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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 (February 25, 2015)

    Madeon ft. Passion Pit – Pay No Mind (SME)
    Passion Pit ft Madeon – Lifted Up (1985) (SME)
    Maroon 5 – Sugar (UMA)
    Florence + the Machine – What Kind of Man (ISL/UMA)
    Zedd ft. Selena Gomez – I Want You to Know (UMA)

    Because of a slightly left-of-centre strategy from Sony Music this week, we kick off our new listings with two tracks by the same artists. The first is Pay No Mind from French producer Madeon’s debut album, Adventure, featuring American indie-electronica band Passion Pit. The second is Lifted Up, from Passion Pit’s forthcoming third album, Kindred, featuring Madeon.

    Maroon 5 are back at the top of end of the charts with the third single, Sugar, from their fifth album, V.

    British singer-songwriter Florence Welch surprised the music world this week by dropping the first single from a forthcoming Florence + the Machine album. What Kind of Man is already top 20 in Australia, which is the band’s highest chart placing since 2012’s ‘Spectrum’.

    On the back of those rumours around the level of collaboration going on (we’re hearing wedding bells, apparently), German-Russian producer Zedd has dropped his next single featuring former Disney starlet Selena Gomez. We think ‘I Want You to Know’ has a good chance of doing as well for Selena as Zedd’s ‘Break Free’ did for Ariana Grande.

    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 (February 18, 2015)

    Alesso ft. Roy English – Cool (EMI)
    Miami Horror ft. Cleopold – Love Like Mine (RC) [AU]
    Bette Midler – One Fine Day (WMUK)

    Swedish DJ-producer Alesso kicks off our new music this week with Cool, and while the sample is pretty darn obvious, it seems the original artist is quite happy with the nod.

    Melbourne boys Miami Horror have been splitting their time between home and the USA over the last couple of years, and their new album now has a release date set for late April. The second single, ‘Love Like Mine’, is another strong dream-pop offering.

    And last but by no means least this week, we just couldn’t resist picking up the first single lifted from the Divine Miss M’s dedication to the great girl groups over the last century. ‘One Fine Day’ is a cover of The Chiffons’ 1963 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 (February 11, 2015)

    Paul Mac ft. Kira Puru & Goodwill – State of War (ELEVEN) [AU]
    Say Lou Lou – Nothing but a Heartbeat (A’Deux Records) [AU]
    Fear of Dawn ft. Boswell – Alright (ONE/SME) [AU]
    Paris Lover – Feel Me (ONE/SME)
    Tilarni – Survivor (IND) [AU]
    Years & Years – King (UMA)
    Charli XCX ft. Rita Ora – Doing It (ATL/WMA)
    Taylor Swift – Style (UMA)
    Ariana Grande – One Last Time (UMA)
    Jessica Mauboy – The Day Before I Met You (SME) [AU]

    Kicking off our new music additions this week is LGBTIQ royalty Paul Mac – the ARIA-winning electro-pop singer-songwriter, producer and remixer. After almost nine years, State of War is the lead single from Paul’s highly anticipated third studio album.

    We have more Aussie tunes from: Say Lou Lou, the independent sibling duo and daughters of The Church’s Steve Kilbey; Tilarni, a local independent singer-songwriter; and Sydney’s Fear of Dawn. And of course we rarely pass on an opportunity to spin a new Jessica Mauboy tune.

    UK trio Years & Years are our new favourite import and ‘Kings’ is their best release yet, following up their massive hit collaboration with The Magician late last year.

    Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and Charli XCX with Rita Ora also provide lots of cool new pop tunes we know you’re going to like.

    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 (4 February, 2015)

    Spada & Elen Levon – Cool Enough (HUS/UMA) [AU]
    Avicii feat Salem Al Fakir – The Nights (UMA)
    Ella Henderson – Empire (SME)
    Elle King – Ex’s & Oh’s (RCA/SME)
    G.R.L. – Lighthouse (SME)

    Sydney lass Elen Levon kicks off our new music this week with the local release of a song produced and released by Italian producer Spada in mid-2014, which topped the Italian iTunes dance charts. Cool Enough has plenty of that old-school 90s Eurohouse vibe that is back in vogue right now.

    Originally put down as a track for a 2012 FIFA World Cup compilation album that never eventuated, Avicii brings us his most genre-bending track yet. Featuring Swedish singer-songwriter Salem Al Fakir, who helped Avicii out on previous hits ‘Silhouettes’ and ‘You Make Me’, The Nights has already leapt into the top 10 here in Australia..

    The UK’s Ella Henderson will be hoping to replicate the mid-2014 success of her debut single, ‘Ghost’, with her third single, ‘Empire’. A sync with TV promotion for the new series of Downton Abbey should help.

    New to Australian audiences is American musician Elle King, whose musical style encompasses country, soul, rock and blues. If you like Gin Wigmore or Duffy, then Ex’s & Oh’s will definitely be your bag.

    Also switched in this week is the Mike Rizzo Funk Generation Club Mix (JOY edit) of Madonna’s lead single, Living for Love, from her forthcoming album, Rebel Heart.

    Finally, US-Canadian-British girl group G.R.L. made a huge impact on the charts last year with their debut single, ‘Ugly Heart’. Sadly, last September band member Simone Battle took her own life. The remaining quartet have teamed up with Give an Hour, an American organisation that helps raise awareness of mental health issues. The band wanted the topic of mental health and depression to be talked about more openly, especially among their younger fans, to including the signs to look out for. Lighthouse is dedicated to Simone’s memory, and the accompanying video, containing images of Simone compiled by her family, is about ‘being there for your friends’.

    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 (January 28, 2015)

    Giorgio Moroder ft Kylie Minogue – Right Here, Right Now (SME)
    David Guetta ft Emeli Sandé – What I Did for Love (PAR/WMA)
    Madeon ft Kyan – You’re On (SME)
    The Veronicas – Cruel (SME) [AU]
    Walden vs Havana Brown – No Ordinary Love (UMA) [AU]
    Matt Palmer – Break-Up (IND)

    The man often credited with pioneering synth-based disco and electronic dance music more than 40 years ago kicks off our new music additions this week. Giorgio Moroder teaming up with Kylie Minogue for Right Here, Right Now – there’s a combination we could never resist.

    David Guetta’s latest single, What I Did for Love, from his smash hit album Listen teams him up with Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé – and it’s definitely no also-ran in his ever-growing list of successes.

    French producer Madeon is no stranger to those who have frequented the Stereosonic or Future Music festivals over the last couple of years, but he’s not garnered any mainstream radio support so far. We’re predicting You’re On may change this situation.

    Aussie twins The Veronicas will be hoping to match the success of ‘You Ruin Me’ and ‘When You Love Someone’ with ‘Cruel’, the latest single from their highly successful third studio album.

    We’ve supported both Sydney DJ-producer Walden and Australian DJ-singer-songwriter Havana Brown previously. Now they’ve teamed up and we’re well impressed.

    And finally, thanks to Huffington Post for bringing out-and-proud independent artist Matt Palmer to our attention.

    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 (January 21, 2015)

    Gorgon City feat. Jennifer Hudson – Go All Night (Freemasons Edit) (VIR/EMI/UMA)
    Kimberly Davis – Speak No Evil (D1Music)
    Above & Beyond – All Over the World (CSR/UMA)
    McBusted – Get Over It (ISL/UMA)

    The debut album from UK production duo Gorgon City has failed to make a mark so far here in Australia. For the fifth single, they have teamed up with veteran American singer and actress Jennifer Hudson for a likely smash hit. Helping out is UK production duo The Freemasons, who have added their magic touch to the remix package and propelled it to the top of the dance charts in the US already.

    US singer Kimberly Davis is best known as the veteran lead vocalist with Nile Rodgers and Chic. In an interesting side project, she’s recorded a cover of a classic 1985 top 20 hit by Australia’s own Dragon. ‘Speak No Evil’ cleverly combines Kimberly’s disco creditability with the original track’s rock sensibility.

    UK stalwarts of the dance genre Above & Beyond return with yet another strong, radio-friendly single from their fourth studio album, released just this week.

    And UK veterans McFly teamed with newcomers Busted last year to create McBusted, with all but one of the combined original members. They’ve announced they will be one of the supporting acts for One Direction’s Australian tour dates in February, so their UK top 10 single is now getting an airing here.

    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 (January 14, 2015)

    Ellie Goulding – Love Me Like You Do (UMA)
    Ne-Yo – Coming with You (EMI)
    Sia – Elastic Heart (INE) [AU]
    Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song (SME)
    The Script – No Good in Goodbye (SME)
    Calvin Harris ft. HAIM – Pray to God (SME)
    Meghan Trainor – Dear Future Husband (SME)

    The new year is now in full swing and we have a swag of new music to delight your ears. Kicking us off this week is expat Aussie, songwriter du jour and favourite of our community Sia. Elastic Heart is lifted from last year’s album 1000 Forms of Fear.

    US pop sensation Meghan Trainor bring us her third single, ‘Dear Future Husband’, simultaneously with the release of her debut album.

    American Idol veteran Kelly Clarkson is at her pop-rock finest with her latest, ‘Heartbeat Song’. A new album is expected later this year.

    Ireland’s The Script follow up their top 10 hit ‘Superheroes’ with ‘No Good in Goodbye’.

    Scotland’s hugely successful DJ-producer-singer-songwriter Calvin Harris teams up for the first time with American female trio HAIM for the sixth single from his current album, Motion.

    Ellie Goulding releases her first new work since the original and re-worked Halcyon Days album of 2013-14, on the back of her second smash hit with the aforementioned Calvin Harris.

    American R&B veteran Ne-Yo has a new album in the works and the lead single, ‘Coming with You’, is hopefully a great taste of things to come.

    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 (January 7, 2015)

    Madonna – Living for Love (INT/UMG)
    Kwabs – Walk (ATL/WMA)

    Kicking off a new year of new music we really weren’t going to go past Madge now, were we? With seven tracks from the new album (originally slated for release in March) leaked to the internet, all of them have now been made available for online purchase and the lead single has been sent to radio. Initial reaction from the fans has been overwhelmingly positive; elsewhere the reaction is muted. Let’s give the old girl a shot, we say.

    Born in Ghana, Kwabena Adjepong was raised by foster parents in Bermondsey, South London. He’s 24 years old and just starting out, but Kwabs’ debut single, Walk, has been hugely popular in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Romania as well as topping the iTunes music 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 (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.

     
 
 
 
 

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