Mixed Tape:The 1980s Fetish Playlist

Each week, the Argosy asks a member of the Sackville community to create a mixtape playlist on a theme or topic of their choosing.

“The Theory of Relativity” by Stars – The heavy synth and drum machine claps are a huge jump from Stars’ early sappy songs.

“Your Life, Your Call” by Junip – This song has been my summer music companion.

“Fantasize” by Hannah Georgas – If I were a musician, I would want to be Hannah Georgas.

“House of Commons Problems” by Silkken Laumann – Ottawa band writes dance track about legislature. Why not?

“I Can Change” by LCD Soundsystem – Each time I hear this, I am sad that this band broke up.

“Say That” by Toro y Moi – Chaz Bundick is my biggest music crush at the moment. Amazing producer.

“Run My Heart” by Twin Shadow – I imagine a great choreographed break-up dance scene in the style of a 1980s music video recorded on VHS when I hear this song – deep emotions and deep lunges.

“Genesis” by Grimes – I think she’s freaky and I like her a lot.

“Forest” by Human Human – Dreamy underground Montreal indie rock with a slick 1980s aesthetic.

“Age of Consent” by New Order – Token 1980s band on the 1980s mixtape.

“Next of Kin (The River)” by Alvvays – I’m still raving about this band from SappyFest.

“Still Pleasures” by Berlin Lovers – This band started off with a 1960s-inspired sound, but wentBack to the Future on this new album.

“Millions” by Eternal Summers – One of my favourite acts from SappyFest 7. Even one year later this band makes appearances on my radio shows.

“Somebody Who” by Au Revoir Simone – Three girls, three keyboards, what’s not to like?

“A Real Hero” by College feat. Electric Youth – Did anyone ever really get enough of the DriveSoundtrack? I didn’t think so.

Vanessa Blackier is the Programming Director at CHMA.

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