Ladies of Synth

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"Electronic synth music — retrowave, electro-pop, synthwave, outrun, dreamwave, and everything under the hot pink sun — is proving to be more than just the soundtrack to Drive, and now Maine-based label RetroSynth Records’ is here to give the entire sound a turbo boost with its two-volume, 94-track Ladies of Synth compilation." - Vanyaland


This has been a long time coming, there are many females in synth music that need their voices and productions to be heard, and on this compilation they are front and center for the first time ever!

RetroSynth Records is proud to bring you the first ever Synth compilation devoted to female vocalists and producers "Ladies of Synth"!

I spent the past month trying to assemble the best tracks I could find for this and I am truly pleased with the end result.

This first Volume starts out with lots of awesome synth-pop & synthwave tracks, and then moves later into amazing italo disco, and then later into faster outrun, some darker tracks and electronic rock tracks. It closes out on a slower darker pace which also continues into Volume 2.

Big thanks to all the wonderful women who wanted to be involved, and the dudes as well. Huge thanks to Ariel at Aztec for making this easy for me, Vincenzo, Yana, and the whole Sunlover crew for being so cool as well, you guys are all awesome! also thank you to Hélène for wanting to bring her Synth Religion tracks to this compilation at the last minute!

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released December 31, 2017

Major thanks to all my crew and my homies: Lucy, Tali, Dan, Derek, Taylor, Amanda, Chris, Graham & Mike, Stanis, Vladimir, Lisa & Mike, Johan, and Jon and the rest of the Retrosynth Army and friends that were not featured on this! Love you all fam!

Major thanks to Dave Maverick who has created some truly remarkable artwork for both volumes, working with you has been a pleasure bro. Big thanks to Dan "Neon Black" Oxier for providing the early pre-release artwork as well.

Huge thank you also to James @ Echosynthetic, Grant and Amanda @ NEON Festival, Robert @ Square Wave Clothing, and Nikolai @ Watermelon Banzai, you guys all rock! Thank you so much for all of your support this past year!

Special thanks also to everyone who has supported our label and our YouTube channel in 2017! We are just getting warmed up!

- Scott Forte (December 30, 2017)

Track 1 is previously unreleased and exclusive to this compilation

compiled by Scott Forte (December 2017)
Cover artwork & design by Dave Maverick

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Track Name: Night Vision - Never Enough
In the morning light
I see your face
It shines so bright
So bright
In the darkness, when my head is all full of fear
Lead me into your light
Your light

Chorus

It's never enough
No, It's never enough
It's never enough
Boy, it's never enough

When you hold me
And you kiss me
I come undone
Come undone
In the dark depths of this cold cold world
Lead me in to your sun
Your sun

It's never enough
No, It's never enough
It's never enough
Boy, it's never enough

So embrace me
In the corners of your mind
That's where we'll hide
We'll hide
With our memory burning fierce within our minds
We'll still survive
Survive

It's never enough
No, It's never enough
It's never enough
Boy, it's never enough

In the morning light
I see your face
It shines so bright
So bright
In the darkness, when my head is all full of fear
Lead me into your light
Your light

Chorus

It's never enough
No, It's never enough
It's never enough
Boy, it's never enough

So embrace me
In the corners of your mind
That's where we'll hide
We'll hide
With our memory burning fierce within our minds
We'll still survive
Survive

Chorus

It's never enough
No, It's never enough
It's never enough
Boy, it's never enough
Track Name: Radio Wolf - Song On The Radio (feat. Marika Gauci)
Just feel a little dazed
I couldn't turn the music off
My body's in a maze
My heart is telling me to stop

Oh, nothing really matters
Will I ever hear my song on the radio... song on the radio?
Oh, nothing really matters
Will I ever hear my song on the radio... song on my radio?

I feel a little cold
I need to get my fire back
This life that I was sold
I'm ready, not to hand it back

Oh, nothing really matters
Will I ever hear my song on the radio... song on the radio?
Oh, nothing really matters
Will I ever hear my song on the radio... song on my radio?

You put a poison bullet in my heart
Now I hear music differently
Just verses, chorus, in-betweens

Oh, nothing really matters
I just wanna hear my song on the radio... song on the radio!
Oh, nothing really matters
Please... song on the radio... my song on the radio!
Track Name: Icarus - Machine Heart
You've been looking for somebody like me
You've been looking for some kind of saviour

You created me and turned me into you
To make me last a lifetime, make me last a lifetime
Now i'm on repeat i'm trapped inside a loop
I've been stuck here for a lifetime, god it's been a lifetime

Pick me apart, discard me you will see
Determined i will rise from the debris
I impersonate humanity

Artificial heartbeats, artificial heartbeats
Can you hear it pounding in my chest, it's mechanical
So embrace me, too late to erase me
You can't stop the pounding in my chest, it's mechanical

Now i embody all the darkest parts of you
And you made me last a lifetime, made me last a lifetime
You can't stop me, we are stuck inside a loop
You'll be running for a lifetime, running for a lifetime

Pick me apart, discard me you will see
Determined i will rise from the debris
I impersonate humanity

Artificial heartbeats, artificial heartbeats
Can you hear it pounding in my chest, it's mechanical
So embrace me, too late to erase me
You can't stop the pounding in my chest, it's mechanical

Artificial heartbeats, artificial heartbeats
Can you hear it pounding in my chest, it's mechanical
So embrace me, too late to erase me
You can't stop the pounding in my chest, it's mechanical

Artificial heartbeats, artificial heartbeats
Can you hear it pounding in my chest, it's mechanical
So embrace me, too late to erase me
You can't stop the pounding in my chest, it's mechanical
Track Name: Roxi Drive - Run All Night
Waiting in the dark for you.
Waiting just to taste the night time air.

Reaching out to touch your skin.
Do you feel me shaking.
I cant breathe

Waiting in the dark.
Waiting in the dark

Waiting in the dark for you.
Waiting just to taste the night time air.

Reaching out to touch your skin.
Do you feel me shaking.
I cant breathe

Fighting for our chance to chase this dream within our soul
Losing all trace of who I am, my self control.


And I need you to see.
Track Name: JJ Mist - Test My Love (Dream Shore Remix)
I can feel it in the way you touch me
subtle looks, as you walk on past me

You got all the girls' attention
but I know you only want the one
tell me boy what's your confession
am I what you thinking of

So open up your heart
take me on you'll see what I'm made of
test my love tonight
you might be surprised

I can hear it in the way you talk to me
know your hands want to reach out and hold me
oh won't you give me a chance
Maybe this love can last
this could have a happy end
don't tell me that were just friends

Show me that your love is real
just say the words I long to hear
Track Name: Diamond Field & Rat Rios - Closer (Morgan Willis Remix)
Now look how far we’ve come
We’ve got the worst behind
We’re getting closer still
It seems we’re falling right in line
In line

Come a little closer
I can give you all that you need
Just a little closer
Nothing in between us but sleep

I've never felt such love
I hope it never comes undone
I think I’ll take my time
There’s still a few things left to find out

Come a little closer
I can give you all that you need
Just a little closer
Nothing in between us but sleep

It's not so safe
To feel this deeply
I'm not quite sure
But please don't leave

It's not so safe
To feel this deeply
I'm not quite sure
But just in case

Come a little closer
I can give you all that you need
Just a little closer
Nothing in between us but sleep
(repeat)
Track Name: Femmepop & Kalax - Celestial
Verse 1
Tonight we fly celestial, celestial, celestia.
The stars in the sky they burn bright, it's a kinda starlight.
As we fly by in the Night sky, there's a freedom I feel inside.
I'm losing it all, my inhibitions, here with you on this Night flight.
On this Night flight, here with you on this Night flight x 2

Verse 2
The cityscapes beneath us now, I feel so alive here with you.
There's nothing to fear from the noise below,
I see it all expressed in you.
As we float by in the Night sky, there's a freedom I feel inside.
I'm losing it all, my inhibitions, here with you on this Night flight.........

I'm losing it all.....on this Night flight..............

Verse 3
The cityscapes beneath us now, I feel so alive here with you.
There's nothing to fear from the noise below,
I see it all expressed in you.
As we float by in the Night sky, there's a freedom I feel inside.
I'm losing it all, my inhibitions, here with you on this Night flight.
Here with you on this Night flight.
Here with you..............................
Track Name: Lapses - Hologram Heart (feat. Lynna Stancato)
A love built on Metaphysics, I feel your heartbeat in the room

A love contained in fibre-optics, I'm entering in the program code

The house is covered in peeling walls in front of naked cables

I'm still here with wires out of my head

You don't mind the mess because my heart can't seem to regress

I'm standing there, you're standing there

I know this is real
Track Name: Chronica - K.I.S.S. (feat. From Apes To Angels)
Take my hand I'm only miles away
Look into my eyes, they're Earl Grey
See my skin is fading over my face
Only you can see a slight trace

Turn away I'm dying
One day you and I will be flying

Well it's about time

I never thought that you would wait for me
I was only just looking for love
You never said that you thought we could be
More than friends and I settled for that
Track Name: The Northern Lights - Let's Get Away (feat. Dana Jean Phoenix)
Let's just get away from here
Let's get away right now
Baby, I'm Ready

These days
You can feel the pressure
In your way
Oh, it's gonna get ya

Follow me,
'Cause you're under the weather
Close your eyes
As we fly off into space

Let's just get away from here
Let's Get Away right now
Baby, I'm Ready

These days
You can feel the pressure
In your way
Oh, it's gonna get ya
Feel the warm embrace
Of the sky

Let's just get away from here
Let's Get Away right now
Baby, I'm Ready
Track Name: Femmepop - 1983
Chorus
Sometimes I feel I have to get away,
Sometimes I feel my skin old and grey.

Verse
Where are all the children?
Were are all those kicks?
And as i walk down the Avenue, on the lawn I see your BMX bike.
And I walk down, down the the avenue, all i can see is your BMX bike.

Chorus
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
my skin old and grey.
Sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel, sometimes I feel,
I have to get away.

Cassettes, Tape Decks, and your BMX x 2

And they said this part was easy, don't they know they've got it all wrong......

Cassettes, Tape Decks, and your BMX x 2
Track Name: Night Vision - Do It All Over Again
Somewhere in the distance
I hear you calling out my name
I don't want this feeling
To ever go away
There's something so good about you
That I just can't explain
It's the way your love speaks right to me

I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again

I Felt like I was drifting
I had no place to go
But then you came into my world
When I was all alone
Now that I have found you
I've never been so sure
I know deep inside you're the real thing
That I've been searching for

I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again
I'd do it all over again

I just want to show you
I just want to you to know
Every time I see you
You make my heart overflow
Your love it takes me higher
You lift me up to the sky
Lost in this sweet surrender
My soul feels so alive
Track Name: Highway Superstar - Maybe I'm Fallin' In Love
Summertime you went in my soul
Look through the blinds it's not a game no more
Synthwave playin' as we drive so far
You are my summer star

This must be a dangerous night
Windows down it just feels so right
You and I, must be paradise
I see it in your eyes

Maybe I'm fallin'
Maybe I'm fallin' in love
And if I'm fallin'
Not gonna end up too far
Track Name: Vincenzo Salvia - Summer Love (feat. Chrissy Valentine)
If you ever feel so lonely and alone
pick up your phone and call me
The sun is so high in the sky today
come with me and love me

I'm waiting for your call
my heart is beating so hard
you’ve got nothing to lose
I'll be your summer love
I'm waiting for your call
my heart is beating so hard
you’ve got nothing to lose
I'll be your summer love

A summer love in the sunshine
A summer love for you feel fine
A summer love till we got time
A summer love at the seaside

If you ever need to warm your heart
lay on the sand and kiss me
The sun has set down in the sky just now
come with me and love me

I got you but I want more
the sun is burning so hot
your body is turning me on
I'll be your summer love
I got you but I want more
the sun is burning so hot
your body is turning me on
I'll be your summer love
Track Name: ABOBO - Sunny Days (feat. Daria Danatelli)
Longer days and shorter nights
Darker shades and brighter lights
Morning air so soft
There's only one thing in my mind

Every morning breeze shakes the green trees
Brings me joy, that's how it feels

A joy of reckless and wild
Time of freedom's so wide
My spirit sets free, soars higher than the sky
Oh it's wild, it decides to wait awhile
For what is to come!

Sunny days
Sunny days
Dance! Like no one is around! Dance!
Sunny days
Sunny days
Oh sunny days...

Will you smile to me, baby?
Will you dance with me, tell me?
In these sunny days

Sunny days
Sunny days
Oh sunny days...
Track Name: Absinth3 - Starlight (feat. Chelsea Owen)
Verse 1:
As you walked down that halfway
I saw the end of us
I thought that you were the one
The one that I could trust

And the flames
They were rising
They were blocking my sight
And you know how I'm feeling

I wanna be in your Starlight

Bridge:
I need you baby but you just don't listen to me (Impovise on "Me)
I want to listen but it just can never be (hold note on "Be" and accend up)

Chorus:
Starlight
You were always there
Watching it spin out of control

Starlight
You're the only one
That can make me feel like I'm at home

Starlight
Take me home tonight
Make me feel like I'm something new

Starlight
You are shining bright
There's nothing that I'd rather do

Verse 2:
All of those memories
I tried to leave behind
But I couldn't escape the feeling
That you were on my mind

My heart was racing trying to find something
To hold on to
You'd found someone else
Someone I never knew.

(Breakdown)

Chorus:
Starlight
You were always there
Watching it spin out of control

Starlight
You're the only one
That can make me feel like I'm at home

Starlight
Take me home tonight
Make me feel like I'm something new

Starlight
You are shining bright
There's nothing that I'd rather do

x2
Track Name: Future Holotape - Cloak and Dagger
You've been hiding in plain sight
Becoming a faint memory

A familiar looking terabyte
encoded in what use to be

Whispers are seeping through the fog
Brisk air that grabs a hold of me

A cold grip, tight upon my thoughts
Is this how it's suppose to be...

A distorted view on a TV
your fading, your fading...
Imprisoned in reality
your fading, your fading...

A distorted view on a TV
your fading, your fading...
Imprisoned in reality
your fading, your fading...

I feel it rising underground
Voices are pounding at my door

Fingertips twitch to the sound
the gloom has melodies that pour

The gray brings back all the dreams
Crashes of electricity

The truth shoots out a signal beam
A grin that holds complicity

A distorted view on a TV
your fading, your fading...
Imprisoned in reality
your fading, your fading...

A distorted view on a TV
your fading, your fading...
Imprisoned in reality
your fading, your fading...
Track Name: GlitterWolf - Run With Us (feat. Mandi Harkett)
When darkness falls
Leaving shadows in the night
Don't be afraid
Wipe that fear from your eyes
If a desperate love
Keeps on driving you wrong
Don't be afraid
You're not alone

You can run with us
We've got everything you need
Run with us
We are free
Come with us
I see passion in your eyes
Run with us

When the cold wind blows
Turn your collar to the cold
Don't be ashamed
If you need someone to hold
If you're sinking in quicksand
And it's dragging you down
And you feel you're going under
We'll be around

You can run with us
We've got everything you need
Run with us
We are free
Come with us
I see passion in your eyes
Run with us

When you're behind closed doors
All alone by yourself
And you're longing inside
To be somebody else
You pick up the telephone
And there's no one on the line
Don't be afraid
'Cause there's still time

You can run with us
We've got everything you need
Run with us
We are free
Come with us
I see passion in your eyes
Run with us
Track Name: Elay Arson - Seas of Humanity (feat. Becca Star)
Intro
It feels like I can't breathe
(REPEAT)

Verse
It's crushing me in waves, don't be so selfish
Forever pulled beneath
Where is humanity? Choking and gasping
Submerging with the sea
Derelict and isolated in this casket
Buried deeper than the Mariana Trench
The odyssey is free and filling every facet
I've lost all sense of self
In darkness I am drenched

Chorus
And it feels like I can't breathe
Lost in sea's of humanity

Bridge
Observing changing tides with eyes so dry and patronised
Obscured in subtle lies, they bond and tie and won't survive
Oblivious to change, they lose all hope, submit again
Obliviously in denial, we are all free, not all compiled

Chorus
Verse
Chorus
Track Name: ElectroNobody - Alright [feat. Ekaterina Fedorova] (Battlejuice Remix)
That’s alright, you’ll see,

I’m alright you’ll fell

No one can hurt me anymore

I promise I won’t die alone

When cold wind blows,

Lonely rain pours on your head,

Your soul will find the way where life ends

But you should never go this way.

Chorus:

That’s alright, you’ll see,

I’m alright you’ll fell

No one can hurt me anymore

I promise I won’t die alone

There is no man, no word, no place,

There is nothing what can calm you,

But you should walk your steady pace

keep your head up they won’t shot you.
Track Name: Battlejuice - Falling Star (feat. Oceanside85)
Verse 1

I didn't foresee all of this
That it would all come crashing down
I thought we'd have more chances
I thought there'd be more time
There’s someone telling me that your here
Talking through them baby
They saying things you would have said
I thought they were joking but there’s this feeling I get...
______________
Chorus

If I could wish on a falling star
I'd travel back in time
You’re sending messages through
Your eyes glow blue
I can see them shining in my dreams
If I could wish on a falling star
I would travel back to where you are
You possess my heart like you did from the start
______________
Verse 2

When I look back into the night
Where you were taken from me
I wish I could travel back
To turn that gun on him
I spend endless nights with tears my only company
Cause I see you
In my dreams...
______________
Bridge

With tears dripping down
I know I'll get there one day
But they tell me you don’t want me to follow
Spend endless nights with tears my only company
Cause I see you in my dreams
______________
Chorus

If I could wish on a falling star
I'd travel back to where you are
You possess my heart like you did from the start
I would be with you
If I could wish on a falling star
I'd travel back to where you are
You posses my heart like you did from the start
I want to be with you
Not just in my dreams

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