With its scintillating synth melody, high-speed night drifts and neon-lit city lights, the music video to The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ has been turning heads over the past few weeks. Premiered on The Weeknd’s official youtube channel on January 21st of this year, the second single
After debuting at #5 on the Billboard Electronic Album Chart, Akuma II is back with a new life in an alternate version, not from Alex and Tokyo Rose – but instead featuring remixes from some very heavy hitters in retrosynth music.
This set of absolutely killer
Coming straight from Eastern Siberia (Ulan Ude, Russia) is Taxon Lazare with the deliciously retro minimalist synthpop album "Прощай, ностальгия" (Proshchay, nostal'giya, or “Goodbye Nostalgia”)!
“Goodbye Nostalgia” is a beautiful piece of old-school synthpop that features a host of unique, interesting melodies and eastern synth sounds
The UK based phantasm Occams Laser has released “Return to the Grid” – an amazing reimagining of the soundtrack to Tron Legacy.
Described as a “…direct continuation to my album ‘The Grid’ from 2016,” and a “spiritual replacement soundtrack to Tron Legacy…” this beautifully crafted synth
The second single from Lukhash’s upcoming album, “Transient Offworld,” is here! “Paradigm Shift” is an intense and upbeat track that would make the perfect backing to any cyberpunk shootout – complete with a fantastic nostalgic melodic breakdown towards the center of the track.
Continuing his trend
The German italo disco synth king Peter Zimmermann dropped the deliciously authentic retro “Through the Night (Part 1)” way back in early December, and quickly jumped to the top of our honorable mentions when it came time for our Top Ten Albums of 2019.
An ethereal, melancholic echo drifts in and out
With the resurgence of eighties pop-culture having marked a fair share of the last decade, the Retrowave community has come to expand and thrive as a fully-fledged postmodernist subculture. Bonded by a devotion to the idyllic neon era of action heroes and brick-sized mobile phones,
Two short years ago Sung released “Fahrenheit”- his first full-length album after four EPs and more than five years of synthwave production. All that time spent refining his signature sound paid off massively – and “Fahrenheit” rocketed to the upper ranks of NRW’s Top 10
“Point Of No Return” is Andromeda Dreams latest epic release via the Moscow based Retrowave Touch Records!
The Ukrainian Andromeda Dreams has been producing synthwave for several years now – and has really nailed it out of the park with “Point Of No Return.”
This effortlessly dreamy
After three years refueling since their last intense release, "EPII," Turboslash is back with NRW's first release of 2020 - simply entitled "Speed" - and speed it does.
This aptly titled album is filled with fuel-injected synth, the perfect score to any high-speed chase action thriller. Blending retrosynth
It’s been two long years since the Italian synth master Vincenzo Salvia released “Weekend,” a brilliant mixture of authentic funky 16 bit synth and italo influences.
Now for the first time “Weekend” has hit vinyl, cassette and yes even minidisc - courtesy of Time Slave Recordings!