Synthwave Wiki

This is a collaborative community website about the 80's inspired music style known as Synthwave that anyone, including you, can edit. Click the edit button at the top of any page to get started! There are many many things that need to be done on this wiki:

  • Add more artists pages
  • Write artist bio's
  • Add album pages, red links are for pages not yet made. You will see them on many artist pages. Click the link to create the album page.
  • Create label category pages, bio's etc
If you want to help out that be much appreciated, contact me on here or on the /r/outrun discord (@vaag)

Synthwave - Also known as outrun, retrowave, and many other names of it's own sub genres - is a genre of electronic music influenced by 1980's film soundtracks (adventure, action, science fiction and horror films especially), video game music and pop-culture. Beginning in the mid 2000's, the genre developed from various niche communities on the internet in what film maker Iván Castell (of the "Rise of the Synths" synthwave documentary) described as "a DIY grass-roots music movement."

To see a complete description of synthwave's origins, music characteristics and sub genres definition, click here


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