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The Voice All Stars is Coming!

In its eighth season in 2019, The Voice continues to unearth incredible singing talent and this year there is a new format shake up, with All Star artists coming back for another chance of victory.


In a world first for the competition, the most championed fan favourites who missed out on their chance to win The Voice will get a chance at redemption when they return as All Stars to compete against the new talent for a place on the teams of the four Coaches.

With more experience under their belt and the hunger for victory still burning, the All Stars will take everything they have learnt in and out of the competition to vie for a place on The Voice stage against the new-season talent.

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SIXES: Post punk/garage with a tinge of poppy soul release new EP ‘HISSS’ (Listen Now)

Out of San Diego, California, SIXES has shared the stage with genre heavies like La Luz, Jacuzzi Boys, Tijuana Panthers, The Monochrome Set and more, and their self-released debut EP HISSS received top honors in San Diego CityBeat’s 2018.
“Sixes are, ostensibly, a punk band. A basic, bass-guitar-drums trio, they certainly have the lo-fi sound down, proudly branding this EP as “self-produced, self-released, recorded live to a 4-track cassette machine.” (Refreshing in this age of digital gloss, tbh.)

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Celebrating Australia Day we present Top 5 Aussies under 35 making waves on the global stage

As we muddle through the week with the Australia Day long weekend in sight, we take a look at some of the country’s movers and shakers representing the country on the global stage.

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Freestyle Rap: The science, the aspiration, the new releases

These were the scenes that really put freestyle on the map back in the day, and arguably, what brought it into mainstream consciousness.  Sure it was scripted, but so many couldn’t have understood the real depth to this on-the-spot improvisation and the real power it wielded in one’s personal arsenal that some of the best freestylers employ.

THE SCIENCE OF FREESTYLING:
Researchers in voice, speech, and language studied the brain activity of freestyling rappers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRIs). They found that when a person spontaneously creates rhyming lyrics, the brain turns up certain regions while turning down others.  As the brain activity shifts, the results showed that a unique neural network activates, suggesting that there are distinct pathways for improvisational creativity.   Furthermore it was the peer reviewed validation by Siyuan Liu, Allen Braun, and a team of neuroscientists affiliated with the the National Institutes of Health (NIH) who published their research after studying brain activity of freestyle rappers using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI scans).  The findings showed that freestyling changes activity in the prefrontal cortex, the brain region associated with language and decision-making.  The improvisation increases activity in the area responsible for thought and action but decreases it in the parts that control and suppress. The findings suggest that the flowing, freestyling brain can relax its neural constraints to allow freer oral expression of words and ideas.

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Lost Paradise: The 4 Day NYE Festival

Lost Paradise Images.006It’s described as a mind-blowing immersive festival experience, held over four days and culminating in one epic New Year’s Eve celebration.

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National Live Music Awards

shutterstock_740699932More than 60 awards were presented to venues, events, musicians and industry professionals at 8 simultaneous live and satellite events across the country. Continue reading National Live Music Awards