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SINthetik Messiah Synthesizes Industrial D’n’B Track, “I Wanna Be Alive With You”
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SINthetik Messiah Synthesizes Industrial D’n’B Track, “I Wanna Be Alive With You”

If you haven't caught on yet, I'm a big fan of guitar music. The heavier, the better! However, sometimes, a song outside my usual tastes gets sent my way... and I'm taken aback by how much I like it. In this case, the song is "I Wanna Be Alive With You" by Louisiana-based industrial bass pioneer, SINthetik Messiah, sent to me by one of my editors here at MendoWerks. Learn from my mistakes: even if electronic music isn't your usual jam, let this song be your first taste of the genre. Because... in a word? It's 'epic'. Find "I Wanna Be Alive With You" by SINthetik Messiah on YouTube, below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1reL_SSkYAg "I Wanna Be Alive With You" video, via Drop Nation. According to SINthetik Messiah lore, this song is about a ghost watching his lover and ...
Worldwide Wave: Global Wave Music Tours 2023
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Worldwide Wave: Global Wave Music Tours 2023

Last year, we saw the wave community hit a couple monumental milestones: wave music at the Amsterdam Dance Event for the first time, the launch of the first-ever dedicated North American wave music festival, and much more. Later on this year, however, some major players in the wave scene are going to be hitting the road all across the globe. Many of these tour dates are first-time cities (and countries!) for these artists. That's right: we are getting wave music tours... worldwide! Read all about these tours and more, below. Worldwide Wave Music Tours, Forthcoming: These forthcoming international wave tours, led by Kompass Music Group artists barnacle boi, Brothel, and Skeler, are following the massive North American 'wave tour' that these three producers set out on together e...
Introducing… ALLIESUN! (exclusive interview)
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Introducing… ALLIESUN! (exclusive interview)

"Everything in life is creative: the way we speak, love, dance, live. [...] We’re just all humans doing our best."- ALLIESUN LA-based DJ and music producer ALLIESUN is someone that's been at the top of our 'Artists to Watch' list for months now. Her tunes are unique, her passion is inspirational, her vibes are immaculate... and we were lucky enough to have a quick chat with her about all things creative, professional, and emotional. Take some time to get to know ALLIESUN now--that way, you're already 'in-the-know' for when she takes over the industry. Read on to find the full interview. Meet ALLIESUN! AM: Hi ALLIESUN! It’s so good to see you again. Since it’s your first time here with us at MendoWerks Magazine, could you please take a moment to introduce yoursel...
Alter/Ego Returns with “Instance” by VARI
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Alter/Ego Returns with “Instance” by VARI

Hex Cougar's Alter/Ego label returns in 2023 with a melodic-yet-glitchy new single by VARI: "Instance". This song is the first release coming from the label since its 2nd compilation album, which came out in April 2022. In short, there is so much movement in this one song that it's almost like embarking on a whole journey through outer space, all contained within three minutes. Do be sure to check it out. Listen to "Instance" by VARI on Spotify "Instance" feels like a cousin of the huge music that's been coming from REMNANT.exe, a fellow Alter/Ego artist-- but that statement is easily an oversimplification; VARI definitely stands on his own, with his unique take on cinematic electronic music. That first drop at around the 50-second mark is especially delicious, as i...
Help! Mercury is in Gatorade! [a Retrograde Survival Guide, ft. Nick Neutronz]
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Help! Mercury is in Gatorade! [a Retrograde Survival Guide, ft. Nick Neutronz]

“When the planet Mercury enters apparent retrograde motion, that marks the beginning of a span of misfortune down on Earth.” Wilder Davies, TIME. It’s that time again. What time? Well, we’re currently midway through the oh-so Internet-infamous, ‘Mercury in Retrograde,’ what’s what!  Now, there are a few things you might be thinking:  Oh no, not this again...  Oh no, not THIS again!  Or, perhaps– Oh no, what even IS this?!  Regardless of where you fall on the astrology-reaction-spectrum, this article is for you. That is because we are going to explore what exactly ‘Mercury in retrograde’ refers to, what it means for this particular season, and offer up some tunes to listen to while we wait for this chaotic season to pass.  We also co...
Seraph. and w/out Unite on Intricately Emotional New Song, “Ache”
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Seraph. and w/out Unite on Intricately Emotional New Song, “Ache”

Two brilliant electronic music producers, Seraph. and w/out, teamed up on an intricate and emotional new song, “Ache”. This fresh wavy release serves as the second single off of Seraph.’s upcoming EP, Memento. The EP’s first tender single, “Pulse,” dropped earlier this summer. For fans of sophisticated and melodic electronic music, August 31st is the date you need to remember, as that’s the day that Memento is due out in full via The Tabula Rasa Record Company.  As for "Ache", this is a powerful song that can evoke a strong emotional response no matter how many times you hear it. At the heart of the song is this complicated, nostalgic feeling. We recommend that you take some time to find a quiet space listen to this track so you can feel it for yourself-- "Ache" i...
Wave Nation: ADE 2023 Lineup Announced
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Wave Nation: ADE 2023 Lineup Announced

Welcome to Wave Nation: Amsterdam, the 2nd annual wave music event presented during ADE--this year, featuring artists like Skeler, REMNANT.exe, and more. Read on to find all the need-to-know details about the show, and why this one's particularly special to us here at MendoWerks. If you are planning on heading to the Amsterdam Dance Event in 2023, trust us when we say that this is the show to add to your schedule if you want to understand what's hot in underground electronic music right now. Buyer beware-- the first two ticket tiers are already sold out! Wave Nation: ADE lineup, featuring Skeler, REMNANT.exe, and... Welcome to Wave Nation: Amsterdam, the 2nd annual wave music event presented during ADE by some familiar faces. This year, the wave scene is hosted by Wave...
Meet mvrina, the Wave Artist Whose Music We’ve Been ‘searching’ For. [exclusive interview]
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Meet mvrina, the Wave Artist Whose Music We’ve Been ‘searching’ For. [exclusive interview]

"Wave, to me, is about expressing yourself and showing a different, emotional side of yourself that most people wouldn’t usually see."-mvrina In this issue of "Breaking Waves," we connected with North Carolina-based wave artist, mvrina, to chat about her music, what it's like to be a working artist, birthday traditions, and more. mvrina is someone we've been keeping our eye on for a while now, and we're so excited to have gotten a chance to chat with her! To refresh your memory, mvrina is one of the artists featured in this list of some of the best music that's been coming from the wave scene lately. In particular, the music that she makes has a certain gentleness to it that we just can't get enough of. It's perfect for the times where you need to take a deep breath and be a littl...
Trust Us, “What U Want” is to Get to Know shxde & Ivoryghost. [exclusive interview]
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Trust Us, “What U Want” is to Get to Know shxde & Ivoryghost. [exclusive interview]

Have you ever seen a song announcement on social media, and had to scroll back up to read it again, just to make sure you read it right?--to make sure that you weren't dreaming? Well, that was us when shxde and Ivoryghost teased "What U Want" for the first time. For us, there was a genuine moment of shock involved in that reveal-- because in our case, "What U Want" is exactly what we wanted. Even better, we got to connect with both producers for a quick chat about the collaboration, what brought them together for it, and more. Read on for details. Listen to shxde x Ivoryghost - "What U Want" on Spotify: This is one of those songs where you will get sucked in within seconds, but will want to hang on through to the very last beat. While you listen, you're going to get hit with...
10 Wave Songs to Listen To Right Now
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10 Wave Songs to Listen To Right Now

So, it appears that we've abandoned the monthly format we once used for these "Wave Wrapped" posts after approximately two months... whoops-- But, hey-- good news! That just means that now we get to introduce you to double the songs as we usually do while we catch you up on all the hidden gems coming from the wave scene lately. Given all of the recent big news--the compilations, the tours, the festival appearances, and what-have-you--it's easy to miss some really great songs. So let's dive in! 10 Wave Songs to Add to Your Library: If you like gentle, delicate wave music that's going to transport you to a dreamlike, yet restorative place… then check out: mvrina – “dreams of u” If you like hugely emotional music that ends in a much different place than i...