VINTAGE RT: “HOW DO YOU CALL YOUR LOVERBOY?”

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Happy Valentine’s Day, love cats! I’m sharing with you the retrotransmission Valentine’s Show, one of my favorite playlists that I broadcasted every year, featuring tracks from Holly Golightly, Tom Waits, Ramones, Johnny Thunders, The Modern Lovers, The Gun Club, Suicide, Public Image Ltd., The Damned, X (singing my favorite punk love song, True Love Pt. 2!), Pulp, Buzzcocks, New Order, The Magnetic Fields, My Bloody Valentine, Wire, The Dead Milkmen, Patti Smith, Klaus Nomi, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Angels of Light, and much more. Let it warm the cockles of your heart!

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VINTAGE RT: FIFTEEN FEET OF PURE, WHITE SNOW

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Well hello, strangers. This vintage retrotransmission mix, a dreamy, mellow and hypnotic one from fall 2012, is perfect for the winter solstice, which is upon us this very night. This is full of everything I like to listen to when the winter really begins to come down and we’re shrouded in sudden darkness: Death in June, Cocteau Twins, Current 93, Nico, Angels of Light, Psychic TV, Swans, Kate Bush, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Joy Division, Tear Garden, The Legendary Pink Dots, Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox, Depeche Mode, etc. Listen on repeat and hibernate until the crocus appears from the frost…

Winter Solstice Playlist

 

 

 

 

RETROTRANSMISSION HALLOWEEN!!

Well, I just finished sewing my leather bat wings to my catsuit, so you know what that means! It’s almost TIME! On this day, anything goes, kids. Let the retrotransmission Halloween show be the soundtrack to your mischief and mayhem…but don’t do anything I wouldn’t do 😉

VINTAGE RT: SOME WEAR LEATHER, SOME WEAR LACE…

This time of year, when it gets chilly and brisk, all I want to listen to is 70s, 80s, and 90s goth, and think about how Halloween is right around the corner…

CURRENTLY LISTENING: Trevor Jackson Presents: Science Fiction Dance Hall Classics

“The press release that comes with Science Fiction Dancehall Classics, a new 2 CD/3LP, 27-track compilation of classic cuts, rarities and remixes curated by artist, re-mixer and producer Trevor Jackson, states that the compilation represents the more avant, electronic side of the On-U Sound label. What it actually means to say is that it showcases the more avant side of Adrian Sherwood.” Read the full review on The Quietus here, and check the compilation out:

VINTAGE RT: DEPECHE MODE!

On September 6, 2013 I saw Depeche Mode play at Barclays Center, and it was an incredible show. The gorgeous video art, Dave twirling across the stage in his leather harnesses, Martin singing an acoustic version of “But Not Tonight,” the songs they played throughout the show, the sound…I was overwhelmed. Here’s a playlist I made a year prior, in Fall 2012, in honor of one of the greatest bands of all time, followed by the set list from the show.

Intro

(Excerpt from ‘Welcome to My World’)

Welcome to My World

Angel

Walking in My Shoes

Precious

Black Celebration

Policy of Truth

Should Be Higher

Barrel of a Gun

The Child Inside

But Not Tonight

(Acoustic; Sung by Martin)

Heaven

Soothe My Soul

A Pain That I’m Used To

(‘Jacques Lu Cont’s Remix’ version)

A Question of Time

Enjoy the Silence

Personal Jesus

Encore:

Home

(Acoustic)

Halo

(‘Goldfrapp Remix’ version)

Just Can’t Get Enough

I Feel You

Never Let Me Down Again

VINTAGE RT: AUTUMN EQUINOX

After a long hiatus while I moved across the country and settled in, retrotransmission is back! On the eve of the Autumn Equinox, and in celebration of the dropping mercury, I felt it appropriate to post one of my many fall playlists. This one comes from Fall 2012 and features a lot of bands I listen to when it gets cooler out: Front 242, Psychic TV, The Tear Garden, Skinny Puppy, Love and Rockets, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Tones on Tail, 6 Comm, Depeche Mode, Swans, The Legendary Pink Dots, The Creatures, Joy Division, Dead Can Dance, Clan of Xymox, and more. I hope this gets you in the mood for the greatest season there is.