HopeStreet receives label funding from Australia Council

We’re proud to announce we’ve just received funding from Australia Council to increase our output over the next 12 months!

The funding is under the new Recording Initiative category which this year is supporting 11 Australian labels including Mistletone, Two Bright Lakes and Chapter Music. Some good company to be in!


New 7″ by The PutBacks feat. Nai Palm Out Now

Stop what you’re doing. Lovers of soul, funk, and all the other good grease need to get on this 45 real quick. HopeStreet Recordings brings you a collaboration between Australia’s hottest soul voice, Nai Palm, and Australia’s heaviest rhythm section, The PutBacks, on that classic, classic joint Spanish Harlem. The Worm, a typically heavy PutBacks instrumental on the flip rounds out two smokin’ sides of Burn City soul.

Get it now from HopeStreet or in stores from Monday.

Watch Karate Boogaloo live at the Tropical Brunswick mixtape launch

Karate Boogaloo are the funky funky rhythm section behind The Cactus Channel and they opened the night we ran at The Shadow Electric last November to launch our Tropical Brunswick Mixtape.

Thanks to Cesar and Blank Tape Music for shooting the night for us.

The Bombay Royale recording their second album

Late last year we began work on the 2nd full length recording from The Bombay Royale.  We’re on the way to finishing the mixdown which is pretty exciting.  In the meantime, here’s a peek into the studio when we tracked the band (pretty much all live).

Download “Dilo”, from the upcoming San Lazaro 12″

Our latest release is a 12″ from San Lazaro featuring 5 gritty salsa tracks.  You can download one of them today for free below, and pre-order the 12″ or CD to be the first to get a copy.

Free track from The Putbacks

Here’s a free tune for you this Friday! It’s a bonus track from our next 7″ by The Putbacks featuring Nai Palm, out March 2014. It’s a long wait, but In The Dirt should help you bide your time.

Tropical Brunswick Photos

The Tropical Brunswick Mixtape Launch was a huge success, with the convent chock full of people getting down to the sounds of funk, latin, afro and bollywood rhythms. Thanks to Tim Chmielewski who documented the whole evening on camera and shared his work with us – check out his other work here.

And if you haven’t heard/downloaded the free mixtape by Jumps yet, you can stream and download here.

Tropical Brunswick Mixtape Launch





Saturday the 2nd of November sees a super-charged night of music at The Shadow Electric with freakadelic Bollywood goodness from The Bombay Royale, hot salsa and Latin funk from San Lazaro and a selection of rarities, versions and remixes from the funk and soul closet with Karate Boogaloo – the Cactus Channel rhythm section and their guests. It’s all in aid of launching HopeStreet’s Tropical Brunswick Mixtape, mixed by DJ Jumps.

What does Tropical Brunswick sound like? Don’t wait for global warming to find out. Unreleased gold from HopeStreet Recordings’ 2014 release schedule and hits and obscurities from the back catalog rub shoulders in the mix under the deft hands of DJ Jumps. Latin and afro bump up against funk, soul and spaghetti cinematica. It’s that hot analog sound you love, but you can get it on the interweb! The first 50 through the door receive a Hopestreet showbag containing the mixtape by DJ Jumps and a free 7″ vinyl from the catalog.

 HopeStreet Recordings – we’re not revivalising, we’re revitalising.

Wooden Boy Tour

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New video: The Cactus Channel in the studio

The Cactus ChannelNot so long ago this year, spent a total of 5 days in the studio to create their second full-length, Wooden Boy.  Oscar Strangio documented the session with both photo and video.  Here we present How Did This Happen? which opens Side B on the LP.  You can also check out Oscar’s photo gallery for some pretty awesome shots of the band in the studio.  You can check out more of Oscar’s work on tumblr at worldthroughmylens.tumblr.com

Congrats to The Cactus Channel for selling out their launch last Friday at Northcote Social Club (and almost selling out the Thursday!)

Listen to Wooden Boy at hopestreetrecordings.com/woodenboy