Synthwave is a popular genre spanning the gaming, music and movie industry. It’s not unusual for Netflix shows, triple A games and software to feature this counter-culture genre.
Getting started on synthwave is easy in terms of game design. For synth music, you can get inspiration from these 5 Netflix shows.
Stranger Things is on its third season and most, if not all the episodes have excellent synth undertones. SURVIVE is the creator of the show’s synth soundtracks- turn up the audio and you’ll feel every sense of foreboding, thrill and chase scenes.
A sci-fi thriller that will have you at the edge of your seat from start to finish. ARQ is a 2016 film that’s exclusive on Netflix and its notable synth soundtrack is attributed to composers Bryce Mitchell and Keegan Jessamy.
The premise of the movie is also interesting- a group of friends deal with an endless time loop and will have to protect a groundbreaking technology from thieves.
XOXO is a unique coming of age story for a group of young adults who discover rave and its exciting culture. At its core the film introduces the viewer to electronic dance music (EDM), with a soundtrack that features popular synth makers Skrillex, Disclosure, Dada Life and others.
A 2015 film that has an original synth score. It follows a post-apocalyptic setting where ‘The Kid’ must save Apple from the evil clutches of a warlord. The soundtrack perfectly complements each scene and really puts you in the action!
A movie shot entirely using iPhones, Tangerine boasts a motion picture soundtrack from different artists and is a worthy experience in itself. The comedy drama follows a worker in the adult entertainment industry as she tries to get even with her cheating boyfriend. It’s fast, entertaining and breaks conventional gender roles.