Broadcasted: Thursday 12.04 from 20h till 22h


Acapulco Nights is not a concept as we hate concepts. It’s not underground or deep either because we hate all those trendy words, they don’t mean shit anyway. We hate a lot more things but that’s just because we are grumpy. Acapulco Nights is about having fun with 80s music such as disco, italo, Hi-NRG, synth-pop, cold wave, chicago house etc etc. As long as we keep the 80s spirit alive and that the music we play rocks and makes the dancefloor sweat.

1. What was the first sound you remember?

The futuristic sound of the first ‘affordable’ analog & digital synthesizers. The sound of the new romantics, the sound of jellybean & Madonna, the sound of Michael Jackson’s Thriller or Janet Jackson’s control.
The development of all these electronic music-devices caused the birth of electro, hip-hop, house, techno and so much more.
And seriously, everything else sounds dull next to a minimoog-bassline.

2. And the first sound that you recognized as music, never to leave your heart/head again?

Again, all these amazingly produced synthpopsongs. Stuff like ABC, Art of Noise, Human League, …, Can’t get enough of the bassline’s, the drumcomputers or even the digital lexicon-reverbs from that era.

3. What did you want to become as a kid?

Top Gun-Pilot I guess

4. Who do you look up to and why?

Vince Clarke from early Depeche Mode, Yazoo, Erasure, …, that guy is a synth-wizard. (New Life, Photographic, … I can’t get enough of these tracks)

5. Who should play you in the movie about your life?

‘I’m just an average man, with an average life.’

6. What annoys you the most? About others? About yourself?

Smartphones, 10% useful and 90% distraction

7. Choose one superpower if you were a comic book hero?

Need less sleep, 4 hours would be nice.

8. Did video really kill the radio star?

Definitely … NOT, good music doesn’t need a video, but it needs channels to discover it (radio, dj’s, …)

9. Who are you favorite table guests, dead and/or alive?

I prefer the people I love, my friends instead of a famous ego-tripper

10. Where would you rather be right now?

in the 80’s, Altro Mondo studios in Rimini around 1983

11. What is the craziest thing you ever saw on the internet?

George Aaron performing in his latex trousers for some coffee/tea-drinking elderly women.

12. How often do you dance? Where and when?

Sometimes only head nodding in the car or couch, but often a small dance while I’m listening to music in the livingroom or at a decent party.

13. Embrace Today! But what genuinely used to be better back in the days?

The design of BMW’s

14. What is your biggest achievement?

Don’t stop achieving

15. What was your most shameful moment?

I was drunk enough to forget about it

16. Are we alone in the universe?

E.T phone home!

17. Which habit do you want to kick?

It’s april, not January

18. What should they play at your funeral?

Some Synth-stuff (Human League – Do or Die maybe), or air-synthesizer if there’s no soundsystem