The ultimate reference on everything Synthwave

What is Synthwave music? Where does Retro artwork come from?

Retro Synthwave is a website dedicated to the musical style called Synthwave (Retrowave or Outrun) and his particular visual world. You’ll find many explanations of these two big parts, but also about movies, series and video games inspired by the 80s. We present the pioneers of this area, between musicians and designers, but also if you are a young artist, we will propose the fact to present your works (music or design) on our website. This is intended to showcase the work of young prodigies for record companies but also for musicians who want to find someone who can be able to do some covers related to their music with a very specific style. Also, there are a lot of tracks completely essential that you can listen directly, latest releases that you musn’t miss, some fresh mixtapes, some news by categories, awesome artworks but also some exclusive interviews.

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

Latest interviews

Exclusive Interviews of artists connected to the Synthwave universe

Dance with the Dead - Musicians

PAUL SHIPPER - Illustrator

Musicians: Dance with the Dead
Real Names: Justin Pointer & Tony Kim
Label: Self-released
Website: No personal Site
Date: June 16, 2018

Illustrator: Paul Shipper
Studio: Paul Shipper Studio
Specialty: Illustrator, Photoshop
Date: March 26, 2018

Latest LPs

Recommended recent Albums

Latest EPs

Recommended recent Extened Plays

Color Theory - The Majesty of Our Broken Past

Release date: September 14, 2018
Style: Dreamwave, Synthpop

Carpenter Brut - Leather Teeth

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

Demi Gods - Alpha

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

The Midnight - Nocturnal

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

Latest MUSICIANS added to Retro Synthwave

Check out the latest pages dedicated to MUSICIANS

Lastest DESIGNERS added to Retro Synthwave

Check out the latest pages dedicated to DESIGNERS

Video in Background by Gareth Wood

Retro Synthwave’s third MIXTAPE

The best of Synthwave and 80s iconic movies - mixed by Space Master


Retro Synthwave regularly puts together themed mixtapes. After TIME MACHINE & CYBORG AFTER ALL, we are glad to present NEXUS SAVE THE QUEEN. Our new playlist features handpicked tracks and pays hommage to two iconic 80s movies – Blade Runner (1983) and Aliens (1986). The artists featuring GUNSHIP, The Midnight, HOME, Trevor Something, Jordan F, Le Matos, Electric Youth, Chvrches, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis and many others. More informations here. Enjoy!