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The Synthwave Craze

What’s it all about?

Photo by Adrian Hernandez on Unsplash

Ahh, the 1980s. When cell phones were bulky and unreliable, and hair gel flowed like wine. Synthwave is a subgenre that aims to celebrate the simpler times, recreating fond memories of those who lived it — or didn’t. It captures the vibe of cheesy action and sci-fi film soundtracks, typically in higher-quality audio. It’s also referred to as “retrowave” because it’s inspired by that…

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