Sunday 26 June 2016

Synthwave Sundays

Hot off the heels of recent postings, I finally got around to picking up some things I've had on my list for some time. Now as the title would suggest they are synthwave in nature so let's not beat around the bush and get stuck in.

More Hotline Miami for your ears again. Since the original game turned me onto M|O|O|N in the first place and I've already posted the remix of this one it only seems right to kick things off with Dust. It's perhaps got a little more of a hip hop/trip hop streak in it than the pounding minimalism of Hydrogren, but it very nicely encapsulates Hotline Miami's off kilter atmosphere.

Breaking up the Hotline for a minute for some Ford & Lopatin. I know I've been harping on about 'em a lot these days but I got a real soft spot for their kinda sound. Anyways, here's Alan Braxe giving Too Much MIDI a seeing to, both remixes on offer keep that retro feel, but the slow jam transformation on the bonus one is pretty special.

Back to Miami for the last one. As much as I owe the first game for introducing me to M|O|O|N & friends, I gotta give a honorable mention to the second for Magic Sword. Just when I though I had checked out of being into Electro styled stuff they pulled me back in something fierce.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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