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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Those previous Euromix 3 posts on Soundcloud were taken down, so I’m editing this as needed. When the original Euromix 3 made its rounds in 1993, I was looking for a little more. What VMC did with the remastered version was pretty much it; finishing each side a lot stronger. (Now that I remember what […]

VMC’s Euromixes set the gold standard, and what many of us have come to expect of New Wave mixes back in the 90’s. There were great memories associated with the series, and it appears that no one really has the complete set digitized. Maybe no one I know, but converting them long ago, I have […]

Each Halo-Halo volume gets tougher, but the challenge was good. I’ve been mixing on and off over this last year, trying to find the right combinations. Nothing was really coming together, so I was thinking to put this on hold for an anniversary mix – which I’m planning for the next release. But I got […]

I guess it’ll do. Call it compromise. What may seem easy was not; this was a tougher challenge than the previous trio. I wanted to stick to a “no repeats” rule throughout all mixes, but am making exceptions. One is for a future anniversary mix (see Euromix 5), and the other would be Anything Box’s […]