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5 Essential Vaporwave Fonts

We’ve catalogued the five most important and commonly used 80’s and 90’s style Vaporwave fonts. As an audiovisual movement Vaporwave has very definite impressionist leanings. It’s proponents pair iconography of 80’s and 90’s culture with Muzak tropes – soft pastel gradients, anime screenshots and 3D renderings adorn albums characterised by pitched-down crooning, mid-tempo percussion and Smooth Jazz …

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Haven’s remix of Kanye West’s Real Friends Is Bliss

Anonymous producer Haven has lifted Kanye West’s low-key ‘Real Friends’ to anthemic heights. ‘Real Friends’ taken from Kanye West’s upcoming album, out February 11th, is an understated ode to honesty, trust and truth. Lyrically West appears to lament his own struggles with friends and family – taking blame for fallings-out and failings as a parent. On the original, restrained …

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Y2K Futurism: 1996-2002

Imgur User newwavearch90 catalogued 878 images in ‘an investigation into the aesthetic of the period 1996-02’ dubbed ‘Y2K Futurism’. In anticipation of rapid techno-social change, purveyors of  late 90’s ‘cool’ adopted an aesthetic that was probably considered future-proof at the time. Ice white, chromed-out CGI renderings, pleather, black sunglasses and Sci-Fi inspired UI were staples of a …

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Brothel’s Iced-Out, Future Trap Euphoria

The pale aesthetic adopted by Brothel communicates the emotionally charged haze that sits, halo-like, atop his Future Trap leanings. Over the last year, the Colorado-based producer has been putting out Future Trap bangers in association with Bass-centric collective Amstergang. As well as amassing a solid Soundcloud following and hundreds of thousands of plays, he has established an …

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The Future-Infused Audiovisual Universe of Jess Audrey

Her Future-Trap music goes as hard as her neon-pink digital aesthetic glows. Jess Audrey is a New York-based audiovisual artist and member of the sprawling roster of producers and graphic designers creating artwork for Bass-led, Future Trap collective NUMERALS. Her output for the label, alongside collaborator NOAH B, demonstrates an uncanny mastery in the fields of contemporary electronic music …

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This Strange Tape Collection is Unintentional Vaporwave Genius

An Ex Kmart employee recovered the 50+ cassettes from the trash and digitized them. Mark Davis worked behind the Service Desk at Kmart in the late ’80s and early ’90s. During that time, corporate issued cassettes containing muzak and advertisements to be played in-store over the speaker system . The cassettes were supposed to be thrown away, …

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Kill V. Maim

Grimes just released the Kill V. Maim Music Video and it’s Cyber Ghetto af

Directed by Grimes and her brother Mac Boucher, the official Kill V. Maim music video is full-on Cyber Ghetto madness. Taken from Grimes’ latest LP ‘Art Angels’, Kill V. Maim is a noisy as hell, punky, EBM-drenched banger. It’s video captures the tracks dissonant, cacophonous vibe though a mad-max infused haze of pastel pinks, versace garb and neon lit, …

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