Synthwave

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
979
Thanked
658
Location
Sweden
Inspired by that other thread? haha.
Honestly, that's most likely true.

I was. I dont remember if that made me explore the genre or if I was familar with it a bit earlier through some producers.

Anyone got statistics concerning listening habits or searchable genre terms? Does that exist ?
 

dmgtz96

Elite Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
1,328
Thanked
653
I was. I dont remember if that made me explore the genre or if I was familar with it a bit earlier through some producers.

Anyone got statistics concerning listening habits or searchable genre terms? Does that exist ?
The closest is probably Google trends querying from 2004 onwards in the entire world.
 

Hensmon

Admin
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
1,292
Thanked
845
Location
UK
Any good chilled synthwave?

Looking for the same thing myself. As I dont know much about the genre when I search YT its just endless mixes or tracks with 10m views, many of them bit cheesey or too upbeat. Maybe 'Vapourwave' or 'Chillwave' is what we need, although I dont understand the differences personally.

@Daysleeper have you got some more chill and/or serious Wave music to suggest? That Home - Finally Landing track posted above really got me interested.
 

Daysleeper

Lost in Trancelation
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
979
Thanked
658
Location
Sweden
Looking for the same thing myself. As I dont know much about the genre when I search YT its just endless mixes or tracks with 10m views, many of them bit cheesey or too upbeat. Maybe 'Vapourwave' or 'Chillwave' is what we need, although I dont understand the differences personally.

@Daysleeper have you got some more chill and/or serious Wave music to suggest? That Home - Finally Landing track posted above really got me interested.

I havnt really. Maybe someone else?
 

Reptile

Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2020
Messages
80
Thanked
22
Not a genre i'm too well acquainted with, but i recently got to heard Robert Nickson's take on it and i'm really digging it.

Post your recommendations here!

Analog 82 - Youthtopia

Nice stuff. That would explain him remixing The Midnight. I'm loving Robert Nickson's remix of The Midnight - Los Angeles :cool:
 

Exodom

Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2020
Messages
208
Thanked
94
More from this chill genre. I know its probably more vapour than synth, but close enough.


 

freewave

Member
Joined
Oct 25, 2020
Messages
46
Thanked
18
Location
Denver
Website
rymboxset.blogspot.com
I was ALL-IN on synth/retrowave in 2017/2018. Feels like it has already had its "peak", no?

[/MEDIA]

I spent most of 2018 in a synthwave tizzy and found oodles of diversity in a sound that most people knocked as being too similar to each other. I agree by the end of 2018 I felt like there was little new developments being made, other than darksynth going even heavier and more popular. That and a lot more newer artists wanted to join in after their idols had left or stalled out....

synthwaveblog small.jpg


Its a pretty insulated scene with its own community that really likes making and listening to it and only it, which can eventually get tiring when enough artists have put out their great albums and then moved on. But its great music overall and really cool how far its developed over time.
 

Uplifted

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 21, 2020
Messages
605
Thanked
345
Location
Ukraine
Website
www.facebook.com
So yesterday I've been to my first event (or should I say party) since February 2020, and it was a live performance from a fresh synthwave / retrowave artist - Ready In LED from Kyiv, Ukraine. As a person who enjoys Cyberpunk2077, Daft Punk and 80's aesthetics culture I really loved her performance! And I love her artist name btw :)

So far she has released only 1 EP called "Unreal" (incl. the remixes) few months ago, on a label called "Horny City" :devilish: and it's really nice.

Here's a little sci-fi mini-movie based on this release.



P.S. this girl is the world's first owner of a Lumatone isomorphic keyboard, which is pretty awesome.