Artist Interview: Pad Chennington

Pad Chennington – a.k.a. “The Vaporwave Valedictorian” – is a video producer who discusses vaporwave topics. Starting up in the fall of 2017, Pad has developed a substantial following on YouTube and in the greater vaporwave community, with over 3,300 subscribers as of this interview. His most well-known videos are a series of reviews on vinyl editions of vaporwave albums, […]

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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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