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Recontextualizing the past, for the future!

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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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Check below for our latest written material, videos, podcasts, and more!

 OUR LATEST LITERATURE

May
21

Album Review: Zero-G – Sev

By | Longform

Album Review Zero-Gby: SEV Written By: C A S I N O Published: May 22nd, 2022     My doctor says that I need to stop getting so bothered by the little things. He says it is bad for my health, but all I feel when looking at the cover of Sev’s latest album Zero-G […]

Apr
05

Physical Review: I Dreamed Of A Palace In The Sky – Equip

By | Physical

Physical Review I Dreamed Of A Palace In The Skyby: Equip Written By: SlimeHand Published On: May 18th, 2022 Album released October 11, 2016     “Graphics So Real, You’d Swear You Were Dreaming” So begins the promise of Equip’s debut album, I Dreamed Of A Palace In The Sky. Thanks to 100% Electronica, we […]

Mar
28

Feature: Vaporwave’s Corporate Dichotomy

By | Articles/Features

Feature Vaporwave’s Corporate Dichotomy Written By: Billy Bugara   Published on March 29th, 2022     Please note, this piece was originally conceived back in 2019, and as such, may offer different representations of some corners of the scene than would be applicable today. PART 1: Introduction   When it comes to defining the most […]

 

 

PODCAST

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…

Podcast: Episode 8 – Lost Broadcasts and TV Programming

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 look back over the past 20 years and look at what we’ve lost as a byproduct of shifting to new technologies. Join DemoDaw…

Podcast: Episode 7 – Fashionable Entrance

Join us in this marvelous episode of the Utopia District Podcast for a Fashionable Entrance (mind the Indy’s audio issues in the beginning bit!). Welcoming new staff members Interro and Jupiter while kicking it old-school with some original classic homie…

 

 

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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!

 

THE BEST 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.

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

 

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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

VideoDromeTV

       VideodromeTV

Tropical Virtual

                           Tropical Virtual