ANORAAK first appeared in 2008 with the underground classic Nightdrive With You. Several LPs/EP’s and a whole bunch of remixes later (Neon Indian, Mika, College, Metronomy, Junkie XL…) he is today a reference in the synthwave / retrowave and indie-dance genres.
After years on the road worldwide behind the DJ desks or front stage singing and playing his music live, he’ll be back June 2nd 2017 with a new EP Black Gold Sun, including the synthpop song Evolve featuring Danish singer Lydmor. The cover is designed by Alexander ‘Zonders’ Burkhart, godfather of retro inspired artworks (College, Valerie Collective, Discodust, Miami Horror, and many more).
Black Gold Sun is the balance point between synthwave and synthpop, two worlds wherein Anoraak has always loved to navigate, and is a logical follow-up to his previous opus Figure, which includes the acclaimed track We Lost feat. Slow Shiver, premiered on major electronic music media Dancing Astronaut and playlisted by KCRW’s LA dj Raul Campos, Goldroom, Satin Jackets, Spotify Mexico among others.
Anoraak’s new live show is a solo act, surfing smartly between a vocal / instrumental performance and a modern electronic live set built for the dancefloor.
“On the whole I love how lush and synth filled these are. I could absolutely imagine you on the bill with a Todd Terje or Tycho or even someone like Rufus. Great great job on this EP, I loved it at first listen!”
“I love this new EP, a clear return to the roots and a neat production as usual!”
Great work on the EP, channeling some awesome 80’s synth vibes. ‘Last call’ and ‘Black Gold Sun’ are my favourites.
A tasty a mix of relentless Moroder-via-Terje synths plus cinematic Chromatics-y vibes and melodies that evoke golden sunsets. It feels like magic hour by the sea…wait, are there beaches in Paris?
Anoraak bring us an amazing new EP called “Black Gold Sun”. A come back to his musical roots for the best of synthwave music. 10/10 is not enough for this pristine EP.
If you need a track to fit in your Nu-disco / synthwave playlist you will have to include Outcome from Anoraak. A diamond track!
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