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Funk/Soul

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Vulture St Tape Gang - 1st World Problems Solved     Hip Hop, RnB, Funk 12/01/2017
Every Vulture Street Tape Gang (VSTG) show or recording is completely improvised. Their sound is jazz improvisation meets beat production, a self-sampling vocoder rap analog synthesiser battle of science-fiction proportions.
Vulture St. Tape Gang just back from the hit factory with this jam - first taste from their EP of sing-songs!

Adrian Thomas - When A Man Can't Cry He Bleeds     Country, Pop, Soul, Rock 23/12/2016
2016 Gympie Muster Emerging Artist, Graduate of the CMAA Academy of Music and 2015 Boxhill Tafe Outstanding Achievement Award winner, Adrian Thomas' music is the NEW breed of Country Music.
Self titled first single of the new E.P When A Man Can't Cry He Bleeds.

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Other tracks by Adrian Thomas:  Sunburnt Country  -  I've A Dream
Bonniedoon - Take Me Down     Rock, Pop, Blues, Soul 22/12/2016
Bonniedoon: an Australian indie rock band who satisfy audiences with powerhouse vocals, soulfully solid acoustic guitar rhythms, electrifying lead guitar, boot thumping bass notes and tastefully delivered rocking drum beats.
This song is about forbidden passion.

ON TOUR
JAN-APR
NSW

Other tracks by Bonniedoon:  A Thousand Kisses  -  Love Gone Wild
Koshowko - The Giver     Pop, Funk, Reggae, Rock 17/12/2016
Koshowko is the brainchild of Polish born, Melbourne based producer Martin K, also known for his releases under the Philosophy Of Sound moniker on Discotexas.
An ode to Xmas, the track tells a highly unusual story of the one and only Santa, but that’s not the only interesting part. Quite astonishingly, the track features input from musicians located across three continents who have never met face-to-face and worked through the cloud collaborating service Ohm Studio.

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Other tracks by Koshowko:  The Giver (Instrumental)
Electric Fields - Shade Away     Electronic, Soul 15/12/2016
Electric Fields are two brothers who are uniting ancient Anangu culture with modern electronica and soul.
This track is a great example of what Electric Fields are capable of, combining Zaac's traditional Language and Michael's brilliant production on the sound.

FINALIST 2017 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS - New talent of the year

2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year (presented by City of Adelaide - SA Awards), Live Voice of the Year (SA Awards) - Zaachariaha Fielding

Other tracks by Electric Fields:  Nina  -  Ornament
Jazz Party - Mountain Goat     Jazz, Soul, Blues, Retro 15/12/2016
Think New Orleans meets Twin Peaks. Led by Darcy McNulty, Jazz Party are an eight-piece powerhouse with a punk attitude and a penchant for jazz, soul and rock n' roll.
It's a sincere nod to McNulty’s drink of choice with lyrics that playfully tease Melbourne’s hipster culture and jazz scene. It's danceable Calypso rhythms and sensual brass makes it the perfect anthem for summer.

Steve Spacek - If U Wan 2 Find Me     Electronic, Soul, Techno 15/12/2016
Vocalist/producer Steve Spacek, a man who should really need no introduction. With boundless abilities, his work transcends genre and style – instead focusing more on swing, melody, vibe and atmosphere.
Once again Steve Spacek links with Eglo Records, delivering another essential slab of futuristic, footwork, Soulful, UK beat techno madness!

Third Hour - Take Me Down Easy     Rock, Funk 15/12/2016
A catchy, energetic, youthful Alternative-Rock 4 Piece who bring music that sounds awfully familiar but is unique in it's own right! The Hour Is Upon You!
From the first vocal wail, to the final chord stroke, Take Me Down Easy continually ebbs and floes, continually dragging the listener around. The screaming guitar solo, driving rhythm section and harsh vocals that create a sound like no other, hoping that you, will be taken down easy.

Other tracks by Third Hour:  Back To The Action  -  Revenge
Tony Font Show - Long Island     Metal/Punk, Funk 15/12/2016
Punk-Funk party anthems for the discerning listener who feels like the only queer in their village.
A funk punk attack to the ears. Long Island is the kind of song that you put on to start the party, or to pick it back up and send it into overdrive. Whoa momma.

Other tracks by Tony Font Show:  Milk Money  -  Cigarettes For Sex
DL - Freedom     Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Pop 14/12/2016
DL is a hip hop artist from Melbourne. His has a laid back, yet infectious sound. His addiction for soul & R&B really shines through in his hip hop records.
'Freedom'- it's all in the title. The lyrical content touches on things from same sex love, to media influence, to politics, to record labels. It's promotes the right to freedom we all possess. The production and delivery is upbeat, fun, & dead set funky.

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Other tracks by DL:  Hey (Na Na)
Neon Queen - Real Love     Pop, RnB, Rock, Dance 10/12/2016
Melbourne R&B-rockers Neon Queen have had a pretty dang successful year. They just released their new single Real Love and supported Sticky Fingers at Festival Hall in Melbourne.
The new song broadens the band's sonic horizons, seeing them deftly dabble in the arena of funk-soaked guitar and synth tones, driven along by disco-heavy four-to-the-floor rhythms and the powerful voice work of vocalist Oceans.

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Other tracks by Neon Queen:  5AM
Alana-Lee - Walking For Water     Pop, Easy Listening, Soul, Acoustic 09/12/2016
Alana-Lee is a Sydney-based singer, songwriter and pianist, performing an original mix of contemporary pop, soul, folk and jazz music. Comparisons: Michael Buble, Fiona Apple, Eva Cassidy.
This song is a light, soulful reflection of Alana-Lee's travels through Africa. It was inspired by watching African women walk to wells/rivers with buckets on their head to collect water daily. The song paints a picture of the landscape and hardships.

Other tracks by Alana-Lee:  Freedom In The Fall  -  Russian Doll
Hot Wings - Flour On The Floor     Rock, Instrumental 09/12/2016
The much anticipated debut release from Hot Wings is a surf, soul guitar-boogie dream. Think Link Wray at a Shadows concert rolled in a bit of grit!
'Flour On The Floor' is the kind of song that will make your eyes and ears pop open, the hairs on your arms stand up and your legs start kicking. There's no chance to sit still while this is playing!

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Other tracks by Hot Wings:  Mo Mo  -  Bangin
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)

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)
Harts - Fear In Me     Rock, Funk 29/11/2016
Harts – the brainchild of musical polymath Darren Hart - is a master of vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, and production; a Melbourne funk, soul and rock virtuoso
Fear In Me once again finds ever-adventurous Harts mastermind Darren Hart experimenting with his sound, this time as he dips his toe into the world of hip hop with a break neck rap verse interspersed amongst the heavy hitting, guitar driven rock that is his signature sound.

Nate Sapian - Saddle Up     Funk/Soul, Pop, Blues 29/11/2016
Nate Sapian is a musician from Brisbane, Australia. Blues, jazz, funk and soul styles unite for unique and original songwriting.
Saddle Up is a funky/soulful number with a driving rhythmic groove and laidback feel.

Other tracks by Nate Sapian:  Broken Valentine  -  Postcards From Anywhere Else
Shukura Chapman - One by One     Blues/Roots, Soul, Folk, Easy Listening 29/11/2016
Shukura Chapman is a dynamic Brisbane based singer-songwriter & one-woman band with a powerhouse voice. This soul artist’s rich sound is a melting pot of roots, funk and blues.
One by One is a reminder to pause and breathe deep in amidst mind-clutter and external chaos. It's a reminder to slow down and let your thoughts fall away, one by one.
Shukura wrote One by One (her debut single) and recorded drums, ukulele, vocals and some guitar.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - BLUES / ROOTS

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Phil Barlow and the Wolf - Love Is All I Feel     Blues/Roots, Funk 23/11/2016
Gritty, bluesy notes and tones; rocky guitar riffs with underlying flavors of funk/reggae that will have you howling for more. Literally.
Trading gyrations and flirtations for good vibrations and utopian aspirations, Love Is All I Feel is a groove-laden, blues-funk number encouraging you to open up and connect with your fellow humans. Recorded at Love Street Studios, this track is a free download to thank everyone for supporting the last album.

New Venusians - Keep Running...And Running     Pop, RnB, Hip Hop, Jazz 22/11/2016
“New Venusians have a passionate following in Sydney with hypnotic live shows, infectious beats and smooth brand of electronica. Get to know these guys before they blow up.” - ToneDeaf
Keep Running...And Running is the extended version of the band's debut single from their forthcoming self titled debut album. It mixes heavy synth leaden grooves with psychedelic guitar and pristine vocals.

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