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Funk/Soul

Tracks

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Eskatology & Lenin Marrón - Calm The Fire     Hip Hop, Funk 25/02/2017
A track about the struggle for aboriginal rights, and the black lives matter campaign.

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Hazlett - Cool it Child     Funk/Soul, Atmospheric, Chill, Electronic 25/02/2017
Hazlett has been labouring over a melodic and stirring body of work in Scandinavia, but has now returned to his native Australia with part i of his EP series HONEY, WHERE IS MY HOME
I was always told you can't run away from life, you must face it head on like a man. After running away to the north however, i wrote this inner monologue that challenged that. I learnt that while all problems must be faced eventually, isolation can give you some perspective.

Cool Explosions - Cold Fire     Electronic, Pop, Soul, RnB 24/02/2017
Hardwired in Melbourne, Cool Explosions venture out from a pulsing underground landscape of glitchcore electronica, RnB reboots & late night neo-soul jams with a grinding, uncompromising ultra-pop.
‘Cold Fire’, the band’s debut single, is a desire-charged invitation to sensual surrender. Mixed and mastered by Lachlan Carrick (Miami Horror, Gotye), the track administers rushes of autobahn arcadia, weaving woozy RnB deliriums of synth anaesthetics with swoons of sample driven soul.

Caprice Quinn - No More Silhouettes (feat. Kaylah Truth and Elena Maria Wangurra)     Hip Hop, RnB, Soul 22/02/2017
Hailed as the 'urban siren call 2016 was waiting for', Caprice Quinn's debut release Le Femme showcases her slow-burn R'n'B style, reminiscent of 90s, yet undeniably relevant to now.
Thought provoking and inspiring, 'No More Silhouettes' is the sonic spark of a revolution; Urban siren Caprice Quinn features Aussie rap queen, Kaylah Truth and Elena Maria Wangurra, in an all-women collaboration that celebrates and supports International Women's Day in its call to be #BeBoldForChange on March 8.

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Spectoral - Daydreaming     Funk/Soul, RnB, Electronic, Downbeat 21/02/2017
While Spectoral takes influence from chillwave, alt-RnB and soul, his sound is also heavily inspired by the fuzzy, imperfect, nostalgia-driven downtempo of Boards of Canada and early 2000s trip-hop.
With flavours of trip-hop melding seamlessly with 2016 beat-smithing, Spectoral delivers dark, sexy fire on 'Daydreaming', a track that explores the guilt-ridden lust of cheaters.

Iluka - Blue My Soul     Funk/Soul, Chill, Atmospheric 17/02/2017
Inspired by her freewheeling travels, the music that Iluka pours herself into creating is not just music for the sake of music. It is art for the soul's purpose.
ILUKA has looked to distant lands to capture the essence of movement, light and youthful yearning. As the words fall from her howling tongue they paint a time, a place and a landscape so wildly vivid her journey becomes just as much yours as it is experientially her own.

The Meltdown - Don't Hesitate     Funk/Soul, Rock, Blues, Country 17/02/2017
Melbourne based Soul/Jazz/Blues. Brought to you buy the purveyors of the finest radioactive gospel. The Meltdown. Featuring the iridescent Simon Burke. Debut LP out April 7th, 2017.
Joyous, upbeat and fiery, ‘Don’t Hesitate’ lifts us up and onto the dance floor urging us to push aside our fears and troubles and live in the moment. Blazing horns, sugar sweet backing vocals and Simon Burke’s honey voice take us back to the days of Stax and Motown.

The Delta Riggs - June Gloom     Rock, Electronic, Atmospheric, Soul 16/02/2017
The Delta Riggs are back with new single “June Gloom” from third album Active Galactic. "June Gloom" still captures the bands unique psychedelic energy that is most definitely their own.
June Gloom is the third track from Sydney band The Delta Riggs.

Story Teller - Just Like That..     Blues/Roots, Folk, Easy Listening, Blues 16/02/2017
Storytelling music is something traditional yet uncomplicated acoustic guitar arrangement with soul voice that goes beyond.
Uplifting Love song based on 'try again' theme.

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MAR-APR
NT/VIC/WA

Other tracks by Story Teller:  Please Don't Get me Started...  -  Listen To My Whispers...
Saatsuma - Isolate     Electronic, Pop, Soul 15/02/2017
Saatsuma is a Melbourne-based electronic project, a collaboration between Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues.
A collaboration between Memphis Kelly and Cesar Rodrigues, Isolate explores the destructive nature of complacency, and the notion that disengaging from the issues around us will only lead to further decline. Mixed by Dream Kit and mastered by Adam Dempsey. 'Isolate' is the first taste of Saatsuma’s debut album.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

Jazz Party - Talking In Your Sleep     Funk/Soul 10/02/2017
Jazz Party is like nothing you have seen before or will likely see again - a wild shindig collides with a cult gathering.
A dark Phil Spector-esque ballad of love and jealousy. Secrets and lies. Orchestrated with luscious vocals, vibraphones, baritone sax and Loretta Miller's stunning vocal debut.

Jackal or Tiger - Let Me Down Easy     Funk/Soul, Soul, Blues, Retro 09/02/2017
Jackal or Tiger is a funk and blues band hailing from the mountains tops! Aka Katoomba delivering high energy wah wahs and phat rolls!
'Let Me Down Easy' is an upbeat funky number with Stevie Wonder inspired keyboard tones and thick kit hits. The song is about losing yourself, while finding a level of comfort amongst it, but begging for it to "let you do down easy" when you sober up.

Other tracks by Jackal or Tiger:  Wilma  -  What We Got
Kingswood - Golden     Rock, Soul 09/02/2017
ARIA-nominated, Melbourne rockers Kingswood today expose a new side of their music with the release of the soulful new single ‘Golden’
‘Golden’, which premiered via the airwaves on triple j’s Goodnights, is a seductive, slow jam, which again highlights the unexpected and subtler nuances about what lies beneath Kingswood’s rock n’ roll swagger.

Francesca de Valence - Yellow (feat. Megalodon)     Pop, Hip Hop, Soul 08/02/2017
"Uplifting. Enlightening. Empowering” – Music is my Muse
'Yellow feat. Megalodon' is a song to honour the sun, the earth and magnificent love. May this joyous, unconditionally-loving song help to put a skip back in our collective step. Crystalline vocals with clean Aussie Hip Hop. Empowering!

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Kyle Lionhart - Call Back Home     Folk, Soul, Acoustic 08/02/2017
Neo-folk and soul singer-songwriter, Kyle Lionhart, boasts one of the most incredible new voices in Australian music.
Produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, Washington, Cub Sport), 'Call Back Home' is a soaring indie-soul meets folk ballad about self-reflection. “It’s about avoiding that darker side of yourself, the side of ourselves that we consistently distract and sedate only for it to explode at the worst possible moments."

The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack - Sorry Hills     Funk/Soul, Rock, Pop, RnB 08/02/2017
Until recently, The Cactus Channel were easily introduced as integral members of the Soul-music scene in Melbourne. Well-known for their musicianship and compositional skills fundamental to making compelling instrumental music.
The first track of this collaborative EP treads a thin line between alt-soul and the best of indie pop, swimming in compelling atmospherics and deftly weaving Cromack’s rich, drawling vocal and disarming, meditative lyrics through the band’s typically intuitive arrangements.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)

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FEB
VIC/ACT/NSW/TAS

Alphamama - Stranger In Asia     Hip Hop, Rap, Soul 03/02/2017
Alphamama is not your run of the mill singer. She is a forward-thinking, entrepreneurial artist. Commanding her space, she engages her audience through raw and evocative performances.
‘Stranger In Asia’ tells the story of a cosmic creatress who finds herself wondering how things got so bad and embarks on the journey to remember who she is and how to get her power back.

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FEB
NSW/VIC

The Mob - Courage and Excellence     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous, Funk, Blues 03/02/2017
Written, recorded and filmed over 5 days in the remote community of Walgett in Northwest NSW. An outcome of a Desert Pea Media community project with Walgett Community College.
This song is one of those rare positive, uplifting stories from remote Indigenous Australia. Desert Pea Media productions are developed to empower and inspire both audience and storyteller alike. Listen in and join the movement.

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Chitra - Fade     Folk, Soul 31/01/2017
If the Alabama Shakes and Bon Iver had a child, then Beyoncé adopted her, that child would be Chitra; an intimate songwriter blessed with the voice of yesterday’s soul heroines.
'Fade' is a track written by Chitra about the struggle of letting something go and knowing its already gone.

Other tracks by Chitra:  Crash & Burn  -  Linger
Miriam Lieberman - Legacy     Folk, Acoustic, Easy Listening, Soul 31/01/2017
A powerful singer songwriter playing guitar and kora in her own unique style. Added are sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies of violinist Lara Goodridge and cellist Kate Adams
Open the morning / the sun is arising / orange and yellow in the sky. As the moon goes fading into white / knowing it's all a letting go / only my soul I will keep. But the morning is a glow / with the legacy / the lasting legacy.

Other tracks by Miriam Lieberman:  I Awake  -  Here Is The Rhythm