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 (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.

     
  • New music to weekdays (18 June, 2014)

    Sami T – Paradise Lost (IND) [AU]
    Slightly Left of Centre – Call Me for the Weekend (IND) [AU]
    Jo Cooper – Running Free (IND) [AU]
    Maroon 5 – Maps (UMA)
    The Potbelleez – Here on Earth (Hus/UMA) [AU]
    Stan Walker & Ginny Blackmore – Holding You (SME) [AU]
    Taylor Henderson – Already Gone (SME) [AU]

    A plethora of Aussie additions for your aural pleasure this week.

    Leading the way, harking from the northern beaches of Sydney comes 18-year-old Sami T with her second single, Paradise Lost.

    Melbourne independent pop-rock trio Slightly Left of Centre sound remarkably like Maroon 5. We don’t mind that. Call Me for the Weekend is their latest offering.

    Still in independent territory, Jo Cooper has a new five-track EP and we think you’ll enjoy the title track, Running Free.

    We have new offerings from JOY favourites The Potbelleez and Stan Walker (teaming up with New Zealand pop star Ginny Blackmore). Taylor Henderson’s When You Were Mine was a top 5 platinum-selling hit earlier this year. Taylor’s new single, Already Gone, is his first time on JOY’s weekday playlist, and is sure to impress.

    Last but certainly not least, American pop-rock superstars Maroon 5 have a new album due out 29 August, and Maps is the lead single.

    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 (11 June, 2014)

    Syn Cole – Bright Lights (LE7ELS/PRMD)
    Adam Tyler – Knew You Better (EQMusic)
    Adam Lopez – When All Is Said and Done (ENERGISE)
    Kylie Minogue – Sexy Love (PAR/WMA) [AU]
    Ella Henderson – Ghost (SME)

    Kicking off proceedings this week is a new Swedish singer and producer, Syn Cole, with Bright Lights. Cole is the first artist signed to Avicii’s own label.

    Two new out-and-proud artists are added to our lists this week. The first is Los Angeles-based Adam Tyler, with “Knew You Better”. The second is from Australian Adam Lopez, with his remarkable cover of the 1982 ABBA song, When All Is Said and Done, produced by the inimitable Matt Pop. Adam holds the Guinness World Record for the highest vocal note ever sung by a man, which he set on Australian television in 2008.

    While Kylie Minogue’s latest album debuted at #1 in the Australian charts back in March, the first two singles have failed to perform. Kylie will be hoping for better with “Sexy Love”.

    Sixth place in the 2012 series of the UK X Factor was enough for Simon Cowell to sign up Ella Henderson. Her debut release is looking to chart very well in the UK this week and earns a quick turnaround for radio in Australia.

    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 June, 2014)

    R3HAB feat. Eva Simons – Unstoppable (CLS/UMA)
    Sam Smith feat. Mary J. Blige – Stay with Me (EMI)
    Tiesto feat. Matthew Koma – Wasted (‘Naked’ version) (UMA)
    The Collective – Burn the Bright Lights (SME) [AU]

    Kicking off our new music off this week is a double-up out of the Netherlands. Eva Simons had a huge hit a few years back collaborating with American producer (and her current beau) Afrojack on Take Over Control. This time Eva teams up with compatriot R3HAB and the result is Unstoppable.

    British crooner Sam Smith had a couple of hits collaborating with Disclosure and Naughty Boy. Stay with Me is the second single from his debut album and his second UK #1. Already charting in the top 10 here in Australia, the added bonus is we now get a duet version of this beautiful ballad with US R&B star Mary J. Blige. Sam this week confirmed in an interview with The Fader that he is indeed same-sex attracted and very much a part of our community. Welcome, Sam.

    The latest from Tiesto contained a slightly dubious message with the line “I like us better when we’re wasted”. The new edit instead uses “I like us better when we’re naked”, creating a far less contentious hook for this otherwise catchy little tune.

    With regard to Aussie music, this week we’re putting our faith into a reduced-lineup, reinvented, 2012 X Factor creation The Collective. The boys have produced a mid-tempo ballad that hopefully will perform better than their previous single.

    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 (28 May, 2014)

    Bertie Blackman – Run for Your Life (WMA) [AU]
    Lily Allen – URL Badman (PAR/WMA)
    Lea Michele – On My Way (SME)
    La Roux – Uptight Downtown (Edit) (UMA)
    Sigma – Nobody to Love (UMA)

    This week we have Aussie music from Sydney independent singer-songwriter Bertie Blackman. “Run for Your Life” is a more pop-centric electro-synth affair than anything we’ve heard from this 10-year veteran of the Aussie music scene.

    Lily Allen is back with a huge slap at the online detractors of her earlier single “Hard Out Here”. You really have to hear “URL Badman” to appreciate Lily’s funny and acerbic take on this all-too-common first-world phenomenon.

    Glee star Lea Michele’s second single from her debut album is a more classic pop anthem than “Cannonball”, and a match for the likes of Kelly Clarkson or P!nk, one might suggest.

    After a wait of more than four years, UK singer-songwriter Elly Jackson, better known as La Roux, is back. We don’t think you’ll be disappointed in the first single from her forthcoming album, “Uptight Downtown”.

    Finally, UK drum-and-bass duo Sigma put out a bootleg remix of Kanye West’s “Bound 2″ a few months back. Interest from radio was so big that they headed into the studio, used a session singer for the vocals and in a flash had themselves a UK #1 single.

    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 (21 May, 2014)

    Clean Bandit – Extraordinary (ATL/WMA)
    Ariana Grande – Problem (No Rap Version) (REP/UMA)
    The Vamps ft. Demi Lovato – Somebody to You (VIR/EMI)

    UK electronic group Clean Bandit have announced that their album will be released mid-June on the back of the huge Australian chart success and more than 50 million views of Rather Be. The second single from New Eyes hits Australian airwaves this week.

    Ariana Grande has a huge hit on her hands after teaming up with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea for “Problem”. We, however, have elected to go with Ariana’s original non-rap version for JOY weekdays.

    UK boys The Vamps have released the fourth single from their debut album simultaneously around the world, hopefully capitalising on the inclusion of Demi Lovato and her recent success with “Let It Be” from the Frozen soundtrack.

    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.

     
 
 
 
 

Previous Posts

July 2014
M T W T F S S
« Jun    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031