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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.

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The Northern Lights: Caroline EP

The Northern Lights is apparently just a guy, making soundtracks and music in search of a movie best suited for his soundtracks.

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.

Unit Black Flight: Evocations

If John Carpenter made a record for Plus-8, it might have sounded a bit like Evocations from Unit Black Flight.
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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.
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Time Travel: Synthwave Singles

A stupefying collection of candied hooks and grooves and music for people who like to drive fast and die young.

ErrorSynth: Struck By Lightning

Gorgeous synth tunes and a moving tribute to David Bowie highlight Errorsynth's Struck by Lightning EP
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Com Truise: Memory

A tantalizing taste of Iteration, Com Truise's forthcoming LP, Memory nears perfection.
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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.
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Shiro Schwarz: Together/Boogie Ghost

Chicago's Star Creature releases another magical platter of synth boogie from duo Shiro Schwarz.

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.

Anthony Nicholson Releases Night-clubb-ing on Bandcamp

Anthony Nicholson releases a record of twitchy, synth-driven dance that owes much to House Music's Italo, New Wave and Krautrock roots.
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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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Listen to Rare Soviet Underground New Wave from the ’80s

Zero: Two demos from cult '80s Soviet Union New Wave band Kofe released by Other Voices.
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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.
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Magnus International: Julienne

The perfect blend of melody, rhythm, dancefloor sensibility and mental acuity from Magnus International's Synths of Jupiter EP.
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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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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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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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Review: Matthew Dear in the Gloam on “Modafinil Blues”

Evoking David Bowie & Iggy Pop in Berlin, Modafinil Blues is a milepost on the way to the next Matthew Dear album, painted in surreal colors.

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“Godfather of Austin House”: Austin, Texas Honors Jamon Jaleki

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin has declared October 20th "J.A.M.O.N., Godfather of Austin House Day," honoring the late DJ, vocalist and producer who made that city his home.
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