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
Maethelvin - As We Were
A lazy VHS synth bent out of shape, mangled in the tape and beautiful for it. Trapped in the throbbing-to-pop sensation in your ears, adrenaline’s muscular drive through the veins.
Sharp moving leads, a painless thump of synths glistening like transparent fireworks.
It’s hard to think of synthwave’s most iconic artists and think of genre giants FM-84, a group which added singer/songwriter Ollie Wride to their ranks in 2017. While FM-84 has a strong pop sensibility, Wride holds nothing back while cranking up catchiness and wearing his
ALEX - Youth (feat. Rachel McAlpine)
Manoeuvring its way through the strange, tense landscape like an allergic reaction to everything, the tracks accelerator pedal pressed down, a trip to a long past time.
Mimicking a classic, a timeless dance groove you’re familiar with, unique sequencers work their
New Arcades - Into The Skyline
The lights go out slowly, the crowd holds their breath. The musicians get ready in the dark, fingers hovering over the synthesizer, guitar feedback reverberating, the singer enters the stage, grabs the microphone, the spotlight goes pure white, blistering neon,
80s Stallone - Quantum Leap
Nobody sleeps when 80’s Stallone is awake. His driving pulsating synths bathe you in their melodics, a cathode blue maelstrom of sound. The rich humming of a television with no television, through to the past then back again. Power chords of
Protector 101 - Protect The Innocent
For those of you who grew up with Stallone, Schwarzenegger and Russel Protector 101 delivers a muscular sound of menacing synthwave. A neon street full of danger and excitement. A crimson highway racing chrome bumper to chrome bumber, riding in
Arcade High - Only In July
Cinema lives within the music.
It’s difficult, impossible almost, to listen to Only in July without nostalgic waves hitting you thick and fast. At once a thousand movie scores you have loved and lost throughout the years.
The synthesizer at the heart
Futurecop! - Atari Warrior
The title paints a picture of a character imagined as a two-dimensional image trapped inside of a game. Synthpop plucks and retro riffs amongst some incredible fast-paced chiptune workouts. You’ll find yourself lost in the maze of the coding as if two
Mitch Murder Feat. Kristine - Feel The Air
Mitch Murder brings together a collection dancefloor grooves injected with retro influences, sliced-diced and transposed into 80’s sound set. All elements shuffling and fighting for prominence amongst the neon grid.
A rising washed out arp fills most of the
Zonic Zynth - Synth lover
That feeling of walking into the ocean for the first time.
The first fizz of water at your ankles is delicious, shocking and transparent. The hug of a body spasm.
You wade further so you’re not letting it in, it’s letting you in,
Miami Nights 1984 - ACCELERATED
You remember the days… Bringing out a VHS tape, no label, placing it into the VCR, pressing play, the video instantly sparks up on the screen shooting the image, just in time, a glitch-wobbling-pixelated screen full of rich analogue warmth. A