TOP 20 Synthwave Tracks of 2021

As usual for this last Day of December, we present you our ranking of 20 Synthwave Tracks that released throughout 2021, a tough year for sure. However, the creativity of confined artists has been very beneficial in composing a lot of sonic wonders, with a multiple genres of Synthwave Music like Synthpop, Chillwave, Outrun, Cyberpunk, Darksynth & Acidsynth. Then, we bring out this Perfect Playlist to celebrate as best as possible the New Year with a great Retro Synthwave style. Log in to your SPOTIFY account, connect your phone to your connected speaker and turn up the volume. Press the Play button, don your best Sunglasses and ENJOY this powerful PLAYLISTHere we go!

Like the other Years from January 1st to December 31st, we discovered a lot of Fantastic Gems in our Headphones or Speakers. We are real true lovers of this musical style you know and to end the year on a high note, we had to make a last Playlist of 2021 with « the best of the best » that absolutely deserve your attention. There are younger artists but also pillars who bring out fantastic tracks, as rich as varied. Then you can listen to Power Glove, Tommy ’86, Kalax, Mitch Murder, Deadlife, Alpha Room, Absolute Valentine & Powernerd, Perturbator, Scandroid, Blazergrad, Orax but also many other talented artists from all around the world. The Team wish you a Wonderful year 2022 with a lot of Happiness, good Health and especially a LOT of Synthwave Music. If you want more details, SEE BELOW!

DEADLIFE – AFTERLANDS // Darksynth Selection

01-Deadlife

Artist: DEADLIFE from The UK
Track: Published by FiXT Music on June 3rd

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A track that transports us very high in the Cyberspace, as well with the power of these devastating beats as these escorcelling melodies. A pure masterpiece!

SHADES OF THUNDER – LAIDBACK LANE // Outrun Selection

02-Shades-of-Thunder

Artist: SHADES OF THUNDER aka Powernerd & Edictum from Wien & Austria
Track: Published by Outland Recordings on November 5th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A magical track with really exceptional sounds and melodies. We love it!

ALPHA ROOM – COME BACK // Chillwave Selection

03-Alpha-Room

Artist: ALPHA ROOM from Germany
Track: Published by Alpha Records on August 10th

Social Networks: Instagram
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A real interstellar journey in space with a great benevolence. A true blessing for our ears, this music is great art!

TOMMY ’86 – BEYOND BORDERS // Outrun Selection

04-Tommy86

Artist: TOMMY ’86 from France
Track: Self Released on September 17th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A very nice electronic track that makes you feel the joy and good mood. With retro and jazzy sounds, it’s just perfect to listen very loud in the speakers!

SFERRO – CHERRY CRUSH // Chillwave Selection

05-Sferro

Artist: SFERRO from The USA
Track: Published by Business Casual on September 14th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A heavy and powerful ballad with beautiful catchy melodies. Simply a must have!

KALAX – CRYSTAL WAVES // Dreamwave Selection

06-Kalax

Artist: KALAX from The UK
Track: Published by NewRetroWave Records on February 26th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A majestic journey beyond the horizons with nostalgia and romance. A perfect track for an unforgettable moment with your love!

ABSOLUTE VALENTINE & POWERNERD – CYBER RAVAGE // Cyberpunk

07-Absolute-Power

Artist: ABSOLUTE VALENTINE & POWERNERD from France & Austria
Track: Published by Lazerdiscs Records on July 23rd

Social Networks: AV Facebook / Instagram / Twitter  // Powernerd Linktree
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A powerfull and efficiency track for an inevitably Cyberpunk mixture of wonder!

ZANE ALEXANDER – Momentum // Chillwave Selection

08-Zane-Alexander

Artist: ZANE ALEXANDER from the USA
Track: Published by FiXT Neon on January 21st

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: As always when you listen to a good Chillwave track, it’s an instant space trip. Very effective basslines make the navigation even more pleasant. A great track!

ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES & YOTA – BLACK LACE // Synthpop Selection

09-Vampires-Yota

Artist: ALL THE DAMN VAMPIRES & YOTA from the USA & Sweden
Track: Self Released on April 2nd

Social Networks: ATDV Instagram / Smarturl // Yota  Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: ATDV Spotify / Yota Spotify

Our Few words: The most beautiful voice of the electronic music meets ATDV and it is pure magic.

POWER GLOVE – DRONE SIGHT // Cyberpunk Selection

10-Power-Glove

Artist: POWER GLOVE from Australia
Track: Self-Released on July 21st

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: The two Australian Bros have released here an Acid Techno gem that seems to come from Cyberpunk 2077 and Blade Runner. A real blessing full of energy!

SCANDROID – HARK! THE HERALD ANGELS SING // Synthpop Selection

11-Scandroid

Artist: SCANDROID from The USA
Track: Published by FiXT Neon on December 3rd

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: For the last month of the year, Klayton released a sublime song with enchanting melodies that seem to come from a real fairy tale. What a way to end 2021 in beauty!

FORHILL & KROSIA – DIVISION // Chillwave Selection

12-Forhill

Artist: FORHILL & KROSIA from The USA & France
Track: Self-released on July 18th

Social Networks: Forhill Instagram / Twitter // Krosia Linktree
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A quiet stroll that arrives gently into cyberspace with a rare benevolence. So good!

MITCH MURDER – OCEAN PARKWAY // Japanwave Selection

13-Mitch-Murder

Artist: MITCH MURDER from Sweden
Track: Published by Mad Decent on April 23rd

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: From the first notes of this magical track from the one and only, we are directly transported in the Japanese Mangas atmosphere. Elegant and very pleasant!

PERTURBATOR – DEATH OF THE SOUL // Darksynth Selection

14-Perturbator

Artist: PERTURBATOR from France
Track: Published by Blood Music on May 28th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: We find ourselves directly straight in 1984 in front of a Terminator which runs at full speed on a false Sarah Connor and neutralizes her with blasters. A real science fiction track!

STARCADIAN & IKONOKLASM – SATELLITES // Synthpop Selection

14-Starcadian

Artist: STARCADIAN & IKONOKLASM from The USA
Track: Self-released on November 26th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A magical track that starts like a great Spielberg movie. A groovy robotic voice starts, then comes a charismatic female chorus on a retro and cinematographic music. Simply fantastic!

BLAZERGRAD & CHRIS KD – INTO RAPTURES // Synthpop Selection

16-Blazergrad

Artist: BLAZERGRAD & CHRIS KD from France
Track: Published by Police Records on June 25th

Social Networks: BLZ Facebook / Instagram // Chris D Facebook / Instagram
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A cosmic track with lots of 80s sounds, fantastic synth layers and a catchy chorus by Chris D. To be listened to again and again!

HYPER – CONTROL // Cyberpunk Selection

17-Hyper

Artist: HYPER from The USA
Track: Published by Mau5trap on June 9th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: Very heavy from the first notes. We see ourselves plunged into a pitiful world populated by bad robots. The sounds are percussive, the bass very powerful! It’s chilling!

ORAX – SUMMER ’89 // Darksynth Selection

18-Orax

Artist: ORAX from Italy
Track: Published by NRW Records on August 20th

Social Networks: Facebook / Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: A very powerful track that transports us very quickly. Catchy beats and  unforgettable melodies in a dark atmosphere.

EMIL ROTTMAYER – DEEP WATER // Chillwave Selection

19-Emil-Rottmayer

Artist: EMIL ROTTMAYER from The UK
Track: Sel-released on April 1st

Social Networks: Instagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: From the very first moments a melody hooks us to take us very far into the stars. It’s a pure marvel for our ears, the synth is magic and the rhythmic is ultra catchy. Just Perfect!

MEGA DRIVE – LOADED // Darksynth Selection

20-Megadrive

Artist: MEGA DRIVE from The USA
Track: Sel-released on May 5th

Social Networks: FacebookInstagram / Twitter
Listening platforms: Soundcloud / Spotify

Our Few words: The atmosphere is heavy and distressing with a power and sounds that only the artist knows how to release with that energy. The endoskeleton is not far, don’t turn around!

Retro Synwhave wish you a HAPPY new year.
Don’t forget to Dance 🕺🏽 and have Fun 🎉!

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