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Welcome to Neon Nights show #014 “2 Hour Synthpop Special”.

“Sometimes I feel I want to…run away”

As the dust was settling in the late 70’s and the punk era was drawing to a close, there was a new sensation beginning to take hold. All over the world Boys & Girls picked up drum machines and synthesizers and created a new sound…

In this weeks show, hosted by yours truly John von Ahlen, I’m lucky to have not one hour, but TWO hours to present you with some of the world’s finest synthpop

It was really hard to pick just 2 hours worth of songs, when there is just so much to choose from. I look at all the songs that didn’t make the list and I can feel that we will definitely be doing another special again in the future!

I’ve tried to pick at least one track from some of the pioneers and icons of synthpop. Legends such as Kraftwerk, Yazoo, The Human League and Soft Cell are included. Hopefully you might find a few surprises there. Please send me an email for requests and I’ll try my best to play them on future shows.

Also, as of next week Neon Nights will air at 7pm and A Touch Of Pink will return at 6pm. Welcome back Dick!

Electronically Yours, John.

You can listen to the entire show by clicking on the podcast link at the bottom of the page.

 


Playlist for Show 014 – 10th of October 2015
01 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
02 Untitled-4 Hurts Better Than Love (Italoconnection Remix)
03 Kraftwerk - The Model_100px Kraftwerk The Model
04 Parralox_061_Do-You-Feel-What-I-Feel_500px_100px Parralox
Do You Feel What I Feel Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
05 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
06 Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax_100px Frankie Goes To Hollywood Relax (Radio Lockout Remix) LGBTIQ Content
07 Gary Numan - Cars (2)_100px Gary Numan Cars
08 Ladyhawke - My Delirium (JBAG Hot Pop Remix)_100px Ladyhawke My Delirium (JBAG Hot Pop Remix) LGBTIQ Content
09 Soft Cell - Tainted Love_100px Soft Cell Tainted Love LGBTIQ Content
10 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
11 Men Without Hats - Safety Dance_100px Men Without Hats Safety Dance LGBTIQ Content
12 A Flock of Seagulls - The More You Live, the More You Love_100px A Flock of Seagulls The More You Live, the More You Love
13 Marsheaux - Eyes Without A Face_100px Marsheaux Eyes Without A Face
14 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
15 SExpress-Theme-From-S-Expr-236705_100px S’Express Theme From S’Express LGBTIQ Content
16 Erasure - Chains Of Love (7' Remix)_100px Erasure Chains Of Love LGBTIQ Content
17 Steve Miller Band - Abracadabra (Original 12 Inch Mix)_100px Steve Miller Band Abracadabra
18 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
19 The Human League - Seconds (Remix)_100px The Human League Seconds (Love And Dancing Remix)
20 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Neon Nights Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
21 Freeez - I.O.U._100px Freeez I.O.U.
22 Laid Back - White Horse_100px Laid Back White Horse
23 MARRS - Pump Up The Volume_100px MARRS Pump Up The Volume
24 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
25 Blur - Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys Remix)_100px Blur Girls and Boys (Pet Shop Boys Remix) LGBTIQ Content
26 Thomas Dolby - I Scare Myself_100px Thomas Dolby I Scare Myself
27 The Twins - Not The Loving Kind_100px The Twins Not The Loving Kind
28 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
29 Yazoo - Goodbye 70's Yazoo Goodbye 70s (Black Light Odyssey Remix)
30 Parralox New Light (Rotersand vs Timo van Laak Rework)
Australian Content
LGBTIQ Content
31 New Order - Spooky (Magimix)_100px New Order Spooky (Magimix)
32 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
33 The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star_100px The Buggles Video Killed the Radio Star
34 Thompson Twins - Love On Your Side (Remix)_100px Thompson Twins Love On Your Side (Remix)
35 Neon Nights - 014 - Synthpop Special_100px Neon Nights Theme Australian Content LGBTIQ Content
36 Zoon Politicon - Run Forever_100px Zoon Politicon Run Forever

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LGBTIQ Content LGBTIQ Content
Australian Artist Australian Content

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About the author: John

 

John von Ahlen is a Producer / Director based in Melbourne, Australia.

His current project is Parralox, an electronic act that has toured internationally (live shows with Erasure + Little Boots), and achieved chart success in USA, UK and Europe (Billboard / CMJ / German Web Charts / UK Commercial Club Charts).

John has remixed artists such as Erasure, Marcella Detroit, Delta Goodrem, Gina G, Doctor & The Medics, Sigue Sigue Sputnik and many more.

His work for TV / Film includes The Wog Boy, Rove Live, Before The Game, Who's On The Menu (Theme Tune) and music for Neighbors / Home & Away / Queer as Folk (USA).

He also Directs and Animates, check out some of his work here :

www.youtube.com/parralox
www.parralox.com

 

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