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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.

M0RPHEUS - Hold (feat. Marie Dangerfield)     Funk/Soul, RnB, Jazz 28/02/2019
M0RPHEUS is the newest Australian neo-soul artist, debuting in 2019 with the ultra smooth single "Hold".
“Hold” is the first taste of M0RPHEUS in 2019, featuring vocals from local singer-songwriter Marie Dangerfield. Marie's crisp melodies and lyrics of adoration embellish the darker keyboard tones of M0RPHEUS, creating a sense of yearning. "Hold" will be released across all streaming services on Friday, March 8th.

Damien Johnson - Bob Dylan     Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, Soul, Pop 26/02/2019
Is a multitalented creative artist, who is not only a musician, but who’s sketch art on Instagram and Facebook is gaining great interest too.
The track, ‘Bob Dylan’ has it’s roots in early hip/hop sounds from the late 70’s. The song pays tribute to the legendary song writer, Robert Zimmerman, and critiques the commercialised soulessness of contemporary pop music.

Sleuth - Make A Meal Out Of You     Funk/Soul, Chill, Funk 20/02/2019
Sleuth pairs soaring vocals with sexy minimalist funk grooves, quirky pop and ambient electronica. Lyrics are bittersweet, with dark growling Rhodes and bass, and delicate percussion. Don’t get bitten!
Make A Meal is a sexy minimalist funk groove, with sugar-sweet immaculate vocals laid over growling bass and Rhodes, and delicate percussion. Delectable harmonies, sensual lyrics; turn the lights off and the music up, but try not to get bitten ;)

Other tracks by Sleuth:  Empty Room
That Gold Street Sound - The Struggle     Funk/Soul 20/02/2019
Trick of the Light is about that feeling when you are walking home at seven on a Sunday and you might just be in love.
Inspired by a line on the television show Lost, where a character talks about a moth struggling to get out of a cocoon (and how the moths survival is built upon that struggle), the song The Struggle was penned as a reminder that sometimes we just need to keep taking little steps to keep moving forward.

Other tracks by That Gold Street Sound:  Only Lonely  -  Trick of the Light
Catherine McQuade - Tonguetied     Funk/Soul 15/02/2019
Female bass player/ singer/ songwriter. Writing and releasing new music with funk, jazz and smokey cinematic influences.
Stomping funk track heavy on drums and congas. The clav is a tip of the hat to Stevie Wonder. Features a wild sax solo.

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Demon Days - Daria's Smile     Funk/Soul, Electronic, Jazz 15/02/2019
Neo-soul collective & "the talk of the Perth music scene" (Cool Perth Nights). Their 2018 debut Magic Eye was crowned Best EP at the 2018 WAM Awards.
Premiering via Frankie Magazine, Daria's Smile is a "melodic flex" (Red Bull) from the band. Penned on tour by Bella Nicholls after re-reading Naomi Wolf's ‘The Beauty Myth’ (1990), punchy lyrics explore how beauty is used against women: there's no mistaking this track's bite amongst the glossy synths, syncopated bass and dynamic drums.

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Michael Pignéguy featuring Evelyn Feroza - Just Out Of Reach (Live)     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Rock, RnB 12/02/2019
Michael Pignéguy is a gifted drummer, composer, band-leader, arranger and producer. He performs as either,The Awakenings Ensemble (World, Arabic, Latin & Jazz)Michael Pignéguy SextetMichael Pignéguy Quartet
This is a new a live version of the track “Just Out Of Reach” written by Trilby Temperley, Aysha Amani + Michael Pignéguy & originally recorded with Aysha singing (2016), now available in this live recording featuring Malaysian singer Evelyn Feroza. This new version captures Evelyn very much stamping her identity onto the original, breathing new life into the track

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Other tracks by Michael Pignéguy featuring Evelyn Feroza:  Just Out Of Reach featuring Aysha Amani
Danielle Bellas - Starship (Mixmasters R&B 2019 Remix)     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop, Soul 08/02/2019
Danielle Bellas is a Sydney-based soulful artist, channelling the R&B-tinged pop vibe of the mid-90s, fused with a hint of Motown.
Brazilian Collective, the 'Mixmasters' have given Danielle Bellas's debut single 'Starship' a fresh lease of life with their 2019 R&B Remix, which has been a hit in the clubs and with radio in Brazil and the UK picking it up soon after.