Another weekly round up of tracks that caught my attention over this passed week. Some brand new some recent enough, but all awesome! A curated Spotify playlist of selected gems over the passed quarter coming end of March.
So let's get into it and see who I've chosen as ☆ FORGED SINGLE OF THE WEEK ☆
Artist: Jetfire Prime
Track: 252RB81 | As atmospheric as you like, this curiously titled track was released just
3 days ago and has already found itself on some pretty decent playlists. I really
dig this tune a lot, see what you think. Also read my recent interview with Jetfire
Artist: 80s Stallone
Track: Driven | On the 26th February 80's Stallone released a full Album after
a 9 year hiatus, granted it's a re-work from the tracks he released back in 2012
but it [Hotline] got it's long awaited physical release and the thirst was real with the
vinyl selling out within hours of release on both variants. Having listened to the
Album it's an absolute triumph of early Outrun sounds. The first track 'Driven' is
the strongest start you'd ever want in an Album and sets the scene for what
you're about to hear. PLAY IT LOUD!
Track: The Dark | This Artist continues to surprise us with a track of a somewhat darker
vibe. This is his 1st single off his upcoming 3rd Studio Album and promises "tales
of Alien Invasion, ancient powers and post apocalyptic settings". It's a strong
1st single and definitely worth keeping an eye on for what he releases next.
Track: Moving in the Shadows | This Retro Synthpop nugget by the Power Synth Duo we
never knew we needed in Elevate the Sky and Oceanside 85 finds it's way onto an
admirably strong compilation 'Messages' released by PurZynth Rekords based in
Mexico with other acts to include Millenium Falck, Micromatscenes & Spectral
Knight. It's an uplifting number that even without being part of a compilation is a
great single in it's own right. Take a listen and see what you think.
Artist: GUNSHIP/Power Glove Remix
Track: Dark all Day | Absolute filth and I love it. It's dark, dirty and delicious striking all the
right notes. I'm drawn to the fact that that in some measures an Artist can come
along and up-end your track and depending on how good they are they can
shockingly improve it if that's possible. Carpenter Brut's Remix of 'Tech Noir' is
another one that hits harder than the original and is my preferred version even with
the original living rent free in a lot of Synthwave Hearts. Power Glove are a force
to be reckoned with a lot of the time, I can even forgive them for their album
'Playback' which lets face it was an homage to Daft Punk, didn't stop me buying it
though. Listen to this LOUD (then perhaps shower afterwards)
Artist: JAK SYN
Track: Neo Future | Track itself came out in Jan 15th so I'm a bit late to the plate for
showing my love for this dark diamond but it's altogether such an awesome
track that it deserves all the plaudits no matter when. Those who know me
are aware that I have Synthwave blood pumping a dark synth heart and this
track certainly speaks to it. Squeeze it onto your playlists and whilst you're at it
get some Merch, Summer's coming. Link above. SYN when you're winning!
✩✩✩✩✩ SINGLE OF THE WEEK ✩✩✩✩✩
Artist: Mirage Music
Track: Take me Higher | Mirage Music is a duo consisting of Connor Brown (Vocals) and
Chris Huggett (Music). The band merges their influences of Retro Pop, R&B/Funk
and Rock n roll to create their own unique sound & what a sound it is! This is pure
Retro Synth Pop Funk and wouldn't feel out of place in the Top 40.....of 1985!
Taken from their debut Album 'Mirage Music it's absolute class, a winner! Take a
bow guys! SINGLE OF THE WEEK!
Some more tracks to be posted next week - in the meantime support your favourite Artists and share their work. YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE!