As usual for this last Day of December, we present you our ranking of 20 Synthwave Tracks that released throughout 2021, a tough year for sure. However, the creativity of confined artists has been very beneficial in composing a lot of sonic wonders, with a multiple genres of Synthwave Music like Synthpop, Chillwave, Outrun, Cyberpunk, Darksynth & Acidsynth. Then, we bring out this Perfect Playlist to celebrate as best as possible the New Year with a great Retro Synthwave style. Log in to your SPOTIFY account, connect your phone to your connected speaker and turn up the volume. Press the Play button, don your best Sunglasses and ENJOY this powerful PLAYLIST… Here we go!
Like the other Years from January 1st to December 31st, we discovered a lot of Fantastic Gems in our Headphones or Speakers. We are real true lovers of this musical style you know and to end the year on a high note, we had to make a last Playlist of 2021 with « the best of the best » that absolutely deserve your attention. There are younger artists but also pillars who bring out fantastic tracks, as rich as varied. Then you can listen to Power Glove, Tommy ’86, Kalax, Mitch Murder, Deadlife, Alpha Room, Absolute Valentine & Powernerd, Perturbator, Scandroid, Blazergrad, Orax but also many other talented artists from all around the world. The Team wish you a Wonderful year 2022 with a lot of Happiness, good Health and especially a LOT of Synthwave Music. If you want more details, SEE BELOW!
DEADLIFE - AFTERLANDS // Darksynth Selection
Artist: DEADLIFE from The UK
Track: Published by FiXT Music on June 3rd
Our Few words: A track that transports us very high in the Cyberspace, as well with the power of these devastating beats as these escorcelling melodies. A pure masterpiece!
SHADES OF THUNDER - LAIDBACK LANE // Outrun Selection
Artist: SHADES OF THUNDER aka Powernerd & Edictum from Wien & Austria
Track: Published by Outland Recordings on November 5th
Our Few words: A magical track with really exceptional sounds and melodies. We love it!
ALPHA ROOM - COME BACK // Chillwave Selection
TOMMY '86 - BEYOND BORDERS // Outrun Selection
Artist: TOMMY ’86 from France
Track: Self Released on September 17th
Our Few words: A very nice electronic track that makes you feel the joy and good mood. With retro and jazzy sounds, it’s just perfect to listen very loud in the speakers!
SFERRO - CHERRY CRUSH // Chillwave Selection
KALAX - CRYSTAL WAVES // Dreamwave Selection
Artist: KALAX from The UK
Track: Published by NewRetroWave Records on February 26th
Our Few words: A majestic journey beyond the horizons with nostalgia and romance. A perfect track for an unforgettable moment with your love!
ABSOLUTE VALENTINE & POWERNERD - CYBER RAVAGE // Cyberpunk
Artist: ABSOLUTE VALENTINE & POWERNERD from France & Austria
Track: Published by Lazerdiscs Records on July 23rd
Our Few words: A powerfull and efficiency track for an inevitably Cyberpunk mixture of wonder!
ZANE ALEXANDER - Momentum // Chillwave Selection
Artist: ZANE ALEXANDER from the USA
Track: Published by FiXT Neon on January 21st
Our Few words: As always when you listen to a good Chillwave track, it’s an instant space trip. Very effective basslines make the navigation even more pleasant. A great track!
ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES & YOTA - BLACK LACE // Synthpop Selection
Artist: ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES & YOTA from the USA & Sweden
Track: Self Released on April 2nd
Our Few words: The most beautiful voice of the electronic music meets ATDV and it is pure magic.
POWER GLOVE - DRONE SIGHT // Cyberpunk Selection
Artist: POWER GLOVE from Australia
Track: Self-Released on July 21st
Our Few words: The two Australian Bros have released here an Acid Techno gem that seems to come from Cyberpunk 2077 and Blade Runner. A real blessing full of energy!
SCANDROID - HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING // Synthpop Selection
Artist: SCANDROID from The USA
Track: Published by FiXT Neon on December 3rd
Our Few words: For the last month of the year, Klayton released a sublime song with enchanting melodies that seem to come from a real fairy tale. What a way to end 2021 in beauty!
FORHILL & KROSIA - DIVISION // Chillwave Selection
MITCH MURDER - OCEAN PARKWAY // Japanwave Selection
Artist: MITCH MURDER from Sweden
Track: Published by Mad Decent on April 23rd
Our Few words: From the first notes of this magical track from the one and only, we are directly transported in the Japanese Mangas atmosphere. Elegant and very pleasant!
PERTURBATOR - DEATH OF THE SOUL // Darksynth Selection
Artist: PERTURBATOR from France
Track: Published by Blood Music on May 28th
Our Few words: We find ourselves directly straight in 1984 in front of a Terminator which runs at full speed on a false Sarah Connor and neutralizes her with blasters. A real science fiction track!
STARCADIAN & IKONOKLASM - SATELLITES // Synthpop Selection
Artist: STARCADIAN & IKONOKLASM from The USA
Track: Self-released on November 26th
Our Few words: A magical track that starts like a great Spielberg movie. A groovy robotic voice starts, then comes a charismatic female chorus on a retro and cinematographic music. Simply fantastic!
BLAZERGRAD & CHRIS KD - INTO RAPTURES // Synthpop Selection
Artist: BLAZERGRAD & CHRIS KD from France
Track: Published by Police Records on June 25th
Our Few words: A cosmic track with lots of 80s sounds, fantastic synth layers and a catchy chorus by Chris D. To be listened to again and again!
HYPER - CONTROL // Cyberpunk Selection
Artist: HYPER from The USA
Track: Published by Mau5trap on June 9th
Our Few words: Very heavy from the first notes. We see ourselves plunged into a pitiful world populated by bad robots. The sounds are percussive, the bass very powerful! It’s chilling!
ORAX - SUMMER '89 // Darksynth Selection
EMIL ROTTMAYER - DEEP WATER // Chillwave Selection
Artist: EMIL ROTTMAYER from The UK
Track: Sel-released on April 1st
Our Few words: From the very first moments a melody hooks us to take us very far into the stars. It’s a pure marvel for our ears, the synth is magic and the rhythmic is ultra catchy. Just Perfect!
MEGA DRIVE - LOADED // Darksynth Selection
Artist: MEGA DRIVE from The USA
Track: Sel-released on May 5th
Our Few words: The atmosphere is heavy and distressing with a power and sounds that only the artist knows how to release with that energy. The endoskeleton is not far, don’t turn around!