is a microgenre of electronic music and an Internet meme that emerged in the early 2010s. The style typically features a fascination with music from the 1980s and 1990s such as lounge music, smooth jazz, R&B, and elevator music, that is sampled or manipulated via chopped and screwed techniques and other effects. The subculture associated with vaporwave sets out to satirize consumer capitalism and popular culture and tends to be characterized by a nostalgic or surrealist engagement with the popular entertainment, technology and advertising of the 1980s and 1990s. It also incorporates early Internet imagery, late 1990s web design, glitch art, and cyberpunk tropes.

Vapourwave and pastel colours heavily inspired the look of our city. With its cyberpunk aesthetic and early internet imagery. The internet social media site, tumblr, is particularly intrigued with Vapourwave with many blogs and bloggers dediacting their blogs to the craze.

I shall link a few blogs that contain Vapourwave imagery below, however if you wish to check out more about the colour scheme take a gander at Nuala’s blog.


An example of Vapourwave music, personally not my type of music, but the visual aesthetic is nice.


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