Matt Colon and Joel Mark, aka Holy Ghost! are about to resume their early 2014 tour with two shows in their hometown, NYC. Then its on to a couple of sold out shows at Coachella and a wrap-up show in Denver. They just released the official video for Bridge & Tunnel, the latest remix EP from their sophmore album Dynamics.
Check out the EP below, the Midnight Magic remix is available as a free download on the player
Check out more Holy Ghost! on soundcloud and be sure to like their facebook page to keep up with the tour and new releases.
I just figured out another reason I dig Com Truise so much, he’s from Jersey too! Well, originally New York, but later Princeton, NJ. Plus, the guy made a remix of one of the TRON: Legacy tracks which made it onto the TRON: Legacy Reconfigured remix album. His real name is Seth Haley and he is a retired art director turned drum and bass DJ turned synthwave, synthpop producer. Here is his latest remix release for Client Liason, another Melbourne duo who know how to sport some epically 80s hair dos. For those across the pond from me, Com Truise is about to embark on a European Tour in late May, be sure to check his site and catch him live.
Isn’t it every thirty years the sound of the past comes back into fad, or comes back to haunt us (however you look at it)? I suppose it makes sense that the 80s sound is gaining a lot of appreciators these days. Electronica/techno/whatever you called it back in the 90s has risen practically to a status of mainstream with the explosion of dubstep several years ago. Considering how much synthesized melody and heavy percussion that style involved, it seems fitting that we’re settling into the more easy-going but still very electronic instrument oriented sound of the 80s. I was recently introduced to a local producer who has a true affinity for the emotion which drives the heart of 80s synthwave and synthpop. He got his start with producing dubstep tracks about a year ago, but decided to switch to synthwave (a very smart move in my opinion). He has a track coming out on Retro Promenade‘s Class Action II Compilation, out April 1st. You can check out the first Class Action Compilation here. Show some love for the Wulf!
So far, I think Galaxy Surfing is my favorite, or maybe Life’s A Beach:
And just cause he’s a super nice guy, Wulf has these tracks available for download on bandcamp, although I highly encourage the monetary support of good music!! (hint, hint, cough)
I like Ryan Hemsworth because he keeps it eclectic. I’ve got some super chill tracks from this guy and then he puts out incredible almost garage sounding remixes like this one. I’m guessing he dug the new Wave Racer release and just had to put his spin on it. Now it looks like these two are working on a collaborative EP out soon on Last Gang and Future Classic.
Weeknight is Andy and Holly, a production duo out of New York bringing dark shoegaze and synthpop to the masses. They’re on tour right now in the U.S., finishing up the northeast leg of the tour and getting ready to rock SXSW before hitting the southeast. Of course, the main reason I’m sharing this one is because of Com Truise’s sweet 80s synth infused remix. Click here to jump over to XLR8R for a free download! Their full length album Post Everything is out in March on bandcamp.