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Yestermade Fortnightly:
Remixes, Maiden-wave, Disco

It’s been an exciting two weeks, with new releases coming out from synthwave’s best artists — plus the resurgence a world-reknowned 80s pop-disco phenomenon.

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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7 Synthwave Songs That Need to be in Movies

October 13, 2020 — Movie soundtracks are an important component of the viewing experience, often setting a scene’s tone or mood. Synthwave songs may indicate that the crazed killer is creeping up the stairs, or the star-crossed lovers are finally united. It can round out an action segment or play up an emotional moment. Without music, a movie can feel bare, flat, and unfinished.
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‘Roxi Drive’ Drops Surprise Synthwave Single ‘1985’

October 1, 2020 — Retrowave artist Roxi Drive is once again delighting ears with the release of her latest single ‘1985’. Dropping on October 2, 2020, ‘1985’ is a collaboration between Roxi, SelloRekt/LA Dreams, and saxophonist Josh Wakeham, who provides an unexpected element to this synthwave track.

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