Residing in Edinburgh but originally from Poland, LukHash, continues his inexorable rise with the launch of his new album ‘We Are Stardust’ on influential retro synth label, NRW Records. The album already topped the Bandcamp Overall Sales Chart on pre-orders alone, underlining the extent to which this talented artist has connected with his unique blend of modern electronic music production, synthwave, dystopian cyberpunk, and retro arcade gaming culture. LukHash recently broke through 10 million streams of his music on Spotify and the release of ‘We Are Stardust’ represents another big step forward. Videos of his experimentation with custom-modified Commodore 64 computers and hacked, original Nintendo Gameboys went viral on YouTube (and more recently TikTok) and LukHash continues to find fans who share his love of futuristic tunes integrating the nostalgic sounds of an electronic past.
LukHash’s music is infused with a strong sense of nostalgia stemming from a childhood growing up playing retro arcade games. He absorbed the 8-bit and 16-bit machine-generated sounds of the Commodore 64 and original Nintendo Gameboy, along with his parents’ collection of 80’s pop and rock and, as a classically trained guitarist, he began to incorporate all these sounds into his contemporary productions, creating a sound he sometimes describes as ‘chipwave’.
Fast forward to 2021 and LukHash has found the ideal home for his experimental approach to electronic music in NRW Records – NewRetroWave is the driving force behind the fast-emerging retro-synth scene with a YouTube channel counting 1.14 million followers and rising.
‘We Are Stardust’ is sure to add to the fast-growing fanbase of this highly creative artist. There is a sense that LukHash is building worlds within his music and in listening we become a part of them. This album pushes his boundaries yet further and leaves behind an excitement to find out where this journey goes next.