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.

The Rise of the Synths

Get your limited edition of The Rise of the Synths, until November 1st!

In digital downloads and coming to DVD, Bluray and VHS for a limited time only.

Latest interviews

Exclusive Interviews of artists connected to the Synthwave universe

Midnight Danger - Musician

Marc Caro - Artistic director

Musician: Midnight Danger
Real Names: Chris Young
Label: NRW Records
Website: no
Date: August 24, 2020

Artistic director: Marc Caro
Studio: No
Specialty: Artistic director
Website: no
Date: September 28, 2018

Latest LPs

Recommended recent Albums

Latest EPs

Recommended recent Extened Plays
Vandal Moon - Black Kiss

Release date: May 15, 2020
Style: Electroclash, Synthpop, Darkwave

Midnight Danger - Endless Nightmare

Release date: August 21, 2020
Style: Darksynth

Final DJs - Memories of the Future

Release date: January 24, 2019
Style: Chillwave, Italo Disco


Release date: January 7, 2020
Style: Future Funk, Italo Disco

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

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Our Fourth 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 & NEXUS SAVE THE QUEEN we are glad to present STRANGER KIDS. Our new playlist features mythical tracks and a tribute to two iconic 80s movies – NeverEnding Strory (1984), IT (happens in 1988) and Stranger Things (happens in 1985-88). Featuring gifted artists of the Synthwave scene like Dance With The Dead, Trevor Something, Futurecop!, Power Glove, The Midnight… with legends like Depeche Mode, Eurythmics, A-ha, Billy Idol… and more. Just enjoy!

5 killer TRAX for Wavers

Click to listen and close your eyes!

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