• STYLE /Dreamwave / Synthpop
  • RELEASE DATE /February 10, 2017
  • FORMAT /Digital

RSW rating ➔

¦ 9/10 ¦
Fanstastic EP

Our Few Words

ALEX aka ‘Alex Davidson’ is a DJ/Composer from Edinburgh in the UK. It’s the American label ‘NRW Records’, a project linked to the legendary ‘NewRetroWave’ Youtube channel that every Synthwaver dreams of appearing in it, who spotted the artist’s enormous talent to release 2 EPs, ‘Blood Club’ (2016) and ‘Youth’ recently released (‘Emotions’ being released independently). It must be admitted that there are a lot of musicians who have set to the sound of the 80s since the success of DRIVE, Kung Fury and Stranger Things. Rare are those who manage to deliver as many emotions as ALEX with this fantastic EP. There’s some sounds from dark synthesizers and basslines coming straight from ‘DRIVE 4’ (Marty & Doc told us), an inevitable and modern rhythmic but in a little lighter tone than usual, added to the magical and charming voice of the Scottish singer ‘Rachel MacAlpine’. This delicious cocktail of decibels gives a fabulous result, a high level electronic music mixing nostalgia, melancholy and great escape. An EP that we listen in repeat mode since its release with melodies that make us travel far, very far! Note that the cover art was created by the talented ‘Mizucat’ (Jacqueline Ruther). Congratulations to the artists and of course NRW records for this nice find! We ask for more and more.

Gold quote

‘Youth’ is one of those synthwave releases that plays the nostalgia card perfectly, making you yearn for your own youth to return, without resorting to cliche.

– Howhavenotheardthis