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Lofty Heights - Lilly (feat. Trent-Jean)     Funk/Soul, Jazz, RnB, Rock 09/11/2016
Lofty Heights is the inquisitive cat looking into the world of music and finding an unlimited amount of string to play with.
Lilly is about that one person who is like a drug, they're toxic but you can't leave them.

Other tracks by Lofty Heights:  Follow (feat. Edde)  -  It’s Time (Feat. T.Soko & Soloman Pitt)
Caprice Quinn - Red     Pop, RnB, Jazz, Soul 04/11/2016
Seductively alluring, Caprice Quinn is an imaginative urban artist who loves to draw her listeners away from their reality to revel in the fantasies she creates through music.
Never has drowning your sorrows in a glass of "Red" been so sexy. Let the smooth, jazzy tones seduce your ears whist Caprice's sultry vocal delivery wisps you into this forlorn story.

Other tracks by Caprice Quinn:  Luv Pack A Punch  -  Be
Slum Sociable - Name Call     Electronic, Jazz, Soul 03/11/2016
Slum Sociable are Edward Quinn (production/keys/guitar) and Miller Upchurch (vocals/percussion). A Melbourne-based duo steeped in groove, that glide through the intersection of soul, hip-hop and electronica.
‘Name Call’ is the first cut from the subversive duo’s awaited debut album and adds to their already impressive repertoire, which includes single ‘Anyway’, and ‘Apartment’ from debut EP, TQ. It takes a firm hold on the hips and guides left to right to left in a hypnotic sway.

Anna Salleh - Noites Cariocas     World, Jazz, Acoustic 02/11/2016
From honey-smooth bossa nova and ballads, and irrepressible samba, to playful swing, cool jazz and enchanting choro, singer/guitarist Anna Salleh channels songs of beauty, sorrow, irreverence and joy.
Noites Cariocas (pronounced 'noichez kah-ree-oh-cahs') means 'Rio Nights' and is in the choro style. This form of music from Rio de Janeiro was originally instrumental but this song is set to almost untranslatable Portuguese lyrics that touch on themes of sleepless nights from a vexed relationship. Call it 'Brazilian vocalese'!

Other tracks by Anna Salleh:  Caravan  -  Manhã de Carnaval/Black Orpheus
Cameron Holmes & The Blues Dudes - War Horse     Blues/Roots, Rock, Jazz, Blues 02/11/2016
Cameron Holmes & The Blues Dudes (CHBD) is a five-piece original blues outfit with a distinctive “blues with a Melbourne twist”.
"War Horse", put simply is about the disappointment that a deity would have surrounding humanity’s inconceivable decision to want to wipe each other out, with the added confusion of said deity’s want to wipe us out. “Make peace with your maker, he’s the one that’s got the blues”

Other tracks by Cameron Holmes & The Blues Dudes:  Hell
Orphans - The Consequence of Following     Jazz, Experimental, Instrumental, Soundscapes 26/10/2016
Orphans improvise, seamlessly flowing from sparse, atonal soundscapes to lucid, melodic structures.
The Consequence of Following develops from a subdued, frenzied landscape. Chasing a melody that eventually errupts into an explosive cacophony of drums, trumpet and guitar. Never in tempo but always with momentum, the tune chronicles the beginning of a journey.

Other tracks by Orphans:  Excusing Yourself From The Séance  -  Infiltrating the Cave
Jim Kelly - Rolling With The Punches     Jazz, Blues 15/10/2016
Jim Kelly, ex-Crossfire, is the guitarist's guitarist whose reputation goes way beyond Australian shores. He is also a composer and producer and now runs Tone Ranger Studio near Lismore.
This track is very dreamy and people always mention that it should be used for soundtrack. Drummers featured on this track are Dave Sanders and Scott Hills.

Other tracks by Jim Kelly:  Freddie & The Crusaders  -  The Tone Ranger Rides Again
Liahona - Kiss Your Favourite Part Of Me     Electronic, Ambience, Jazz 12/10/2016
Liahona is the new project by artist Harmony Byrne. Embodying the raw essence of singer-songwriting at its core, the last two years have seen a collaboration with Producer, Joshua Delaney
Liahona is the new project by Melbourne recording artist Harmony Byrne. Embodying the raw essence of singer-songwriting at its core, the last two years have seen a collaboration unfold in Producer Joshua Delaney's (Rat & Co, Smile) Brunswick studio.

Simone Waddell - I Fell     Funk/Soul, Pop, Jazz 06/10/2016
Soulful, powerful, sweet or funky. The textures and variety in the voice and music of Simone are incredible. A world class singer and songwriter with heart, soul and passion.
All real instruments playing excellent groove with a funk/soul feel. Soulful female lead vocal by Simone Waddell with thick layered backing vocals and harmonies. All Australian musicians and singers. The music video was shot at VIVID in Sydney and has had thousands of views on Facebook with amazing feedback.

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Other tracks by Simone Waddell:  This Too Will Pass  -  Baby I'm Sorry
Lake Minnetonka - Out There Bout There     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental 23/09/2016
Six-piece juggernaut Lake Minnetonka, are super-tight funk on the bottom, and wild punk jazz on top. For fans of New Wave, No Wave and Mutant Disco.
'Out There Bout There' represents an exciting and historic new synthesis. Some of the primary architects of the Minneapolis Sound lending their skills to perform new material in collaboration with Melbourne jazz fusion band Lake Minnetonka. The spirit of Prince lives on in the energy and spontaneity of these jams.

Joel Sena - Be With You (Feat. Phoebe Papatheodorou)     Jazz 19/09/2016
Sax drenched melodies, infectious grooves and emotive songwriting is the heart of Joel Sena's soul music.
A smooth R’n’B jazz offering from newcomer Joel Sena, featuring the sultry female vocals of collaborator Phoebe. This track features full band backing, great guitar, Fender Rhodes and sax top-lines to create a mid-tempo modern radio friendly sound.

Kennedy Snow - Speak Truth     Funk/Soul, Jazz 12/09/2016
A contemporary Soul Jazz group that mesmerises you with infectious melodies and grooves and speaks about life and love - hip R&B to addictive Neo-Soul to a heart stopping ballad.
Speak Truth is a funk / soul upbeat track that has an infectious vibe and groove about it and great vocals. The lyrics share a positive message about trusting your own instincts and searching for what makes you happy, not others.

Other tracks by Kennedy Snow:  Another Time  -  Just Breathe
Sean Foran - Une Fille     Jazz, Classical, Instrumental 02/09/2016
Acclaimed Brisbane pianist/composer Sean Foran moves into deeper lyrical territory with a new group featuring piano, saxophone, guitar, cello and drums evoking sounds of European art music, minimalism, contemporary jazz.
Uptempo, lively and rhythmically intense... this track pushes along with a strong energy throughout. Drums, Guitar, Saxophone and piano all feature, with this highly dynamic and captivating track. Similar to: Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, E.S.T, Tigran.


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Kev Starkey - Who'd Have Thought     Jazz, Blues, Australian Indigenous, Jazz 25/08/2016
Kev Starkey is an Adnyamathanha and Torres Strait Islander man passionate about caring for Country and singing the blues.
From Kev Starkey’s debut album this is a laid back jazz love song to his teenage sweetheart, who then went on to become his wife of 24 years. Sung in Kev Starkey’s signature smoky voice, this piano-driven blues tune is Australia’s answer to the honky-tonk rhythms of southern USA.

Pickpocket - Junk Trunk     Funk/Soul, Jazz, Instrumental 25/08/2016
Pickpocket are a Melbourne band who play deep instrumental funk.Sophisticated yet unpretentious funk that stimulates your brain and activatesyour feet. Funk for everyone.
Junk Trunk is the lead track from the album and features infectiously funky guitar lines and groovy horn melodies that epitomise the upbeat overall feel of the album.

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Other tracks by Pickpocket:  Days Of Wonder  -  Inverse Funk
Matt Hsu (mat-shoo) - Tightrope Moon     Jazz, Folk, Swing, Experimental 23/08/2016
Matt Hsu (mat-shoo) is a Brisbane multi-instrumentalist with an insatiable appetite for creating strange, kooky, experimental pastiches and whimsical folk with organic acoustic instruments without electronic shortcuts.
'Tightrope Moon' is inspired by Matt's time among riotous New Orleans street buskers and skiffle bands. Matt plays 12 instruments including double bass, trumpet, clarinet, shakuhachi, banjo, pans. With contributions from Janita Billingham on harp and Matt's cousin Leanne Day-Simpson of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra on violin - via Skype.

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Other tracks by Matt Hsu (mat-shoo):  Ant Dance  -  Found Sound Japan
Lisa Richards - Frank Sinatra     Folk, Pop, Jazz 19/08/2016
This North Queensland native recently returning home to Australian shores after recording 5 albums, living and touring for 22 years while based in New York City and Austin Texas.
One of her older songs. After not initially making the cut for her last record, Lisa decided that it should appear on her latest CD due to its popularity among her fans.

Prequel - Saints     Electronic, Jazz, House, Dance 12/08/2016
Paying respect to just some of our influences.A meditation on blackness and inclusion and something to move you on the dance floor.
A meditation on influences, blackness, jazz and music to shake your ass too.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Dunsford, PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne (VIC), Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

Erica Bramham - A Low Heavy Sun     Jazz, Folk 11/08/2016
"An irresistible songstress, owing more to Joni Mitchell than Nina Simone, Erica has the kind of voice that you wish could be there to tuck you in each night..."
From the folk/jazz song cycle Twelve Moons, which is a lyrical journey through the Czech Slavic calendar. Written for the month Srpen / August (sickle, harvest), A Low Heavy Sun is an early autumn love song.

James Hampton - Don't Be Surprised     Pop, Jazz, Blues 11/08/2016
James Hampton is Melbourne based songwriter. As reviewed by the Herald-Sun "A feel-good retro fusion of jazz, funk, soul and pop."
Hold on --- this track will have you bopping along from the moment you hear the opening notes.

Other tracks by James Hampton:  TV  -  Black