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Neon Tetra - River Of Love     Funk/Soul, Pop, Retro 13/07/2018
“Taking cues from the likes of New Order, Tame Impala, Pink Floyd and David Bowie, the result is a combination of psychedelic rock, pop and new wave.” - The Music
Contains Catchy Hooks and Solos. “Dan wrote a lot of tunes while listening to artists like Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes...the soul funk shines through with Josh’s gospel-like vocals lending them passionately to the feelings of the Motown era. The use of synth and strong grooves links the band’s more experimental beginnings with current pop tones of the music.”

Other tracks by Neon Tetra:  So Far From Me
Pickpocket - Slam (feat. Nils Landgren)     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental 09/07/2018
Pickpocket are a 9 piece Melbourne based instrumental outfit that aim to play groove based improvisational music with a focus on melody and compositions.
A hard hitting, 80s funk inspired track with slamming bass, fat horns, driving drums and a burning trombone solo. Think Prince meets Fred Wesley :)

Other tracks by Pickpocket:  Above The Lines  -  The Croft (Home)
Mojo Juju - Native Tongue     Funk/Soul, Pop 07/07/2018
The fiercely strong and flawlessly honest songwriting of Melbourne’s Mojo Juju, returns in the form of a brand new single and title track off her third studio album NATIVE TONGUE
Lead by a mesmerising beat (courtesy of Joelistics) and the haunting vocal work of the Pasefika Vitoria Choir, Juju treats these opening moments like a live exorcism; she takes a hand over either side of her chest and turns herself completely inside out, laying her innermost workings bare for all to see.

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Breakthrough Artist, Best Urban Album

Demon Days - Disco Baby     Funk/Soul, Pop, Jazz, Electronic 06/07/2018
"Talk of the Perth music scene" Demon Days' forthcoming EP is produced by Grammy-nominated engineer Nick Herrera, injecting their peppy neo-soul with galactic, fizzing energy ahead of national tour.
"A free flowing wonderland adventure. Close your eyes so you can leave all your worries behind and bliss out with Demon Days." - Declan Byrne, triple j Home & Hosed

Pulling bright, shiny elements from 90s pop, 80s synth tones & 70s disco, 'Disco Baby' nearly fizzes over with mentos-in-coke energy, propelled by punchy phrases and adorned with wonky flair.

Cheap Fakes - Dust And Bones     Funk/Soul, African, Ska, Psychedelic 04/07/2018
Cheap Fakes magically weave seductive brass lines through intricate melodies and infectious grooves. Infused with elements of Ska, Funk and something that can only be described as late-night Cactus-Jazz.
The band heard a story about an ANZAC war grave site that was found. The stand out quote “it was right outside our window but if we’d never found it then their remains would be forgotten like dust & bones”. Layered and steeped in african afro beat styles. It’s one of the bands favourite tunes from the album.

Other tracks by Cheap Fakes:  I Got Nothing  -  Asesinato
Dr Effector - Golden Years (feat. Tallulah)     Funk/Soul, Pop, Funk, RnB 27/06/2018
Dr Effector is a Sydney based Musican and Producer. Tallulah is a young singer destined for greatness.
"Golden Years" is the ambitious first release from Dr Effector. Unlike many modern "covers", this version doesn't sample or attempt to clone Bowie's classic soul/funk hit. Instead, it reinterprets the song from a new perspective. Accompanying the doctor on this sonic journey is the fresh and captivating voice of Tallulah. A homage to a great artist and a timeless song.

Eden Mulholland - Wild Animal     Funk/Soul, Easy Listening, Chill 22/06/2018
Based in Perth (for now), Prolific Kiwi composer and collaborator.
It was in response to a powerful video performance by a close friend of mine who was recovering from a major illness and could only dance sitting down, using just her arms and upper body. Like a wounded wild animal, her captivity making her even more deadly than usual.

PhysiQue - All-Nite     Funk/Soul, Dance 22/06/2018
PhysiQue is the funk project of Andrew Elston, who reinvents classic boogie funk with lashings of shimmery synths and an undeniable edge.
All-Nite is PhysiQue's disco-funk fusion at it's finest where Chic-meets-PhysiQue. Embracing classic disco movements and progressions while bending and modernising them to his contemporary voc-sample funk, PhysiQue ensures he'll have you rocking on dance floors "All-Nite long".

Kaiit - OG Luv Kush p.2     Funk/Soul, Soul, Hip Hop 15/06/2018
With honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold eclectic style to match, 20-year-old Papua New Guinea born / Melbourne based Kaiit is alluring audiences to the sweet sound of soul.
The track brings together lush keys, a buttery bassline and smooth guitar licks that give way to Kaiit’s spine-tingling vocals. The track is a down-tempo, jazz-infused dream that displays Kaiit’s lyrical complexities and brilliant songwriting capabilities.

The Bamboos - Broken feat Urthboy     Funk/Soul, Hip Hop, Pop, Rap 08/06/2018
The Bamboos are an Australian funk and soul band from Melbourne.
A track about the mess of expectations put on young men, "Broken", features a different MC on three separate versions of the track, selected from different corners of the world. Atlanta based J-Live, Sydney MC Urthboy and fast rising Berlin MC Teesy. Joined by a rousing, spirit-lifting chorus from Kylie.

China Beach - My Mind     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Retro 01/06/2018
China Beach are an 8 piece, Garage Disco, Freaky Funk, Dirty Jazz band. With a solid rhythm section and a loose free wild sound reminiscent of the 70's and beyond
Starting with some real tight rhythm sectioning under a James Bond-esque guitar line, ‘My Mind’ explodes into a sea of sax lines, strings and grooviness. With the introduction of Carl Lenny’s vocal guiding you through the experience, instruments drop in and out of the spotlight, each knowing their exact place

Leisure Centre - Getting To Know     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 01/06/2018
R&B slow-jammers Leisure Centre (FKA The Do Yo Thangs) are soon to present their debut album, Mind Full, an exceptional addition to the Neo/Digi/Future Soul renaissance happening in their hometown.
‘Getting To Know’ is a heady ode to first-days-of-love infatuation. The futuristic slow-jam is all about Audrey Powne’s vocals as she walks us through those exuberant first moments of connection with someone new, supported by layers of synthesizers, understated guitar and the stacked group vocals that are Leisure Centre’s trademark.

Cool Out Sun - Fire For     Funk/Soul, World 31/05/2018
Cool Out Sun is made up of good friends N’fa Jones (1200 Techniques), Sensible J (REMI), Lamine Sonko (The African Intelligence) & Nui Moon (Public Opinion Afro Orchestra).
"Fire For" was written as a celebration; fire for their people and all people who get down with Cool Out Sun. Blending different language, culture rhythms and groove, the song represents the beauty and power of the diaspora, as well as celebrates being African Australian.

Francesca Gonzales - Baby Give It Up     Funk/Soul, RnB, Dance, Pop 31/05/2018
After cutting her teeth performing with the likes of Cousin Tony's Brand New Firebird and Ben Wright Smith, young Melbourne powerhouse Francesca Gonzales has just released her own self-titled EP.
Francesca wrote this song after an unfortunate experience with a punter at a festival who wouldn't stop harrassing her while she was just trying to dance. She turned this into an empowering statement for men that just can't take a hint.

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Emmett Young - Fix (Me/You)     Funk/Soul, Acoustic, Atmospheric, Chill 30/05/2018
Emmett Young is a 19 year old Melbourne based singer/producer who describes his style of music as cross between multiple genres. Mainly towards the Alt/Indie and RnB side.
A song about insecurity, people judging themselves too much based on nothing.

Other tracks by Emmett Young:  Patience
Odette - Take It To The Heart     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Easy Listening 26/05/2018
Odette was born in England and raised in the winner western suburbs of Sydney, hailing from a long line of jazz pianists.
Odette: “Take It To The Heart is my revenge song. I think everyone should have one. It’s not so much revenge in the sense that you will for or enact pain on another person, more so you realize that through your own personal growth they can never hurt you again."

2018 ARIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Breakthrough Artist, Best Adult Contemporary Album

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Daniel March - Falling For You     Funk/Soul 18/05/2018
Artist/Singer Songwriter/Multi Instrumentalist
Soulful Summery

Other tracks by Daniel March:  Nina  -  Falling
Okenyo - Utopia     Funk/Soul, RnB 18/05/2018
OKENYO is a powerful and soulful artist based in Sydney, Australia. She writes music based on experience, and often refers to her lived experience as a queer woman of colour.
'Utopia' captures OKENYO's debut EP 'THE WAVE' perfectly. It describes 'the letting go' of a past fault, passing the lows and rising above.

Other tracks by Okenyo:  Demons  -  Come Through
The Steele Syndicate - Ours     Funk/Soul, Pop, Ska 18/05/2018
An evolution of Steele McMahon’s solo work, the Brisbane-based octet has an eclectic, genre-bending sound that re-imagines elements of old school funk, reggae, ska and indie rock.
"Ours" is a call for young people to turn our passionate feelings about today’s biggest challenges into positive change. This song had to have a different lyrical message; there is literally a line that says 'And this is my attempt to write about something more meaningful than my love life'.

Billy Lofton - Dreams     Funk/Soul, Soul 17/05/2018
R&B and Dance Artist. Soulful groove. A must in your collection
Soulful adult contemporary Dance

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