Hi there, this is the homepage for Confection, we’re a duo from Sydney, Australia who make boogie/funk/pop/soul/disco records. Or you could call it sweetfunk.
Confection are Juanita Tippins who sings and Josh Beagley who does the music.
Our new album is called Private Conversations and it is released Worldwide on One Stop Funk Shop on July 20, 2012.
Our first album “Confection” came out at the end of 2007 with tracks like “Fantasisin'”, “I’ve Gotta Thing (4U)”, “I Choose U,” and “You Got The Love” and lots of people in the boogie soul world seemed to like it.
Our new single and video is called Perfect Day and will be released with some remixes at the end of July.
Our previous single is Save Your Precious Time
Here’s some reviews and endorsements that might help get you enthused:
“Confection – Australia’s best kept soul secret”….but the word is getting out:
“Fantasisin’…one of the most essential UK release singles for a VERY long time…
This is sheer heaven!” Barry Towler Soul Express
“I Choose U… an almost perfect example of the bouncy retro modern soul groove.SINGLE OF THE FORTNIGHT!”
Bill Buckley, Blues and Soul Magazine
You guys are Killing me, I LOVE your album to bits! YOU GOT THE LOVE is to die for!!!!!!!!
Andrew Love Levy, The Brand New Heavies
“After listening to “Fantasisin'” I don’t miss Jam & Lewis any longer.
Wonderful! Long live soul from the land “down under” :)”
DJ SOULSWEDE (Sweden)
“I just wanted to drop you a line and say that I absolutely LOVE “I Choose U”. What an amazing Soul song. Reminds me of the best of Meli’sa Morgan “Fools Paradise” or even the best of Melba Moore, during her later years on Capitol. Great all around and rest assure, will be in my rotation in the coming months on the TX Soul scene.
Keep the Faith and much, much respect.“ Peace from Texas,
JJ Lopez aka Soul Boy ’74
“I Love it, I love it so much….it’s got that great 80’s electrofunk vibe……the Confection lp has fast become the favourite album between me and my friends here, we can’t understand how we missed it, it’s that good!!! Its like an 80s soul weekender all over again hahaha love it!”
Dj Saul, Radio Cardiff
“Dude – i been playing your shit in the club and to my dj friends and studio clients – everyone can’t believe how authentic 1984 it sounds…..you guys (in my opinion) are doing the freshest dopest shit i’ve ever heard coming out of Australia”
DJ Freestyle (Brisbane)
“i just got introduced to you guys and I LOVE THE SOUND !!! .. Its so amazing and genuine and much needed .. i can’t get over it. Seriously my new favourite group…love the sound – i really want you guys to blow up (in a good and big way) .. much love”
DJ Trey (Sydney)
“Hello, just wanted to drop you a line to say that your music is AMAZING, I’ve been a huge fan of 80’s funk/boogie for years and you guys have the sound on LOCK (not an easy thing to do!).
Anyways I have a radio show on www.brooklynradio.net and I’d love to play your music….Your sound is truly funky.”
Much Love and Respect.
“I love the new funk you guys created. i am a dj in california…. i will do all in my power to spread the word about CONFECTION, i love the music you guys created and would love to promote your album out here in southern california.Thank you!”
DJ FUNK TRIP (Southern Cali)
You guys have really quality funk! I’m one half of a dj/production duo called Snack & Cmish(I’m Cmish ) and represent disco, rare groove, house, boogie and the like in fine clubs in Manhattan and Brooklyn. I would love to play out your track Fantasisin’ but it’s impossible to find a copy! I already emailed soulchoonz about it and they were sold out too! If you have any left that you are willing to sell or trade, I guarantee that the NYC DJ community will hear your music! Because I will play it to death…
“I Choose You” / “Fantasisin’” – Wow!!!, It’s Like it is straight out of the 80’s, Fantastic Debut Single From This Quality Act From Australia. Essential”
“When I first took notice of the music of Confection, I naturally assumed that it would be authentic eighties music. Something by the likes of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, from Rick James, The Time or Prince, Maze, Evelyn “Champagne” King, Angela Bofill, or Teena Marie, from Janet Jackson, Change or the SOS Band or at least something out of that region. Then I realised that I had never heard the song before. It seemed kind of off to me that the production was so massive and well done. In fact, too well done for that time-period. Fat production, fat beats….A revelation”
Michael Arens (www.soultrainonline.de) Germany
“MAN YOU ALL ARE MY NEW FAVORITE BAND!!!!!!! A LOTTA PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO BRING BACK THE 80’S FEEL, BUT YOU ALL GOT IT!!! YOU ALL HAVE PERFECTED THE FORMULA – I’M A PRODUCER MYSELF AND I CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO YOUR MUSIC!!!! “
Miller (Boston, Atlanta, Georgia)
“I seriously love the sound you’ve got going…. I can’t get enough!!!”
Colin Marshall, “The Smooth Cuts” Podcast
(DJ at Magic 106.3 in Santa Barbara, California, USA)