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: 70

Track: SS00999

Press Quotes: An epic space outrun track inspired by Japanese anime “Space Pirate Captain Harlock”, out on So French Records’ first Synthwave compilation, ‘So French Waves Vol. 1’. Stellar!


Artist: Blue Sky Alive

Track: Silent Runner

Press Quotes: A superb sample from the recently released released 8 track sci-fi/space exploration themed concept album. Think Vangelis/Jean Michael Jarre meets Boards of Canada/Techno/Jon Hopkins…. Lost in space with Blue Sky Alive!


Artist: AUW

Track: M13

Press Quotes: An alluring slice of cyberpunk synthwave; conjuring images of homocidal mechanical overlords, that combines some chunky beats with a strong bass and melodic overtones, by British electronic musician Dom Cresswell’s project AUW…


Artist: Voie 81

Track: 1989

Press Quotes: A stunning audiovisual treat that symbolizes a pivotal stage, when everything has accelerated : technological, climate and enormous geopolitical changes,  by the Parisian wave “synthporn” duo Voie 81…


Artist: Trent Walton

Track: Hyperlight

Press Quotes: Trent Walton’s ‘Hyperlight’ is a majestic, optimistic synthwave banger, channelling 8-bit NES “Rad Racer” vibes

***Make sure to follow our best in synthwave/ retrowave/ dreamwave/ vaporwave/ outrun & beyond…Spotify playlist, not to miss a gem!


Curated by: Christos Doukakis