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: Absolute Valentine

Track: Flesh of Fallen Angels

Press Quotes: Marseille-based Absolute Valentine and his recent, atmospheric, retrowave banger off his album ‘American Nightmares’…


Artist: Fawax

Track: Approach Fire Game

Press Quotes: A retro-futuristic, ambient opus around the idea of space trip and biological warfare, in the light of the past year.


Artist: Parlour Magic

Track: Phantom West (Instrumental)

Press Quotes: Instrumental version of NYC-based Parlour Magic’s 2020 synthwave/synthpop crossover single ‘Phantom West’



Track: Phantom Gizmo

Press Quotes: Tokyo-duo CRYSTAL’s futuristic ‘Phantom Gizmo’ is the ballad of a ghost robot from a dystopian landfill told with angular precision and colorful, frenetic bass lines & notable MIDI work


Artist: Macrowave

Track: Ex Materia

Press Quotes: A darksynth track with a cinematic vibe. “Matter never had a beginning, so Universe is timeless.”

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Curated by: Christos Doukakis