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

Siamese Youth - Musicians

MARC CARO - Artistic director

Musicians: Siamese Youth
Real Names: Mark Gritsenko & Christoph Hassel
Label: NRW Records
Website: No personal Site
Date: September 8, 2019

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
In Search of Darkness

Release date: October 11, 2019
Style: Darksynth, Chillwave

Mega Drive - 199XAD

Release date: October 4, 2019
Style: Darksynth, Darkwave

Action Jackson - Ultimate Collapse

Release date: August 27, 2018
Style: Chillwave, Outrun

The Midnight - Nocturnal

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

Latest MUSICIANS added to Retro Synthwave

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Lastest DESIGNERS added to Retro Synthwave

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Video in Background by Gareth Wood

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!