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Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. DISCLAIMER: We are in no way claiming to own any of the songs or profit off of them. We are fans and enthusiasts that want to help promote this music and get it to a wider listening audience. You can thank us later :) Cover Artwork: "Highway" by AxiomDesign []




Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. DISCLAIMER: We are in no way claiming to own any of the songs or profit off of them. We are fans and enthusiasts that want to help promote this music and get it to a wider listening audience. You can thank us later :) Cover Artwork: "Highway" by AxiomDesign []




ASAP EP 035 - Artist Spotlight: PETER WILSON & MATT POP

Every fifth episode, we choose an artist to shine our spotlight on. This week, it was Robbie's turn, and he cheated and chose two - frequent collaborators Peter Wilson and Matt Pop! A fan of both, choosing collaborations between these two was a quick and easy way of Robbie having his cake and eating it too. Now, you've been forewarned - if you don't like happy music, then well, you're just going to have to suck it up for this episode. Peter Wilson and Matt Pop both gravitate toward retro...


ASAP EP 034 - futureMemories of Bad Boys and Stranglers.

We're back again! And what an amazing episode this one turned out to be. What makes it amazing? The picks. Teresa's tune is classic synthwave with an indie edge from relative newcomers Dragon Inn 3, Robbie brings us a debut artist with his pick, a killer tune from futureMemory - you're going to want to follow him on YouTube - and Rayza brings us a really neat 'wave' track (yep, that's the genre name) by CHVRN. What else is on the show? Well, aside from the usual Aussie Weather Report™ from...


ASAP EP 033 - 600 Followers - THANK YOU!!! GUNSHIP/Zone Tripper/Jim-E Stack/Glenn Main

First up, a big thanks goes out to you guys and gals - we've crossed the 600 followers mark! Top stuff, and we can't thank you enough! It would be killer if we could hit 1000 by the time the year draws to a close, so if you dig the show, tell your friends; share on social media, all the fun stuff. 1000 followers - can we make it? We reckon we can! So, picks! Picks this week are from GUNSHIP, Zone Tripper and Jim-E Stack - all super great tunes that will be, as always, linked below, so if you...


ASAP EP 032 - Technical Difficulties Worth It 'Cuz SUNG/D.White/Peter Wilson/Matt Pop

Yo! What a great show we have for you this week! As usual, we're digging up tracks of absolute GOLD that we think are worth sharing, and who knows, you might end up in an artist rabbit-hole and discover an all-new fave! You'll have to forgive Robbie for sounding a little dejected early in the piece - technical difficulties were rife and everywhere on recording day, so it's back to Skype lag for us this episode... grrr :/ That all changes once the music gets started. Rayza brings us another...


ASAP EP 031 - Back & READY TO FUNK! TWRP//Justin Geer//gusgus//24:7 !!!

Yo! WE'RE BACK! What started out as scheduling issues ballooned into weeks of crazy set backs, but we're back now - for good! Kinda. We're minus one this episode :( Teresa was in the UK while we were recording, but she managed to get a pick to us when she got back (from Comic-Con, no less) for the show! We chat a bit about life and the usual - it was Eurovision season, so Robbie was all over it, and Rayza chats of his plans to attend a 40th Anniversary celebration for Dawn of the Dead! A bit...



Here it is - the FULL Austranadian Synth Alliance Podcast Interview with the one, the only Kebu! This is the full interview Robbie did with Kebu that is referenced and featured in Episode 30. 45+ minutes of amazing insight into Kebu's music, history, processes and achievements. From upcoming Blu ray releases to new music, it's all in here! If you want to hear all of us discuss Kebu's music, head HERE to Episode 30:...


ASAP EP 030 - Artist Spotlight (& Interview): KEBU

Jean Michel Jarre. Vangelis. Tangerine Dream. Giorgio Moroder. All are the first to come to mind when you think of Synth music's greatest heroes. *You can add Kebu to that list.* In our opinion, Kebu is perhaps the most prolific composer in the synth scene in recent times. Having taken out the Schallwelle Synth Music award in Germany earlier this year, Kebu and his music are an absolute force to be reckoned with. Using only real analog synths and hardware, Kebu's music stands out. Whilst...


ASAP EP 029 - When the LADIES OF SYNTH take over ASAP!!!

Hey, here's a cool idea - base a show around picks from the Ladies of Synth compilation album! It being International Womens Day on the day of recording was some stellar cosmic timing too - we had no idea! But fitting it is! Rayza brings the moods with the gorgeous Wild Ones by NINA, Teresa plumps for the heavy synth-pop loveliness of Machine Heart by Icarus, Robbie woke up on the happy side of the bed and couldn't go past Dance Floor by L.A.D. Elsewhere, we talk about the Canadian cartoon...


ASAP EP 028 - Synthwave Olympics - Best pick gets a Gold Medal, apparently!

How this episode turned out to be a race for a Gold Medal, we'll never know. OK, the seeds were planted with Teresa and Rayza chatting enthusiastically about Curling, but yeah. THE MYSTERY! Who'll grab first place, and the honour of being ASAP's first Olympic Champion? Will it be Teresa with her catchy Let Em Riot track? Robbie maybe, with a Sunset Neon tune? Or could Rayza swoop in for a podium finish with his Red Soda pick? It doesn't matter who loses, because we all win - killer tunes...


ASAP EP 027 - Back for 2018! Also, Stealth-Disney Podcast! Kidding... maybe...

It's 2018, and we're back with the first ASAP of the year!!! Robbie picks a nice synthy track from a killer re-score of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, whilst Teresa and Rayza were digging similar grooves with both of their tracks being utter knock-outs! Elsewhere, Teresa can't stop gushing about her Disneyland adventures and we all chat a little 80s/90s pop and George Michael. Bonus track this week is a listener submission, Reborn (feat. Madelyn Darling)by Ksmtk, and it's killer stuff that really...


ASAP EP 026 - 2017 WRAP UP & Anything goes...

So here we are - the last ASAP of the year. We'll be back in full swing in 2018, but until then, allow us to bid adieu to 2017 with you and celebrate the coming year in style with some killer music and lots of laughs. Once you hit that play button, we'll be chatting a little about our favourite music we discovered in 2017, Teresa lays down some stats for ASAP for the past year, and way more. Our picks this week were pretty much ANYTHING GOES, so expect some off-the-wall and familiar tracks...


ASAP EP 025 - Artist Spotlight: ELWOOD

Welcome to ASAP EP 025! Our spotlight this week comes by way of Rayza, and he chose for the focus to be put squarely on Elwood! A demoscene legend, and one of Rayza's personal heroes, this episode pays tribute to all era's of his output. Teresa goes for the bouncy SPARK, whilst Robbie revels in the chance to play the late 90s/early 00s eurodance goodness of TAKE ME THERE. Meanwhile Rayza goes back to where it all began with an early track called SWEET DREAMS. If you've not heard of Elwood...


ASAP EP 024 - Stealth MIRKO HIRSCH, New MIC, Trapwave(?) and Stranger Things 2!!!

What a fantastic episode 024 turned out to be! Teresa is sounding better than ever with her new Mic, Rayza tells us all about his John Carpenter live show experience and Robbie talks of Stranger Things 2 and the ridiculously talented kids who star in it. In regards to picks, Robbie doesn't realise he picked a MIRKO HIRSCH track (Shock Wave 85 is MIRKO HIRSCH - blonde moment right there), Rayza brings us a killer track from Vogel, in what could be the first Trapwave (is that a thing?) track...


ASAP EP 023 - Picks, Questionable Headgear & HIGHFANTASY/HOTHEELS!!!

The technical difficulties continue, but at least we made it through an episode (almost) issue free! A win is a win - we'll take it! :D Some really different picks this week. Rayza goes for some funky electronica with his pick, 'Key' by Olin Mosaic, Teresa brings the chip-tune vibes with Malmen's 'Fakebit Love' and Robbie swoops in with an awesome, left-of-center track from Kirill Pylchenko, a cover of Kino's 'Pesnya Bez Slov'. Other than that, we talk about what games we're playing, why...


ASAP EP 022 - Robbie breaks 022, but PHASERLAND INTERVIEW!!!

So, due to technical difficulties, it's a bit of a franken-show this week. Robbie's vox got corrupted after a certain point, but Teresa and Rayza do what they do best and come in to save the day! As does PHASERLAND, btw, who is our first, true-blue LIVE GUEST on the ASAP Podcast! He drops by for a chat to discuss his upcoming Australian Tour, nerds out over music and games with Robbie and is just an all-round awesome dude! Thanks for coming on the show, it was a blast! Other than that, we've...


ASAP EP 021 - Dreams!

Hello! This week we're coming down off our artist spotlight and back into sharing whatever. Teresa's got hosting duties this week, Rayza is looking forward to food and fun at the Canadian National Exhibition, and Robbie finds out he's a "morning guy" after all! As in true Synth Alliance form, somehow we ended up picking tracks with similar qualities! I guess that's just how in tune (hahah pun intended) we are with each other when it comes to taste in tunes! INTRO TUNE: "Feeling The Night" by...


ASAP EP 020 - Artist Spotlight: Droid Bishop

Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. The rule: only previously-unheard tunes are allowed at the table... except on our special episodes, like this one! It's EPISODE 20!!! And you know what that means, yeah? Every five episodes, we do an Artist Spotlight. This time around, it was Robbie's pick, and he couldn't go past Droid Bishop. Droid Bishop's music speaks to all of us. Within the Dark(synth) there is Light(synth). Droid Bishop's music...


ASAP EP 019 - Stuck 'tween a rock and a Hardcastle place...

Great show for you guys this week! Teresa's pick is an awesome Wolf and Raven track, Robbie goes for a bit of Sferro, and Rayza delivers the goods with a stunning pick from Carl Louis feat. Frøder. In other news, we discuss the 90s 'Inspired By' Soundtrack album fad, the latest Soundcloud rumors and the difficulty in finding songs with '19' in the lyrics. Enjoy!!! TERESA's TUNE: "Light Years" by Wolf and Raven [] ROBBIE's TUNE: "Runway...


ASAP EP 018 - #searchfailjambo feat. SHEM&ADAMZ/JETT/KIDFRANCESCOLI

Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. The rule: only previously-unheard tunes are allowed at the table, and we react to each other's picks in real-time. We're back! Robbie's back to normal, Teresa's sick this week but a total trooper, and Rayza is back from his travels. Along with our picks, we have a little chat about the recent Jordan F & Vast Hill EP 'The Win', our love of Lúlla and discovering music. But anyhow, "what picks have you got...


ASAP EP 017 - Sexy Lúlla-byes, So French and SynthMETALS!

Rayza (Canuck), Teresa (Canuck) and Robbie (Aussie) are the Austranadian Synth Alliance. The rule: only previously-unheard tunes are allowed at the table. We react to each of our picks in real-time, link you guys to the tracks and encourage everybody to support these amazing artists. What a killer show. This weeks picks, geez - COR BLIMEY, OH YAAAAH! Rayza starts us off with something special by introducing Lúlla - sparking an instant obsession. Teresa follows up with a SUPER cute French...