GAMESHARK™ – SHARK 2 パラサイトシングル

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ SHARK 2 パラサイトシングル1 is chock-full of sample curation from the fittingly-named artist GAMESHARK™. Released through Midnight Moon Tapes (which isn’t much known for classic-style), this album is entirely worth its forty-five minutes. The majority of the work utilizes a texture similar to the NUWRLD series of death’s dynamic shroud.wmv, whereby the artists used analogue equipment instead of digital […]

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Sven K – White Gatorade

Recommendation: ✂ (“Hart Broken”) White Gatorade is a four-track EP (three originals plus one remix) from Sven K, which follows-up his debut Paranoia Aspect from summer 2016. It’s the sixth chronological release from Kudatah Sounds, although the label enigmatically lists it as “KDTH-XXX” in its catalogue. The release is full of remix-style hip-hop and trap music, making heavy use of […]

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High School Drama Teacher – HEARTWORK.EXE

Recommendation: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ HEARTWORK.EXE is a four-track EP produced by Canadian artist High School Drama Teacher, who also works under the alias Donkey Boy. It’s available through Beer Wizard and was originally released on cassette as well as digital format, the former of which have been sold out for quite some time. This release is classic-style vaporwave/ECCOJAMS that heavily pitch-/tempo-shifts samples […]

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Mr. Hideyoshi – 地平線

Recommendation: ☹ Mr. Hideyoshi is from Pennsylvania, and 地平線1 is his third overall release and third from 2016. It’s also his first through Sunset Grid, a label from Australia that primarily focuses on classic-style vaporwave with some releases that touch vaporhop, sample curation, and hypnagogic drift. 地平線 is pure classic-style, with edited and pitch-/tempo-shifted samples from pop, R&B, and adult […]

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Ganz Feld – Unwise 2.0

Recommendation: ✂ (“Brain”, “Fatal Shadows”, “藕断丝连”, “Disconnected”) Released at the start of fall 2016 on the Canadian label Lost Angles,1 Unwise 2.0 is a half-hour of vaportrap by Ganz Feld that utilizes hypnagogic and ambient melodies. It expands on the artist’s 2015 six-track EP Unwise, which was released by Aloe City Records.2 Unwise 2.0 came out approximately ten months after […]

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