Stranger Things theme song composers Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon (of Austin, Texas synthwave group S U R V I V E) have seen their careers reach new heights thanks in part to the success of the Netflix franchise.
The duo has now revealed some of the details and technique behind the award-winning composition in an interview with well-known music podcast series, SONG EXPLODER.
“The Duffers reached out to us ‘cause they used our music in a mock trailer,” said Stein on the pair’s relationship with the show’s creators (Matt and Ross Duffer).
Just days ahead of the Stranger Things season two premiere on Netflix — you can now listen to the new Stranger Things soundtrack from the show's music masterminds S U R V I V E.
Part of the allure of the show has always been S U R V I V E's unique approach to the show's Carpenter-esque soundtrack, which has seen the band tour the world with their hardware-focussed live shows.
Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin synth band S U R V I V E have been enlisted once more to compose the music for the second season of Netflix sci-fi hit, Stranger Things.
Much like the show itself, the music from the first series was met with unanimous praise. Dixon and Stein’s theme song won the duo a Creative Arts Emmy, so it’s no real surprise that they’ve been handed the reigns once again.
'Stranger Things' isn't just one of the most popular Netflix series out there, its soundtrack is easily one of the best things we've heard on any series, ever. Now a (presumably) avid fan has set up an online synth, allowing users to distort those iconic electronic arpeggios to their heart's content.
The soundtracks to hit Netflix show Stranger Things are set to get a revamp later this month, with an all-new vinyl treatment from labels Lakeshore and Invada.
The new epic box sets will include fresh notes from show creators the Duffer Brothers, plus S U R V I V E composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein.
There’s also colour splattered vinyl, character cards, exclusive artwork and posters included in the limited packs — you can check out the pics of the sets below.
Sigma have announced they will play live at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 27th May.
The performance, scheduled as part of the Albert Sessions series, will make the UK production duo the first drum & bass act to headline the famous London venue.
Sigma's live show sees them perform alongside a band, and last year sold out the O2 Brixton Academy.
“Every show we do is special but to play live in a venue like the Royal Albert Hall is something every artist dreams of," say Sigma via press release.
Sigma have revealed the video for their new single ‘Find Me (featuring Birdy)', which is on sale from today (4th November) via 3 Beat.
The promo stars Millie Bobby Brown, the young British actress from the hit series Stranger Things — the video was directed by Christopher Sims and producer Austin Barbera.
Currently in the studio finishing further new material, Sigma (aka Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie) have had a phenomenal two years. As it stands, the duo have now sold over 300,000 albums in 10 months, with over four million singles sold since 2014.
Following the news that 'Vol. 1' of the stunning Stranger Things soundtrack would be released on vinyl at the end of the month (28th October), it has been announced that 'Vol. 2' will arrive shortly afterwards on 2nd December.
The '80s-set, Netflix sci-fi/horror made waves this year for its gripping story and nostalgia-laden, synth-heavy soundtrack. The latter in particular was hugely celebrated in the electronic music community, drawing a multitude of remixes.
In July, DJ Mag revealed that the epic soundtrack to Netflix’s sci-fi hit Stranger Things would get a full release.
The Netflix original series features a stunning score that occupies the ground between synthwave and Carpenter-esque analogue goodness, and was created by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of Austin band S U R V I V E.
Earlier this week, DJ Mag announced that the epic Stranger Things soundtrack is to be released in two volumes, with the first landing today (12th August). As part of its release, the first part is also now available to stream.