Some time ago I discovered the magical music genre of synthwave. It is more or less based on 80’s movie soundtrack music and influenced by other factors such as retrofuturism, chiptunes and 80’s nostalgia. The genre displays a large variety in styles. It can be quite poppy, catchy and accessible, but also very dark and abrasive.
Here are some artists I see as prime examples of this musical genre:
Trevor Something makes use of heavy vocals processing, slow plodding beats and synth sounscapes that extend to the horizon (and further). He likes writing melancholic lyrics about love, summer and use of various narcotics.
Miami Nights 1984 has the ability to immediately transfer you to 80’s Miami, palm trees whizzing by while the radio plays the perfect driving music.