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The Soul of Melbourne – Available now

We are very excited to present the second release from Northside Records, “The Soul of Melbourne”. The official release date is November 9, 2012, however copies of 18-track CD have been fast-tracked to Northside to coincide with RRR Album of the Week! Get yours now.


Check the RRR blurb:
This extremely impressive compilation is an acknowledgement and celebration of Melbourne’s vibrant and vital soul music community. Presented by two of the city’s leading champions and proponents of all things soulful (Northside Records’ and Triple R’s Chris Gill and The Bamboo’s Lance Ferguson) the eighteen track collection showcases some key local jazz, funk, R&B and modern beat-based outfits. Recent releases from artists such as Chet Faker and Kylie Auldist are highlighted, and featured alongside rare and unreleased songs from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra and new spiritual jazz group Menagerie.

That’s right! 18 hand-picked tunes (inc. 4 previously-unreleased exclusives) from the cream of the Melbourne soul scene. Featuring THE BAMBOOS, SASKWATCH, THE CACTUS CHANNEL, KYLIE AULDIST, ELECTRIC EMPIRE, CLAIRY BROWNE & THE BANGIN’ RACKETTES, HIATUS KAIYOTE, AKOLOTL, COOKIN’ ON 3 BURNERS & more. The official website for this record/project will launch on November 9. Stay tuned.

The official “unofficial” release party happens as part of AWME – with a stellar line-up of local artists joining forces with AWME and Northside Records to present what will be once of the most epic nights of Soul and Funk witnessed in Melbourne in recent times. Thursday Nov. 15 at Hi-Fi, Catch The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Electric Empire and more. Full details here. And that’s not all! Friday 16th Nov. sees Deep Street Soul at the Lounge, supported by Sietta and the Northside DJs (Chris Gill Experience, DJ Manchild, Mistarex, & Lewis Can Cut).

“Where’s the vinyl?” I hear you say! It’s coming – delivery of vinyl is expected early December. Vinyl features 12 tracks from the CD – especially all the cuts that have not previously been available on vinyl such as Electric Empire. Vinyl is a strictly limited press. Watch this space for news of its arrival + all Soul of Melbourne related events. We’ve also just sent our second 7″ off to manufacture. A MASSIVE double A-side 45 that is guaranteed to make you shake! More news on that in upcoming posts.

Want more? Tune in GET DOWN on RRR this week to hear Chris Gill dropping heat and chatting with some of the artists from our great new compilation. Chris Gill on RRR

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SASKWATCH sell out the Corner

thats my boys AND GIRL! This Friday’s album launch at the Corner has SOLD OUT!

If you were thinking of going wait out the front and get scalped OR you could check them out at the next couple of gigs. On Sunday they play up in BALLARAT on Sat afternoon at Karova Lounge and then on Sunday at DAYLESFORD at tThe Palais in the afternoon. Then there is the big show. THe opening night of AWME aat the HIFI Bar. Its with THE BAMBOOS, ELECTRIC EMPIRE and more local goodness. bamboos

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awesome local releases…

This week hits us with some big things!


THE PUBLIC OPINION AFRO ORCHESTRA have put out their monster afro funk jam “Mr Clean” on a 45! Its out as a part one and part 2 on the b side. YOu will need doubles! It is Australia’s first and only afro funk 45! Be a part of history.

KATALYST “Deep Impressions” CD is the 3 full length from Australia’s master dope kraftsman. Its sample laden with a party vibe that will ring out all summer. Great work form Rex on the cover as well!

Then we get local soul band THE ELECTRIC EMPIRE have made it to vinyl. Two of the sweetest soul cuts you are likely to hear. “Baby Your Lovin / I Just Wanna Give It” these will fly out the door. Nice work

Australia. The next few weeks brings out more great 45’s as well. Look out for BOMBAY ROYALE, DEEP STREET SOUL and hte45 of KATAYST’S big summer anthem!

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