DEADLIFE Drops New Album ‘Dark Nation’
The Manchester-based producer was the subject of our first ‘Outside The Box’ feature so, for those who wanted to hear more from this up and coming artist, this is your chance.
‘Dark Nation’ is out now on retro synth label, NRW Records (the label arm of influential YouTube channel NewRetroWave). The album is set to further DEADLIFE’s credentials as one of the most important artists in the fast-rising darksynth scene. Already this exciting producer landed at #12 in the Billboard Electronic Album Sales Chart with his 2019 album ‘Singularity’ and has smashed through 3.5 million streams of his music. His Spotify following recently pushed through 110,000 monthly listeners as increasing numbers of fans discover and connect with his futuristic soundscapes, gothic synth melodies and hard-hitting beats.
‘Dark Nation’ sees DEADLIFE continue his exploration into the darker side of the burgeoning synthwave scene. With a foundation in metal and punk, the former drummer and self-taught producer also drew upon electronic music – retro sci-fi soundtracks such as Vangelis’ ‘Bladerunner OST’, 90’s dance such as Daft Punk, Justice, and Underworld, and computer game soundtracks like Nobuo Uematsu’s ‘Final Fantasy’ and Akira Yamaoka’s ‘Silent Hill’. Together with his fascination for dystopian, cyberpunk imagery (reflected in the stunning artwork which accompanies his releases) these influences converged to create DEADLIFE’s unique sound.
‘Dark Nation’ is the sound of an artist pushing his boundaries and it’s clear there is even more to come from one of darksynth’s most prolific talents.
‘Dark Nation’ is out now on NRW Records. Download / stream here: https://deadlife.lnk.to/DarkNation