I Finally upgraded from the nanoPAD to an Akai MPD24. I really love this thing.
Geeky Gigs #9 is a bit of a hodgepodge mix up of styles, kinda trap, kinda vaporwave, kinda trip hop, and just kinda weird. I cut up son Janet Jackson, 808, casio rapman, my own real drum samples, some vinyl drum samples and some synth parts and bass lines using the UVI digital sensations and Plastique VST. Everything is live sequenced and triggered in Ableton Live Intro.
The end is a bit of improv. Hope you like it!
Is Vaporwave a real genre of music? A lot of people would say no. A lot of people would say it’s just crappy 90s music slowed down. A lot of it is actually, and and a lot of it does indeed suck horribly. Much of it is just horrible rehashes of the same things over and over again, obvious samples with nothing done to them but slowed down (I’m looking at you Mac Plus) This is one of the reasons I started tuning much of it out of my attention-o-sphere. However, when a video came up called “Vaporwave is dead” I couldn’t resist but to click it. Much to my surprise it was one of the ever so increasingly rare gems that the internet-sub-fake-sudo-genre can produce from time to time. I figured it was worth a share 🙂
Vaporwave may be dead, or was never alive, but this short video is still pretty cool.