Sunday, lovely Sunday. For those who still haven’t the option of stepping outside, our stroll down memory lanes has extended into the weekend to bring you some more memories and words from Synthwave’s most brilliant talent. Our guest of the day is none other than
List from Steve Wilcoxson:
Top 10 Retrowave Collaborations of 2019
10. DJ Ten & Lost Nights - Creation
9. Wayfloe - Spirit Bomb (feat. Violette Wautier)
8. FacexHugger - Power Unleashed (feat. Street Cleaner)
7. Futurecop! - We Belong (feat. Parallels)
6. Jay Diggs - Ready (feat. JJ Mist)
5. YORU 夜 & Turbo Knight - King And
In December look out for an EP compilation including Nina, Vincenzo Salvia, Dana Jean Phoenix and Espen Kraft, on a lovely 45 rpm vinyl via Night Drive Records. Watch the video below for more info.
The much beloved synth siren Dana Jean Pheonix is back with her third, long-awaited full length album, “Synth City.” This collection of tracks is a powerful mix of dreamwave and synthpop - a true testament to just how amazing retro vocals can be when done
Like a song has been produced and then filtered through a lazy VHS tape, the retro vibe is spot on throughout, synth pop, retro-electro and 80s computer-funk, wobbling brooding synths, light chord stabs, melancholy and lost.
I'm guilty of describing music in terms of hipster mathematics. Death Cab For Cutie + Neutral Milk Hotel = The Decemberists. That sort of thing. Fifteen seconds into "Cast Away", the opening track of Highway Superstar's Endgame, the musical arithmetic was firing away.