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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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RECORD STORE DAY #3 sat 24th October

TODAY IS THE DAY!!

Here is the FUNK. The records! 

SPECIAL RELEASES, SECOND HAND RECORDS – BARGAINS and funk more funk.

We are here at the store til 4pm today – here to serve your SOUL.

 

 

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Record Store Day DROP # 2 Saturday 26th 9am – 4pm

This Saturday we present the next installment of this years official RECORD STORE DAY drops #2.

 

HERE IS A LIST OF EVERYTHING WE HAVE FOR SALE WITH DESCRIPTIONS & PRICES.

YOU CAN REPLY TO THIS EMAIL WITH WHICH ONES YOU’RE AFTER OR GIVE US A CALL ON (03) 9417 7557  FROM 9AM SATURDAY MORNING.

ORDERS MADE BEFORE 9AM SATURDAY WILL BE DISREGARDED NOR REPLIED TO.

NO LIFE STORIES.

THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

YOU CAN ALSO HEAD TO OUR DISCOGS PAGE WHERE ONE COPY OF ALL NEW RECORDS ARE UP FOR SALE. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR DISCOGS STOCK UP TO DATE DURING THE DAY, BUT THINGS COULD GET FREAKY….

ALL ORDERS COME ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SATISFY YOUR FUNKY NEEDS!

THE SECOND HAND RECORDS LISTED ARE EXCLUSIVE TO OUR EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS & ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON DISCOGS FOR THE NEXT 7 DAYS

ALSO CHECK OUR INSTAGRAM STORIES WHERE WILL BE THROWING A FEW EXTRA BITS & BOBS INTO THE MIX!

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RECORD STORE DAY – DROPS #1 this Saturday 9am – 5pm

WELCOME TO NORTHSIDE RECORDS ON RECORD STORE DAY 2020 PART ONE – THE WEIRDEST ONE YET!

HERE IS OUR LIST OF RECORDS FOR RECORD STORE DAY – DROP #1 

YOU CAN REPLY TO THE EMAIL – chris@northsiderecords.com.au WITH WHICH ONES YOU’RE AFTER OR GIVE US A CALL ON (03) 9417 7557 FROM 9AM SATURDAY MORNING!!!

ORDERS MADE BEFORE 9AM SATURDAY WILL BE DISREGARDED NOR REPLIED TO. NO LIFE STORIES. THANKS FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING!

YOU CAN ALSO HEAD TO OUR DISCOGS PAGE WHERE ONE COPY OF EVERYTHING IS UP FOR SALE. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO KEEP OUR DISCOGS STOCK UP TO DATE DURING THE DAY, BUT THINGS COULD GET FREAKY….

ALL ORDERS COME ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS, WE WILL DO OUR VERY BEST TO SATISFY YOUR FUNKY NEEDS!

ALSO CHECK OUR INSTAGRAM STORIES EVERY HOUR FROM MIDDAY-4PM FOR THE HOURLY FUNK REPORTS WHERE WILL BE THROWING A FEW EXTRA BITS & BOBS INTO THE MIX!

 

We will be doing FREE FUNK DELIVERIES from Saturday on wards. We will NOT BE DOING CLICK & COLLECT on SATURDAY. You can prearrange a pick up from Sunday onwards.

 

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NORTHSIDE RECORDS label RELEASE EX-OLYMPIAN

This is the 25th release on the label. A great moment to share with the man who made me start the label Liam McGorry.

Ex-Olympian is the new musical vessel for Liam McGorry – songwriter & musician for SASKWATCH, the band that launched the label and also the dreams of so many young KIDS in town who loved to get down. Named after the neon sign that adorns ‘Borsari’s Corner’ in Melbourne’s Lygon St, Ex-Olympian reflects the times we all need to shift things forward into a new phase. Musically, things are shifting gears too.

Liam McGorry has always made sure things are in the right pocket, I mean in the groove. And this project EX OLYMPIAN brings together so many of his great elements to create a new sound. A fresh sound. Welcome people to DREAM FUNK. Using Graeme Pogson on the drums means that its got the sweet beat, with Liam using his trumpet and on the track “Voices In My Head” its Liam’s first recording of him signing on a track too! Sound wild! The B side Liam enlists the help of his old friend NKECHE ANELE (Saskwatch) to sing the dreamy sounds on the b side, “LILAC YOUTH”, the next hot single coming off the debut album. 

Liam’s new music has been warmly received especially in his home town of Melbourne where Community radio has embraced it as another McGorry sureshot! 

LISTEN HERE

 

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LOCKDOWN STAGE 4 – we are OPEN for online trading

THE STOREFRONT IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED ONCE AGAIN HOWEVER YOU CAN DIG WITH US ONLNE!

We are offering FREE FUNK DELIVERIES for all orders $50+ within 15km of FUNK HQ! 

You can order via email, phone or Discogs

Please reply to this email with what records you’d like to purchase or call us on

(03) 9417 7557.

If there’s a record you don’t see here but you are interested in and see if we can do some funk investigating & sourcing of it for you. 

Our lifelong offer of free shipping nation-wide for all orders of $100 or more continues!

We’re still trading online on Discogs HERE

If you’re looking to sell or trade used records, email or call us to arrange an appointment.

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WE ARE BACK

The Shop is open!

Thanks to everybody who supported us though the last 10 weeks.

The funk deliveries that have been keeping me so happy over the last little while will continue but with some funk conditions. In order to keep safe AND funky we are extending the free postage deal with a local funk delivery within a couple of days of the sugar……*

OPENING MONDAY 1st JUNE 2020 with reduced hours.

12 – 5pm 

DAILY

 

The shop has been cleaned, preened, gleamed,and steamed. Step inside, you wont believe your eyes, nose, ears, and even tears. We went deeper than Bernard Purdie’s back catalog.
We have hand sanitizer and diggin’ gloves on entry. All records are sleeved.

Please stay home if you feel unfunky. Remember we can funk deliver to you.
Stay safe and funky. 

We have put out the first crate of SECOND HAND records since the lockdown, come and admire the view. These will be written out by Thursdays VIEW FROM THE NORTHSIDE email.

 * spend over $100 and receive FREE POSTAGE all over AUSTRALIA and or free delivery within 15kms of FUNK HQ.

See you SOOOOOON. 

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NORTHSIDE RECORDS history

Northside Records: The Soul of Melbourne

Photo Credit: The Vinyl Factory

Photo Credit: The Vinyl Factory

Nestled in the bend of the vibrant Gertrude Street precinct there’s a particularly distinctive record store, unique in both looks and personality. In appearance, it’s hard to miss – swathed in an incandescent sky blue, Northside Records sticks out like a beacon. The store has been an important nexus for the Melbourne music community since 2002, championing funk, soul, jazz, reggae and underground dance music in a city that has not always held a reputation as an epicentre for soul and funk music. A few months ago, Questlove nominated Melbourne as the soul and funk capital of the world, Chris Gill’s Northside Records has been central to the reputation….

to read on CLICK HERE!!!!!

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