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Yestermade’s Best of 2021 Synthwave Roundup

2021 may have been a difficult year for most, but the tracks on this reflection of the year’s best in synth, retro, and darkwave helped us get through the toughest days.

January 6, 2022 — Everyone loves to use the New Year as a reason to look forward and be hopeful. We’re a little different. We like to use it as an opportunity to reflect on the 365 days we just survived through. And those days would have been quite a bit longer if not for the upbeat, energetic, electrifying, and oft-eerie sounds of synth. New retrowave favorites, grim darkwave gems, and so much more helped fuel 2021 and provided us with sounds that helped us usher in the New Year.

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‘Mega Man’ Revisited with New Vinyl Soundtrack Collections

December 19, 2021 — The sounds of everyone’s favorite blue are soon at your disposal, thanks to Capcom and Laced Records. According to a recent announcement from Laced, the duo has been tinkering away at bringing a selection of Mega Man’s best soundtracks to LP format. Mega Man 2 and Mega Man 3 are being re-released on a deluxe double LP, while the Super Nintendo spin-off, Mega Man X, will have its own single LP release.

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Dance with the Dead Releases ‘Sledge’ From Upcoming Album

December 15, 2021 — Orange County music duo Dance with the Dead just released a new music video ahead of the upcoming release of the new album Driven to Madness. The track, ‘Sledge’, is the first single from the new record which is slated to release on January 10, 2022. Typical of Dance with the Dead’s style, ‘Sledge’ is a guitar-heavy track that pulls out all the stops for a catchy, heavy, and powerful sound. READ MORE »



Yestermade Monthly:
October‘s Retrowave Thrills

October 30, 2021 — October is a month of chills and frights. Surely you too can feel the veil that protects us from the land of the deadlifts and all manner of creepy crawlies sneak through. Apparently, it’s also an excellent month for retro, dark, and chillwave fans. At least this year it was, as notable names like Dance With The Dead and Scandroid graced our playlists with all new tracks.

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Yestermade Fortnightly:
80s Rock, New Album, E.T.

October 3, 2021 — Apparently, a collective spark of creativity coursed throughout the synthwave universe recently. It’s been a short spell since the Yestermade crew had so many tracks to sift through! From remixes of notable tracks to all new sounds filling out the chill and retrowave genres nicely — these past two weeks have been full of delights and surprises.

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Yestermade Fortnightly:
Droids, Fury, Cassettes

September 18, 2021 — It has been a slow pair of weeks for synthwave. Then again, it is rarely about how many new releases drop — but the quality of the few tracks that manage to lit a heartfelt fire. And since we’re seeing new stuff from The Midnight, it is already turning out to be a pretty exciting Yestermade Fortnightly.

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Yestermade Fortnightly:
Remixes, Maiden-wave, Disco

September 4, 2021 — Iron Maiden, synthwave remixes, and more! This Yestermade™ Fortnightly features electrified nostalgia, a collection of tracks that’s sure to be an audio journey back to “simpler times.” There are some truly notable names rounding out this Fortnightly, including a real blast from the past that’s been, in a sense, absent for 40 years!

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Yestermade™ Fortnightly:
Fury Weekend, Kalax, LeBrock

August 21, 2021 — When we started our retrowave biweekly, Yestermade Fortnightly, we knew there might be some roundups devoid of exciting releases. Thankfully, this is not one of those! In fact, it has been a relatively musical two weeks since last, with new tracks popping up from recognizable names in synthwave, plus a surprise or two.

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Yestermade™ Fortnightly:
80s Covers and Female Talent

August 7, 2021 — It is always an exciting time for the synthwave community whenever a new project comes onto the scene. Even more so when artists release material really worth listening to — Mark LoProto reports.

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The Midnight Drops Orchestral ‘Vampires’ Ahead of New Album

July 9, 2021 — There are certain artists across any medium that, when they announce something new, you drop what you are doing and pay attention. For synthwave enthusiasts, The Midnight is one of those. You can bet I was all ears when the talented duo of Tyler Lyle and Tim McEvan announced they will release a new album, The Rearview Mirror. READ MORE »


Roxi Drive Strikes Gold With
New Album ‘Feel the Beat’

June 26, 2021 — We all have artists we enjoy. Some become part of our life soundtrack, with each new album providing both anticipation and joy. After stumbling upon her cover of Laura Branigan’s ‘Hot Night’ a few years ago, Roxi Drive became one of those artists to me.

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LeBrock’s New Synth-Rocking
Album ‘Fuse’ Delivers

June 19, 2021 — If there is one thing that can be said about UK-based synthwave-stalwarts LeBrock, it is they have a style unlike anyone else in music which is, of course, no revelation to fans of the duo.

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Marvel 83s — ‘Atlantis’
(Concept Album)

June 15, 2021 — Prague-based synthwave artist Marvel 83’ recently released a new space-inspired album that includes some truly great tracks.

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Roxi Drive Returns With
Impressive Pair of 80s Singles

June 13, 2021 — If music was a time machine, Roxi Drive would team up with Doc Brown! Her tracks are a link to our past, a means of reminding us of the simpler days of fluorescent neon, big hair, and high-waisted jeans.

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The Protovault A New Synth Platform From ‘Stranger Things’ Composer Michael Stein

January 7, 2021 — The composer for Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things, Michael Stein, has used his talents to help create a new platform; one that is sure to make synth enthusiasts shake. According to Theprotovault.com, the composer partnered up with Dallas-based artist Protovolt to create ‘The Protovault’.

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Our Top 10 Synthwave Songs from 2020 as We Look Forward to 2021

January 1, 2021 — 2020 was a rough year for many people, but it also came with a lot to be grateful for. While did not get to go to as many concerts as we wanted, we did have more time to discover new music. On top of finding new ways to enjoy live shows. Some people found themselves with more time to start a hobby, or create that YouTube channel they always wanted to make.

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OST Face-Off: ‘Dune’ (1984) Vs. ‘Dune’ (2021)

December 18, 2020 Dune is a novel by Frank Herbert, and is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction book of all time. The book was originally adapted into a movie in 1984, which was met with mixed reviews. Some people loved it; some thought it strayed too far from the source material, and others were so burned out by the cultural boom in science fiction — brought on by the Star Wars saga — that they did not even bother watching it.

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Horror Legend John Carpenter Announces New Album

December 14, 2020 — John Carpenter is a legendary horror movie director known for classics like Halloween and The Thing, but he is so much more than that. What many do not know about this writer/director/producer is that he is also a composer and is responsible for the iconic music featured in many of his films. Carpenter recently dropped a new track and some exciting news along with it.

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6 ‘Netflix Original’ Productions With Retrowave Soundtracks

October 16, 2020 — As the retrowave music scene continues to grow in popularity, Netflix has become one of the genre’s pathways to reach wider audiences. However, all things are good in moderation, and Netflix hasn’t overdone what fans of retrowave often describe as “synthwave” and 80’s synth-pop.

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