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The Idea of North - Flame Trees     Jazz 18/04/2016
The Idea of North are an Australian a cappella vocal ensemble founded in Canberra.
The classic Cold Chisel ballad, re-imagined for a Capella voices.

Other tracks by The Idea of North:  Angel  -  A Sailor’s Lament
Berardi Foran Karlen - For How Long     Jazz 14/04/2016
Queensland Music Award Winners - nationally and internationally acclaimed Australian musicians Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran and Rafael Karlen combined and created their debut album 'Hope in My Pocket' (Released Oct-2015)
For How Long - Off the Debut BFK Album 'Hope In My Pocket'

Developed to explore the powerful experiences and emotions contained in the correspondence of men & women involved in our military past. The songs explore themes of hope, fear, separation, loss, love, and conditions of war.

Other tracks by Berardi Foran Karlen:  A Mothers Plea  -  Hope In My Pocket
Shorty and Chow - 43rd Minute     Jazz, Instrumental, Ambience, Easy Listening 12/04/2016
Shorty and Chow’s music is a unique blend of Jazz, Progressive Rock, Groove and Funk with a hint of Eastern influence.
43rd Minute invokes images in the listeners mind of dimly-lit, smoky rooms and film noir scenes, perhaps a beautiful woman. Seductive saxophone with a gritty, experimental guitar and a solid, driving rhythm section.

Other tracks by Shorty and Chow:  Pignose  -  Sun's Flower
Tanzer - Johnny     Pop, Jazz, Electronic 06/04/2016
“Tanzer can sing and channels the mega singers of the ’60s – belters like Shirley Bassey and Kathy Kirby with a good measure of Eartha Kitt’s sultry allure” ­-Daily Review
‘Johnny’ is an ode to a performer whose brash public persona is at odds with the real man behind the mask. Written and arranged by Tanzer, produced and arranged by Angus Leslie and mixed by Jean­Paul Fung, ‘Johnny’ is a densely orchestrated epic with 1960s Phil Spector-inspired orchestral pop sensibilities.

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Abbreviations Orchestra - Quiet Wisdom     Jazz 01/04/2016
The Abbreviations Orchestra brings an orchestral conception to small group jazz, with wild harmonies, intricate counterpoints and thrilling improvisations.
This track is dedicated to Elephant Rock at Currumbin, Queensland.


Other tracks by Abbreviations Orchestra:  Golden Sands  -  Dumpers
Chris Abrahams - Receiver     Jazz, Experimental, Soundscapes 30/03/2016
Known widely for his piano work with post-everything trio The Necks, Chris Abrahams output as a composer orbits an otherly sonic sphere.
Abrahams charts out a divergent course through lilting piano flows, distended organ passages, thunderous electronic eruptions and focused concréte explorations. Fluid To The Influence spans a huge spectrum of sound, each movement calling forward to the next in a flowing motion.

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Other tracks by Chris Abrahams:  Scale Upon The Land
Clever Austin - Track 3 (Excerpt)     Jazz, Experimental 16/03/2016
Perrin Moss has a day job as Grammy Nominated Hiatus Kaiyote drummer/producer, by night he hides in the beat cave under the moniker Clever Austin.
A mismatch of crooked, percussion infused sound-bites. A plain of desire, deep thought and experimentation crafted in a synthetic world then brought to life by Clever Austin's wondrous plans and ideas.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

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Sex On Toast - Doubt     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Retro 12/03/2016
Melbourne's Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul.
First listen of 'Doubt': you'll be hit in the guts by its Phil Spector-esque 'wall of sound' production. Second listen: you'll snicker at the flippant observational lyrics as they follow a protagonist who is an "unappealing git". Third listen: you'll view Sex On Toast in a whole new light.

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The Brow - The Mantra     Hip Hop, Dub, Jazz, Rap 04/03/2016
The Brow are a six piece party hip hop band with horns and have played with some of the best hip hop acts Arrested Development, De La Soul, Public Enemy...
The Mantra's a horn-infused hip hop number that pulls no punches. it gives a nod to many of the key musical aspects of Browism, from tubby textures and Latin elements to jazzy horn chops and back-and-forth rap verses. the lyrics move between party incitement and politically charged calling to arms.

Annie Bass - While I'm Waiting     Electronic, Jazz 02/03/2016
Annie Bass is a fresh, new feminine voice in Australia's electronica music scenes from Sydney (via Adelaide)
Annie Bass’ debut single has been a labour of love. While the track, slow-burning and seductive, perfectly setting to melody the sting of sadness from unrequited affection, effortlessly communicates an emotion – Sydney based singer Annabel Weston, and co-writer Matt Morrison have carefully taken their time getting here.

Brealyn Sheehan - Forbidden Fruit     Blues/Roots, Acoustic, Rock, Jazz 19/02/2016
Described as “red velvet meets the wild west”, Brealyn blends jazz-fused blues with sultry ballads and a hint of spaghetti western to traverse a stylish path of contemporary music.
Forbidden Fruit is the debut single from Brealyn Sheehan. Produced by Mark Myers (The Middle East, Emma Louise), it features interwoven melodies of saw, guitar, double bass, vintage vibraphone and percussion, creating a haunting backdrop for Brealyn’s lush vocals.

Freda and Jackson - Sumluv     Electronic, Jazz, Instrumental, House 17/02/2016
Freda and Jackson are an emerging Sydney duo. Whilst taking influences from Jazz and Soul into their world of electronic music, they've managed to translate an alluring human feel.
Sumluv is a Jazzy, and slightly more playful cut with a steady breakbeat groove that weaves through a rich, social atmosphere. Jackson & Freda illustrate attention to detail in their ability to express a human touch with the tune shifting dynamically throughout the 4 and and a half minute.

Other tracks by Freda and Jackson:  Persius  -  Chump Feat. Oedura
The Awesome - Fire Doesn't Always Burn The Wood     Funk/Soul, Acoustic, Jazz 10/02/2016
The Awesome are a dazzling duo . Mili Cifali's intricate guitar work leaves you mesmerised while her rich vocals impress. Jim Horvath complements with his velvet tones on upright bass.
Lively jazzy feel good song with funky guitar rhythm soulful vocals and lead smooth bass and interesting lyrical content. A real toe tapper!

Other tracks by The Awesome:  Dreaming Your Life Away  -  Moondance
The Cat Empire - Bulls     Pop, Jazz, Roots 10/02/2016
The Cat Empire from Melbourne have a sound they can genuinely call their own with splashes of Jazz, Funk, Reggae, Soul, Pop, Hip Hop and more creating something very special.
'Bulls' is the new single from the band's 'Rising With The Sun' album (Rel, 4 March 2016). Part of the melody from the song came to frontman and writer Felix Riebl in a dream. Towards the end of the song the band really kick up a gear. PARTY!

Girl Friday - Remember What We Said     Folk, Jazz 28/01/2016
Girl Friday's folky jazz songs marry the old fashioned with new sensibilities. Her smooth, soaring vocals are sure to tug on your heartstrings.
'Remember What We Said' tells the tale of an enduring love based on a promise of simply being together. A simple ukulele and heartfelt vocals make this a song you can rest in.

Other tracks by Girl Friday:  Forget You Not
Voudou Zazou - Time To Swing     Jazz, Acoustic, Swing 15/01/2016
Voudou Zazou's Gypsy Swing is infectious and fun. Featuring acoustic guitar, double bass, accordion and sparkling female vocals, the band's debut "Time To Swing" is an upbeat and finger-snapping delight!
A joyous, finger-snappin' romp with a catchy beat and a happy sound. "Time To Swing" is an original tune with hot solos on guitar and accordion - and a memorable vocal hook that will stay with you for days.

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Other tracks by Voudou Zazou:  Zoot Suit Strut  -  Coucou
Jasmine Nelson - Keep Her Close     Pop, Jazz, Easy Listening, Folk 18/12/2015
An engaging singer and songwriter with an eclectic mix of influences, an understated and beguiling style. Intimate, honest and musically captivating.
A vulnerable and moving song, and a sad goodbye. Featuring a beautiful string quartet, and an honest and intimate vocal performance.

Other tracks by Jasmine Nelson:  Sorry  -  Heart
Stu Hunter - Eagle Fish     Jazz, Instrumental 15/12/2015
Stu Hunter is a musician, composer and producer. He has worked as a player or producer on over 120 releases worldwide. He has a studio in Sydney called The Habitat.
A pulsating melting pot groove of driving horn melodies draped over a bubbling scaffold of interweaving riffs and rolling drums. Piano and baritone sax solos (Matt Keegan) punctuate this reflection of feeling connected to life force itself.

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Other tracks by Stu Hunter:  Twelve Stages OF Freedom  -  MDu Moonshine
Nicola Milan - Things I Do To Get To You     Pop, Electronic, Jazz 12/12/2015
Glitz, glamour and the roaring twenties, jazz pop artist Nicola Milan mixes 1920's swing with modern grooves and electronic elements; wrapped up in silky vocals.
Just a little tale about stalking, obsession and Grand Theft Auto, wrapped in infectious grooves and silky vocals.

jp - Running     Pop, Jazz, Roots, Soul 09/12/2015
Session drummer turned singer/eclectic songwriter, jp combines all his worldly influences into a platter of catchy songs that you can dance, sing-a-long, make love and break up to.
Running is the last song from jp's debut EP "Part 1". It explores themes of longing and heartache, cold winters and waiting patiently for our dreams to be fulfilled (if ever). Part Pop, part Jazz and part British Trip-Hop, this song pays homage to both fresh and vintage alternative music.

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Other tracks by jp:  Losing My Mind  -  Turtle Doves