Sunday, August 17, 2014

Plaisance


 Ah... Ladies and gentlemen, European summer is in full swing and France's very own pleasure sailor Plaisance is synthwavin' us by at high tide. We've got 2 new Plaisance releases in our vista: His brand new album 'Thunder in Paradise' - a full blown tropical thunder excursion on coconut beach - as well as his extended edition of jetski-themed 'Havasu' (on cassette!), including exclusive 3 bonus tracks.
  (cassette version, includes 3 new bonus tracks)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

VHS Glitch


VHS Glitch is taking it to the streets as he's set up against the evil Neotech corporation. In a wonderful mix of 80's ambience comes this scifi gem walzing in to save the day. Get set for a thrilling synth ride in vein of David-vs-Goliath, set in a dark retro-futuristic scene of fantastic VHS glory.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Kid Flash

Kid Flash appeared and dissapeared on the synthwave scene with a great collection of tracks, demos and remixes. Somehow, it's a wonder he's back, and how! His work is now collected and presented in this great album-ride called 'Nascar'. His music is dreamy yet straight to the point, elevates that stadium feel, rocking some FM-synthesis bassline and grooving guitar licks. Toms and hihats dance hand-in-hand while snappy synthlines make you hold your head up, straight into zenith position.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Protector 101

FM/AM radiowaves let the dark heart live on. On a quest for vengeange, Protector 101 crosses the Wastelands to serve what's rightfully coming; a killer album that spans over an hour and that weathers the storm inside-out and upside-down. Deep in the night, there's darkness but it's actually closer to dawn… Reverberation halms inside the abandonned warehouses of Wastelands while rebel arps congregate and synth sweeps leave you grounded with the power of the mighty protector. The music never forgets.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Arcade High

Arcade High has really upped his game here, unlocking that special level of pleasurable coast line cruising. Game on, the title track Heat Wave is a perfect wonderful summer love tune, complete with mesmerizing vocals by Morissa Tunzo. That's right, this is total-coaster, defining itself in 4 hot and brillant songs. Let those arcadistic leads with the top down low take you on a trip filled with uplifting moments of salted sea air breezes. This to summer!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Grooveworthy

Hot Pink comes steaming out of Grooveworthy out running dream machine. This 2 track single is a really nice double sided egg-in-hole sandwich, still gooeye on the inside and hitting that sweet spot at first bite! Set on total cruise control, this is possibly his most dreamy stuff to date and we have a feeling more awesome Grooveworthy stuff is coming our way.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Timecop1983

Double Dutch synthwave producer Timecop1983 brings his sophomore album "Journeys" as the perfect follow-up to "Childhood Memories". The story continues and sets off a canon of lovebirds by the broadwalk. A couple of doves are sighted by the hard-strollers, hand-holding on a beach walk vibe, following the heart, taken a lead like a breezer calming you down on a sunset backdrop. This is romantic escapism at it's finest, most pure form of musical settings, in order to get you right into a dreamscape of a future oh-so-bright.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Dan Terminus


Get into the stratosphere and rain fire upon Earth as Dan Terminus brings his sophomore album to the table. Taking huge lsteps forward with his production yet still keeping that dark edge, this album somehow radiates the heavens above, bringing the thunder and throwing the lightning like Thor.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Atrey


Absolute killer tracks from Atrey have been hitting the surface recently. His new bee-atch-slapping 4-track Supernova EP takes you dancin out of step and forces you to do some split jumps while you're at it. But wait, that's not all. Grab your partner by the hand and connect deep for a slow dance on So Far Away, a brilliant vocoded power balad that dreams out loud. Epic, grand and with a heavy nostalgic feeling, this release swerves somewhere between the French touch and Californian FM highway party!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

WARD-IZ


The streets are burning melted rubber with WARD-IZ chasing his OutRun rivals in dare devil fashion. Synth leading the way through all types of terrain, the grand final is set all the way to the Big City. Witness the winner-takes-all attitude, uplifting and floating on a balance of speed and gravity; resulting in this mighty fine two-track EP on Wave Runner Records.

Friday, May 9, 2014

2014 Big Apple Crime Force

As the wind blows heavy through to the littered, unlit streets of New Your City, salty rain hits the face of Jack Foredice. Returning from his cannibal-laden mission down in the 305, he finds his beloved city that never sleeps, rapidly rotten to the core… Hiding in a tunnel blasted open underneath the Statue of Liberty, a colony of restless survivors hide in fear of new attacks by The Knights of Yuroba, a shapeshifting gang of ruthless killers on the prowl for anything from rats to jewellery. Like a worm crawling through an apple, the big city is ruled by gangs and vermin, imposing fear through plunder and murder. It's a last man standing situation on the verge of escalating into fatal morbidity. A crew of forefront rebels, complete with a ravishing ape beast, have been assigned by detective Foredice to cleanse the poisoned apple. Will Foredice prevail? And what about the appearance of the mysterious motorbike ninja who keeps leaving chalked insignia all over the place? All this and much more…here in 2014's BIG APPLE CRIME FORCE.

Available on Digital, Cassette, Poster.

Production: Playmaker Ent.
Artwork: Basil Murad, Blood+Chrome

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Garth Knight


Garth Knight never fails to impress. After his 2 full lenght albums for Lunar Boogie he returns with this killer EP for Telefuture. All set on some sketchy behind-the-scenes Videodrome set; it's a dark and haunting experience, heavily spiked with samples, evoking a Front 242 new wave vibe that threatens torment and torture. The New Flesh are three tracks of transformation, blurring the lines of reality into hallucinating fascination, in the flesh.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cobra Copter


Somewhere in an abandoned warehouse, Magna Volt resides it's cobra shaped copters, fine-tuning it's machinery, combat-ready. Fly away over a dark, misty zone between skyscrapers and landmarks, on a mission of crime related bravado, where no eagle dares to roam it's daring moves, apart from Cobra Copter.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Dan Terminus


Dan Terminus' new Reverie EP shows him taking his sound to a new direction, from his darker days into lighter ways… Emotions still run deep and Dan's storytelling music is beautifully excecuted with heartfelt tracks that manifest some instant daydreaming.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Myrone


Myrone amazes us with a great uplifting, emotional and rocking debut EP. A total zone-out on cruise control, this record brings blazing guitarleads and rolling synthwaves to an all time high. It's hard to pick a favorite but the openingstrack stands out and welcomes us into a romantic dreamland, with vocals by Voyageur. The tone is perfectly set and it all takes off brillantly from there.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Class Action Vol II: Evidence


This is one mighty collaborative effort, the combined forces of Retro Promenade and Weekend Warrior have collided and resulted in this awesome release.

First off we have an incredible compilation including an all-star line up of current synthwave producers, some of them even making their release debut. It's a nice amusement park style arcade, with rollercoasters and other attactions, showcasing a pool of great talent in the scene.

Second; included with the release is a magazine with a panel discussion including Playmaker, Synthetix, Protector101, Silent Gloves, Telefuture, going back and forth about the origin and current state of affairs in the new retro scene. Further more there's awesome movie reviews by Corey Benedict as well as Paul Daly shining a light on new producers with 100 or less followers.

Third; and ofcourse, to keep the physical side of things hot as fuck; there's an awesome C60 cassette of the compilation, neatly handled by Weekend Warrior.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Judge Bitch


'Grideron', the sophomore album by Judge Bitch picks up where he left us behind with his previous (and debut) album for Aphasia. Stellar work, dark, uncompromising tracks, get crunk and nasty with an awesome overlaying radness filter, stirring up any Godforsaken pigeon hole with a whirlwind.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Python Blue


Python Blue brings us a crafty, dark and cinematic EP with atmospheres swerving to unknown worlds in total scifi fashion. It's a total soundscape voyager, taking us on a trip through the synthwave galaxy, winking at cute aliens and breezing through the nightsky of mysterious planets.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Muscle


Work it, baby! Sweat it out, let go of that anger and feel the burn. Need a perfect soundtrack for your training? Look no further; the debut EP by Muscle has it all; testosterone, body heat and work-out tools. Get the party pumpin', start skipping rope and keep on jumpin'. The muscle-man is stuntin'!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Tokyo Rose


Tokyo Rose just released his debut EP and it's a stellar work of dark, deep and nightly outrun music. His self-released "Chases" EP is a cruising, arpeggiating highway with full headlights blazing you in the face. Jump in the passanger seat and feel the thrill. Our personal favorite track on this EP is Hot Persuit, a classic outrun track complete with chasing sirens.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Cougar Synth


2013 has been a fantastic year for Cougar Synth. Some great synth romance took us by the hand and did us daydream, just the way we like it. Gentle and awesome chord progression with singing leads that radiate love. Simple as that. 2013 combines all the Cougar Synth tracks of last year, a year they say to be "a special time of learning". They mode wonderful progression and we heart this album very much. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Timecop and Palm now available on cassette

Two new cassette releases are now available via Playmaker, limited editions of 30:

Timecop1983 "Childhood Memories"
8-track debut album by synthwave's more romantic officer out now on download and cassette. Synth Romance at it's finest. Artwork Master Control Program.

Palm Highway Chase "ARPNET"
Arps that lead the stairway to heaven, exclusive cassette release, digital download available via Rosso Corsa Records. Artwork Jarred Hageman.

Combine your order and part of the postage costs will be refunded. Thanks for your support, more radness in the works, stay tuned, stay awesome, and keep playing fair and square.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Nightcrawler


Metropolis is the last remaining city with Nightcrawler ruling the streets in total Mad Max style, cruising hyper speed and meeting characters on the way such as Vincenzo Salvia, Diana Gitallog, Dana Jean Phoenix, SIMØNE and Patrick Rizzi, in an all star line-up of finger-licking synth and vocal personnel.

Let's cement this in space and time. Nightcrawler has raised the bar in the scene once again with the complete package. A concept album written, produced, designed and released by himself on a rad digipack CD format. A wonderful balance of synth music and scifi effects, set in a retro futuristic year 3015.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cobra Copter


Brilliant debut release by Cobra Copter. He brings that sliding "Golden Age" 80's VHS sound to another level and seems to manually shift his synths into the starry night. There's an airy ambiance present that cloaks you with this accompanied OST feel, fine-tuning into that dangerous, suspenseful zone only a drone can penetrate, yet still leaving enough room to breathe.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Steel Sky


Feel the weight of the Steel Sky. Thick crusts of awesome basslines take position while clouds of synth vapor turn up on this awesome Mirage EP, set to turn dancefloors into bloodpools. Dark and fantasy-laden, ready to mirage your vision. Get this EP on Kicktone: here

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Arc Neon


Ready for aerobic class? Let's rephrase that; were you ever ready for aerobic class?! If the anwser is "Yes!" then here's your chance: Put on your sexy lycra and woolwarmers or grab your speedos and sweatband. Take some hot 80s inspired aerobic lessons from none other then team Arc Neon. Under the privilegde guadance of Mr A. Neon himself, Dana Jean Phoenix and Abbey Bretts, you'll be sweating like Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons. Start the crunching, put in that effort and go the extra mile! Complete with bonus tracks, here's 'Technicolor Workout'.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

GosT


GosT makes some of the most brutal… eh… I don't know what you would call it, still… Synth Wave? If it's anything, it's totally genre-crushing, sweet oblivion techno with a massive snare or clap, wipping you around like a brutal domina.

Very possessed by God knows what, GosT's S/T roams free and is a fine mixture of Death Metal effects and French House beats. This is a beast of an EP, neatly processed through a mixture of obscure machinery and spit out on the streets of annihilation. Start growling!

The EP is released by Girlfriend Records, however you can grab GosT's S/T EP ltd. edition tape/shirt package directly from his own BandCamp. Horns up! http://gost1980s.bandcamp.com

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Phaserland


Phaserland, whom we can best remember for making an awesome contribution to Retro Promenade's 'It's Christmas Time', just released his album on the up and coming Wave Runner Records. He really takes us on quite a trip here, total space cadet style, flight of the eagle that lands on a mysterious island including dark swamps and a complimentary beach. The dream-away type of place where even robots, aliens and natives join the party... Welcome to Phaserland!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Vector Hold


Vectors! Everywhere! Now hold it… Go! Heavy phasers grab hold of you when mechanized, indrustialised sounds hit the reverbed walls in a doom-like sweatbreaking dreamscape. The ooze is leaking like battary acid. So join us, it's Vector Hold banging on all cylinders with his latest release for Aphasia Records.