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Cub Sport Sometimes (IND / SGC)
FRENSHIP ft Yoke Lore Wanted a Name (Counter Records / INERTIA)
Dua Lipa Swan Song (WMUK / WMA)
Junior J ft John Gibbons & Therese Save a Little Love (SPINNIN)
Arno Cost & Norman Doray Together (EMI)
Ariana Grande 7 rings (Division 4 & Matt Consola Radio Edit) (UMA / REP / Division 4 & Matt Consola Promo)

There’s a basket of bangers ready to land in Melbourne’s most uplifting music mix!

With their self-titled third studio album debuting at #12 on the ARIA album chart this week, there’s no better time to get some Cub Sport in your life. ‘Sometime’ is the album’s lead single, providing a poppy punch to the Cub sound. The four-member Brisbane-based band is proudly queer – band members Tim and Sam recently married after being mates for years – and they’re making waves around the world. It’s going to be a big year for Cub Sport.

Americans James Sunderland and Brett Hite are FRENSHIP, best known for their 2016 hit Capsize. ‘Wanted a Name’ is their new bop, featuring Brooklyn-based singer Adrian Calvin, aka Yoke Lore. Calvin has moved from band to band, including a stint with WALK THE MOON. He also has a famous out-and-proud brother – TV and stage actor Noah Galvin – who directed a music video about a queer relationship. We reckon this song will grow on you.

British singer Dua Lipa is not taking it easy after her four BRIT Award noms. Ahead of Alita: Battle Angel showing in cinemas from 5 February comes ‘Swan Song’, an anthemic battle song written as a fight for the marginalised. Dua Lipa references HIV activist group Act Up’s motto ‘Silence = Death’ in her thinking behind the song. You’ll want to stand up and be seen as you chant this one.

It’s time to dance as British DJ-producer Junior J fires up the disco with the help of a couple of friends. Irish DJ John Gibbons lends a hand for ‘Save a Little Love’, which we reckon you’ll love to bits. It also features Swedish house-vocal queen, Therese, who you’ll recognise from Stonebridge’s banger Put ‘Em High and JOY anthem Take Me Away. This is bound to make your party playlist!

French DJs Arno Cost and Norman Doray often work together to produce bops to dance to, and they have something new. The follow-up to their 2015 release ‘Rising Love’ is ‘Together’, and although it’s not overly verbose, it’s bound to get stuck in your head. Give this a go in your lunch break and we think you’ll end up dancing back to work.

She’s landed another Australian #1 single, so it’s only fair that we give Ariana Grande a run in the mix this week. Her hugely successful single ‘7 rings’ has had a dance-floor remix thanks to two out-and-proud DJs, Australia’s Division 4 and American Matt Consola. The inclusion of some sexy keys and a big beat takes this one from trap-pop to hot-to-trot and should get your afternoons banging.

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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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