Earl Horlyk

Weekend Announcer

Earl Horlyk writes for the Sioux City Journal, Weekender, and Sioux City Magazine. His articles have been published nationally.


Pumping up the volume!

Jul 2, 2020

We'll be blowing the roof off of this joint on the next Mix Tape Dance Party. Joining us in making a racket will be Pavement, Circa Waves, Pizza Girl, Birds of Tokyo and the incredible Mamphis LK! 

Summer in the city

Jun 24, 2020

This week, Mix Tape Dance Party will be taking it to the street ... literally! Join us for our "Summer in the City" dance-off with such explosive talents as Grammatics, The Black Keys, Angel Olsen, Temper Trap and the amazing Vika Bull! Are you sweating yet?

This week,  join Mix Tape Dance Party's "Virtual Vacation" show with a hotter-than-hot guest list that includes Ocean Alley,  Sea Girls, Alex Lahey, the Cat Empire as well as sexy songstres Izzy Bizu!  Hope you don't blister easily!

Hittin' the road

Jun 11, 2020

Cue the traveling music! Where is Mix Tape Dance Party heading off to this week? The Road to Nowhere, of course! Well, at least we'll be taking the scenic route with Talking Heads, The Wombats, The Hives, Jack's Mannequin and Boy Pablo!

Raising the temp!

Jun 3, 2020

Your friends at MTDP will be raising the mercury with hotblooded music from The Strokes, The Panics, Car Seat Headrest and The Moving Stills.

Songs with style

May 22, 2020

Join us for the "Killer Looks" edition of Mix Tape Dance Party!  We'll be featuring such well-dressed A-Listers as Weezer, The Smiths, Vampire Weekend, Blur as well as futuristic new wavers Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks!

Beach, please!

May 14, 2020

Not ready to head for an actual beach? Then, try out Mix Tape Dance Party's "virtual beach," instead! We'll have a surf-friendly playlist that includes music from Ocean Alley, Kita Alexander, The Fratellis, Lime Cordiale as well as the appropriately named Beach Bunny! Kowabunga, dude! 

The 'rhythm' method

May 7, 2020

This week, Mix Tape Dance Party is devoting our entire hour to rhythm and blues! Join us as we welcome Al Green, The Black Pumas, Alica Keys, Macy Gray and the magnificent Nona Hendryx!

This week's Mix Tape Dance Party is all about music fthat makes you feel good for a crazy time. We'll be playing tracks from everybody from Cold Chisel, Circa Waves, MGMT, Jaguar Jonze and the sultry Stevie Jean.

This week's Mix Tape Dance Party has something for everyone! We'll have classic tracks from Velvet Underground, The Saints and Prince. Plus we'll hear new stuff from Tash Sultana, Sea Girls and Something for Kate.

Goin' stir crazy!

Apr 16, 2020

Feeling a bit stir crazy? So are your friends at Mix Tape Dance Party. This is the reason we've created an especially fun playlist that included everybody from Schnell Fenster, the DMAs, Sports Team, the exotic San Mei and many more. Stay safe but keep dancing!

Your friends at Mix Tape Dance Party are drooling, crying uncontrollable, and suffering from erratic bladder control issues. Yup, we're turning two years old. Helping us to celebrate our second year on the air will be Crowded House, Nothing But Thieves and sexy songstree Mabel 

Pandemic, schmandemic! Mix Tape Dance Party is here to ease your social anxiety fears. Listen to new music from The Strokes, Sunflower Bean and Ed the Dog among other hot tracks!

It's money, yo!

Mar 19, 2020

Join us for MTDP's "Money Show" with such artists as Gladys Knight & The Pips, Suede, The Pretenders, Death by Denim, and the always profit-minded Tami Neilson.

Smell that new music!

Mar 11, 2020

We're welcoming in spring with tons of new music from folks like Hockey Dad, Soccer Mommy and the bros from The Lemon Twigs. Plus we'll have a few classic spins from The Sleepy Jackson and Elemeno P thrown in for good measure.

Dressed to the 9's

Mar 5, 2020

As always, your MTDP buddies have planned a very fashion forward play list with such iconoclastic artists as Prince, Sheila E., Sparks and Zoe Fox & The Rocket Clocks

Where Art meets Science

Feb 27, 2020

Coming to you from the intersection of Arts and Science, MTDP has a geeky play list that includes muisc from Art vs. Science, We Are Scientists and The Magic Gang. Get yo' geek on!

Dancehall Nights

Feb 20, 2020

On this week's MTDP, we'll be wearing our skinniest ties and most preposterous looking porkpie hats for a show featuring dancehall muisc from Supergroove, the Beautiful Girls and The Black Seeds. Plus we'll have plenty of new stuff courtesy of Inhaler, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Alex the Astronaut. 

This week, MTDP is celebrating love in a very post-punk way. On our MTDP Valentine's Day special, we'll showcase such New Wave icons as Siouxsie and the Banshees, Hoodoo Gurus, Talking Heads, Bauhaus and Echo & the Bunnymen!

Hotter than Hell!

Jan 29, 2020

Are you ready to sweat? On MTDP''s "Hotter than Hell" show, we'll be hearing from such blistering talents as Kaleo, The Jungle Giants and the immortal Grace Jones!

Slip us some bread, bro, cuz we're bringin' the jam! This week, we've packed our show with such faves as Mallrat, Death by Denim and Lime Cordial. Plus we'll also have music from such iconic artists as Macy Gray and Jeff Buckley!

We may have no way to reach the mainlands but your friends at MTDP have one boss turntable. On our first-ever deserted island show, we'll be dancing on sand while listenimg to Prince, Pulp, Blur and, even, The Propellerheads, featuring the incrdible Miss Shirley Bassey!

Yeah, we know we're a bit late to be saying "Happy New Year." But your friends at MTDP will make up for that with a hot new soundtrack for our first show of 2020! Join us as we welcome The Killers, Jade Bird, Tima Arena, Vampire Weekend as well as a classic from Pauline Black & the Selecter.

We're blowing the roof off of the joint with the holiday blowout edition of Mix Tape Dance Party.  Join us as we welcome the always danceable Mini Mansions and the always weird Peking Duk, plus a classic from the unforgettable Miss Natalie Cole!

A space oddity

Dec 12, 2019

Join us for our "Space Oddity" edition of Mix Tape Dance Party. We'll have out od the world talent like Tina Turner, The Weeknd, Sleater-Kinney, The Style Council and Hockey Dad.

The bop is back!

Dec 5, 2019

A bop is a song that makes you move and Mix Tape Dance Party has an hour's worth of bop-friendly songs! From Nick Cave to Nothing But Thieves to DMAs and the incredible Mojo Juju, you'll be dancing the night away!

Shaken AND stirred!

Dec 5, 2019

Join us for our "All Shook Up" edition of Mix Tape Dance Party. We'll have everyone from Tones and I, Morrissey, The Cranberries, Confidence Man as well as some Paisley Park royalty

Mint condition tunes

Nov 21, 2019

This week's Mix Tape Dance Party is so cool, it is practically minty. What else can you say about a play list that includes everybody from Sparks to Vampire Weekend to Death by Denim to Sampa the Great to, wow!, new stuff from Beck!

Boogie like a boss!

Nov 14, 2019

We've outdone oursleves with this Dance Hall Night edition of MTDP. We'll be hearing everyone from The Smiths to Blondie! From Mallrat to Pizzagirl! Plus we'll be introducing you to the incredibly seductive Jaguar Jonze! Be prepare to sweat!

Hoarders: MTDP Edition

Nov 6, 2019

Like the furry little squirrel, MTDP has been hoarding for the cold weather ahead. Have we been stashing away nuts and acorns and like that? Hell, no! We've stashing away music from Elvis Costello, Tash Sultana and the incredible Sudan Archives for safe keeping.