Based in Limerick, Ireland, Synthwave/Outrun producer Ashpool has just released his first EP, Analogue Conspiracy, under Synthwave label RetroReverbRecords. Crafted using a collection of analogue and digital hardware synths, his music, dark, dystopian and sometimes ominous, blends early outrun electronic with ambient, space rock and industrial metal influences.
Daniel Hugh is a solo-artist from Northampton, England. With a background in heavy rock and acoustic music, the forthcoming 'Inspired by Immortals' EP takes him into unchartered musical territory.
'Inspired by Immortals' is Daniel's second self-penned solo release and can be described as a cross between dreamwave and synth pop. With 80's influences from Cyndi Lauper, Phil Collins and Def Leppard, the synthwave-inspired instrumentation is fused together with contemporary song-writing and structure, along with big choruses to create a dynamic and emotive listening experience.
The 5-track EP explores the internal battle between our demons and their better angels, and at times fixates on a desire to find a deeper meaning behind our existence. Mental health, anxiety and pillars of support are recurring themes throughout the EP.
Daniel Hugh is delighted to be joining the RetroReverbRecords family and can't wait to get started on working together to get his music out there.
He said: "There are so many really talented artists on the RRR label. It's a real honor to be rubbing shoulders with them. RRR have been so supportive and enthusiastic already, so I'm excited to work together to make the best music possible."
'Inspired by Immortals' was written, produced and performed by Daniel Hugh, recorded and mixed at his home studio. It was mastered by Yannick Behrendt at Vibesbuilder Studios, Germany.
in Dubai, but born in Denmark, Daytona Dreaming produces Synthwave inspired by
the music he grew up with in the 80s. Particularly Tangerine Dreams ‘Poland’,
Black Celebration-era Depeche Mode and old school Body Music acts such as Front
242 and Nitzer Ebb is to be found among main inspirations as well as dreamier
and more romantic tones of 80s Synth Pop. He uses almost exclusively hardware
synths and stomp box effect processors to achieve a warm yet clear and powerful
Kiss is an alias of Joey Berndt and is based out of Ocean County, NJ. He has
been a producing and performing for over 20 years. Kosmic Kiss is a Synthwave
project aimed to revive the sounds and mystic of the 80s and combine them with
pop vocals. Kosmic Kiss develops his sound by drawing heavily from Chillwave,
VAPORWAVE and synth-pop; from artists such as a-ha, Depeche Mode, Berlin,
Capital Cities, A Flock Of Seagulls, The Human League, Missing Persons, The
Killers, MGMT, Gary Numan, Naked Eyes, Pet Shop Boys, PRINCE & Michael
debut single “Late at Nite” examines the concept of finding peace through inner
stillness with a loved one.
Kiss is beyond enthused to be joining forces with RetroReverbRecords and all of
the artists signed to the label.
had been a fun ride from the get-go. RRR has treated me with first class. They
have given me the “keys to the car” in terms of my song writing and producing.
I am very impressed with the music the artists have been producing thus far. It
is such a refreshing blend of a lot of my favourite sounds from all
synth/electronic genres. Writing for a Synthwave label has been a
playground/video game like experience.
Like most people I start looking for shelter when the rain comes. But sometimes you have to put yourself right in the center of the storm. And while the water runs down your face and body, it takes off all the dirt from the past until your true self begins to show, literally washing your pain away. To me that’s the heart of the song.“ Musically Heavy Rain starts off with a vintage drum machine groove and builds up to a big chorus with almost gospel like choirs and huge acoustic drums in reminiscence of classic acts like Phil Collins. „I am very proud to join with Retro Reverb Records in Italy. This journey is so much fun. They’re incredibly talented people. We all have a vision and everyone is working extremely hard to make it come to life.“
Dreamwave/ Synthwave by Lazer Squad in
Dreamwave/ Synthwave by Lazer Squad in Carcity, Germany.
Lazer Squad is a versatile electro artist from Germany, Carcity covering many genres from Synthwave, Dreamwave and also EDM. Lazer Squad’s first steps into music were done over a 15 year period which started in 2006. Lazer Squad started with punk and metal as a drummer in a band. Over the years Lazer Squad has been on tour and has worked with numerous tlanted musicians.This experience of playing in groups across multi genres meant it was only a matter of time before finding his passion for creating electronic music. Lazer squad combines the essence of heavier music and modern technology to create a sound that is uniquely his own. In 2020 Lazer Squad debuted with his album “Undead Nightmare”, which created a remarkable resonance in his followers and on social media. This release was followed by a whole bunch of releases over the years, which put him in the spotlight and brought him a contract with RetroReverbRecords. His music is either pure energy with pumping thriving drums and bass sounds, or in contrast it can feel dreamy and chill. The mixture is his essence! So be prepared for 2021! Lazer Squad has tons of new music coming and a brand new album!
Born on November 30th, 1993 in Kiev, Ukraine. Since
childhood, I have lovedlistening to music, I especially liked Eurodance
music from the 90s. Now I feel a strong
sense of nostalgia for those times. I also like science fiction and futurism in
general. I love cyberpunk films, my favorite is Blade Runner, it inspired me to
write my first album - Cyber. As I said,
I have always loved music, but I never really considered writing any as I have
no musical education. However, in 2017 I decided to install a music sequencer
on my computer, just for fun, it was interesting. Since then, this activity has
become my life, from which I take great pleasure. I liked what I was doing and
I decided to share it. In 2018 I signed a contract with the Ukrainian label
Moon Records (album Cyber and two singles.), and in 2020 I accepted a new
challenge - Retro Reverb Records, where my debut release was the track
Eternity. I believe that I will be able to realize all my ideas and do my best.
Unfortunately, people are not immortal, but music will
always be. Music
is my legacy.
Treyeful is the creation of a simple british lad who likes music. Treyeful just makes music , anything and eventually everything, aiming to be a pioneer of new musical genres by combining the experience collected along his journey.
The journey properly began in the release of the album 'Chapter One' (2019) and was followed by the Ep 'Neon Green' (2020) . The album 'Chapter 2' is currently in creation, soon to be followed by the 'Neon Blue' Ep and a suprise Genre Ep.
Your Friend Esteves is the synth/electronic music project of João. After long years as a drummer for various bands, and more recently the Irish band Fiction Peaks, João took a stab at starting a project based only in electronic instruments. Your Friend Esteves was born.
The sound of Your Friend Esteves translates his years playing with talented musicians and composing for indie rock bands. His time split between Portugal and Ireland brings a unique flavour to the songs. The music draws from a melodic and emotional ambience, and that can be heard in the layers of synths and layers of vocal harmonies.
João grew up playing piano and organ, and in teenage years the classical and electric guitar. The drums came later and ended up being where he excelled. He has always loved making music and the passion for electronic music production started in the early 2000's with the composition of 3 experimental albums.
Beyond music, João also works as a software engineer, and loves spending time in the sea, surfing or kite-surfing.
Honey Beard is an award winning Electronic Synthwave duo from Toronto, Canada. The band have been creating music since 2012 drawing on early influences such as Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and The Doors. The band have built up quite a reputation for their frenetic live performances with edgy songs that have shaken up typical synthwave tropes while balancing dark synths over bright thumping beats.
Honey Beard released their debut EP “Thousand Million Things” in 2015 to much fanfare and in March of 2017, the band released their debut full length album "Dreamless Sleep". They launched the album to a sold out crowd at Toronto's Junction City Music Hall and has earned them praise from fans and critics alike, including, Canada's most famous musical historian Alan Cross. "Dreamless Sleep" had a long chart run on college radio since its release and enjoyed popular rotation on Canadas national broadcaster CBC Radio and Sirus XM. Later that year Honey Beard won the Best Electronic Artist award at the Toronto Independent Music Awards 2017!
Honey Beard followed up the success of their album with an EP called Reverie in 2018 which started them down the path of the Synthwave genre culminating in a move to sign with British independent label Retro Reverb Records.
Fast forward to 2019 and Honey Beard have just released their 4th record ‘Whispers of Light’ and their first true foray into synthwave scene. The EP has already made an impact on the burgeoning community with Forever Synth, Nightride FM, Karl Magi and Cobra Commander give the record top marks in their review.
Releases to date
June 2015 – Thousand Million Things EP
March 2017 – Dreamless Sleep Album
November 2018 – Reverie EP
November 2019 – Whispers of Light Album
Indie Week Festival – Toronto Canada
Canadian Music Week Festival – Toronto Canada
Pop Montreal – Toronto Canada
Ponderosa Festival – Vancouver Canada,
Electric Picnic Festival – Dublin Ireland
Whelans, Dublin Ireland FM attack etc
Artefaktor Live 4 – London Englan
Alex Vecchietti was born in Palermo in 1985, where he currently resides.
For family reasons he lived in London from the age of 6 to the age of 14, becoming perfectly bilingual
and where he was introduced to the London music scene.
Upon returning to Italy, during high school years, he began to regularly perform live at 15 and continued
playing as a session guitarist in various bands including the band “Reflections”, with whom he published
2 albums: Free Violence (2006 – T.O.N. records/ EDEL) and Re- Evolution (2011 – Reality
Entertainment / Warner).
In 2013 he founded the band “theShazta”, with whom he released 2 albums:
Never be Defeat (2013 – Artewiva/Independent), and Tribulation (2015 – Artewiva/Independent).
In addition, in 2017 he released an album with one of his side projects “the Speroners” called “Electric punk” (Artewiva/Independent)
and 2019 will see the release of his first solo album intitled “the goodfight”.
He now runs RetroReverbRecords with co founder Cole Aka Cybertronix
With the REFLECTIONS he has opened numerous live shows for many AAA acts like AGNOSTIC FRONT,
D.O.A., NOFX, RAW POWER, EXTREMA, MARKY RAMONE, UK SUBS and others. In addition to many
European festivals and guest appearances on TV channels such as Rock TV and Sky 2.
With THESHAZTA he has opened live shows for major Italian acts such as MEGANOIDI in 2005, ZERO
ASSOLUTO in 2009, REZOPHONIC and LACUNA COIL in 2014.
In 2018 he founded together with fellow artist Colin Bouchard (a.k.a. Cybertronix) his record label “Retro Reverb Records” which
specializes in production and promotion of synthwave artists around the globe.
The Subtheory is the new project from Andy Hill, long time beatmaker and DJ,
whose love of electronic music stems from breakdancing as a child of the 80s through to producing for UK and US hip hop groups.
Releasing several critically acclaimed singles and albums as Death of Hi Fi and The Mysteriou2 as well signing with major labels over his career,
Hill has always been keen to explore a lifetime of influences such as Kraftwerk, Tangerine Dream, Jean Michel Jarre,
Afrika Bambaataa more recent acts such as The Midnight, Gunship, FM-84 and Mitch Murder.
Mixing all of this with video game influences and soundtracks such as Tron, Bladerunner,
War Games and Drive has shaped the noir, melancholy synthwave sound of The Subtheory
Le Groupe Fantastique are a London based 3 piece, playing synth-heavy floor-fillers held together by catchy Live bass hooks and aching vocals... Think Depeche Mode meets Joy Division.
Formed 3 years Ago Jono, Tom and Al have played Live all over London including iconic Venues such and The Water Rats and The Hope and Anchor.
2020 sees them about to embark on their first Vinyl release.
Jono, Tom & Al
A Cyberpunk, Musician and Artist. Eden Future is known for his ability to shred the synth, guitars and drums.
Using various forms of technology to create and experiment within the synthwave, shredwave, retrowave, cyberpunk, chiptune, and 80s rock genres.
His style is formulated and inspired by artists from the 80s, retro videogames, arcade games as well as from various artist from today's synthwave, retrowave, and cyberpunk scene.
Eden Future is sure to give you that fix of nostalgia you've been longing for.
His experimental style incorporates many sounds similar to those you've heard in your favorite retro video games and 80s era films.
Alenis is a Sicilian singer/artist, born in 84 she develops a love of singing at just 2 and starts to sing and act in musicals across Italy and her hometown of Palermo at 18. At 21 she crosses over to live bands and rock clubs where she performs not only as a solo singer, but also as a guest artist for artists such as the Israeli Sagi Rei. In 2015 she joins the alt rock band the Shazta, with which she tours extensively and publishes "Tribulation", a full length album which includes the locally acclaimed singles "land of light" and "find you". In 2019 she signs with RRR and features on Alex Vecchietti's single "Child". 2020 sees her feature on many artists tracks including Eden Future and the release of her first solo EP, so stay tuned!
Delta Wave 82 is a synthwave artist from Lahti, Finland. He is influenced by composers and artists such as Harold Faltermeyer, Paul Hertzog, Bill Conti, Dwight David, Alan Silvestri, Bon Jovi, Prince, Toto, Phil Collins etc.
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. Eventually punk switched to funk and all that bass slapping opened a whole new world for him. Between playing the bass in a funk rock band (2001 2003) he and his friend started an insane 80's synth/funk project at his friend's home studio and experimented with absolutely every possible retro genre of the times. However, the time wasn't right, because the whole " Retrowave " genre hadn't been discovered and therefore wasn't popular. Many people 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 band were soon playing live shows and recorded a demo with Crying Illusion (2007). After the band split up he decided to write some metal music and he composed/ wrote an alternative metal album with another band Godlike (2012) (In which he is the main vocalist) and after that he joined a stoner metal band Lightsucker (2013) 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 " JungleWarfare ". It consisted of 16 eighties style synth, funk and hard rock songs. In 2019 he also released 2 singles: "Escape Plan" and "Follow Your Heart ''. In 2020 he released 3 singles: "The Kings Of Santa Monica", "Energy Overload" (featured on Retro Reverb Records Minidisc Compilation Vol.1) and a goofy Halloween track "Creatures Of The Night".
On the 5th of March, 2021 he will release a new EP called "Dystopian Sunset" via Retro Reverb Records.
Cybertronix is originally from London in the U.K but has relocated to Sicily. Originally involved in the Drum and Bass scene at its peak he has always been interested in EDM. Coming from a family of six brothers all of whom are involved In music. It was inevitable that he would reconnect with the music of his youth, which his mother used to play to him in her car. Like many he got reinfused with the music of his youth by Drive, Stranger Things and the remake of Blade runner more recently.. Cybertronix has released 1 EP Discovery and 2 singles labyrinth and inside out New EP Infinity coming soon.