Lukepi – Soar

Recommendation: ☀☁☁ Soar was a watershed moment for artist Lukepi and label Question Records. For the former, this six-track EP represented an evolution from early IDM and hip-hop sounds to a more eclectic style that also incorporates electro, wonky, and even dreampunk music. For the latter, Soar opened up the possibility of releasing music other than vaporwave, which was previously […]

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lukepi / methyr – Ocean Dreams

Recommendation: ✂ (“Brisk Wind”, “Snake / The Bowl of Rice and the Bamboo Tree”, “Someone, Anyone, No-one”, “Seaweed”) Ocean Dreams1 is a split release between lukepi and methyr that was released through Smirk Sounds. lukepi2 released his first EP at the ripe age of 17, then took a few years off until dropping No Wonder on Neetspeak in 2015. He […]

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Neetspeak releases “Home” by Lukepi

Released barely a few months after Soar on Question Records, Lukepi put out new music on the Neetspeak record label, titled Home. This eighteen-track album is, in Lukepi’s words, “is probably [his] strongest album ever.” It uses various tropes from ghost tech, ambient vaporwave, cinematic soundtrack music, dark ambient, and downtempo music in an hour+ long suite. It’s available as […]

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Question Records releases “Soar” by Lukepi

Lukepi’s newest album is a six-track extended-play out on Question Records. It’s called Soar, and it’s gentle electronic beeps and bloops with significant influence from early video game and 90s electronic music (e.g. “Comfort”) with some noise music for good measure. It’s available as a pay-what-you-want digital download and for £6 on blue cassette in an edition of thirty-five. Check […]

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Smirk Sounds releases “Ocean Dreams” by lukepi + methyr

New music out on Smirk Sounds is Ocean Dreams, a split between the artists lukepi and methyr. The lukepi tracks are downtempo instrumental hip-hop with significant influence from throwback-eighties and early electronica stylings. The methyr tracks have much more in common with hypnagogic pop and classic-style vaporwave. This release is available as a pay-what-you-want digital download. Check it out below: […]

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