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Introduction of Blogwave Music

Blogwave is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the 1980s and is characterized by the use of synthesizers and other electronic music production equipment. It often incorporates elements of 1980s pop culture, including retro futuristic design elements and nostalgiciac references to 1980s films, television shows, and video games.

Blogwave music often has a nostalgiciac, retro feel and is known for its use of vintage synthesizers and other electronic music production equipment. It is often associated with the subculture known as “retrowave,” which encompasses a variety of art and media inspired by 1980s pop culture.

Blogwave has gained popularity in recent years, with many artists and DJs creating and performing music in this genre. It is often associated with the retrofuturism movement, which looks back to the past and imagines what the future might have looked like if certain technological or cultural developments had taken a different path.

In general, Blogwave is known for its nostalgiciac, retro feel and its use of vintage synthesizers and other electronic music production equipment. It is a popular genre of electronic music that has gained a dedicated following around the world.

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Recent Blogwave Artists Interviews

  • Ryan Flynn interview on Nagamag Music Magazine

Ryan Flynn Interview on Nagamag

December 19th, 2020|Categories: Blogwave Features, Blogwave Interviews, Features, Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , , , , |

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

Ryan Flynn's Website

  • Peter Nigido interview on Nagamag Music Magazine

Peter Nigido Interview on Nagamag

December 17th, 2020|Categories: Blogwave Features, Blogwave Interviews, Features, Interviews, The Latest|Tags: , , , , , , |

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

Peter Nigido's Website

Blogwave Featured Releases

  • Edoardo Gastaldi - Quadrifogli, Neoclassical music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Edoardo Gastaldi – Quadrifogli

February 4th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

“Όσα κι αν έχουν συμβεί στη ζωή ,ευχάριστα και θλιβερά πάντα έρχεται κάτι νέο για να σε εκπλήξει. Μια υπέροχη μελωδία σαν κι αυτή βρίσκεται πάντα δίπλα σου και ζωντανεύει το βιβλίο της ζωής σου. Παίρνει χρώματα από τη φύση και σου φτιάχνει παραστάσεις. Έτσι είναι αδύνατο να ξεχάσεις όσα έζησες αλλά πάντα έχεις έναν οδηγό για να συμβουλευτείς στο μέλλον.”

“Whatever happened in life, pleasant and sad always comes something new to surprise you. A wonderful melody like this is always next to you and brings to life the book of your life. It takes colors from nature and makes you shows. So it is impossible to forget what you have lived through but you always have a guide to consult in the future.” *

“Pase lo que pase en la vida, Pleasant and Sad siempre viene algo nuevo para sorprenderte. Una melodía maravillosa como esta siempre está a tu lado y da vida al libro de tu vida. Se necesitan colores de la naturaleza y te hace espectáculos. Por lo tanto, es imposible olvidar lo que ha vivido, pero siempre tiene una guía para consultar en el futuro.” *

-Nagamag.com

This song released by: PaKo Music Records

Track Sources:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/2uhbhTNnvqAImXV4fbgaJD
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjriJVloAYI
Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/album/quadrifogli/1657878575?i=1657878887
Deezer: www.deezer.com/track/2018817057

Artist’s Socials:
Instagram: www.instagram.com/edoardo_gastaldi
Twitter: twitter.com/GastaldiEdoardo

  • Laeland x Snøw - Just Give Me Something, Hip Hop music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Laeland x Snøw – Just Give Me Something

February 4th, 2023|Tags: , , , , , , |

“Background vocal editing in the beginning introduce us to the song mood instantly. With first verse and lead vocal, song takes off into the smooth hip hop style, with easy groove and beautiful soft harmonies in the background. Vocals are layered so well, chorus parts as well as the verses, definitely the best part in the song. ”

“Ιστορικό φωνητική επεξεργασία στην αρχή μας εισάγει στη διάθεση του τραγουδιού αμέσως. Με το πρώτο στίχο και το φωνητικό, το τραγούδι ξεκινάει στο λείο στυλ hip hop, με εύκολο αυλάκι και όμορφες μαλακές αρμονίες στο παρασκήνιο. Τα φωνητικά είναι στρωμένα τόσο καλά, τα κομμάτια των χορωδιών καθώς και οι στίχοι, σίγουρα το καλύτερο μέρος στο τραγούδι.” *

“La edición vocal de fondo al principio nos presenta el estado de ánimo de la canción al instante. Con el primer verso y la voz principal, Song despega al estilo suave de hip hop, con un ritmo fácil y hermosas armonías suaves en el fondo. Las voces están en capas tan bien, partes de coro, así como los versos, definitivamente la mejor parte de la canción.” *

-Nagamag.com

Laeland releases the melancholy single “Just Give Me Something” via Nettwerk, featuring Snøw and anonymous producer Boy Nobody. The song follows the release of “Dumb Luck,” “Now And Then,” and “i wish u cheated sooner.” Traditional hip-hop drums and melodies are mixed with acoustic guitar to create the classic sad-rap sound, as Laeland articulates his complicated feelings for a love interest.

Shares Laeland: “This song narratively approaches the inner workings of a back-and-forth relationship. There are demands made that aren’t elaborated on, moods that change with days, and romantic dynamics that shift more frequently as the relationship falls further into ruin. The worst is yet to come, they just don’t know it yet.”

ffm.to/justgivemesomething

  • INTI - Shot Down Babylon, World Music music genre, Nagamag Magazine

INTI – Shot Down Babylon

February 4th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

“Ο ρυθμός δίνει από την πρώτη στιγμή το σύνθημα και με το κέφι του εκπλήσσει ευχάριστα τη διάθεση μας. Τα φωνητικά σε πλήρη αρμονία με το ρυθμό και τη μελωδία μοιράζουν γοητευτικές αγκαλιές με την πληθωρικό και άφθονο ύφος τους. Με ευκολία μεταδίδουν την θετική ενέργεια τους και μας ελκύουν. Η μεθυστική μελωδία ξέρει πολύ καλά να παίζει το ρόλο της και καταφέρνει να μας μείνει αξέχαστη στο μυαλό.”

“The rhythm gives the slogan from the first moment and with its fun, it pleasantly surprises our mood. The vocals in complete harmony with the rhythm and the melody distribute charming hugs with their exuberant and abundant style. They easily transmit their positive energy and attract us. The intoxicating melody knows very well how to play its role and manages to be unforgettable in mind.” *

“El ritmo le da el eslogan desde el primer momento y con su diversión, sorprende gratamente nuestro estado de ánimo. La voz en completa armonía con el ritmo y la melodía distribuyen abrazos encantadores con su estilo exuberante y abundante. Transmiten fácilmente su energía positiva y nos atraen. La melodía intoxicante sabe muy bien cómo desempeñar su papel y logra ser inolvidable en mente.” *

-Nagamag.com

This song released by: INTI Records

Track Sources:
Spotify: open.spotify.com/track/6JlePhwgXkp0Hzm3jVw9Tv
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=98ryGMw9-FQ

Latest Blogwave discoveries

  • Nick Throop - Shame, Blogwave music genre, Nagamag Magazine

Nick Throop – Shame

February 1st, 2023|Tags: , , |

Ωραία μελωδία με μια διάθεση αγωνίας και μυστηρίου που σε μαγνητίζει και θέλεις να ζήσεις την περιπέτεια μαζί της. Ο ρυθμός σε ξεσηκώνει και δεν σου αφήνει περ... >>> Read more & listen to this song on Nagamag #synthwave #nagamag #musicmagazine IG: @tricknoop

Some Blogwave subgenres

There are several subgenres of Blogwave, including:

Outrun: a subgenre of Blogwave that is characterized by its use of 1980s-inspired synthesizers and its focus on themes of speed, neon lights, and futuristic cities.

Darksynth: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of Blogwave with darker, more aggressive themes and sounds.

Dreamwave: a subgenre of Blogwave that is characterized by its use of smooth, atmospheric synthesizers and its focus on themes of nostalgia and longing.

Cyberpunk: a subgenre of Blogwave that is inspired by the cyberpunk genre of science fiction and is characterized by its use of futuristic sounds and themes.

Retrowave: a subgenre of Blogwave that is characterized by its use of vintage synthesizers and its focus on themes of nostalgia and retrofuturism.

Horror Synth: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of Blogwave with horror-inspired themes and sounds.

Future funk: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of funk, disco, and electronic music, often with a futuristic or cyberpunk-inspired aesthetic.

Electro funk: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of funk, disco, and electronic music, often with a retro or nostalgiciac feel.

Electro house: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of house music and electronic music, often with a focus on danceability and energetic beats.

Chillwave: a subgenre of Blogwave that is characterized by its laid-back, atmospheric sound and its focus on themes of relaxation and introspection.

Vaporwave: a subgenre of Blogwave that is characterized by its use of slowed-down, chopped-up samples from 1980s and 1990s pop and smooth jazz music, often combined with synthesizers and other electronic elements.

Future garage: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of garage music and electronic music, often with a futuristic or experimental aesthetic.

Dub techno: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of techno and dub music, often with a focus on deep, immersive sounds and experimental production techniques.

Synthpop: a subgenre of Blogwave that combines elements of pop music and electronic music, often with a focus on catchy melodies and upbeat rhythms.

These are just a few examples of the many subgenres of Blogwave that have emerged over the years. Many Blogwave artists and DJs draw inspiration from multiple subgenres and may incorporate elements of several different styles into their music.

The most used instruments in Blogwave Music

In Blogwave music, synthesizers are the most common and important instrument used. Synthesizers are electronic instruments that generate sounds by creating and modifying waveforms. They can produce a wide range of sounds, including melodies, chords, basslines, and effects, and are often used to create the signature sound of Blogwave music.

Other common instruments used in Blogwave music include drum machines, samplers, and sequencers. Drum machines are electronic instruments that produce drum and percussion sounds, while samplers allow users to record and play back samples of sounds, such as drum hits or individual notes from a synthesizer. Sequencers are used to program and arrange musical patterns and can be used to create complex, layered compositions.

Guitars, basses, and other traditional instruments are also sometimes used in Blogwave music, often in conjunction with synthesizers and other electronic instruments. In some cases, these instruments may be played live, while in others they may be processed through electronic effects or played using software instruments.

Vocals: Vocals can be used in Blogwave music, but they are not always present. Some Blogwave tracks are purely instrumental, while others feature vocals as a prominent element.

In Blogwave music, vocals are often treated as just another sound source, similar to a synthesizer or drum machine. They may be processed through electronic effects to give them a particular sound or texture, or they may be used in combination with other electronic instruments to create a more layered, complex sound.

Many Blogwave tracks feature vocals that are sung or spoken in a style that is reminiscent of 1980s pop and new wave music. These vocals may be treated with effects such as reverb, delay, or vocoding to give them a retro or futuristic feel.

Overall, the use of vocals in Blogwave music is a matter of personal preference for the artist or producer creating the track. Some Blogwave tracks are purely instrumental, while others feature vocals as a key element of the sound.

Overall, the most important instrument in Blogwave music is the synthesizer, which is used to create the majority of the sounds heard in this genre. Other electronic instruments, such as drum machines and samplers, are also commonly used to shape and augment the sounds produced by synthesizers.