THE STATE OF THE RETRO SCENE
The retro scene has been on an incredible rise in recent years!! In fact, in just a span of 3 years since NRW formed, the retrowave scene has completely evolved into something special that no one could have fathomed. Our scene is a completely unique
years!! In fact, in just a span of 3
years since NRW formed, the retrowave scene has completely evolved into
something special that no one could have fathomed. Our scene is a completely unique online culture
waiting to take over the world!
but what our scene will be in a few years. With this thought, comes a MAJOR
the movie/ video game soundtrack? Or do we give it our all and get the
retrowave sound into the mainstream charts?
from the scene have mostly been in soundtrack outlets. Notable retro artists to
make it into a MAJOR movie soundtrack include Electric Youth (Drive/ Taken 2)
and College (Drive) as well as Power Glove (Hobo with a Shotgun). These guys
achieved this on an independent level. No majors!!! After this exposure all of
these artists have attained a fair amount of fans and exposure setting up what
seems to be a promising future.
including LazerHawk, Miami Nights 1984 and Perturbator. Soundtrack exposure
seems to be a certainty when you make music in the retrowave scene. But is this
all we were set out to conquer?!
full exposure is what the retrowave scene deserves, but most do not think that
is what the retrowave scene needs. Remaining
underground ensures that the scene will not become overrun/ watered down and potentially
able to confidently put out their music and to also go on stage and rock out
the retro synths. The word of mouth from performances is extremely viral and
can set alight in these days. This will only come with mainstream exposure. No
true musician wants to have their music reach a limited crowd. They want the
WORLD to hear their music and spread it around like butter on bread!
for us in this scene right now. Not only reaching billboard uncharted status,
Com Truise is looking like the closest out of the retro scene to get into the
billboard top 100 and thus worldwide radio. Unlike most artists in this scene,
Com Truises’ primarily focus was on getting his music to a MAJOR level. Most of Com’s buzz was built up independently
via touring and live performances as well as internet buzz.
that ever. What we want is for emerging artists to actually have a chance to
reach EPIC levels through retrowave. We must expand our culture into other
outlets, if we truly want growth. If not, we can remain a soundtrack community.