To celebrate the forthcoming Magic Waves Festival, Days Are Numbers is going all Italo, electro and synthy for a week! With special mixes from Casionova and one from yours truly, we’ve also got loads of, ahem, magical tunes that will gear you up for the weekend, starting with N.O.I.A’s 1983 Italo classic, ‘The Rule To Survive (Looking For Love)’.

But first, here’s the quick Resident Advisor blurb about this year’s festival…

The Magic Waves online radio station will celebrate three years of on-air activity this month with a two-day festival at Corsica Studios.

Taking its cues from I-F’s now defunct CBS, Magic Waves has set out to broadcast the best in Italo, electro and disco. To celebrate their third birthday, they’ve managed to secure some of the biggest names in both the UK and Dutch scenes as well as dragging some of the old guard out of retirement especially for the festival, which takes place next Friday and Saturday. Alden Tyrell, Legowelt, Mr Pauli and Moustache Records owner David Vunk will lead the charge from the Hague, whilst the UK is represented by a wealth of artists from Dissident Records’ roster, including Heartbreak, Ali Renault, Casionova, Helium Robots and Brassica as well as label owner Andy Blake. Their biggest coup, however, lies with the older acts they have on the bill, with Fred Ventura, Fockewulf 190 and Oppenheimer Analysis all set to grace the main room of Corsica.