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.

Bloc Party release new album – Hymns

The indie rock bank Bloc Party has released their 5th studio album titled Hymns. This follows last years solo record Trick from their front man Kele.

The first single The Love Within is an elcetro club banger and a great way to start off the record, which features a nice balance of indie rock tunes along with some more synth-based gems. The standout track for me is Fortress which is a hot sexy number reminiscent of Kele’s solo work.

MLOVERMX | Remixes | DJ Mikey

This mix contains a collection of some of my favorite remixes including modern takes on classic 80s songs plus remixes of newer songs and artists. Some of my favorite mixers are on here including Dominatrix, Arthur Baker, Marsheaux and more. This is a mostly high energy mix and one that’s good to listen to when getting ready to go out for the evening.

Spotify introduces Discover Weekly

Spotify has introduced a new featured called “Discover Weekly” that is aimed at providing you with a weekly mixtape of music based on your music preferences. You will find the appropriately named playlist “Discover Weekly” at the top of your playlist hierarchy. My initial impression of this feature is very positive. The first 3-4 songs were bands that I have never heard of, but ones that fit in perfectly with the type of music that I listen to

Spotify release 1.0.9

Spotify release 1.0.9 continues in it’s attempt to make the product more usable. They are succeeding in adding in little niceties here and there, but at the same time have not offered anything truly innovative in a while. This release adds some aesthetic and usability features, but hasn’t put a huge dent in the list of features that the user base has been clamoring for.