This week: Celebrating the 1980s: Halloween Special
Creepy, Kooky, Mysterious AND Spooky
Tomorrow is Halloween, and the conditions couldn’t be more perfect: It’s on a Saturday, it’s a full moon, and we’re all wearing masks already. As for festive decorations, if you haven’t kept up with the dusting during lockdown, you likely won’t have to put up any fake cobwebs and can conveniently rely on the real deal!
We’ve got a Spooky Party Playlist with festive tunes from the likes of OutKast to Billie Eilish to The Specials to Alice Cooper that’s the perfect soundtrack to turn up while carving your pumpkin masterpiece, and it’s also great to crank out while turning your own home into a haunted house fit for a family dance party (surely you’ve heard about the Monster Mash, yes?).
Plus, we’ve compiled the Scariest Movie Music to keep the eerie mood going while everyone bobs for apples and inhales handfuls of orange-and-black sweets – you don’t have to worry about going out and fitting into that slinky Sexy Devil costume this year, so go ahead, have more of those ghost-shaped chocolates. Find both playlists under Top Playlists / Moods / Party.
It’s Basically Goth Christmas
Did you have to do no additional decorating to prepare your home for Halloween? Is your wardrobe already full of black clothes and skull prints year-round? Do you still apply your eye makeup like Siouxsie Sioux and your lipstick like Robert Smith from The Cure decades after shouting “it’s not a phase!” to your concerned mum?
If you answered yes to any of those, it’s likely that the 31st of October is the one day a year that your black nail varnish and leather studded choker aren’t out of place for once, and are celebrated by the rest of the world, and we want you to know that we see you and we honor you. That is why, on your holy occasion, we have put together a Goth Classics playlist full of tunes as dark as your chosen brand of black hair dye — find it under Genres/Rock.
Also on ROXi this week…
ROXi FEATURE REVIEW:
Want to go back and listen to the new favourite tune you found on ROXi? If you’ve forgotten the title, worry not: Your search history is saved! Go to Search / Recent Searches to jog your memory.
NEW SINGLE ON ROXi:
Holding strong in the top 20 is the latest single from Sam Smith, Diamonds, and we’ve got it for you under Charts / New Releases.
NEW ALBUM ON ROXi:
The new album from Gorillaz, Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez, is here — featuring collaborations with Elton John, Beck, Slowthai and loads more. Search for Gorillaz with your ROXi controller to experience this multi-genre parade.