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Funk/Soul

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Caiti Baker - Wolf     Funk/Soul, RnB, Soul 02/08/2017
Darwin’s Caiti Baker is one of Australia’s strongest genre-bending collaborators, creating a unique and contemporary take on urban NT inspired indie soul.
This first taste of forthcoming album ‘Wolf’ is a streetwise urban groove, laced with stunning harmonies and a unique layering of electronic and acoustic instrumentation that stamps her musical authority and delivers a stiff message to those who prejudge what Caiti Baker is all about.

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Blues And Roots Album (Zinc)

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year (National Awards), Live Voice of the Year (NT Awards), Live Bassist of the Year (National Awards) - Zoe Hauptmann

Damen Samuel - Live The Life     Funk/Soul, RnB, Soul, Pop 02/08/2017
Damen Samuel creates beautiful and soulful melodies with an acoustic guitar and a warm, smooth voice. Emotional songs that resonate with your inner moments of zen and nostalgia.
'Live the Life' is a collaboration with NYC-based artist Lord Toph, who produced the track and makes up the second part of this duet. It's a modern day R&B tune with glimpses of the 80's and 90's but all with a distinct feel of the here and now.

Mojo Juju - Think Twice     Funk/Soul, Funk, Pop 02/08/2017
To mark the release of her glorious new single ‘Think Twice’, Melbourne’s own Mojo Juju is poised to take her incomparable live show on the road.
Representing yet another bold and seemingly effortless evolution in style for the sonic alchemist, ‘Think Twice’ is an irrepressibly seductive introduction to Juju’s latest musical incarnation. As unpredictable and dynamic as ever, Juju trades the sounds that have long defined her for some energising new urban flavours.

PERFORMING AT THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS AFTER PARTY

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: R&B or Soul Live Act of the Year (National Awards)

POW! Negro - Hold My Tongue     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Rap, Hip Hop 02/08/2017
Fremantle six piece POW! Negro merge elements of jazz, hip-hop and psych with an aggressive vocal style that falls somewhere between Zack de la Rocha and Mos Def.
“Hold My Tongue” sees drummer/composer Rhys Hussey come to the front with his soulful vocals perfectly complimenting charismatic frontman Nelson Mondlane’s lyrical spitfire.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Will Backler, RTRFM, Perth (WA), Zara Kravchenko , SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year (WA Awards)

Liv Cartledge - Heard Your Name     Folk, Acoustic, Soul, Pop 01/08/2017
Indie folk goddess Liv Cartledge brings us her new up tempo single ‘Heard Your Name’ brandishing her trademark raspy voice and storytelling prowess.
Indie folk goddess Liv Cartledge brings us her new up tempo single ‘Heard Your Name’ brandishing her trademark raspy voice and storytelling prowess.

Shameem - I Love You, But     Funk/Soul, RnB, Soul 29/07/2017
Nu-soul songstress Shameem combines phat urban beats with her gravity-defying vocals, jazz-tinged chords, and thought-provoking lyrics. A self-managed, independent artist, Shameem writes and co-produces her own tracks.
I Love You, But has an ear-worm hook with a heavy urban beat and a deliciously dark, brooding quality. While the song is personal to Shameem and the lyrics stem from a broken relationship, the music video produced by Alucinor Productions boldly takes on the topical issue of problem gambling.

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Other tracks by Shameem:  Just A Show  -  Pass It On
Damen Samuel - Tomorrow     Blues/Roots, Soul, Pop, Folk 28/07/2017
Damen Samuel creates beautiful and soulful melodies with an acoustic guitar and a warm, smooth voice. Emotional songs that resonate with your inner moments of zen and nostalgia.
There might be struggles and challenges in the here and now, but there is always the promise of another tomorrow, when things get better and easier. Soul meets Americana in this mid tempo tune. Gospel like harmonies woven in with modern day storytelling, accompanied by a live band.

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The Harpoons - Do You Want My Love?     Funk/Soul, Pop, RnB 28/07/2017
The Harpoons are a Melbourne 4-piece, breathing fresh new life into neon-soul, pop and RnB.
“Do You Want My Love” takes lo-fi dance music to a whole new level. Crunchy beats and sampled percussion introduce the piece. Soon melodic keys take over, driving you to the hook where a chorus of angelic voices begs: “Do You Want My Love”.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

True Vibenation - Heaps Good (Samuel L Jackson)     Funk/Soul, Electronic, World, Hip Hop 26/07/2017
Blending earth shattering bass, big brass, African rhythms and hip-hop, True Vibenation signal a new generation of artists making the music of true global citizens.
‘Heaps Good (Samuel L Jackson)’ will chaperone you out of your seats, armed with an instrument in one hand, your heart in another and music as a chosen strategy to combat oppression, urging you to join the global protest against injustice.

Other tracks by True Vibenation:  Heaps Good (Samuel L Jackson) (Clean version)
The Sand Dollars - Love Dust     Pop, Soul, RnB, Hip Hop 24/07/2017
Reminiscent of The Last of The Shadow Puppets via Mark Ronson, these lads nod their caps to the 60s reverb pop stars but dig deep into new soul and RnB.
Taking cues from Morcheeba, The Avalanches and even Sade you’re dropped deep into the ocean and led away by the call of sirens. True Live singer Ryan Ritchie brings his narration to the story and then you’re deep into the movie again, slowly.

Other tracks by The Sand Dollars:  No Cigar  -  I Need
Big Words - Miss Your Mind     Hip Hop, Soul, Funk 21/07/2017
Big Words hit us with their debut single, ‘The Answer’, late last year which has already wracked up over 700,000 Spotify streams.
“The song ‘Miss Your Mind’ relates to a time where your best friend isn't as close as they usually are. The thing you miss the most  is someone's mind, especially when it's out of reach.” - Big Words


MUSIC CO-COORDINATOR PICK: Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

Joyride - Kings and Queens     Funk/Soul, Electronic, Pop 21/07/2017
As a musician, performer, DJ and social maverick, Joyride is one of the biggest personalities in Australian music. His recently launched solo career will see his stature grow even more.
‘Kings And Queens’, showcases Joyride's immense talent, while capturing the sentiment of people like him he sees striving to live vibrant lives against a backdrop of bullsh*t – as ever-expanding cultural sink holes continue to form in the cities and towns we love.

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The CB3 - This Is Just A Trill     Funk/Soul, Instrumental, Hip Hop, Jazz 21/07/2017
The CB3 are an instrumental R&B/hip-hop trio lead by Melbourne guitarist Cristian Barbieri. His tunes are melodic and catchy, with deep grooves and pop-like structure.
A tune cooked up when mixing Claude Debussy with J Dilla. A coasting instrumental groove track with amazing feel.

Other tracks by The CB3:  This Is What 60bmp Feels Like  -  Howard
Lisa Crawley - Wedding Band     Pop, Soul, Alternative Country, Retro 20/07/2017
With a catalogue boasting two albums and three EPs, countless collaborations, tours, television appearances and acclaimed projects, Lisa Crawley has earned her reputation as one of Australasia's most well-respected musicians.
‘Wedding Band’ has a nostalgic Motown feel combined with dark chamber pop hooks and instrumentation. Crawley’s vocal evokes a unique sense of darkness combined with humour and honesty. The track features Fats Kaplin (fiddle and steel player for Jack White/ Beck) and is produced by Arcade Fire's Howard Bilerman.

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Alizarin Crimson - Limbo     Funk/Soul, Pop, Blues, RnB 13/07/2017
Adelaide soulstress channeling everyone from Ella Fitzgerald, Etta James and Nina Simone, to Amy Winehouse and Lana Del Ray
Funk-soul infused pop. Pounding crisp drum beat, with a heavy base, along with empowering vocals and lyrics that describe being in a state of 'limbo'

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Luke Penman, Radio Adelaide, Adelaide (SA)

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Elsie and The Vibe - Riverside     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 13/07/2017
If you threw soul, pop and RnB into a giant pot, added some sixties flavouring and seasoned with the energy of master musicians, you’d get Elsie and The Vibe.
“Riverside” is the debut single from Elsie and The Vibe’s upcoming EP. The track is “a sultry throwback of soul and R&B that builds slowly to a cavalcade of aural delights” (Flea Market Funk). The single boasts stirring melodies, vintage brass, a powerhouse chorus, and Elsie's raw, smoky, commanding vocals.

Other tracks by Elsie and The Vibe:  Naked
Love Deluxe - Spice Of Life     Electronic, Funk, Experimental 13/07/2017
Love Deluxe is a feeling. It's a beautiful sunset. It's more than climate change, it is its own climate. Sun, sweat, stream and spritz.
‘Spice of Life’ is a tricky little fay, leading the listener through a smoky door into a space filled with the type of timeless sound that is created by musicians sashaying through a live disco jam.

Other tracks by Love Deluxe:  Cool Breeze Over The Mountains
Kaiit - Natural Woman     Hip Hop, Soul 13/07/2017
With honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold eclectic style to match, 19-year-old Kaiit is alluring audiences to the sweet sound of soul.
A heartwarming tale that all of us can relate to, "Natural Woman" captures the nostalgia of when we meet someone who is capable of bringing out our true innocence and lighthearted nature. Kaiit's smooth and jazzy vocals along with quirky lyrics will surely get you reminiscing about that special someone.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW), Simon Winkler, Triple R, Melbourne (VIC)

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Other tracks by Kaiit:  2000 n SOMETHIN
Adrian Thomas - Shake A Leg     Country, Funk 13/07/2017
Drawing on a plethora of life experiences, Adrian Thomas songs cover everything from current social/political issues and navigating through the game of life.
‘Shake a Leg’ is a celebration of the traditional dance and peaceful nature of Indigenous tribes both past and present. Featuring Internationally acclaimed Percussionist David Jones, the song is a call for Treaty and recognition of Indigenous people to start the healing process between black, white and the land.

ON TOUR
JULY
NT/QLD

Other tracks by Adrian Thomas:  Isolei Au Marau (Sigh, im happy to be here)
Isla Imogen - Shake Me     Pop, Soul 13/07/2017
Singer songwriter based in Albany. Winner of the 2015 The Quest Song Writing Competition, Under 18’s Song Writing Award. Performing professionally since the age of 16.
Life reflections about the world outside.