Michael Bounce – Love Me All Over

After the success of “I Believe In You” on American and English dance radio stations, Michael Bounce is now releasing his first 2022 single “Love Me All Over”, a track that impresses with its melancholic piano melody. The track is supported by a remix by “Schatten Frequenz”, which hits the somewhat harder tones. Released by Dance All Day via DJShop.de on 22nd Jan 2022.

Kirsty Lee Akers – Outta Here

Eccentric, exciting, authentic, and a genuine recording artist, Kirsty Lee Akers is a rare talent who is proud of her First Nations heritage, a woman of the Wonnarua People (Hunter Valley – Australia).

In 2020 and 2921, Akers spent much of her time writing and recording. Taking inspiration from what she couldn’t do, to make the most of what she could.

In addition to creating new music, curb the unfortunate circumstances, Kirsty (and her husband Jesse Anderson) have kept themselves busy as one of five couples featured on the Channel 9 reality TV series ‘The Block’ airing at this very moment. Both have enjoyed the experience, but music will always be Kirsty’s first passion.

Akers states, “Music and family have always been the most important parts of my life. My Nan, Mum, and Aunt were all singers, and I grew up with my pop playing music all the time. I still remember my first performance at age three. I was hooked!”

Decades later, Kirsty has a plethora of musical achievements under her belt, she is the only artist in history to have won three of the major prizes in Australian Country Music, Toyota Star Maker, Telstra Road to Discovery, and a Golden Guitar Award (Two in total).

No stranger to pushing boundaries, Kirsty has a remarkable new song with plenty of genre-bending spark to thrill every new listen. Her new single “Outta Here” is the perfect break out from 21 months of lifestyle restrictions. Another track written remotely when Akers’ writing trip to Nashville was cancelled, the lyrics explore the things that we all took for granted before the pandemic. The freedoms to get out, explore the world and have your time in the sun.

Co-written by Akers, Phil Barton, Bruce Wallace and David Mescon, the track is a fun summer song with a nostalgic feel. Kirsty also co-produced the track with Paul Bain, Isaac Kennedy and Dan Ebbels. One listen and you will want to jump in the car, feel the wind in your hair and hit the beach!

The track is the second release through Kirsty’s newly formed record label, Rider Records.

Play MPE Collective – Christmas Crazy

Season’s Greetings, music lovers!

Whenever December rolls around, we get in a festive mood.

What better way to ring in the holiday season than to break out the sleigh bells and synthesizers and record a quirky Christmas track…

We are usually in the business of bringing exciting new music from labels and artists around the globe to the ears of tastemakers, but we are also lucky to count several talented songwriters, musicians and music producers on staff.

So we gathered ’round the office studio space and lovingly crafted this fun, funky holiday tune – “Christmas Crazy”!

If you’ve ever taken the holiday spirit a *little* too far because, hey – you’re down with OTT – well, you’ll be able to relate 😉 We’re feeling Christmas Crazy, how’s about you?!

Go on and enjoy some holiday ear candy – you deserve it!

Happy Holidays, and thank you for another great year of music.

RRAW – Dark Desert

Talla 2XLC reveals his first release under his new alias “RRAW!” called “Dark Desert” on Technoclub Pure. If pure acid dirty and raw techno is your kind of sound then don’t miss this dark, mysterious, exotic, dangerous and extremely infectious anthem. The rough, hard and raw kicks and basslines merged with dark menacing synthy hook while the melodic trance infused breakdown with exotic atmospheres, oriental style female vocals and magical synths and strings will surprise your ears. The intense build up serves you hard nasty acid layers that crawl under your skin. Watch out for more “RRAW!” aka Talla 2XLC underground techno monsters released soon.

Bradley McCaw – It’s Christmas

As the world slowly begins to reopen and we all return to a version of normal life, emerging Queensland artist, BRADLEY MCCAW returns with a brand new rock’n’roll Christmas single to lift people’s spirits and bring joy to the air waves!

“It’s Christmas” was written and recorded with artists from all over the world within a six-week period, while Bradley, like many other people around the world, found himself stranded in his home town. The B Side is the captivating ballad “I Wish (This Christmas)”.

Taking a classic Motown sound, adding a touch of Phil Spector’s ‘wall of sound’ and bringing it all into the modern day, “It’s Christmas” also features a band of international music legends. Co-produced by Musicians Hall of Fame Guitarist Louie Shelton, with Nathan East on Bass and Greg Phillinganes on Keyboards – this is a world class ensemble.

Bradley says, “Nathan East actually played on Michael Buble’s classic Christmas Album – you know the one – and Greg Phillinganes is one of the great keyboard players of all time being on Michael Jacksons Thriller and countless others. I’m just humbled that they would appear on these songs.”

The sound of these tracks is timeless and unmistakably joyful. Featuring an incredible choir of young singers from the Sister2Sister School of Singing lead by Australian recording duo and Aria award winning Sharon & Christine Muscat (Sister2Sister, Delta Goodrem) alongside third session vocalist Glenn Cunningham (Jimmy Barnes, John Farnham, George Benson).

Fun fact: The artwork for the “It’s Christmas” single was made by the daughter of the song’s recording engineer, Guy Gray (The Rolling Stones, Duran Duran, Bon Jovi, Joan Jett, Cyndi Lauper and Paul Kelly).

“Christmas can be quite divisive today. Everyone has a different set of beliefs and it’s important we respect those and when the time is right, understand what the day means or doesn’t mean to whoever we come in close contact with. But for children and for alot of adults like me, Christmas is a time of new beginnings, of remembering what we appreciate. To reflect on the people we were, the year we have lived and how we desire to grow or change in the year to come. It’s also a time for eating way too much chocolate. Just me?” Bradley McCaw.

Bradley’s career started on the somewhat, opposite side of the tracks, singing classical music with the International singing group THE TEN TENORS, achieving his first world tour and a performance at an Internationally televised AFL GRAND FINAL. During this time, he also performed lead roles in musicals like RENT, LES MISERABLES and won the INTERNATIONAL CABARET SHOWCASE with a one-man tour de force performance, featuring an original script and score, culminating in another Australian Tour and a sold-out performance on New York’s, 42nd Street.

Da Clubbmaster & Tom Pulse – Rich In Paradise

Da Clubbmaster is back with another remake. Together with Tom Pulse he delivers an excellent Nu Disco listening pleasure.

Rich in Paradise / Going Back to My Roots
reached top 10 position in the charts in 1990
Germany # 5 – 22 weeks in the charts
UK # 9 – 12 weeks in the charts
Austria # 5 – 16 weeks in the charts
Switzerland # 10 – 14 weeks in the charts

Slim Dusty – Christmas On The Station

In 1969 Slim Dusty’s 4-track vinyl EP “Christmas On The Station” was originally released. Today, over 50 years later, the release has received a digital re-master, revitalized cover artwork, additional tracks and some rare archival Christmas messages from Slim and the family to create this very special Christmas album from Australia’s King of Country.

The title track Christmas On The Station was written by Joy McKean, Slim’s wife, manager and songwriter. Reflecting on the release McKean says, “I have vivid memories of the big family Christmases of my childhood on my Mother’s home farm in Doyle’s Creek, and that tradition was carried on to a great extent with Slim’s and my family Christmases down at Metung. After our break, we would head off north to attend the Tamworth Festival, and to begin a new year’s touring of Australia.”

Of McKean’s songwriting, daughter Anne Kirkpatrick says, “I love the way Mum just captures the essence of a real Australian outback Christmas with such vivid ‘word pictures’ and imagery. The lyrics from Christmas On The Station resonate so well at this time of year such as ‘There’s gonna be dancin’ and singing at the old homestead tonight, gonna be carols ringin’ through the warm Australian night’ and ‘The campfire’s blazing brightly, steak on the BBQ, welcome all the neighbours in, we’re puttin’ on a do.'”

There are larrikin songs including Santa’s Gonna Come In A Mail Coach and Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy (And Daddy Looked A Lot Like Him), before the family comes together in the 1988 recorded Christmas, When I Was Big As You featuring Anne Kirkpatrick and Slim’s granddaughter (Anne’s daughter) Kate Arneman.

But most notably in the special collection are the 3 tracks of Christmas messages taken off a 1971 Christmas reel recorded for fans. Early in his career, each Christmas Slim and the family would gather around a microphone and record messages wishing fans a Merry Christmas. While never intended for commercial release, it seem fitting on this 50th anniversary to send some special Christmas cheer into the world from Slim and the family.

Years & Years ft. Galantis – Sweet Talker

Showing no signs of taking his fearless foot off the pedal, Olly Alexander aka Years & Years has announced another new single from the forthcoming new album ‘Night Call’.

‘Sweet Talker’ – a high energy, high octane SMASH from Years & Years and Galantis – is sure to flood festive dancefloors everywhere with pure fun and unabashed frivolity. A bold ode to all the verbal virtuoso’s out there texting sweet nothings and promising the world, but seeing none of it through. Ghosting is part of modern romance but Olly won’t settle for it so decided to reclaim the narrative of his own encounters and relationships gone sour – all with a cheeky extra sprinkle of stardust.

Years & Years’ third album ‘Night Call’ was announced recently with the new track ‘Crave’, alongside an incredible video featuring Olly and cast-mates from ‘It’s A Sin’ – the year’s definitive TV show, having recently won Best New Drama at the National Television Awards. Olly also recently teamed up with Kylie on the joyous ‘Second To Midnight’, the lead single from Minogue’s ‘Disco: Guest List Edition’ (and also featuring on the deluxe version of ‘Night Call’ upon its January 7th release). The latest run of news saw the announcement of ‘The Night Call Tour’ for 2022 featuring a London date at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

From its iconic artwork to its euphoric, rejuvenated sound, ‘Night Call’ is a thrilling new chapter for Years & Years. Throughout, Olly Alexander uses his platform to push the boundaries of mainstream superstardom, with a sound as inspired by pioneering figures like Sylvester as it is the club-ready world of French House. At the centre of it all is that mermaid of a muse: a beautiful icon luring men to their death, on an album partly about those searching for love (or a lover) but ultimately finding power in themselves. Embodying the new perspective of a character – like Ritchie in ‘It’s A Sin’ – also deeply influenced Olly’s songwriting, with songs that blur the line between fantasy and reality but are bound together by their explorations of queer life. Hedonistic and escapist, ‘Night Call’ captures that joy and anticipation of going out precisely because, says Olly, “I was writing from a fantastical space, stuck in the same four walls. I wanted to have as much pleasure as possible in the music.”

As Years & Years, Olly Alexander has become one of the world’s most trailblazing modern pop stars. Across two hugely successful albums to date, the singer, actor, fashion icon and cultural vanguard has earned 5 Brit Award nominations, surpassed 4.4 billion global streams, and played triumphant shows ranging from Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage to The SSE Arena (with a homecoming date there now confirmed as part of 2022’s tour). Along the way, Olly has also become a fearless, once-in-a-generation voice on important discussions around mental health, and issues affecting the LGBTQ+ community – all of which, in its own way, has taken him to ‘Night Call’, and the most essential Years & Years album to date.