VNN’s Vaporwave Best of 2023… So Far!

Source – https://future-sounds.uk/2023/10/20/vnns-vaporwave-best-of-2023-so-far/

Hello readers out there in FutureSounds Land! I’m Alyx (aka TrucksPassingTrucks) and I run a podcast called Vaporwave News Network: a bi-weekly podcast about the contemporary Vaporwave Scene. We feature News, Reviews, History, and Current Trends as well as reporting on upcoming releases and events in the vaporwave, future funk and adjacent communities. I’m so stoked to collate some lists from our recent episode to share on FutureSounds! Enjoy yourself…

Recently on Vaporwave News Network, we asked some friends to help us search for the Top 5 Releases that have happened Thus Far in 2023. I reached out to a few curators and community members in the scene to get their picks including: Xnot (YouTube Curator), Quiz (Community Member/Discord Mod), BigBabyProfit (Curator/Vinyl DJ), FutureSounds Podcast Crew (the lads from this very website’s podcast), Nite Patrol (Future Funk DJ/FFVCG Mod) and some picks from myself, Alyx/TrucksPassingTrucks

I know this is a bit late compared to most podcasts and writers in the indie-media-sphere, but with all the hustle and bustle around the Vaporwave Weekend in NYC, I think some mid-year stuff got lost in the shuffle. Personally, I I think some albums from the summer months got lost in the shuffle as well. So in the spirit of cosplaying as a taste-maker-cum-list-maker journalist, I’m going to share some lists from myself plus other curators and community members in the vaporwave scene! I made a big ole graphic sort-of in the style of the old Super Guides and Nu Guide from reddit, but you’ll have to scroll down to read everyone’s list…

If you want to get in on the action, there is a Google Form where people have weighed in on yer favorites from this year. Click on the LINK to respond.  

I’ll be going over some of the audience favorites and sorting out some data for the next episode in October. ⚠ Please No Reissues, only New 2023 Releases ⚠ Please No Synthwave/Chillsynth, we do not cover that on the VNN Podcast ⚠

VNN (Alyx/TrucksPassing Trucks)

fashion pop by luxury elite

Bloom by Simple Syrup

The Great Escape by slowerpace 音楽

SPEED RUN by Frost Children

Achikochi by 회사AUTO

Xnot

smooth saturation by midnight première

[PlayStation] jungle.psx by US Golf 95

Island Utopia! (Expansion Pack) by Mom and Dad's Computer

Barbershop Simulator™ by slowerpace 音楽

3a.m.Signals by International Telecom

Quiz

fashion pop by luxury elite

Forgive Yourself by Luxury Noise

Inside The Well by Fake Fever

Flamingo Funk vol.3 by My Pet Flamingo

Inner City Killers by SkyTwoHigh

BigBabyProfit

Forgive Yourself by Luxury Noise

LEVIATHAN by Oblique Occasions

WEEKEND RUSH by 3PeaceSweetz

Define Love by F0x3r

テキサスブロンコ by 𝐺𝑂𝑅𝐸

FutureSounds Picks

ten years later (2013 – 2023) by christtt

kill screen by Life Patterns

Sponsored Content by Runners Club 95

Meant To Be Superfluous by Superflat

Nobody Here: 'Eccos of the Past' by Various Artists

Horizon by Brayan Rojitas

Butter by Hot Singles

CLUB 84 x Macross 8299 by Neon Vectors x Macross 8299

Love by BarbWalters

World Champion Resort by Dragon Chan World Champion

Again, if you want to submit your Top 5 List (and honorable mentions), head over to our Google Form

If you would like to listen to the podcast and hear a short description and some thoughts about each of the releases, you can head over to the Episode 10 Website and listen there or on your platform of choice. We are also on YouTube where you can watch the episode and Instagram where we post highlight graphics, reviews and Vaporwave History! 

Links for the Curator’s Pages and Social Media:

Xnot: LINK

Quiz: LINK 

BigBabyProfit: LINK 

FutureSounds: LINK

NitePatrol: LINK 

TrucksPassingTrucks: LINK 

The host, editor, and creative engine for Vaporwave News Network is Alyx Poska aka TrucksPassingTrucks (Vaporwave/Future Funk DJ) and owner of Pacific Plaza Records. You can get in contact with the podcast via email at VaporwaveNewsNetwork[at]gmail.com

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