Earl Horlyk

Weekend Announcer

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


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.

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This week's Mix Tape Dance Party is all about the geeks! With a playlist that includes music from Devo, They Might Be Giants, Tones And I, Franz Ferdinand and Art Vs. Science, you'll discover the benefits of being nerdy.

Your friends at Mix Tape Dance Party love a good house party.  Join us as we invite Outkast, Prince, Siouxsie and the Banshees, the Charlatans and The Muffs for an All-Star Throwdown. Don't worry, you're invited, too! 

Make some noise!

Oct 3, 2019

Are you that guy who plays his radio in decibels usually reserved for jetliners? Then we have the Mix Tape Dance Party for you. This week, we'll have such high volume favorites as Green Day, Foo Fighters and Kasabian. Plus we'll have new cuts from Lime Cordial, Boy + Bear and Soccer Mommy! Pump up the volume, y'all!

Dangerous when wet

Sep 26, 2019

On Mix Tape Dance Party's "Bona Fide" Week, we'll be grooving to Sam Fender, Circa Waves, Pale Waves and the always buoyant Liam Gallagher.

With a playlist that includes R.E.M. , the late Charles Bradley, Blur, Mattiel and Linkin Park (covering Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"), Mix Tape Dance Party will be messing with your grey matter when it comes to eclectic tunes. Plus we'll have new stuff from Harper Finn, Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever and Inhaler for your listening enjoyment.

Back to the beach!

Sep 5, 2019

This week's Mix Tape Dance Party will be epic as we invite Lizzo, Beyonce, Jungle Giants, Sea Girls and The Sherlocks. Fun tunes, great artists and an open invitaiton for you. What can be better?

OK, try to imagine the wildest party you've ever been to. Now, crank that party up to eleventy-billion! This week's Mix Tape Dance Party is geared toward everybody's wild side. Thank goodness we invited Thandi Phoenix, Sparks and the "Molotov" girl herself, Kira Puru, to supply the soundtrack!

It's new music week on Mix Tape Dance Party, with a line-up that includes such hot bands as the Regrettes, Cassia and Middle Kids. Plus we'll have some classic sounds, courtesy of You, Me, at Six and Catfish & the Bottlemen. Be on the cutting edge ... or pretend like you're in the know with your friends at MTDP!

The best part of any party occurs at the very end, when nobody's in a hurry to say goodnight. We'll be celebrating these late night parties with a playlist the includes Hockey Dad, Pizzagirl, Love Fame Tragedy and the incredible Killers!

Summer's not over yet!

Aug 8, 2019

Your friends at Mix Tape Dance Party are throwing ourselves a summertime street party and you're invited! You'll be in good company since Weezer, Blossoms, Pizzagirl and Ocean Alley have already RSVP'd!

We'll be flying high on this week's Mix Tape Dance Party, with music from New York Dolls, St. Paul & the Broken Bones as well as from Foo Fighters. Plus we're looking skyward for new stuff from Pond, the Black Pumas in addition to the "Hoochie" girl herslf, Lauren Hibberd.

Welcome to Glam Week on Mix Tape Dance Party! We'll be getting fashionably loud with such well-dressed icons as Sheila E., Moloko and Mini Mansions. Plus we have a showstopper as the brilliant Morgan James does a cover of Prince's "Call My Name."