Another Monday, another mixtape…
And another themed mixtape. This one was suggested by a friend and I could think of no more eighties way to start an eighties-themed mixtape than with the Grange Hill theme tune. Except maybe with the sound of workers going on strike…
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July 1st 1990 was a momentous date. For the first and only time, I got to see one of my idols live. Except, I didn’t. Well, not much. Because I missed it to watch the England vs Cameroon game in the World Cup.
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This is not going to come as much of a surprise because as regular listeners will know I’m something of a pop tart, but I fricking loved Steps V1.0. Well, not “5-6-7-8” quite so much because line dancing is one of those things that should have been consigned to the great pedal bin of life a long time ago.
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A Spotify playlist of some of the greatest hits (at least, the ones that are on Spotify) from Manchester’s own Deconstruction Records.
Deconstruction Records was one of my favourite labels during my working DJ life. Based in Manchester, they were home to some of the most credible dance acts to come out of the UK in the 1990s – acts like M People, Republica, and Kylie Minogue (while she was a bit shit).
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You want sad songs? We got sad songs. You want melancholy? We got melancholy. Like Sally Sparrow said, sadness is just happy for deep people. This is a frequently updated Spotify playlist of sad songs, love songs, ballads, quiet storm, tearjerkers and general musical melancholia.
Why do we listen to sad songs?
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An enormous Spotify playlist with daily updates featuring all types of dance music, with an emphasis on house and Hed Kandi styles – EDM, house, trance, deep house, disco house, twisted disco, techno, trance, US garage, and good old-fashioned pop dance. Shiny disco balls ahoy!
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Q: What do Minor Victories, Syntax and the Bloom Twins have in common?
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