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Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss & Joan Osborne - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted     Funk/Soul 22/02/2010
Jimmy Barnes, Ian Moss and Joan Osborne are touring Australia and New Zealand as part of the Motown 50 tour in Feburary 2010.
This US top 10 hit was originally recorded in 1966. In 2000 Jimmy Barnes a version for his Soul Deeper album. Michael Gudinski suggested Barnes revisited the recording but this time inviting Motown Tour guests Ian Moss and Joan Osborne. The result is smooth and sublime.

The Bamboos - On The Sly     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Hip Hop 12/02/2010
The Bamboos are Australia's masters of deep funk and super-heavy soul. Based in Melbourne, this eight-piece create something epic.
A down and dirty funk creeper, the catchy bass work of Yuri Pavlinov, and the infectious horn hook lay down an instrumental platform for Kylie Auldist to get her signature soul diva sound on.

Other tracks by The Bamboos:  Turn It Up  -  Ain't No Good
Max Judo - What's Going On     Indigenous, Soul, Roots 16/12/2009
Max Judo are a four piece rock outfit. They are a roots, rock, soul combo fronted by an-ex pro surfer who freely switches between a didjeridoo and an acoustic guitar.
An upbeat track What's Going On features the skills and talents of Max Judo and his band.

Jess Harlen - Watch The Water     Funk/Soul, Acoustic, Jazz 04/12/2009
One of Australia's most phenomenal emerging singer/songwriters, Jess Harlen encapsulates the emotional feeling of raw soul through the eyes of celebration and joy.
An ode to summer, love and human kind, "Watch The Water" captures the essence of acoustic soul, while exemplifying the raw talent that has made Jess Harlen a sought after singer and songwriter. Exceptional.

Other tracks by Jess Harlen:  Diamond  -  I Go
The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Two Sides of the Truth     World, African, Hip Hop, Funk 01/12/2009
Mammoth 20-piece Public Opinion Afro Orchestra deliver a contemporary blend of hip hop and African funk to Australian dancefloors.
Two Sides of the Truth, featuring The Poet MC Tumi (South Africa) was released in November 2009 exclusively on 12" vinyl. The group's conscious lyrics and West African grooves are relevant today, while remaining faithful to the message and sound of afro-beat.

Other tracks by The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra:  Future Africa  -  Let Them Know
Fogg - Rocket To The Moon     Funk / Soul, Pop 04/11/2009
Jeff Raglus and Bruce Haymes present a cool new project 'FOGG' which brings groovy and rhythmic jazz elements together with dreamy trance-pop.
‘The kind of effects-heavy, beaty, jazz groove that sounds like it came from a top studio artist in New York, Berlin or London. Extremely polished in concept and execution. There’s tons to like about this. 8 stars’
Australian Financial Review, National, 28 Mar 04

Other tracks by Fogg:  Trip Me Up  -  Never Say Never
The Black Sorrows - Lean On Me     Blues, Roots, Funk, Soul 29/09/2009
“The Black Sorrows will never be a heritage act because for us there’s no finish line. The heart and soul of The Sorrows still beats loud and clear.” Joe Camilleri
James sets up the groove and away we go. The horns work well and for a 9 piece machine we are getting out of the way of each other, leaving space - and staying out of the way - this can be hard to do sometimes.

Other tracks by The Black Sorrows:  What Levi Wants  -  Lonesome Road
The Soul Movers - Stickin' Around     Funk/Soul, Retro, Rock 28/09/2009
Born from a lifelong love of Soul music, the aptly named 'Soul Movers' play a unique blend of 60’s Beat and Memphis R&B styled Soul.
Stickin Around is a delightful song about feeling as if life is on the up beat. With catchy riffs and a 'snare and kick' retro drum beat it bops along to an instrumental section which features an infectious whistling solo which listeners will adore. A humorously reflective and jubilant track.

Other tracks by The Soul Movers:  Low and Slow  -  Piece O' Me
Lowrider - BeBad     Hip Hop, Electronic 28/09/2009
Lowrider's second album 'Diamond Against Theives' is a seamless fusion of hip-hop and soul. It's genre-hopping grooves are sure to appeal to both rap and pop fans.
Lowrider’s music has been described as an immaculate fusion of hip hop and soul – their latest single BeBad is no exception. From the searing string section and layered beats of the intro to the flawless and soulful vocals of frontman Joe Brathwaite throughout - this song has everything!

Other tracks by Lowrider:  Friend
Diesel - My Baby likes to Boogaloo     Funk/Soul, Rockabilly 28/09/2009
'Project Blues: Saturday Suffering Fools' is a loose-limbed, fired-up trawl through the music that inspired one of Australia’s favourite rock legends- Diesel.
Witness the band rip into Don Gardener’s funky late-’60s howler My Baby Likes to Boogaloo – explosive, throat-tearing good times. “I don’t know if I’d wantx to be doing three shows a day, singing like that,” Diesel laughs, “but I’d probably build a muscle like James Brown, after a while."

Other tracks by Diesel:  Whiskey and Weed  -  Walkin' the Blues
Fogg - Key To The Door     Jazz, Psychedelic, Pop 28/09/2009
The psychedelic tripped out jazz sounds of Fogg are back with their second CD release, Key 2 The Door.
'nu-soul-pop' with a killer chorus.

Other tracks by Fogg:  Blue Diamond  -  Summer Hideout
Ian Moss - Shake     Funk/Soul, Rock 25/09/2009
Ian Moss has modestly purred beneath his guitar playing for over 30 years – but no longer! 'Soul On West 53rd St' brings Moss' voice to the forefront.
Ian Moss' interpretation of Otis Redding’s classic ‘Shake’ redefines the landscape of soul music. With a dancehall ambience this track surrounds and warms the listeners taking them back to a time that was simple and smooth.

Other tracks by Ian Moss:  Let's Stay Together