Synthwave level | Zeitgeist
That satisfied-but-anxious feeling you had watching Terminator for the first time, that inexplicable sense of comfort you got every time the Beverly Hills Cop intro came on, these sensations might just bubble up again when you hear the dark aggression of artists like Perturbator and Mega Drive or the pure ’80s worship of Mitch Murder and Miami Nights 1984.
Over the past few years, there has been a boom in retro electronic music, commonly known as Synthwave. Inspired by 1980s electro pop, synthesizers, and film soundtracks, Synthwave is quickly rising in popularity among music fans, and it has spilled over into movies, video games, and soon, the mainstream.
Nostalgia plays a big part in the Synthwave culture. From the music videos, to the album cover designs, to the promotional materials, even the typefaces and colours, all take their inspiration from the 1980s in one way or another.
In Recent times a massive surge with Australian Producer Luke Million remaking the Stranger Things Theme into a top Synthwave track.