The Vehlinggo Podcast, which first went live in 2016, is in its fifth season. The show, hosted by Aaron Vehling, has introduced people to tons of new music and in-depth chats with score composers, synthwavers, and synth-pop artists alike. After spending two seasons on the erstwhile The Damn Fine Network, the podcast is back on Vehlinggo’s own bespoke network. (You can also find the new season and most of the previous ones on Apple, Spotify, and some other podcasting platforms.)
Below are embeds of the episodes.
Season 5 – Episode 3, March 2, 2021. Saint Maud composer Adam Janota Bzowski is the guest. Plus, electronic artist Mecha Maiko returns for the segment “Dispatches from the Synth Farm” to discuss Charlie’s “Spacer Woman.” Also featuring music by Electric Youth & Pilotpriest, Daft Punk, and Quiet Force.
Season 5 – Episode 2, Feb. 8, 2021. Shadow in the Cloud composer Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper is the guest. Plus, Canadian electronic artist Mecha Maiko joins for a new, probably regular segment. Also featuring new music by Blanck Mass, Desire, and Hannah Peel, along with some gems from SOPHIE (RIP) and Marcos Valle & Azymuth.
Season 5 – Episode 1, Jan. 18, 2021. It’s the return of The Vehlinggo Podcast for Season 5! This episode’s guest is synthwave pioneer and film score composer Miami Nights 1984 (AKA Michael Glover). We discuss his score to new film Flinch and the state of the synthwave scene, along with a forthcoming studio album and other fine things. Also featuring music by Deadly Avenger, VHxRR, Edson Natale, and more.
Seasons 3 and 4 (The Damn Fine Network)
Season 4 – Episode 6, Oct. 30, 2019. Host Aaron Vehling plays a combination of seasonally appropriate cuts, in addition to songs from the forthcoming Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years compilation. On the haunting side of things, hear music from OGRE & Dallas Campbell, Chromatics, Glass Candy, Trevor Gureckis, and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, among others. Also, hear new tracks from Parallels, Metavari, FM Attack, and VH x RR from the Vehlinggo comp.
Season 4 – Episode 5, Sept. 25, 2019. Host Aaron Vehling reports from the floor of MondoCon 5 in Austin, Texas. Also, he announces the stacked artist roster for Vehlinggo Presents: 5 Years, the compilation of all new or previously unreleased tracks celebrating this site’s 5th anniversary. Also, as always, music will be played.
Season 4 – Episode 4, Aug. 28, 2019. Check this out! Com Truise is the guest on this episode of The Vehlinggo Podcast. Host Aaron Vehling and the Ghostly International artist discuss the musician’s writing process, tackle dystopias and utopias in sci-fi, and look toward the future, among other things. Also, Aaron plays music from Jorja Chalmers, Shura, Pink Gloves, Lust For Youth, The Souljazz Orchestra, and Finesse.
Season 4 – Episode 3, July 31, 2019. On this episode of The Vehlinggo Podcast, host Aaron Vehling interviews synthwave duo Arcade High on-site after a recent gig in Brooklyn. He also plays new music from Heaven, Ollie Wride, Turquoise Moon, Pilotpriest, Julian Winding, and Oh Baby, in addition to other songs.
Season 4 – Episode 2, June 26, 2019. Film & TV composer Drum & Lace (Sofia Hultquist) and synthwaver Michael Oakley are guests. Sofia discusses her upcoming album, Semi Songs, and her work on the HBO doc At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, among other things. Michael talks about the upcoming Vehlinggo-co-sponsored Outland Toronto retrowave festival and tackles issues in the synthwave community. Aaron also plays songs by Electric Youth, Orion, Lou Rebecca, and Cassius.
Season 4 – Episode 1, May 29, 2019. Host Aaron Vehling returns with a focus on the 10th anniversary of Desire’s influential debut album (the one that has “Under Your Spell” from Drive). He also plays new music from FM Attack and Mecha Maiko.
Season 3 – Episode 11, Jan. 30, 2019. Host Aaron Vehling interviews Holly Dodson of synthwave pioneers/Valerie Collective friends Parallels, and Dave Schuler of The Bad Dreamers. Aaron and Holly discuss her storied career, playing with acts like Glass Candy and Florence and the Machine, and her role in kicking off what we now know as synthwave. Aaron and Dave talk about his musical trajectory from writing for Pink and John Legend to becoming one of the best new synthwave acts, playing with the likes of The Midnight, FM-84, and Timecop1983.
Season 3 – Episode 10, Dec. 26, 2018. The podcast closes out the year with some awesome new tracks and some killer cuts he missed over the course of the year. The episode features music from Maethelvin, Emmy Wildwood, Nola Wren, Wyndsrfr, Michael Oakley, Cemetery Gates, Antoni Maiovvi project Jason Priest, and more.
Season 3 – Episode 9, Nov. 28, 2018. Host Aaron Vehling celebrates the fourth anniversary of Vehlinggo and the 10th anniversary of College’s seminal debut LP, Secret Diary. You’ll hear some stories about each. Aaron also plays new or new-ish songs from Chromatics, Lovetechnique, Harglow side project Softaware, D’ark, and Correlations.
Season 3 – Episode 8, Oct. 24, 2018. On this month’s episode of The Vehlinggo Podcast, host Aaron Vehling plays synth-pop, synthwave, and horror-filled synth scores from the likes of Italians Do It Better’s Desire, Bunny X, Le Cassette, Espectrostatic, Von Hertzog, Vampire Step-Dad, Darkest, and more. Also, listen closely for your chance to win a rare vinyl test pressing of Betamaxx’s Lost Formats.
Season 3 – Episode 7, Sept. 22, 2018. Guests Dana Jean Phoenix and Absolute Valentine discuss their NEON Festival experience and their latest releases. Aaron also plays some sweet tunes and introduces a new theme song.
Season 3 – Episode 6, Aug. 18, 2018. Le Matos are the guests on this episode. They’ll premiere a track from and talk about the score for Summer of ’84, a new horror film from the directors of Turbo Kid. Aaron will also play new songs by You Drive, Dragon Inn 3, Saint-Samuel, MNYNMS, Nation of Language, and Killstarr.
Season 3 – Episode 5. July 21, 2018. Synth musician and director Pilotpriest (AKA Anthony Scott Burns) is the guest on this month’s episode of The Vehlinggo Podcast. Burns and host Aaron Vehling talk about his beloved albums, such as Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, his current projects, and his work with friends Electric Youth.
Season 3 – Episode 4. June 23, 2018. In today’s podcast episode, Aaron interviews Deadly Avenger and premieres a song off his forthcoming album The Girl with the White Orchid, which Lakeshore Records releases on July 20. There’s also an interview with Mecha Maiko, who picks a new Bulkhead song for the Found Sounds segment and talks about her upcoming tour. Aaron also plays tunes.
Season 3 – Episode 3. May 26, 2018. On this month’s episode of The Vehlinggo Podcast, host Aaron Vehling brings on the sunshine vibes to usher in the summer. He examines the proto synth-pop album The Beach Boys Love You and plays upbeat, synth-laden gems — both classic and modern. Expect to hear Michael Oakley, Helen, and some surprises.
Season 3 – Episode 2. April 28, 2018. This episode is packed with fascinating material. Host Aaron Vehling interviews beloved synth composer Xander Harris, who’s coming off a traumatic experience, and Highway Superstar, who talks about a Le Flex song he really digs. Aaron also plays four exclusive premieres from The Midnight & Timecop1983, Deadly Avenger, Computronic, and Highway Superstar, whose remix for the upcoming Vehlinggo Presents compilation is revealed for the first time.
Season 3 – Episode 1. March 31, 2018. On the first episode of the Vehlinggo Podcast for The Damn Fine Network, host Aaron Vehling provides an overview of some of the compelling styles of the often enigmatic synthwave genre. He tackles the light, the dark, and points in between in a quest to give synthwave newbies an opportunity to go down the rabbit hole of the ’80s nostalgia-inspired genre in all its different forms.
The earlier seasons of The Vehlinggo Podcast are housed on the Vehlinggo Mixcloud page. Guests included FM-84, Timecop1983, and The Damn Fine Network founder and Lakeshore vinyl guru Tony Giles.
Aaron also hosts the The Lakeshore Records Podcast on occasion. Here is one episode as an example.