One of our Artists to Watch 2013, Blende has already started the new year off right with a collaboration with fellow La Bombe imprint resident Surrender! Further asserting his promise in 2013, Blende’s touches on the collaboration are undeniable. On “Synapse,” the two establish a sound footprint for the nu-disco/electro hybrid style with disco-tinged arpeggios and gritty synthesis. One part thunderous and groaning, the other melodic and funky, “Synapse” represents another sound offering from the La Bombe imprint and one hell of a start to 2013. No official release date yet, but expect this one to go on sale sometime in February.