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Halo-Halo Vol.7 (New Wave) | Synthpop

Here it is. Volume 7 was almost a year in production. I’ve been wanting to do a “best of the best” mix since my high school days, so you can call it a bucket list project. As this is my Euromix 5, or Anniversary Mix, I went further and doubled the standards set by its […]

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 | Synthpop

I haven’t posted one of these features in awhile, but this short film is definitely worth the attention. Rhythm Nation 1814 was a great album and a favorite of mine back in the 80’s/90’s. With all the nostalgia coming back from the media, this album gets some playtime again. Rhythm Nation, the music video, was […]

Phil Free Art: Bad of the Edit Part 1 | Synthpop

Paying respects to an old coworker friend of mine, Phil Pelipada, who would’ve celebrated a birthday today. Probably one of the most talented creatives I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with, he helped me get up to speed with current web design practices via Dreamweaver/WYSIWYG back then. As an artist, it always amazed me […]

Jungle Love vs. Uptown Funk Mashup | Synthpop

I had never done a mashup, and wasn’t interested in doing one until now. Yeah, we hear Uptown Funk all the time no thanks to radio stations. But I think the hit topped the charts for good reason. You could hear its catchy old school feel, and a coworker of mine had pointed out its […]

Halo-Halo Vol.6 (New Wave) | Synthpop

HaloHalo = HaloHalo + 1; // As I understand now Originally thinking I’d do an anniversary mix this round, but no. So that means, the no-repeats, 16-track, 40-minute rule applies. Overall, with one exception, I’ve used 95 tracks in sticking with the genre (or trying to, anyhow). Crazy. This volume, more than its siblings, highlights […]

Never Ending Story – Obsession | Synthpop

I don’t think I ever saw the movie, and probably should check it out sometime, but know the theme song was pretty catchy. I forget where I first heard this remix, but really dug what I was hearing. Making it more dance-playable, it’s one of those songs that can turn up the energy a bit […]

Return to Innocence – Enigma | Synthpop

Not Synthpop, but one of the separated singles featured on the aforementioned Euromix series; Volume 6 in 1995. I remember someone mentioning how the mixes meant a lot to her, as this was the music we not only grew up on, but the memories involved as well. For me, Euromix 6 was during my Senior […]

The Promise – When in Rome | Synthpop

I’m not sure how many times I’ve heard others say The Promise is one of their favorite songs. It’s a good track to me, but prefer others. It’s one of those medium tempo tracks that didn’t exactly connect with me. But for those others, I’m guessing it has more to deal with its lyrics, as […]

La La La – Erasure | Synthpop

This week, I have to go with Erasure again. Some fans may have never heard this song, because it’s a B-Side. “La La La” really shouldn’t be a B-Side; it could’ve (and should’ve) landed itself on their album of the time, Chorus, to get the exposure it rightfully deserves. (And really, Chorus overall ranks high […]

Stay With Me – Erasure | Synthpop

Long ago, there were a number of Synthpop websites that did Song of the Week features but no longer see them around. I always looked forward to them, so figured I could do one too. Know this won’t be restricted to the genre, though. My first pick is more on the mellow side, Erasure’s Stay […]