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 (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.

  • New music to weekdays (16 July, 2014)

    Kate Miller-Heidke – Sing to Me (Denzal Park radio edit) (Cooking Vinyl) [AU]
    Amy Grant feat Dave Audé – Baby Baby (UMA)
    Ariana Grande feat Zedd – Break Free (UMA)
    Demi Lovato feat Cher Lloyd – Really Don’t Care (UMA)
    Lily Allen – As Long as I Got You (PAR/WMA)
    Jess Glynne – Right Here (ATL/WMA)

    Getting us started are Aussie dance music stalwarts Denzal Park. They’ve lifted an album track from Kate Miller-Heidke’s recently released independent and crowd-funded fourth studio album and pushed her full tilt back into the dance-pop sphere.

    American Christian singer-songwriter Amy Grant has been performing since the sixties and achieved a string of crossover hits worldwide in the nineties. A new remix EP of those biggest hits is just around the corner. The first we get to hear is “Baby Baby”, remixed by none other than American dance hit-maker Dave Audé.

    American singer and actress Ariana Grande teams up with Grammy-winning German producer Zedd for the second single from her second studio album, due out 25 August.

    American singer-songwriter Demi Lovato has teamed up with her British equivalent, Cher Lloyd, to create a poptastic ditty of note.

    Lily Allen’s Sheezus gives up its fourth single to our airwaves.

    And Jess Glynne had a massive worldwide hit as the featured vocalist on Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be” a few months ago. Her first solo single is retro nineties simplicity itself.

    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 (9 July, 2014)

    Johnny X – Whore (JXWorldwide) [AU]
    Parralox feat Francine – Crying on the Dancefloor (John Von Ahlen radio edit) (EQMusic) [AU]
    Miami Horror – Wild Motion (Set It Free) (Radio Edit) (Remote Control) [AU]
    Ricki-Lee – Happy Ever After (EMI) [AU]
    Bonnie Anderson – Blackout (BEXTA & JOY Remix Edit) (SME) [AU]
    G.R.L. – Ugly Heart (SME)
    Charli XCX – Boom Clap (ATL/WMA)

    Melbourne out-and-proud singer-songwriter Johnny X is no stranger to the JOY airwaves, with his previous writer/producer credits including Gina G’s “Fresh” and Warren Nomi’s “The Rush”. In the past, we’ve heard Johnny’s own releases “Dizzy”, “Supersonic” and “Automatic”, to name but a few. As well, “I’m Gonna Get It” appeared on Volume 5 of JOY’s own CD compilation series. Johnny loves a racy lyric wrapped up in a shiny pop package, and “Whore” is no exception.

    Parralox frontman John Von Ahlen is another out-and-proud Melbourne-based singer-songwriter-producer. For Crying on the Dancefloor he has teamed up with a new vocalist and given us a raft of remixes to choose from, all of them worth a listen. We’ve elected to go with John’s own down-tempo reinterpretation.

    Melbourne’s Miami Horror are currently based in LA, and “Wild Motion (Set It Free)” is their first release since relocating. It’s excellent.

    Sydney-based former Young Diva Ricki-Lee’s Happy Ever After is the third single from her forthcoming album. We love it.

    The new single from Bonnie Anderson (who won Australia’s Got Talent in 2007) Blackout perplexed us a little as the follow-up to her cute little 2013 pop debut Raise The Bar. With special thanks to DJ Bexta for an exclusive JOY rework of her official remix and a bit more of a nip-and-tuck by our very own music director, we’ve come up with a version we think works for the JOY airwaves.

    UK songstress Charli XCX impresses with her latest single Boom Clap – her first solo effort to impact the Australian charts.

    G.R.L. were originally to be the new members of The Pussycat Dolls, but the Doll’s creator decided a brand new identity was in order. Debuting on a Pitbull hit a few months back, the five-member group now strikes with its own hot little debut single, Ugly Heart.

    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 (2 July, 2014)

    Ray Isaac – Who I Am (Funk3d Radio Mix) (IND) [AU]
    Cat Torres – Easy to Say Goodbye (UMA) [AU]
    Jason Singh – I Can Dream (AMBITION) [AU]
    Seven Lions ft. Tove Lo – Strangers (UMA)
    Eric Prydz – Liberate (EMI)
    Example – One More Day (Stay With Me) (SME)

    Sydney-based out-and-proud singer-songwriter-DJ Ray Isaac spoke to Ginni and Adam a little while ago on Rise Up about his new anti-bullying song Who I Am. The Funk3d remix kicks off our additions this week.

    Australia’s 2013 series of The Voice brought Cat Torres to our attention and, more importantly to the attention of coach Ricky Martin. While she did not win the series, Cat has toured extensively around the world supporting Ricky for past year. Her debut single is pop-soul-funk excellence!

    One of the strongest independent pop-rock albums of the past year is the criminally ignored Humannequin by Jason Singh. I Can Dream is one of the first tracks written for the album and the third single, and is now on our airwaves.

    Internationally, we have American producer Jeff Montalvo aka Seven Lions. His new single, Strangers (with Myon and Shane 54), features Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo, who herself reached #3 on the Aussie charts last month with “Stay High”.

    The man best known for sampling Steve Winwood’s “Valerie” in 2004 for “Call on Me” is back. Liberate is stylish vocal house.

    Finally, UK rapper-singer-producer-DJ Example returns with One More Day (Stay with Me), a more melodic sound for the first single from his forthcoming fourth studio 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 (25 June, 2014)

    Nicole Scherzinger – Your Love (Cahill Edit) (SME)
    Nile Rodgers – Do What You Wanna Do (MYNC Radio edit) (CR2)
    Elen Levon – Kingdom (MOS/UMA) [AU]
    The Aston Shuffle ft. Elizabeth Rose – Back & Forth (EMI) [AU]

    Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger delayed the release of her latest album after the first single, ‘Boomerang’, failed to resonate in the UK, and to concentrate on her role in the most recent series of the UK’s X Factor. Turns out she was also negotiating a change in record company – her first single with Sony Music kicks off our new music this week.

    Nile Rodgers is one of the kings of funk, soul and disco, the frontman for 70s powerhouse Chic and the producer behind many, many hits in the intervening years. He returns with a song he wrote for the International Music Summit last year.

    Australian singer-songwriter Elen Levon, along with her record company Ministry of Sound, has been plugging away at the Australian pop music scene with a bunch of great singles over the last two years. Strangely, she has had more success in Italy, where she charted in the top 20 with Dancing to the Same Song. Let’s hope Australian radio finally gets behind Elen with ‘Kingdom’ – we certainly believe she deserves the support.

    Canberra stalwarts The Aston Shuffle return to our airwaves, this time teaming up with producer and singer-songwriter Elizabeth Rose. Elizabeth is another talented Australian who has had more success overseas than here at home.

    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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