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: The Delay In The Universal Loop

Track: Drag Cop

Press Quotes: Lead single “Drag Cop” is, according to Iuliano, “the sum of my love for synthwave, synth pop, and pop punk,” which seems like a hodgepodge before considering the Flying Lotus-esque breakdown (“RGB”) and chirpy glitch hop worship (“Coincidence.exe”) preceding it.


Artist: Northern Disco Nights

Track: Tropical Orange

Press Quotes: Trying to combine danceable grooves with some deeper reflection as well as Finnish landscapes with some Miami beach and palms scenery, all in an 80s influenced retrowave context.


Artist: Hanna Ojala

Track: Cosmic Blip

Press Quotes: Space-y synthwave from the “black hole”….


Artist: Shufflepuck

Track: Children of the New Technology

Press Quotes: Vaporwave tune about the pioneer hackers in the ’80s


Artist: SMOC

Track: Taika

Press Quotes: Dedicated to my daughter who was born in September. It’s a mix of post-rock’ish anthem vibes and more danceable minimalistic & electronic music

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Curated by: Christos Doukakis