Track of the Day Tuesday: FLA.MINGO Depression Drive

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This week, the track you need to give a listen to is “Depression Drive” by the vaporwave artist, Fla.mingo.  Fla.mingo’s album “Fantasy” was the first release of 2017 for Business Casual and I already know that it will be one of the greatest vaporwave albums of the year.  I’m not very familiar with Fla.mingo’s music, but based off “Fantasy”, it appears that he mixes both vaporwave/plunderphonics influences with house/EDM influences.  In fact, when listening to his music I instantly think about how some of the synths and vocal samples remind me of Porter Robinson and his two phenomenal full length records.  Combining both my love for vaporwave and EDM, I guarantee I’ll become a huge fan of Fla.mingo as I begin to check out more of his material.

“Depression Drive” is a great place to start when first listening to “Fantasy”.  It has a looping synth very similar to Porter Robinson, Minnesota, Seven Lions, and other notable EDM acts, while also incorporating a pitch shifted vocal track that compliments the rest of the track beautifully.  “Depression Drive” also has a simple, repetitive beat that gives the song a club/House vibe, which further makes the track even more addictive.  “Depression Drive” is a song you absolutely have to listen to today!  I’ve attached the entire bandcamp stream of the album below for those who want to give “Fantasy” a listen.  “Depression Drive” is track number 5, but I highly doubt you’ll be able to listen to only one song, as the entire release is phenomenal.  I look forward to seeing what else Fla.mingo has in store for us in the future and of course let us know what track you think should be the “Track of the Day Tuesday” next week!

 

Breaking News: Business Casual Announces the First Few Releases of 2017

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Yesterday, prominent vaporwave record label, Business Casual, officially announced the first few releases scheduled for 2017!  Through their twitter page Business Casual announced four records that will all be released in January, starting as early as next week! The first release of 2017 will be BIZBOX 4 “Chill”, which is a project I am extremely excited to hear!  For those familiar with Business Casual, you will know that the label runs a bi-monthly release where a selected album, or multiple albums, are sold in a cassette bundle with random tapes of previous Business Casual releases.  This project is a fan favorite, and after buying a copy of BIZBOX 3, I can without a doubt say that these label specific release projects are phenomenal and are something I now look forward to!  Following the release of BIZBOX 4, Business Casual plans to release “Fantasy” by Fla.mingo and “Caffeine” by R-RODD.  I personally am unfamiliar with either of these artists’ material, but just from looking at the aesthetic of the album artworks shown, I assume that at least one of the upcoming projects will feature a sound somewhat similar to future-funk.  Regardless of their genre, I definitely plan on checking out these records due out in the next few weeks!  Finally, the last announced January 2017 release is actually a cassette release for STAQQ OVERFLO’s “Promise”.  “Promise”, which was actually last month, is a very successful album that has found its way on to numerous AOTY lists recently.  I personally plan on giving it a listen before I finalize my album of the year list, and you should too!  All of these releases will be sold on cassette as well through Business Casual’s website!

Business Casual is one of the leading labels in the vaporwave genre and their massive catalog of releases have helped shape the future of vaporwave itself.  If you still haven’t checked out any projects associated with Business Casual, I highly suggest you visit the label’s site, especially since all of their albums are available for free download!  I’m very excited to see what’s in store for Business Casual, and these 4 projects should definitely be a solid start to a successful year for Business Casual!  Check out the list of scheduled releases below, visit the label’s page, and be sure to come back often for more vaporwave related news, reviews, and content!

BIZBOX 4 “Chill”: 1/6

Fla.mingo – “Fantasy”: 1/13

R-RODD – “Caffeine”: 1/20

STAWW OVERFLO – “Promise”: 1/27

 

Business Casual website:

http://music.businesscasual.biz/music