Any loyal NewRetroWave reader and subscriber reading these lines will have most likely heard of Synthwave artist Morgan Willis. The past few years have been busy ones for the Rouen-based producer, though not without due recognition for his consistent efforts to deliver one critically acclaimed
The one and only DEADLIFE has returned in spectacular fashion, releasing his fourth and perhaps most experimental darksynth album, “Orphan.”
DEADLIFE’s darksynth banger “Bionic Chrysalis,” was a breakout hit, and many lauded him as a new darksynth producer akin to Perturbator, Dan Terminus, and Gost.
Synth and Soul Collide in Ride
Moonraccoon and Gryff were both artists with strong showings in 2018, so seeing the two collaborate on Ride should be a delight to any fan of the genre. Swedish-based Moonraccoon’s style has always been a fine balance between the cinematic
France may fill its heart with pride, for its preponderance in the Synthwave scene can hardly be disputed. Whether or not one considers Nantes’ Valerie Collective to be pioneers of the Synthwave genre, the fact remains that its active members were precursors to what now
The UK based synth cyberbiker PYLOT is back in glorious action with his sophomore EP, “Solai.” This dazzling EP is a stunning testament to production perfection – but there’s more here than what meets the ear!
PYLOT is than just fantastic synthwave – it’s a narrative
The most perceptive Parisians will have perhaps noticed an ever-growing sensation tingling their ears and fingertips. A blue incandescent moon has recently been sighted above the French skies, casting its neon glow upon the city streets, filling the air with its static electricity. The Synthheads’
Justice, fantasy, the perfect love for the perfect cop; such are the qualities that shape the vision and sounds of Johann Derime’s Synthtastic sound. The producer from Marseille has left his imprint on the retro music scene as a household artist in the Synthwave genre
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
If there’s one thing that Turbo Knight’s The Citadel EP demonstrates a mastery of, its depth.
Findland-based Turbo Knight's January 2019 release has four new tracks and three remixes and each track has a real sense of space that lends itself to headphones and larger speakers.