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Its a gift, its a lift, its a show, its a know. James Brown died on XMAS day in 2006 to save your funky funky soul. Thats a known fact. Join us as we dance for Mr Hot Pants on Wednesday 25th December at THE CURTIN. It is also the day that we launch the latest and greatest tribute 45 to the great man.


Side A features the KB’s take on Doing It To Death, the 1973 James Brown classic featuring the classic Fred Wesley-led JBs band. Side B carries a brand new Karate Boogaloo original, the dark, bubbling instrumental Booger’s Season.

This special release on Fitzroy’s finest Northside Records imprint is the second in a series of Christmas James Brown tribute 45s, following 2016’s These Are The J.B.’s b/w The Joy Of Giving (The Drummer Some).

Doing It To Death b/w Booger’s Season will be available in limited numbers on the hallowed 45rpm 7″ vinyl format, in local Melbourne record stores from Saturday Dec 7th. The release will be available digitally across streaming platforms from Friday Dec 13th. $15 each…..

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Mayfield and Showtime Quintet performing instore

Northside is proud to introduce two fresh bands – MAYFIELD and The SHOWTIME QUINTET feat. 1/6 and Class A. Both line-ups will bring the funk to Northside Records on Saturday October 15th from 2pm, and both bands are lauching new 7″ singles on the day. It’s going to be a fun Saturday afternoon!


MAYFIELD are a funky soul band headed by soul queen Carla Troiano. She has rocked Women Of Soul before and been singing about for a while now. The girl has skills. Backed by Melbourne toughest funk backbeat, Ivan “CHOI” Katchoyan, these guys are ready to do it to it. New Mayfield 45 out on Choi Records

TOM SHOWTIME has been making the party jump for a while now. Playing sax, making beats and inviting friends to lay down great vocals over his treats is a good recipe. Here he calls on legendary MC from The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra 1/6,  and good friend, female MC Class A to make it all work. And work it does!!! Performing as the Showtime Quintet. New 45 out on Groove Penguin Records

More info: Tom Showtime |  Class A  |  1/6

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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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JAPAN – land of the rising FUNK!

Shin, manager of MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO stepped in this week to hand me some gooooodnes. Available at only 2 other stores WORLDWIDE the Japanese funk band MOUNTAIN MOCHA KILIMANJARO are a sensation. Their series of 7″s have been making waves around the world. One side original the other a cover it is a great way to make people dance.

I got the last copies in the world of the first in the series THE PREACHER / GET YOUR POINT OVER. The next in the series is the burner, the tune  that flew to number one on the Japanese jazz charts. Sure, it ain’t jazz, its super funky! STOMPIN JOE / TOO HIGH, thats right, the Stevie Wonder classic! Then there is the third which gets a little rockier WHAT SATISFIES YOU IF YOU CANT GET ENOUGH / EXODUS, yes a Bob Marley funk version. $14 EACH


Then get ready for some more, the drummer TIGER, or YOSUKE TOMINAGA has given Northside a rare priviledge, a WORDLWIDE EXCLUSIVE. His 45’s are NOT sold at shops, just his gigs in Japan, but a small number have found their way to Northside. These two 45’s are super heavy drum based funk joints. Almost library styles in their bigness. Just drums and bass, a few little surprises, but just the bigness…$15 EACH…only a handful left….


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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!



QUANTIC AND ALICE RUSSELL "Look Around the Corner"

QUANTIC AND ALICE RUSSELL "Look Around the Corner"



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Did you hear that?

FUNK 45 OF THE MONTH (November 2009)

Brownout is an 8 piece funk band from Texas. Featuring former Ocote Soul Sounds member, Adrian Quesada on guitars, this release blends sax, trombone, flute, trumpet, keyboards, strings and hard percussion. Both sides are instrumental.
“Nawlins” is an uptempo funky disco joint with dangerous amounts of saxophone*. If you’re looking for a bit of a party starter (at the risk of losing all credibility as a funk DJ) this will be a solid addition to any collection.
“C130” is a bit more laid back, with some tasteful breaks and heavy strings thrown into the mix. There’s a big breakdown in the middle of this tune, reminiscent of “Ashley’s Roachclip /Paid in Full”. Had this tune dropped 35 years ago, it would stand proud with such names as the Skull Snaps and The Soul Searchers. Heavy.

* warning: may induce white man’s overbite.

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