Trevor Something – Girlfriend
Trevor has always had a talent for creating an authentic homage to the past while exploring his own forward thinking unique sounds. Taking elements from the genre which in the midst of an influential revival whilst also breaking new ground.
Girlfriend’s sound is
Timecop1983 - My Delorean (feat. Primo)
Tokyo, early nineteen ninety-four. Scrambled and a little more than lost in translation, wandering around the subterranean bars and after hours parties amongst the neon glow. A retro future landscape past and future colliding in the eternal present…
Light crashing and
Futurcop!’s dreamy sonics flash back to the 80’s melodic-pop-soundtrack-soundscape of your retro dreams.
It’s as if they have wandered into a garage sale littered with retro gear from the 80’s, picked up as many authentic retro machines as they can carry and then set about
Yoru 夜 Skylines
Eerie epic full track cinematic sketches, ominous sequences dark with hard undertones of retro inspired arps. The basslines primed for a cinematic driven journey, poppy and punchy tweaked out synth-lines which have a harrowing analogue quality.
The melodies aggravating in dystopian drones, tense dark and unearthly,
The Bad Dreamers – Who You Run To
Sunrises, skylines, everything you want from a familiar-beautiful pop inspired synthwave while at the same time exploring the darker elements of the genre.
The song conjures up all the appropriate nostalgic images of an 80’s nightclub; the club down
Stellar Dreams - Valkyrie
A young woman racing through caught up in schemes beyond time and pursued by a murderous robot from the future…
Like the soundtrack of The Terminator remastered from the original tapes, from the electric beat of Tech Noir to the mechanical thundering of
Turbo Knight - Mirrorverse
A small town in America once again finds itself embroiled in inter-dimensional war…
A Stranger Things-esque arpeggiator shifts and moves in the twilight with lush polyphony, detuned chords, glassy FM keys, chunky basslines, scattered amongst the dark synthscape.
Too borrow an image or two
TIMECOP1983 - Night Drive
Night Drive contains the dynamic characteristics of ocean waves, dark melodics, cinematic textures, riving analogue bass riffs and ephemeral arpeggios, twinkling, glowing then burning like distant stars
Delos - Trace Decay
Attack, Decay, Sustain, Release.
The floor melting bass sounds, full of shredding growls has the texture of a razor, with an epic lead line blistering through the stratosphere, rising like an expanding horizon.
Trace Decay is full of mind exploding arps, twisted FX, outrageous
Stellar Dreams - Dimensions
Stuttering, lurching, arped basslines, synthetic voices pitched up and down before the reverbed voice scatters across the rhythmic drums and bass. A voice that chimes of haunting beauty amongst the throbbing synths. Neon lights oscillate while a giant inverse pyramid hangs above
Wolf and Raven - On The Run
You can feel the sway of the waves beneath you. Gliding, rising, dropping to synth melody lines so vast and expansive they sound like binary stars, both repelling and igniting each other.
Rushing arps, twinkling at interstellar-travel-speed, the synth-waves trapping
Top 10 Newcomers of 2018
-2018 was a fantastic year for synthwave with new and established artists releasing vibrant and important works.
-Here are 10 of the best newcomers to the Retrowave/synthwave scene and the releases that need to be heard:
10. Rolly Rocket
9. Lost Outrider
8. Jessie Frye