After listening to Jackmaster’s Tweak-A-Holic 3, we’ve got no doubt this will be the soundtrack to your next house party. There is something undeniable about disco-funk music, and that is the undeniable urge to dance like your drunken uncle at a rollerskating jam in the 80s. Numbers are allowing you to grab the download in exchange for your email address, over at tweak-a-holic.com.
Them Thangs is a unique image blog run by Justin Blyth. At first look, one would assume the blog is purely vintage skate, punk and totally rad graphics. It’s only until you click over to the next page that you realize that you were only viewing the first post. It’s an unusual format that manages to compile a large resource of images based on one theme. Don’t forget to check it out for yourself at them-thangs.com
We were immediately hooked when Lazer Sword dropped their debut record, which featured some of Kilians artwork. Upon further research, we discover that the folks over at Acclaim Magazine also had a custom piece designed for their cover. Kilian is a graphic artist from Sweden, who’s “heart beats a little extra for Science Fiction and Surrealism”. You can check out his tumblr here or his facebook here.
Miami Nights 1984 is Michael Glover from Victoria, BC, Canada. His obsession with the 1980s has led to the founding of Rosso Corsa Records and a revival of synthesizer music. With Rosso Corsa he is championing many artists such as Mitch Murder, Lazerhawk and Jordan F to make 1980s-inspired music with modern fidelity.
Being among the pioneers of this revival, Mike’s first project Actrazer initially defined the Rosso Corsa sound together with output from label co-founder Lazerhawk. They coined their music Outrun, a genre of soundtrack music with epic leads and arpeggiated synths. At the same time, Kavinsky, the Outrunners and the Valerie Collective were all contributing to this new sound.
Since 2010 Michael Glover has been ecstatic about the success of his second project known as Miami Nights 1984 (MN84). Characterized by smooth synthesizers and nostalgic solos, this new sound accentuates the carefree feel of the 1980s.
The Miami Nights sound is garnering support on an international scale with the official remix of ‘Somebody I Used To Know.’ by Gotye. It infuses 1980s charm with Gotye’s powerful voices and moody lyrics. Rollings Stone says it’s an “eighties-inspired synth-pop remix, inspired by [mike's] love of old John Hughes films” while VH1 says “It’s a synth-led 80s redux, and it’s pretty rad”