There is, apparently, a new EP from Dreamwave pioneers and Valerie O.G.s The Outrunners on the way. In the mean time check out this amazing four track EP from Forgotten Illusions. Forgotten Illusions is the new side project from PDLT, on half of The Outrunners, and on the Crystal Contour EP he puts even last drop of his SynthWave credentials to the best use.
The Crystal Contour EP was released as the third volume in Valerie’s Composer Series and it’s four tracks make up some of the best SynthWave we’ve heard in a while. The EP’s title track is a masterclass in emotional Italo. Driving synthetic basslines and powerful retro chords build the tracks core, creating the prefect canvas for some galactic synth sweeps and truly rousing melodies and leads. Twelve, our other favourite of the four, is another example of pure brilliance in the felids of Italo and Dreamwave. The mixture of relentless arpeggiated basslines and beautiful electronic melodies is pitch perfect here. It’s a track that’s equally haunting and groovy, which is all you can ask for really. Forgotten Illusions début EP sees the return of a major talent to the genre, we suggest you pick up all four tracks right now.
♫ Forgotten Illusions – Crystal Contour
♫ Forgotten Illusions – Twelve
Forgotten Illusions’ Crystal Contour EP is out now.
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No idea why I didn’t get around to posting this earlier. Here we have Uncle TNUC’s awesome diamond themed video for Valerie members The Outrunners’ ‘Diamonds’. As usual TNUC takes everything we love about the 80’s and distils it into six minutes of pure, uncut, awesome.
And that ending had to be done really!
‘Diamonds’ is taken from The Outrunners’ 2010 EP ‘Running For Love And Money’
The Outrunners @ Beatport
The Outrunners @ Juno
The Outrunners @ 7Digital
The Outrunners @ Amazon
College are back with some brand new 80’s synthesized Electro-House goodness.
As to be expected with anything bearing the Valerie stable seal of approval, College’s ‘She Never Came Back’ is a soaring Electro odyssey that wraps you up in layers of FM synthesis featuring vocals from Electric Youth Here treated to reMixes by fellow Valerie crew members Russ Chimes and The Outrunners.
♫ College (Feat. Electric Youth) – She Never Came Back (Russ Chimes reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)
♫ College (Feat. Electric Youth) – She Never Came Back (The Outrunners reMix) (zShare) (MediaFire)
I love the fact that, along with Kavinsky and Danger et al., the Valerie lot seem to be putting the musician ship back into Electro-House.
Love all The Zonders artwork too!
You can also catch the video for ‘She Never Came Back’ here.
Go check out some College, then work your way through the rest of the Valerie gang:
College @ Beatport
College @ Juno
College @ 7Digital
College @ Amazon