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Funk/Soul

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Au Dre - Wanna Know     Funk/Soul, RnB, Electronic, Dance 27/10/2016
Au Dré are a party band in every sense. From Fierce Rap to 70s disco/funk/boogie, 90s house or New Jack Swing they do it and do it good!
Wanna Know' is a absolute party with throwbacks to 80's disco and synth pop but with sophisticated and powerful Trumpet from multitalented front woman and trumpeter Audrey Powne the influence of funk bands producer James Bowers is a resident member of The Vaudeville Smash and Sex on Toast is clear.

MUSIC COORDINATOR PICK: Emily Nicol, Koori Radio (NSW)

PLAYING AT FACE THE MUSIC CONFERENCE 2016, MELBOURNE NOVEMBER 17-18

Other tracks by Au Dre:  Fool Me
The Teskey Brothers - Pain and Misery     Blues/Roots, Blues, Soul 27/10/2016
4 piece blues/soul band from Warrandyte Vic.
Pain and Misery is heartbreaking song that pays homage to the soul music of the early 60's. Recorded and mixed purely analog.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC)

2018 AIR AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Independent Blues And Roots Album (Half Mile Harvest)

2017 AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Emerging Act

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Better Than The Wizards - Someone, Sometime, Somebody     Pop, Rock, Soul 26/10/2016
Blending pop, funk, rock, and jazz is a sound Better Than The Wizards are becoming known for. This six piece band create a must see, fun and energetic live performance.
Piano ballad meets driving upbeat pop song. Be transported to that feeling of longing for love, young romance and holding hands. Gush central! Tasteful harmonies and driving rhythms move you through a current of emotions. A journey from introspective nostalgia to upbeat optimistic new love.

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Other tracks by Better Than The Wizards:  You By My Side  -  Exit Signs
Papa Pilko And The Binrats - Bloodlines     Blues/Roots, Rock, Soul 26/10/2016
Papa Pilko And The Binrats are a seven piece from Sydney known for delivering energetic and memorable live shows aswell as bringing highly unique and diverse music.
'Bloodlines' is the newest single from Sydney band Papa Pilko And The Binrats and is arguably the most dynamic and diverse work from the band to date. Dark, ominous verses combined with a huge chorus that leaves you wanting more.

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The New Buzz - Like We Used To (feat. Jess Lean)     Funk/Soul, Soul, Funk, Roots 26/10/2016
The New Buzz are a fresh collective of seasoned players who bring the dust and grit from the streets of West End to their deep soul and raw funk stylings.
Like We Used To features electro-soul diva Jess Lean of The Brains Trust. This floorsmasher is a non-stop soul party crammed into a lean two and a half minutes. With a strong nod to Northern Soul, this tune will snap ankles, slip backbones and take any party up a level.

Other tracks by The New Buzz:  Silver Linings
Blues Arcadia - Corner Girls     Blues/Roots, Soul, RnB, Retro 25/10/2016
Combining the legendary soul of Stax and Motown with the heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old-fashioned soul stomp revival.
An evocative story of someone who has reached the end of the line, who is tired and burnt by bad love and too many poor decisions. Someone who despite the pain, decides that the time to survive and move on has finally come. No more dying for this love.

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Other tracks by Blues Arcadia:  Take The Money  -  Operator Please
Calski - Just Clap (feat. Hau)     Hip Hop, Funk, Breaks 25/10/2016
Calski has been a consistent in the Hip Hop community in Australia since the late 90s. Known for his unmistakable production and profound lyricism, multi-instrumentalist, playing bass, keys and guitar.
Party anthem feat Award winning Hip Hop Icon and Host of JJJ Hau, this track is made for rocking dance floors and is a feel good tune.

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Other tracks by Calski:  One Hand on the Bible (feat I AM D & Briggs)
Lost Animal - Too Late To Die Young     Electronic, Funk, RnB 21/10/2016
Lost Animal has released his new single 'Too Late To Die Young' taken from his upcoming album, You Yang, out Friday 21st October 2016 via Dot Dash / Remote Control.
'Too Late To Die Young' is the second single from You Yang. There’s a scuzzy, down-in-the-gutter vibe (in that Nick Cave kind of way) to the new album, with a distinct dub influence this time around. Brooklyn Vegan premiered it explaining you can especially hear that in this track.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge Radio, Hobart (TAS)

Vanessa Hopes - Home     Pop, Soul, RnB, Chill 19/10/2016
Vanessa Hopes; talented singer-songwriter and producer from Perth. Working with many established artists throughout Australia, fans of her music relate to the struggles and triumphs that heavily influence Vanessa's music.
Have you ever missed somebody so much it consumes every little part of you? Home is about a longing and wishing they would come back to you yet knowing that they can't.

Other tracks by Vanessa Hopes:  Free  -  Ready To Love
Jacob Moore - Come On, Come On, Come On     Blues/Roots, Soul 14/10/2016
Hailing from Sydney Australia, songwriter/producer Jacob Moore, is finally ready to shine light on his first solo musical presentation in 2016.
Jacob Moore's brand new single off his debut EP All In Time.

PlanB - Psycho Happy     Pop, Rock, Soul 12/10/2016
PlanB is an original 8 piece pop/rock band from Adelaide playing infectiously melodic, brass driven tunes. Having toured China, Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand, a UK tour is planned for mid-2016.
Psycho Happy – A song title that conjures up visions of intoxicating laughter & happiness. It is an infectious pop song which exudes good summer feelings. The first release from the band’s second album displays a giant musical step forward for PlanB showcasing new front-man, the charismatic David Robinson

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Other tracks by PlanB:  Cloudy With a Chance of Rain
Angus Dawson - Ocean in The Sky     Electronic, Pop, Soul, Atmospheric 12/10/2016
“Effortlessly emotive. That chorus really got me, Angus” – Lachlan Macara, Triple J"Battles" is all about build. Uptempo layers continually shift and grow’ – Indie Shuffle
Emotionally charged with warm vocals and engaging layers of sweeping soundscapes, Ocean In The Sky considers the compromises in relationships and the internal battle that can ensue. The iconically melancholy overtones engage, as you find yourself listening deeper and deeper, ensuring you are making the most of the sonic experience.

The Brow - Circles     Hip Hop, Funk, Soul, Pop 10/10/2016
The Brow is a high-energy brass n’ beats party band that play genre-defying, dance-demanding hip hop music.
The result of 'Circles' is a cool slice of world weariness combined with a steel resolve; Hart’s sultry lead vocals complemented by Ndore and Rogue Scholar’s matter-of-fact rhymes before the boys-in-brass take the song – and indeed The Brow – to eagerly-awaited new heights.

Dan Sultan - Magnetic     Rock, Soul, Pop 06/10/2016
Dan Sultan is a critically acclaimed indigenous Australian singer-songwriter from Melbourne.
A piano flutters, and a string section swells from the delicate melody. Then a choir of voices bursts forth: “God, help me!” So begins Dan Sultan’s new single, ‘Magnetic’. A fierce attack of soul-pop, as interested in delivering unfiltered emotion as it is a charging chorus.

FINALIST 2017 NATIONAL INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS -Film clip of the year

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Sampology - Natural Selections     Electronic, Soul, World 06/10/2016
Natural Selections is the breathtakingly refreshing EP from producer, Sampology. A torchbearer for collaborative inspiration, Sampology’s passion for extracting emerging talent from the Brisbane’s Soul/Electronic scene shines with Natural Selections.
This track sounds like it’s got loads of samples in it, but everything except for the bird sounds Sampology recorded himself, even the drum kit sounds. The backbone of the track is a kalimba Sampology layered in with different interweaving polyrhythms.

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

Other tracks by Sampology:  Different Star (Ft. Laneous)  -  Thicker Than Water (ft. Tiana Khasi)
Simone Waddell - I Fell     Funk/Soul, Pop, Jazz 06/10/2016
Soulful, powerful, sweet or funky. The textures and variety in the voice and music of Simone are incredible. A world class singer and songwriter with heart, soul and passion.
All real instruments playing excellent groove with a funk/soul feel. Soulful female lead vocal by Simone Waddell with thick layered backing vocals and harmonies. All Australian musicians and singers. The music video was shot at VIVID in Sydney and has had thousands of views on Facebook with amazing feedback.

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Other tracks by Simone Waddell:  This Too Will Pass  -  Baby I'm Sorry
The Koi Boys - Cry To Me     Funk/Soul, Cover Version, Soundtrack (Film Related) 05/10/2016
Gold Coast based The Koi Boys are Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and Ngahere “Nuz” Ngatai, who made their charismatic first appearance on this season of The Voice Australia 2016.
The first single and video to be lifted from Meant To Be is a big, bold cover of the 1962 soulful “Cry To Me” originally recorded by Solomon Burke then given new life in 1987 in the motion picture Dirty Dancing.

Birdz - Black Lives Matter     Hip Hop, Soul 04/10/2016
N.T. raised rapper, Birdz has been hard at work solidifying his spot as one of the most exciting Hip Hop acts to come out of Australia.
The Bad Apples Music signee is making a statement; the epidemic of race related oppression choking his people never ceases. A 14-year-old boy murdered in Kalgoorlie, children gassed in detention, a 22-year-old woman died in custody, 120 communities unapologetically closed – for what? There is no reasonable answer.

Berni Love - I Don't Need A Man     Pop 30/09/2016
Berni Love, an emerging Singer-Songwriter based in Sydney, offers an array of talent from diverse collaborations on an international and local scale.
With her newly released single, ‘I Don’t Need A Man’, you won’t find Love singing depressing lyrics or man bashing, what you’ll hear is an empowering message for anyone pursuing the path of independence. Energising, catchy & uplifting, Love’s musical style reflects pop, swing and everything in between.

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East Row Rabble - Aliens in my Brain     Funk/Soul, Pop 30/09/2016
East Row Rabble delivers a slick mix of funk, ska, blues and soul with heavenly horn lines that will get your booty shakin' and your feet shufflin'
“Aliens in my Brain” which takes you on a fun and funky journey of Sci-Fi pop culture references, from Star Wars to Dr Who, to raise awareness about Mental Health. With punchy horn lines and soaring vocals “Aliens in my Brain” always gets the crowd dancing at live shows.