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How to Get 20,000+ YouTube Views Organically | Synthpop

At the time of writing this post, Halo-Halo Vol.1 has a total count of 21,724 views and figured now’s a good time to share what I’ve learned (Thanks, listeners!). My first mix was posted to YouTube at the end of January 2014, so these views were accumulated over almost 3.75 years. This is not one […]

Living in Oblivion (WYS Living Mix Edit) | Synthpop

Now I’m the one overplaying this track. But I think this should be one of the last mentions if not the very last. Again, of all New Wave, Living in Oblivion is probably my favorite. And again, it was because of Energy 88.7 that got me hooked. Back then, it took me a long time […]

JamminDownJD’s Awesome D’Awesome Premiere Mix on Energy 88.7 | Synthpop

I listened to the Friday Night Dance Party religiously back in the 90s, and it was a huge influence on my music tastes as they are now. There were no other stations playing New Wave/Synthpop, Hi-Energy/Electronic, Eurodance, Techno and similar dance genres consistently on FM radio. Because their frequency was so far left, I felt […]

OPM Songs & Filipino American Artists | Synthpop

I joined the Board at Buena Beats Entertainment, who are great friends of mine. They asked me for some advice on Filipino hits, with a limited library consisting of Lea Salonga and Charice. I was happy to put something together for dinner background music and an upcoming gig of theirs at the time. These songs combine Easy […]

The New Edition Story Soundtrack | Synthpop

BET’s The New Edition Story told the story of the group, divided into three entertaining parts if you haven’t had a chance to watch. A prominent R&B group growing up in the 80s, it certainly took me back. Still hard to believe the Bobby Brown haircut was a mistake turned into a trend. Overall entertaining […]

Eraserhead (Erasure Hits) | Synthpop

Another retro-post for a playlist I created, an Erasure hits compilation. My brother-in-law asked me to create a “Best of Erasure” CD many years ago (Shout out, Eastman). In doing so, I thought of duplicating the Pop! The First 20 Hits album but never considered that a good compilation effort. As I was in art […]

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

Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 film is definitely worth the attention. Released in 1989, Rhythm Nation 1814 was a great album and a favorite of mine back then. With all the nostalgia coming back from the media, this album gets some playtime again. Rhythm Nation, the music video, was also a favorite music video. The […]

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

This Freestyle Mix is a mix to treasure. 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 […]

The Uptown Funk Original, Jungle Love. And Mashed Up. | Synthpop

Jungle Love, in other words Uptown Funk original, is a classic by itself. It’s timeless, and don’t think classics should be messed with generally speaking. But if done well, I’m fine with them. IMHO, I’m okay with a few remakes or songs that sample classics. Some Wikipedia Notes on Jungle Love “Jungle Love” is a song […]