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Robert Parker

Robert Parker

His style takes elements from 1980s music and movies, as well as from French house and disco. In 2013 he released his debut album Drive. Sweat. Play followed by the EP Modern Moves on Future City Records.

In 2015 he released the EP Cardinal and the album Money Talks. In 2016 he released the vinyl Crystal City on NewRetroWave Records collaborating with Waveshaper, and Maethelvin

from the Valerie collective. In 2017 He released the EP "Awakening" on Lazerdisc records, also appearing on the Lakeshore Records compilation "Rise Of The Synths", and in 2018 soundtrack to the motion picture "Videoman", also released on Lakeshore Records.

https://robertparkerofficial.bandcamp.com/

 

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Waveshaper

Waveshaper

Waveshaper is a Swedish artist inspired by the soundtrack scene of the 80s / early 90s. His sound is cinematic and melodic with a modern mix that reminds of the French House sound. He grew up spending a lot of time on Atari/Amiga and video games that clearly is represented in his tracks.

Waveshaper emerged back in 2013 and but the last couple of years has blossomed into one of the most well known artists in the so called Synthwave scene. In 2016 he released the album “Station Nova” on NRW Records (New Retro Wave) and contributed with 4 original tracks to the PS4 / Xbox game “Furi” OST, alongside names like Danger and Carpenter Brut among others.

https://waveshaper1.bandcamp.com/

 

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Absolute Valentine

Absolute Valentine

Born on May 8th, 1979 in Marseille, Johann is a musician better known under the pen name Absolute Valentine. His artistic production, influenced by electronic music and the 80s aesthetics, is a mixture of synthwave, outrun and darkwave. 

He is also the founder of the label Lazerdiscs Records and one of the co-directors from the retrosynth media Drive Radio. His studio equipped with classics drum machines and vintage keyboards allowing him to realize high quality masterings: such as Cody Carpenter's album (son of John Carpenter Master of Horror).

Absolute Valentine's adventure started in 2015 and received a warm welcome from his first EP Sunset Love (130000 views on Luigi Donatello's YouTube channel). It's his first album Police Heartbreaker allowed him to gig through Europe in numerous electro events beside artists such as Carpenter Brut, Anoraak, Lifelike and many others. Absolute Valentine lives a fast life, with no signs of slowing down.

https://absolutevalentine.bandcamp.com/

 

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Tonebox

Tonebox

This is mood music for reclining on the hood of your speeder, blowing smoke from the barrel of your blaster after plugging an extraterrestrial beastie full of holes. Mellow Daft Punk abound in the songs’ steady rhythms and Moroder-like synths, keeping things relaxed but never boring. Variety is the spice of life (although not for the aforementioned beastie). Ten describes this as “an impressive experimental retro electro album.” The smooth sounds make Nocturn great for relaxing, planet-side. Just pack a laser gun. 

Station Nova follows in the footsteps of ’70s space disco acts like Zodiac and Space, but updates the old star charts for the synthwave era. The Stockholm-based artist starts his songs on terrestrial dance floors, but they quickly launch into the cosmos. Rhythms are loose and funky, sci-fi synths blink in time with the beats, dotting the songs like constellations. Call it dance music for space stations.  - Bandcamp Daily

 

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Rolly Mingwald

Rolly Mingwald

While known for extensively varied styles of music, a new persona emerges, Rolly Mingwald, who pulls inspiration from the culture he loved growing up - the music, the films, the cars - “80s everything” as he puts it. As well as taking inspiration from the past, he looks to the present and beyond; to those creating contemporary music modeled after decades-old hardware and music genres. 

Rolly Mingwald's debut EP, "THE NEW GIRL" tells a story of just that. A new girl in a new town, filled with nervousness, yet teeming with excitement - a concept album that explores the the new experiences of hesitant laughter, guilt-ridden happiness, and the stomach-churning anxiety that sometimes comes along with forming new relationships. 

"The New Girl" http://telefuturenow.bandcamp.com/album/the-new-girl

Photo by Jamie Billings

 

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