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January 1, 2021 — 2020 was a rough year for many people, but it also came with a lot to be grateful for. While did not get to go to as many concerts as we wanted, we did have more time to discover new music. On top of finding new ways to enjoy live shows. Some people found themselves with more time to start a hobby, or create that YouTube channel they always wanted to make. Others saw a great year for retrowave music in both videogames and television; some of the artists we work with also put out fantastic music this year. Today seems like a great day to reflect on some of our favorite retrowave tracks that came out this year, and to look forward to the great year 2021 will be.
November 5, 2020 — Perfect Nothing has once again created musical art, and a treat for our ears, with the release of “Terminator 1984 Theme”. This new single mixes the talents of Perfect Nothing with rising star Vancelot Prime and the darkwave guitar expertise of Strontium Cop — all coming together to create a powerhouse track. With the original Terminator theme being so dark, you would think Perfect Nothing’s rendition would echo similarly, but there are elements here that turn gloomy into groovy.
October 16, 2020 — As the retrowave music scene continues to grow in popularity, Netflix has become one of the genre’s pathways to reach wider audiences. However, all things are good in moderation, and Netflix hasn’t overdone what fans of retrowave often describe as “synthwave” and 80’s synth-pop. When Netflix reaches out to the music industry to synch retrowave tracks for their original programming, they almost always hit the mark. So, without further ado — here are six Netflix Originals that boast some bodacious synthwave tracks.
October 8, 2020 — Black Future ’88 has released on the Nintendo Switch, and brought with it an amazing retrowave soundtrack. The game is an excellent callback to side scrollers of its namesake era with a unique premise that gamers are loving. The game feels as if Contra and Galaga had a baby but then cryogenically froze it to take advantage of future technology. The dark backgrounds and neon lights perfectly embody the electric ‘80s feel, but it is all tied together by a soundtrack that needs to be discussed.
October 1, 2020 — Retrowave artist Roxi Drive is once again delighting ears with the release of her latest single, “1985.” Dropping on October 2, 2020, “1985” is a collaboration between Roxi, SelloRekt/LA Dreams, and saxophonist Josh Wakeham, who provides an unexpected element to this synthwave track. As with the rest of Roxi’s library of synthesized music, her latest single oozes with 80s flair, capturing the generation’s essence throughout the four-minute-plus track.
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