Throughout the first quartet of 2017 which just draws to a close, a lot of Synthwave happened. Although we did not have the chance to cover it all, we were not left unimpressed by most of those releases. The playlist that follows is our attempt to redeem ourselves for not being able to feature some of the finest pieces the genre had to offer from January to April 2017.
In brief, the Rise Of The Synths documentary which is currently into production has already generated a killer single by Carpenter Brut; Daniel Deluxe and Volkor X are providing a joint soundtrack to the action video game, Desync; Dance With The Dead compiled a bunch of their b-sides; Electric Youth returned with a new track which will be a part of the upcoming Nicolas Winding Refn film; and there were some excellent fresh albums and EPs by top acts like Lazerhawk, Meteor, Occams Laser, Com Truise, Scandroid, ALEX, Robert Parker and more.
An hour and a half of new Synthwave music in 20 tracks... Listen below...
01 Carpenter Brut - Night Stalker
02 Volkor X - Beacon (f/ Dimi Kaye)
03 Daniel Deluxe - The System (f/ Volkor X)
04 Scandroid - Neo-Tokyo (Dance With The Dead Remix)
05 Stilz - Test Pilot (f/ The Encounter)
06 Lazerhawk - Hypnic
07 Meteor - Death Race (Round 2)
08 Occams Laser - Abandoned Vows
09 Deadlife - Deviant
10 Alex - Teenage
11 Kalax - Electric Love
12 Robert Parker - Running Wild
13 Vampire Step-Dad - The Cough (Where a Little Blood Comes Out)
14 Com Truise - Memory
15 Trevor Something - Distorted Reality
16 Electric Youth - Good Blood
17 Das Mörtal - Midnight Rendez-Vous (f/ French Fox)
18 VHS Dreams - Frequencies
19 Phaserland - Nomad City
20 Dance With the Dead - The Man Who Made a Monster