The PopCulteer
April 22, 2022

Not a lot to write about this week, but thankfully we do have a brand-new episode of Sydney’s Big Electric Cat, so I don’t have to post random photos or anything silly in this space.

Friday afternoon we offer up eminently danceable music with an encore edition of MIRRORBALL and and brand-new episode of 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 Takes a week off to get ready for next Friday’s second anniversary/50th episode of MIRRORBALL! The AIR’s showcase of classic Disco music mark both milestones next Friday afternoon, then later that night,  The AIR will kick-off a fifty-hour marathon of every episode. In the meantime, you can see the playlist for the show we’re running this Friday right HERE.

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 which is also the sixth Big Electric Cat mixtape of New Wave 12″ extended remixes.  This time Sydney introduced the show and then presents 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.

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. Really, even if it’s sorta lame.