Expertly curated by Master Ilya Santana (SXDNS072), Astrolead Recordings is one of those labels whose main mission in the independent music industry is to keep the retro-futuristic aura of Synthwave and its subgenres alive. Its vast and virtually impeccable catalogue, featuring gems made with love not only by established artists but also talented newcomers, has put the imprint amid the best in the game for quite some time now. Just don’t think in dusty and outmoded cuts – you’ll be disappointed for being so far from reality. The main characteristic of the releases on Astrolead is: heavy doses of retro-infused vibes, yes, undoubtedly, but with a fresh and modernistic gait. Mission: Accomplished, we dare to say.
For its forthcoming brick on the wall, “Astro” welcomes once again DeadKiber, a competent and young producer based in Krasnodar, Russia. His “The Words Are Killing” is a delicious and soothing 100-BPM single with a sort of melancholic and nostalgic atmosphere, mainly provided by the melodic synth layer and the gusli-like riffs, which paired perfectly with the throbbing bassline and groovy percussive elements.
You can find (and buy) this and other music pearls on the Beatport page of the label.