Archive for December, 2016

2016

I understand that year after year we are shocked when we hear of the death of celebrities. However, this year for me personally was particularly hard. As a child of the 80s, a good many of my musical heroes are gone and with the loss of over 570 musicians, composers and producers in 2016, this two hour program was incredibly hard to put together. This is obviously in no way a complete list.

…Tonight we dance!

(Open) PETER MAAS – IN MEMORIAM DON BUCHLA (Donald “DonBuchla (April 17, 1937 – September 14, 2016) was an American pioneer in the field of sound synthesizers.)

  1. GEORGE MICHAELFREEDOM 90 (Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou (25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016), known professionally as George Michael, was an English singer, songwriter, and record producer)
  2. SHARON JONESBE EASY (DAKTAL REMIX) (Sharon Lafaye Jones (May 4, 1956 – November 18, 2016) was an American soul and funk singer. She was the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, a soul and funk band based in Brooklyn, New York)
  3. LEONARD COHENNEVERMIND (PILLOWTALK REDUB) (Leonard Norman Cohen, (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, poet, novelist, and painter.)
  4. DAVID BOWIE – LET’S DANCE (REMIX) (David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie was an English singer, songwriter and actor.)
  5. TRIO – DA DA DA (MIGHTY MOUSE REMIX) (Peter Behrens (4 September 1947 – 11 May 2016) was a German drummer, actor, musician, and clown.)
  6. GEORGE MICHAEL – FAITH (AEROPLANE MIX)
  7. VANITY6 – NASTY GIRL (CLAM MIX) (Denise Katrina Matthews (January 4, 1959 – February 15, 2016), better known as Vanity, was a Canadian singer, songwriter, dancer, actress and model, who turned away from her music and acting career to concentrate on evangelism.)
  8. PRINCE – LET’S GO CRAZY (SPECIAL DANCE MIX) (Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer.)
  9. DEAD OR ALIVE – WHAT I WANT (DANCE MIX) (Peter Jozzeppi “PeteBurns (5 August 1959 – 23 October 2016) was an English singer-songwriter and television personality. He founded the pop band Dead or Alive in 1980, in which he was vocalist and songwriter.)
  10. DAVID BOWIE – PALLAS ATHENA (GONE MIDNIGHT MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. PM DAWN – REALITY USED TO BE A FRIEND OF MINE (Attrell Stephen Cordes, Jr. (May 15, 1970 – June 17, 2016), also known by the stage name Prince Be, was an American musician, singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Cordes was the lead vocalist of the hip hop group, P.M. Dawn)
  2. M/A/R/R/S – PUMP UP THE VOLUME (Steve Young (d: July 13, 2016). Steve founded Colourbox in 1982 with brother Martyn Young. In 1987, Young and his brother teamed up with A.R. Kane members Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala, as well as Russell Smith, to form M|A|R|R|S.)
  3. A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – WE THE PEOPLE (Malik Izaak Taylor (November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016), known professionally as Phife Dawg (or simply Phife), was an American rapper.)
  4. JEAN-JACQUES PERREY – GOSSIPO PERPETUO (Jean-Jacques Perrey (20 January 1929 – 4 November 2016) was a French electronic music producer and was an early pioneer in the genre. He was a member of the electronic music duo Perrey and Kingsley)
  5. STATUS QUO – HANDS UP (REMIX) (Richard JohnRickParfitt, (12 October 1948 – 24 December 2016) was an English musician, best known for being a singer, songwriter and rhythm guitarist)
  6. SUICIDE – FRANKIE TEARDROP (REMIX) (Boruch Alan Bermowitz (June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016), known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist)
  7. SHELLEYAN ORPHAN – BURST (Caroline Crawley (8 August 1963 – 4 October 2016) was a British singer for Shelleyan Orphan, This Mortal Coil, Babacar)
  8. FUNKADELIC – UNDISCO KIDD (George BernardBernieWorrell, Jr. (April 19, 1944 – June 24, 2016) was an American keyboardist and composer best known as a founding member of Parliament-Funkadelic and for his work with Talking Heads.)
  9. EARTH, WIND & FIRE – HAPPY FEELIN’ (MauriceMoeWhite (December 19, 1941 – February 4, 2016) was an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger and bandleader. He was the founder of the band Earth, Wind & Fire.)
  10. PRINCE – I WOULD DIE 4U
  11. GEORGE MICHAEL – AMAZING 2004 (DJ WHAM DISCO MIX)
  12. DAVID BOWIE – STATION TO STATION (LIVE)

 

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST USA on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at: valleyfreeradio.org // replays can be heard Sunday mornings 1a-3a // facebook: subculturema

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Grab the eggnog and the gifts. It’s time to wrap!

HOUR ONE:

  1. LOUIS ARMSTRONG – ‘ZAT YOU SANTA CLAUS? (THE HEAVY REMIX)
  2. KAY STARR – (EVERYBODY’S WAITING FOR) THE MAN WITH THE BAG (THUNDERBALL REMIX)
  3. MING + FS – SNOWFLAKES FALLING (MOVEMENT III)
  4. PAUL S. BORG – SWEET SWING THING
  5. SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – CAROLINA CHRISTMAS
  6. BOOK OF LOVE – CANDY CAROL (SUGAR LIPS CAROLING EXT. VERSION)
  7. COUNT BASIE & HIS ORCHESTRA – GOOD MORNING BLUES (THE REAL TUESDAY WELD CLERKENWELL REMIX)
  8. THE COCTAILS – FIRST SNOWFALL
  9. BING CROSBY – HAPPY HOLIDAY (KASKADE MIX)
  10. KATE BUSH – DECEMBER WILL BE MAGIC AGAIN
  11. THE CARPENTERS – CARPENTER’S CHRISTMAS (KAREN MEETS ROOTS RADICS UPTOWN)
  12. RENZO CESANA – I BOUGHT YOU VIOLETS
  13. ERASURE – SHE WON’T BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS (2016 MIX)
  14. DINAH WASHINGTON – SILENT NIGHT (BRAZILLIAN GIRLS REMIX)
  15. JOHNNY MERCER – WINTER WONDERLAND (RISE ASHEN’S BRAZILLIAN BEACH MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. RHCP – DECK THE HALLS (ACAPELLA)
  2. NINA SIMONE – LITTLE GIRL BLUE (POSTAL SERVICE REMIX)
  3. ROSEMARY CLOONEY – HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS (MNO MIX)
  4. ALISON MOYET – THE COVENTRY CAROL
  5. RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE (ROBERT WLSDON MIX)
  6. ERASURE – GAUDETTE
  7. COMAR – PERE NOEL BLUES
  8. STEREO TOTAL – HOLIDAY INNN
  9. NEW ORDER – ROCKING CAROL/SONG OF JOY
  10. BERLIN SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA – DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES (RED BARON REMIX)
  11. MIDGE URE – DO THEY KNOW IT’S CHRISTMAS (LIVE/ACOUSTIC)
  12. BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA – FISHNET STOCKINGS (LIVE)
  13. BLONDIE – WE THREE KINGS
  14. COCTEAU TWINS – WINTER WONDERLAND
  15. ELLA FITZGERALD – WHAT ARE YOU DOING NEW YEAR’S EVE (MANGINI VS. PALLIN MIX)
  16. COMBUSTIBLE EDISON – MILLIONAIRE’S HOLIDAY
  17. G.LOVE – CHRISTMAS COOKIES
  18. SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS – HOT CHRISTMAS
  19. LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM – HOLIDAY ROAD

SUBCULTURE: Fridays 8-10p EST on WXOJ 103.3fm in Northampton, MA or live online at: valleyfreeradio.org // replays of tonight’s program can be heard on WXOJ, Sundays 1a-3a EST

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Not sure who these classic white Oberhamer’s belong to, but they’ve seen some pretty great rinks in their time! Laser trucks. Woot!

HOUR ONE:

  1. WARM UP… HAROLD FALTERMEYER – AXEL F
  2. ALL SKATE… FREESTYLE – DON’T STOP THE ROCK
  3. PRINCE – 1999
  4. MIDNIGHT STAR – NO PARKING ON THE DANCE FLOOR
  5. SHANNON – LET THE MUSIC PLAY
  6. THE EGYPTIAN LOVER – EGYPT EGYPT (HEAR THE KRAFTWERK?!)
  7. THE WHISPERS – IT’S A LOVE THING
  8. SPEEDSKATE! … BILLY SQUIER (AND FISCHERSPOONER) – EVERYBODY WANTS YOU (TO EMERGE)
  9. LOVERBOY – EVERYBODY’S WORKING FOR THE WEEKEND
  10. COUPLES SKATE… STEVE PERRY – FOOLISH HEART
  11. ALL SKATE!… THE GAP BAND – BURN RUBBER ON ME
  12. BLONDIE – DO THE DARK
  13. THE COMMODORES – BRICK HOUSE (K THEORY MIX)

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. DONNA SUMMER – I FEEL LOVE
  2. LAKESIDE – FANTASTIC VOYAGE
  3. MICHAEL JACKSON – DON’T STOP TIL YOU GET ENOUGH
  4. SOS BAND – TAKE YOUR TIME (DO IT RIGHT)
  5. MICHAEL SEMBELLO – MANIAC
  6. ROBERT PALMER – YOU ARE IN MY SYSTEM
  7. PLANET PATROL – PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK
  8. J.GEILS BAND – FREEZE-FRAME
  9. BILLY IDOL – DANCING WITH MYSELF
  10. DURAN DURAN – HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF
  11. LIPPS, INC. – FUNKYTOWN
  12. MIDNIGHT STARR – FREAK-A-ZOID