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 (16 April, 2014)

    Carlos Gallardo & Peyton – Let It Go (CLIPPERSOUNDS)
    Zendaya – Replay (Cahill Radio edit) (HWR/UMA)
    Angel Stoxx ft. Drew – Let Go (CSR/UMA)
    Diana Rouvas – Heart of Goodbye (Glamstarr Radio edit) (UMA)
    Ricki-Lee – All We Need Is Love (EMI)
    Jason Herd ft. Sherry St Germain – This Is What We Came For (ONE/SME)
    Kim Cesarion – I Love This Life (SME)
    Chris Rose – We Are (SME)

    UK-based out-and-proud Peyton never fails to deliver. His latest is another soulful house anthem that will take you to a higher place … again.

    Jason Herd, also out of the UK, recently teamed up with Australia’s LA-based Stafford Brothers and scored a huge hit. He returns with the same vocalist for his lastest release.

    Sweden’s lastest pop sensation, Kim Cesarion, who had a massive hit here in Australia recently with “Undressed”, follows up with “I Love This Life”.

    The lead single from US actress and singer Zendaya has been creeping up the charts here in Australia. We’ve plugged into the Cahill mix for you.

    Athens-based Greek DJ-producer Angel Stoxx gets a debut release in Australia via Central Station records.

    The very wonderful Australian singer-songwriter Ricki-Lee returns with an anti-bullying themed single, and more Aussie talent shines through with debuts from Chris Rose and Diana Rouvas.

    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 April, 2014)

    Elliot Brown – Unforgettable (IND)
    Sian Evans & Jolyon Petch – Reach (Soulful House Radio Edit) (CLUBLUXURY)
    Hanson – Get the Girl (3CG)
    Katy Perry – Birthday EMI)
    Chromeo – Jealous (I Ain’t With It) (ONE/SME)
    Samantha Jade – Up! (SME)

    Aussie music this week comes from Samantha Jade. Her latest single, “Up!”, has been chosen as the theme for the Socceroos’ World Cup foray.
    Also counting as Aussie is new music from Melbourne-based DJ-producer Jolyon Petch, teaming up with the lead singer of Welsh dance-group Kosheen, Sian Evans.

    And Sydney-based independent, out-and-proud singer-songwriter Elliot Brown revisits our playlist with another strong production.

    Canadian duo Chromeo have produced a very funky new offering as the lead single from their new album, while Oklahoma-based Hanson – yes, the three brothers who brought us “MMMBop” in 1997 – also have a really strong new single.

    California gurl Katy Perry celebrates everyone’s big day with fourth single from her latest album.

    Also, changing up the mix this week, Sydney out-and-proud DJ-producer Dan Slater has a first official remix approval for his version of Cher’s “I Walk Alone”. We love to support our own, so that’s the one you’ll hear from here on.

    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 April, 2014)

    Cher – I Walk Alone (7th Heaven Radio Edit) (WMA)
    Cascada – Blink (Video Edit) (CSR/UMA)
    Fedde Le Grand & DI-RECT – Where We Belong (CSR/UMA)
    Freemasons feat Joel Edwards – U Drive Me Crazy (FREEMAISON)
    Rita Ora – I Will Never Let You Down (COL/SME)

    Having just kicked off her new Dressed to Kill live shows and off the back of US dance-chart success with “Take It Like a Man”, Cher gives us her third single from Closer to the Truth. “I Walk Alone” comes with a 7th Heaven remix first up and more remixes in the wings.

    Germany’s Cascada are back with another cover. Originally recorded in 2012 by British female duo U.V.U.K. and featured on JOY at the time, the Cascada version of Blink definitely ups the energy levels in their classic style.

    Dutch DJ-producer Fedde Le Grand has teamed up with long-running and locally successful Dutch rock band DI-RECT. Perhaps looking a little towards Swedish House Mafia and the like and those successful collaborations with rock-style vocalists for inspiration, Where We Belong fits right into that mould.

    In a similar vein, British producer duo the Freemasons team up with a strong male vocalist in Joel Edwards for their latest, “U Drive Me Crazy”.

    Finally, Rita Ora was one of the most successful solo artists in the UK in 2012. “I Will Never Let You Down”, the first single from her forthcoming second album, is written and produced by Rita’s boyfriend, the highly successful Calvin Harris.

    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 March, 2014)

    Ben Hazlewood – Loveless (IND)
    Sia – Chandelier (INE/UMA)
    Havana Brown – Whatever We Want (UMA)
    Lady Gaga – G.U.Y. (UMA)

    He’s a veteran of New Zealand and Australian reality TV programs (NZ Idol 2003 and The Voice 2012 in Australia), and we supported Sydney-based independent singer-songwriter Ben Hazlewood’s “Parachute” last year. Ben’s latest single, a heartfelt and mostly acoustic pop ballad, Loveless, is co-produced by one of the gurus of Australian music, Ian ‘Molly’ Meldrum.

    US-based out-and-proud Australian expat Sia has been writing killer hits for anyone who is anyone in the pop world for the last couple of years. It seems she’s still had time to save the best for herself, and if “Chandelier” is anything to go by, her new album due later this year will be well worth the wait!

    Another Aussie doing big things internationally is Havana Brown, who has teamed with producer Richard Vission for her latest single. “Whatever We Want” is brand new, i.e. it is not part of her 2012 EP release. So as not to drive you crazy trying to work it out, the sample you’ll recognise is taken from the 2001 Basement Jaxx hit “Where’s Your Head At”. Interestingly, Basement Jaxx originally sampled Gary Numan’s 1979 song “M.E.” for the same riff.

    There’s a 12-minute epic video to accompany Lady Gaga’s G.U.Y., the third single from Artpop. Closest in style to “Judas” from The Fame Monster, it’s sure to challenge both fans and detractors. We think it will grow on you with a few listens.

    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 (March 19, 2014)

    Scarlette Fever – 6ft Woman (Rudedog Vocal Radio Edit) (IND)
    Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart (UMA)
    Prince ft Zooey Deschanel – FALLLINLOVE2NIGHT (SME)
    Little Mix – Word Up (SME)
    MKTO – American Dream (SME)

    Britain’s Scarlette Fever has featured on our playlist since 2010, and when she was on on holiday in Australia with her girlfriend recently, she took time out to chat with Ginni and Adam on Rise Up. Scarlette’s new remix EP is released shortly and we’ve chosen the unmistakenly girl-about-girl “6ft Woman” as our first addition for this week.

    The Divergent original soundtrack album is packed with winners, including two songs from Ellie Goulding. Beating Heart is the second single lifted from the album, following “Find You” from Zedd, which we’re also featuring on JOY.

    The enigmatic Prince recently appeared in an episode of New Girl, which airs on Eleven here in Australia. During the show he performed a duet with the star of the show, Zooey Deschanel. No word of any new album as yet, but “FALLINLOVE2NIGHT” has now been released as an official single and is the most radio-friendly work by Prince in some time.

    Little Mix have recorded this year’s UK Sport Relief charity single, covering the 1986 smash hit (Australia #6 / UK #3) by Cameo, Word Up.

    On the back of two hugely successful singles and a No 1 album in Australia, American duo MKTO are set to appear at the Logie Awards and tour nationally. Their third single is another fun pop singalong.

    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 (March 12, 2014)

    Jason Singh – Speakers (AMBITION)
    Peter Wilson – Lonely Is the Night (Matt Pop Radio Mix) (ENERGISE)
    Brad Wolfe – Black Sheep (Radio Edit) (IND)
    Sheppard – Geronimo (CHUGG)
    Jessica Mauboy – Never Be the Same (SME)
    The Vamps – Last Night (EMI)

    We usually don’t crow about our music list here at JOY, but this week we thought we’d give you a little reminder.

    It’s widely known that commercial networks fulfil their 25% Australian airplay regulation quota by loading up their overnight music from midnight to 6am. Not us! We hit you with 35% Australian music from 6am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

    In spite of our  weekday music averaging 35% Australian-artist airplay, we maintain a uplifting dance-pop mix that wouldn’t be out of place, soundwise, on any commercial network. It’s just better.

    Proving our point, this week five of our six additions are Australian, and four of them are independent releases, too.

    Leading us out of the gate is former Taxiride lead singer, Jason Singh, with the second single from his debut album.

    Two independent out-and-proud Melbourne gentlemen, Peter Wilson and Brad Wolfe, also make the mix this week.

    Brisbane six-piece Sheppard, three of whom are siblings George, Amy and Emma Sheppard, had a surprise hit last year with Let Me Down Easy. They return with a new release from their forthcoming debut album.

    Jessica Mauboy never fails to impress, and the fourth single from her third studio album is an up-tempo ballad that is sure to be another winner.

    Finally, British teen band The Vamps failed to make a mark on the Aussie charts with their second single, so they’ve rush-released the third single simultaneously with the UK. Last Night will try to capitalise on the original success of Can We Dance.

    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 (March 5, 2014)

    Art vs Science – Create/Destroy (JOY Radio edit) (Kobalt Music)
    Architecture in Helsinki – I Might Survive ((JOY Radio edit) (Casual Workout)
    Tim Campbell – Don’t You (Forget About Me) (ABC/UMA)
    Nabiha – Mind the Gap (UMA)
    The Saturdays – Not Giving Up (JRMX Club Heaven Edit) (POL/UMA)

    An Aussie independent dance double-up kicks off our additions this week. Art vs Science are often more likely to be heard on the J’s than on JOY, but we’re nothing if not willing to give something a go when we think you’ll enjoy it. Create/Destroy is their first new work in three years and is shiny indie pop that will get your feet tapping. As well, Melbourne outfit Architecture in Helsinki bring us a new disco-tinged pop ditty, I Might Survive, which will have you singing along in no time.

    Stand-in JOY breakfast presenter, TV host, actor and singer Tim Campbell is releasing an album of classic disco covers and the first two have been sent to radio this week, ahead of the album release on 4 April. We’ve elected to run with the Simple Minds hit of 1985, “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.

    North African-born, Denmark-based Nabiha’s international debut is a very pretty piece of 1990′s style-pop.

    Originally previewed on their American TV program back in January 2013, The Saturdays have picked “Not Giving Up” as the fifth single from their fourth studio album, with a single release date of 4 April. The package includes a swag of remixes and we had a tough choice between two favourites, Cahill or JRMX. This time the JRMX Club Heaven Edit is just that little bit more gay.

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



  • New music to weekdays (February 26, 2014)

    Kim Cesarion – Undressed (SME)
    Ricky Martin ft Jennifer Lopez & Wisin – Adrenalina (SME)
    DJ Cassidy ft. Robin Thicke & Jessie J – Calling All Hearts (SME)
    Nathaniel – You’re Beautiful (SME)
    Katy B – Crying for No Reason (SME)

    Swedish singer-songwriter of Swedish, Greek and Guadeloupe origins (yes, that’s what his press release actually says) Kim Cesarion has hit the ground running with his worldwide debut release, Undressed, reaching #9 on the Aussie charts this week.

    Wisin & Yandel featured on JOY last year when they teamed up with Jennifer Lopez for Follow the Leader. Originally released as Wisin featuring Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez, Adrenalina is a Spanglish-laced Latino triple threat that has been rebranded for Ricky Martin following the surprise smash success in 2013 in Australia and on the US club charts with “Come On”.

    Popular US DJ-turned-producer DJ Cassidy has recruited some big guns, with both Robin Thicke and Jessie J on duty for his debut release. Calling All Hearts is pure disco and possibly the most fun you can have with your clothes on this year.

    Australian X Factor 2013 alumnus Nathaniel Willemse’s 2013 release You was a top 5 hit and sold 2x platinum. His follow-up, You’re Beautiful, has the same formula and should do just as well.

    UK songstress Katy B has been around for a few years but it seems she is that special little secret for those in the know, here in Australia. Her second full-length album, Little Red, has just topped the UK charts and Crying for No Reason is comfortably in the top 5. Katy will be hoping to see this finally translate into some chart success here. We’re pleased to help out.

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


  • New music to weekdays (February 19, 2014)

    Tina Arena – Don’t Hide (7th Heaven Radio Edit) (EMI)
    Marcia Hines – Amazing (Peachy & Murphy Radio Edit) (EMI)
    Sgt Slick – Got to Love Somebody (East Coast Radio Edit) (VIC/UMA)
    Marvin Priest – Higher (UMA)
    Angel Haze ft Sia – Battle Cry (UMA)
    RAC ft Kele & MNDR – Let Go (UMA)
    Neon Trees – Sleeping with a Friend (UMA)
    John Martin – Anywhere for You (UMA)

    The official anthem of the Sydney Mardi Gras for 2014 comes from the headline act, and the 7th Heaven remix has arrived to give us all a taste of what to expect from Tina when she hits the RHI stage in the early hours of Sunday morning, 2 March.

    ‘Amazing’ is the name of Marcia Hines’ first original material to be released in 20 years. Amazing is the only word to describe the strength of her voice, and simply amazing is what Sydney boys DJ Dan Murphy and Steve Peach have done with the remix. A new anthem is born.

    A Melbourne stalwart of local label Vicious Records, Andy J (aka Sgt Slick), helps them celebrate their 20th year in business with a great new release, Got to Love Somebody, sampling a 1980 album track by Sister Sledge.

    UK-born Marvin Priest (son of reknowned reggae artist Maxi Priest) achieved platinum sales and an APRA award for his debut single, Own this Club, in 2010. He now bases himself in both Sydney and New York, and returns to the airwaves with a slightly less dance-oriented, more urban-tinged release.

    Our favourite expat South Australian songwriter to the stars, Sia, has teamed up with American rapper and singer Angel Haze to help out on the second single from Angel’s debut album, Dirty Gold. Battle Cry covers some fairly emotional ground around child abuse and selfharm – it’s worth more than a couple of listens.

    The out-and-proud and very sexy Kele (lead singer of Bloc Party) teams up with Portuguese-born, US-based producer RAC as well as New York duo Amanda Warner and Peter Wade (aka MNDR), and uses his gorgeous vocals to full advantage.

    Utah-based Neon Trees have definitely left their alt/rock roots well behind since teaming up with dance-producer Kaskade last year. Sleeping with a Friend is slick and polished pop.

    Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and Sebastian Ingrosso together have sold over 7 million singles, all using the vocal talents of John Martin. He finally gets to release his own debut single, and Anywhere for You doesn’t disappoint.

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

  • New music to weekdays (February 13, 2014)

    Pharrell Williams – Happy (Danny Dove Remix edit) (SME)
    Betty Who – Somebody Loves You (SME)
    The Vamps – Wild Heart (EMI)
    5 Seconds of Summer – She Looks So Perfect (EMI)
    Lucius Lowe ft. Devonde – On the Dancefloor (NY-O-DAE)
    The Cuban Brothers ft. Diafrix & Mica Paris – So Sweet (CSR/UMA)
    My Lasting Reply – Steal Your Heart (IND)
    Liam Keegan ft. Julia Schlippert – Love Come Down (Liam Keegan Radio Edit) (IND)
    Tigerlily & 2Less ft. KA$H – Faith (Dirty Disco Youth Radio Edit) (ONE/SME)

    This week we acknowledge the five-week run at #1 in the Aussie charts for Pharrell Williams and “Happy” but we couldn’t resist something a little different (like us!). So we’ve found a remix by UK producer Danny Dove that gives this much-loved ditty a little more of a classic house feel.

    Remember that Home Depot flashmob marriage proposal that went viral in September last year? Well, it resulted in US-based Sydney expat Betty Who scoring a major record deal with the accompanying song. “Somebody Loves You” finally gets an Australian radio release this week.

    UK teenagers The Vamps scored a #3 in the UK and a top 20 in Australia with their debut “Can We Dance”. Their followup, Wild Heart, matched the debut performance in December at home, so the boys will be hoping to do at least as well again here.

    Aussie boys 5 Seconds of Summer, who scored the worldwide tour support act with One Direction last year and were heard on JOY with their independent release Out of My Limit in late 2012, have now inked a deal with EMI, and She Looks So Perfect is their debut with the big guys.

    Inaya Day’s boutique label Ny-O-Dae Music continues to release some classy house music with a varied selection of producers and vocalists. Lucius Lowe and New York local Devonde deliver the goods with “On the Dancefloor”.

    The Cuban Brothers are from Edinburgh via Panama, it seems, and the lead single, So Sweet, from a forthcoming album is funky and fun.

    Expat Melburnian, now Sydney-based independent musician Ryan Enright fronts My Lasting Reply, and the lead single from a new EP stole our heart this week.

    UK producer Liam Keegan has been one of our favoured remixers over the years, and now he’s delivered his own production.

    Sydney-based DJ-producer Tigerlily, with German duo 2Less, delivers a haunting modern main-room classic.

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


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