The PopCulteer
March 15, 2024

You PopCulteer is still a bit buried under outside work, so once again, all we have for you this week is the playlist for today’s new episode of MIRRORBALL on The AIR, so let’s just jump into a radio-heavy end-of-the-week post, shall we?

The AIR is PopCult‘s sister radio station. You can hear our shows on The AIR website, or just click on the embedded player found elsewhere on this page.

Friday at 2 PM on The AIR, Mel Larch devotes her hour of Disco to a decidedly random assortment of classic dance tracks from the golden age of Disco. She opens the show with a rare Disco turn from the band, Chicago, then runs through everything from Narada Michael Walden and Dee Dee Bridgewater to Lalo Schifrin and Herbie Mann.

IIt’s a wild assemblege of crafty dancefloor mutations. Check out the playlist…


Chicago “Street Player”
Stuff “Honey Coral Rock”
Eloise Laws “1,000 Laughs”
Narada Michael Walden “Tonight I’m Alright”
Dee Dee Bridgewater “Bad For Me”
Lalo Schifrin “Dimelo”
Gene Page “Wild Cherry”
Montana “I Love Music”
Herbie Mann “Jisco Dazz”
Phreek “Weekend”
Terry Caller “Disco In The Sky”

You can hear MIRRORBALL every Friday at 2 PM, with replays throughout the following week Monday at 9 AM and Tuesday at 1 PM and a mini-marathon Saturday nights at 9 PM

At 3 PM we bring you  an encore of one of the 12″ dance mix episodes of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. This was the sixth Big Electric Cat mixtape of New Wave 12″ extended remixes.  This time Sydney introduced the show and then presented almost two full hours of dance-remixed New Wave classics.

Back in the day, all the top New Wave artists released special extended mixes of their hits so that they could get extra club play and confound the collectors of today, who can’t keep track of all the wild versions of these tunes.  This show has lots of great New Wave hits, some of which are barely recognizable.

Peruse this here playlist for a preview…

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A-Ha “Take On Me”
Thompson Twins “In The Name Of Love”
Duran Duran “Wild Boys”
Visage “The Damned Don’t Cry”
Human League “(Keep Feeling) Fascination”
Adam Ant “Apollo 9”
Eurythmics “Sexcrime (1984)”
Red Box “For America”
Malcolm McLaren “Double Dutch”
Tears For Fears “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”
Bronski Beat w/Marc Almond “I Feel Love”
New Order “True Faith”
Eighth Wonder “I’m Not Scared”
Haircut 100 “Love Plus One”
Bananarama “Cruel Summer”
Frankie Goes To Hollywood “Rage Hard”
Alison Moyet “Love Resurrection”
Kim Wilde “Never Trust A Stranger”

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. Classic episodes can be heard Sunday morning at 10 AM.

That’s what’s new on The AIR Friday, and that is this week’s PopCulteer. Check back for our regular features every day.