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Funk/Soul

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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), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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
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."

Other tracks by Kyle Lionhart:  Sweet Girl
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), Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

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MAY/JUNE
NSW/VIC/QLD

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.

ON TOUR
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
Wanderers - Loco     Blues/Roots, Soul 31/01/2017
Hailing from Adelaide, soul roots trio Wanderers have cemented their place within the local industry for their captivating live show and musicianship that has translated effortlessly from record to stage.
'Loco' is the opening track from Wanderers upcoming EP Something For A Distraction - described by Tone Deaf as 'a breezy blues-rock number that steadily builds into a raunchy, soulful jam'

2017 SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MUSIC AWARD FINALIST: Best Group

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Voice of the Year (SA Awards) - Dusty Lee Stephenson

Caiti Baker - Make Your Own Mistakes     Pop, Swing, Jazz, Soul 26/01/2017
Caiti writes songs about what she knows and feels, sings with her guts and soul and unashamedly performs the hell out of them.
'Make Your Own Mistakes' is Caiti's belief about how you don’t need to be judged or told what to do if someone thinks you're going about it the wrong way. Caiti's vocals are sung with attitude over fat double bass, trad-meets-hiphop drums, crunchy guitar samples, and a killer horn section.

2017 NT SONG OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER in 'Pop' and overall 'NT Song of the Year' award categories

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Crimson Heart - Crimson Heart     Hip Hop, Funk, Pop 26/01/2017
From Melbourne, the group is a collaboration of two artists who've been around the traps for many years as solo artists, and have come together to compliment one another's style.
A track true to its heart, the self titled single is the second from eclectic musicians Crimson Heart, talking about relationships and how they are everything from hard work, fantastic, frustrating, but no doubt, worth fighting for.

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New Venusians - Get Along     Funk/Soul, Soul 25/01/2017
New Venusians unique sound is influenced from the lush sounds of synthesisers, to gritty washed out guitar sounds, hip hop inspired grooves and delicate harmonies at times reminiscent of Jazz.
'Get Along' is an anthem for those who are frustrated and confused by the intimate relationships they are in. Whilst on the surface it seems that solutions can be easy, they often aren’t. The song explores that idea and leaves the listener with an ironically easy hook ‘Get Along’.

Cameron Avery - Wasted On Fidelity     Rock, Soul 20/01/2017
With his deep, husky baritone, Perth-bred/LA-based, Cameron Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks.
The second cut off his debut solo album, ‘Wasted on Fidelity’ is a wry and swinging glimpse into the debauched haze following a failed relationship.

Dave Graney and Clare Moore - I Need To Be Hot     Pop, Funk, Rock 20/01/2017
Dave Graney and Clare Moore. Moodists - Coral Snakes - mistLY. Straight out of Melbourne. Vintage rock musicians out on their own.
Bass straight out of 70's reggae studio. Clean guitar lines straight out of a televised marquee moon. A swinging ride cymbal beat and a chorus of dive bombing electric guitar pick burns. Recorded and mixed at the Ponderosa by Dave Graney December 2016.

Dave Graney- guitars,bass,keys,vocal.
Clare Moore - drums,percussion,keys.

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New Venusians - Get Along     Funk/Soul, Soul, Jazz 20/01/2017
New Venusians unique sound draws influences from the lush sounds of synthesisers, to gritty washed out guitar sounds, hip hop inspired grooves and delicate harmonies at times reminiscent of Jazz.
'Get Along' is dedicated to those frustrated and confused by the intimate relationships. The song divulges this theme throughout; encapsulating listeners with an ironically easy hook ‘Get Along’, provided calmly by vocalist Meklit Kibret, providing an honest and soothing motif built on the healing nature of the group’s lyrical makeup.

Zillanova - The Glasgow Coma Scale     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 20/01/2017
A charismatic mixed bag of Alabama Shakes, Donny Hathaway and a bit of Leon Bridges, Zillanova, now with Joshua Tavares in the lead, is the new hot soul act.
'The Glasgow Coma Scale' is a bouncy piece of guitar driven melodic soul with a strong Gospel influence.

Other tracks by Zillanova:  The Fader  -  Let's Break Up Again
Baldwins - Goldbrick     Funk/Soul, Rock, Jazz 19/01/2017
Baldwins are an eight-piece progressive-soul band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Taking from the rhythmic groove of neo-soul/hip-hop, the textures of electronica, lush jazz-tinged harmony, and rock sonorities.
"Baldwins have crafted something wonderful with Goldbrick, a menagerie of delicious connections to musical delicacies old and new, and a fantastically unique, distinct and expressive debut." - Happy Mag

Nathaniel Willemse - Vapours     Pop, Soul, RnB 14/01/2017
Born in South Africa and moved to Melbourne, when he was six, Nathaniel made an impact when he made the Top 6 of X Factor with his soulful, soaring vocals.
A soulful and sexy club track, 'Vapours' was produced in LA by Freshm3n III, producers who’ve worked with the likes of Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj and Will.i.am. The single is about being intoxicated by someone, or by an experience.