In this article, I interview synthwave producer Don about his passion for the genre, his creative process and his future musical goals.
Sebastian Air’s album, "Emerald Ocean," is shot through with heartbreak. Read on to learn how this wistful album stands out from the pack.
Michael Vignola is an American composer. His music is a unique take on ambient minimalism and on his latest album, "Paradigm Drift," he explores the spacier side of synthwave, taking us on a compelling voyage through space and time.
"Ideality" is OSC's take on synth-funk. If you like seriously groovy music, you should definitely take a listen.
All of the excited and idealistic feelings of being a teenager were captured in Net Terminal Gene’s "Teenage Daydream." Take a listen and hear for yourself.
Read further to learn about why I enjoyed the strong imagery created by Soundengine on “Squalor City: Pt. 1.”
Julia Henderson is a talented electronic music producer. Her latest album ranges widely, traveling through many musical genres, featuring talented guest soloists in its homage to Mitsuda's music. In an email interview, I ask Julia about her inspirations and her process.
Chase Yesterday is a synthwave producer based in Malta. He creates dark, synth driven music that tells stories.
John Robert Matz is an award-winning video game composer and he also writes and works for a concert band and orchestra. I talked to him about where he got his start in music, his creative process as a composer and where he finds inspiration.
Through his harmonic and melodic textures, Sonic Gap deploys his arsenal of synths to write a truly fascinating album. Here are some reasons why you should take a listen to "Courage," by Sonic Gap.
Canadian synthwave producer Mirrorvoid creates music that, in his words, explores themes of "AI, surveillance capitalism, virtual reality and facial recognition" and balances those darker themes with the "bright side of '80s retrowave culture."
In this article, I interview Johan Hauck (2DCat) about how he got started making music, 2DCat's approach to the creation of new music and their latest EP "Summer, 1983."
I interview Canadian synthwave singer/songwriter Dana Jean Phoenix about her music, her approach to its creation and her sources of creative inspiration.
Color Theory writes a brand of melancholic synthwave. In an email, I asked him about his approach to creating music and much more.
CIRCE Electro is a South African born producer who is currently based in L.A. She has produced some major synthwave tracks. I talk with her about how her career got started and where she's heading.
In this article I talk to David Peacock about his love for video game music, his creative process and how he recharges his creative batteries.
Via emailed, I asked Antriksh Bali about how he started as a composer, his approach to creation and his latest work on the soundtrack of "TinkerQuarry"—an indie horror game.
Here's my take on synth artist Daniel Adam's album, "Where The Waves Meet," and what I found noteworthy about the music.
In an email, Cory Cook told me about how he got started, about his Back In the Future project and about how he creates music.
I talked to synthwave producer Chad Williamson about how he first became interested in electronic music, his creative process, and how he views his segment of the electronic music scene.
Check out my review of Gregory Clement Jr.'s Synthesism album which takes an innovate approach to modern synth-based music.
I talked with Python Blue about how his passion for music was sparked, his creative process and where he sees his career going in the future.
Read on to find out more about the deep, interlinked synth sounds of Signal Void's album, "This Liminal Reality."
Shadow Spirits Volume 1 is a chiptune album composed and programmed by Cody Carpenter and Mark Day. It tells the story of the journey of a young samurai and the trials that she faces on the journey using a palette of retro JRPG-inspired sounds and exploring a diverse musical landscape.
In an emailed interview, I asked Frisky Monkey about their origin story, their approach to music and their latest album, which is titled "Misadventures of a Mixed Up Monkey."
Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes) creates music that combines ethereal synth tones, strong vocal melodies and a healthy respect for the sounds of the '80s that's still rooted in modern production. I talk to him about his start in music and the creative process as he experiences it.
Neon NiteClub makes synthpop music that fuses modern production techniques with retro songwriting styles.
Read on to find out my thoughts about Red Stoned Dog's heavy, aggressive synth single "Seeds of Rebellion."
Dimi Kaye's most recent album, "Not Holding Back," is an intricately written album. Read on to learn why this album is worth a listen.
Read on to find out why I had such a strong emotional response to "Forever Blue" by US3r and Jasper Mitchell.
I talked to Finnish Synthwave Producer Levinsky about his musical roots, his creative approach and his upcoming album.
This is an interview with Abigail Ferguson and Mary Hanley, who are the originators of the synthwave/italo disco band Bunny X. Their music pays homage to all of the great sounds of the '80s.
In an emailed interview, MicroMatScenes told me about how he got started with music, who he's been influenced by and his latest album "SCENES."
"Whisper of Light" is an EP full of floating atmospheres and soaring synths that dance around heavier and darker lyrical content. This dark and ethereal album is definitely worth a listen. Read on to learn why.
This article contains songs fans of the Five Nights at Freddy's series have created for the various games.
DJ KIlma is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Winnipeg, MB. I talked to her about where her interest in DJing comes from, her creative process and where she sees herself going in the future.
Will Brueggemann is a composer, musician and podcaster with a wide-ranging interest in music of all types. He has a particular passion for video game music, both retro and modern, as well as an abiding love for film music. He's also one half of the Super Marcato Bros. video game music podcast along.
In an emailed interview, U.K. synthwave producer Ampholyte told me about how his passion for music was sparked, how his creative process works and his latest EP entitled "Into Space."
Futurecop! combines '80s synth sounds with mysticism, fantasy elements and pop culture references. I interviewed him about his music, creative process and influences
An interview with Aeronexus about how he got started as a music maker, his approach to creating new music and where he finds inspiration.
In an email interview, I asked Renz Wilde about how he became passionate about music, how the creative process works for him and where he finds inspiration.
The East Coast is where DJ Micro began his techno career in 1991. He established Caffeine Records, a weekly club night that grew into a thriving company as the techno DJ became an inspiration. Let's take a look at his career.
This article lists good music to help you sleep from the chill-out and ambient genres, with great examples of relaxing music that will help you fall asleep.
"PARTNERS" is a fine showcase of what synthesizers can do and the unique ambience that they provide in music. It also has enough of the vaporwave sonic aesthetic to set it apart. Read on to learn more about this fantastic album.
In an email interview, I ask synthwave artist The Ghost Mall about how he got started with music, his creative process and his views on the synthwave scene as it stands now.
Avicii, a musician, artist, DJ, and producer, died at 28 years old. Who was he and what contributed to his early demise?
Michael Chambers (also known as moon:and:6) is a musician, producer and recording engineer based in Hamilton, Ontario. He creates music that combines influences that include French downtempo music, '90s post-rock music and musical mad scientists like Brian Eno.
In an email interview, I asked Stefan huber (Ion Star) about why he enjoys making synthwave, how he creates new music and where he finds his inspiration.
Dream Shore is a Miami-based synthwave producer who creates lushly cinematic soundscapes that project a retro-inspired movie in the minds of listeners.
In an emailed interview, Droid Bishop tells me about his passion for making music, how he creates and how he recharges his creative batteries.
I talk to Canadian ambient electronic musician Battlemoose (Marcel Lecker) about his passion for music, his creative process and where he finds inspiration.
I interview synthwave producer Rogue Neon about his inspirations, his latest album and the global synthwave scene.
Via email, I talked to Friendly Timo/The Fair Attempts about how he came to make synth-based music, his approach to the creative process and his upcoming "Carnal Insect" album.
In this interview with Canadian synthwave producer Gab Manette, we discussed how he came to music, his creative process and his album "Dream Dimension."
Via email, I talked to synthwave artist Pretty Glass Folk about his musical roots, how he approaches music creation, and how he sees the global synthwave scene.
Alex Vecchietti's new album, "The Good Fight" is forceful, demanding that we embrace the light and take note of our shared humanity. Read on to learn more about this fascinating album.
In an emailed interview, I asked GlitBiter about her approach to making music, her views on the current state of synthwave and how she refreshes herself creatively.
From Nostalgia is a French synthwave producer and video game music aficionado. In an emailed interview, he shared his passion for creating synthwave and covering video game music.
Read on to find out why I say that John Cao's latest single "do you ever think of me" is just the music that we need for these gloomy times
In an email, Alex Pope and I talk about how he got started, his approach to the music he creates and where he wants to take his music in the future.
This soundtrack to a horror movie that doesn’t exist is definitely worth a listen. Read on to find out why.
In this emailed interview, Megan tells me about how she got involved in the project, what the goals for the soundtrack were, and her approach to creating it.
Read on to find out why I enjoyed Sonic Gap's jazzy, funked up approach to synth music on "Multiverse."
I talked to video game composer Holland Albright about how he got started in music, his approach to composition and how he inspires himself creatively.
In an email, Collin Ward talked about his musical roots, how he creates new music and his view of the Twitter #synthfam.
Read on to find out what I thought about the dark, cold atmosphere that The Subtheory created on his "Ventura Blvd" EP.
An interview with XYLE about how he began creating music, his creative process and how he recharges himself creatively.
OPS combines all of his influences to create music with a sound all its own. In an email, he shared with me the roots of his love for music, his creative process and the plans he's got for the future.
In an email, Seersha discusses her musical roots and inspirations, as well as her approach to making music and her latest musical endeavours.
Nathaniel Wyvern is a U.K. based producer of spacey, atmospheric synthwave. I interviewed him about his creative roots, process and inspirations.
I review Russian synthwave group 3Force's latest album, "Divide & Collide," and share my reasons for why this is a worthwhile listen!
In an email, Rich Blacker told me how The Ocean Beneath started, their approach to making music and their views on the #synthfam.
I talk to musicians and video game composers Chalmers Croft and Tommy Norris about Box Monkey Studios, why they love video game music and their creative processes.
"Carnal Insect" is a powerful and dark album that's definitely worth a listen. Read on to learn why.
This article explores my adventures in interviewing synthpop artists. It explains how I got started as an interviewer on the topic and why I fell in love with it.
There’s a retro element to the music of Full Eclipse, but he also explores questions about the future of humanity and where our relationship with technology is going. I talked to him about his creative process and what inspires him.
ln an email, I talked to The Institute 91' about how he got started making music, how he goes about creating new music, the origins of "The Institute" and the role this idea plays in his music.
The DJs/producers who call themselves Average Gypsy are partners in music and in life. I talked to Dani about how their music.
In an email interview, SkyYamaha tells me about how he started making music, why he's passionate about synthwave and his views on the community surrounding the music.
In an email, we discussed Polemic Heart's musical roots, how he creates and where he wants to take his music going forward.
I talked to retrowave producer Pat DiMeo about how he first became interested in synth-based music, how he creates new music, and where he thinks the retrowave scene is headed in the future.
I haven't heard from this band since 2014 after their short two year climb to music stardom. I started to wonder where this very talented, and unique band had disappeared to. This is a re-introduction
Miku Hatsune, one of Japan's most beloved pop stars, is not real. She is one of many Vocaloids, a synthesizer software that uses the vocals of a real singer to produce a realistic voice. This software could change the face of the music business. Are we looking at a future of android musicians?
Read on to find out about the energetic, exciting vibes that I discovered on Across The Dark Sky by Lightracer
Gordon McGladdery (A Shell in the Pit) is a prolific, successful video game music composer and sound designer based in Vancouver B.C. Along with his colleagues, he’s created music and sounds for games including Rogue Legacy, Night in the Woods and Parkitect, to name just a few.
Read on to discover what I found compelling about "While the City Sleeps" by Oceanside85 (in collaboration with Octal Drive).
Read on to find out what I enjoyed so much about the combination of Francci's music and Anton Vic's lyrics on Victorious.
Synthwave producer LWTHR creates layered, textured, and rich synthwave music. In an email interview, he told me about his creative process and much more.
Ryan Fogleman is an American video game composer. His video game soundtracks explore sonic textures that mimic the emotional arc taken by the story of the game. I talked to Ryan about his creative process.
In an email, we discussed See Thomas Howl's musical roots, how he goes about creating new music and also talked about his album "DEAD AGAIN."