[Audio] Mitch Murder’ ‘The Final Stretch’

 

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OK. Fair enough. Time to face facts; we’re pretty much just a Mitch Murder fan blog these days. And seeing as how he’s been treating us to a new track about once a month we feel this is a win/win situation. We could listen to Mitch Murder tunes all day, and in fact, sometimes we do. Here’s the latest in his sonic arsenal, The Final Stretch.

Mitch is well back in Vine DiCola mode with this one, and you can’t help but grin when The Final Stretch is playing. It’s all digital stabs and squealing leads. A total energy build, a rush of frantic excitement; you can imagine the action sequence this would soundtrack. This is the score to an optimistic move, chock full of heroism and defeating the odds. How Mr. Murder constantly knocks the 80s soundtrack genre out of the park we’ll never know. We’re just glad he does.

♫ Mitch Murder – The Final Stretch

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Enter The Fury’

 

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It’s a new one from 80s soundtrack king Mitch Murder, and the Swedish producer kick of 2014 in style with Enter The Fury, a nice mix of Mitch’s retro soundtrack and video game influenced styles. If you know Mr. Murders music, you will know you’re in for for four minutes of action, adventure, romance, loss and ultimate triumph. Oh, and a mind blowing solo.

Enter The Fury starts it’s journey with a wobbly VHS intro of building synths before launching into a carefree initial section. Bouncy FM synth bass and a Electro Funk beat cruise along before all the fun-and-games become slightly more dramatic. After a breakdown of starlight synths, the solo launches in with passion. No-one synth shreds like Mitch Murder and it takes the song to the next level.

♫ Mitch Murder – Enter The Fury

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[Download] Mitch Murder’s ‘Just ‘Til Midnight’

 

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Amazing! Two new tracks from Swedish SynthWave master Mitch Murder in a week! First Mr. Murder spread a little X-Mas cheer with the smooth Don’t Let Me Spend Christmas Alone, and now here a brand new vocal track (we love it when Mitch Murder does vocal tracks). This time he’s hooked up with Australian singer Miranda Carey for some full on retro ElectroPop madness. It’s a free download too.

In total contest to Mitch’s R&B X-mas croon, Just ‘Till Midnight is what Mitch Murder does best. Pure, authentic, 80s music. In this case bouncy soul Pop. And it’s pretty stunning too. From the opening drum pattern, the track oozes retro cool, even before Carey’s awesomely fitting vocal kicks in the lush, stabbing synths are doing the job of reeling you in. This one’s got it all, catch old school Pop vocals, vintage synths chirping away, a hint of Italo in the digital bass and an end result that is big, catchy and the pinnacle of retro Pop. 

Mitch Murder (Feat. Miranda Carey) – Just ‘Till Midnight

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Don’t Let Me Spend Christmas Alone’

 

A Very Decent Christmas

We do love synthy X-mas songs around these parts (as we’re sure you’ll become aware in the coming weeks). One of our first of the year comes from Swedish SynthWave mastermind Mitch Murder. Following on from his The Touch release on Mad Decent sub-label Jeffree’s earlier this year, Mitch has contributed to the Mad Decent/Jeffree’s X-mas compilation, A Very Decent Christmas. Check out Mitch teaming up with Santell for Don’t Let Me Spend Christmas Alone.

Mr. Murder goes 80s R&B for this X-mas ballad. A proper festive Pop song, Mitch calls to mind holidays of the past on MTV. It’s a departure for Mitch, there’s less of the vintage synth music that we are used to hearing from him, although there is a hint of retro synth roots, the song is a proper R&B serenade. Still, it’s loaded with Murder’s warn, vintage synth sounds though, and that rubber band bass and chimes that we love him for. More X-mas music to come!

♫ Mitch Murder (Feat. Santell) – Don’t Let Me Spend Christmas Alone

A Very Decent Christmas is out now.

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Snow Crash’

 

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So, every-time Sweedish SynthWave king Mitch Murder drops a new track (which is increasingly more frequent these days) we say to ourselves ‘we don’t have to write about it, we don’t have to post everything the man releases’, and then we listen to it. The same thing happened today, we thought, ‘we don’t have to post the new Mitch Murder track’, and then gave Snow Crash a listen, and then had no choice. Mitch is just head and shoulders above his contemporaries, musically, each piece from him is a work of genius. So enjoy another one.

Named after Neal Stephenson’s classic1992 Cyberpunk novel, the track also delivers a narrative. Starting of with a selection of mellow, evocative chords that weave Mitch’s soundtrack magic. Synths and sax  fade together, casting a futuristic mood over the track, before it launches into a beat heavy instrumental ElectroPop tune to capture your imagination.

♫ Mitch Murder – Snow Crash

Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ single is out now.

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Killer Angels’

 

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I think Sweedish SynthWave master Mitch Murder must literally live in his studio. To say the man is prolific would be an understatement. We don’t know how he does it, but unlike almost every high volume producer we can think of, Mitch Murder has never one let the quality of his productions slip, and never once lost his king-of-80s-retro-synth-music crown. There must be a point in which just pure raw talent comes to the fore, and Mr. Murder has that in truck-loads.

His new tune, Killer Angels, sees a the return of Mitch to Vince DiCola mode. Punchy digital bass and slammin’ drums pair up with those occasional synth slaps the starshine chords to create a kind of post-BladeRunner, but a bit more fun, mood. It;s futuristic, but optimistic. Exciting, fun and more than anything else, draws you into it’s music narrative. Makes us nostalgic for a movie that doesn’t exist.

♫ Mitch Murder – Killer Angels

Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ single is out now.

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[Audio] Mitch Murder reMixes Gossip Culture’s ‘Waiting’

 

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This tune is pure bliss. A last month we previewed Estate’s reMix of the new single from LA ChillPopster Gossip Culture. The Quincy McCrary featuring Waiting was released in August, but now there’s a brand spanking new reMix from none other than SynthWave deity Mitch Murder. And, yes, it is as good as you’d think.

We do love to hear a Mitch Murder track with vocals, it’s a rare thing, but when it happens it’s always something special. Right here Mitch uses McCrary’s soulful voice to paint a Synth Funk masterpiece. Carried along on a wave of bouncy digital bass and lush soundtrack-esque pads, the reMix sees Mr. Murder dabbling in all the elements of electronic Soul from the 80s that made it so recognisable, and makes them his own. Perfect retro smooth Electro.

♫ Gossip Culture (Feat. Quincy McCrary) – Waiting (Mitch Murder reMix)

Gossip Culture’s Waiting is out now.

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[Mixtape] Mitch Murder’s ‘Akihabara Tapes’

 

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Mitch Murder – Akihabara Tapes = Start you week witht his classic selection from Mr. Mitch Murder. The SynthWave king puts together some of the funkiest digital bass grooves from a range of 80s genres for this fifty minutes of smooth nostalgia.

Mitch Murder – Akihabara Tapes

The tracklist:
01. Dave Grusin – Night Lines
02. Vince DiCola – Escape
03. Knight Sabers – Midnight Etolle
04. Andy Clark – The Will To Win
05. Al Jarreau – Raging Waters
06. Project Green – Talaria
07. First Light – Daybreak
08. Thierry Pastor – Sur Des Musiques Noires
09. Cosmos – Spiral Dream
10. Wang Chung – Wait
11. Scritti Politti – Hypnotize
12. Rupert Hine – The Falcon Beat

Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ is out now.

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[MP3] Mitch Murder’s ‘Outride A Crisis’

 

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Hot on the heels of his massive new single for Diplo’s Mad Decent/Jeffree’s label, Swedish SynthWaver and the lord and master of all things retro synth Mitch Murder has turned his attention to his other love, old school video games. Taking the theme from 1989’s Sega classic Super Hang-On, composed by Katsuhiro Hayash, as his inspiration, Mitch delivers Outride A Crisis a SynthWave ChipTune epic.

Blending Mitch’s trademark FM basslines with shimmering video game melodies makes for a funky combination. Mitch ekes every last drop of emotion out of the track, and these video game track were composed to illicit an emotion response from the player, layering spine-tingling chords and leads. Then the track delivers what it was created for, all this underpinning a crunchy, lengthy, solo, as Mr. Murder gets his synth shred on. That’s what we all came for.

Mitch Murder – Outride A Crisis

Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ is out now.

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[MP3] Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ (+ Nite Sprite reMix)

 

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Earlier this week we introduced you to the new single from Swedish SynthWave genius Mitch Murder. Set for wider recognition, this is Mitch’s first release on Diplo’s Mad Decent label and their Jeffree’s sub-imprint. On Wednesday we played you the reMix of The Touch from French Touch pioneer Lifelike, now the whole single is out, and better still, it’s free.

The Touch is Mitch at his best, A slick combination of his emotional soundtrack work and his more upbeat Electro Funk stylings. Riding on a solid retro beat and chugging digital bassline, the track wraps the listener in warm waves of lush chords with a slight jazzy swing, complimented by a rocking synth lead. It’s pure nostalgia in five minutes of body moving synthesizer Boogie. Alongside the Lifelike reMix comes a version from Norwegian duo Nite Sprite, who inject the track with a dreamy Disco twist and ripples of shiny melodies and wailing synth solos. Also featured on the release is Race Day, a track we featured a while back. This single is pretty much essential.

Mitch Murder – The Touch

♫ Mitch Murder – The Touch (Nite Sprite reMix)

Mitch Murder’s The Touch is out now, download it all here.

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