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Ashley Anita

I’m known as ‘Synthroncity’ in scene circles but to the normies simply as Ashley Anita.  I grew up in Ireland in that colourful decade of the 80’s immersed in a time that most people crave to replicate. I’ve been in love with the Electronic/Synth Music Scene my whole life. 

Synthwave as a genre is a love letter to these sounds of a bygone age and I found this genre quite by chance back in early 2013 in an alternative 1989 Miami on a rampage to the backdrop of pulsating beats by Perturbator & M|O|O|N.   I of course have been down the neon rabbit hole ever since! 

Nowadays I (as Synthroncity) have forged a path, travelling all over the world in my efforts to promote & support the best there is on the scene.  Held in very high esteem by an incredible roster of well-known artists, Promoters and Presenters alike I also appear on tracks by Gunship and Timecop1983. 

I have an unyielding passion for Synthwave, Darksynth & Synthpop believing that they all have a place on the Neon Spectrum and as such I have developed this site to continue bringing my unique truth. 

Ashley X

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Dom is the face and sound of AUW, his own music project which considerably evolved from his stint at the London College of Music & Media, and has remained heavily influenced by the synthesizer hardware legends of the 1980s.


From a background as a club DJ, he gained a reputation for spinning the more eclectic and intelligent side of the electronic genres, stretching out to cross breakbeat, trance and techno roots with synthwave and its numerous sub-genres, landing himself an ongoing arrangement with RetroSynth Records ‘Synthetix’ label in 2021, culminating in the release of the Across the Plains album, described by Outworld Sounds as "a beautifully crafted cinematic treat and a great addition to any synth lover's collection."


As an in-house remixer and producer for the Happy Robots label, he was the producer and engineer for the Arthur & Martha album 'Navigation' (acclaimed by The Guardian, NME, Uncut, and played on BBC Radio 1 and 6 Music).


He has since worked on electro-pop singles for Rodney Cromwell, along with notable remixes working with  CODE: Marla, BEKIMACHINE, Young Empress and Unheard Sirens Inc.

His love of live performance events leaves him now spearheading a grass-roots Synth event D U S K W A V E S in the UK, to support artists and although shared through worldwide streaming, providesan open platform for synthwave musicians to break out of the online bubble.