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Music Director Picks

This playlist contains tracks endorsed by community radio Music Directors. Check back regularly to find great music that you might have missed!

Contributors: Stephen Goodhew (FBi Radio), Simon Winkler (3RRR), Cameron Dunsford (3PBS), Luke Penman (Radio Adelaide), Gloria Brancatisano (SYN), Chris Cobcroft (4ZZZ), Emily Nicol (Koori Radio), Aeron Clark (Edge Radio) & Will Backler (RTR FM).

Tracks

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Tornado Wallace - Today (Feat. Sui Zhen)     Electronic, Pop 07/02/2017
1st blowing a gale as a forerunner of the new wave of Melbourne dance producers, Tornado Wallace’s distinct and perceptive electronics finds him in a constant rotation of both hemispheres.
Multi-lingual balearic pop collaboration with Sui Zhen.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

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Other tracks by Tornado Wallace:  Voices  -  Trance Encounters
Sweet Whirl - Small Talk     Rock, Folk, Atmospheric 06/02/2017
Sweet Whirl is the solo vehicle for Esther Edquist (Superstar, Bedroom Suck), conjuring densely beautiful moods and storylines with just bass and vocals - on Melbourne label Nice Music.
A moody drift through late night dalliances and tribulations.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

Other tracks by Sweet Whirl:  Work Again  -  Buffalo Int.
Still Works - Half Full     Electronic, Pop, Psychedelic 06/02/2017
Tori Holleman (Retiree), Matthew Hadley (Total Giovanni) and Chris Chrisafi (Teaser Pony) make up Still Works, a bass line driven, new wavey, hypnotic pop band.
'Still Works' first single. This track features some smooshy, hypnotic grooves and really interesting production, offset by a captivating, honest vocal.

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Other tracks by Still Works:  You Or Me Or Both
Scraps - Touch Blue     Pop, House, Electronic 06/02/2017
Brisbane “dehydrated disco” producer Laura Hill draws from a persuasive mood-board of 80’s hairdresser magazines bleaching in the desert, cubist synth-pop, and disaster fascination.
Driving, house influenced sun soaked synth pop.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

Methyl Ethel - Ubu     Pop, Rock, Psychedelic 26/01/2017
Methyl Ethel have shared 'Ubu', the new single taken from their upcoming album, Everything Is Forgotten out Friday 3rd March via Dot Dash / Remote Control Records.
Following ‘No. 28’ is ‘Ubu’, a frenetic pop song inspired by Alfred Jarre’s surrealist play Ubu Roi. A self-portrait of self-flagellation and guilt. Its companion video, directed by Paxi, takes some of its absurdist cues from Jarre.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

ON TOUR
JAN-FEB
VIC/NSW/WA

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Biscotti - Instamatic     Pop, Experimental 25/01/2017
Multi-instrumentalist Biscotti never settles for one style or sound, incorporating elements of synth pop, disco, hip-hop and funk to create an exciting alternative pop sound.
‘Instamatic’ is the second single to be released from ‘Like Heaven in the Movies’ and shows Biscotti’s versatility and creative flair. The track is an electro-rock fusion of Biscotti’s signature synths, Ori’s resplendent vocals and a cutting electric guitar that carries the song to it’s conclusion.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

ON TOUR
MAR-APR
SA/VIC/NSW/QLD/WA

Other tracks by Biscotti:  Jeannie Brown  -  Leave the Gun, Take the Cannoli
Huntly - Please     Electronic, Pop, RnB, Gay Alligned 19/01/2017
Huntly is a trio from Melbourne, creating "doof you can cry to".
‘Please’ is a tropical garage/2 step beat plagued by singers, Charlie’s and Elspeth’s aches for a lost lover. Continuing their theme of self-described “Doofs you can cry to,” ‘Please’ is a story of longing, anguish and catharsis.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

Other tracks by Huntly:  Templehof
Jade Imagine - Walkin' Around     Pop, Rock 21/12/2016
Jade Imagine is the new musical project of Melbourne based musician Jade McInally who has been a member of bands such as Tantrums, Teeth & Tongue and Jess Ribeiro.
'Walkin' Around' was written & recorded by Jade Imagine with help from good mate Tim Harvey on production and mixing duties. The song is contemplative and introspective.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

Wade Jackson - She Burn     Pop, Electronic, Ambience, Chill 15/12/2016
Stuck somewhere between a classic 1980s movie title sequence and a stroke of 70’s Krautrock duo, Neu! She Burn is the latest offering from Wallacia raised multi-instrumentalist/producer, Wade Jackson.
Stuck somewhere between a classic 1980s movie title sequence and a stroke of 70’s Krautrock duo, Neu! Floating music with ethereal harmonies.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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Pow! Negro - Hidle Ho     Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk, Rock 08/12/2016
Pow! Negro is a six piece consisting of slick guitars, tasteful electronics, banging drums, smooth sax and fluid rhymes. They're live show is electric and eclectic.
'Hidle Ho' sees the band merging jazz and hip-hop elements with an aggressive vocal style that falls somewhere between the energetic bounces of Zac De La Rocha and the funk come street verses of Mos Def all coming together in the bedroom-recorded sophomore track.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Segue Safari - Colour TV     Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Experimental 07/12/2016
Segue Safari craft stylish and modern alt-pop, taking cues from genre greats (settling somewhere between Eno & The Shins) to harness a pop sensibility and instinct that foreshadows greatness.
The swinging rhythms and polychrome atmospheres of Colour TV expertly weave subtle melody with off-kilter psych-pop sensibilities into a catchy, forward-thinking earworm.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

Premiss - Let You Know (Feat. Marksman Lloyd and Coin Banks)     Hip Hop, Soul 06/12/2016
Led by bandleader Brendan Scott Grey, Premiss is an 8 piece band from Perth all about pushing the limits of hip-hop.
Using an impressive eight piece band as its medium, Let You Know was musically written in its entirety and then presented to Marksman Lloyd and Coin Banks. The story that came to the MC's first was the one recorded; the one allowed to live in that moment.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

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Other tracks by Premiss:  Come n Get It (Feat. Hyclass)  -  Better Come Right (Feat. Drapht)
Feels - Pipe Dream     Electronic, Dance, Experimental 06/12/2016
Feels is the collaboration between Perth based percussionists Elise Reitze and Rosie Taylor. Blending percussion and electronics to produce rhythms of obscurity and eclectic sound worlds.
'Pipe dream' is an exploration of a more upbeat and denser sound from Feels. The lush synths and driving percussion make it their most dance styled track yet.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

Mezko - Everyone     Electronic, Pop 03/12/2016
Dark, all female two-piece electro-rock from Sydney.
'Everyone' reveals the duo's darker side with driving techno beats, acid riffs and eastern inspired hooks. The track continues to define the pair's unique sound as a follow up to the obscure, dark pop of their first single for 2016, 'Trust'.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Childsaint - Used Up     Rock, Garage, Grunge 02/12/2016
"Perth all-gal band Childsaint inspire audiences with their unique take on lo-fi garage rock... melancholic, grungy rock that will leave you utterly spellbound." - FBi Radio Sydney
Darker and more haunting than Childsaint's previous releases, 'Used Up' is a step into heavier territory, with doom-like choruses slotted between hypnotic verses, a unique approach to garage/grunge rock.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA)

Whispering Jackie - My Phone     Metal/Punk, Garage, Grunge 02/12/2016
Fronted by Sare Hawes, Sydney’s Whispering Jackie have been making music that’s unapologetic and bursting with raw honesty since the band's formation in early 2016.
'My Phone' is a tongue-in-cheek song about society's growing aversion to real-life personal contact. At first listen, 'My Phone' appears to be a classic garage rock song, but explodes into a driving sing-a-long in the chorus.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Other tracks by Whispering Jackie:  Casino Mate
Sun Sap - Hanging Hearts     Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Garage 30/11/2016
Formed on the South Coast of NSW, Sun Sap blend surf n soul and garage rock n roll.
“Hanging Hearts” is a blend of West Coast garage-rock ‘n’ roll, psych and soul; it beams with signature honky-tonk quirks, intoxicating swagger and woozy, sun-soaked riffs.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Jack Grace - Nice To Meet You     Electronic 29/11/2016
Captivating and enigmatic Sydney songwriter and producer Jack Grace releases new single Nice To Meet You, lifted from his stunning debut EP River which is out now via Create/Control.
'On Nice To Meet You', Grace holds nothing back, his vocals soar alongside driving beats, electric piano and glitchy deconstructed production. He draws on an eclectic backdrop of electronica, footwork, gospel and post dubstep boldly blending textures, genres and ideas.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Ziggy - Black Face     Hip Hop, Indigenous 24/11/2016
Ziggy is an emerging hip hop artist out of Perth, WA.
Black Face tackles what it is to be Indigenous in modern Australia.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA), Emily Nicol, Koori Radio (NSW)

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Ziggy - Black Thoughts     Hip Hop, Indigenous 22/11/2016
Ziggy is an emerging hip hop artist out of Perth, WA. His latest EP Black Thoughts depicts an Insightful experience into the landscape of race relations in modern Australia.
Black Thoughts is a landmark release in discussions regarding race relations in Australia.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio (NSW)