Author Topic: What really started the Synthwave/Outrun movement?  (Read 128 times)

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What really started the Synthwave/Outrun movement?
« on: August 20, 2018, 12:24:01 PM »
I was wondering what really started the synthwave movement, or made it as moderately popular as it is, although the fanbase clearly isn't mainstream. Apparently part of the reason that "The Midnight" started their retro sounding project was due to the inspiration of the score from Drive. And producer from "the Midnight" also accredited the movie as part of the reason for the surge of popularity of the genre and for inspiration for creators of the music genre.

I remember some 5 years ago or so, I watched Drive for the first time. I remember watching and having those catchy retro sounding songs playing and having an attachment to that type of sound in a song. It was probably my first recognition of retrowave. The feelings that movie evoked with the music kind of always stayed in the back of my head until I finally did truly discover the genre and fell in love with it.

What do you guys think? Did "Drive" have a huge part in inspiring artists and surging the genre's popularity? Could we say it started this whole craze? Or did something else kick it off?



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Re: What really started the Synthwave/Outrun movement?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 09:46:12 AM »
Well, I don't know what has caused the genre to expand that way, but I'm sure that Far Cry: Blood Dragon (the 80's themed DLC for Far Cry 3) made a huge spotlight on synthwave from the average gamer's point of view, my favorite retrowave game staying Hotline Miami 2 though
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