UTOPIA DISTRICT PODCAST

EPISODE 023

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

 

Released: Friday, May 4th, 2024

 

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Join us for another great Utopia District podcast! On today’s episode we dive deep into the ever-evolving landscape of digital preservation, lost music treasures, and ever increase corporatization digital media. We embark on a journey through the highs and lows of the world of Blu-ray 4K remasters, separating the gems from the dust and what can go wrong – our nostalgia-driven exploration then heads into the enigmatic world of classic cartoons, unearthing forgotten gems like “The Maxx,” “The Head,” “Spawn,” “Aeon Flux,” and “Cybersix.” Join us as we rediscover these animated wonders and reminisce about their impact on pop culture.

Stepping into the present, we immerse into some new vaporwave albums, as well as discuss the unfortunate loss of discography deletion by prominent vaporwave artists, 骨架的 skeleton, computer dreams, and 天気予報 asutenki’s Bandcamp pages, and what it might mean.

We also revisit some timeless videos and shows that have left an indelible mark on our memories. From the vibrant streets of Brazil with Arnold in Rio during carnival, to the neon-soaked nights of “Miami Vice” and “Moonlighting,” from the interstellar adventures of “Firefly” to the sun-kissed shores of “Baywatch,” and from the mysterious gates of “Stargate” to the iconic VHS’ at Whammy Video in LA, join us for a chat about these cultural touchstones and what made them so great. We also discuss: Showgirls, Troma, VHS collecting, 4:3 vs 16:9, content and the shift of attention span, and lots more!

Lastly, we discuss the importance of archival initiatives like archive.org, soulseek, and the fleeting nature of digital media versus physical. We hope you enjoy joining us along for the ride!

 

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Discussion Topics & Links!

Deleted Discographies: 天気予報 Asutenki, 骨架的 skeleton, computer dreams

New UD T-Shirt available now!

Max Head Reviews – New Episode (Frutiger Aero vs Vaporwave)

Tape Swap 2024 pics by Celadon Dream Suite 

Cybersix

Goodnight Punpun

Whammy Analog Video – VHS Shop

Patrick Nagel ArtTape Swap 2024 Poster

 

Albums We Discussed!

Prenoko Album Releases

Aexion – Aesthetic Love

 

Guests on this Episode!

Indy

Cerulea_d.lux

Prenoko

SnowmanTyler

Brass Fair Mall

Jupiterliketheplanet

 

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EPISODE 022

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

 

Released: December 20th, 2023

 

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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 bringing live visuals to life, learn about the tools, techniques that can be used, and creativity that brought these visions to reality. Get inspired to try your hand at video art as our guests share their stories, insights, and encouragement, we invite you to explore this captivating realm of creativity and improvisation. Tune in for an immersive journey into the world of vaporwave visuals and discover the magic of bringing live video art to life through projection.

 

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What is FlamingoFest?

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VIDEO ARTISTS ON THIS EPISODE. GIVE THEM A FOLLOW!

All Hell Breaks Loops
Website | YouTube | Twitch | Instagram | Twitter | LinkTree

Jumper Kimmons
YouTubeInstagram | Bandcamp

Moirebender
YouTube | LinkTree | Instagram

VideodromeTV
YouTube | Twitch | Instagram

 

Jumper Kimmons 
My favorite aspect with this entire medium, whether you call it circuit bending, video bending or glitch art, is that there are no rules, limits or guidelines to follow. It’s limited only by your own imagination, in the sense that you can create something amazing with literal spare parts and any signal. Old media, camera feedback or professionally made custom circuit boards can all hold something beautiful hidden inside. All you need is some patience and the desire to reach out and capture something truly unique in the static.

Moirebender 
To me, video art is a lens that translates musical performance into the visual medium, that best amplifies the overall experience. We each perform using our personal gear and our own styles of art, but our purpose within the context of a show is to maximize the impact of the event, and make it even more memorable.

VideodromeTV
Video is my canvas.

 

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TEASER #1 by Jumper Kimmons


TEASER #2 by VideodromeTV
 

Episode Links!

Official Ticket Page

FlamingoFest 2023 SUPERCUT Video & Picture Upload Folder

WVSQD – Vaporwave Video Crew

FutureSounds UK Podcast

 

DAY 1 LIVESTREAM VOD (HIGH TIDE)

 

DAY 2 LIVESTREAM VOD (CATCH ONE, JEWELS STAGE)
🔗 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1969590084
 

 

A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone involved, from musicians to video artists, to staff and crew on the ground and virtually, to fans, attendees, and everything in between. We would not have been able to have done this without you, truly.

 

 

Want more Flamingo Fest? Check out our FlamingoFest 2020 (URL) playlist, or our official 2020 interviews & recap podcast episodes!

https://utopiadistrict.com/podcast/episode001

https://utopiadistrict.com/podcast/episode002

 

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UD Podcast Archive: Check out our UD episode back catalog below!
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UTOPIA DISTRICT PODCAST

EPISODE 021

FlamingoFest 2023 Unplugged (Part 1)

Echos of a Vaporwave Festival

 

Released: December 11th, 2023

 

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! Join us for a vibrant recap of our vaporwave music festival in Los Angeles, on November 3rd & 4th: FlamingoFest 2023! 🦩 A two-day audio/visual extravaganza that swept through the heart of Los Angeles – we are so stoked to bring you today’s episode, where we relive all the exhilarating moments from the fest, recount the unforgettable audio and video performances, and soak up the contagious energy that united attendees from all walks vapor life! Tune in as we share behind-the-scenes stories and tap into the community spirit that made FlamingoFest an unforgettable celebration of music, art, and pure Los Angeles magic! 💖

 

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FLAMINGOFEST returns, but this time it’s IRL!

Back in 2020, at the peak of the pandemic, we held an iconic two-day online festival featuring 40 acts from every corner of the Vapor world.

We always promised that we’d bring the party into the real world and we finally made it real!

A celebration of Vaporwave and Future Funk; with a stacked line-up of artists representing the diverse nature of this underground scene that we all love so dearly.

 

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TEASER #1 by Jumper Kimmons


TEASER #2 by VideodromeTV
 

THE LINE-UP

Saturday 4th November | Catch One, Los Angeles

Luxury Elite

猫 シ Corp.

INTERNET CLUB

Hotel Pools

VAPERROR

Chlorine Mist [FRIENDZONE]

Dan Mason

Runners Club 95

FIBRE

Pizza Hotline

bl00dwave

AURAGRAPH

Discoholic

FrankJavCee

Donor Lens

DATAGIRL

Limousine

Yuni Wa

christtt

Fake Fever

Plus DJ Sets by: Patrick Fakeman & Space Jams

 

Friday 3rd November | High Tide, Los Angeles

Skeleton Lipstick

Mélonade

Nanoshrine

Lucy in Disguise

King Quartz

Eyeclick 👁 📲

ADMO

synchro//start

3PeaceSweetz

ED.

Global Chill

Pan!c Pop

Unknown Caller

strip_silence

Plus DJ Sets by: Groove Remote, Y U N G S H I R O 白, Future Funk Monthly

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE TALENTED VISUAL ARTISTS:

All Hell Breaks Loops

Jumper Kimmons

Moirebender

VideodromeTV

 

DAY 1 LIVESTREAM VOD (HIGH TIDE)

 

DAY 2 LIVESTREAM VOD (CATCH ONE, JEWELS STAGE)
🔗 https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1969590084
 

 

Episode Links!

Official Ticket Page

FutureSounds UK Podcast

 

Episode Co-Hosts!

Indy
Mallbert
strip_silence
Prenoko
SnowmanTyler
Brass Fair Mall
直子coed
Solodolo
BauerBiz

 

Special Guests!

My Pet Flamingo – Bandcamp | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube

Enzo – Twitter | Instagram 

Jay – Twitter | Instagram 

 

A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone involved, from musicians to video artists, to staff and crew on the ground and virtually, to fans, attendees, and everything in between. We would not have been able to have done this without you, truly.

 

 

Want more Flamingo Fest? Check out our FlamingoFest 2020 (URL) playlist, or our official interviews & recap podcast episodes!

https://utopiadistrict.com/podcast/episode001

https://utopiadistrict.com/podcast/episode002

 

UTOPIA DISTRICT

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Literature, Podcast, Art Exhibit, Community & Culture, Events Stage

 

Check out our pre-UD Podcast Episodes here!

UD Podcast Archive: Check out our UD episode back catalog below!
https://utopiadistrict.com/podcast

 

Videos: Subscribe to us on Twitch and YouTube so you catch our livestreams and video uploads! Want to submit a video or discuss an event? Send us a message!
https://twitch.tv/utopiadistrict
https://youtube.com/c/UtopiaDistrict

 

Join in the conversation on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/DVdDzr8

 

Utopia District theme song by Groovy Kaiju 💗

Host : IndyAdvant
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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…

 

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