Posts tagged "retrowave"

Nabihah Iqbal – Sunflower

British Pakistani DJ and multi-hyphenate musician Nabihah Iqbal created her sophomore album DREAMER in the wake of tragedy. Having suffered a number of set-backs, the long worked on and nurtured original follow up to 2017’s Weighing of the Heart was stolen after her studio was burgled. Another personal tragedy would

In 2016, Clara Cappagali and Armand Bultheel happened upon the biggest hit of their careers so far. For a moment, it felt impossible to avoid the New Wave pulse of Prettiest Virgin on indie blogs and playlists, the song becoming a sleeper hit for left field tastemakers and the fortunate

Caroline Polachek has shared the music video for her latest single, Welcome To My Island, taken from her upcoming album Desire, I Want To Turn Into You. The video sees Polachek move through a number of surreal scenes, some recalling her previous videos for songs like So Hot You’re Hurting

Fresh from the release of critically their acclaimed album Sad Cities, Sally Shapiro is back with a new single mixed together with Johnny Jewel. Already appearing on Italians Do It Better’s After Dark 4 compilation, and heard on Moschino’s runway during Milan Fashion Week, the track is now getting a

We ring in the new month with new tracks from some of our favourite heavy hitters, from hip-house to synthwave. Listen below. Follow our Roundup Selections playlist on Spotify to stay updated on what we have on repeat.   Honey Dijon – Show Me Some Love Teaming up with Compton

On last year’s Agor, the much anticipated debut album from Lewis Roberts, AKA Koreless, the Welsh producer continued his pointillism-like approach to sound design and the qualities of the human voice. It was this approach that had turned him on to the radars of artists like FKA Twigs, with Lewis

Oneohtrix Point Never has largely been one of the most essential ghosts in the machine of The Weeknd. The American producer, best known for his genre bending experimental electronica, arguably shaped the direction of The Weeknd’s seminal album After Hours, and is even more paramount to its follow up, Dawn

In 2011, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive swerved into the cultural conversation. With its long, endless shots of Ryan Gosling cruising broody along wet, neon soaked L.A streets, the moody neo-noir arrived at the crest of the aesthetic revival that would come to be known as synthwave. An essential part of

“I don’t wanna go to school, I just want wanna break the rules,” proclaimed Charli XCX in 2014. This was no frivolous remark. If only we’d understood just how serious she was, perhaps her path as a pop star wouldn’t be regarded as the oddity it is today. Truthfully, XCX

Image by Genesis / Ed Banger Records / Because Music French electro-house duo Justice have quickly taken their spot within the French Touch pantheon alongside the likes of Daft Punk and Cassius. So when it was announced that one half of the duo, Gaspard Augé, would be releasing his debut

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