Wayfloe – Ragnarok
Wayfloe is back in action with the stunning new EP "Ragnarok!" This EP is jam-packed with a high-intensity mix of cyberpunk and darksynth, and features some brilliant remixes from Pylot and Tokyo Rose! (Side note: didn't Tokyo Rose announce he was "quitting synthwave?" Hmm
Wayfloe is back in action with the stunning new EP “Ragnarok!” This EP is jam-packed with a high-intensity mix of cyberpunk and darksynth, and features some brilliant remixes from Pylot and Tokyo Rose! (Side note: didn’t Tokyo Rose announce he was “quitting synthwave?” Hmm…I guess the synth is a hard addiction to quit!
Wayfloe is a Montréal duo comprised of Alex Farway and Dylan Aiden. They’ve released a few singles here and there, but “Ragnarok” is the first EP we’ve seen from them since their “Neon West Zero” dropped last year. It appears to be well worth the wait, as “Ragnarok” is an absolute ground-pounder filled with some of the most fierce uptempo synth tracks we’ve ever heard from the duo!
This EP bridges the gap between EDM and synthwave, at times even feeling a bit reminiscent of dubstep with actually serviceable melodies and basslines. It’s a fantastic mix, and frankly I’m suprised we haven’t heard more in the way of synyhwave or darksynth styled as actual dance music. Filling in the gap are the two enormous remixes from Pylot and Tokyo Rose. The Pylot ‘Ragnarok’ remix feels more like a contemporary synthwave with Pylot’s signature complex melodies, and the Tokyo Rose ‘Winchester’ remix fires off even further into dubstep territory (maybe he really is transitioning after all!)
Along with the release, Wayfloe dropped a full 45 minute virutal show via the NRW youtube channel, which really expands upon the EP’s sounds. It’s a fantastic companion to the official tracks – check it out below!