Ahoy there! This is @ablank here kicking off WIUX's very first 8tracks mix! With so many great DJs at WIUX, I'm honored to be the first to take you on a reverse-engineered trip through four separate decades of shoegaze music. Featuring an annotated tracklist that starts from the recent trends of the day and works its way down to shoegaze's swirling, fuzzy beginnings, this mix highlights the common stylistic threads that define this sprawling, diverse genre's place in music history.

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ephermity

this is absolutely an experience. thanks for the fun guided tour! i got really into the annotations alongside. to feel someone building a storyarc around a genre they love is thrilling cuuz context adds a beautiful layer that often takes a long time to become immersed in.


crayoncityy99

Love, love, love, love.


mehmetalicavus22

very good for chill.


Sally Forth

couldn't have asked for a better introduction to a genre ;)


houseofsunday

so so so very very good.


laurelsky

this is my favorite 8tracks mix so far


ablank

Aw thanks! :) This was an unexpected hit, but I'm just happy it's doing the job haha


laurelsky

oh slowdive you melt my soul


ablank

Every. single. time.


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