Compiled by Aztec Records and featuring pure synthpop songs from some of the hottest synthpop acts in the scene such as:
Young Empress / LAU / Surrender / Friday Night Firefight / Coastal / Cymatica / Pleasure / Primo / Syst3m Glitch & Van Derand / Badison / Power Rob / Heartracer / Thought Beings / Gryff / Mike Haunted & Chris KD / Mondmann ft. Anny Where / NINA ft. LAU / Zenith Volt
Don't forget to stream / buy Pure Synthpop Volume 1 too!
Hot on the heels of Laura Dre's debut album release comes electro pop’s ascendant queen new single 'Beautiful Summer'. Sultry synths and groovy beats drive Laura’s smooth contralto voice, inviting fun and wild abandon - "It’s a feel-good tune to enjoy a beautiful summer with a special someone".
Laura Dre’s poignant, but often sexy and thought-provoking electronic and contemporary synth pop, breathes new life into the ever popular and evolving synth and retrowave scene, and indeed into modern electronic pop itself. Debut album 'Moving Spaces', produced by Laura Dre & Robert Harder, out now through Outland Recordings.
Maxx Parker teams up with Natalie Gray for his fourth single 'Wait For Me'.
'Wait For Me' mixes Maxx Parker's upbeat 80's pop driven production with Natalie Gray's soulful, emotive vocals. The lyrical content revolves around finding the strength to believe in yourself when chances you have had in life fall through.
This juxtaposition between the upbeat, bouncy production and the heartfelt, personal lyrics make this song a compelling listen.
Maxx Parker will release his first album on September 17.
Outsider is Maxx Parker's debut album released on Aztec Records and features artists LAU, Thought Beings, GeoVoc, Natalie Gray, Young Empress and Syst3m Glitch. The collaboration between such diverse acts delivers songs that are ignited with melodic and atmospheric arrangement and production coupled with emotional, powerful, heartfelt vocals and lyrics.
At the time of the release of ‘Sophisticated Boom Boom MMXVI’, Pete Burns and Steve Coy were planning to revisit an album that they had started to record in 1990. Unfortunately, tragedy struck and they didn’t get the opportunity to do so. ‘Fan The Flame (Part 2): The Resurrection’ is the culmination of the work that Pete Burns and Steve Coy recorded over the next four years but which was never fully completed.
According to Marina Zacco Coy, “Working over many months from the original multi-track tapes that have been in Steve Coy’s archive for 30 years, these recordings have now been lovingly and painstakingly pieced together. The album has been especially planned for release on the eve of the 5th Anniversary of Pete Burns leaving us.”
The album will be released on 2CD A5 Mediabook and 2LP Translucent Orange Colour Vinyl formats, as well as to Download/Stream. These formats include the 8-track album, along with the extended versions of two singles, as well as Instrumental versions of all ten vocal tracks. There will be a special 1LP Clear Vinyl edition with an alternate sleeve, which contains the 8-track album.
The links to buy will be available from the 18th August, with the first single, ‘Tonight...’ to be released on 20th August, with the second single out late September.