[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Killer Angels’


Mitch Murder

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’



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

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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)



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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[MP3] Mitch Murder’s ‘The Touch’ reMixed by Lifelike


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Well, it looks like the rest of the world is catching up to what we’ve been trying to tell them for the last four years; Sweden’s SynthWave king Mitch Murder is one of the greatest musicians recording today, and now maybe he’s on his way to getting the recognition he deserves courtesy of Diplo’s Mad Decent label and their Jeffree’s sub-imprint. Mr. Murder’s forthcoming single for them is titled The Touch, a gloriously 80s tunes as only Johan does best. The single package comes loaded with top quality mixes from the likes of Nite Sprite and Lifelike, here we present the version from French Touch legend Lifelike.

Life like gets lots to work with here, the original has a driving arpeggio pattern and swathes of lush chords, so Lifelike takes that to the max, amping the arps into dancefloor overdrive. Leading more toward the originals SynthWave sound that Lifelike’s usual Disco influenced groove, here he plays with the Italo synths, crating a SynthWave/French Touch hybrid that’s both floorfilling and retro styled. We’re even treated to some soaring solo that slot effortlessly into the sparse arrangement. Although no stranger to the SynthWave scene, this is Lifelike’s furthest journey in that direction, it suits him.

Mitch Murder – The Touch (Lifelike reMix)

Mitch Murder’s The Touch is released 25th July.

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Breakazoid’


Breakdancers, B-Boys, on the street, New York, USA 1981

This week SynthWave king Mitch Murder combines two of our passions in life, 80s sounding synth tunes and B-Boy Electro, on his latest offering. Breakazoid is Mitch getting his Boogie on with a glorious mix of Electro, Electronic Soul, Boogie and 80s Pop.Mr. Murder’s last few tunes have been produced with his epic soundtrack hat on, this one delves a little more into Mitch’s considerable, but slightly less shown-off talent for groove.

Breakazoid has got that late Electro sound, reminiscent of the mid to late 80s when the street sounds of New York had filtered into chart Pop. You still have the B-Boy beats, and punchy digital bass but with a sparkly high-class production sheen. And that’s that Mitch Murder shows off here so well, Breakin’ vibes with Pop sensibilities. We love this track, and would love to hear it with some upbeat female vocals too.

♫ Mitch Murder – Breakazoid

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘Thanks For Playing’



Here to brighten up your day, it’s the latest tune from SynthWave master Mitch Murder. Mitch continues to steadily crank out some of the highest quality retro sounds in the world. Often imitated, never duplicated, Mitch Murder’s works capture the 80s soundtrack feel like no-one else. Rather than latching onto a couple of clichéd tropes of what people imagine soundtracks were like in the 80s, Mitch  seeps himself in a real love of 80s Soundtrack music and as a result his pieces sound utterly authentic.

Thanks For Playing mixes homages to optimistic 80s Movies and very late 80s/early 90s 8-bit game console tunes. Like a breezy Sega game soundtrack composed by Vince DiCola, Thanks For Playing rolls along on forward pushing digital bassline, definitely the kind of driving force that keeps you playing. Replete with all the little infectious melodies that stick in your head to keep you coming back for more, Mitch has cracked the period game accompaniment formula and once again proven why he is at the top of his game/

♫ Mitch Murder – Thanks For Playing

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[Audio] Sally Shapiro’s reMix album (with Mitch Murder, Little Boots, Lovelock & Nite Jewel)


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After the overwhelming success of Swedish ElectroPop duo Sally Shapiro’s third album, Somewhere Else, and the preceding single, the Electric Youth featuring Starman we were eager for more, but we didn’t expect something this hot. Just released is Elsewhere, a reMix companion for Somewhere Else who line-up is a variable whos-who is the cream of ElectroPop talent. It’s a killer meeting of minds that features the likes of Dan Lissvik, Young Galaxy, Lost Years and The Field, but right now we are going to take a look at some of our highlights.

First up, the undeniable king of SynthWave, Mr. Mitch Murder, graces the album with his presence. Reworking All My Life, Mitch delivers on his particular brand or rich, emotional, synthesized soundtrack work beautifully here. The deep, twanging, digital bass and invigorating electronic pulse play nicely against the warm tones to create something head-nodding brilliant. It’s prefect for Sally’s vocals too, the interaction between the chorus vocals and the bass is just amazing. If Mitch if the electronic music king, then our girl Little Boots is the queen. Taking on the brilliantly titled This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me, Boots whips up some mirrorball sheen with a surprisingly gritty hook. Mixing up House and Nu-Disco elements to classy effect, Boots turns-in a slo-mo, soft focus, dancefloor dream. One of the most talented men in retro electronica, Steve Moore, here in his Lovelock guise turns his attention to I Dream With an Angel Tonight, injecting it with smooth, laid back, vintage Disco and Italo sounds with a cinematic feel and a slight mysterious, Sci-Fi vibe. LA synthesizer Funk queen Nite Jewel bring to the table a typically atmospheric and left-field slice of electronics in her rendition of Sundown, loaded with compelling basses and swirling soundscapes turning Sally Shapiro from twee ElectroPop into brooding, but groove, Cold Wave. This is definitely a recommended release, with a stellar line-up and a wide variety of styles, there really is something for everyone.

♫ Sally Shapiro – All My Life (Mitch Murder reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – This City’s Local Italo Disco DJ Has A Crush On Me (Little Boots Discotheque reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – I Dream With an Angel Tonight (Lovelock reMix)

♫ Sally Shapiro – Sundown (Nite Jewel reMix)

Sally Shapiro’s reMix album, Everywhere, is out now.

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[Audio] Mitch Murder’s ‘High Performance’


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Why not end your week with a new one from Mitch Murder. Mitch is currently working on taking his 80s soundtrack inspired FM funk live, so every time he releases a new tune we can’t help but imagine it in a live situation. With that in mind, there’s no way High Performance wouldn’t get you moving.

This time around Mitch is using his FM bassline skills to their fullest, delivering something that’s as emotionally rich as his usual OST work but with a dancefloor fuelled slap-esque bassline. High Performance takes it’s time to rasp up. Kicking off with a steady Funk groove, before easing into smooth night time Soul and then finally launching into the finest retro Pop where frantic arpeggios play against warm 80s R&B flavours. We cannot wait to check out Mitch Murder live.

♫ Mitch Murder – High Performance

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