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Recontextualizing the past, for the future!

 

Exploring internet music’s art and culture, through the lens of vaporwave, plunderphonics, eccojams, and nostalgic media.

What is Utopia District? Check out our  About Page  for details!

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May
03

Link Rot, Lost Discographies, and the Preservation of Your Favorite Media | Episode 23

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Welcome to “Echoes of Media,” where we dive deep into the ever-evolving landscape of digital preservation, lost music treasures, and ever increase corporatization digital media. In this episode, we embark on a journey through the highs and lows of th…

Feb
09

Feature: A Year In Review – 2023 Vaporwave Album Selections

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ARTICLES & FEATURES 2023 a Year In Review ​Vaporwave ALBUM Selections!​​   The vaporwave community celebrates the wonderful work by vaporwave and adjacent artists from 2023! Published: February 6th, 2024   A toast to some of our favorite vaporwave, future funk, and adjacent albums from 2023, chosen by the vaporwave community! Take a moment and […]

Jan
31

Vaporwave Megatext: Vermilion Sands by Michael Uhall

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VAPORWAVE MEGATEXT: VERMILION SANDS By J.G. Ballard Written By: Michael Uhall   Published on: Tuesday January 30th, 2024          First released on June 15, 1987, the GIF (Graphical Interchange Format) was invented two years before the Cold War went underground, making it truly an artifact from before the time factories all […]

 

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Link Rot, Lost Discographies, and the Preservation of Your Favorite Media | Episode 23

Welcome to “Echoes of Media,” where we dive deep into the ever-evolving landscape of digital preservation, lost music treasures, and ever increase corporatization digital media. In this episode, we embark on a journey through the highs and lows of th…

Inside the Vaporwave Visual Experience at FlamingoFest 2023 (Part 2) | Episode 22

Step into the world of vaporwave video art in this episode as we take you behind the scenes of FlamingoFest 2023 and chat with the four live video artists that created the beautiful visual dreamscapes for the festival. We discuss the artistry of bri…

FlamingoFest 2023 Unplugged – Echoes of a Vaporwave Festival (Part 1) | Episode 21

Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! Join us for a vibrant recap of our vaporwave musical festival in Los Angeles on November 3rd & 4th, FlamingoFest 2023! 🦩 A two-day extravaganza that swept through the heart of Los Angeles! We are so stoked…

Festival Flashback – Revisiting Tape Swap 4 & ElectroniCON4 (Part 2) | Episode 20

Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! It’s been one month since the amazing festivities during the New York 2023 Vaporwave community weekend, with music fests ElectroniCON4, Tape Swap & Chill 4, Summer Slushy Fest, Music Website Presents, and A…

Poolside In New York – A Vaporwave Community Weekend Recap | Episode 19

Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! Grab a reclining chair and lounge in the sun with us as we recap the entire ElectroniCON 2023 / Vaporwave Community Weekend in New York this past week from August 23rd to 28th, 2023. With a copious amount of ev…

Interview: Pad Chennington (Summer Slushy Festival 2023) | Episode 18

Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! On today’s episode we sit down with the man himself Pad Chennington for a deep dive into his exciting upcoming live vaporwave festival event in Brooklyn coming up on Thursday, August 24th in Brooklyn, NY, and m…

 

 

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OUR WRITTEN CONTENT

We love to write, and we love vaporwave. That’s why we take pride in empowering the community with a home to showcase their work, bringing to you some incredible vaporwave content. Hit us up on  Twitter  or  Discord  if you’d like to write with us! Check out our Text page for a full review of our offerings, include but not limited to:

NEWS & REVIEWS

We want to keep you up to date on what is happening in the scene and community. No more FOMO! Also digital and physical album reviews, and so much more.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews with labels, musicians, visualists, community members and more! Not to be confused with our Podcast Interviews!

ARTICLES & SPECIAL FEATURES

This is where the good stuff happens. An experimental approach to showcasing deeper looks into artists, merch, trends, and more!

 

VAPORWAVE PODCAST

Your favorite interviews are back! We’ve done months of planning to bring you some incredibly awesome artist deep dives, and unique looks into the incredibly vast history of such a young community.

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OUR VIDEO CONTENT

Videos are cool. We like to make them.

Check out our  YouTube page for a variety of different content.

MUSIC VIDEOS

 Music videos are cool. Vaporwave music videos are even cooler!

LIVESTREAM PREMIERES

Premieres of album releases with merch giveaways, partnering with labels, artists, and community members.

VIDEO ESSAYS

Who doesn’t love a good ol’ vapor video essay.

 

Art Exhibits

You can’t have vaporwave without art. That’s why we’re using this space to showcase the amazing creations from the 3D artists, illustrators, album designers, and visualists in the vaporwave and adjacent communities. We don’t get Bandcamp emails when visual artists put things out – it is our duty here at UD to provide these exhibits.

We’ll try to have a fully fledged showcase for you here every month or two: here!

For now, check out these amazing visual artists below!

        Vapor Priestess

        Mystic Panda

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       VideodromeTV

Tropical Virtual

                           Tropical Virtual