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 (17 December, 2014)

    Olly Murs feat Demi Lovato – Up (SME)

    With artists, record labels and promotion teams all winding down for Christmas, we’ve just got one addition to our mix this week.

    Both Olly Murs and Demi Lovato are favourites here at JOY, and Up is a mid-tempo ditty that evokes pictures of sand, sun and friends around a bonfire. A little summertime toe-tapper.

    We’ll keep bringing you the most uplifting pop tunes from Australia and around the world in 2015. That’s a promise!

    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 December, 2014)

    Jam Xpress & Style Matterz – Back to You (VIC/UMA) [AU]
    R3Hab & Nervo ft. Ayah Marar – Ready for the Weekend (ONE/SME) [AU]
    G-Wizard ft. Marvin Priest – Crossing Over (BSR) [AU]
    Becky G – Can’t Stop Dancin’ (SME)

    Melbourne-based producers Andy Murphy and Jorj are Jam Xpress and they’ve teamed up with Sydney singer-songwriter Style Matterz to kick off our Aussie-heavy new music additions this week.

    Also originally from Melbourne, the Nervo twins are smashing it around the world as singers, songwriters, DJs and producers. They team up with Dutch producer R3Hab and Jordanian singer Ayah (best known for the top 30 hit ‘Thinking about You’ with Calvin Harris) for a true summer anthem with Ready for the Weekend.

    Sydney-based producer G-Wizard has teamed up with platinum-selling singer-songwriter Marvin Priest for ‘Crossing Over’.

    Finally, the ‘Shower’ girl, 17-year-old American singer-songwriter Becky G, hits our airwaves because she Can’t Stop Dancin’.

    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 December, 2014)

    Axwell /\ Ingrosso – Something New (EMI)
    Fifth Harmony – Sledgehammer (SME)
    John Legend – You & I (R3Hab Mix) (SME)
    5 Seconds of Summer – What I Like About You (EMI) [AU]
    Masketta Fall – Summertime Girls (UMA) [AU]
    Marcus Santoro & The Potbelleez – All the Way (SME) [AU]
    Reigan – All of the Pieces (SME) [AU]

    Swedish House Mafia announced their retirement in March 2012, ahead of a worldwide tour that took up much of the following year. Two-thirds of the Mafia are back with a debut single, Something New (and an album due in early 2015), which kicks off our new-music additions this week.

    The 2012 series of the US X Factor launched a five-piece girl group, Fifth Harmony (they placed third), Their latest single, Sledgehammer, is pure pop.

    American nine-time Grammy Award winner John Legend launches a new single remix by R3Hab of ‘You & I’, which will also feature on the Special Edition repackage of his current album.

    The first of two Aussie pop-rock additions this week is a cover of The Romantics’ 1980 hit ‘What I Like About You’ by 5 Seconds of Summer, as part of their LIVESOS album release. We added ‘Let There Be Light’ from Melbourne four-piece independent group Masketta Fall in March. The band have now signed with Universal Music and their major-label debut, ‘Summertime Girls’, is an excellent start for them.

    Young up-and-coming Melbourne-based DJ-producer Marcus Santoro has teamed up with stalwarts of the Aussie music scene The Potbelleez. All the Way retains all that we love about The Potbelleez but adds just a hint of something new.

    We last featured Reigan Derry on JOY back in 2010 as part of the duo Scarlett Belle with Tamara Jaber. After finishing third on The X Factor this year, she’s re-signed with Sony Music as a solo artist, and her debut single, ‘All of the Pieces’, is an emotive mid-tempo ballad that is very reminiscent of Paloma Faith and Ella Henderson. We think Reigan could have a hit on her hands.

    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 (26 November, 2014)

    Wyclef Jean ft Avicii – Divine Sorrow (HEADS/PRMD)
    Tove Lo – Talking Body (UMA)
    Take That – These Days (UMA)
    Years & Years – Desire (POL/UMA)
    Betty Who – All of You (SME) [AU]
    Taylor Henderson – Brighter Days (SME) [AU]

    Haitan-born American hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean has teamed up with Swedish producer Avicii to kick off our new music list this week. ‘Divine Sorrow’ is part of the Share the Sound of an AIDS Free Generation campaign that has been created by Coca-Cola in partnership with (RED) — the organisation founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to involve businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. Proceeds from the single will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and will help finance grants that provide HIV prevention, testing, counselling, treatment and care services.

    Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo returns with the third single from her debut album. Talking Body follows up her #11 Aussie hit collaboration with Alesso, ‘Heroes’.

    British boys Take That are now a trio as Robbie Williams and Jason Orange have moved on. Their seventh studio album launches with the poptastic first single These Days.

    London trio Years & Years are best known for their recent hit single, ‘Sunlight’, with The Magician. They’re following up with another pretty house vocal in time for summer.

    Betty Who, the Australian expat who had that huge viral success with ‘Somebody Loves You’ last year, has released her debut album and ‘All of You’ is a great dance-pop follow-up.

    Taylor Henderson at the age of 21 already has two #1 albums and two top 5 singles to his name. ‘Brighter Days’ should add to the string of successes.

    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 (19 November, 2014)

    Erasure – Reason (MUTE)
    Mark Picchiotti & Rufus Proffit – Shelter (MJUZIEEK)
    Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas (EMI)
    Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne – Real Love (ATL/WMA)
    Tiësto ft DBX – Light Years Away (UMA)
    Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk (SME)
    Samantha Jade – Sweet Talk (SME) [AU]

    UK duo Erasure – with out-and-proud Andy Bell out front as usual – kick off our new additions this week with the second single from their 16th studio album. The single package has a swag of remixes, including impressive reworks from JRMX and Melbourne’s own Parralox.

    American out-and-proud DJ-producer Mark Picchiotti returns to our airwaves with a new vocalist: out-and-proud Rufus Proffit. ‘Shelter’ is a big old-school vocal-house track with plenty of style.

    The 30th-anniversary rework of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ is a star-studded affair, this time with sales of the single to benefit the fight against Ebola in Africa. If you want to donate directly, see the video, or for more information check out the website.

    Classically influenced production group Clean Bandit have once again teamed up with Jess Glynne, who collaborated on their first massive worldwide hit ‘Rather Be’. Real Love is available on a new ‘special edition’ re-release of the group’s debut album.

    Dutch producer Tiësto follows up two previous top 10 singles from his current album with Light Years Away. Another hit in the making, we expect.

    English musician, DJ, singer and producer Mark Ronson has teamed up with Bruno Mars for an excellent throwback to seventies funk and soul with Uptown Funk.

    Flying the flag for the Aussies this week is 2012 X Factor winner Samantha Jade with her latest. ‘Sweet Talk’ is expected to be the lead single for a full-length debut album in 2015.

    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 (12 October, 2014)

    Empire Live – Memories (IND) [AU]
    Peter Wilson – I’m Alive (matt Pop 7″ mix) (ENERGISE) [AU]
    Culture Club – More Than Silence (SHARPGRADE)
    Cheryl – I Don’t Care (Cahill Clean Edit) (POL/UMA)
    Sam Smith – Like I Can (EMI)
    Cash Cash ft Julia Michaels – Surrender (ATL/WMA)
    Flight Facilities ft Reggie Watts – Sunshine (FC/WMA) [AU]
    Paloma Faith – Ready for the Good Life (SME)
    The Veronicas – If You Love Someone (SME) [AU]

    It’s been 15 months since we last heard from one of our favourite Melbourne outfits, Empire Live. With a debut EP in the works, the first single, ‘Memories’, is a serious nod to the early 90s. We think you’ll like what you hear.

    Another local independent fave, out-and-proud Peter Wilson, brings us the fifth single from his current album. With Dutch producer Matt Pop on duty, ‘I’m Alive’ is unashamedly 80s Stock, Aitken & Waterman in style.

    British nu-romantic/pop band Culture Club fronted by out-and-proud Boy George bring us their first new single in 15 years.

    Much more recently declared out-and-proud Brit Sam Smith is back with the fourth single from his worldwide smash-hit debut album.

    Former Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole just scored a fifth #1 in the UK, making her the first female solo artist to achieve that feat. We have the Cahill remix of ‘I Don’t Care’ to share with you.

    The UK’s Paloma Faith smashed the Aussie charts recently with ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’, scoring a massive triple-platinum #1 hit. Her follow-up, ‘Ready for the Good Life’, is funky, up-tempo, quality pop.

    Also in the very recent chart #1 triple-platinum brigade, Aussie twins The Veronicas are back with the second single from their soon-to-be-released third album. ‘If You Love Someone’ is more akin to their earlier material, and we love it.

    Aussie producers Flight Facilities have teamed up with American comedian and musician Reggie Watts for a very funky disco-inspired offering.

    New York-based production trio Cash Cash follow up their Australian top 10 single ‘Take Me Home’ with ‘Surrender’, and we thinkit should make similar ground in 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 (5 October, 2014)

    Bec & Sebastian – Barricade (IND) [AU]
    Taylor Swift – Blank Space (UMA)
    Ariana Grande & The Weeknd – Love Me Harder (UMA)
    Sia – You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile (SME)

    Melbourne-based out-and-proud sibling twins and independent duo Bec & Sebastian have finally brought their debut single to the table after their appearance on The Voice back in 2013. ‘Barricade’ is worth the wait.

    The pop juggernaut of 2014, Taylor Swift, is back with her official follow-up to ‘Shake it Off’  from 1989. ‘Blank Space’ is not the pure pop of it’s predecessor, but its bound to work some more Swift magic on the charts.

    Ariana Grande might be all diva on her promotional tours, but her latest single demonstrates a new maturity we haven’t heard before.

    Sia has co-written and produced most of the Annie movie soundtrack, and You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile is pure Sia.

    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 (29 October, 2014)

    Ricki-Lee – Mirage (EMI)
    Brothers3 – The Lucky Ones (SME) [AU]
    Calvin Harris ft Ellie Goulding – Outside (SME)

    Despite receiving great reviews from many quarters and being one of the nicest people in the business, Ricki-Lee’s fourth studio album, Dance in the Rain, debuted at only #14 this week – a disappointing result compared to her #7 debut for Fear & Freedom in 2012. In addition, ‘GiddyUp’, released two weeks ago as the third single, has failed to trouble the charts at all. Let’s hope fast-tracking the release of her fourth single, ‘Mirage’, improves the fortunes of one of our favourite Aussie artists.

    The X Factor also-rans get their alternative ‘winners’ single releases this week, and Mudgee boys Brothers3 win the ‘most interesting’ pop single award of the week.

    Scotch DJ-producer-singer Calvin Harris releases the fourth single from Motion and will be hoping to emulate the massive success of his previous collaboration with British songstress Ellie Goulding.

    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 (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.

     
 
 
 
 

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