Dedicated to the synthwave music scene, a revisionist 80s music style of synthesizers and pulsing beats, and the retrofuturist 80s aesthetic of fast cars, neon lights and chrome.
/r/outrun is a general community dedicated to the synthwave music scene, a revisionist 80s music style of synthesizers and pulsing beats, and the retrofuturist 80s aesthetic of fast cars, neon lights and chrome.
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Check out this image of the Synthwave Essentials Chart. to get started on some of the best synthwave has to offer.
Follow the /r/outrun twitter for updates on AMA's and other cool news.
We are also working on the synthwave wiki. Check it out! Help with editing the wiki is much appreciated! <3
All your hottest outrun related garbage can go on /r/outruncirclejerk . Ever questioned: Is this outrun? It always is on /r/outruncirclejerk.
Please keep to the theme of the sub: check if your content retro-related or inspired before posting. Unrelated content might be removed without notice.
Please post content that you think is really worth sharing with other members. Common low-effort content might be removed without notice.
We are not affiliated to any political movements. Any political content will be removed. Enjoy the music and aesthetic regardless of your political views.
Please check before posting if the content has been around recently or not. Reposts might be removed without notice. This includes posts in our top of all time.
If you are a music producer or any other kind of content maker, your content is welcome here. But please post your original content in reasonable amounts. Please don't spam promote. Otherwise your posts might get removed or your access to the sub might be restricted.
If you're not posting original content, don't forget to include the credit and source link in post title, description or in first comment.
Please do not share pirated or leaked content; posts and comments containing download links will be removed without notice. Most releases are free to listen on streaming platforms. Support your scene!
If you're involved in the scene and would like to schedule an AMA, message the moderators and perhaps we can work something out.
Check out the full list of AMAs on the Synthwave Wiki.
A great place to start discovering synthwave is the earlier mentioned Synthwave Essential Album Chart.
Playlists on spotify that we recommend are "Synthwave in Space" playlist by aof3d or his "Synthwave Underground" playlist consisting of lesser known synthwave artists.
Youtube is also a great way to discover new music, there are many good youtube channels. Most notably:
If you want a continues stream of synthwave check out the synthwave station on Digitally Imported Radio curated by our very own mod /u/liamemsa.
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Feel free to talk about music general stuff here. Please report offending posts - it's the easiest way for moderators to get alerted to rulebreaking content. Artists, don't forget to use the OC tag. Thank you, and have a wonderful day!
To Submit follow the playlist and dm me on instagram @ synthwave.dave
Was working on some electronics when I realized my purple background lighting was a perfect match with the screen and trace colors on my signal scope 😄
I made this music a few years ago and completely forgot that. It's on spotify now: https://open.spotify.com/album/0xuJTK32gNaSJFLBxfDHDS?si=JxV2DxtYQuemGT5vHVmPGw&context=spotify%3Aalbum%3A0xuJTK32gNaSJFLBxfDHDS
I've spent a considerable amount of time curating a RetroWave-themed playlist on Spotify that I believe many of you will enjoy. It's called 'RetroWave Rhythms', and it's a compilation of some fantastic tunes that truly stood out for me. I've tried to include a mix of some nu-disco, funky house, synthwave and some lesser-known chillwave gems. I hope you find it as captivating as I do! If you're into give it a save and follow and of course I'm open to some feedback! Plan here is to grow this playlist and keep the synthwave/retrowave movement going!
Here's the link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1ueiAoq0jAxv6G7gUR0KQw?si=44b75982c66845cb