AOTW | 29 October – 4 November: Trademarks & Copyrights – Flashback

Of all the vaporwave artist names, Trademarks & Copyrights has to be the most self-aware. From the genre’s inception, issues of copyright and whether or not vaporwave artists actually own their songs have been in the forefront of discussion. Just take a walk over to the vaporwave subreddit or check out some early archived posts on 4chan; each week, there’ll […]

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Naughty Night releases “lovely reveries” by 死夢VANITY

We’ve got something new here from Ukrainian label Naughty Night, which releases sample curation albums in the vein of waterfront dining and Cosmic Cycler. lovely reveries by 死夢VANITY continues this thread. The album is laidback grooves sourced from smooth jazz and instrumental adult contemporary music, although with a far more laid-back (and sexier) aesthetic that sounds almost contemporary. Choice track […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “Widow” by VirtualRealityDeluxe

Here’s a new EP from DMT Tapes FL courtesy of the project VirtualRealityDeluxe. Widow is seven tracks of sample curation. Tracks consist of looped samples of instrumental and sampled music, often with little editing (except a bit of post-production in making tracks louder). It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below:   Widow // DMT​​-​​617 by VirtualRealityDeluxe […]

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Flamingo Vapor releases “Future Diary [beat tape] Part 1 & 2” by ⁂V‡▲D‡M∇R⁂

⁂V‡▲D‡M∇R⁂ (“Vladiymyr”?) is an eccentric vaporwave producer whose modus operandi is to drop several albums worth ofamterial out of nowhere and then disappears for long periods of time. So… admittedly, like many vaporwave producers. But! ⁂V‡▲D‡M∇R⁂’s shtick is to produce sample curation and classic-style vaporwave works of hip-hop music, especially using old-school hip-hop from the 80s/90s and instrumental beats. Future […]

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DMT Tapes FL releases “Sorrow EP” by Super Stiviboy

Sorrow EP is a new release of classic-style vaporwave and sample curation from the artist Super Stiviboy and released through the label DMT Tapes FL. This five-track release is a downtempo, lackadaisical album of instrumental samples with reverb and pitch-/tempo-shifting, but less so the overt slow-down of a lot of sample curation and more so experiments with reverb and having […]

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Seikomart releases “Aesthetic” by EMBA Soundsystem

Ah, the word “aesthetic”. A word that I can never read the same way again after being circumscribed to the world of vaporwave. Just kidding, vaporwave is awesome. Aesthetic is a new full-length release by EMBA Soundsystem that is freshly available through the Japanese label Seikomart. Aesthetic is a pure sample curation album that features reverbed music from instrumental smooth […]

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