Brooklyn based retro wave musician DJ Ten releases his synth sound combined with R&B vocals single ‘Nightfall’ off of his ‘We Dream Aloud’ EP. He is the mastermind behind the Youtube channel New Retro Wave which has 1 million subscribers.
The artist is based in Brooklyn but spent twelve years of his life attending school and living in London. During this period he developed a taste for 80’s music, UK Garage, and Grime. DJ Ten elaborates, “My brother would play Heart FM and they played a lot of 80’s power ballads and pop tunes. Loved the arrangement and melodies the songs had and the immense emotion they evoked.” He would later start playing the piano keyboard and producing beats of his own. The artist draws inspiration from acts like Journey, Heart, and Exposé.
Artists to note that feature on his EP includes Jessie Frye, By An Ion and Lost Nights. Rising Synthwave act Immortal Girlfriend feature on his EP as well, they have over 300 000 clicks on multiple streaming sites. They have performed at Summerfest 2019 where award-winning acts such as Lizzo, Billie Eilish and The National were discovered.
The retrowave musician elaborated on the new single, “Nightfall was inspired by many things for me. The key thing being to make a song with retrosynth inspiration, but to also give it a modern vaportrap twist and execution. I love to blend different sounds together that no one expects.”
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