Utopia District

Utopia District

Recontextualizing the past, for the future. Your favorite internet music & vaporwave podcast! Exploring internet music and art culture through the lens of vaporwave, plunderphonics, chopped & screwed, eccojams, city pop, future funk, 80s/90s, disco, and more.

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December 20, 2023 190 mins

Step into the world of vaporwave video art in this episode as we take you behind the scenes of FlamingoFest 2023 and chat with the four live video artists that created the beautiful visual dreamscapes for the festival. We discuss the artistry of bringing live visuals to life, learn about the tools, techniques that can be used, and creativity that brought these visions to reality. Get inspired to try your hand at video art as our g...

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! Join us for a vibrant recap of our vaporwave music festival in Los Angeles, on November 3rd & 4th: FlamingoFest 2023! 🦩 A two-day audio/visual extravaganza that swept through the heart of Los Angeles - we are so stoked to bring you today's episode, where we relive all the exhilarating moments from the fest, recount the unforgettable audio and video performances, and soak up the contagio...

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! It's been one month since the amazing festivities during the New York 2023 Vaporwave community weekend, with music fests ElectroniCON4, Tape Swap & Chill 4, Summer Slushy Fest, Music Website Presents, and AFTERWAVE, and we decided to sit down one more time to relive the incredible weekend. Featuring team members Indy, SoylentPie, Mallbert, Prenoko, Jupiter, SnowmanTyler, and Jumper Kimmon...

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! Grab a reclining chair and lounge in the sun with us as we recap the entire ElectroniCON 2023 / Vaporwave Community Weekend in New York this past week from August 23rd to 28th, 2023. With a copious amount of events spanning the entire week from Summer Slushy Fest, to AFTERWAVE, to Music Website, to ElectroniCON days 1 and 2, and ending it off with the Vaporwave Tape Swap & Chill Party 202...

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! On today's episode we sit down with the man himself Pad Chennington for a deep dive into his exciting upcoming live vaporwave festival event in Brooklyn coming up on Thursday, August 24th in Brooklyn, NY, and much much more! Tune in now for another great Utopia District podcast!

Summer Slushy Fest 2023 Thursday, August 24th - 7:30pm to 2:00am The Meadows | 17 Meadow Street, Brooklyn, NY

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"Are you there Lemmy? It's me, vaporwave." Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! On today's episode, Indy, and co-hosts DemoDawg and Crystal Eternal seek to unveil the implications of all the recent tech paradigm shifts and the current reshaping of our digital landscape. 

Our discussion looks to address the changes in the online platforms we use every day, like YouTube's adblock enforcement, Twitter's rate limiting, Reddit's API ...

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Welcome to the Utopia District podcast! On today's episode we sit down with the creators and owners of Midwesthetic, a vaporwave and internet music culture organization and community based out of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, supporting the greater general Wisconsin and Midwest regions' underground and vaporwave music scenes. Join us for a lovely episode as we dive in to the passions of the core team members, learn their stories of fall...

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On today's episode our conversation revolves around YouTube and the creators that played a crucial role in the continued life and ongoing exploration of the Vaporwave genre. We discuss the extent of YouTube's place in the cultural resurgence of the genre, and what we owe the people that made the early mixes, and explored the sound. 

We will examine how the YouTube platform helped the genre evolve beyond its initial sound & aestheti...

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Welcome to the Utopia District Podcast! Today, we have a special guest who will take us on a funkadelic musical journey that will have you grooving in your seats. That's right, we have none other than the Scottish future funk producer, Mélonade!

Not only is Mélonade a master of funk, but he's also a game developer. That's right, he's been busy cooking up a storm on Steam, and his indie game is set to blow your mind (if you like fi...

Welcome to the Utopia District Podcast! Explore with us the numerous facets of the internet that we have forgotten over time. Remember the day when you could customise your desktop and use special media players? We talk about how these things are now just distant memories and how the internet has transformed.

Individuality has been lost in the corporate playground that is the internet. We talk about how businesses have dominated th...

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ElectroniCON is an incredibly important event for the vaporwave and adjacent communities. Presented by George Clanton of 100% Electronica, ElectroniCON 3 was a pilgrimage that brought vaporwave fans together from all over the globe, to Brooklyn NY on August 20th, 2022. Today, one month later, we sit down to reminisce on the fantastical experience of the 2022 New York Vaporwave Community Weekend, including the Tape Swap 3 presented ...

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 the musicians and visual/video artist details on the official website at latenightlofi.com!

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Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ Today we sit down with Nintendo Switch game developer Jose Abreu and music composer Skule Toyama and their new future funk inspired musical shooter video game, PopSlinger! Join us for a deep dive into the development of the game, discussions on the childhood inspirations from the director and composer, and ruminations on the game from inception to publishing with Nintendo.

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January 12, 2022 113 mins

Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ We've got a fun episode for you today, so kick back as Indy and the UD team cover some latest vaporwave news, look at our Aesthetic Archives, discuss upcoming vaporwave events, and break down the recent Utopia District Christmas special. A wrap up of another great year of Vaporwave with a fond look back at Utopia District and the vaporwave communities favorite albums of 2021....

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Hello and welcome back to the Utopia District podcast! ✨ We've got a fun episode for you today, so kick back as Indy and the UD team look back over the past 20 years and look at what we've lost as a byproduct of shifting to new technologies. Join DemoDawg, Maxemus, AbyssyallSea, Mallbert, and Pizza SLT for on this hilarious and thought provoking chat!

Catch us in our Discord server to join in on the fun! https://discord.gg/DVdDzr8

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September 13, 2021 114 mins

Join us in this marvelous episode of the Utopia District Podcast for a Fashionable Entrance (mind the Indy's audio issues in the beginning bit!). Welcoming new staff members Interro and Jupiter while kicking it old-school with some original classic homies, appreciating vaporwave fashion, diving into some vaporwave games and movies, including a segment on Jupiter's brand new YouTube series, Max Head Reviews, coming to Utopia Distric...

You have arrived at Utopia District, the premiere destination for vaporwave, future funk & internet music, art, culture, and community! Feel free to visit our website! https://utopiadistrict.com 

Welcome, and please enjoy your stay! 

Today we are in the District with team members Priestess, Stuad^Dib, Prenoko, & Gbanas92 to catch up, check out some tunes, and make the incredibly important determination of whether muffins or cupca...

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You have arrived at Utopia District, the premiere destination for vaporwave, future funk & internet music, art, culture, and community! Feel free to visit our website!: https://utopiadistrict.com 

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GROOVY KAIJU

We are thrilled to be sitting down with Groovy Kaiju (FKA Groovy Godzilla) in the UD studio! Join us for a jam packed episode of groovy proportions! Hailing from Long Beach, California,...

You have arrived at Utopia District, the premiere destination for vaporwave, future funk & internet music, art, culture, and community! Feel free to visit our website!: https://utopiadistrict.com 

Welcome, and please enjoy your stay! 

AILANTHUS RECORDINGS - Scott Michael Today, we are truly honored to sit down for a chat with vaporwave and "new easy listening" OG, founder of the legendary internet label Ailanthus Recordings, and ...

February 19, 2021 227 mins

You have arrived at Utopia District, the premiere destination for vaporwave, future funk, and internet music, art, culture, and community! Please visit our website for full details: https://utopiadistrict.com 

Welcome, and please enjoy your stay! 

DISCO FOREVER  When Future Funk meets Vaporwave! 

We are backstage at Disco Forever, a livestreaming future funk and vaporwave URL event, streaming on Twitch on February 13th 2021, prese...

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