Label Interview: Asura Revolver

Asura Revolver is a label run by Norwegian artist R0x4ry. The label caters to “vapor/vapour” music, which is best described as a cyberpunk derivative of vaporwave that utilizes ambient sounds, urban/city themes, and a preponderance of original material – though, as with vaporwave, those three tropes are by no means universal. Asura Revolver has been around since October 2016, making […]

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Label Interview: Smirk Sounds

Smirk Sound is a label that caters to “the smuggest experimental and vapour releases from around the world”. Its artist roster is quite varied and unique, featuring works from R0x4ry (of Asura Revolver), Methyr (of Question Records), Lukepi, and s a k i 夢 that touch genres such as lo-fi hip-hop, neoclassical music, and vaporwave. In the second week of […]

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Artist Interview: Reef Frequent

Reef Frequent is a pseudonymous artist who came to prominence last year with the release of a trilogy of albums on BLCR Laboratories that explored concepts of the afterlife. Three days ago, Reef Frequent (in conjunction with Tiny Mix Tapes) announced the imminent release of his sixth full-length album Unknown System Boundary – along with a music video of “Toxic […]

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Artist Interview: Mensa Group International

Active since 2012, Mensa Group International is a group of artists who produce music inspired by the aesthetics and techniques of vaporwave and plunderphonics music. In their long tenure, the group has amassed an impressive roster of collaborations, solo-group works, and compilation appearances. These include a debut release featuring a split with luxury elite called Atlas of Fictional Countries / […]

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Artist Interview: Fla.mingo

New York-based producer Fla.mingo has slowly made a spot for himself among the household names of vaporwave and the revival of cassette culture. With releases like Fantasy being heralded by Bandcamp journalists for its seamless integration of synth pop into the scope of vaporwave,1 Fla.mingo has developed his own personal style within the genre. U Melt Me and his aforementioned […]

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