Delta Wave 82
Delta Wave 82 [Jussi Lahtinen
(born December 13th, 1982) from Lahti, Finland) is an 80`s film, rock, pop music re-creator and an
artist. He is influenced by composers and artists such as Harold Faltermeyer, Paul Hertzog,
Bill Conti, Dwight David, Alan Silvestri, Bon Jovi, Prince, Michael Jackson,Toto, Phil
His first experience with
electronic music happened in (1995) when he got his first 486 PC and wanted to make music. He was
mesmerized with the possibilities of what tracker music could provide and before he knew it, he
was making music of his own…. Two years later he began to play bass guitar in a punk rock
band (1997). Eventually punk switched to funk and all that bass slapping opened a whole new world
for him. Between playing a bass on a funk rock band (2001-2003) he and his friend had an
insane 80s synth/funk project at his friends home studio and they experimented with absolutely
every possible retro genre of those times, but the time wasn't right back then ,
because the whole Retrowave genre hadn't been
discovered and therefore wasn't popular.
Many people at the time thought WTF are you guys doing?
After playing bass guitar for 10 years,
he wanted to learn how to play electric guitar and thought what better way to
learn than putting together an instrumental rock band". Inspired by
Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and John
Petrucci, the development in his song writing hit a huge milestone and soon the guys were playing
live shows and recorded a demo with Crying Illusion (2007).
After the band broke up, Jussi
decided to write some metal music and he composed/wrote an alternative metal album with his
band Godlike (2012) (In which he is the main vocalist) and after that he joined a stoner metal
band Lightsucker (2013) as a bassist. Both metal bands have recording contracts and are still
active. Jussi is also currently composing music for games and is studying media content design at
Lahti Institute Of Design (2018-2022).
After goofing around with 80`s synth riffs on Facebook in 2018, he decided to
continue that 2002-2004 journey of making super
tight 80`s music. The project began in January 2019 and on November 15th 2019 he released his
debut album “Jungle Warfare. It consisted of 80`s synth, funk and hard rock songs. The
album has 16 songs, which are filled with hardcore-80`s-ninja-action-midnight-driving-vigilante"
feel. In early 2020 he released 2 singles, Escape Plan and Follow Your Heart.
Now he is a proud member of the
Retro Reverb Records family and will release his debut EP with RRR this year! The EP will
be heavily 80s funk influenced, so you can expect nothing but great synth grooves, cool
basslines and tight drums on this one!
As for his greatest influences he
wants to mention his big sister , who is 12 years older and showed him Karate Kid, Beverly
Hills Cop and Ghostbusters on VHS when he was 6 years old. Those films blew his mind and the
80`s films and music really hit his consciousness. Favorite films: Beverly Hills
Cop, Predator, Ghostbusters, Karate Kid, Lethal Weapon, Mad Max 2, Rocky 3, RoboCop, The Last
Dragon, The Running Man, Blade Runner, Back To The Future, Die Hard, Top Gun and Aliens.
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