AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Brisbane Soul Singer Travis Lee Releases “Next 2 Me” |

Australian Soul Singer Travis Lee releases “Next 2 Me”

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Travis Lee is a Brisbane Soulful Rebel Singer who keeps it fresh, whilst also mixing classic old school Soul/R&B music which is shown in his latest track “Next 2 Me.”

“Next 2 Me” is a boy meets girl kind of story, but Travis Lee goes a step further and divulges into the complications of what happens after the first encounter.

With Travis Lee’s sensual vocals and production that features vibes such as New Jack/Swing/Funk/Soul Groove; this track will not only tap into your heart strings, but also capture the true essence of future soul music.

Travis Lee first started his career with cover bands and now he is making a mark in the Soul industry today with his previous releases “Take You Away” and “Surrender.”

“Next 2 Me” will be featured in Travis Lee’s debut 4-track EP due to release on the 7th November 2014.



AUSTRALIAN SOUL MUSIC: Electric Empire release Changin’ official video

Electric Empire release official video for 'Changin'Electric Empire has quickly become one of Australia’s top music exports. In just a few years, the soulful four-piece has achieved more than most others would manage in a lifetime. Following on from their stellar 2010 self-titled debut album, which sold more than 40,000 copies internationally, Electric Empire toured the world extensively, along with releasing the EP, ‘Changin’. This

4 track EP was released in late 2012 lead by the effortlessly cool title track, which features a smoking back beat, marching drum rolls and a repeating, stripped back guitar riff. With the Japanese and European release of the ‘Changin’ EP imminent, Electric Empire are now ready to release the stunning official music video for ‘Changin’.

Electric Empire release official video for 'Changin'About Electric Empire:

Electric Empire is comprised of Jason Heerah (drums), Aaron Mendoza(keys), Dennis Dowlut (guitar) and Simon Olsen (bass). They’re an independent-minded collection of talented musicians, songwriters and producers, where some relationships within the band trace back a near lifetime. Between them, they call Sydney and Melbourne home, but right now they’re better accustomed to life on the road.

Since releasing their self-titled debut album in 2010, Electric Empire has toured the world, filling illustrious theatres and clubs, and played some of the best-known festivals on the planet. They’ve delivered a string of shows at Britain’s famousGlastonbury Festival, graced the stage of London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall(2012) and played to full houses in Japan and France. Electric Empire’s music has even taken them into Kazakhstan. And along the way, they’ve sold tens of thousands of copies of their debut album. Support slots for the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Bilal, Beverley Knight, U.S. soul sensation’s Aloe Blacc andMayer Hawthorne plus Antipodean funksters Fat Freddy’s Drop and The Bamboos have further pushed the group into the spotlight. For Electric Empire, the incredible ride so far is just a taste of what’s to come.



NEW MUSIC: Sydney Vocalist THAVY drops ‘For Your Ears Only’ EP (on Hydrofunk Records) | Soul, Hip Hop, Beats

For Your Ears Only cover art

Thavy Ear is one of the most diverse female vocalists and songwriters to emerge from the Australian music scene having work with an array of artist both in Australia and abroad include: Brian Campeau (Inertia) – DeeJaye Katch (Resin Dogs /2Dogs/Hydrofunk) – David Atkins (2Dogs/Wolfmother) – Resin Dogs (Hydrofunk) – Sereck (Def Wish Cast/Celsius) – Def Wish Cast – Lance Willson – Royalston (Hospital/Med School) – Greg Packer (Interphase/Good Looking) – Ian Peres (Wolfmother) – Alan Mawdsley – HauLatukefu (Koolism) – Abstract Rude (ATU)- Bradford Ellis (The Nextmen) – DJ JS-1 (Rock Steady Crew) – Mark Walton (Fretless) – Will Styles (DubRave) – Avene – Scotty B (DigitalAssassin) – MC Shureshock (The Shureshock Project/Klub Kids) – Midnite Sleaze (Stealth/Vicious) – Danny Merx – Miami Husslers (Housession/Nervous) – Bernardo Garcia..and many more . She has chosen to share her creative energy across the urban and electronic landscapes, equally comfortable on a soulful lounge rhythm as she is on a seductive dance anthem. While the young songstress is not easily comparable, her broad musical horizons take influence from most genres across the modern musical spectrum. “For Your Ears Only“ the EP captures Thavy at her best and comprises 5 outstanding works which were brought to life with the help of David “Acosta” Atkins ( Resin Dogs, Wolfmother) on production duties. “For Your Ears Only“ is set to broaden the appeal for this young artist with amazing production that is sure to please her listening audience. Thavy’s formative years were anything but easy and whilst permanently altered by her upbringing, she refused to become a product of her environment. Instead, she took a background of hardship and used it to inspire some truly remarkable music that is only now reaching full bloom and catching the attention of the Music Industry and music lovers alike. Born to Cambodian parents, Thavy’s love of music began from a young age (her solo album features “Believe” which she wrote at age 13) and was a passion that she pursued throughout her education, culminating with her completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Music Business/Performance at RMIT University. Today Thavy divides her limited time between her job at a major music organisation and the studio where she has worked with an impressive and broad variety of producers and performance acts. While Thavy enjoys working in the corporate side of the music business, her heart is set on writing, performing and dazzling with her own music.


released 12 July 2013
All Lyrics & Melodies witten/performed by Tavy Ear
produced/written/mixed/mastered by David “Acosta” Atkins
Track 5 produced by Brian Canpeau
Co produced by / Co engineered by Justin Tressidder, Alan Mawdsley and Thavy Ear
Additional Musicians : Ian Peres and Clint Allen
Mixed and Mastered @ Hydrofunk Headquarters
Recorded @ Hydrofunk HeadQuartes/The Plex recording Studio
Label Hydrofunk Records Kool Von DeeJaye Katch / Zsolt Reggel