The nostalgia factor is huge here, and it’s just tons of fun.
Synthwave
Eric James Lyman
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While there’s definitely a major “nostalgia factor” to synthwave, what interestes me the most as a budding synthwave producer is the way it can sort of create an alternative universe of electronica — it’s like rewinding the clock 30 years and then replaying it back differently. Some of it takes influences from other electronica genres like progressive house or even dubstep, but somehow making it seem at home in the basic 80’s vibe it starts with. Anyway, I just love this stuff. Great article BTW.

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