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Over Under Away (Volume I) - Emma Donovan & The Putbacks - My Goodness     Soul, First Nations, R&B 21/11/2019
Over Under Away - Volume I is the first compilation LP from Melbourne independent label ​Hopestreet Recordings and is released to celebrate their 10th anniversary.
Lifted from Over Under Away - Volume I, the first compilation LP from Melbourne independent label ​Hopestreet Recordings, released to celebrate their 10th anniversary.

Other tracks by Over Under Away (Volume I):  The Putbacks - The Worm  -  The Cactus Channel - The Colour Of Don Don
Love Songs & D - Coming Up     R&B, Soul, Dance 07/11/2019
Love Songs & D is a collaboration between singer Joshua Tavares and producer Bob Knob. It’s a concept band and the concept is love songs.
Coming Up is a joyful and rambunctious piece of 80s inspired boogie-funk loaded with slap bass, cowbell and bombastic vocals. It marks the debut of Melbourne’s Love Songs & D, a collaboration between singer Joshua Tavares and producer Bob Knob. This is a song that celebrates late-night hookups, optimistic 3am text messages, getting lucky and having fun.

Izy - Moon     Soul, R&B, Indie, Roots 17/10/2019
Izy, pronounced eye-zee, is the world’s first Far North Queensland neo-soul supergroup, and their time has come.
"Moon was her name, moon was her name” goes the hook, introducing the honeyed voice of bassist ​Warrigo Tyrrell​. On guitar and drums ​Ryo Montgomery and ​Maru Nitor-Zammataro complete the trio. Perfectly synchronised, perfectly minimal, this understated piece of jazzy soul brings to mind D’angelo and Bilal at their most stripped back.

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Karate Boogaloo - Rapture     Soul, Instrumental, Indie, R&B 26/09/2019
Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, ​KB remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines. Playing Meredith this year!
Sampled by KRS-One, Destiny's Child, & Grandmaster Flash, Blondie's "Rapture" is a pop-rock staple that has shaped the currently hip hop climate. Karate Boogaloo puts this twist on the classic, moulding it into a woozy slide driven track.

Other tracks by Karate Boogaloo:  Tom's Diner  -  Love, Need and Want You
Karate Boogaloo - Juicy Fruit     Funk/Soul, Retro, Instrumental, Soul 22/08/2019
Making up the rhythm section of long-time Melbourne soul favourites The Cactus Channel, ​Karate Boogaloo remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines.
KB gives us their flip on Mtume’s disco/R&B slow-jam “Juicy Fruit”. It’s a mid-tempo bounce, mellow and light to the touch with sprinkles of oozy synth and slide-guitar throughout.

Composed around a Linn LM-1 drum machine and recorded in under two hours, Mtume’s “Juicy Fruit” has had a lasting impact on the R&B and hip-hop scene.

Karate Boogaloo - Bam Bam     Funk/Soul, Reggae, Instrumental, Soul 18/07/2019
Rhythm section of Melbourne favourites The Cactus Channel, ​KB remind us of the beauty of colouring outside the lines; their unconventional funk guided by a steadfast commitment to bending rules
Karate Boogaloo ​have shared their flip on the Sister Nancy classic ​“Bam Bam”​, the first track from their upcoming ​‘KB’s Mixtape No. 2’. As the most sampled reggae song of all time, “​Bam Bam” needs no introduction. ​Kanye flipped it in ​“Famous”, ​Jay-Z in ​“Bam”​ and now ​KB​ has twisted this cover in their immediately recognisable and wonky left-field style.

Leisure Centre - Something Better (Amin Payne Remix)     Electronic, House, Techno, Soul 14/03/2019
Melbourne's Leisure Centre make soul music for the 21st century - frenetic drum programming, cascading synthesizers, jilted backbeats and bouncy new jack era R&B.
Leisure Centre in collaboration with Amin Payne release a brand new remix of ‘Something Better’, from their 2018 album Mind Full. Multi-instrumentalist, producer and remix artist Amin Payne has flipped the slow jam tempo of the original into a bouncing piece of deep house music at 100bpm.

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Leisure Centre - You Don't Want To Be With Me (Horatio Luna Remix)     Electronic, House, Techno, Dance 15/11/2018
Leisure Centre is the result of many years of soul searching for songwriter/drummer/singer Hugh Rabinovici and his right-hand-lady, vocalist Audrey Powne.
Leisure Centre in collaboration with Horatio Luna have somehow flipped the slow jam tempo of the original into a bouncing piece of altered house music 30bpm faster. All the elements of the original track are still there - flipped, clipped and reconstituted into an entirely new piece of music.

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra - Fight So Hard (Radio Edit)     World, African 01/11/2018
Inspired by the infectious afro-beat music of Nigeria and its neighbours, The POAO delivers contemporary African funk to Australian dancefloors. This mammoth ensemble comprises musicians hand-picked from Melbourne’s music scene.
The POAO release ‘Fight So Hard’, the first single from their long-awaited second album ‘Naming & Blaming’. Fight So Hard is a simmering slow-burn with MC One Sixth trading rap verses with singers Kuukua and Lydia Acquah, Fem Belling and Lamine Sonko. Vocals are broken-up with heavy brass sections and extended instrumental improvisations while the understated rhythm section bubbles away.

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The Putbacks - Oranges     Funk/Soul, Instrumental, Hip Hop, Retro 25/10/2018
The Putbacks are a rhythm section. Drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and percussion. Stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios.
The Putbacks present Oranges, the second single from their forthcoming album, another slice of the heavy, dark instrumental power The Putbacks are known for. Oranges is all about the riff. The riff starts with Organ alone on a heavy drum beat and then the whole band gets involved. Everyone plays the riff and the riff is good.

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The Putbacks - The Ways (with Bilal)     Funk/Soul, Retro, Psychedelic, Soul 28/09/2018
The Putbacks are a rhythm section. Drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and percussion. Stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios.
The Putbacks & Bilal bring you a dark, dirty post-soul post-jazz mystery-cinema freakout dominated by screaming electric guitar and Bilal’s husky stream of consciousness lyrics. Produced by Paul Bender (Hiatus Kaiyote), The Ways is a hard-hitting, abstract journey into an alternate reality where The Meters specialised in Sci-Fi soundtrack art and Dick Dale played guitar on Madlib records.

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Leisure Centre - You Don't Want To Be With Me     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop, Electronic 09/08/2018
Leisure Centre is equal parts performance and programming, drawing from a broad palette of live instruments and electronic sounds. Their debut album 'Mind Full' is out now! Touring August.
Melbourne R&B slow jammers (and heart throbbers) Leisure Centre are proud to release ‘You Don’t Want To Be With Me’, the final single and video from their recently released debut album, Mind Full. A tongue in cheek musing about being down on oneself, the track challenges those thoughts with a gentle confidence. Touring Melbourne, Sydney & Canberra this August!

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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.

Leisure Centre - Don't Let Go (with Bec Rigby)     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 19/04/2018
Previously The Do Yo Thangs, R&B slow-jammers Leisure Centre are soon to present their debut album, Mind Full, an exceptional addition to the Neo/Digi/Future Soul renaissance happening in their hometown.
Leisure Centre (FKA The Do Yo Thangs) have paired-up with The Harpoons’ singer Bec Rigby on their single ‘Don’t Let Go’, taken from their upcoming album ‘Mind Full’. 'Don’t Let Go’ is a minimal and bass heavy track featuring Drummer/singer/producer Hugh Rabinovici’s emotive lead singing and Bec’s playful, hooky vocals.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Aeron Clark, Edge, Hobart (TAS)

Leisure Centre - Sucka     Funk/Soul, Pop, RnB, Retro 02/03/2018
Leisure Centre is the result of many years of soul searching for songwriter/drummer/singer Hugh Rabinovici and his right- hand-lady, vocalist Audrey Powne (Au Dre).
Drummer, songwriter and producer Hugh Rabinovici says, “It’s about those super fun/exciting early stages of falling for someone - The kind of sitch where it’s out of your control and you’re just dumb in love”. Audrey Powne delivers a storming lead-vocal supported by silky harmonies and a pumping rhythm section.

The Cactus Channel - Leech     Funk/Soul, Rock, Pop, Psychedelic 03/10/2017
The Cactus Channel a 7-piece alt-soul outfit. Releasing their 3rd album on November 3rd, they've also worked Chet Faker & Ball Park Music singer Sam Cromack.
Leech, the second single from The Cactus Channel's forthcoming 3rd album explores dealing with a breakup and longing.

Wilder, a little darker and heavier, the new album sees The Cactus Channel diving in deep to dreamlike soundtracks, electrifying wig-outs and woozy meditations.

TOUR DATES
NOV/DEC
ACT/SA/VIC/NSW/QLD/TAS

San Lazaro - Ladridos (Cy Gorman Remix)     World, Electronic, Jazz 19/09/2017
For over a decade, San Lazaro have been playing and writing original Latin music in Melbourne. A tribe of lost Latinos, cobbled together from all over the Spanish speaking world.
Blending the futuristic and the classic, Cy Gorman’s remix of San Lazaro’s sultry ballad Ladridos is a mesmerizing meeting of two worlds. A a dark, sparse and completely analogue tango ballad twisted into a deeply bent piece of
symphonic electronica, synthesizing elements of cumbia, deep house and dub.

Leisure Centre - Those Days     Pop, RnB, Experimental 24/08/2017
Melbourne band Leisure Centre are creators of sensual slow jams and bumping future soul and minty fresh R&B dominated by rich, four-voice harmonies.
Leisure Centre are back with Those Days, another slice of minty fresh R&B with a twist. A Darker, more electronic musical direction sees the band take their staple of 808 kick drums and tight vocal harmonies into almost Little Dragonesque territories with frenetic drum programming and growling synthesizers.

The Cactus Channel - Storefront     Rock, Soul, Pop, Psychedelic 22/08/2017
The Cactus Channel is an alt-soul outfit à la Badbadnotgood, Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Menahan Street Band. The collective’s third album represents a new consciousness and a decisive turning point.
The Cactus Channel's first ever vocal tune sung by the bands own Lewis Coleman! 'Storefront' represents a new lightness and exploration into psychedelic soul music. The first single taken off their upcoming album 'Stay A While', due out in November this year.

TOUR DATES
AUG/SEP
SA/VIC/NSW/QLD/WA

The Bombay Royale - I Love You Love You     World, Psychedelic, Rock, Soul 07/07/2017
The Bombay Royale are a world conquering cult band hailing from Melbourne Australia.
Angular synthesisers, gated snare and riffing sitar. ‘I Love You Love You’ is vintage Bollywood injected with 80's influences like Bowie, Talking Heads and Wire. At once a lovers’ duet and more subtly a protest about the bureaucratisation and automation that impinges on every aspect of modern life, love included.

2017 THE AGE MUSIC VICTORIA AWARDS NOMINEE: Best Global/Reggae Act

Other tracks by The Bombay Royale:  Ballygunge