SynthCity is a column, that will feature 5 recent electronic gems, that belong to synthwave, retrowave, darksynth, dreamwave or even vaporwave genres. Get prepared for a space-time journey, and for better results, unbury your rusty AMIGA-500 or AKAI from the cellar…. Press play on tape!

Artist: Hoochie Coochie Papa

Track: AE86

Press Quotes: Brazilian artist Hoochie Coochie Papa’s latest release on Mélopée Records, is an unforgettable cosmic italo trip with intense retrowave flavour, an absolute must-listen for all 80s aficionados!


Artist: Deep Art

Track: Empty Loop

Press Quotes: Swiss trio Deep Art’s ‘Empty Loop’ is an alluring, synth-pop/synthwave treat that could be the imaginary bastard child of early-era Human League with Kavinsky! Such a jam!


Artist: Anteeter

Track: I Am A Slow Joe

Press Quotes: Have to scratch my head a lot to think of a better anthemic blend of synthwave with indie pop, than of the latest “master-banger” release from Anteeter! A deranged sonic experience, that will blow your mind!


Artist: Phil Fortin

Track: Cyber Control

Press Quotes: Quebec-based electronic provocateur Phil Fortin, recently released his 4-track EP ‘The Last Man’, and ‘Cyber Control’ is its best sample, a thunderous mix of proto-industrial, old-school electro and cold wave, in the vein of Front 242, early-era Front Line Assembly & Job Karma! Ready for the “Fabric”?


Artist: Beautiful Machines

Track: Control – The New Division Remix

Press Quotes: The New Division Remix on Beautiful Machines’ ‘Control’ is an epic, synthwave/outrun odyssey, that hits even harder than the original version. Utterly stunning stuff!

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Curated by: Christos Doukakis