Bjorn Rydhog – I Don’t Wanna Be Alone (Spotify)

“There are moments we feel boredom and loneliness in a totally decaying world. This is the right time to pick some fine music and give ourselves a breath of hope. Bjorn Rydhog is here to offer his best work for this purpose. Don't miss his new single "I Don't Wanna Be Alone".”

-Nagamag.com

Together with producer Johan Sigerud (JRSS) and co-writer Olof Gråhamn, Bjorn Rydhog continues to take his melodic indie pop into an electronic and beat-based realm. Melancholic progressions are blended with a modern retro sound inspired by M83 and The Weeknd. A logical continuation of their previous collaboration, the single ‘Just to Be with You’, which was released in 2020 and was picked up by Swedish radio.

"The single ‘I Don’t Wanna Be Alone’ shows an electronic direction I’m currently exploring. The tracks of the song were recorded separately at our different homes. I guess the creation process, as well as the theme of the song, reflect the distant and lonely, but also creative times we currently live in”.

www.instagram.com/bjorn.rydhog

LukHash, Meredith Bull – Dying Breath (Spotify)

“A mysterious and truly memorable piece. -Dying Breath- combines the melody and rhythm of dark and synth wave, in which the union of electronic, experimental and neo-gothic music makes this track neo-romantic of the 21st century. Definitely in the collection!”

“Загадочное и по-настоящему запоминающееся произведение. -Dying Breath- сочетает мелодику и ритмику dark и synth wave, в которой союз из электронной, экспериментальной и неоготической музыки делает этот трек неоромантикой 21 века. Однозначно в коллекцию!”

-Nagamag.com

LukHash returns with a darkly atmospheric, retro synth track featuring the ethereal vocals of LA-based artist, Meredith Bull. ‘Dying Breath’ is the final single released from, ‘We Are Stardust’, the new album from LukHash, forthcoming April 9th on influential, retro synth label NRW Records. The classically trained musician from Poland, now Edinburgh-based, is making waves with his innovative blend of modern electronic music production, 80’s nostalgia, dystopian cyberpunk and retro arcade gaming culture. His fanbase is global and growing fast with his last two albums topping the electronic sales charts on Bandcamp (with ‘Transient Offworld’ hitting #8 in the overall Bandcamp sales chart). His music has broken the 10 million streams barrier on Spotify, while videos of his experimentation with custom-modified Commodore 64 computers and hacked, original Nintendo Gameboys went viral on YouTube (and more recently TikTok). LukHash is an exciting and creative artist set for big things in 2021. ‘Dying Breath’ is out now on NRW Records – stream / download here: lukhash.lnk.to/DyingBreath.

LukHash embraced the nostalgia of the 8-bit and 16-bit machine-generated sounds of the old Commodore 64’s and Nintendo Gameboys that he grew up listening to. Together with the 80’s pop and rock his parents loved, these influences became a significant part of his music as he began to fuse them with his contemporary productions. He became fascinated with the classic computer sound chips and shared videos of his ideas to his YouTube channel which took on a life of their own, as retro synth fans, ‘chiptune’ fanatics gamers and electronic music lovers across the world joined him in his obsession. With his skills honed LukHash now has a unique sound which he sometimes describes as ‘Chipwave’ – a fusion of synthwave, chiptune and modern electronic music.

Meredith Bull is a hugely talented artist, going viral on her own accord thanks to a creative and amusing TikTok presence, where she has now reached over 2.5m likes for her creations. She has collaborated with artists including Elijah Kelley, LSDream, and Taylor Kade. She first joined forces with LukHash last year on ‘Big In Japan’, a cover of the 80’s Alphaville classic, which was so well received that the duo have been working on more collaborations, starting with ‘Dying Breath’ – watch this space!

‘Dying Breath’ pulls the listener into a futuristic world with big chords, a jagged synth bass and acid riff creating a sense of flying through the unknown. The retro electronic beats drive things forwards while Meredith Bull’s angelic, almost dreamlike vocals add to a deeply emotive track. The chorus keeps building with the strength of a classic power ballad adding to the dystopian imagery, but somehow the track is still infused with hope for the future.

‘We Are Stardust’ will be LukHash’s ninth album underlining how prolific this artist is. NewRetroWave is recognised as the key driving force behind the burgeoning retro synth scene and NRW Records is the ideal label for LukHash. NewRetroWave has provided a platform for every significant artist creating this sound at some point as its YouTube channel has grown to over 1.13 million followers.

LukHash’s musicality is undeniable but his desire to create something new while so clearly enjoying his influences makes him an artist who stands out. His futuristic, cyberpunk vibe has roots in the sounds of an electronic past. LukHash’s music is connecting across the generations and excitement for his new album continues to grow.

www.instagram.com/lukhashdotcom

Harry Nathan – Last Call (Spotify)

“Are you worried about losing your other half? Do you find yourself dissapointed of an unexpected change in a personal relationship? This "Last Call" can release from any fear of loss, because in fact we own nothing at all.”

-Nagamag.com

Australian artist Harry Nathan closed out 2020 with news of his upcoming EP “Songs About Falling” while also sharing its first single ‘High’ (released via Majestic Casual Records). He’s coming back to us this month with that EP’s second single ‘Last Call’.

Throughout all of the songs on this new EP, Harry draws nostalgic inspiration via 80’s drum machines and synthesisers, reminiscent of Todd Terje, Client Liaison and Touch Sensitive. For the story behind this particular song, the singer/songwriter and producer portrays a tale of emotional heartache, written via the viewpoint of his close friend..

“I wrote this song from the perspective of one of my best friends, who was going through a tricky break up. Matters of the heart are never easy, we’ve all been in that situation where a once loving relationship nears its fatal end. We scramble for clarity in the abyss as our world shifts into the emotional unknown.”

"The song wrote itself in an hour. Mr. Moustache was at my place in LA and showing me some instrumental ideas, I heard "Last Call" and the lyrics and story began pouring out of me."– Harry Nathan

A few words that come to mind while listening to ‘Last Call’ are “smooth”, “nostalgic” and “dreamy” just to name a few, and that can all easily be associated with the 80’s drum machines and synthesisers that Harry has used throughout the EP.

‘Last Call’ is one of those songs that would perfectly suit a late-night cruise through a city or coastal road on a warm summer’s eve.

Stay tuned for the “Songs About Falling” EP, scheduled for release in March 2021.

Stream:
smarturl.it/last*call

Listen to ‘High’ via Majestic Casual:
youtu.be/fWcD0P-dIgA

Artist Connect:
www.instagram.com/harrynathan_
www.facebook.com/harrynathan
www.soundcloud.com/harrynathan
www.twitter.com/harrynathan_

Sulkin’ Raven – Okay, for Real This Time (Spotify)

“Brand new and very emotional chilling work from Sulkin' Raven. An electronic music producer who combines the ambient sounds for passive listening with the grooves for the active ear.”

-Nagamag.com

Artist shared with us few words about this song:

"When I wrote this EP back in 2016, it was the first time I set out to release music on my own without any collaborators. I had worked with my band members or worked with filmmakers on musical projects in the past but never solely by myself, so this was a new adventure for me. At the time, I was still very unsure how to capture the sound in my head, and what I ended up releasing wasn't very representative of what I wanted at the time. I didn't know who I was as an independent artist, and I lacked the skills to manifest the sounds in my head without others' help. Following my first EP's release, I continued to experiment and develop as an artist, leading to better and better music from Sulkin' Raven. Now I feel like I have found myself as a craftsman, a composer, and an artist. Because I was so unsure of myself when releasing my first EP, I never promoted the songs much because I knew deep down they weren't me, and they weren't representative of the sounds that were in my heart. Now I've re-made, re-shaped, and re-released the EP, bringing it up to my current standard for my music. Now it’s a release I'm truly proud of and something I feel excited to share with everyone in the world. Okay, for Real This Time represented how I felt then, and it is how I feel right now with this new version of this old track"

www.instagram.com/sulkin_raven/

Sulkin' Raven is the brain child of Kevin De Nicolo. Combining elements of synthwave, chiptune, psych-rock, and ambient music. Kevin performs live stream jams on Twitch.tv

sulkinraven.bandcamp.com/
www.twitch.tv/sulkin_raven

Peter Aries – Electric Mirage (Video)

“Light and cheerful track with balanced and carefully chosen melodies. A truly “Electric Mirage” from Peter to welcome the new year with the best Synthwave experience.”

-Nagamag.com

Peter is a Swedish producer with main focus on electronic genres such as synthwave, trance and more.

His first official release was the EP “Finally” which was released in 2006, on CD only. Since then he has released +100 tracks and has continued to confuse his fans by switching style/genres back and forth, never stopping to experiment and following his passion – the simple joy of creating music. He has been working as both a solo artist and in collaboration with other artists, such as MarsTv, Social Ambitions and Karin My.

www.instagram.com/peterariesmusic

Ryan Flynn Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Ryan Flynn:
The genres that better describe the music style would be Synth Pop, Indie Pop, and Indie Electronic.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Ryan Flynn:
Originally begun as an experimental side project while in film school, ryan flynn has since evolved into a perpetual orb-praising space pop venture. It was in Rochester, NY that ryan flynn established his signature funky synth pop sound, solidified by the release of an eponymous EP in 2019 with widespread praise from the local community.
In 2020, ryan flynn took to the road with his Moog synthesizer, writing and performing improvisational pieces inspired by the scenery across the country.

Currently, ryan flynn is focusing on writing and releasing new tunes such as "Seems Like Yesterday," "Pressure," and "Outside" alongside creating tasteful visuals to accompany the releases.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Ryan Flynn:
My first connection to music was certainly through my parents love for music. I was consistently surrounded by great music and was fortunate to have a piano in our home. No one else could play, but I'm pretty sure it was just there when we bought our house on Long Island. I would fool around and eventually grew to love the instrument! Once high school hit, I found myself writing and performing in a metal band with some great friends. I'd say with all of those things coming together, this was my pathway into music.


Nagamag:
Do you have any plans to follow the release of the latest single, "Outside?"

Ryan Flynn:
Yes! We have a music video for "Outside" coming out December 16th. For the music video, I've combined and edited the works of two amazing artists together; Micah Buzan, who does the beautiful animation, and Taryn Elliot, who does the amazing landscape filmography. The combination of the two really vibes with the the track and I can't wait for people to connect the visuals with the track!


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Ryan Flynn:
Steely Dan "Hey Nineteen"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Ryan Flynn:
Tame Impala Let It Happen

Discover & Listen to Ryan Flynn

Ryan Flynn on Spotify

Ryan Flynn's Signature Track

Ryan Flynn on Social Media

ryanflynnmusic
ryanflynnmusic
flynnthirteen

Ryan Flynn's Website

www.ryanflynnmusic.com

Peter Nigido Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
What are the genres that describe better your music style?

Peter Nigido:
Alternative, Electronic, Trip Pop


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Peter Nigido:
I first learnt to play the drums when I was in my early teens. I took an interest in hybrid playing, introducing electronic pads, looping systems and live programming set ups to my drum kit. This also encouraged my decision to study studio production. I’m currently signed to indie label Cultivator Records releasing music I produce and now sing and front my own solo works.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Peter Nigido:
Yes, I used to play with mums wooden spoons on a chair accompanying my brother on the acoustic guitar playing songs from U2’s Achtung Baby. Dad popped his head in and asked if I wanted to take drum lessons.


Nagamag:
Have you produced anything this year?

Peter Nigido:
Yeah, I was part of the Facebook group Live Electronic Musicians of Melbourne’s “Covers/Remix” compilation album. We were partnered up with another artist where we had to either remix or cover was her others song. I was paired with Melbourne’s Arcane Trickster and took on the song Project Sign. Arcane Trickster Remixed my song Touch. Was an awesome little project to take on. I real my liked what Arcane Trickster produced with their remix of Touch.


Nagamag:
Anything new releasing over the remainder of the year?

Peter Nigido:
Yep, I have an EP releasing on 11.12.20. It’s an Ep that features a radio edit of the single Touch, 2 B-Sides and 2 feature artists remix of 2 other songs of mine.


Nagamag:
Most artists have a favorite song from a different music genre than the one they are producing music for... Which is yours?

Peter Nigido:
Tori "Amos Spark"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which track from a similar artist you admire?

Peter Nigido:
Pucifer "Horizons"

Discover & Listen to Peter Nigido

Peter Nigido on Spotify

Peter Nigido's Signature Track

Peter Nigido on Social Media

@peternigidomusic
@p_nigido_music

Peter Nigido's Website

www.peternigido.com
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