Welcome to the weekly news of Future funk and Vaporwave for the week of June 29 – July 5th, 2019. We’ll be covering a lot of scene news, some physical releases coming up, digital and other news in the scene. From Pad Chennington to 100% Electronica you’re not going to want to miss it.
Non-Stick Nostalgia – Y2K Art Exhibition
Y2K Retrofuturism in Contemporary Jewelry art exhibition in New York.
“The world teetered on the fulcrum of the year 2000. In the naïve glow of the early Internet, promises of the future were dreamt up, drawn out, and wildly aestheticized. Buoyant and iridescent, virtual and galactic, a new visual reality infiltrated the era, making the future tangible.”
George Clanton + 100% electronica Manga
commissioning a flirty manga about 100% electronica except we are all 15 years younger and its a coming of age story. please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. paying handsomely— George Clanton (@MirrorKissesVA) July 4, 2019
If you’re a manga artist and wanted to work on a full scale manga this might be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. George Clanton of 100% Electronica put out this tweet. Yeah I made the video thumbnail in like 5 minutes, but my skills are not in the ring. I hope this project comes together, it would be cool to own some manga from the scene.
Night Tempo + Citypop Guidebook 2019
my name show up on Citypop Guidebook 1972-2019 with Toshiki Kadomatsu & Taeko Ohnuki and Legends!!— Night Tempo 夜韻 (@nighttempo) July 3, 2019
out on July 18th. pic.twitter.com/dAd57ZVVsL
Pretty awesome to see Night Tempo is literally now in the history books for the world of Citypop. In this years Citypop Guidebook from the years 1972 to 2019 he’ll be part of the legends such as Taeko Ohnnuki, Toshiki Kadomatsu and more. He did say that most likely you can buy it on Amazon Japan. I kind of want a copy to review. Comes out July 18th, 2019
Pad Chennington + Future Funk Documentary
also..talked to a couple peeps about this and I want to deliver..creating a huge project, a Future Funk documentary (similar to the Super Smash Melee doc if anyone has ever seen that). interviews, stories, personalities all in one jam packed video..something to show the world 🌎— Pad Chennington (@Pad_Chennington) July 1, 2019
I know I said vaporwave in the video but this is actually a future funk documentary that Pad wants to put together. Of course I want to be part of it and it seems he wants everyone in the scene, big or small to contribute in some way. Not much has been said about it but with Pad Chennington’s connections, I can see this being pulled off quite well.
Physical / Digital Releases
New music this friday from Twin Galaxxies tomorrow from Business Casual! pic.twitter.com/gmY3LlzqXo— business casual (@bizcasual) July 5, 2019
New music this today from Twin Galaxies from Business Casual! Will most likely be a cassette only release but maybe we’ll finally see some vinyl from the label. This comes out at noon EST as always on Busienss Casual’s bandcamp.
Tungsten Dragon CXE by Zer0 れい
Coming saturday 6th july 5pm uk time, LSUL02, @zer0trashwave ‘Tungsten Dragon CXE’ minidisc, only 10 copies with all profits going to the artist. Be quick on this one, last one took less than 20 seconds to sell out.
Toyamas Love Island on Vinyl soon!
Quoting Skule Toyama “Toyamas Love Island” will be released on vinyl soon. Sooner than you think In 2 weeks it will be released on @MyPetFlamingoUK I know i said it would be close, it took more than I thought”
This vinyl looks so beautiful. I can’t wait to get my hands on one.
Panzer Paradise Vs. Vid.Nas NOW ON SPOTIFY
I bought this album when it was released on cassette. Happy to see it released on Spotify and other streaming platforms. It’s an awesome album reminds me of samurai jack.
Elora (@Owakita_) is a digital artist I look up to in this aesthetic internet world we live in. Her style is so fresh and unique and to help support her, I want everyone to know she has a sale going on: “Up to 40% OFF Everything until the 7/5”
She makes beautiful prints so go check em out!
The perfect introduction to the scene
A good friend of mine and vaporwave / future funk enthusiasts, Shadab, has put together one of the best resources for links introducing you or even informing you about the scene. Includes all the mega threads, album lists of the years, hall of fame, etc. + YT channels and labels you should be following and a whole lot more.