The most visionary and highly anticipated compilation in the retro-synth universe has arrived! FiXT Neon: Altered features 17 all-original tracks from the best cyberpunk creators working in and around synthwave today.
Altered is the first in a new series of cyberpunk compilations from FiXT Neon spotlighting innovative artists creating dark, futuristic synthscapes. These tracks will transport listeners to a high-tech world where gleaming utopias conceal totalitarian governments and widespread social unrest. This is the music of the retro-future.
This is Altered.
Simultaneously tragic and beautiful, Signal Void and King Protea’s “Find You” is a cyberpunk synthwave creation like you’ve never heard before. This epic track tells a heartbreaking tale rooted in Signal Void’s world of the dystopian retro-future, balancing dark and heavy instrumentation with King Protea’s silvery singing performance. The result is an attractively melodic offering underscored by a sense of longing and loss.
Bursting through the speakers like a cybernetic war machine, Ray Gun Hero’s latest creation is a massive audio effort packed with density and power. “I Am Android” flexes its creative muscles with concussive bass blasts while synth melodies ring out like warning sirens, making it the kind of colossal piece of cyberpunk music only Ray Gun Hero could deliver.
DEADLIFE proves once again why he’s one of the masters of cyberpunk music with his brand new track, “No Longer Human.” This gritty creation offers surprises at every turn, delivering a powerful rhythm section threaded with haunting melodies before dropping listeners into a glitchy break and ambient interlude. Perfectly balanced and delivered with top-notch execution, “No Longer Human” is one of the most exciting tracks from DEADLIFE to date.
While other cyberpunk creators lean toward the somber side, DreamReaper’s music embraces an energetic, upbeat sound that can only be described as “cyberfunk.” The artist’s latest creation, “Digital Resistance” breaks up the FiXT Neon: Altered tracklist with its melodic songwriting style and deep bass groove. When the song launches into its slap-bass interlude, it becomes an irresistible earworm that offers a fresh take on the sounds of cyberpunk synthwave.
Hot off the success of the artist’s latest full-length album, The Light, Scandroid brings a rip-roaring, rock-infused track to the FiXT Neon: Altered compilation with “Astor Place.” The song’s driving bassline reinforces gothic melodies, reverb-heavy guitar riffs, and powerful synth tones for one of the most dynamic tracks on the compilation. It’s a surefire hit for current and new Scandroid fans alike.
Inexedra confirms his reputation as one of the most innovative cyberpunk synthwave creators working today with the brand new track, “Quasar.” This progressive piece blends influences from psy-trance and synthwave into a thrilling soundscape accented by Inexedra’s striking vocal delivery for a deep and rewarding trip through the retro-future.
Russian trio 3FORCE brings their hard-hitting, EDM-infused synthwave style to an electrifying new track on “Oversoul.” Opening with sweeping, ambient synth tones, the song wastes little time launching into its full-scale audio assault with carefully constructed melodies gliding over the top of a resounding rhythm section for one of the act’s most aggressive songs to date.
Dark synthwave trailblazer Mega Drive is back with one of his most haunting tracks to date on “Enterface.” Perfectly balancing a tense and energetic rhythm section with dystopian ambience and melancholy melodies, “Enterface” is a spellbinding portal into Mega Drive’s uniquely gritty vision of the future.
Cyberpunk stalwart Extra Terra combines forces with synthwave siren Megan McDuffee on the visionary new track, “Man or Machine.” Extra Terra’s steely synth melodies and thunderous rhythms contrast perfectly with McDuffee’s lustrous singing performance for a song that beautifully captures the atmosphere of a dystopian sci-fi world.
The dark power of MASKED is unleashed on the brand new track, “Neo Sword,” combining rough textures with vintage computer chip melodies in dramatic contrast. As MASKED alternates between subdued melodic sections and all-out cyberpunk power, “Neo Sword” reveals an uncompromising composition that is one of the most fearsome on the FiXT Neon: Altered compilation.
From the bold imagination of Misanthropix comes “Wirehead,” a finely tuned track that embraces the scope of possibilities in cyberpunk music: vicious and methodical, nuanced and audacious, the song pulls listeners into its dark world of the future as Misanthropix lays out pulverizing bass beats and weaves in a medley of cybernetic effects.
A master of immersive, cinematic music with vivid science fiction themes, Code Elektro shares a vision of mechanical invaders on “Arrival of the Machines.” This epic track recalls vintage sci-fi films while delivering a polished synthwave offering in the artist’s atmospheric production style. “Arrival of the Machines” follows the success of last year’s full-length album, Never Mind the Solar Wind, and is a must-hear effort for fans of Code Elektro.
Donbor’s exquisitely dark production style adds depth and detail to a tense atmosphere on the artist’s latest creation, “Surrounded.” Melodies ring out like cold steel across a forbidding futuristic soundscape while Donbor adds in puncturing percussion and gritty mechanical effects. The result is an exhilarating effort that brings Donbor’s vision of sci-fi terror to life.
Electronic cyberpunk music meets retro rock on the dynamic new collaboration between Fury Weekend and Jordan Cox, “Wake Up Call.” The track’s steady, understated intro and verse section perfectly escalates to a powerful chorus driven by Jordan Cox’s captivating singing performance. The result is a stunning combination of past and present, and it provides one of the most memorable entries on the FiXT Neon: Altered compilation.
Known for his finely crafted melodic synthwave creations, Cassetter takes a turn to the dark side with his futuristic thriller, “Slasher.” Steeped in horror atmosphere and loaded with grinding rhythms and cackling laughter, “Slasher” immerses listeners in a dangerous cyberpunk world through the artist’s carefully constructed production style.
ZITH’s “Neoteric” is one of the most powerful entries on the FiXT Neon: Altered compilation, foregoing melodic sensibilities in favor of a brutal rhythmic songwriting style that patiently builds to each of its enormous drops. Listeners caught in the blast radius will find themselves gleefully cranking the volume and surrendering their eardrums to the churning electronic maelstrom of “Neoteric.”
Bristling with retro-futuristic grit, “Late Night Boss Fight” takes the attitude of an old school beat-‘em-up and propels it into a dystopian sci-fi future. This speaker-shredder is one of the most relentlessly savage pieces on the compilation, and its powerful songwriting and production approach provides the grand finale to the FiXT Neon: Altered compilation.