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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!


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.

Hey Geronimo - Mutant     Rock, Pop, Atmospheric, Funk 03/04/2017
Hey Geronimo are one of the country’s most innovative purveyors of warped indie-rock.“Mutant”, is the first taste of their upcoming sophomore album due for release later this year.
Mutant” is an anecdotal journey of personal embarrassment. As described by co-writer Pete Kilroy, the song details the unfortunate true story of the two times he met Courtney Barnett. Both times he was nervous, and both times he had too many drinks to settle those nerves.

Hana & Jessie-Lee - Eight Tonne Shackles     Country, Alternative Country, Soul, Swing 31/03/2017
Adelaide Alt-Country duo Hana & Jessie-Lee bring melodic hooks and twangy guitars that can transport you to a dive bar in Nashville while making you thirst for that next whiskey.
Much like the weight of these shackles is the weight of the story embedded in the track that reflects on someone being used by someone who already has a partner.


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

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (SA Awards) - Häna Brenecki

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Oscar Key Sung - Shallow     Electronic, RnB, Pop 31/03/2017
Having gathered praise world-wide for his blend of genres, Oscar Key Sung's 'Shallow' will be the first look at material he has been working on between Australia and America.
This song is about relationships, inspired by my experiences and close friends around me who I have seen go through similar experiences and given council too. When you want to be with someone, up ahead there is the idea of the two of you and how you will be together.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Justine Bradley - Oriana     Jazz, Acoustic, Soul, Folk 24/03/2017
I am a musician, singer, songwriter, vocal teacher, voice coach, choir director, healer, creative artist etc. Currently in the Justine Bradley Band (16 years) who I made this album with.
We have been playing music together for 16 years, which has created a tremendous amount of respect, love and musical freedom. So we decided to record all tracks live in the studio, capturing that magic and add featured artists as required. This is the feature track describing aspects of life.

Other tracks by Justine Bradley:  Wonder  -  Cry For Mercy
Kate Lush - Pack It Up     Blues/Roots, Soul 24/03/2017
Think Susan Tedeschi Grit, Freddy King Riffs, a dash of Aretha’s Soul & Bonnie Raitt’s harder rock edge. Great original songs, an outstanding band & that’s Kate Lush.
This is a fantastic upbeat cover of a Freddy King song called Pack It Up. Originally from his Burglar album, when Kate heard it she was inspired to do her own version.

Other tracks by Kate Lush:  River Flow  -  Good Good Love
The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack - Do It For Nothing     Funk/Soul, Rock, RnB, Pop 23/03/2017
The Cactus Channel is a Melbourne based alt-soul group à la Menahan Street Band, Badbadnotgood & Unknown Mortal Orchestra. New EP with Sam Cromack out this April!
Do It For Nothing, also the title of the EP, is the lip biting R&B flavoured track on the release. The long form verses build to a climax in the chorus, complimenting Sam's super melodic and earworm melody. Slow dance floor banger.


MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Luke Million - Back to the Rhythm     Electronic, Funk 21/03/2017
Luke Million
A return to Luke’s roots, ‘Back To The Rhythm’ is a fresh take on feel-good funk, with the combination of soaring synths, guitar licks and percussion alongside Sam’s smooth vocals combining to create the ultimate jam.

Professor Paul - flo     Hip Hop, Funk 21/03/2017
Born Paul Thomas Hillier, my alias is Professor Paul and I am a rapper/producer from Brisbane, Australia. Currently 19.
My second single 'flo' came about early one morning, as I jumped out of bed. Inspired heavily by 'Dang!' (Mac Miller & Anderson Paak.) the bass line moves, horns are eminent, and I been dancing ever since I programmed those drums.
Might not be ya thing but I love it.

Spectoral & Martiln - Without You     Funk/Soul, Chill, Electronic, Soul 21/03/2017
Spectoral is a singer-songwriter producer influenced by soul, alternative RnB, but also heavily inspired by the fuzzy, weathered, nostalgia-driven downtempo of Boards of Canada and the early 2000s.
Treading that beautiful line between alt-RnB and weathered downtempo, the Melbourne producer's soaring single is a stand-out example of the 2017 zeitgeist: heartbreak and hi-hats. One for the playlists, definitely.

The Seven Ups - The Aviator     Funk/Soul, Funk, World 21/03/2017
Blending infuences from 1970s Nigerian Afrobeat with the deepest of street Funk, The Seven Ups are the original 7-piece party band out of Melbourne.
Fast, edgy afro-funk that doesn't stop for anything!

Other tracks by The Seven Ups:  Through the Dust  -  Harry Cooper
Joe Geia - North South East & West     Reggae/Dub, Australian Indigenous, Ambience 17/03/2017
Geia is a renowned singer/songwriter, guitarist, didgeridoo player and influential figure in the development of contemporary Indigenous music. He writes music of bravery and beauty, telling Aboriginal life in Australia.
This is a song about home but also my concerns about the environmental destruction. Indigenous people respect the land and lived in harmony with the Earth for thousands of years. The world is learning that First Nations People are the leaders in protecting the land not destroying it.

Other tracks by Joe Geia:  Freedom West Papua  -  Funky Didj
MAYA - What After Now     Funk/Soul, Chill, Electronic 13/03/2017
MAYA’s music is progressive. Conforming to conventions only when it serves the emotional integrity of the song. Her sound stems deeply and directly from her voice, sublime groove and soul.
Mixed and produced by Haxx, the beats groove hard, tipping the hat to hip-hop classics, and jazz style vocal stacks to contrast and enthral. MAYA’s music is progressive. Conforming to conventions only when it serves the emotional integrity of the song.