From Russia with synths comes a fresh, young producer on his way to shake the retrowave scene. 22-year-old Saint-Petersburg-based artist The Crucifix has just released his sophomore full-length Psychopunk 2165, a cyberpunk neo-noir concept record blending the chaos and violent side of retrofuturistic sci-fi-themed darksynth
Top 10 Synthwave EPs of 2022
10. Night of the Dark Prince by Jessie Frye
Night of the Dark Prince EP by Jessie Frye
9. Youth by ALEX
Youth by ALEX
8. Resurgence by Lyde
Resurgence by Lyde
7. My Soul Burns As My Consciousness Is Uploaded Into The Virtual Afterlife by
San Diego-based producer Grimbeard has finished 2022 off with a mean, dirty full-length debut record to sink your rabid senses into. Pure Acid Hell delivers a hefty dose of industrial rock that will thrill any fan of old-school Nitzer Ebb or Nine Inch Nails. It’s
Louisville’s Vaporwave MVP has sent through his best wishes for the coming year by dropping a couple of tracks.
Glitchy, funky and drenched in 80s’ corporate culture kitsch, ‘On the Telephone’ will have you dancing then drooling all over the living room floor as your friends
Russia's own Starfounder has topped the tail-end of 2022 with the third instalment in the Vengeance series. A moodier addition to the series, Vengeace III is marked by a sense of awe and menace that will keep you on edge throughout its ten tracks
Vengeance III by Starfounder
TOP TEN COLLABORATIONS OF 2022:
Below is the list of our top 10 collaborations from this year from some of the best acts in the scene
Peterborough’s double threat is back in business. LeBrock has delivered yet another epic 80s’ power ballad to sing, scream, cry and dance your heart out to. Supercharged with the action and drama of a classic 80s movie theme song, ‘See Me’ packs a mighty punch
From ashes, he has risen once again. Swordfall’s debut marks the return and a new beginning for the French producer formerly known as Yx, whose trilogy of releases caught our attention back in 2017. Nobody Knows Nobody Fears pushes Yx’s sound into radically new territory.
Old habits die hard. London’s coolest kid in school is back in class with a new single dedicated to all of you flaky people out there. ‘Running Late’ is an upbeat, funky number to set the mood as you rush through your morning commute.
Back from an extensive North American tour supporting the rollermobster Carpenter Brut, Darkwave’s rising star Sierra has dropped a gorgeous animated music video for the title track to her second record GONE.
Directed by Thomas Landrein and art director Jonas Genevaz, ‘Gone’ follows an armed resistance
Arizona-based producer Corrupt Save has kicked off September 2022 with what could very well be every Vaporwave year-end list-topper. Released via the unmatched Business Casual label, Ethernet Café is a saccharine sweet, glitchy slice of hypnagogic bliss, muzak for the place good files go when
Eindhoven’s finest is back in the game! Over a year after Faded Touch, Timecop1983 is striking back with a fully instrumental EP of awe-inspiring, pristine-produced Synthwave. As the title suggests, Multiverse spans far and wide across worlds, dragging you into the darkest, deepest plains of