Label of Love vs. HopeStreet Recordings

In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is currently hosting their latest instalment of ‘Label of Love’ – a celebration of local independent Record labels. Running from  July 3 – August 1, each show will highlight a different label and the artists signed to it, with live music, pop up merchandise stores, art exhibitions, food trucks, magicians and more. A Label of Love was born out of an idea to pay homage to the people who tirelessly work behind the scenes to support local music and promote Australian independent artists to the rest of the world.


Northside is excited to see HopeStreet flying the soul flag at Label of Love, and to make it even better – the lineup features The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, The Meltdown and The Cactus Channel, who will be launching a new single and debuting a new film clip on the night. The Shadow Electric show also marks the start of  The Cactus Channel’s Cobaw Tour. The debut of the Cobaw single and filmclip is not exclusive to the event… you can check it out right here!


We should also mention all the other dope nights still happening at Shadow Electric for the Label of Love series, which include:


More info here

, , , ,

No Comments

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra

With the federal budget about to drop like smallpox, make sure you set at least $18 aside until Saturday May 31st so you can dance away the pain with The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra at Howler in Brunswick. The POAO will be joined by Melbourne’s heaviest funk combo Deep Street Soul, plus The Vibraphonic Orkestra who bring a unique blend of afro, electronica & dub. DJ Manchild will be serving up the edutainment between the bands. The POAO are firing on all cylinders and promise a night of fire.

There is currently no tax on having a good time – so get in early. Pre-sale tickets are available.
Don’t sleep… Stand for something!


, , ,

No Comments

The Bizness this weekend

The weekend is loaded with goodness! Friday night is BROWN SUGAR at the Lounge and Saturday night is another SCATTER SCATTER in the Grace Darling Basement. It’s great to see the funk back at the Lounge after such a long hiatus, and it’s coming back full force with the likes of Ennio Styles (RRR), Manchild (PBS, POAO + Northside) , Zack Rampage (PBS) and DJ Geezey (Wax Museum + The Dojo) – it’s gonna be an all-city party!

Saturday night is looking large as well… Beat Suite is on at the Melbourne Recital Centre (featuring Aloe Blacc,  Lance Ferguson and many more), and when you’re done with sitting down there’s relief – non-stop dancing with afro, cumbia and tropical disco action at the Grace Darling. Scatter Scatter #5 features the mysterious ‘Scatter Scatter House Band’, with DJs Future Roots and Manchild. This Scatter Scatter is highly anticipated after the disappointment of the last event being cancelled, so get in early. And a heads up to all the Afro-beat lovers – Scatter Scatter #6  coming up on June 1 will feature NYC’s Ray Lugo (Koloko). Watch this space… or check the Scatter Scatter facebook thing. Scatter Scatter!!


, , , , ,

No Comments

Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque

ScatterScatter#02The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra present The Scatter Scatter Tropical Discotheque

DJ Manchild (The Public Opinion, PBS FM) steps out from the shadows of the group to bring you a new monthly night of heavy African funk, deep Island disco, fiery Colombian salsa and psychedelic Cumbia records. The POAO Sound System set will see members of the band joining him with live percussion, vocals and dance. Also along for the ride in this first installment are two of Australia’s deepest crate-diggers in Charlie Bucket (WA) and DJ Jumps.

The Grace Darling (Basement)
114 Smith St. Collingwood
Friday 13th January

The Public Opinion Sound System
DJ Charlie Bucket (WA)
DJ Jumps
DJ Manchild (PBS FM, TPOAO)

Gonna be heavy heavy heavy. Avoid death from Hard Afro Funk 45s – dance!


No Comments