What is Synthwave Music? Who is this Retro Design from?

The ultimate reference to know more about this MUSICAL and DESIGN style

Retro Synthwave is a website dedicated to the kind of music called Synthwave (also Retrowave or Outrun) and its particular visual world. You’ll find many explanations about these two big themes, but also about movies, series and video games inspired by the 80s. We present the pioneer musicians and designers but also in a near future we’ll propose something very interesting for new artists, with the aim of showcasing the works of young prodigies to record companies, other artists or just Synthwave lovers. There are a lot of essential tracks that you can listen directly, the latest music releases not to be missed, some fresh mixtapes, some news by categories, awesome artworks but also some exclusive interviews.

Enjoy your visit and don’t hesitate to contact us.

Our last interviews

Exclusive Interviews of artists linked to the Synthwave Universe

LAZERHAWK - Musician

OVERGLOW - Designer

Musician: Anoraak
Real Name: Frederic Riviere
Label: Endless Summer
Website: endless-summer.co
Date: February 03, 2018

Designer: Alessandro Strickner
Studio: Overglow
Specialty: Illustrator, Photoshop
Website: theoverglow.com
Date: Novembre 06, 2017

Last LPs

Check the last Albums of Synthwave universe

Last EPs

Check the last Extened Plays of Synthwave universe

Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth

Release date: February 22, 2018
Style: Chillwave, Darksynth

Betamaxx - Archaic Science

Release date: November 20, 2017
Style: Chillwave, Synthpop

Demi Gods - Alpha

Release date: October 27, 2017
Style: Dreamwave, Chillwave

The Midnight - Nocturnal

Release date: October 13, 2017
Style: Dreamwave, Synthpop

Last MUSCIANS added to Retro Synthwave

Check the last pages dedicated to new musicians.

Last DESIGNERS added to Retro Synthwave

Check the last pages dedicated to new designers.

Video in Background by Gareth Wood

Our SECOND MIXTAPE for Retro Synthwave

Mixed by Space Master with the BEST of Synthwave and the spirit of legendary movies from the 80s.

Cyborg After All - Mixtape by Space Master

Retro Synthwave has also the particularity of providing some particular Mixtapes. After TIME MACHINE, created for the online day of RSW, CYBORG AFTER ALL is the second of a long list that we will try to deliver throughout the year. After extensive researchs of prestigious tracks, the playlist is carefully chosen with the spirit of two mythical movies of the 80s. For this mix, we have chosen The Terminator (1984), Robocop (1987) and their sequels that we sampled all along the 93mn of music. So there are Synthwave pioneers like Com Truise, Lifelike, Anoraak, College, 80s Stallone but also some prodigies like Scandroid, ALEX, Fearcity, Trevor Something and many others.