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
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