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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.


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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.

Josh Cashman - Wishful Imagery     Rock, Soul, Pop, Electronic 30/09/2016
Every now and then a local artist emerges who has an undeniable, palpable and infectious momentum, and 21 year-old Josh Cashman definitely fits into that exclusive category.
Produced by renowned Australian producer Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler Trio, ILLY), Cashman locked himself away in the studio with Skubiszewski in August, where he crafted ‘Wishful Imagery’.A mix of both organic and electronic instrumentation that has broadened Cashman’s soundscape, delivering a beautiful song, showcasing a song-writing talent mature beyond his 21 years.

Evan Silva - My Gift A Song     Funk/Soul, Soul 29/09/2016
A Mix of Soul / Funk / Jazz / Latin A Session Singer since 1972 singing KFC ..McDonalds and many more TV Jingles.
Great mix of Jazz Guitars and Vocals ...nice harmonies..very melodic with hooks.

Other tracks by Evan Silva:  Matter Of Time  -  You & I
Aaron West - She's So Fine     Funk/Soul, Blues, Soul, Roots 28/09/2016
Australian-based soul, blues and funk musician.
I wrote this song whilst in New Orleans. The song was written in the style of the late Allen Toussaint.

Other tracks by Aaron West:  Such A Shame  -  I'm So Tired Of These Blues
Blue Child Collective - Slow     Funk/Soul, Funk, World 28/09/2016
Aplatform to facilitate the sharing of art in all its forms, BCC's more than just one man and a guitar, but a collective creation contributing to the culture of connection.
A song about slowing down our fast paced lives, "Slow" is the first single off BCC's latest release, "Saturn Saw The Seaside". Featuring contributions from both Australian and French musicians, this is a tune to groove to!

Other tracks by Blue Child Collective:  The Ultimate Image  -  Gardener
Coda Chroma - No One But You     Pop, Soul, Atmospheric, Psychedelic 28/09/2016
Coda Chroma is the alt-pop union of songsmith Kate Lucas and aural architect Damien Charles. With chimerical lyrics, curious harmony and shrewd production each song is its own universe.
“No One But You” is an unabashed, unashamed love song. It’s about the romantic relationship between Kate and Damien of Coda Chroma, and it’s a love letter to the 60’s, and their beloved Melbourne. Keys: Hue Blanes, Drums: Luke Collins, bass: ever mysterious Yannis Dreamlake, it’s a slinky little number!


Other tracks by Coda Chroma:  Car Tapes  -  Ones & Ohs
Hemingway - Soulfood     Reggae/Dub, Funk, Electronic 28/09/2016
Psych - Reggae - Dub thrown together with horns, tasty guitar licks, hip-hop styled lyrics, dirty bass lines and new eclectic electronic beats. Hemingway. A tasty feast for the soul.
The new single ‘Soulfood’ was first dished up earlier this year and recorded with friend, musician and producer Lyall Moloney. Mixing in drum samples and electronic beats for the first time, band leader Brad, describes the track to include ‘A heavy funk line infused with a hip hop vibe.”


Vinnie Laduce - J'aime to Please (featuring Merryn Jeann)     Electronic, Downbeat, Chill, Soul 28/09/2016
The Audacious Vinnie LaDuce. Film maker, male model and one of the greatest music video actors of our time. An Producer of nasty beats for the bedroom and the dancefloor.
VL and MJ are not lovers. Merryn thinks one of Vinnie's best friends is devastatingly hot and Vinnie has eyes for a girl in a different circle. MJ has made this girl's acquaintance and thinks Vinnie should pursue her.

The Maps Duets - songs for lovers, ex-lovers and future lovers.

Steve Spacek - Follow Me     Electronic, Breaks, Funk, Soul 26/09/2016
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.
Steve Spacek links with Eglo Records, delivering an essential slab of futuristic, broken, dancehall wickedness! Bass weight of the heaviest kind, topped with Spacek's legendary vocals tones and signature swing.

Rolls Bayce - Inside Out     Pop, Psychedelic, Soul 24/09/2016
Brisbane’s Rolls Bayce are back with a brand new taste from their forthcoming album.
Searing, direct and impossibly tight, 'Inside Out' is a sonic melting pot. There's a familiarity that breaks to unexpected territory; this is a track that knows where it's come from, but is unashamedly explorative. Galactic synths undulate over stirring guitar jabs, signalling a new era of maturation from Rolls Bayce.

Lake Minnetonka - Out There Bout There     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental 23/09/2016
Six-piece juggernaut Lake Minnetonka, are super-tight funk on the bottom, and wild punk jazz on top. For fans of New Wave, No Wave and Mutant Disco.
'Out There Bout There' represents an exciting and historic new synthesis. Some of the primary architects of the Minneapolis Sound lending their skills to perform new material in collaboration with Melbourne jazz fusion band Lake Minnetonka. The spirit of Prince lives on in the energy and spontaneity of these jams.

Simon Kelly - Rubbish Radio     Funk/Soul, Psychedelic, Reggae, Roots 23/09/2016
Stir fried singer/songwriter fingers on a percussive bed of psychedelic roots rock reggae.
Rubbish Radio's funk and soul rhythms and upbeat horn lines are juxtaposed against 'humanity is doomed' lyrical content.

Other tracks by Simon Kelly:  You Can Burn All The Flowers (You Can't Stop The Spring)  -  The Good Wife
Joel Sena - Be With You (Feat. Phoebe Papatheodorou)     Jazz 19/09/2016
Sax drenched melodies, infectious grooves and emotive songwriting is the heart of Joel Sena's soul music.
A smooth R’n’B jazz offering from newcomer Joel Sena, featuring the sultry female vocals of collaborator Phoebe. This track features full band backing, great guitar, Fender Rhodes and sax top-lines to create a mid-tempo modern radio friendly sound.