This playlist reminded me of the 80s and the boom of New Wave music—watching Howard Jones and the Pet Shop Boys on MTV, going to nightclubs like Area, Danceteria, and the Palladium in New York, listening to Yaz, Bronski Beat, Visage, and the one and only Grace Jones (who on some occasions I was lucky enough to see out and about!).

Marjorie Gubelmann (D.J. “Mad Marj”) is an Editor at Large for Air Mail