Creating a sound that is often described as boisterous yet melancholy, Brooklyn, New York's Small Black constructs on a rich antiquity of synth pop to produce modern music.
It is rather unexpected that Sylvan Esso, the result of a synthesis between one member of psych-rockers Megafaun and one from Vermont folk group Mountain Man, would be so groovy, so wobbly and so electric.
At 31 years old, Washed Out is one of the older chillwave artists, a genre dominated by artists in their teens and young twenties, but don't let that cast a shadow on his cultural relevance.
The genre "dream pop" is frequently thrown around, but it perhaps applies to no one better than Pure Bathing Culture.
Beacon's members studied sculpture and painting, respectively, and the music they make is both sculptural and painted with layers of delicate electronic beats, rhythm and blues melodies and dark, elegant lyrics.