Sounds of the season

Cultural Heart People of Adelaide

Nothing says ‘summer’ more than a soundtrack loaded up with tunes that remind you of fun times in the sun with friends and festive family gatherings.

We asked a passionate advocate of South Australian music to share her soundtrack to summer – all Aussie of course!

Anne wiberg at waymouth st party
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anne wiberg on the decks as dj wipod at the waymouth street party.

Anne Wiberg wears many hats in the music world.

By day she’s the director of w i b e r g, her own music, arts and event management business, and chair of Music SA - a not-for-profit organisation committed to promoting, supporting and developing contemporary music in South Australia.

By night, Anne can often be spotted moonlighting as DJ WiPod, spinning discs at local venues and private events, or off the stage and in the crowd supporting some of the hundreds of live music gigs that, according to Music SA research [i], are happening across metropolitan Adelaide every week!

Check out Anne’s Aussie-flavoured summer soundtrack selection below.


* Please note, some songs contain language which may offend.

Promise Me - Motez

“A fabulous export from SA who’s created EDM (electronic dance music) that’s world class. You can’t listen to this track sitting down! Definitely, great party vibes.”

Brontosaurus - TKay Maidza

“TKay became an artist ‘to watch’ when she was still a teenager. This is the first track I heard of hers and knew she was a unique talent who had the world at her feet. Play this one loud!”

Don’t You Worry - Electric Fields

“This track is full of energy, has a super positive message, and makes me feel like dancing instantly. Electric Fields have grown their profile across the world, especially since their inclusion in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The fact that Zaacharia sings in his native language as well, makes them totally unique and great ambassadors for South Australia.”

*Love Me First - Stellie

“Beautiful vocals and sweet lyrics from this up and comer on the scene. Makes me sway - perfect for a balmy summer day.”

*The Nosebleed Section – The Hilltop Hoods

“I love everything the Hoods have done, but this track just brings back so many memories of summer festivals in Adelaide and BBQ’s with family and friends.”

The Greatest - Sia

“Difficult to choose the ‘one’ track from Sia but this is a favourite and brilliant to bop to.”

I Love It - Sia and The Hilltop Hoods

“So, TWO of my favourite artists together in the one song! What more could I ask for?”

Holy Water - Ollie English

“This song gets me in the guts every time I hear it and should be listened to quietly. Ollie keeps kicking goals and flying the flag for fabulous original music coming out of SA.”

Forever You and Me - The Teskey Brothers

“Such a romantic song to maybe do a slow dance to on a balmy summer night …"

Slow Mover - Angie McMahon

“Perfect for a bit of air guitar (or drums?) while bopping by the pool or beach. She sold out The Gov in October this year, which is a great achievement for a young female singer/songwriter from Melbourne.”

Both Sides Now (cover) - Gang of Youths

“Smooth soulful tune to listen to when lying on the hammock. Vocals that make you melt and then rock out! When I saw them live the first time at Thebbie, I couldn’t believe how many mums were in the audience with their daughters (me included)!”

*Natural Woman - Kaiit

“She blew me away from the second her band started the first time I heard her in Brisbane. Watch this space, because this young woman will be huge - and her funky, soulful voice will complement any party playlist.”

If you're looking for inspiration on how to make the most of summer in the city - check out our handy summer guide!