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
Top Ten Collaborations of 2018
Collaborations. When two (or more) artists come together to mash together beautiful sound waves.
Music is truly at its most original when creative forces work towards a common goal, pushing one another further, inspiring, coercing, igniting their musical imaginations.
Here are 10 of
Top Ten Songs of 2018
What a year.
It's never an easy task to select the best songs to be featured on New Retro Wave channel within a year, especially given the incredible artistry and diverse range of sounds/styles that exist within the Retro Wave genre. It has once
THE MIDNIGHT – The Nocturnal
In preparation for The Midnight's new album we take a look at their previous masterpiece 'Nocturnal'…
A VHS musical fueled adventure through much loved 80’s tropes, blending action, romance and horror in equal measure. Nocturnal promises not only splendid nostalgia-drenched-analogue-soaked sounds, but