DJ Mikey is the creator of Strangeways Radio and the host of the Halcyon Waves podcast. He specializes in the synthpop genre with a focus on the latest music. Mikey also likes to DJ in live venues as well as produce occasional Mixcloud DJ Mixes to share with his friends and followers.

Modern Synth Compilation – Losing Touch

This weeks compilations feature the latest new releases in modern synthpop. This features the latest from 80’s staples Howard Jones and Blancmange. Plus, new releases from modern favorites TR/ST, Tamaryn and Maps. There are plenty of new bands to check out as well. If you haven’t heard Roosevelt, do yourself a favor and give them a listen. The track from Gesaffelstein ft Electric Youth sounds a lot like Chromatics.

2020 80’s Cruise Lineup

Royal Caribbean is offering an all inclusive 80s cruise MC’d by original MTV VJ’s Nina Blackwood, Mark Goodman and Alan Hunter. This years attendees feature Bananarama, The B-52’s, Berlin, Scandal, Tony Hadley (from Spandau Ballet), Tony Lewis (from The Outfield) plus Asia, Lita Ford, Midnight Star, The Motels, Big Country, The Jets, Bow Wow Wow, Katrina And The Waves and more.

New Order comments on Peter Hooks decision about selling Ian Curtis letters at auction

Ex-New Order bass player, Peter Hook, auctioned of a variety of memorabilia at an auction this past week. In this auction, Hook has originally intended on selling letters between Ian Curtis and his former girlfriend Annik Honoré. Just prior to the event, he changed his mind and withdrew the submissions. Members of New Order were not happy about this decision and we quite pleased that Hook ultimately changed his mind.

Mint Julep - It's My Life

Mint Julep pay homage to Talk Talk’s Mark Hollis with cover of It’s My Life

The husband/wife Kennniff duo, otherwise known as Mint Julep, have release a cover of Talk Talk’s It’s My Life to pay homage to the late Mark Hollis, who passed away earlier this week due to illness. The cover is a beautifully arranged synth down tempo version that stays true to the sound of the original song, while offering enough differences to endear it to listeners.