There are few things more impressive than live synthwave. To do it right, there are a lot of things going on, especially if you're using live drums (and very few artists do). That's why you get a lot of pre-programed sets with the artist throwing in a few audibles here and there to make it different than what you'd find on the record. As soon as I saw this live studio session from The Phantom Division, I just knew I had to share it. Why? It's got 100% live synths, live drums, and we're not talking about cookie cutter stuff here. These guys are the real deal, layering brilliant synth scores, head banging beats, and a backbeat that can't be replicated with a drum machine. Color me VERY impressed. This duo is definitely on my "watch out for" list, and they should be on yours too. Check out what they have on offer over at Bandcamp, but in the meantime, enjoy the video!