Melbourne’s PBS 106.7FM are kicking off their annual Radio Festival today, asking listeners to put their money where their ears are and join up, renew or donate to keep the beloved community radio station alive! We had a chat to Headhunters presenter and PBS Membership Coordinator, Elle Young about some songs she can’t stop spinning, to celebrate this year’s Radio Festival theme ‘You Can’t Stop The Music’
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Natalie Slade – Love Light

Brilliant Sydney vocalist Natalie Slade teams up with members of Hiatus Kaiyote’s rhythm section to produce an ear worm of a track, ‘Love Light’.  From the get go the song is all about groove, and Natalie’s melodies and warmth tie everything together for a perfect future soul/rnb winner. I’ve woken up with this chorus in my head many times!!
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Sharadah Shashidhar – Messages

New York jazz vocalist and student Sharadah Shashidhar along with rising producer Jamael Dean (Stones Throw Records) have gifted us a mysterious gem.  Twisting and turning into unexpected paths, Sharadah’s stunning vocal harmonies echoing her jazz studies are firmly focused on the horizon, and will have you intrigued.  Ideal listening location: in bed with your morning coffee.
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Messy Mammals – Dreamland

Melbourne based outfit Messy Mammals are a highbrid of leftfield lo fi pop, dub, future rnb with a hint of jangly indie guitar on the side.  You can’t really place their sound firmly in any corner, but all the influences paint a charming picture.  This new single sums things up well for the band, and will have you bopping away.  I can’t wait for the album!
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Ronald Langestraat – Then and Forever

I came across Ronald’s album ‘Searching’ originally recorded in 1984, during isolation and immediately became obsessed.  The perfect mix of 70’s soul, jazz, salsa and synths immediately had me hooked, and his soft washy vocals lulled and intrigued me at the same time.  The entire album from start to finish is brilliant, and got me through some dreary rainy cold days working from home.
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DJ Python – Descanse

Every track on DJ Python’s new album ‘Mas Amable’ build on one another in really subtle and restrained ways.  Deeply rhythmic, with acoustic percussive elements and weaving synth lines – there is something quite hypnotic about this IDM album, which could also be described as a 48 minute long single.  I’ve been drawn back to this record many times over the past few months.
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Sunny Reyne – Used to This

Local Melbourne vocalist and songwriter Sunny Reyne releases the first single under her new moniker, and I was immediately drawn into it’s sparseness.  Sunny’s vocals are superbly restrained yet lush, akin to the likes of Lianne La Havas and Emily King.  Accompanied by minimal percussion, synth bass and rhythmic piano performed by Ollie Rolfe, you don’t want for anything else from this track.
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PBS Radio Festival 2020: You Can’t Stop The Music
Monday May 18 – Sunday May 31

To Sign up, renew or donate and for the full list of daily prizes, head over to www.pbsfm.org.au
If you are having trouble renewing online, you can email info@pbsfm.org.au or try calling (03) 8415 1067 between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and PBS will do their best to answer your call.

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