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: Paper Plane

Track: Edge Walker

Press Quotes: Russian outfit Paper Plane recently gifted us with a transcendent, synthwave gem with heavenly melodies and addictive beats…. Sublime!


Artist: Magenta Skyy

Track: Streets of Rage

Press Quotes: Synthwave made in Ukraine? Yup, and top stuff from Magenta Skyy, ideal for night drives with some great guitar work!



Track: Into The Light

Press Quotes: The opening track from British duo CATBEAR’s recent album ‘Into The Light’, is a highly atmospheric mix of synth-pop with synthwave with ace atmosphere and production!


Artist: Red Mecca

Track: Without a House, Without a Door

Press Quotes: Swedish duo released one of the most colossal bangers of the ending year…’Without a House, Without a Door’ is a genre-bending sonic experience, mixing synthwave, dark wave, ethereal, indie elecrronic… Or if you prefer, this is Red Mecca! Massive…


Artist: Dark Saints

Track: Ritual

Press Quotes: Last but not least, Dark Saints’  dark synth opus ‘Ritual’ is the ideal “wave” equivalent for the creatures of the night! If Robert Smith ever tried playing synthwave, this might have been the outcome!

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Curated by: Christos Doukakis