New music to weekdays (11 November 2020)

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Alae Frozen in LA (Clicks Remix Radio Edit) (XELON)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor Crying at the Discotheque (Cooking Vinyl / SME)
Little Mix Sweet Melody (SME)
Now United & R3HAB One Love (XIX / AWAL)
Oliver Heldens & Party Pupils ft MAX Set Me Free (OH2)
Princess Superstar Perfect (Supermini & Frankie Romano Remix Radio Edit) (TINTED)
VASSY x Outgang X TwoWorldsApart OXYGEN (ROBBINS)

Big tunes abound in this week’s newest to JOY’s uplifting music mix.

New Zealand four-piece band Alae, fronted by gay singer-songwriter Alex Farrell-Davey, have dropped a brand-new song just in time for summer. ‘Frozen in LA’ is the follow-up to their Lucy’s Mix Tape EP. We’ve gone with the Clicks remix to give it an extra punch for daytimes.

While we wait to return to the dance floor, Sophie Ellis-Bextor has covered an Alcazar favourite. ‘Crying at the Discotheque’ is lifted from the English singer-songwriter’s forthcoming greatest hits album, Songs from the Kitchen Disco: Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Greatest Hits, due Friday. This has all the sparkle of the original, coupled with Sophie’s trademark vocals. It’s a heap of fun.

The end of an unhappy relationship is the inspiration for the latest release from Little Mix. ‘Sweet Melody’ is the fifth single from the British girl group’s sixth album, Confetti, and delivers all the pop goodness you’d expect from them.

It’s time to get dancing to a worldwide collab that has already had over 11 million YouTube views. Dutch-Moroccan DJ-producer R3HAB has teamed up with Now United, a group of 16 singers and dancers from 16 countries. Sydney’s Savannah Clark is one of the Uniters, who formed in 2017 under the supervision of Idol franchise creator Simon Fuller. The song combines pop, dance and Middle Eastern flavour, and we reckon you’ll be all over this one.

COVID lockdowns have allowed queer singer-songwriter Jax Anderson to dust off some demos and make them sparkle for a new EP, BEDROOM B SIDES: VOLUME 1. One of those refreshed demos is ‘IN THE MORNING’, which the Detroiter explains as being ‘a manifesto for following your gut and doing what is right’. It’s a bright, jangly ditty that we think will bring a smile to your face.

Dutch DJ-producer Oliver Heldens has just launched a new label, OH2. To celebrate, he’s released a banger of a track alongside American duo Party Pupils. The punchy synths in ‘Set Me Free’ will get you up and moving, while the vocals from American singer (and one half of Party Pupils) MAX add a touch of sexiness.

Back in 2005, counting to four was all the rage thanks to Princess Superstar‘s massive single ‘Perfect’ (and its 2007 rework with Mason). Spain-born, Sydney-based DJ Supermini and fellow Sydneysider Frankie Romano have thrown house at the classic, giving it a facelift for 2020. Big keys and chords for days make ‘Perfect’ perfecter and we think you’ll love it.

Take a breath and enjoy something brand-new from a JOY favourite. Darwin-born, LA-based singer-producer VASSY has teamed up with Dutch producer Outgang and German duo TwoWorldsApart for ‘OXYGEN’, an uplifting dance bop. The energy will course through your veins when you take this one in!

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