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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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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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Magnus International: Julienne

The perfect blend of melody, rhythm, dancefloor sensibility and mental acuity from Magnus International's Synths of Jupiter EP.

Fibre: 810 EP

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

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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Tim Zawada: The 312 Mix Vol 19

5 Magazine's Chicago-centric podcast series features half (Side A!) of a new cassette tape mix and interview from our town's Tim Zawada (Tugboat Edits, Star Creature).
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Moog Brings Back to Life the Pioneering Synthesizer IIIc

Moog, the company, is steeped in music history - largely because they invented much of it. And keep bringing it back to life, like the Synthesizer IIIc.
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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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Alexander Robotnick’s Archives Vol 3

Robotnick is at his eclectic best with this edition of his Archives series; each of the 3 tracks can be readily classified but trying to come up with an overall thread of continuity is...

Alexander Robotnick’s Snapshots of a Happy Time – 2.5 Hour Italo Disco Mix

Here's a two and a half hour DJ mix from 2012 of maestro Alexander Robotnick playing Italo Disco classics.
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Italo Classics by KASSO Get Re-Edited by Jellybean Benitez

An Italo classic, New York and Chicago House staple from Best Record worked over by Jellybean Benitez with a magic that never loses its touch.
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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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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.

Eternity: 거룩한징조 (Sunset Recordings)

Sunset Recordings drops a new release every Friday at 5pm, and as far as I know all or nearly all of them have a free/pay-what-you-can price point.
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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.

Alexander Robotnick Weeps for the Conformity of Your iPhone

Now this is not your usual free download - the "track nobody wanted to sign and I don't feel like improving" or, my personal favorite, the "additional remix that sucked too bad to sell"....
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Stilz: Starcrash

Sci-fi, neo-retrowave vibes from Stilz for the full-on Starcrash project.

For the Love of UKG

5 Magazine is publishing 3 straight issues dedicated solely to the music, artists and influence of the genre we love more than most, UK Garage. It starts now.

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.
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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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Jimpster: “The Music is Always Bigger Than All of Us”

Harold Heath explores the music, the labels and the secrets of the sound of Jamie Odell, aka Jimpster in a superb and essential 5 Magazine Interview.
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