The synthwave project of Los Angeles-based artist and producer Klayton, Scandroid is a love letter to the ‘80s delivered with modern production and a genre-crossing set of influences. Best known for his work on the multifaceted project Celldweller, Klayton has found a new inspiration for his densely layered compositions by combining ‘80s pop sensibilities with a host of other creative ideas, ranging from classic darkwave to modern electronic music.
The result is an immersive audio experience infused with imaginative sci-fi lyrics and atmosphere. In addition to creating original songs under the Scandroid name, Klayton has also brought his distinctive style to some of his favorite tracks from the ‘80s, including Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Tears for Fears’ “Shout.”
Scandroid’s music has cracked the Top 10 on the iTunes Electronic Albums chart and the Top 5 on the Billboard Electronic Albums chart. Along with his original songs streaming in the millions, Scandroid’s music has also been the subject of several popular remixes, including a Dance with the Dead remix of “Neo-Tokyo” that has accumulated 12 million combined streams between Spotify and YouTube alone.
Following the Scandroid self-titled debut album in 2016, Klayton released a second full-length album, Monochrome, in 2017, as well as The Darkness EP in 2018 that represents the first half of a two-part epic, The Darkness and The Light. The second half, The Light, is scheduled for a Fall 2019 release with the complete album release to follow in 2020.