We are stoked to announce that Dreamkid, yet another amazing discovery artist, has joined the ranks over here at Outland HQ.
Ryan Morris aka Dreamkid is no stranger to music, having performed in many bands throughout his life and also being signed to a US indie label before. Dreamkid is hoping to stir up the world of synthwave with his own brand of nostalgic melodies and a fresh androgynous look to boot. Watch out for singles dropping this Summer followed up by his debut album through Outland Recordings before 2022 arrives.
In our quest to support new discovery artists that pack a punch, we are thrilled at the prospect of releasing Shades of Thunder's debut album this year. Shades of Thunder are Electro-charged Synthwave producer duo Powernerd & Edictum. No stranger to the synth scene, Powernerd has producer credits on titles by synth siren Dana Jean Phoenix and Ultraboss, as well as colabs with Carbon Killer, Neon Nox, LeBrock, VolkorX and journalist Ian Urbina. Edictum on the other hand shared stages with prominent DJ’s like Tocadisco and DJ Hazard, but is also a bona fide scientist after studying chemistry and doctoral defence. Their fruitful and productive bond ensures that songs are carved through inspiration from nature and creative recharge, while manically driven by inquiring minds and endless sonic possibilities through defined analytical scientific research.
Shades of Thunder’s debut album due for release in 2021 promises to be a refreshing shot in the arm for any electronic music or synthwave music fan.
All music released through Outland Recordings is Twitch-friendly
Twitch Notice: ALL music released on Outland Recordings is Twitch-friendly either through Spotify playlist or through Twitch's new Soundtrack feature.
It's no secret that streaming has taken on a new life this year, and the music industry's continued crossover with the world of gaming has made Twitch the crown jewel of streaming services. Our distributor has been working with Twitch for a long time, and we are now proud to announce that music distributed by Outland Recordings will now be delivered to Twitch via their new service: Soundtrack by Twitch.
Passionate curation staff, as well as select streamers and industry partners, will keep Twitch's playlists up to date with the latest music. Each playlist is tailored to a specific genre, mood or vibe, from the latest electronic and dance music in their 'SoundPls' playlist to chilled out lo-fi beats in the 'Beats To Stream To' playlist and everything in between - the Soundtrack library has an incredibly diverse set of artists and genres to stream with.
The music from Soundtrack is given its own audio channel on live streams, so creators don't need to worry about archives being muted or their channel receiving copyright strikes - for you as a label, this means that Twitch is now a viable service for your music to reach millions of new listeners.
Outland Recordings signs Laura Dre!
We're thrilled to be working with a musician and producer of the stature that is Laura Dre, and even more so to be releasing her upcoming debut album 'Moving Spaces', co-produced by Robert Harder (Brian Eno, David Byrne, Babyshambles).
If your penchant is the Trevor Something style of synthwave combined with epic contemporary synth pop sounds, then you're going to fall in love with her music. The lead single releases in early 2021.
Follow Laura here: https://ffm.bio/lauradre/
The Last Concorde sign with Outland Recordings!
In our quest to release no-nonsense pure synthwave and from a brand new crop of artists we've discovered, we welcome The Last Concorde to the stable! The Last Concorde, based in Barcelona, are synthwave duo Jordi and Xavier Godas. Describing themselves as Mediterranean Dreamwave, the brothers' debut self-titled album is due for release in 2021. The Last Concorde joins Outland's stunning roster of artists including Dana Jean Phoenix and Morgan Willis, while their sound will be appreciated by fans of Timecop1983, The Midnight and Spotify's RetroWave / Outrun editorial playlist.
The Future Kids sign with Outland Recordings!
In our quest to release no-nonsense pure synthwave and from a brand new crop of artists we've discovered, we welcome The Future Kids! The Future Kids is a synthwave and retrowave act with Belgian roots. Deeply influenced by the early French House movement and nostalgic dreamy synth movie soundtracks from the 80s, The Future Kids debut album is due for release in 2021. The Future Kids joins Outland's stunning roster of artists including Dana Jean Phoenix and Morgan Willis.
Retro Drive: The Soundtrack released!
Retro Drive Studio and Outland Recordings takes retro arcade driving game and synthwave soundtrack to the world with over 15,000 app downloads across multiple regions new to the retrowave genre, with Android release in July set to increase that number by a long margin.
Outland Recordings has just released the soundtrack to the retro futuristic driving game, Retro Drive, available on Apple’s App Store for iOS since May this year. The soundtrack features some pure instrumental synthwave belters from heavy hitter genre legends like Futurecop!, Michael Oakley, New Arcades and Neon Nox. Spice that all up with some super exclusive tracks from Sunglasses Kid, Highway Superstar, Lost Outrider, Stilz, Paradise Walk, Fantom ’87 and 80s Stallone and you have arguably the best synthwave compilation album ever released.
Brett Simpson and Stuart McLaren of indie synthwave label Outland Recordings says, “We had been working on a synthwave compilation since 2017 and saw the perfect opportunity to collaborate, thereby saving the game developers the hassle of managing the music licensing side, which is often a pitfall for so many indie devs. We were very lucky to secure some of the most exciting and relevant synthwave artists for the project - these unique and unreleased tracks are all epic and represent this burgeoning genre superbly.”
View the Retro Drive Soundtrack Teaser here: https://youtu.be/X_aGo8--j-Y
Available for iOS 10 or higher. Android version to follow in July 2020.
It’s time to buckle up and immerse yourself in the Retroverse! Download Retro Drive FREE from the Apple App Store here: https://bit.ly/retrodrivegame
Dana Jean Phoenix & Powernerd's Megawave goes huge with Outland Recordings!
Dana Jean Phoenix and Powernerd's new album MEGAWAVE released to great acclaim on 24 April, taking Bandcamp's worldwide Album of the Day award on the 20th! Pick it up on all stores NOW from this link: https://ffm.to/megawave
Megawave features brand new tracks from Dana Jean Phoenix & Powernerd with remixes by Straplocked & New Arcades.
Full Album Teaser: https://youtu.be/gXZvG7Jf2oc
Cover Artwork by Artwork & Commissions by Jordan Noir.
Video Directed & Additional animation & art by: PH(rank) Z(one) & Dana Jean Phoenix
𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙨𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙬𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙟𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙣𝙚, 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢 𝙖 𝙜𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙩𝙨𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙞 𝙤𝙛 𝙚𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙜𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚, 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙣𝙚𝙬 𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣: 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙜𝙮 𝙚𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙢𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙨𝙥𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙨𝙦𝙪𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙, 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙛𝙪𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙝 𝙙𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣. 𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙖 𝙅𝙚𝙖𝙣 𝙋𝙝𝙤𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙭 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙗𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙋𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙙 (𝘿𝙅𝙋𝙉𝙍𝘿), 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙜𝙤 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙎𝙮𝙣𝙩𝙝𝙬𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙖𝙬𝙖𝙫𝙚.
Taurus 1984 signs with Outland Recordings!
We are very excited to announce that Taurus 1984 out of Swansea in Wales UK, has become part of the Outland Recordings family!
We have been impressed for a long time with Alastair & Bobby's ability to produce amazing vocal-driven synthwave & retro-pop, and we are SO pumped for their first single release feat. Abi Davies on vocals, on Friday 6 March. A second single follows with the full-length album 'Dream Warriors' kicking the Summer off into high Delorean gear!
Pre-Save and Pre-Add 'Home' here: https://ffm.to/taurus1984home
New Arcades set for release of debut 'Returning Home'!
With London synth duo New Arcades dropping their debut album this month, it’s hard to imagine they were releasing vocal Synthwave before the likes of The Midnight, Gunship and FM-84.
Returning Home – produced by New Arcades and Outland and mastered by Pete Maher – follows the release of the two singles Solace and Into The Unknown. Both set the tone for an album that marries purist instrumental synthwave to sweeping vocal dreampop. The debut never strays far from the lush cinematic soundscapes New Arcades have come to be known for, but as a whole remains an utterly coherent and convincing 10-track journey through contemporary synth & retrowave.
Grab pre-orders and future purchases here > https://ffm.to/4naoepr
Morgan Willis releases second single C.O.M.A
French synthwave producer MORGAN WILLIS returns with a second single ahead of his eagerly anticipated album due for release later this year.
C.O.M.A features a delectable foot-tapping funky dance groove peppered with Willis's signature Miami Vice-styled percussion that brings 80's disco funk back to the future. This is pure Retrowave Synthwave.
Get it now right here 👉 https://ffm.to/mwcoma
Morgan Willis releases first single on Outland Recordings!
Marseilles-based synth and retrowave legend Morgan Willis has a new album on the horizon. The first single Rabbit Hole Chasing You (feat. KEL) is released on Friday 30 August to all good online digital stores. Having recently signed a single-album deal with Outland Recordings, Willis claims this next one is going to make fans of Sophie Teenage Dream and Miami Calling jump for joy.
Rabbit Hole Chasing You features long-time Morgan Willis vocal collaborator KEL, who’s penned lyrics and superb singing lend a touch of 80s style class to this upbeat synthwave dance track.
Right off the back of Morgan Willis's foray into scarier subjects with the Jenkins House in April 2019, he returns with a pulsating Summer tune complete with beautiful vocals from long-time collaborator KEL. Could this first single be the beginning of your soundtrack to the Summer?
Single Artwork by Foreigner Art
New Arcades announce second single off their debut LP....
New Arcades announce their second single 'Into The Unknown' off their upcoming debut LP due out in October 2019...
Spotify Pre-Save or Apple Pre-Add here (it won't cost you a penny): https://ffm.to/intotheunknown
"New Arcades bust out the blocks with another belter - their second single off their eagerly-awaited debut album. Stranger Things-inspired, INTO THE UNKNOWN could be lifted straight from an 80s-inspired blockbuster. A true to New Arcade’s form, vocal-driven synth melody sure to be your next neural massage. The tone suggests a chaotic world saved only by the hope of a couple’s reunion, through the eyes of the hero. Let this perfect marriage of synthwave, retrowave and synthpop take you back to a simpler time, full of hope, romance and nostalgia. Sit back, turn up the volume and step Into The Unknown…"
New Arcades sign with Outland Recordings!
London-based synthwave stalwarts New Arcades have a debut album on the horizon. The first single Solace was released on Friday 9 August to all good online digital stores.
Having recently signed a two-album deal with Outland Recordings, New Arcades’ debut is primed to explode on the synth and retrowave scene since their first single release back in 2013.
Solace, mastered by Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, The 1975) is the first of two singles before the album release in October this year. Known for their vocalised electronic and synth tracks, New Arcades have opted to blast this self-produced instrumental out of the blocks first, which will be followed in September by the second single.
Exploding into your consciousness, SOLACE arrives with a Replicant's knuckle-punch, awakening you from your synth-slumber. Power beats and atmospheric synths lead a retro-inspired melody that’s both upbeat and inspiring. Prepare for an unforgettable Synthwave journey across the neon sands of time. Put it on LOUD - this track is sure to become an old friend on your Synthwave playlists....