • Tune in to our gram on Saturday to find out who wins the signed copy of Get Sun!!

Put the word out there people ! We wanna hear what you got !

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RECORD STORE DAY 2021

 

 

Join We are getting CLOSE to this years 14th annual RECORD STORE DAY.
Its next weekend on Saturday June 12th and then another day a month later on Saturday JULY 17th

I had the priviledge of speaking to this years ambassador NAI PALM and the hand over from last years ambassador ROSS WILSON.  Hear them chat about why they like and LOVE records.

Storied of Nai Palm flying to Rio to play and record to Ross Wilson’s wild jukebox and one of his favourite 45’s Mtume’s Juicy Fruit”!!!

 

 

Join us on the day to celebrate Independent Record Stores worldwide and the magical music that is around – especially the HIATUS KAIYOTE release “Get Sun featuring ARTHUR VEROCAI.”

 

 

of course we at NORTHSIDE will have many many copies here for sale!

 

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REFUGEE FUNDRAISER – come along!

THis Sunday is an important day for raising much needed funds for Refugees and people who have recently seeked refuge.

WELCOME SOCIAL is a great party we hope you can come. If not here is the ticket link it would be great if you could buy a ticket for a friend and even if they can’t come then 100% of that money is going to a refugee to help them establish themselves in their new circumstances.

 

PERFORMING AT THE EVEN WHICH IS FROM 2PM – 7PM ON SUNDAY MAY 9th

is SUPERFEATHER, ALLARA, STAV and ALIEN with DJs AMIN PAYNE and CHRIS GILL

HERE IS THE TICKET LINK 

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THE GREAT LOCAL WAREHOUSE SALE

The third weekend of April has traditionally been Record Store Day. In order to keep this date alive & funky last year we had the Great Australian Warehouse Sale and it was a screaming success! IT IS BACK!

We will be sending out ANOTHER email tomorrow morning at 11am with a details of the sale, stay tuned for that one.

The records within tomorrow’s email will be available from 11am SATURDAY morning.

HERE IS THE LIST OF WAREHOUSE TITLES…..

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the store is OPEN and FUNKY again……

In fact its been funky for nearly 19 years! Lots of fresh records in, masks are no longer needed inside but you are more than welcome to wear them if you wish. Hand sanitiser is still provided and we are keeping the store fresh as a daisy. But most of all the store is SUPER FUNKY in the best of all ways.

We are open EVERY DAY from 11am til 6pm (5pm on Sunday)

Come and dig. Most of our catalog is online here. Otherwise, see you soon. Yes Ca$h is accepted still! We MUCH prefer you came in the store if you can, I understand for those that live out of town though. Why do we want you inside??? Well, record shops are as much about people as they are about records. Records are the glue – people are the purpose. You might meet your next best friend / partner / drummer / singer / dancer / producer …….in a record shop, oh and you might find that record you were looking for too. Or you might walk away with some local treasure you didn’t realise that actually made your life better………

Sonic satisfaction.

 

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LOCKED DOWN FUNK

We will be here daily from 12-4 for click n collect which you can check our whole store on DISCOGS here.

Stay SAFE and stay FUNKY.

Feel free to call the store and chat on 94177557. Some people do prefer being suggested some funk. We have a lot.

The storefront will be CLOSED as in person retail is off for five days. Records can be put on hold at any time if you can’t make it in. We will be back OPEN (at this stage) next Thursday at 11am.

 

Funky

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NEW RELEASE Danika Smith – Sweet Mellow D / Suit Of Armour

SWEET MELLOW D / SUIT OF ARMOUR

Northside Records is proud to present the first two singles from Danika Smith’s forthcoming album pressed on a funky 45 right here in Melbourne.

We first met Danika as a singer for the 30/70 collective back in 2014. She is also a member of the band Tomgirl who we released a 45 with back in 2017. She is an integral and important part of Melbourne’s music scene and we want you to hear her new solo music!

“Sweet Mellow D” (which comes out digitally today) is a deep haunting soulful folk song that will be on her upcoming album alongside the equally fierce B-side “Suit Of Armour”.

This will be the first ever solo vinyl release for Danika and we at Northside are thrilled to be releasing it.

Written by Danika Smith

Produced by Nick Herrera and Danika Smith

Engineered and Mixed by Nick Herrera

Mastered by Lachlan Carrick

Drums – Maria Moles

Bass – Paul Bender

Guitar/Vocals/percussion – Danika Smith

 

COMING OUT ON FRIDAY 6th 

 

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