Around the World in 80s Music

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A show dedicated to music from the 80s from around the world. Visiting a new country every episode, this show aims to explore and play all varieties of music from the 1980s from synthpop to punk to disco.

By Year

  • 2018

  • 2017

By Tag

  • 80s

  • disco

  • Punk

  • pop

  • dance

  • Funk

  • new wave

  • Soul

  • ambient

  • Rock

  • 1980s

  • indie

  • Japan

  • post punk

  • soviet

  • Morocco

  • synth

  • East Asia

  • Coldwave

  • LGBT

  • alternative

  • Nigeria

  • Reggae

  • latin america

  • Turkey

  • Rai

  • italo

  • Hong Kong

  • Belgium

  • boogie

  • Live

  • Russia

  • afrobeat

  • Algeria

  • Label

  • taiwan

  • queer

  • latin

  • yo pop

  • Europe

  • UK

  • France

  • bossa nova

  • anatolian rock

  • spanish

  • North Africa

  • Electronic

  • Philippines

  • Minimal electronic

  • cassette

  • Africa

  • levant

  • Record Label

  • South Africa

  • Brazil

  • Arabesque

  • Mexico

  • new zealand

  • Italy

  • China

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Around the World in 80s Music: LGBTQIA+Mon, 2018-07-09 17:16

Given that its Pride, ATWI80sM focuses this week on LGBTQIA+ artists from the 1980s and from around the world. A... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: BrazilMon, 2018-07-02 14:45

Timed perfectly for the summer sun, ATWI80sM finally reaches Brazil. A somewhat 'golden age' of Brazilian music due to... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Hong KongWed, 2018-06-20 16:41

On ATWI80sM this time, we take a look at music from Hong Kong. The music of this era, largely Cantopop. was produced in... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Punk from East and Southeast AsiaWed, 2018-06-13 16:12

Diverging from my usual collection of global pop, disco and dance, this week ATWI80sM takes a look at the punk scenes... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Lovers RockWed, 2018-05-30 19:21

On ATWI80sM this time, we take a look at the British born reggae sub-genre Lovers Rock and specifically focus in on... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Music from Memory SpecialMon, 2018-05-14 16:47

On this ATWI80sM we're diverging from our usual themes to take a look at the output of indie music label Music from... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: ItalyTue, 2018-04-24 19:00

This time ATWI80sM is taking a dive into Italian music from the 1980s and exploring all it has to offer. From the... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Soul-Disco Deep CutsWed, 2018-04-11 18:07

Taking a look this time at some deep cuts and album tracks of soul-disco from the 1980s. Showing off some gems from the... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: RaiFri, 2018-03-30 17:16

In this episode we take a look at Rai music. Originating in Algeria in the 1920s and spreading to both Morocco and to... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: New ZealandWed, 2018-03-07 09:00

Taking a look at the 'Dunedin Sound' indie rock associated with the record label Flying Nun in New Zealand. I am also... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: NigeriaSat, 2018-02-24 18:39

On this episode we took a look at Nigerian music from the 1980s. Recent years and western 'rediscovery' of '80s... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: USSRWed, 2018-02-14 18:19

This time we took a look at the music from the USSR. From major pop acts from Alla Pugacheva to cassette-only releases... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: MexicoTue, 2018-02-06 19:20

This week we take a look at Mexican music from the 1980s. Includes Latin Pop, Mexican New Wave and even some Jazz... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Post-DiscoMon, 2018-01-22 19:38

Live again once more and this week ATWI80M took a look at some of what is known as Post-Disco. This broad genre... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: Cassette TapesThu, 2018-01-11 17:46

Around the World was live once more and George took a look this time at his cassette collection. The cassette tape is... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: TurkeyTue, 2017-12-12 16:40

This time we're looking at Turkish music from the 1980s, looking at disco, rock, pop and the ever-present Arabesque... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: France and BelgiumThu, 2017-12-07 16:09

In a special live episode, Around the World in 80s Music looks at Coldwave music from France and Belgian during the... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: South AfricaTue, 2017-11-21 16:35

This week we're taking a look at the 80s in South Africa, focusing in on Bubblegum Pop and its political edge. Al... See details

Around the World in 80s Music: JapanWed, 2017-11-08 16:53

From city-pop to punk, for the first episode of the show we are looking at music from Japan. Takako Mamiya -... See details