Music you’re hearing on JOY 94.9

Retro RadioJOY 94.9 strives to bring you a unique mix of music from Australia and around the world.

Our weekday music is a blend of uplifting, upbeat pop sourced from all corners of the world.

We’ll mix the best of what you might be hearing elsewhere, with something you won’t hear anywhere else and we’ll throw in a classic from the 70′s, 80′s, 90′s and the naughties as well.

We’ll make sure you’re hearing lots of new music during the day, keeping you up to date with many of your favourite artists and many more you’ll want to get to know.

Our music team strives to ensure the weekday mix of music meets the criteria set out by the music policy.

Our specialist music programs across the grid showcase everything from Country, Urban, Jazz and Alternative through to World Music, acoustic, classical and folk.

Check out the current program grid for details of what and when these shows go to air.

 
 

Recent Posts

  • New music to weekdays (22 October, 2014)

    Divine Knights – We Were Young (OXYGEN) [AU]
    Nicole Scherzinger – On the Rocks (SME)
    Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin (SME)
    Marlisa – Stand By You (SME) [AU]

    Sydney-based out-and-proud duo Gerard Searle and Daniel ‘Beef’ Beck launched their latest EP, Popaganda, this week and with it comes a second single, We Were Young.

    Nicole Scherzinger is pushing hard to shake off her Pussycat Doll past, and On the Rocks is a strong and emotive example of how she might just succeed.

    Meghan Trainor is going to have to work very hard to match the runaway success of “All About That Bass’. Her second single, ‘Lips Are Movin’, might take a couple more listens, but give it a go.

    Last but not least, Australia’s latest X Factor winner, Marlisa, may only be 15 years old but her winner’s single, Stand By You, is sure to be at the top of the charts next week.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (15 October, 2014)

    Paulini – Air It All Out (7th Heaven Radio Edit) (DECCA/AMBITION) [AU]
    David Guetta ft Sam Martin – Dangerous (PAR/WMA)
    Enrique Iglesias ft Sean Paul – Bailando (UMA)
    Dami Im – Living Dangerously (SME) [AU]
    Justice Crew – Rise & Fall (SME) [AU]

    Jumping out the gate and leading from the front in the new music stakes this week is Paulini. The former Young Diva, who chalked up a double platinum debut album and single almost 10 years ago is back with a new record label, fabulous new look and a great return single. Let’s hope Australia can reignite its love affair with Paulini.

    It’s been a little while since David Guetta has released anything that wasn’t designed specifically for a throbbing mass of partygoers on an Ibiza dance floor. However, his latest collaboration, with US singer Sam Martin, is a tune is a tune well and truly targeted at radio, and we’ve obliged.

    Enrique Iglesias seems just to be having lots of fun with his latest single, Bailando, and we’re down with that.

    Aussie X Factor 2013 winner Dami Im just seems to get stronger with each single release. ‘Living Dangerously’ showcases her vocal capacity and gives us something new.

    Coming off the back of the most successful Australian single this year in ‘Que Sera’, it’s hard to imagine the latest from Justice Crew, ‘Rise & Fall’, will do anything other than top the charts.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (8 October, 2014)

    LeAnn Rimes – How Do I Live (Cahill Club – JOY Re-Edit) (CURB)
    Nick Jonas – Jealous (ISL/UMA)
    Avicii ft. Robbie Williams – The Days (UMA)
    Olly Murs ft. Travie McCoy – Wrapped Up (SME)
    Jessical Mauboy – Can I Get a Moment (SME) [AU]

    US country and pop singer Leann Rimes has been touring the world performing at gay pride events. We suspect this might be partly the motivation for releasing Dance Like You Don’t Give a …. Greatest Hits Remixed. The Cahill radio edit of ‘How Do I Live’ was missing the second verse, so we did a little tweak of our own and now it kicks off our music additions this week.

    The youngest of the US sibling trio the Jonas brothers, 22-year-old Nick, has branched out on his own and come up with an excellent pop tune from his debut self-titled album.

    The second album from Avicii, due out early 2015, will again feature many different vocalists. It seems it will be a more ‘rock’-oriented dance album and the first single out this week features no less than the inimitable Mr Robbie Williams.

    Robbie Williams’ tour buddy, Olly Murs, also gives us a taste of his next album, with a disco-infused ditty that will get your feet tapping.

    And Aussie favourite Jessica Mauboy jumps on the funk-soul bandwagon for her latest single.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (1 October, 2014)

    Lili Kendall – Run (IND) [AU]
    Luke Million – Light & Sound (ETC) [AU]
    Southlight ft. Katie Underwood – Element (Mystery Blonde Remix radio edit) (IND) [AU]
    Julian Simonsz – I Do It for You (IND) [AU]
    Ricki-Lee – GiddyUp (EMI) [AU]
    The Veronicas – You Ruin Me (REMIX) (SME) [AU]
    One Direction – Steal My Girl (SME)
    One Republic – I Lived (UMA)

    A plethora of Aussie music for your aural pleasure kicks off our weekday additions this week.

    Seventeen-year-old Brisbane lass Lili Kendall took out America’s ‘Unsigned Only Music Competition – Teen category’ just a couple of weeks ago. Songs are judged on their originality, songwriting/arrangement, vocals, performance and overall likeability. Lili’s latest single, Run, is not only excellent, the video includes views of the JOY 94.9 building.

    Adelaide producer-songwriter Luke Million’s Light & Sound is a gorgeous contribution to the resurgence in nu-disco.

    Southlight is the house and nu-disco project of Sydney producers Andrew Young and Damien Goundrie. Their second single features Melbourne-based JOY favourite, former Bardot member and Disco Montego collaborator Katie Underwood. DJ Dan Murphy’s Mystery Blonde adds a little gay flavour to ‘Element’.

    The Voice 2014 contestant Julian Simonsz was team Will.i.Am and touted as Australia’s answer to both Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake. I Do It for You definitely plays to those influences.

    Ricki-Lee has timed the launch of her fourth studio album on 17 October to coincide with her Dancing with the Stars appearances. A fourth single from the album, ‘GiddyUp’, precedes the release.

    It’s almost 10 years since twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, originally from Brisbane, aka pop duo The Veronicas, released their 4 x platinum-selling debut album and seven years since their last 2 x platinum follow-up. ‘You Ruin Me’ debuted at the top of the Australian charts this week, showing Australia is still loving the girls. With a subtle little remix on offer, we’re on board too.

    The UK boy-band juggernaut that is One Direction continues. ‘Steal My Girl’ was co-written by Liam and Louis with a team of others, and is another guaranteed smash hit.

    Finally, One Republic are also going from strength to strength. I Lived is the sixth single from their current album.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (24 September 2014)

    Ella Eyre – Comeback (Radio Edit) (EMI)
    Ella Henderson – Glow (SME)
    Amy Grant ft. Moto Blanco – Every Heartbeat (UMA)
    LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight (Alias Remix Edit) (CURB)

    It feels like everyone has been in our ear about new UK pop sensation Ella Eyre in the last few weeks. Fortunately, her second single now has an official radio servicing here in Australia and if you haven’t heard Comeback yet, when you do, you won’t forget it. It’s a smash hit in waiting.

    The other Ella on our list this week, also out of the UK, recently brought us her 2 x platinum single ‘Ghost’. Glow is perhaps not as obvious a winner, but give it a couple of listens, you’ll be convinced.

    And this week we bring you the second track we’ve lifted from Amy Grant’s Remix… In Motion 2014 rework of the 1991 Heart in Motion album. Every Heartbeat featuring Moto Blanco is possibly more fun than you can handle. Just try not to sing along!

    In the bonus offers this week, LeAnn Rimes has a new album. Dance Like You Don’t Give a …. Greatest Hits Remixes is possibly a nod to her regular appearances at gay pride festivals around the world recently and we’ll give the new Alias remix of her 2001 smash #1 hit Can’t Fight The Moonlight a little bit of an airing.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (17 September, 2014)

    Broods – L.A.F. (UMA)
    Christina Perri – Burning Gold (ATL/WMA)
    Frames & Elizabeth Rose – Anywhere (OCT/UMA) [AU]
    Dirty South ft. Sam Martin – Unbreakable (EMI) [AU]
    Mary Lambert – Secrets (EMI)
    Delta Goodrem – Love Thy Will Be Done (SME) [AU]

    Kicking off our new music this week are brother-and-sister duo Broods. Caleb and Georgia Notts are the hottest musical export out of New Zealand right now and their debut album is already top 5 here in Australia. L.A.F. should be a strong single for them.

    Sydney DJ-producer Frames has teamed up with one of our favourite crop of new Aussie voices, also a DJ-producer and singer-songwriter in her own right, Elizabeth Rose, to produce a two-track EP. We’ve picked out track 2 for your listening pleasure.

    Melbourne-based Dragan Roganović, aka Dirty South, has been producing quality music for over 10 years now – his remix of Evermore’s ‘It’s Too Late’ on JOY Volume 3 in 2006 is a great early example. He teams up with US singer-songwriter Sam Martin (most recently teamed with David Guetta and Avicii for “Lovers on the Sun”) for Unbreakable and we predict some international love for this one.

    Delta Goodrem, fresh from a successful stint with The Voice Kids and announcing that she will be touring with Andrea Bocelli, has released a gorgeous cover of the 1991 number 1 hit by Martika. It’s a song Delta says has always been a favourite of hers.

    Seattle-based singer-songwriter and spoken word artist Mary Lambert’s debut single, Secrets, is a quirky pop song about acceptance of ourselves, with all our flaws. Mary is best known for her vocals on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis gay-rights smash hit of 2012, ‘Same Love’.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (10 September, 2014)

    Divine Knights – Hearts on Fire (IND) [AU]
    Midnight Pool Party – If You Were Mine (Baby) (IND) [AU]
    Sam Smith – I’m Not the Only One (Armand Van Helden’s Dat Shiznit Iz Slammin’ Remix) (CAP/EMI)
    The Vamps ft. Shawn Mendes – Oh Cecilia (Breaking My Heart) (EMI)
    Above and Beyond ft. Alex Vargas – Blue Sky Action (CSR/UMA)
    Karise Eden – Dynamite (UMA) [AU]
    Cobra Starship ft. Icona Pop – Never Been in Love (ATL/WMA)
    The Magician ft. Years & Years – Sunlight (PAR/WMA)
    Calvin Harris ft. John Newman – Blame (SME)
    The Collective – The Good Life (SME) [AU]

    Kicking our new music off this week is the Sydney-based out-and-proud independent duo you may have caught performing live at Midsumma T-dance in 2012. ‘Hearts on Fire’ from Divine Knights is a well-put-together nod to the classic sound of 80s Depeche Mode.

    Midnight Pool Party out of Sydney are back with another disco-infused gem.

    The four boys pulled together by X Factor in 2012 and subsequently debuting with a top 10, gold-certified first single, The Collective, are back with a new mid-tempo pop ballad.

    The Voice 2012 winner Karise Eden finally gets out of the gate with her first album of original material, following up on her double-platinum-certified, number 1 debut released immediately after her win. Dynamite is just that.

    Internationally it’s an all-star cast, with The Vamps sampling a 45-year-old Simon and Garfunkel classic and Cobra Starship sampling Fat Boy Slim. Plus hot new tracks out of the UK, with Calvin Harris with John Newman, The Magician, Above and Beyond and out-and-proud crooner Sam Smith.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (3 September, 2014)

    Glam with Pete Burns – Sex Drive 2014 (ITALO)
    Bertie Blackman – War of One (OUTPOST/WMA) [AU]
    Alesso ft. Tove Lo – Heroes (EMI)
    My Crazy Girlfriend – Baby Go (EMI)

    In 1994, Italian dance outfit Glam teamed up with one of pop’s most innovative and outspoken singers, Pete Burns from Dead or Alive, to create ‘Sex Drive’, which became a club hit all around the world. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original version, Glam have collaborated with Nansim (Argentina), Miss Nina (Greece) and Melbourne’s own Linn Lovers. The Linn Lovers Hit n Run radio mix of ‘Sex Drive’ kicks off our new music this week.

    Sydney-based singer-songwriter Bertie Blackman is back with the second single from her fifth studio album. ‘War of One’ is a rock-synth-electro anthem, in the making.

    Stockholm rising stars Alesso and Tove Lo have joined forces for your new favourite pop anthem Heroes.

    My Crazy Girlfriend have previously collaborated with likes of Bruno Mars, Kesha and Britney Spears. The debut single from this American pop & hip hop four piece is likely to be a smash hit.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (27 August, 2014)

    James Varnish – Are You Coming Around (IND) [AU]
    Koshakti ft Sean Wade – Losing Gravity (IND) [AU]
    Nathaniel – Live Louder (SME) [AU]
    Sigma ft Paloma Faith – Changing (UMA)

    Kicking off our new music this week is Melbourne-based independent out-and-proud singer-songwriter James Varnish. It’s been three years since ‘Compare’ graced our airwaves and it’s nice to have him back with the first single, ‘Are You Coming Around’, from his new EP V.

    A newly formed duo out of Brisbane, Koshakti (Kevin Freeman) and Sean Wade, have released what they hope will be the first of many singles. Losing Gravity is already attracting interest outside of Australia and we’re happy to help the boys out locally.

    X Factor 2012 alumnus Nathaniel follows up his platinum-selling ‘You’ and gold-certified ‘You’re Beautiful’ with something a little more funky in Live Louder.

    Paloma Faith’s recent stint at the top of the Australian charts has finally given her some well-deserved credibility here. Team her up with the recent success of UK production duo Sigma’s “Nobody to Love” (a remake of a Kanye West song) and we expect to see a surefire hit with Changing.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
  • New music to weekdays (20 August, 2014)

    Freemasons feat. Andrea Martin – Nothing to Lose (Edit) (FREEMAISON)
    Taylor Swift – Shake It Off (UMA)
    Beyoncé – Pretty Hurts (Eddie Said radio edit) (SME)
    Union J – Tonight (We Live Forever) (SME)
    Hilary Duff – All About You (SME)

    JOY’s favourite Brighton-based UK production duo Freemasons will release their first full-length mix album in five years next month. In the lead-up, a five-track EP has popped up (on iTunes UK only) of new work from the boys, including two radio edits. The first of those kicks off our new music additions this week.

    American singer-songwriter-actress and fast becoming style icon Taylor Swift has scored an immediate hit with the first single, Shake It Off, from her fifth studio album, 1989. It already has more than 16 million views online (and counting) and is #1 on iTunes across the globe.

    While we understand the latest album from Beyoncé has been warmly received by her fans, we have struggled to find a match for our weekday sound in the singles released so far. But Sydney-based producer Eddie Said is responsible for an official mix that has propelled Pretty Hurts to the top of the club charts in the US, and we have that one for you now.

    UK boy band Union J, with out-and-proud member Jaymi Hensley, have switched record labels from RCA to Epic, which for all intents and purposes means they remain part of Sony Music worldwide. The move has however, pushed a second album into the offing in less than twelve months, and the first single, Tonight (We Live Forever), is with us now.

    Finally, we haven’t had any new music from Hilary Duff since 2006, and the first promo single released earlier this year from her forthcoming album was less than encouraging. We’re pleased to let you know that Hilary’s second single, All About You, should not disappoint.

    Set your alarm and tune into Rochén and Michael on the six at six for the newest songs to the mix, every weekday at 6am Melbourne time.

     
 
 
 
 

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