TKX Vault releases “LOST: The Infernal Mixtape”

LOST: The Infernal Mixtape is a new featured release from Martin Smith (f.k.a. Chessmaster/Chesumasuta). It’s also the final album for TKX Vault, being billed with the catalogue number “TKX-END”. TKX Vault originally ran for fifty albums from 2014 through 2016 before closing with the release of Hong Kong Express. It was then re-opened for ten albums starting in mid-2017. This […]

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Sandtimer – 808 Hate Suite

Recommendation: ☀☀☁ Vaporwave Is Dead gets most of the attention as the trope-codifying hardvapour album, but there’s another release by Sandtimer that predates the artist’s (in)famous take-that by a couple months. 808 Hate Suite is the bass-heavy Ur-example1 of hardvapour music, back when the tags were “XXXX”, “XXXX”, or even “dark vaporwave”. Although its association with hardvapour is more in […]

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蜃気楼MIRAGE / Chungking Mansions – Secret Deal

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Secret Deal is one of very few honest-to-god vaporwave albums released by TKX Vault in their initial fifty-album run.1 It is comprised of a fourteen-track split in equal portions featuring 蜃気楼MIRAGE2 and Chungking Mansions, both of which had been active producers in the vaporwave (and related genres) scene for a couple years by the time of this album’s […]

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