Music is what you make it and the Internet has made Vaporwave. Vaporwave is a music genre that emerged among Internet communities in the early 2010’s when two random albums with two different styles merged together to create what we now call Vaporwave.
If you have no knowledge of Vaporwave, there is no way you can identify it in mainstream music. However, if you do, you know that Azealia Banks, M.I.A and Kid Cudi (to an extent) have some explaining to do. Continue reading “What the Hell is Vaporwave?”
A long time ago, when I was in my youth (which was 3 years ago) the world contracted something known as the “Harlem Shake”. Anyone or (anything) could get it and it spread so quickly that it was no longer only found in Harlem, but could be found all over the world – all thanks to the Internet. Through this we were able to see how activities motivated by music spread all over the world using the Internet and its infectious ability. Continue reading “From Music Videos to Internet Memes”
It is very easy to make the mistake of believing that music is a single entity. This makes it difficult for us to see the many developments it goes through because of our inability to see the relationship it has with other entities.
However, with the many developments that music has went through throughout the centuries, one development we need to look into is how music has changed the Internet and how the Internet has changed music. Continue reading “Binary Beats: The Introduction”