Here’s a round-up of the latest tracks we’ve added to our daily rotation.
Bonka – Be Alive ft. Luciana
Bonka are a DJ duo hailing from Brisbane and are known for their notorious mash-ups. They’ve teamed up with British songstress Luciana for their hot-off-the-press single Be Alive, a track so fresh that it hasn’t even come out yet (it officially drops tomorrow). Be Alive is an uplifting dance floor anthem that celebrates everything great about (you guessed it) being alive. You may have heard their tunes being supported by the likes of Tiësto, The Chainsmokers, Timmy Trumpet, TJR and more. Bonka are touring this winter and will be hitting up Adelaide on August 4, taking centre stage at HQ.
Client Liaison – Survival In The City
There are many words that one can use to describe Client Liaison: outlandish, extravagant, flamboyant… but there’s one thing that we can all agree on—that they’re the 80s inspired Aussie heroes that we didn’t know we needed in our lives. Their music: infectious; Their fashion: phenomenal. Their hairdos: grandiose. The self-indulgent duo celebrate an era of Australian culture that a few of us either don’t remember or weren’t around for, with hits from last year like World Of Our Love, Off White Limousine and A Foreign Affair, a collaboration with legendary Australian sweetheart Tina Arena. If you’re unfamiliar with Tina, she has a soprano voice like melted butter and is just casually one of Australia’s highest selling female artists ever, recording songs in English, Italian, Spanish and French. Their film clip together tells a magnificent love story set in the Aussie skies on none other than an Ansett Australia flight. Survival In The City is their first release since they blessed us with their sensational debut album Diplomatic Immunity in 2016. Their latest track ticks all the boxes: smooth vocals, catchy hook, saxophone solo; it has it all. All you need to do is sit back and allow yourself to indulge in the guilty pleasures of Client Liaison.
Jonas Blue – Rise ft. Jack & Jack
English DJ Jonas Blue broke into the scene after reworking the classic 1988 American folk-rock hit Fast Car by Grammy award-winning artist Tracy Chapman. His version, featuring the distinctive vocals of Dakota, soared to #1 of the ARIA chart and is 4x certified platinum, spending a total of 29 weeks in the Aussie chart. Since then he’s toured Europe, South America, Asia, and even scored a lucrative residency in Ibiza. His new track Rise with pop-rap duo Jack & Jack is a light-hearted singalong, similar to his previous chart-topping releases Perfect Strangers (2016) and Mama (2017).
K-391 & Alan Walker – Ignite ft. Julie Bergan & SEUNGRI
Originally released as an instrumental track just over a year ago, Ignite is a collaborative effort between Norwegian DJs K-391 and Alan Walker, featuring fellow Norwegian vocalist Julie Bergan and South Korean SEUNGRI from Big Bang, one of the world’s biggest selling boy bands of all time. The track is a pounding big room tune featuring Julie’s commanding voice, and is contrasted by a trap-like breakdown with SEUNGRI’s soft, husky vocals. You may remember Faded by Alan Walker as one as the biggest tunes of 2016, as well as boppy track Summertime (2014) by K-391.
Nakatomi – Jaguar
Nakatomi are a hot Adelaide electronic duo that have recently been slayin’ the game. After winning The Jump Start to Adelaide NYE in 2016, the much-hyped future-pop duo have been climbing from strength to strength, being nominated for the SAM Awards two years in a row for Best New Artist and Most Popular Electronic Artist categories in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Jaguar is based on a dream about bumping into a past lover who has no recollection of you. Kicking off with the roar of a jaguar, the audio scene is set with a dark swirl of eerie synths and progresses into a punchy beat. Singer Emily Smart’s melodic vocals are complimented nicely with light piano chords and staccato pops as she exercises her range with ease in the chorus. Other notable tracks include Wild Romance (2016) and Wooden Castle (2017).
Russ – Back To Life
American rapper Russ is well known for his swaggering modern hip-hop anthems and woozy R&B ballads, with relaxed melodic hooks being a common feature in his works. Based in Atlanta, Russ (real name Russell Vitale) is also a notable multintrulmentalist, singer-songwriter and producer. Back To Life is an uncomplicated hip-hop tune produced by legendary hip-hop producer Scott Storch featuring staccato piano chords, a renowned characteristic of his. Remember the piano on Still D.R.E? Yeah, that was Storch. Other notable tracks from his recent debut album released early last year include reggae-influenced What They Want and the heart-wrenching ballad Losin Control.