Because we’re not a physical magazine, we can’t glue free CDs to the cover every month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t share our favourite music with you! Using Spotify we’ve created 90 minute virtual mixtapes of some of the ’80s biggest acts, allowing you to sample some of their lesser known (but just as good) material alongside the familiar hits.

Virtual C90: October 2018

Virtual C90: October 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Kim Wilde, The Bangles, Neneh Cherry and Blancmange, some new takes on old favourites by Johnny Hates Jazz, a-ha, Bananarama and Queen, plus the usual mix of hits, misses and mixes from the ’80s. Give it a listen on Mixcloud or Spotify! read more

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Virtual CD of the Month: Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat

Exclusively for our Patreon backers, this month’s Virtual CD is a celebration of all things weird, spooky and ghoulish, from the gothic rock of Bauhaus to the sinister synths of Japan, via the sheer lunacy of The Cramps and Toto … read more

Virtual C90: September 2018

Virtual C90: September 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Culture Club, Blancmange and Paul McCartney, some new takes on old favourites by Echo & The Bunnymen, Bronski Beat and Billy Idol, plus the usual mix of hits, misses and mixes from … read more

Now That’s What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music II

Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music II

Our ongoing alternate universe series of Now albums that never existed carries on with this month’s Virtual CD – which, again, is really a Virtual Double LP or Cassette. Using the same template as the real world Now albums – … read more

Virtual CD of the Month: Long Hot Summer

Virtual CD of the Month: Long Hot Summer

Following the stunning revelation in the Daily Express that summer is now expected to carry on until autumn, August’s Virtual CD of the Month contains nearly 80 minutes of extended 12″ grooves to get you through this long hot summer! … read more

Virtual C90: July 2018

Virtual C90: July 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from U2, Rod Stewart, Rick Astley, Jaki Graham and Kid Creole & the Coconuts, plus some new takes on old favourites by A Flock of Seagulls, Soft Cell, The Cure and Def Leppard, … read more

Virtual CD of the Month: Now That’s What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

Now That's What You Might, Hypothetically, Have Called Music

This month’s Virtual CD is actually a virtual double LP! As part of our celebrations of 100 Now That’s What I Call Music albums, we’ve come up with this hypothetical example of what the first Now of the 1980s might … read more

Virtual C90: June 2018

Virtual C90: June 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Rick Astley, Prince, Johnny Marr, Tony Hadley and Nick Lowe, plus the usual mix of ’80s hits, misses and 12″ mixes. Give it a listen on Mixcloud or Spotify! read more

Virtual C90: April 2018

Virtual C90: April 2018

This month’s virtual mixtape includes new music from Kylie Minogue, The Beat starring Dave Wakeling, Samantha Fox, The Damned, Rick Parfitt, Lisa Stansfield and Chas & Dave, a remixed classic from Paul Simon, a newly unearthed recording by Prince and … read more