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The Jukebox / VGM by Manila Ice - 16-bit music
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on November 16, 2019, 04:55:37 PM »
VGM
by Manila Ice

This is a cool pixel retro gaming album. It really has the arcade feel to it
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Vaporwave General / Re: Live Streams
« Last post by IlluminatiPirate on November 16, 2019, 04:52:51 PM »
here is a future funk live stream
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Vaporwave General / Re: john marsha.wav
« Last post by johnmarshadotwav on November 16, 2019, 06:55:16 AM »
Thanks Isaac!!!
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Cassettes & Vinyl Releases / Brooklyn Metro cassette out!
« Last post by cityman900 on November 15, 2019, 11:56:42 AM »
Brooklyn Metro - Brooklyn Metro cassette is now available. The album is limited to 20 hand numbered copies. Professionally duplicated transparent purple cassettes.

Brooklyn Metro is a sonic story about a melancholic man who takes the subway from Brooklyn to New York. He arrives to New York in the evening and meets a mysterious girl at the Grand Central Terminal. They spend the whole evening and night together. The man doesn’t know that the girl isn’t real – she’s a ghost.

https://citymanprod.com/product/brooklyn-metro-brooklyn-metro/
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Vaporwave General / Re: john marsha.wav
« Last post by Isaac_Ascii on November 15, 2019, 08:14:02 AM »
No post on r/Vaporwave?! Almost missed this! You gracefully delivered, what your tracks were hyping it up for..Favourite track: Classy Act
Also My Limits shows that you know how to highlight a song/sample to the max!
Anyone who likes slowed and chopped superhits must check this out!!
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Vaporwave Artists / Re: "Imposter Syndrome" and "What is it all for?"
« Last post by Isaac_Ascii on November 14, 2019, 11:09:43 AM »
Dude, WE ARE IMPOSTERS!! XD
We do Classical Vapor aka Eccojams and imo, that's something inbetween being a DJ making mixtapes and being "real" producers. Also I think with the constant push from bigger artists for Future Funk and non-sampled VW in the last years, I do think the apprechiation from new listeners is pretty low, but there are always these connaisseur like us, who still loves the muzak.
Also, be real to yourself!:
-You've produced all these great albums, which certainly have at least 10 downloads each.
-You've made good impact and interviewed many awesome artists with your podcast.
-You are deep in the networks, covering all important grounds.
I do believe you can be very proud of yourself, with what you already accomplished!
Then again, don't forget, we're talking about Vaporwave, a friggin niche underground genre, so I do count 10 downloads on Bandcamp as a good hit. =D
Besides, yeah I also know that feeling of burning out, just don't destroy what you already created, maybe take some time off and come back with fresh energy.

BTW please release your City Scape Series as a collectors edition, like haircuts for men recently did. Whould love to have finally them all in one big album and I hope the Assorted Vaporwave Podcast continues, maybe on a bi-monthly scedule, to reduce the stress.
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Nostalgic Lounge / Pokemon Card Simulator for maximum Nostalgia
« Last post by admin on November 13, 2019, 05:12:40 PM »
This website on neocites lets you open different packs of pokemon cards just like the good old days. It's an awesome little novelty.

https://pokemonboosterpack.neocities.org/
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Vaporwave Artists / Re: "Imposter Syndrome" and "What is it all for?"
« Last post by shiftycomfort on November 09, 2019, 04:44:55 PM »
To put it shortly, I know that feel.  I believe that every artist has felt like you, regardless of medium, I know I have.  My friend Adam is a wood worker, specifically wood turning, he has shelves of some of the  finest quality products of his craft, yet he has sold nothing.  As he puts it he just makes em and is on to the next project, he hit a slump and bought a bigger lathe.  Now what am I trying to say is you are not alone in this feeling.  I feel like this is a subject that is never discussed and I appreciate that you have the balls to address this conundrum of artists. 
Here's my solutions as I have tried specific to vaporwave:
1. Stop listening to vaporwave
2.listen to something completely different for me its death or black metal
3.  Or listen to the vaporwave that got you in to vaporwave on repeat until you forget what you are listening to
4.  Listen to all of your own music solely
5. Finish any songs you've shelved
6.remix or vaporwave your own stuff
7. Remix other peoples stuff
8. Keep making music because somebody has too
9. Try using just your cellphone to make music :P
That's all I got I hope this helped.
Love always,
SC
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Synthwave General / Neon Dreams Radio
« Last post by Dr GorillaH on November 09, 2019, 12:46:09 PM »
Just some promo for my weekly Synthwave Radio Show.
Nostalgia themed, epic mixes with movie and tv show samples.
Starring only the best and latest Synthwave tracks.

Follow on facebook and Mixcloud:

https://www.facebook.com/neondreamsradio

https://www.mixcloud.com/Dr-GorillaH/
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Vaporwave Artists / "Imposter Syndrome" and "What is it all for?"
« Last post by Vapyd on November 09, 2019, 10:58:08 AM »
Hi! Some of you might know me from Bandcamp, SoundCloud or Twitter. Something has been weighing on my mind lately and I keep going in circles about it. So I thought I just ask a bunch of strangers on a forum, I don't frequent that often... so here it goes.

I have been at this Vaporwave thing for about 3 years now. I have 15 releases under my belt, I have been on multiple comps and have released on some reputable labels. I am active in the community and I know that I have people who look up to me and that think a comment or RT from me is a serious bump. And yet I can't shake this feeling that I am just a mediocre aging EDM producer, faking it. How stupid is that? Who would fake being into Vaporwave? And how sad would that be? A wannabe-vaporwave artist... The more you can maybe understand how much it bugs me that I feel like one. And I think people feel that I feel like that.

What doesn't help is that my tapes don't sell well and that my shit-posts on Twitter consistently get more likes and retweets than my music-related posts. Damn near every remix, collab and compilation appearance I did so far, I had to initiate. I am not asking to be Porter Vong or George Clanton, I just wanna feel like part of the community and not like an interloper.

And then there is the thing that I have no idea where this whole project is supposed to go. Do I want to get famous? Sorta, but more in a "respected among my fellow artists" kind of way. Do I want to crossover eventually to more mainstream styles? Not really. Do I want to keep making the same, formulaic, sounds-like-done-in-a-day sound that Vapyd has become known for? Do I want to experiment and be more avant garde, like I know that I could? Or do I just wanna keep making vapid little vapor-diddies that are just fun to listen to? The problem is: I have no idea! What's the endgame here? I know I can't quit...

The last time I "stopped making music", my life was miserable. Empty. Without my "music" and my fake-ish persona hyping it online, I don't have much. And the mundane existence of a non-creative person, with friends and bars and movies and hobbies and work... I would honestly kill myself sooner or later.

So here we are... 3 years of tunes, 1.4k followers across various platforms (mainly Twitter tho) and I get nearly no satisfaction out of it. It's more like a compulsion. I have to do it, whether I feel shit about it or not, because if I don't, I will feel even shittier.

I don't know if any of you have any advice on how to combat this impostor syndrome and if there are ways for me to feel more a part of the community, but I just had to get this off my chest and even just writing this down has helped me a little. Any responses will be read and greatly appreciated.

Thanks for reading.

Oh, and I made new song and put it as single on my Bandcamp

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