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It’s Friday and the funk is feeling so good in the sunshine right now. It’s been a whilse since I posted or got the radio but happy to let you know that the drought is over!

Blur’s “Song 2” was reinvented as an uptempo Deep Funk tune by Diazpora with tight horns and featuring the vocal talents of Hamburg’s Nora Kinga Becker, who gives the song the soulful edge it deserves.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

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Jens Lekman - I Know What Love Isn't

Jens Lekman – I Know What Love Isn’t

Jans Lekman has been bubbling around in the background of consciousness for some time after his music was recommended to me by a friend, much cooler and on the pulse, than myself. His perfectly crafted, super literal lyrics, appealed to my sense of twee and love of artists such as Belle & Sebastian and Laura Marling.  Best example of one such track is the aptly titled I’m leaving you beacuse I don’t love you’. It’s a no messing simplicity that provides one of the happiest post break up songs you could ever wish for.

This mesmerising – tell it like it is – attitude permeates his new single. Note the verse that starts, as so many wedding proposals in Bondi seem to: “So let’s get married, I’m serious, but only for the citizenship, I’ve always liked the idea of it”… Turns out Lekman moved to Australia to escape a break up in his homeland Sweden and faced with the looming deadline for a permanent visa popped the question to his best friend. (We’ve all been there!)

Jens Lekman new single ‘I Know What Love Isn’t‘ is the lead track from his first album in 4 years. It’s released this September on Secretly Canadian records. It is sure to be both hilarious and mesmerising

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Electric Elements

Electric Elements – No Place Like Home

This weekend Sydney hip hop group Electric Elements  return to Sydney’s Brighten Up Bar in Darlinghurst with ‘Hand That MC A Mic #2′.  The high energy outfit take us through their new EP, No Place Like Home, taking time out to explain the music influences behind their EP and how it came to be.

“We wanted to write a little something to introduce our upcoming EP ‘No Place Like Home’. Perhaps even mention the lead single ‘Change Of Heart‘ that we have recently released and that can be found on Triple J Unearthed and YouTube. But we decided against it… Instead, we thought we would put something together on how we got to where we are musically. We have just spent the best part of 12 months writing and recording an EP and that kind of passion for something has to come from somewhere.

Well, as I (Pro MC) write this on behalf of Electric Elements, I realise that the passion most likely comes from my parents to start with, most notably my Dad. There was not a minute of the day he wasn’t playing something. Singing along to whatever came on. Schooling me to Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, BB King, The Beatles and about a thousand others. To this day my iPod is still half full of what he played me as a kid. I know deciBel is the same way. We have known each other long enough for me to tell you that he would not have the passion he does if his Mum wasn’t such a lover of music. Hell, we’ve even sampled vinyls she sourced for us in the past haha!

What we’ve done here, however, is put together a list of four albums that have been instrumental in shaping us, our music and the latest EP in any way. Obviously, there are countless we could have gone with, but we thought we’d pay homage to those Australian Hip Hop albums that have meant something. Enjoy the read.

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Faith LeeSilver voiced, singer songwriter Faith Lee will be joining us in the studio at Bondi FM this weekend to talk us through her debut EP Damascus. Following the release of singles ‘Life Long Friend’ and ‘Golden Girl’, Faith has put together a divine blend of acoustic, country and folk songs to create an EP so warm and delicate among today’s music scene.

Faith will be joining us to personally guide us through the EP and share in the stories that went into creating the music. Join us on air, online and in person at the Bondi FM cafe this Saturday 4th August.

It’s what Saturday morning’s were made for!

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