We're going to be very busy for the next few weeks, so we decided to whip up another mixtape for our friends on Mixcloud. Enjoy, we be doing some more cool stuff soon!
Here is our latest release, the 34th iteration of our version of the old-school New Wave cassette. This mix is posted on and hosted by our friends at Mixcloud.com. Included in the edition are the following songs:
(0:00) Depeche Mode - Photographic
(4:47) Pete Shelley - I Don't Know What It Is
(8:06) Erasure - Stop!
(10:51) Flesh for Lulu - Slide
(14:30) Hoodoo Gurus - Tojo
(14:47) Vicious Pink - Take Me Now
(21:39) The Romantics - Rock You Up
(25:12) Talking Heads - Stay Up Late
(28:53) Berlin - Touch
(32:07) Gang of Four - Damaged Goods
(35:31) Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side
(38:57) A Flock Of Seagulls - Nightmares
(43:25) The Fixx - Built For The Future
(47:13) The Police - Spirits In The Material World
(50:08) The Cult - Rain
(54:01) The Cars - Since You're Gone
(57:26) Secession - The Magician
(1:01:35) Eurythmics - Beethoven (I Love to Listen To)
(1:06:15) The Flowerpot Men - Beat City
(1:09:35)The Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
A Youtube posting of this mix is pending, if the songs included can pass YT's gauntlet of copyright checks. Please enjoy this Mixcloud posting for the time being!
As most of you know, Youtube has been a big part of our output for several years.
Our first mixtape posted there had over three million views and our channel as a whole has over 24,000 subscribers. Cumulatively, our videos have been viewed (listened to) over eleven million times for a total of 216,000,000 minutes of viewing!
Recently, our oldest mixtape was blocked on Youtube for including a song that is not allowed for use on the channel. The thing is, the song was perfectly okay to use for the first 3+ years that the video was live on Youtube.
We understand that individual artists can and will change the usage rules for songs, and that is their right to do that. It still makes things tough when using Youtube as a platform.
More troubling is the recent trend in which songs that are okay to use on Youtube are still marked for blockage on our channel, without individual explanation of any kind. This has happened many times in the last 12 months, and is why we have reposted at least a dozen sets after removing offending tunes. We are assuming that some artists are electing to not have their songs included in compilations, but it's anyone's guess as to what the real reason is for the blocks.
By our latest count, there are at least a dozen mixes on Youtube that are blocked totally or at least in a significant part of the planet. Our "Top Hits of the 1980s" series is pretty much DOA, with at least four out of the ten videos unwatchable at this time. Many of the vids that are viewable are only that way because we have made two or three different revisions to keep them that way.
We know there are a lot of people out there that want to hear these sets, but Youtube is a challenge. In addition to the blocks, Some videos are burdened with 10-12 commercial spots during what is an average 70 minute running time. This seems excessive...
As a result of these challenges, we have elected to redouble our efforts to post these mixes on Mixcloud, a new site that has so far proven to be a haven for DJ "shows" podcasts and mixes.
As we write this, we have the first eighteen volumes posted. An additional plus to Mixcloud is that, when possible, we have released the mix in its original state, including and song(s) that Youtube may have forced us to remove over the course of the last four years. Oh, and by the way, at this point there are NO COMMERCIALS!
If you can, please check out our Mixcloud page ( https://www.mixcloud.com/genericmaledjs/ ) and let us know what you think!
(Don't forget about our other little side effort, the streaming Generic Male radio station - It's sounding great and it might if you live in a part of the world that it is accessible, you are probably gonna love it!
This is the thirty-third compilation of some of our favorite alternative and new wave 80's songs that we chose to put together in a digital version of the old school mixtape. We hope you enjoy!
Songs included are as follows:
(0:00) The Smithereens - Drown In My Own Tears
(3:06) Comsat Angels - Day One
(6:50) Echo and the Bunnymen - Rollercoaster
(10:49) XTC - Dear God
(14:19) Laid Back - One Life
(17:34) Nena - Just A Dream
(21:02) Joe Jackson - Kinda Kute
(24:27) The Bangles - Walking Down Your Street
(27:25) New Order - Vanishing Point
(32:38) Information Society - Lay All Your Love On Me
(36:15) The Cure - The Blood
(39:53) Human League - Seconds
(44:46) The Knack - Let Me Out
(47:04) Strange Advance - The Second That I Saw You
(50:17) R.E.M. - Turn You Inside Out
(54:26) The Psychedelic Furs - President Gas
(59:37) Robert Palmer - You're In My System
(1:04:31) The Plimsouls - Magic Touch
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An ardent fan of 80's music that misses what was a simpler time.