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March 3rd, 2017 by | Dance, Disco, Electropop, New Wave, synthpop |

One of my all-time favorite Australian bands Miami Horror has released a new single “Leila” which will be on their new 80’s-inspired conceptual record The Shapes out March 17th.

Stream “Leila” below which has this upbeat disco vibe that is a lot of

“Leila” is the first song released from Miami Horror‘s new conceptual release The Shapes – a unique 5 track release that has Miami Horror step out of their comfort zone. The Shapes combines upbeat percussive grooves, with experimental vocal styles that echo Talking Heads and other post-new wave groups of the 80s.

In conjunction with the EP’s release, Miami Horror are working closely with visual artists that have inspired their music such as Erin Garcia, Spenceroni, Lynnie Zulu & Annukil, as well as Argentinian and South African artists John Mccam & Sebatian Borkenhagen.

I can’t wait to hear the rest of The Shapes and give you guys a thorough review of the 5-track EP, I love everything Miami Horror does and this continues their vibrant electric vibe they bring to their music.

Stream: Carousel – Into The Night *upbeat synth-pop

November 19th, 2013 by | Electropop, synthpop |

New track from Carousel called “Into The Night”. It’s got this upbeat synth-pop vibe that really grooves well and is easy to have a subtle hipster-type dance to it. It’s got that traditional Carousel sound until this 80’s guitar solo drops in about 3 minutes to the song which is a nice addition.

Carousel keeps growing as a band and I can’t wait to hear more from them and see them live again! Stream “Into The Night” below.

Junior High – PSA *SoCal Synth-Pop

May 18th, 2012 by | Music Video, synthpop |

SoCal synth-pop duo Junior High (aka Michael Deakers and Josh Ottum) celebrates the sounds and emotions that are inextricably linked with the emergence of the synthesizer, the warmth and nostalgia of a pastel-colored windbreaker, sailboats, and the unapologetic lyrical positivity of the 1980’s. In an age thick with irony and emotional distance, Junior High is a sincere, catchy, and highly danceable breath of fresh air. This is music made by instinct. And these instincts say, “Pretend you are 13 and you’re alone in your bedroom dancing in front of the mirror!” The catchy single “PSA” incorporates 80s grooves with a modern touch – integrating nods to Michael Jackson and soundtrack composers Harold Faltermeyer and Giorgio Moroder.

Junior High is pleased to share their video for “PSA,” throws a visual aspect on the party-time track. Gold lamé, ray-bans, vibraphone, breakdancing and special f/x straight out of an 80s Saturday morning Public Service Announcement–this band knows how to have a good time. Watch “PSA” below. (more…)

Video: Futurecop! – Starworshipper *Futuristic 80’s pop

May 4th, 2012 by | Electropop, Music Video, Pop, synthpop |

Here’s Futurecop!‘s first official music video! Not only does this song make you feel like your back in the 1980’s yet, but the person who directed this video, AJ from Saint Motel, did a great job making the video feel like your having some party experience with 80’s nostalgia.

Stream “Starworshipper” ft. Diana Gen & Starrset.

Watch the video below, it’s hot. (more…)

Theophilus London – Why Even Try *Pop/Funk dopeness

January 25th, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, synthpop |

New Theophilus London off his upcoming A Lovers Holiday EP, dropping early February. “Why Even Try” sounds like Kanye West producing pop music in the 80’s and being influenced by some of the earliest hip-hop that had those funk instrumentals.

This song is retro-futuristic but more specifically can be called urban pop with the 80’s sounding synths, hip-pop from Theophilus and featuring Sara Quin from Canadian indie rock band Tegan & Sara on the vocals. Shit, if I confused you on some of what I just wrote, then listen and download the song already.

Theophilus London – WHY EVEN TRY feat. Sara Q

Bruno Mars – Killa On The Run x Mama’s Worst Nightmare

December 14th, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Pop, R&B, synthpop |

Two new Bruno Mars jams. “Mama’s Worst Nightmare” has an 80’s feel to it with some cool synth pop.

Mama’s Worst Nightmare

“Killa On The Run” has a more rock beat with a hip-hop/R&B feel.

Killa On The Run

Hidden Gem: DangerSounds

September 13th, 2010 by | Dance, Hidden Gem |

An energetic band that makes you want to dance. That’s how DangerSounds describes themselves and I probably agree after hearing their songs on soundcloud. Their instrumentals are really good, very electronica-based, vocals are solid, and overall reminds you of 80’s music but produced for today’s style.
This group is from Boston and I really enjoy their unique style that I would call “Retro-Futuristic”.

Listen and download my two favorites “Untitled” and “Wait For You”.  Untitled by DangerSounds  Wait For You by DangerSounds 

The 80′s Return with a Twist….

July 9th, 2010 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap, Miscellaneous, R&B |

You probably have never heard of Theophilus London but a year from now, you probably will. The Brooklyn native is ahead of his time mixing all sorts of genres of music together, which has a bit of an 80’s music feel to some of his tracks. Most of his tracks start off slow and build up over time. He also sounds very indie and alternative and mixing that in with his rapping produces an awesome track. He is a bit different and it may take a little while for him to grow on you, but give him time and keep listening to him and I am positive you will enjoy this young up- and-comer. His vocals remind me of Kid Cudi in a lot of ways.

Here is a few of his songs from his mixtapes “Green Label Sound” and “I Want You.” You could download his entire “I Want You” mixtape at his Official Website.  Give it up Dad by BeforeTheBigs  Humdrum Town by BeforeTheBigs  Oops (Tweet Cover) by BeforeTheBigs  Pyromiltia by BeforeTheBigs


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