Here’s something petty sweet and blissful to kick off you week. This storming reMix of our favourite new Jersey synth master Teeel’s Imperial comes from new Texan duo MNYNMS (who shall henceforth be referred to as Many Names). Putting aside for a second our hatred of artists who just have names they’ve dropped the vowels from (c’mon, it’s not 2007 any more!), this is an absolutely beautiful slice of synthesizer gold that offers up something for both the feet and the heart.
Dropping the tempo and heaping on the lushness, MNYNMS give the track their own spin. Subtly introducing a slight laid back Deep House groove that has been wrapped up in warm SynthPop swirls to Imperial, this reMix takes all the things we love Teeel for (classic synthetics, majestic, magical and galactic moods and a relaxed dancefloor vibe) and runs with them; culminating in a richly textured and emotionally resonant SynthPop tune that demands to be stuck on repeat. Let this one carry you away.
♫ Teeel – Imperial (MNYNMS reMix)
Teeel’s Hydrostatic is out now.
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Here’s the new video from Let Em Riot side project Moderns. It’s for a track called Kowalski from their self-titled début EP; a sweeping and majestic slice of Dreamwave ElectroPop. There’s power in this one.
Check out the hypnotic video below, and grab their new EP right now on their Bandcamp page.
Moderns’ self-titled début EP is out now.
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One of the surprise groovers of the summer, London’s Foreign Boy’s Dance Like A Light, is set to receive a new lease of life with a follow up reMix collection. Once again coming courtesy of Nude Disco, the Italo Disco monster gets some heavyweight working over from the likes of LosBikini, Sex On TV, SunnySunday and this juggernaut from our pal The Sanfernando Sound. Listen in.
In contrast to Foreign Boy’s decidedly British take on Italo, The Sanfernando Sound delivers an European epic, complete with thunderous EBM basslines and EuroDance leads, all wrapped up in a retro Disco package. Foreign Boy’s robo-vocals fit this soundtrack perfectly, forming a hypnotic mantra until they give way tot he soaring synth solo. The whole reMix package is currently available on Bandcamp, you should check it out.
♫ Foreign Boy – Dance Like A Light (The Sanfernando Sound reMix)
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Australian SynthWaver Jordan F swings back into the groove this week with his entry in a currently running reMix competition. The subject is fellow Aussie KLP’s current single Medicine; a booming slice of Future R&B that’s been doing some big things recently. Check out what some of electronic music’s finest unsung talents does with the sprawling tune as he drags it to the dancefloor.
Jordan hits the Synth Disco sound hard with his reMix. Rolling on an pumping bass with a head nodding pattern, Jordan keeps the lows heavy and the highs breezy to create a nostalgic slice of poolside that sounds perfect with KLP’s vocals. But wait, there’s more, switching things up a little two thirds of the way though, Jordan treats us to an Italo infused retro finale. Staying loyal to his SynthWave roots, but bringing something new to the table. You can vote for Jordan F’s entry in the reMix competition here.
♫ KLP – Medicine (Jordan F reMix)
KLP’s Medicine is out now.
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Just released is the new EP from Spanish Italo/SynthWave producer Maxthor. Black Fire is his début release, having previously contributed a reMix to Village’s The Touch single on Kitsuné and sets the scene with a primer in Maxthor’s authentically retro sound. The EP is available to download for a price of your choosing, with all proceeds going toward the recording of Maxthor’s forthcoming album, so check out the title track below.
Putting the epic back into SynthPop, Maxthor draws on the soundtrack drama of SynthWave and the vintage groove of Italo to lend his sprawling Pop track an added dose of the majestic. Immediately lunching into an array of soaring synth solos (always a good sign); the track soon finds it’s place as a warm and enveloping SynthPop tune. With lush vintage keys and a spacious vocal performance Maxthor juggles a moody sonic pallet and an optimistic, uplifting song with ease, contributing to the 80s credibility of Black Fire. The whole EP is well worth checking out for fans of well written retro Italo and Pop.
♫ Maxthor – Black Fire
Maxthor’s Black Fire EP is out now.
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As synth and soundtrack fans will do doubt be aware, horror mastermind and creepy synth noodler John Carpenter as about to release an album. His first non-soundtrack solo work, the album, Lost Themes is a collection of scores to imaginary movies. No stranger to the odd imaginary movie himself, Brooklyn synthesizer warrior Starcadian has taken on Lost Themes’ teaser single Vortex and dominated it with his own brand of Electro-Funk. Check it out.
Featuring additional vocals by the Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet (‘cos that baby can sing!), Starcadian’s Vortex workout is an expansive Electro powerhouse loaded with emotional beats. Revolving around a chugging bassline, this is Starcadian when he’s got one foot in the world of Electro-House, one in Nu-Disco and his eyes to the stars. Cosmic wonder with a chainsaw grind. Gritty and majestic. Let Starcadian’s reMix of Vortex inspire you into the weekend.
♫ John Carpenter – Vortex: Night Of The Comet (Starcadian reMix)
John Carpenter’s Lost Themes is released 3rd February.
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On Friday French Electro/SynthWave master Kavinsky unexpectedly dropped a brand new track. It;s taken from his OutRun Live Tour, we’re not sure if that means we can expect on official release soon or not, but on Friday he gave the world a taste of what many (including us) have experienced live in the past couple of years. Friday afternoon/evening released don’t really work for us, I mean, it’s the start of the weekend, our eyes are on a different prize. So here we are, a couple of days late with the news. Deal with it.
Sovereign is rough, brooding, and quintessentially Kavinsky. A mid tempo burner full of sinister synths and ominous builds. Another page int he Dead Cruiser’s story, the unmistakable retro HorrorWave (yup, just invented a word….*quickly Googles*…maybe not) is loaded with hammerfall beats layered with the kind of synths that give you a panic attack. This is a dancefloor creepfest of the highest order.
♫ Kavinsky – Sovereign
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What’s almost as exciting as a new tune from Starcadian? A new video! Taking a break from the Sunset Blood saga, Starcadian drops the clip for Dance Or Die from his recent Saturdaze EP.
Or did he? That looks suspiciously like Starcadian pulling at the puppet strings there!
Starcadian’s Saturdaze EP is out now. You can pick it up here.
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It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard anything from epic Swiss SynthWaver Worship; he seems to be on one release a year these days, and he’s keepings things tight in 2014 by waiting ‘til the end of the year to drop- a new release. But drop a new release he has. At the end of last week he unleashed his latest slice of Italo, Disco, Dreamwave goodness. This is Paradise.
Paradise is one of those Cosmic Disco journeys that really is a journey. Worship’s music always had an epic, cinematic quality to it and this is no different. Headed thick with lush synths and rousing chords, Paradise is part space-age floorfiller, part Sci-Fi soundtrack. Leading with a stuttering Italo bassline, the track weaves it’s audio tapestry our of sweeping pads, uplifting leads and emotional keys, paving the way for a funky little riff to intersect the track at it’s nexus. A welcome return for Worship right here.
♫ Worship – Paradise
Worship’s Paradise is out now.
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Here’s the B-side to the new Anjunadeep released single from Clancy. The A-Side, I Wanna’ Know features duo of the moment, Eli & Fur, and is a futuristic club juggernaut that gonna’ blow up when it’s released this week. The flip side, Revolutions, proves a worthy counterpart as Clancy gets deep and hypnotic.
This one is pure moody House electronics. A stripped back tune that distils House down to it’s basic elements and works them for full dancefloor control. Still retaining Clancy’s Sci-Fi soundtrack vibe, Revolutions is a synth bass heavy groover that gets under your skin. The kind of tune you can loose yourself in on the dancefloor. Clancy’s Anjunadeep dominance has just begun.
♫ Clancy – Revolutions
Clancy’s I Wanna’ Know/Revolutions is out this week.
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