ITT: recommend some bops
This one has gotta be one of my favourite YouTube recommended-core tracks. It's really comfy sounding and works perfectly with cute animal video memes
The original tune is great, but I love the atmosphere of this mix. It sounds like being awake in bed at 4am to me
That was really smooth and chill. Very nice
The YouTube algorithm really seems to favour Japanese and Japanese-adjacent aesthetics. Beyond the huge part it played in pushing Floral Shoppe to wider audiences, I wonder how much it did to nourish the Vapour scene in general.
Recently I got recommended Macroblank, who seems to be putting out some fairly new chill plunderphonic albums:
They seem to be picking up the torch from Haircuts for Men — another latter-day Vapour plunderer — right down to the fact that the original upload of this album (which was the one I got recommended) has already been copyright struck. I also really like some of Haircuts for Men's work, so...
Ayo I've been getting these guys recommended too! I have no idea who they are but it's really cool
Is this just modern relevant of the radio?
I always used youtube-core to refer to future bass and related EDM with anime girls (sometimes called kawaii bass (yes this is a genre)). A different radio channel if you will.
Artists like Snail House, Camillia, Kobaryo, Nanahira and others i can't think of.
An interesting side effect is that 'normies' sometimes don't understand they didn't find a genre of music but it found them and they feel like they discovered something special, an automated, almost curated experience of discovery of sorts.
Youtube sent me this one a few years back
I love how it took a music sample that was textually supposed to be super simplistic, and made it an actual chill tune. It was while I was on a big synthwave/chillwave binge, and the recommendation algorithm manage to intersect that with another one of my interests at the time.
ayo this came up on my recommended as well and I listened to it way back.
This kind of stuff is a part of a subgenre in chillwave (?) that's always quite straight about using the remixed materials (usually cartoons) as an aesthetic, rather than hinting at some subversive or critical message (often a hallmark of vaporwave).
yeah, the Haircuts for Men influence is BIG and I'm all here for it. One of my favorite releases in this kind of style is Forbidden Fruit :b
Very nice! It intuitively feels a little higher-effort than the later Haircuts for Men stuff, and maybe even Macroblank. Then again, I have no frame of reference given that I've not heard what they're sampling before. I also notice that their avatar and little bio on bandcamp are very similar to Macroblank's, which is interesting — I wouldn't be surprised whatsoever if it was an alias.
In general I feel quite ambivalently about the whole 'Barber Beats' thing: it brings up bad memories of all of the low-quality releases that flooded (and arguably 'killed') vaporwave, even though it is much lovelier to listen to. I would liken it to downtempo Future Funk, insofar as it's really concerned with, and really good at, inducing one particular affect / vibe / aesthetic, but beyond that is kind of devoid of any further critique or statement.
Heard this on Spotify and it's surprisingly good
Honourable mention to p Sherman 32 wallaby way Sydney Spotify
I always think I like DnB after hearing Spor, but I can't find any artists I like after searching through playlists. I do a lot of writing to this mix though
I wanna post later something i wrote about the idea of "penis music" and meme music in general, but i found out about this song through a Touhou meme and i cant stop listening to it for like,,, 2 months. I dont even play Touhou!
beside Japanese City-pop aesthetics vibes... i listened to (this)[Fazerdaze Morningside (2017) - YouTube], (this)[Clairo - Flamin Hot Cheetos - YouTube],(deez)[Absofacto - Dissolve [Official Video] - YouTube], and (these)[Japanese Breakfast - Everybody Wants To Love You (Official Video) - YouTube] kind of music; quarter of decade past
This is one of my favorites of all time. プリオシンの浜辺 or "Pliocene Beach" is 18 minutes of pleasant harp music and ocean waves