HALLOWEEN 2017 IS A MAJOR RAGER
The synthwave scene truly revealed some of it’s dark side the last few years and this years Halloween releases are totally of the hook! So many, almost too many, stellar works has been released. We’re lining up for you a series of killer releases that have dropped on and around Halloween, go grab this candy!
First we like to start with Alex new album ‘Blood Club’. Truly rising to the top of the scene and unleaching his darkest work yet, his new album is our favorite release this year! The music is all killer no filler featuring some amazing collabs and wonderful vocal tracks (our favourite of those being the track “Dead Romance” with Rachael McAlphine). Alex never fails to amaze and will release his next album ‘X’ through Playmaker on December 25th.
After a year of hiatus, VHS Glitch is back this halloween. His new album Roboror is absolutly great and was released just last week, just in time for you to spin in on all the Halloween parties!
Darkstronaut from Russia has his new, dark, grim and intergalatic album out too. It’s a great follow-up to his debut EP and it’s a fun new way and evolution in his sound. Don’t miss this one!
Today also sees the release of Neoslave’s highly anticipated debut album. A brutal assault of heavy moshpit darkwave, unleached by Lazerdiscs records. Neoslave and Absolute Valentine have a release party this Saturday the 4th of November in Antwerp Music City + support by the Outrun Antwerp & Playmaker DJ’s. See you in the pit!
Hexenkraft always amazes and has released a bunch of horror soundtrack reinterpretations. Bringing that dark and satanic gimmick to new standards, the artwork of this album is awesome too!
Protector 101 has released a new original horror score a few weeks ago. It’s the score to the film Killer Campout and being an 80’s slasher fan he is, this one doesn’t fail to capture that dark, sinister energy P101 knows so well to bring across.
Future 80’s has released a truly great album by Cluster Buster. No doubt, this is also one of our favourite releases this Halloween. Truly danceable and well produced, this album is absolutely killer!
A bunch of compilations dropped this year as well, very noteworthy are the following:
Grave Wave by Neo LA: (killer release of graveloving synthwave artists, all profit goes to suicide prevention)
Stranger Synths by the Filtersweep Collective: (a huge collection of synthwave slayers inspired by the TV series Stranger Things)
This wraps up our overview of unmissable Halloween releases. There is, of course, an huge album of about 30 tracks by Make-up and Vanity Set we’d like to highlight but in this moment of writing it has not been released yet. We’ve attached the Soundcloud link to this wonderful work so go grab that extra bonus candy below! Of course, there’s tons more and we could go on and on just listing stuff. In fact, it seems to become an endless list of releases… however, our lists ends here so enjoy these and go out hunt for more candy on Twitter or Bandcamp, Soundcloud. Happy Halloween everyone!