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Funk/Soul

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r u f f l e s - Sunsetting     Funk/Soul, House 31/05/2017
‘r u f f l e s’ music is a collision of op-shop CDs, world flavours, obscure jazz, and dance-relics, a TR-626 and a healthy dose of pure chance.
sunsetting is a trip thru funky house flavours with a tang of indonesian flute and a naive 70's romantic vocal

Other tracks by r u f f l e s:  Stride  -  Dirty Merc
SAYAH - Addicts     Pop, Electronic, Soul, Chill 31/05/2017
Sydney singer/songwriter SAYAH's debut single “Addicts” speaks unfortunately to an all too familiar refrain of addictions to unhealthy relationships. It's a taste of her debut EP dropping later 2017.
Her debut single ‘Addicts’ addresses the all too familiar theme of addiction to unhealthy relationships and was produced by multi-talented, award winning Joel Quartermain (Meg Mac, Morgan Bain, Elki).

Belove - Hey Girl     Funk/Soul, RnB, Electronic 31/05/2017
A Melbourne based, Electronic Soul/R&B 3 piece. Combining live instrumentation with electronic drums, synths and samples to create an ambience reminiscent of James Blake, Frank Ocean and Drake.
‘Hey Girl’ is a sweet single with a bitter twist. The title suggests a flirtatious tone that can mislead listeners as the smooth vocal lures you into believing song of love, but upon closer inspection, the lyrical content communicates a complacency felt in a relationship fostering feelings of discontent.

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MMG - Fiya     Funk/Soul, Pop, RnB, Jazz 31/05/2017
Drawing inspiration from Stevie wonder, John Mayer, and D’angelo, MMG combine unique concoction of pop driven R&B with a sprinkle of soul, that moves the mind and the feet.
'Fiya' is the Debut Single from MMG's upcoming 2017 EP 'Waking Up'. Inspired by the sounds of John Mayer, Bruno Mars and Gallant 'Fiya' goes deep into the struggle of living a creative life, being torn between the ‘normal’ expectations of how to live, and following your passion.

President Street - This Day     Pop, Soul 30/05/2017
With a focus on music rather than social media - this is President Street! Songwriting, sounds, energy, emotions and feelings are what we are all about.
"This Day" is a poignant, emotional journey of sorrow and heartache that brings pop sensibilities to a beautifully delicate RnB vocal. A moving bass, subtle beats and engaging piano line all interplay to take you on a journey of contemplation, consciousness and healing.

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Timi Temple - Sorry Isn't Magic     Rock, Funk 27/05/2017
Timi Temple is an exhilarating, psychedelic groover. By becoming the ultimate 'one-man band', Temple has mastered the ideas in his head and manipulated them into music.
Influenced from the likes of Tame Impala and Methyl Ethel, his latest track 'Sorry's Not Magic', is an exhilarating, psychedelic groove, with all aspects of the track recorded and performed by Temple himself.

Brian El Dorado and the Tuesday People - Halloween     Funk/Soul, Dance 22/05/2017
We bring a lot of musical styles and training to the fray. Our live show is diverse and eclectic. Our performances and recordings are packed with passion and poise.
Recorded live straight to two inch tape at Melbourne's Sing Sing studio's in April. The song is about an argument between a couple at a Halloween party. It features live horns, an incredible live improvised guitar solo (Kumar Shome) and great keyboards.

Other tracks by Brian El Dorado and the Tuesday People:  Freeway
Ray Ramon - Jen-I-Lea     Pop, Soul, Dance, Rock 19/05/2017
Ray Ramon is an Australian Singer-Songwriter, music producer and an Actor. Although born in Nigeria, Ray became a citizen of Australia in 2006 and has won numerous Independent music awards.
The title of the song and album "Jen-I-Lea" is after my wife's name "Jenni Lea". The reason behind the song is the love I have for my wife, that feeling of wanting to appreciate everything she's done for our family. The one person who sticks around and shows much love.

Other tracks by Ray Ramon:  Jen-I-Lea (Dan Thomas Remix)(Radio Edit)  -  Jen-I-Lea (Flaskman PDT Remix)
Winston Surfshirt - Ali D     Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, Electronic 11/05/2017
Hailing from Sydney's northern beaches, Winston Surfshirt are a genre-blurring six-piece lead by singer/rapper/multi-instrumentalist Winston Surfshirt.
“Ali D” takes all the loveable components of previous single “Be About You” and adds a new disco dimension, oozing a soulful groove that you can't help but dance to.

The Goods - Make Your Move     Funk/Soul, Electronic 04/05/2017
Fast becoming vital members of Sydney’s rising soul / electronic scene is The Goods who blur the lines between disco, funk and low slung house
Together with an absorbing beat and hypnotic melody, "Make Your Move" is an invitation to dance.

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Sitara - Oh Mama     Funk/Soul, Folk, Blues 01/05/2017
Sitara have a creative vision for their music beyond what can be heard, with backgrounds in dance & acting, they have wanted to incorporate other artistic elements into their work.
'Oh Mama’ delivers feelings of social discomfort and misplacement in an effort to connect a shared experience with other women through a sense of tribe and collective belonging. The first single exploits the expressive, fluid and soft nature of femininity is often denied or condoned in society.

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

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Hairy Soul Man - F**k Everything     Funk/Soul, Comedy 24/04/2017
Kai Smythe, Melbourne-based musician/comedian is Hairy Soul Man, a comedy soul performer full of swagger and sexiness, perfectly combining high-caliber musicianship with well-crafted comedy.
Hairy Soul Man Invites everyone to come together and celebrate the insignificance of humanity.

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Zoe K - Put It Down     Funk/Soul, Jazz 21/04/2017
With a new album recorded in both New Orleans and Melbourne, Zoe K’s new album is a welcome dose of old school substance and style.
This track features Mister Goldfinger aka Ray Angry who performs along side The Roots. The track is a crossover of soul meets a little bit of smooth jazz, written after a failed attempt of eye connect with a stranger on a Melbourne tram, Zoe wants us to put the phone down and notice her!

ON TOUR
APRIL/MAY
VIC/NSW

Other tracks by Zoe K:  Yes, I'm Leaving  -  Glad I stayed
The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack - I'm Not Ready To Relax     Funk/Soul, Psychedelic, Rock 19/04/2017
Melbourne alt-soul group The Cactus Channel have released two-LPs, four 45s. Their original take on soul music has seen them collaborate with Nick Murphy and Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music).
The 3rd single from the upcoming EP, 'I'm Not Ready To Relax' is another slow burning number with space. Dark soul meets Sam's pop sensibilities with a guitar hook of the century.

Other tracks by The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack:  Brickwall Hallelujah
Tamil Rogeon - The Splendour (feat. Bobby Valentine)     Funk/Soul, Pop, Jazz, Roots 14/04/2017
Melbourne violinist/composer from The RAah Project, Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda, True Live. Composed for Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Aloe Blacc (separately!). Projects supported by Gilles Peterson (BBC), The Guardian, etc
For fans of Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, Cinematic Orchestra, Bernard Hermann, Henry Mancini, Antonio Carlos Jobim.

Played by Gilles Peterson. Features Bobby Valentine, Doug de Vries, Orchestra Victoria + percussion recorded in Brazil.

LP/CD launch @ The Night Cat 28.04 w/ Allysha Joy (30/70), Australian Youth Orchestra + guests Krakatau and Prequel.

Other tracks by Tamil Rogeon:  Jealousy (feat. Raashan Ahmad)  -  Mid Morning (feat. Orchestra Victoria)
Graham Moes & The Petrichor - The Helm     Funk/Soul, Roots, Rock, Soul 13/04/2017
Big Band Soulful Rock/Roots: Graham Moes & The Petrichor is the seven piece incarnation of Graham’s soul-driven sound, featuring a live blend of horns and a heavy-duty engine-room rhythm section.
Accompanying Graham's soulful and rootsy vibe throughout the song are distorted electric guitar licks played to the three piece horn section who belt out attributing bopping melodies and long held chords, all which lead up to a huge final chorus where Moes pleads that it’s "time we take the helm!”

Shukura Chapman - Release Me     Blues/Roots, Soul, RnB 13/04/2017
Shukura Chapman is a UK born, New Zealand raised, Australia based solo artist with a powerhouse voice, soulful lyrics and rich bluesy tones.
'Release me' is about moving forward and leaving unhealthy relationships and behaviours in the past. It's a blues&roots guitar driven single for anyone who may be looking for a fresh start. I wrote this song when I'd just moved to Brisbane and found it helped me move onto something new.

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Brother Brad - Get Around     Rock, Funk 10/04/2017
Brother Brad cram elements of Big Band into the frame of a garage Reggae / Rock band from Sydney's Inner west.
Get Around is a tip of the hat to pioneers of 70's funk as well as the forefathers of Australian rock. The song is inspired by the current state of Sydney's nighttime culture, remaining hopefully rather than defeated by the recent demise of venues and spirit.

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The Meltdown - Crooked Country     Funk/Soul, RnB 05/04/2017
Melbourne based Soul/Jazz/Blues. Brought to you buy the purveyors of the finest radioactive gospel. The Meltdown. Featuring the iridescent Simon Burke.
The Meltdown bring in their debut album (due this Friday!) with a disco banger. Get the dancefloors ready...

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Soul, Funk, RnB and Gospel Album 'The Meltdown'

Au Dre - Lines     Funk/Soul, Dance, Electronic 04/04/2017
Melbourne duo Au Dre deliver the perfect combination of a contemporary “banger” with the sophistication and energy of old school funk and R’n’B.
Lines is a soulful and energetic. The female lead vocals are matched by the bold and exciting production which throws back to 80s boogie and funk whilst capturing the swagger of contemporary R&B and hip-hop taking influence from Anderson Paak and Kaytranada.