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 (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.

     
  • New music to weekdays (13 August, 2014)

    I Am Sam & Archie ft. Sophia Brown – Firefly (CSR/UMA) [AU]
    Steerner & Dzasko ft. Jonny Rose – Why Do You Love Me (CSR/UMA)
    Prinnie – One Night (UMA) [AU]
    Gavin Campbell ft. Evangeline – The Saboteurs (RAZOR) [AU]

    Popular and successful as both a DJ and a producer since 2001, I Am Sam has worked with many of Australia’s biggest names in music. His collaboration with Central Station Records stalwart DJ Archie and Melbourne independent singer-songwriter Sophia Brown, Firefly, kicks off our new music additions this week.

    Also courtesy of Central Station, we have the new Swedish production collaboration of Steerner & Dzasko teaming up with Milwaukee-based singer Jonny Rose for Why Do You Love Me.

    The Voice 2012 finalist Prinnie returns to our airwaves with her second single, One Night, another quality pop offering. We can only hope it gains better traction with the Australian buying public than sadly occurred with her first single, Don’t Wake Me Up.

    Excitingly, this week also sees the return to the airwaves of Melbourne out-and-proud DJ-producer Gavin Campbell, a man who has been a pillar of the gay dance scene since the eighties. Gavin has teamed up with another local production impresario, Paul Brandoli (most recently the man behind Natalie Gauci’s Tune in Tokyo project), and a new Melbourne-via-Geelong singer-songwriter, Evangeline, for The Saboteurs.

    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 (6 August, 2014)

    Dami Im – Gladiator (SME) [AU]
    Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass (EPI/SME)
    Scarlette Fever – P.S. I Hate You (7th Heaven Radio Edit) (IND)
    The McClymonts – You & I (Dave Audé Radio Edit) (ISL/UMA) [AU]

    Last year’s X Factor winner, Dami Im, returns to our airwaves this week with her third single. “Gladiator” is another dance-pop smash that should match or better her previous single, the gold-certified Super Love.

    Twenty-year-old multi-instrumentalist Meghan Trainor, who is based in Nashville, Tennessee, has burst onto the Australian charts at #3 with her debut single, All About That Bass.

    British out-and-proud singer-songwriter Scarlette Fever released her remix EP a few months back, and we’ve followed up our earlier support of 6ft Woman with the 7th Heaven remix of “P.S. I Hate You”.

    Aussie country music sisters Brooke, Samantha and Mollie McClymont would not normally be in consideration for weekdays on JOY, but then American producer extraordinaire Dave Audé remixed the title track from the girls’ brand-new album and we couldn’t resist.

    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 (30 July, 2014)

    Erasure – Elevation (MUTE)
    Sia – Burn the Pages (INE/UMA) [AU]
    Wes Carr – Anthem (IND) [AU]
    Nussy – Dizzy (IND) [AU]
    Rachel Costanzo – Starlight (IND) [AU]
    Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang (UMA)
    Jessica Mauboy – I Believe – Anything is Possible (SME) [AU]
    The Script – Superheroes (SME)

    English synthpop duo Erasure kick us off this week with the first single from their forthcoming 16th studio album. This album marks 30 years of recording together for Depeche Mode founding member Vince Clark and out-and-proud Andy Bell.

    Irish rock band The Script make their first appearance on JOY weekdays with the first single from their forthcoming fourth studio album.

    A triple threat of pop princesses have teamed up for Jessie J’s new single. We think Bang Bang will be huge right around the world.

    Sia’s second single from 1000 Forms of Fear, ‘Burn the Pages’, is no carbon copy of ‘Chandelier’ and is more a tip of the hat to her earlier stylings.

    Jessica Mauboy has taken a track from her current album and re-worked the lyrics for her appearance at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

    We have added no fewer than three independent Australian artists into the mix this week. Wes Carr should be no stranger, having had a #1 single and #2 album after winning Australian Idol in 2008. He’s been a strictly acoustic-driven rock artist to this point, so we were pleasantly surprised when he had a haircut and produced a pearler of a dance-pop anthem. And the excellent dance-pop continues with debuts from two very young Melbourne-based independent artists, 17-year-old Rachel Costanzo with Starlight and Nussy with Dizzy.

    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 (23 July, 2014)

    Neon Jungle – Louder (SME)
    Paloma Faith – Only Love Can Hurt Like This (Adam Turner Remix) (SME)
    Peter Wilson – Unconditional (ENERGISE) [AU]
    Ceeko – Alright (IND) [AU]
    Cahill – Sunshine (3BEAT)
    Cedric Gervais ft Coco – Through the Night (ROBBINSENT)
    Dirty Vegas – Setting Sun (CSR/UMA)
    Kimbra – Miracle (Spike Stent Remix) (WMUK/WMA) [AU]

    The British four-piece girl group Neon Jungle, consisting of Shereen Cutkelvin, Amira McCarthy, Jess Plummer and Asami Zdrenka, are best known for their second single, “Braveheart”, co-written with Australia’s own Cassie Davis, which peaked at number 4 on the UK singles chart and 19 on the Australian charts earlier this year. The girls fourth single kicks off our new music additions this week.

    UK songstress Paloma Faith has been banging on the door to chart success for almost five years now and finally gets a top 10 breakthrough both at home and here in Australia with “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”. We’ve elected to spin the remix by UK out-and-proud DJ-producer Adam Turner, who can also now be heard every Saturday morning at 1am AEST on JOY for his own mix show, Turn:ed On.

    We have local Melbourne independent music from out-and-proud favourite Peter Wilson and South African-born newcomer Ceeko.

    Expat New Zealander Kimbra calls Melbourne home as well, and her latest single, “Miracle”, comes in two flavours. We’ve opted for the Spike Stent remix.

    Miami-based French producer Cedric Gervais follows up his hugely successful collaborations with Lana Del Rey with a new track featuring a new, as yet unknown vocalist.

    And we have UK house goodness from two more JOY favourites, with Cahill and Dirty Vegas both delivering.

    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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