[Download] Box Of Wolves reMixes Hawaii94′s ‘Runaway’

 

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Canadian smooth merchant Box Of Wolves has offered up another of his awesome reMixes. Be prepared for some driving beats and dreamy keys on this reMix of frequent collaborator Hawaii94’s Runaway. The track is taken from the Australian producers recent Nightvision EP, which is available now, and walks a nice line between nostalgic and contemporary.

You’d think it would be hard to reconcile the pounding beats and pulsating synth bass of this track with the hazy keys and slight Tropical undertones, but Box Of Wolves juggles the styles with ease, delivering a track that is both light and airy and a floorfilling juggernaut. Hiwaii94’s anthemic vocals on the track serve to enhance this effect and his vintage style lends the track a retro twist. All-in-all you’re left with a track that’s just as suited to the headphones as it is the dancefloor, both epic and irresistibly funky.

Hawaii94 – Runaway (Box of Wolves reMix)

Hawaii94’s Nightvision EP is out now.

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[Audio] Mild Peril’s ‘The Duel’

 

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London’s Italo and SpaceSynth master Mild Peril this week unleashes a new collection of tracks on digital download or cassette. Teaming up with Telefuture for the release, Mild Peril neatly packages a few tracks we’ve heard before with one or two new surprises in a cheeky tape form. The mini-album, titled Matter,  features the likes of Excalibur and Galatine alongside new tunes such as Paladin’s Theme and The Duel.

Paladin’s Theme is the releases opener, and sets the tone nicely. Revelling in Mild Peril’s recently acquired Medieval overtones, Paladin’s Theme creates an epic mood but pairs that with some sweet orchestral hits (you know how much we love out orchestral hits!) and luxurious synths. The end result is not to dissimilar to a theme from an 80s sword and sorcery movie, it also gives Mild Peril free rein to delivers some truly soaring solo work that really makes this nine minute electronic oddessy something special. The Duel is more full on power-Italo, six minutes of driving apreggios underpinning some superbly rousing synthesizer melodies. Mild Peril guides you through the highs and lows of a music narrative that at times is genuinely exciting. The whole EP is well worth your attention whether you’ve heard  Mild Peril before or not.

♫ Mild Peril – Paladin’s Theme

♫ Mild Peril – The Duel

Mild Peril’s Matter is out now and available here.

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[Audio] Arcade High’s ‘Heat Wave’

 

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One of our favourite SynthWave artists, the Pittsburgh based Arcade High has just released his new EP. Out on digital, or CD (with bundled T-shirt!) via Telefuture, the Heat Wave EP is the first proper release we’ve had from Arcade High since last summers storming Pixel Passion album and sees Ryan indulging his high energy ElectroPop side. Check out the EP’s title track below.

What Arcade High has served up with Heat Wave, which features a nostalgic, Debbie Gibson-esque vocal turn from Morissa Trunzo) is a classy slice of pure American 80s Pop. This one’s all about the pinprick brightness of the synths. Crisp electronic melodies play against each other in a carefree manner to provide a kinetic instrumental for Trunzo’s euphoric performance.A summer soundtrack if ever there was one, Heat Wave is a buoyant and insouciant tune that invites you along with it, you’d be a fool to say no.

♫ Arcade High (Feat. Morissa Trunzo) – Heat Wave

Arcade High’s Heat Wave EP is our now, you can pick up a copy here.

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[Audio] Miles Prower’s ‘These Days’

 

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Bristol SynthWavers Miles Prower go all power-balled with their latest tune, These Days. Taken (again) from their forthcoming new EP, Virtually Reality, this one enlists the help of SynthWave vocalist du’jour Dana Jean Phoenix and brings down the tempo a bit to serve up something for your soul rather than your feet.

These Days actually marks a distinct shift in Miles Prowers music, one we’ve suspected coming for a while now. whist Dana Jean Phoenix’s nostalgic vocals and the songs arrangement are pure 80s power ballad fare, the sound and production itself are about as far away from the 80s as you can get. Mire akin to mid-90s EBM or the more avant-guard end of that era’s SynthPop, Miles Prower invoke a raw production style and modern abrasive digital synth sounds. This makes a for a really nice contrast, caustic music with sweet vocals, and makes the track more interesting than many of it’s contemporaries. Roll on the EP!

♫ Miles Prower (Feat. Dana Jean Phoenix) – These Days

Miles Prower’s Virtually Reality is due out this summer.

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[Audio] Garth Knight’s ‘Knight Of The Disco’

 

Garth Knight

Glaswegian SynthWaver Garth Knight is normally known round these parts for his high-octane line in cinematic retro Electro. With his latest single he’s flexing his dancefloor muscles and walking with Moroder on Knight Of The Disco. Proving that those rapid fire basslines and nostalgic keys can be just as funky as the can exciting, Garth effortlessly brings his action packed soundtrack vibe to the realm of the mirrorball.

Leaning heavily, as to be expected, on the Italo end of the Disco spectrum, Knight Of the Disco races along on a arpeggiated bassline that’s razor sharp and a Machine Funk beat. This covers the dancefloor compulsion and leaves the rest of the track to revel, quite playfully, in vintage Sci-Fi sounds and Disco pops and zaps. The kind of retro-future Disco tune that you’d find Buck Rogers dancing to, Knight Of the Disco packs some surprisingly emotive Vangelis-esque leads in the mix, resulting in a tune that’ll make you both smile and dance. Get Involved.

♫ Garth Knight – Knight Of The Disco

Garth Knight’s Knight Of The Disco is out now.

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[Video] Goldroom’s ‘Embrace’

 

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Embrace is one of Dreamwave salty sea dog Goldroom’s finest moments. The Ariela Jacobs vocalised tune is pure summertime bliss, so the presence of a video for the track is like the icing on the cake.

In typical Goldroom fashion, the clip is all hazy nostalgia. Directed by Carlos Nunez, it’s like a sunbeam on video.

Goldroom’s Embrace is out now.

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[Audio] Miles Prower’s ‘Who Needs Real Life, Anyway?’

 

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Bristol SynthWavers Miles Prower are back with another new tune. Taken from their forthcoming new EP, titled Virtually Reality, the new track is an Italo infused instrumental that goes by the name of Who Needs Real Life, Anyway? and we’re guessing it’s the euphoric high-point of the release. 

Keeping things sparkly and shimmering, Miles Prower deliver three minutes of synthesizer love, awash with bright melodies and starlight keys that drift over a sea of rapid fire arpeggio basslines. Taking it’s time to build up to full steam, Who Needs Real Life, Anyway? eases you into it’s optimistic groove before launching into it’s high-octane SynthWave cavalcade. The EP should be a good ‘un.

♫ Miles Prower – Who Needs Real Life, Anyway?

Miles Prower’s Virtually Reality is due out this summer.

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[Download] Mr. MMæn’s ‘Slow Love’ (+ Silenx reMix)

 

Mr. Mæn

Next up of France’s amazing On The Fruit Records, who are on a bit of releasing spree right now, is the new single from Norwegian SynthWaver Mr. Mæn. It’s been quite some time since we heard new material from this guy, and the new record doesn’t disappoint, coming packed with reMixes from Silenx and Pelifics, this is Slow Love.

This one is so smooth it hurts. A super nostalgic slice of laid back, silky, synthesizer love. Phil Collin’s style keys, synth Sax, and dreamy moods come together to make up this romantic soundtrack piece. A bit of a departure from OTF’s normal dancefloor oriented releases, but a welcome addition to their catalogue, Mr. Mæn shows off his more soulful and musical side, and we love it. The ever awesome Silenx up’s the tempo a bit with his take on the tune, whipping those feather-light keys into a shoulder shaking Italo groover, loaded with plumbing bass and full fat tones. We’ve been looking forward to this release for a while, it was definitely worth the wait.

Mr. Mæn – Slow Love

♫ Mr. Mæn – Slow Love (Silenx reMix)

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[Video] College’s ‘Les Automates’

 

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Taken from his last album Heritage, Les Automates by Dreamwave originator College was probably the track most reminiscent of his older work on the record. Nostalgic, synthetic, atmospheric sounds. And now available in video form.

Put together by the Valerie crew and Clark Wang, the clip follows three guys journey through a ghost-town dystopian

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[Video] Todd Terje’s ‘Leisure Suit Preben’

 

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Leisure Suit Preben is taken from Norwegian Cosmic Disco king Todd Terje’s frankly stunning new album, It’s Album Time. A playful slice of jazzy Disco with a lean Italo bass.

Espen Friberg & Emil Høgset direct this ‘sort of official’ video, following a day in the life of Preben.

Todd Terje’s It’s Album Time is out now.

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