Category Archives: Synth

OVERJOY – SAME (ElectroPop – US)

LA-based Overjoy have been bubbling away for a while now and with the Same EP, their first release on One / Half Records, the trio pushes dance music’s potential into new territories. They blend dreamy cinematic vocals, crisp organic beats and lush synths to create deeply emotive electro-infused pop.

“Same” comes with a really nice B-side, “Women”, and the EP is out now on One / Half Records, an imprint based in Los Angeles and run by Kauf & Joseph August.

Bonus tracks: “Another” and “Breakfast”


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ВРЕМЯ И СТЕКЛО – ТРОЛЛЬ (Pop – Ukraine)

Ukrainian dance-pop duo Время и Стекло (Vremya i Steklo) have just shared brand new single “Тролль”.  Released on October 5, this slow jam is a highly addictive 90s tinged tune, featuring a funky beat, bouncy bass line and synths galore.

The duo have garnered quite a reputation for their quirky videos (“Back2Leto”, “Имя 505”“Песня 404”, “Навернопотомучто”) and “Тролль” is no exception. The video was directed by Maksim Shelkonikov and you can watch it below.

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THE RADIO DEPT – TEACH ME TO FORGET (Synth – Sweden)

Swedish band The Radio Dept. return with their first new material since last year’s album Running Out Of Love. “Teach Me To Forget” is out now via Stockholm-based premium pop label Labrador Records.

The six track EP “Teach Me to Forget” includes two brand new songs, three remixes and the band’s new take on the title track.

For more info and music, go to The Radio Dept’s Facebook or check out their official site. You can download the new single on

THE FAMILIAR – PATIENCE (Synth/Electro – Norway)

Norwegian electro duo The Familiar captures the haunting icy rhythms of the Arctic Circle in magical and lush soundscapes that redefine genre boundaries. Norwegian-American vocalist Ruth Mirsky and Tromsø-based multi instrumentalist Mads Martinsen conjure up the uncanny darkness of winters with no sun and the unyielding light of summers with no night.

Taken off their 2016 EP Seconds, single “Patience” is a modern, yet intimate slice of gloomy synthpop, weaving together Mirsky’s poignant plea for patience and Martinsen’s pulsating, synth-driven beat. This irresistible tune definitely hits all the right buttons, confirming The Familiar’s position in the Scandi alt-electro scene.

Listen to The Familiar’s EPs on SoundCloud and follow therm on Facebook for more info. Buy the music on

NOCTURNAL TAPES – VISIONS IV (Synth – Australia)

After announcing the release date for their debut EP Visions IV (due August 25), Aussie indie-electro act Nocturnal Tapes offer up another taste of their new record with the single ‘Wake Up’ – recorded and produced by the duo themselves at their home studio and mixed by Adrian Breakspear (Gang of Youths, Cosmos Midnight, Kučka).

New cut ‘Wake Up’ is an intricate slice of house-infused electronica which glides along effortlessly blending organic and electronic instrumentation, and culimnates with the soaring vocals of front man, Harry Suttor.

Since their 2016 inception, Nocturnal Tapes have released a slew of tracks strongly embraced by the likes of triple j, ABC’s Rage, community radio and worldwide blogs; which resulted in a top twenty position on the esteemed Hype Machine charts.

Find out more about Nocturnal Tapes on their Facebook and listen to more tunes on SoundCloud. Buy the music on