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Soundtracks to a Dying World: Summer Singles

After a grueling night shift in a factory that seems to have more robotic employees than human, you wake coated in sweat. Has it always been this hot this time of year? Your memory seems to escape you...

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Crossing the Uncanny Valley – Perturbator, Société des Arts Technologiques (Montréal), May 13th, 2019.

Perturbator is without a doubt the best known synthwave artist presently active. What is less known, however, is that Perturbator is James Kent, son of Nick Kent, journalist for the seminal British mu...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Disasterpeace

If you think about it, the histories of video game and cyberpunk culture are closely intertwined. Both began gestating in the late 1970s and began leaving their marks on pop culture in the ‘80s. The “...

Synth Riders VR Presents the FiXT Essentials Playlist, Vol. 1

Hey. Hey kid. You like VR? How about synthwave? Do you like soaring across the vast, vector-graphic landscapes of the Grid? Of course you do, it’s the 21st century. Lucky for you, I got a new, 1...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Metric

“He’s really reaching now,” you’re probably thinking. “He can’t keep reeling in synthpop bands forever. I want more industrial, fucker.” And sure, Metric, the four-piece new wave revival b...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Death Grips

If you’ve been on any music sites in the last five years, chances are you know about Death Grips. Hitting the music industry like a bat with nails spiked into it through a Tesla windshield, the ...

“Alice”: A Glimpse into Pylot’s Future

Great news for synthwave fans: indie label FiXT Neon has just given Neon Dystopia the honor of showcasing the first single off Pylot’s upcoming EP. Clean our those earholes of yours and fill them back...

Soundtracks to a Dying World: Phantogram

Trip hop is a tricky genre to get your head around if you’re a filthy casual listener. In more ways than one, it feels like it was beamed back to us from the future–it draws influence from...

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Soundtracks to a Dying World: Depeche Mode

Sometimes, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what makes certain kinds of music fall under the cyberpunk umbrella. If the scope is too broad, you risk lumping in modern music genres with heavy e...

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