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Yaw Faso - Reassurance     World, Hip Hop 11/10/2019
Raised in a musical household, Yaw Faso first stepped onto the scene in 2010 dabbling in hip-hop before discovering his true calling in the world of Afrobeat and Dancehall music.
‘Reassurance’ sounds like summer - bright and driven by melodies with its focus being on vocals. Yaw Faso naturally finds his groove on afro-beat/dancehall tracks and took a fresh approach when writing this song after a period of being in his father’s land of Ghana, where he was able to reflect on relationships and other intricacies in his life.

East of West - Little Harbour     World, Instrumental, Jazz 22/09/2019
In the fertile borderlands between genres, East of West explores the edges: Mediterranean, jazz and Balkan influences interweave through intricate compositions and improvisations.
On visiting New Zealand for the first time in 2017, I spent a week in Leigh, a small fishing harbour north of Auckland. Here, I found a sense of inner peace and calmness during a time when life was rather busy and demanding.
- Goran Gajic

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Other tracks by East of West:  Seyahat  -  Sleepy Giant
East of West - Zephyr     World, Instrumental, Jazz 20/09/2019
In the fertile borderlands between genres, East of West explores the edges: Mediterranean, jazz and Balkan influences interweave through intricate compositions and improvisations.
The track features greek laouto, double bass and percussion.

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Matt Hsu's Obscure Orchestra - Make Everything     World, Pop, Experimental, Folk 12/09/2019
'Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra' is an eclectic brainchild of composer and multi-instrumentalist Matt Hsu's offbeat musical sensibilities, creating intricate experimental music using world instruments and rethought everyday objects.
SBS and TEDx featured 'Matt Hsu’s Obscure Orchestra' has created the new single 'Make Everything’, which questions the collective cultural hunger for instant fame and gain, by instead celebrating creating things for the love of it. The song is uniquely bilingual, featuring Taiwanese-Hokkien vocals by wearable art duo 'LOOPY!鹿皮', with English vocals by bedroom-pop creator 'apadalia' and Matt himself.

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Xylouris White - Tree Song     World, Rock, Folk, Roots 30/08/2019
Xylouris White -- the matchless collaboration between Dirty Three's charismatic drummer Jim White & legendary Cretan lute master George Xylouris -- will release The Sisypheans November 8 on ABC Music.
In "Tree Song", the first single from Xylouris White's new album, The Sisypheans, Nature calls to the Sisypheans:

‘Don’t go away, stay with me
My three branched basil tree
My short bushy bitter-orange tree’

Firmly rooted in the past & future, playing Cretan music of original & traditional composition, Georgios Xylouris on Cretan laouto/ vocals, Jim White on drum kit.

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Brian Raynor - The Fairy-folk Waltz     World, Instrumental, Retro 25/08/2019
Brian Raynor is an Adelaide-based singer-songwriter/entertainer. Musically his background was principally in folk music but in recent years he has embraced many genres including country, pop, jazz, blues and gospel.
The theme is meant to depict mythical figures dancing in an enchanted forest.

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The Crooked Fiddle Band - Counter Errorism     World, Punk, Folk, Rock 13/08/2019
The Crooked Fiddle Band: possibly the world's only 'chainsaw folk' band, taking elements of traditional folk, post-rock and punk to create a mix praised by everyone from Eno to Albini.
Counter Errorism serves an overture to The Crooked Fiddle Band's new climate-change-based album, Another Subtle Atom Bomb. It features a host of the sounds that define the album, including a double bass recording through a rattling snare drum, Jess Randall's violin scratches and shimmering 'slackbow' technique. Mostly instrumental, the only lyrics are 'though tides are rising/thoughts bide while sirens sing.'

Other tracks by The Crooked Fiddle Band:  Kings of the Mud  -  The Horsethief's Sweetheart
Dangerous Song - The Olive Leaf     World, Atmospheric, Experimental 12/08/2019
'Dangerous Song' is a performance project that combines the amazing voice of Lizzie O'Keefe with sounds of endangered animals played by Linsey Pollak using a WX5 (midi wind controller).
The Olive Leaf
from Songs of Emzara by Dangerous Song (Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O'Keefe)
Endangered species sounds used in this track:
Booroolong Frog (CR), Humpback Whale (LC)
played by Linsey on WX5 controlling Thumbjam
Linsey also plays his self made/designed Cylisax

from Songs of Emzara, released July 5, 2019
performed & composed by:
Linsey Pollak & Lizzie O'Keefe

Other tracks by Dangerous Song:  Calm before the storm  -  Reconnect
Yellow Monday - Kanchendzonga     World, Acoustic, Atmospheric 02/08/2019
Yellow Monday - Worldbeat meets Indie/Folk. Interesting Grooves. Eastern ~ Gypsy ~ Progressive ~ Singer/Songwriter ~ and more
Workers picking tealeaves disappear down to the valley floor as the northern horizon fills with a giant creamy cloud. Gazing through this vast hazy valley from Darjeeling to the north, I slowly become aware that I'm not looking at a cloud at all but the massive mountain known as Kanchendzonga.

Dr Effector - Starman (feat. Ben Scarf)     World, Retro, Cover Version, Dance 27/07/2019
Dr Effector is a Sydney based musican/producer
Rejoice at the death and cry at the birth - Starman is a celebratory homage to the life and music of the David Bowie. The end of the song always reminded me of a samba style melody so I went one step further and "calypsised" [sic] it.

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Hashshashin - Crossing The Panj     World, Instrumental, Classical 23/07/2019
A ragged and cathartic mix of Middle Eastern psychedelia, progressive rock and transcendental drone.
With an instrumental arsenal at their fingertips and a newfound mastery for crafting lush, atmospheric soundscapes, the sum of Badakhshan’s many elements is somewhat of an adventure for both old fans and new. These compositions almost command listeners into a place where trancelike rhythm and contemplative introspection are impossible to ignore.

VanderAa - Higher     World, Dance, Pop, Roots 18/07/2019
Australian brothers, VanderAa are producers, multi-instrumentalists, live performers and environmentalists who translate organic sounds of drums, djembe, beatboxing, didgeridoo, guitar, and vocals.
During VanderAa’s time in Melbourne in 2017/2018, a creative burst of inspiration birthed this song. It was through a deep meditation where Aaron was confronted with the powerful lyrics and the song transformed from his vision to their instruments. Together, brothers Aaron and Levi worked on the layers and differing elements that have made “Higher” the track it is today.

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Soul Cleaners - Gamma Gemini     World, Soundscapes 10/07/2019
Soul Cleaners, a blend of musicians and singers, from blues to pop, soul to jazz. Like all good music we are Soul Cleaners. Take care of your soul.
Gamma Gemini, Star burst! Radio burst! one hundred thousand eyes looking deep into the universe! Written in 7/8 time

Isaka Reborn And Adam Salone - Party Animals     World, African 28/06/2019
Adam Salone born in Australia and Isaka Reborn from Kenya of Congolese origin are the ultimate Dancehall Duo for Australia
A nice Dancehall party song from Isaka Reborn and Adam Salone on a Reggaeton beat produced by Adam Salone in Sydney.

Passi Jo & Warako Musica - Together     World, African 28/06/2019
The debut album from award-winning band Warako Musica, lead by internationally acclaimed Congolese musician Passi Jo. From the outset in 1998 Warako Musica was one of Australia's most energetic bands.
Together is about living together in global harmony, from Africa to Australia/Oceana, from the Americas to Asia; from Europe to the Middle East... Composed, arranged and sung by Passi Jo in Lingala, with additional words in English by backing vocalist Ruth Kennedy. Jim Swainston - guitar; Chris Lesser - keyboard; Conrad Henderson - bass; Gustavo Moreno - drums.

Other tracks by Passi Jo & Warako Musica:  Dimbo (Version 2)  -  W M Pachunga
Topher Mac - Up And Over     World, Psychedelic, Experimental, Acoustic 19/06/2019
‘Riding the folds and ripples of the great gown of life’. Topher is currently living the dream, travelling around oz and writing heaps...
“Up And Over” by Topher Mac. This song is mellow and diverse, with a rich, acoustic tone. The arpeggios are dreamy, almost like floating on a calm ocean. The song acquires a new depth, with big, cinematic drums and some amazing electric guitar tones. Fans of artists like Local Natives or Fleet Foxes are definitely going to dig this one!

Gordon Koang - Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)     World 19/06/2019
Gordon Koang is a household name in South Sudan, with 9 incredible albums. Currently seeking asylum in Australia, Gordon spreads a message of peace, love and unity, dancefloor style.
‘Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)’ is a favourite from Koang’s live performances, an invitation to the audience to get up and strut their stuff. He comments on the ‘seriousness’ of music in his adopted country, asking listeners to dance with their loved ones and feel the message of his music; namely - peace, love and unity.

Steve Hensby Band - Naf Naf     World 19/06/2019
The Steve Hensby Band are heavy on the horns and very danceable! “Steve Hensby is a decidedly less evil Will Wonka 9/10” - xpress magazine
A song in French that gets the dance floor moving!

Other tracks by Steve Hensby Band:  Loving Heart  -  Tale Of A Slide Trombone
Eldafyre - Before and Far     World, Folk, Acoustic, Chill 17/06/2019
A stylist male poet singing to world island folk.
This song was written on the coast of byron bay.. on sacred land.
It's about living, love. Life on earth. Respecting mother nature.
The connection we all have or lack to have as a human species on the planet.

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Other tracks by Eldafyre:  Walk Away  -  Moments of Paradise
Dubarray - Rise and Fall     World, Chill, Easy Listening, Ambience 11/06/2019
Uplifting, Soulful & Euphoric, Dubarray combine a fresh fusion of boundary bending world soul music layered on a bed synth based ambience and organic undertones.
Dubarray's new single 'Rise and Fall' is an ambient atmospheric soundscape which was inspired by the bands frequent trips to Queenslands beautiful Heron Island. The euphoric vocals, swelling synths and easy listening groove teleports you to a tropical island paradise landing you in the solace of somewhere between Moby's Porcelain & Cafe Del Mar.

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