The PopCulteer
September 10, 2021

Friday afternoon we offer up eminently danceable new episodes of MIRRORBALL and Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. The AIR is PopCult’s sister radio station. You can hear these shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player at the top right column of this blog.

At 2 PM, Mel Larch uncorks a new MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music presents a collection of regional and club hits which may be lesser-known that the top ten hits of the Disco era, but which are impressively groove-tastic anyway. Check out this playlist…


Deodato “Keep On Movin'”
Goody Goody “It Looks Like Love”
Five Special “Why Leave Us Alone”
Foxy “Let’s Love”
Peter Brown “Do You Want To Get Funky”
Kleeer “Tonight’s The Night”
Faze Action “Turn The Point”
Miami “Disco Weekend”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays Saturday at  9 PM (kicking off a mini-marathon), Sunday at 11 PM, Monday at 9 AM, and Tuesday at 1 PM  exclusively on The AIR.

At 3 PM, Sydney Fileen graces us with a terrific new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat turned out to be the fourth Big Electric Cat mixtape of New Wave 12″ extended remixes.  This time Sydney decided to , um…mix…things up a bit and this show includes some recent dance remixes of New Wave classics, alongside classic 12″ sides from the 1980s.  Also, Sydney wanted it to be known that, while some of these songs may have appeared on earlier dance mix episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, the versions included here are all different.  Peruse this here playlist for a preview…

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Scritti Politti “Wood Beez”
Kim Wilde “Kids In America”
ABC “How To Be A Zillionaire”
Dead Or Alive “Something In My House”
Heaven 17 “We Don’t Need This Fascist Groove Thing”
Simple Minds “Waterfront”
Depeche Mode “Personal Jesus”
Spandau Ballet “Everybody’s Laughing”
Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams”
OMD “Joan of Arc”
Fun Boy Three “The Telephone Always Rings”
DEVO “Peek A Boo”
Sniff ‘n’ the Tears “Drivers Seat”
Yazoo “Don’t Go”
Duran Duran “Wild Boys”
Kate Bush “Cloudbusting”
Aha “The Sun Always Shines On TV”
Talk Talk “Today”
Bronski Beat “Smalltown Boy”

Sydney’s Big Electric Cat is produced at Haversham Recording Institute in London, and can be heard every Friday at 3 PM, with replays Saturday afternoon, Monday at 7 AM, Tuesday at 8 PM, Wednesday at Noon and Thursday at 10 AM, exclusively on The AIR.

That’s what’s on The AIR Friday, and that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back because we have a fresh post every day.