/ JOY Music Mix / New music additions / New music to weekdays (23 January 2019)

Dean Lewis 7 Minutes (ISL / UMA)
Peking Duk & Jack River Sugar (SME)
Alfie Arcuri To Myself (NEON)
Alfie Young High Note (IND)
Carda ft Cirillo Caught Up (TEAMWRK / UMA)
Sam Feldt x Kate Ryan Gold (SPINNIN)
Crush Club Trust (Supermini Remix) (CSR)

We’re only a few weeks into 2019, but we’re surrounded by hits and they’re all in Melbourne’s most uplifting music mix.

He took the world by storm in 2018 with ARIA #1 Be Alright, and Dean Lewis is not lying low with his newest release. The Aussie singer-songwriter delivers a strummy bop in ‘7 Minutes’ that is made for car-based foot-stomping and don’t-care-who’s-listening singing. You won’t forget to love Dean – we think this will be his biggest release yet.

Adam Hyde and Reuben Styles ended 2018 publishing a children’s book about two wannabe-DJ ducks. They’ve started the new year by dosing out the sweets and dropping a banger of a single. Teaming up with Aussie singer Jack River, Peking Duk deliver ‘Sugar’ and it’s bound to get you bouncing off the walls with excitement. You can keep bouncing with the boys when their Biggest Tour Ever… lands in Melbourne on Friday 10 May.

Out-and-proud Alfie Arcuri is off to the Gold Coast to compete in Australia Decides and possibly book himself a ticket to Eurovision. If he can win Australia’s first national final on 9 February, we will be hearing ‘To Myself’ on the stage in Tel Aviv. Give this one a few listens and we reckon you’ll be pretending you’re on stage giving it your best lip-sync ever.

Amazingly, another out-and-proud Alfie joins the mix this week. Melbourne’s Alfie Young started making music in 2015 and found online fame in 2016 when a video of his cat went viral. In the same year, he wrote a song imagining how two musicians would get along in a relationship. Fast forward to this year and the singer-songwriter has finally released ‘High Note’ as his debut single, with his musician boyfriend in the picture. We’re looking forward to hearing what’s to come from this bop maker.

With summer ramping up, Carda drops a tropical bop. The local DJ-producer teams up with fellow Melburnian Cirillo in ‘Caught Up’ – a song that feels like it should be played during a pool party, complete with inflatable flamingos and designer cocktails. No matter Melbourne’s weather, we think this song will make your day that much brighter.

DJ-producer Sam Feldt hit the Australian top 20 in 2015 with Show Me Love, and he’s been filling dance floors ever since. Ahead of his Australian tour, coming to Melbourne on 7 and 9 February, the Dutchman delivers ‘Gold’, featuring Belgian singer Kate Ryan. The Eurovision representative and World Music Award winner brings an ethereal sound to a solid bop that is perfect for a summer’s day.

New York City is known for its big tunes and popular clubs, so it’s no surprise that a fresh slice of house goodness has sprung from that metropolis. Michael Cheever and TC Milan are Crush Club and they’re ready to bring a whole lotta funk to your day. Inspired by Jamiroquai and CHIC, the duo have released ‘Trust’. The rework by Spanish-born, Sydney-based Ramon Lopez, aka Supermini is rocketing up the ARIA club chart, and we reckon it’ll rocket up your list of favourites too.

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About the author: Michael


Liking the music you hear on JOY for your workday? You've got Michael to thank for it. He's the Music Director, and in charge of Melbourne's most uplifting music mix.
Plus he's the man behind the CBAA Award winning babblePOP! (Best New Music Show 2015) and the executive producer of the JOYEurovision team.

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