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Graham Moes - Risk     Funk/Soul, Pop, Roots, Soul 09/04/2019
Graham Moes is a multi-faceted guitar-slinging looper and vocalist, building his songs on deep guttural rhythm and soulful harmonious hooks.
Risk is a gut-busting soul-anthem of a track, and the first solo release by Graham Moes since 2015. It marks the beginning of a renewed journey as a solo-ist, with Moes now in the midst of producing an EP. Risk was recorded at home; mixed at Hunting Ground Studios in Brisbane and Mastered at Matthew Gray Mastering.

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Tiana Khasi - Georgia's Track     Funk/Soul, RnB, Jazz 05/04/2019
With a celestial yet commanding voice that's been streamed > 3mil times, Tiana Khasi's debut EP, ‘MEGHALAYA’ (prod Sampology) is out 29 Mar (Soul Has No Tempo).
"One of the worst offences you can commit against yourself is second guessing your intuition. The focus of Georgia's Track was to use hindsight to regain my power. It was important for the story to progress from that place of feeling betrayed and angry. We're all about growth over here!" - Tiana Khasi

Chelsea Wilson - Give You Up     Funk/Soul, Pop, Soul 05/04/2019
Melbourne based vocalist, songwriter, broadcaster and DJ, Chelsea Wilson is back with her highly anticipated second album 'Chasing Gold' which is out now via House of Valerie Joan.
Another featured track taken from the new album Chasing Gold, ‘Give You Up’\u2028is a heady disco track about an insatiable sexual relationship which sees Chelsea move away from her previous sound and move into the rare-groove territory, fusing her love of early disco, epic pop and jazz.

BB FACTORY - Sweet Refrain     Funk/Soul, Soul, Funk 29/03/2019
Australian soul tinged urban blues and roots... from the heart and souls of a cracking live band with seasoned musos oozing from their ranks.
A bittersweet lyric yet ultimately feel good vibe of a song that embraces a floating swinging original funky "soul-pop" sound that has been compared to the Fine Young Cannibals and Paul Weller’s Style Council.

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First Beige - Details     Funk/Soul, Rock, Psychedelic 28/03/2019
Hailing from Brisbane, First Beige draws upon driving disco grooves, sweeping synths and irresistible vocal hooks to craft a full bodied sonic spectacular guaranteed to get any crowd grooving.
‘Details’ is about the importance of one’s perspective on their life, sometimes it can be easy to get caught up in thinking about your lifetime as a whole rather than a path. It’s about accepting that everyone’s going to have a different way they want to live their life so do what want to do and stand tall.

Bass Lemon - No Means No     Funk/Soul, Rock 23/03/2019
Bass Lemon are a young dynamic jazz/funk fusion group electrifying audiences with a powerful set of melancholic, hard hitting anthems of personal struggle, equality and political decay.
"No Means No" is definitely a song born out of anger. It’s an attack at the culture of sexual harassment and abuse that exists so prevalently in today’s society. This song is extremely important to me in that it creates a pathway to speak about this subject openly and make people aware of the pain it causes.

Other tracks by Bass Lemon:  Give Me A Slice
Bernadette Novembre - Delirium     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Ska, Pop 22/03/2019
"Bernadette Novembre: Melbourne's New Voice of Soul" - BEAT Magazine Bernadette's music defies modern pop standards and is a heady mix of Soul, Blues, Reggae & Rock.
'Delirium' was written by Bernadette Novembre and Produced by Rhyno (Ryan Ritchie) in Melbourne.

Lead Vocals & Backing Vocals - Bernadette Novembre
Keys and Drums - Ryan Ritchie
Guitar - Kumar Shome
Bass - Lawson Kennard
Trumpet - Daniel Bardan
Trombone - James Macauley
Tenor Sax - Mark Fischer
Bari Sax - Mitch Hand

Other tracks by Bernadette Novembre:  Forgotten Times
Abbe May - Fuck You     Funk/Soul, Alternative Country, Rock, RnB 20/03/2019
Abbe is known as a phenomenal singer, songwriter and guitarist, a poetic, insightful, hard-hitting lyricist, performer and visual artist who harnesses and openly expresses her sexuality without shame.
It's been a year since Abbe May released her critically acclaimed fifth album 'Fruit' which saw the queer, Western Australian land a spot as a finalist in this year's $30,000 Australian Music Prize.

Now, she offers a follow up in her new single F..k You, a country-infused track about recovering from a fragile, vulnerable place with a clear message.

Ella Haber - Clay     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Soul 20/03/2019
At just 20 years old Ella Haber has received the Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM nod of approval, pointing to big things ahead for the burgeoning soul singer/songwriter.
With soul that oozes body-moving rhythms, the single croons the toils of not giving in to a one-sided relationship through achingly real lyricism and rhymes that roll off the tongue. Pushing her vocals to the edge while bringing together harmonies over a percussive beat, the release is another heavenly cut that leaves the listener in awe of Haber’s undeniable talent.

Louis Valentine & The Golden Age - Like Any Good Romance     Funk/Soul, Rock 20/03/2019
Louis Valentine is a singer and a songwriter who wants to be Van Morrison. The Golden Age are a killer soul band from Melbourne. Together they make beautiful music.
Inspired by Bond theme songs and Tarantino films, Like Any Good Romance is a song about romance - the good, the bad, the contradictory and popular culture's ridiculous construction of love.

Other tracks by Louis Valentine & The Golden Age:  Hose Me Down  -  Stray Cat
The Soul Movers - Stop, Take A Minute     Funk/Soul, Pop, Rock 20/03/2019
The Soul Movers create upbeat, funky, soulful and empowering music
Upbeat, funky, soulful and empowering

TAPES - 9-5     Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, RnB 18/03/2019
The powerhouse vocals of front-woman, Teila Packman, puts this brand new band in front of the pack with influences that include Anderson Paak, The Internet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Tamia and more.
9-5 communicates how tiring it is to get your money and life working in tandem. Within this capable crew is the ever-present endeavour to survive the hustle and feed the soul through song and dance.

Horatio Luna Remix for Kumar Shome - Nymphatic Remix     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Electronic, Chill 15/03/2019
Horatio Luna is a Melbourne based improviser, composer, bassist and producer. He's a founding member of hip-hop/soul "30/70 collective", and active member of the Australian beatz, jazz and soul scene.
Horatio Luna delivers a bumping remix for the first track - Nymphatic - of Kumar’s upcoming album Kanya. Luna brings this signature raw, fuzzy jazz sound to the track, hero-ing the vintage rock guitar sound and bumping up the beat whilst still preserving the original’s uplifting feel.

Fulton Street - Told How to Walk     Funk/Soul 14/03/2019
Following the sold out release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Problems & Pain’, Fulton Street has quickly established themselves as one of Australia’s most eminent soul acts.
Written after witnessing blatant and casual racism aimed at a young indigenous man attending a music festival, ‘Told How to Walk’ recognises the plight of the traditional owners of this land and the discrimination they still face in modern Australia. The song also acts as a plea for greater respect, leading towards unity between indigenous and non-indigenous Australians moving forward.

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Other tracks by Fulton Street:  Real Woman
Laura Mulcahy - Give and Take     Funk/Soul, Pop, Soul 14/03/2019
Music from Brisbane singer/songwriter Laura Mulcahy sits in the sweet spot between old-school soul and heartfelt piano-driven songwriting - with a little gospel and blues sass.
GIVE AND TAKE is a song about finding the balance between giving & taking, and knowing when to stand up for & look after yourself.

To record GIVE AND TAKE, Laura enlisted the talented saxophonist/composer/arranger Andrew Ball (Bullhorn, Nomika), her core band Aidan Arnold, Luke Patrick and Steve Fischer, alongside 18 backing vocalists, almost-strangers wrangled via a social media call-out.

Sycco - Tamed Grief     Funk/Soul, Psychedelic, Jazz 14/03/2019
Still riding the high from her debut album in 2018, 17-year old 'psych prodigy' Sasha McLeod of Sycco resurfaces with her audacious single, ’Tamed Grief’.
Tamed Grief is the concept that grief has a tendency to linger and never really go away. This envisions a dark gloomy and echoey track when 'Tamed Grief' actually offers a more contradictory, chaotic and audacious song with crazy synthesisers, harsh guitars and bold vocals.

Tiana Khasi - They Call Me     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Electronic 14/03/2019
With a celestial yet commanding voice that's been streamed > 3mil times, Tiana Khasi's debut EP, ‘MEGHALAYA’ (prod Sampology) is out 29 Mar (Soul Has No Tempo).
"'[I wrote this] to challenge the problematic depictions of women in history and literature, [as] a tribute to the fierce women whose rebellion, fire and strength inspires me, especially my Tinā ole Tinā (Nana). [This is] an anthem for all women to abandon shame, reclaim and redefine the names they've been given; and be the authors of their own story"

Billy Fox - Let's Be Honest     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 08/03/2019
After wrapping up a stacked 2018, Sydney-based indie-electronic producer Billy Fox returns with his latest single offering, ‘Let’s Be Honest’, off his forthcoming EP ‘LUNG’ (due out early April).
‘Let’s Be Honest’ combines sultry RNB grooves and slick brass with Billy’s emotive, crooning melodies to create a deliciously slinky mix that doesn’t skimp on the feels.

Billy’s Chet Faker-esque, soul-infused vocals drip with equal parts sex appeal and painful longing, rolling over funk-laden rhythms and spacious, intricately textured production to create a track that will get your heart thumping.

Formidable Vegetable - Frustration     Funk/Soul, Funk, Ska, Soul 08/03/2019
Global weirding permaculture funk-swing for a changing world, Formidable Vegetable are here to sow the garden of your mind with seeds of future-resilience in the funkiest way possible.
A funk-soul lament about the seeming inability to bring about change. Sometimes losing your expectations can bring about more hope than you thought.

Featuring a Stevie-flavoured ukulele groove with Dap Kings-inspired horns from Mal Webb & Mayuka Juber featuring Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange/ The Cat Empire) on guitar.

Other tracks by Formidable Vegetable:  Human  -  Trees Eat Us All
Ed Wells - 1983     Funk/Soul, RnB, Electronic 28/02/2019
Hailing from Sydney and currently making a name for himself in London, Ed Wells has developed his own unique blend of modern-day, classic soul.
Ed Wells’ latest release "1983" is a unique, acoustic-and-electronic fusion with elements of D’Angelo and Jordan Rakei. Wells takes on today’s technology obsessed society, begging the question “What can I do to stay just like me?”. “1983” is released across all streaming services on Friday March 1st.