Category: Synthpop


“Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove. Before long, he grew tired of working for the space-military-industrial complex and found solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records. He knew it was only of matter of time before he was hung up like so many boots before him. He abandoned the program and used his savings to build a music-production studio in an unnamed U.S. location, where he is currently working.”

Moon Boots – Running From

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Portland based POINDEXTER remixed the classic slow and sexy jam from James Blake and turned it into some tropical music porn.

POINDEXTER’s original tracks also deserve some attention especially “Gray Matter” off his EP Forever. Check it out.

James Blake – The Wilhelm Scream (POINDEXTER Remix)

POINDEXTER – Gray Matter

In Soviet Russia

As a child of the 80’s I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for the “sound” that existed back then. Tesla Boy, from Russia, does an amazing job incorporating those sounds combined with today’s modern sound. This song in particular makes me think of those crazy nights where you just straight up abuse your body, but hey, at least it was fun right?

“Tesla Boy is the hottest band to come out of Russia since…well, probably ever! Although the band was formed in late 2008, they have yet to be labeled by anyone as “newcomers” to the electro-pop scene. It’s all here – dreamy melodies, Moroder-esque basslines, melancholic sleazy vocals, and glittering synth hooks that are to die for. Yes, fans of that 80s Synthpop/New Wave sound are in for a real treat – but Tesla Boy isn’t purely retro…oh no! Lovers of contemporary bands such as Cut Copy, Zoot Woman, Empire Of The Sun and Junior Boys won’t be able to resist Tesla Boy’s incredible modernistic style.”

Tesla Boy – Waste My Body