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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.

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Album Review: Closing By 식료품groceries

By | Longform

Album Review 폐점 (Closing)by: 식료품groceries Written By: Matsu Published: October 18th, 2022 Album Released: August 5th, 2022     Known previously for releasing albums with consistently strong thematic premises, quality of production, and presentation between long periods of time, 식료품groceries is one of the most recognizable names in both mallsoft and the freshly redefined utopian […]


Tape Swap 3

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VAPORWAVE TAPE SWAP 3 Friday, August 19th The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY An IRL vaporwave meetup and party!   Heading to ELECTRONICON 3? Grab your cassettes, your best vapor shirt, and join us for the third tape swap & chill party!!  Also be sure to check out our Vaporwave Community Weekend map, below!   VAPORWAVE […]


Album Review: Neighborhood Afterglow by b o d y l i n e

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Album Review Neighborhood Afterglowby: b o d y l i n e Written By: Flanger Fobia Published: October 12th, 2022 Album Released: November 4, 2017 Cassette Released: August 5th, 2022     In order to properly invoke nostalgia, one would have to employ certain techniques that would trigger our various senses in order to recall […]





Vaporwave New York Take Over! An ElectroniCON3 & Tape Swap 3 Recap | Podcast Episode 12

ElectroniCON is an incredibly important event for the vaporwave and adjacent communities. Presented by George Clanton of 100% Electronica, ElectroniCON 3 was a pilgrimage that brought vaporwave fans together from all over the globe, to Brooklyn NY on Aug…

LATE NIGHT LIGHTS II – A Late Night Lo Fi & Vaporwave Festival Recap

Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ Grab your TV dinner and sit back with us as we reminisce over our massive two-day LATE NIGHT LIGHTS II late night lo fi and vaporwave URL festival, from back on July 16th and 17th, 2022. Find all t…

Podcast: Interview – PopSlinger Game Director (Nintendo Switch) & Skule Toyama

Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ Today we sit down with Nintendo Switch game developer Jose Abreu and music composer Skule Toyama and their new future funk inspired musical shooter video game, PopSlinger! Join us for a deep dive i…

Podcast: Episode 9 – Vapor 2021 Selections

Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ We’ve got a fun episode for you today, so kick back as Indy and the UD team cover some latest vaporwave news, look at our Aesthetic Archives, discuss upcoming vaporwave events, and break down the r…



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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:


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


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



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.

Stream our shows from within our site here, or sub to us on your favorite podcast network below:


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Videos are cool. We like to make them.

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


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


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


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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