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Synth includes all synthesizer-based music from 1970s Synth Pop to modern Synthwave and Vaporwave, and including New Wave, modern takes on Italo Disco, Post-Punk, Electropop, Electro, Dance Pop and Alternative Dance.

Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder is 78 and Just Announced His First Live Tour

One of the most influential musicians in history, Giorgio Moroder will appear with a live band at several dates in 2019. Donna Summer will appear on screen and in sync.
Ludus Pinsky

Ludus Pinsky: Musician, Producer, Maker of Synthesizers

For 5 Magazine's new column focusing on machines and the men and women who love them, we talk to The Analog Session's Ludus Pinsky - "musician, producer, maker of synthesizers". The synth-driven, largely improvisational...
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Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco

Cultures of Soul shines a spotlight on the long-neglected Synth Disco scene of the early 1980s.

ErrorSynth: Struck By Lightning

Gorgeous synth tunes and a moving tribute to David Bowie highlight Errorsynth's Struck by Lightning EP
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Marvel83′: Downtown Sunset EP

In less than three months, Marvel83' has released five EPs of glistening, groovy synth-heavy records that sound like they fell off the soundtrack of Cobra, or at least Drive.

House of Music: Stefano Zito and the Sudden Life and Death of the World’s...

There are no good guidebooks to Italo Disco, no beginner's manual, no elegant list of essential tracks that can get a young record nerd started on his or her way into one of the...
Giorgio Moroder

Giorgio Moroder to Play Pitchfork Music Festival

Pitchfork announced the first wave of acts headlining at this summer's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park. Among the names is Don Giorgio Moroder. Moroder, who skyrocketed back into the public consciousness in 2013 thanks...
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Review: Kai Alce Remixes Alexander Robotnick’s “You Have Time”

Kai Alce takes on Robotnick and Robotnick takes on the zeitgeist on this new remix/reissue vinyl from Adeen.
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Soul Clap Edit of Benjamin Ball’s I Just Keep Dancing on Wax

Soul Clap's choice remix from the South African '80s synth-disco project Boogie Breakdown gets served up.
tim zawada

Tim Zawada: The 312 Mix Vol 19

5 Magazine's Chicago-centric podcast series features half (Side A!) of a new cassette tape mix and interview from our town's Tim Zawada (Tugboat Edits, Star Creature).
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Tycho featuring Beacon: See

The new version of "See," after debuting at Coachella, should be regarded as the definitive version of this beautiful track.
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Syntax: Live at Kavalounge 09.21.16 (30th Floor Records)

Syntax takes his best records and boils them down to what a man with a bank of synths can physically handle in a live setting.
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Light Speed: Pictures of Voyager 12

Voyager 12 has released tracks going back at least six years, but none so lovely as the electronic sonnets and synthesized lullabies of Pictures.
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Retouch: Light Years LP

Retouch is a(nother) Russian savant I've found on Bandcamp, inhabiting a world of what you might dub "progressive retro-futurism" if every word in that phrase didn't contradict every other one.
Master C&J

Feature: Carl Bias of Master C&J

Get outcher Number Two pencils and a clean sheet of paper, and at the end we'll be having a quiz. Quite a few of the classic House artists of the late '80s have been...

E. Live: Feelin Nervous

Bay Area funk warlock E. Live is casting lightning bolt spells at you on this Star Creature-affiliated 7" single.
time travel synthwave singles

Time Travel: Synthwave Singles

A stupefying collection of candied hooks and grooves and music for people who like to drive fast and die young.

For the Love of UKG

5 Magazine is publishing 3 straight issues dedicated solely to the music, artists and influence of the genre we love more than most, UK Garage. It starts now.

Dimitri from Paris presents Nightdubbin’

You don't have to ask yourself if Dimitri From Paris loves what he does. His name is on so many productions, comps, remixes and other projects these days that you can tell this guy...
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Tycho Returns to Chicago April 28

Grammy nomination be damned: Tycho's Epoch tour continues as the Scott Hansen-led band criss-crosses North America through the Spring.

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Jeremy Sylvester – loaded! vol 1

New #garagehouse mix series from 5 Mag starting with the legendary Jeremy Sylvester.

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