Episode 3 of Halcyon Wave is pretty synth heavy. It features some dark wave, cold wave, 80s inspired synth sounds, and female fronted electonica. Lots of brand new bands to introduce in this episode.
Our recent mix of “Do You Remember – A Modern Day John Hughes Soundtrack” has taken off like gangbusters this week. Since everyone has been enjoying this theme, we decided to take it to Spotify for you. The playlist below contains songs from the first two mix volumes (note that not all of the songs from the mixes were available on Spotify).
This is Volume 2 in the mix series of songs that sound like they would be included in a modern day John Hughes Soundtrack. I used a few different approaches in picking songs. Some of these songs might perfectly fit in one of his 80s masterpieces while others are guess how the sounds that he covets might have evolved over the years.
Strangeways hosts several podcasts that can all be streamed from our website. We realize that many of you like to listen to podcasts using your favorite podcast player such as iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, etc. When you use a podcast player, you will get notifications when new shows are posted and you can even download the shows so that they can be listened to offline.
This episode features exciting new releases from IAMX and Editors. Plus, a side project from Patrick Fitzgerald (singer and bassist from Kitchens Of Distinction) called Stephen Hero featuring Tanya Donelly (Belly) on vocals.
A few months ago, Spotify removed several features that angered it’s massive customer base. They promised that most of those features would be slowly added back. Strangeways will do our best to inform you of the changes as they are made. Below is the list of changes that were included in this weeks 1.07 release.
Now that Strangeways Radio is no longer a streaming radio station, Halcyon Waves will carry on as a podcast. This is the first official podcast episode of the show featuring new releases from Bang Gang, Mint Julep, Hurts, Daybehavior, Hibou, Digits, City Calm Down and more. Plus, classics from Suede, The Church, Chromatics and more!
This mix is made up of rare 80’s songs acquired through a friend who worked at a record store in Europe in the early 80s. The majority of these songs never existed anywhere else but on vinyl. Each one of these songs could’ve carried a scene in any John Hughes film. A lot of these songs are now forgotten forever, besides the ones who lived the era.
After five years of broadcasting the Halcyon Waves show on Strangeways Radio, this was the last official radio broadcast of the show hosted by DJ Mikey. The show will continue on as a podcast.
This is volume 3 in my modern synth series which features brand new synth tracks from up and coming artists along with some new releases from more established artists. All of these tracks are synth heavy and many are inspired from the new wave era in the 80s.