Starlight Brigade by TWRP (feat. Dan Avidan) from the album “Together Through Time” May 18th, 2018 Music Video Released May 23rd, 2019 Genres: Synthwave, Rock
This track is absolutely incredible, and the music video that accompanies it is mind-blowing. TWRP aka Tupper Ware Remix Party are a Canadian Synthwave band that usually play with Ninja Sex Party. They play in full costume, and their real names remain anonymous. This particular piece is one of the band’s best works, and Daniel Sexbang (The singer of Ninja Sex Party) vocals carry the piece into epic territory. It tells the story of a young boy and his trials and tribulations with a ragtag group of space hunters called the Starlight Brigade. The video is shot like a wonderful homage to Daft Punk’s Interstella 5555 (An anime-inspired movie based on Daft Punk’s album, Discovery), and it is absolutely breathtaking. The video actually played on Toonami, and people still with shower it with praise today. The instruments are bass heavy and otherworldly, and this really makes this piece memorable. They also add vocoders halfway through which works wonders to the song. What else can I say? This song is amazing, and I really would love to hear your opinions on it in the comments’ section below.
She Swallowed Burning Coals by El Tigr3 2015 from the Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number OST
This is a hauntingly wonderful track from the “Fiendishly Difficult” game, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. The songs in the game are all chosen to portray different emotions, and this one is no different! It makes the listener feel on edge as they are transported into the world of shady nightclubs and crime-ridden streets. The song plays in the game when you enter a mob-filled nightclub. The surroundings are very dark, and there’re sudden flashes of multicolored light. The piece starts with a ominous, droning synthesizer that surrounds the listener in a murky fog. The song starts to increase tempo until the bass drops, and we are met with a sick dance beat. The beat keeps getting more and more intense, and we also hear a woman speaking in Russian. She says “Ty pijany”, which roughly translates to “You’re drunk”. This can be taken in many different ways, and I will tell you what I believe it to mean. It can mean that you’re drunk on violence due to the incredibly brutal nature of the game. It can also mean that you’re drunk in the obvious sense, and that the surroundings are blending into a blurry mess of colors and sounds. The uneasy atmosphere and almost psychedelic feeling that it gives the listener really works out to its benefit. It’s a song that I always seem to drift back to, and it holds me in its entrancing rhythm. I’d love to hear what you guys think of this song in the comments’ section below.
Le Perv by Carpenter Brut from the album “Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number 2015
This is an intense Synthwave track from the Ultraviolent epic, Hotline Miami 2. This particular piece plays during a prison break, and boy, does it fit! It starts with rhythmic bass, accompanied by a droning synthesizer. You can hear police sirens in the background, and this really adds to the dangerous atmosphere. Then, around the 47 second mark, the beat intensifies! We hear a blaring synth, and immediately feel anxiety. I’ve got to give credit to Carpenter Brut and Devolver Digital for using this amazing joyride of a song in the game. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
Hello fellow music lovers! It’s time for a September special. As I’ve said before, Synthwave is one of my favorite music genres. So to celebrate my love for this genre, every Sunday in September, I will add a Synthwave track to the Jukebox. Now, grab your multicolored shirts and tube socks, and let’s get Swifty!
Future Club by Perturbator from the album “Dangerous Days” 2014
This Synthwave track kicks some major ass! As per usual, Perturbator shows us his genius once again. It starts with a metallic synthesizer that gradually increases in volume. Then, the beat drops, and we are introduced to an amazing futuristic droning bass. The rhythm starts back up, and we get an amazing, pulsating beat that’s accompanied by the excellent synth. The piece has it all; a catchy beat, an awesome synth line, and great atmosphere. Tell me what you think of this piece in the comments’ section below.
The Way Home by Magic Sword from the album “Volume 1” (2015)
This is an absolutely epic song by Ohio Electronic Trio, Magic Sword. The piece was used in one of my favorite video games, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number. It comes from a genre of music called Synthwave, which is a throwback to old 80’s action movies and heavy synth. It starts with the wind blowing, accompanied by a repetitive drum beat. Next, the epic bass and synth start playing, and this is where things get awesome! The synth starts playing a very catchy rhythm, and then the drum signals a tempo change. The ending result is a bass and synth heavy instrumental ballad of epic proportions! I absolutely adore this work of musical genius, and I’d love to hear what you guys think of it in the comments’ section below.