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When you have interest in reading the latest reviews, or want to come on by and check out some deep dives into artists, this is the place to be! And every once in a while, you’ll even run into some fun op-eds.


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What’s new in vaporwave!? Here we add any noteworthy news we come across in the community.


Album reviews! In-depth breakdowns of albums, their art, history, and impact on the scene.

Quick looks

Taking a quick look at vaporwave media, be it a video, album, literature, art, anything!



Album Review: Platinum Phantom – Darien Shields

By | Longform

Album Review Platinum Phantomby: Darien Shields Written By: C A S I N O Published: July 31st, 2022 Album Released June 24, 2022     Ah, 1997. I was at the tender, innocent age of five, discovering the things that would influence me for the rest of my life, such as Power Rangers and mimosas. […]


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

By | Podcast

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…


Quick Look: Merced Mall [Virtual Tour 2004] – Color Advance SP

By | Quick Look

Quick Look Merced Mall [Virtual Tour 2004] BY: Color advance sp Written by: Gbanas92  Published: August 8th, 2022      Album Release May 5th, 2021     While most mallsoft albums try to recreate the experience of visiting a mall in real life, what would happen if a release strove to recreate the experience of […]


Album Review: Days of Blue – Blissful Days

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Album Review Blissful Days by: Days of Blue Written By: Soft Replica Published: July 8, 2022   Imagine you’re in a record store, aimlessly flipping through the crates. Through the sea of album covers, one in particular catches your eye: a nondescript, purple-tinged picture of a faceless figure in a hazy landscape. It seems like […]


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Reviews are but one way to write about vaporwave. In this area, you’ll find all manner of written content, be they merch showcases, op-eds, and everything in between.


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