Eric Benét Set To Play Dates In AUS & NZ Next Month with his Full Band!


After teasing audiences with two very brief showcase club performances in Sydney and Melbourne in 2011, Australian soul & r&b fans will be ecstatic to learn that Eric Benét will finally return to Australia for his first ever concert tour, with band in tow, this November. If you’re a fan of smooth and soulful R&B, you’ll want to grab yourself a ticket. Details via the pic above.

REMI & Sampa The Great Have Announced a Co-Headline National Tour


Melbourne hip-hop duo REMI and Zambia-born, Botswana-raised artist Sampa The Great are thrilled to announce they’ll join forces for a co-headline national tour titled, “Fire Sign”.
Their chemistry has shown to be straight fire when they’ve collaborated on music together, so can you imagine a national tour together? Click on for details on when/where/how you can see them. Quick!

Jordan Rakei Is Returning Home to Celebrate The Release of ‘The Light’


The electronica soul infused mastermind that is Jordan Rakei has announced an Australian and New Zealand tour in celebration of the release of single, ‘The Light’.

February 2016 will set Rakei for a series of headline shows, allowing insight into the intimate workings of his travels abroad and most importantly, some new material.

Click on the pic for dates and details.

Louis Baker Shows Us ‘The Way’ with an AUS/NZ Tour


Louis Baker is one of those artists who continuously fly under the radar – even if he is a Red Bull Music Academy alumni – which is okay. I like that he is still unknown to some.
And for those who are yet to discover him, they can be introduced to him in the right way at one of his upcoming live shows across Australia and New Zealand.
Check out the dates and check out a new version of one of his latest releases by clicking on the link.

TOKiMONSTA Steals Our Attention As She Embarks on AUS/NZ Tour


“I try to give very little focus on me being a female producer—it’s what I am, but that fact is irrelevant to my craft. That being said, I am very strongly opposed to people treating female musicians (or female whatever) unfairly because of their gender, but let’s keep the playing ground equal.” – TOKiMONSTA

TOKiMONSTA is kicking off her Australian/NZ tour this week and The 5 to 9 Life was lucky enough to grab some time to chop it up with the LA DJ/producer. Check out what she had to say.

*Words by guest writer, Krystel Diola (Behind The Front).

Quantic: Magnetica


Quantic aka Will Holland has made himself known as a tasteful producer of dance-floor gems.

His album, ‘Magnetica’, dropped in the US today and the title track proves that he hasn’t lost his touch.

Have a listen and get ready to feel the funk!

City and Colour: Captured


Confession: I’m a fan of artists covering songs by other artists. Of course, it’s rare to find a good rendition of certain songs especially if you LOVE the original.

But sometimes (rarely), I’ll come across a cover that sounds better than the original.

Case in point: Canadian Dallas Green has covered New Zealand’s Bic Runga for his latest EP of covers.