Synth

Synth

Synth includes all synthesizer-based music from 1970s Synth Pop to modern Synthwave and Vaporwave, and including New Wave, modern takes on Italo Disco, Post-Punk, Electropop, Electro, Dance Pop and Alternative Dance.

Review: Tycho’s (now Grammy Nominated) Epoch

Tycho's new (and now Grammy-nominated) LP, Epoch is an album exquisitely shaped by and made for live performance.
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Electronic Pioneers The System Come Back on Wax

Four tracks from The System's groundbreaking debut on Romantic Records, which presaged techno, perfected new wave and gave electronic bands a blueprint to follow.

ErrorSynth: Struck By Lightning

Gorgeous synth tunes and a moving tribute to David Bowie highlight Errorsynth's Struck by Lightning EP
Stefano Pulga

Dance Music’s Forgotten Master: Stefano Pulga

Kano: I'm Ready (Emergency Records) Dharma: Plastic Doll (System Music) Gaucho: Dance Forever (System Music) Pink Project: Disco Project (Zanza Records) Ask even a knowledgeable fan of that confusing but utterly exhilarating era of early '80s dance music about one Mr. Stefano...
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Nigerian Synth Godfather William Onyeabor Has Died

Mysterious synth-funk godfather William Onyeabor died Monday in his hometown of Enugu, Nigeria.

Block35 featuring Thane: Carolina Blue

Carolina Blue is an LP existing somewhere at the intersection a Billy Ocean TV special and the credit roll of a Cinemax erotic thriller.
Giorgio Moroder

Eat It, Celebrity DJs: Giorgio Moroder to Perform First Ever Live DJ Set

It was one of the strange paradoxes of the disco era that two of the giants - two of the people whose innovations were so breathtaking that you can segment music as it existed...
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Vintage Robotnicks: Alexander Robotnick’s Early Synth Classics

Not all of your heroes died young and left a corpse handsome enough to sell t-shirts twenty years later. Some of your heroes just had bills to pay. Hardly anyone stays on top in...
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Syntax: Live at Kavalounge 09.21.16 (30th Floor Records)

Syntax takes his best records and boils them down to what a man with a bank of synths can physically handle in a live setting.
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Lost Inside of Mitch Murder’s Fever Dreams: The Real Deal

Listen to the album so '80s that even the '80s had nothing like it.
Ludus Pinsky

Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...
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JT Donaldson’s 88 Days EP for Nu Jax

There was a time not that long ago that JT Donaldson was a staple on the "circuit" - an informal group of about two dozen or so DJs that seemed to play every city...
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Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco

Cultures of Soul shines a spotlight on the long-neglected Synth Disco scene of the early 1980s.
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Tycho Returns to Chicago April 28

Grammy nomination be damned: Tycho's Epoch tour continues as the Scott Hansen-led band criss-crosses North America through the Spring.
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Synthesize the Soul: Astro-Atlantic Hypnotica from the Cape Verde Islands 1973-1988

Ostinato's latest compilation profiles the world of electronic music developed by immigrants from Cape Verde and its influence on the wider European music scene.
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Giorgio Moroder to Play Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork announced the first wave of acts headlining at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. Among the names is Don Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, who skyrocketed back into the public consciousness in 2013 thanks...

Fibre: 810 EP

810 is an EP of short and sickeningly catchy synth- and sample-based pop from supervaporwavepowerhouse Business Casual.

Aimes: Pleasure Cruise/Acid Dreaming

Aimes - Pleasure Cruise b/w Acid Dreaming by Aimes When I was younger I used to walk around strange neighborhoods and imagine that everyone behind the shuttered windows was busy writing symphonies or novels or...
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Carpenter Brut: Night Stalker

Released in support of the upcoming synthwave documentary The Rise of the Synths.

Dimitri from Paris presents Nightdubbin’

You don't have to ask yourself if Dimitri From Paris loves what he does. His name is on so many productions, comps, remixes and other projects these days that you can tell this guy...

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Midwest heroes Golf Clap select 5 classics from the Midwest rave scene and contribute a special throwback old school Chicago House mix.

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