Elemental 95 releases “ILLUSION OF SELF” by PZA

I’m fairly certain that PZA has released work on almost every label in the vaporwave scene. ILLUSION OF SELF is a new ten-track full-length from this Arkansas vaporhop/vaportrap artist who’s been producing music since 2015. It combines downtempo music/hypnagogic drift with instrumental hip-hop. ILLUSION OF SELF continues PZA’s general trend of steering away from overtly “trap” percussion for breakbeat and […]

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Sunset Grid releases “水彩” by KALEEMXWILL

水彩 is the third album by KALEEMXWILL and his first for Sunset Grid. This release is the first from the artist to venture into the greater vaporwave community. 水彩 combines dreampunk crystal-clear production with downtempo beats. A few songs sample from video game music and other 90s media – such as “魂”, which features the melody from “Stickerbrush Symphony” within […]

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Adhesive Sounds releases “ep5” by Ursula’s Cartridges

ep5 is a fresh full-length release from Ursula’s Cartridges now available on Adhesive Sounds. ep5 combines the sound collage nature of early plunderphonics and classic-style vaporwave tropes with instrumental hip-hop elements, making this sort of a glitchy cross between classic-style and vaporhop. Choice track is “goopdelahoop”. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download and for $10 CAD on cassette. Check […]

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Elemental 95 releases “Beat Tape 1 : 圧力” by BALENTSバランス & 病人KNIFEDOG

Elemental 95 is back with the first of several releases announced last week. Beat Tape 1 : 圧力 is a split album between BALENTSバランス and 病人KNIFEDOG, the former being the head of the Beer Wizard label. Both side utilize lo-fi vaporhop music, with BALENTSバランス’s having more to do with classic-style vaporwave/lo-fi hip-hop and 病人KNIFEDOG’s side having breakbeat influences. Worth checking […]

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Contemporary Tapes releases the “Vaporwave Christmas Story” compilation

Contemporary Tapes’ long-awaited Vaporwave Christmas Story compilation is now available for purchase and download. This release includes twenty-three tracks from twenty-three artists from almost as many vaporwave subgenres; those featured include Sangam, NMESH, nano神社 (✪㉨✪), OSCOB, V ▲ P Y D, and OMI5. All tracks sample from or otherwise reference popular Christmas media in Western culture – for example, “The […]

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Flamingo Vapor releases “Degrees of Analysis” by Bit Dream

Here’s some weird cyberpunk fun for you via the Flamingo Vapor label. Degrees of Analysis by Bit Dream is eight tracks of a mix of dreampunk and IDM music – kind of like ghost tech but without the skeletal rhythms or introverted-dance music. Choice cut “Third Wave” has a progressive electronica vibe. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check […]

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