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80s style synth-pop/electro synth/cyberpunk music

Droxcy

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What a wonderful thread!

I was at Guitar Center over the weekend, messed around on some drum sets then stumbled into the keyboard section. Probably spent an hour at a Korg MicroKORG Synthesizer just making 80s synth beats, I almost walked out of there with it but my girl said no lol.
 

TrainedRage

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One of those intense foot moving head bobbing songs. Love it.

Not exactly retro synth but its synth by very good talent on the Deadmau5 label mau5trap. Check them out (No Mana)

This song and the video mix from Equilibrium are amazing.
 

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i've been listening to a lot of this type of music while training,


these two are my favourite
 

TrainedRage

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Gonna show some love to Scattle and M|O|O|N, who did some music for Hotline Miami, and started many on the path of this genre.

Scattle - Knock Knock

MOON - Paris

MOON - Hydrogen
 

TrainedRage

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I refuse to let this die.



these are OT cuz i lieke teh analoge
if i ever get a girlfriend again she better like this s***
 
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Kadayi

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Wow, those synth cords blew my mind wide open. Good song! Good video!
I will have to check out more of Johnny Jewel, haven't heard of him/her/them. That could have been much longer is my only complaint.
Jewel is the main guy behind Chromatics, Glass Candy and Symmetry. Italians do it better is his label. He's pretty prolific.

Themes for an imaginary film was something he produced in the wake of Drive (which Chromatics did some songs for) and is a great album: -


He also contributed to Twin Peaks the return soundtrack as well: -


In an alternative universe, I'd have had Jewel do the Blade Runner 2049 soundtrack.
 
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i dont know if its been said but yikes, calling new wave 'cyber punk' music. like that automatically makes me think you wear a giant grey shirt with a pocket tucked in your dad jeans. with that said if you like 80s nostalgia and good tunes listen to drab majesty. amazing band.

 

EviLore

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Oh god there's a 104 page thread someone invite me next time :goog_geek::goog_love:
 

Ixion

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i dont know if its been said but yikes, calling new wave 'cyber punk' music. like that automatically makes me think you wear a giant grey shirt with a pocket tucked in your dad jeans.
Kavinsky, Perturbator, Power Glove, Mega Drive, Dan Terminus, etc, are all definitely Cyberpunk themed acts that helped jumpstart the whole surge of Synthwave about five years ago (when this thread was created), so that's why Cyberpunk is included in the title.

Obviously Synthwave overall offers more than Cyberpunk vibes, especially nowadays, but it makes sense why Cyberpunk would be emphasized in the thread title since this thread was created five years ago when all those Cyberpunk acts hit the scene.
 
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