It was my fourth stay in Morocco in the fall of 2016. I was on my own, hopping around hostels and couches between the cities of Rabat and Casablanca while conducting interviews for my graduate research on the history of punk rock and heavy metal there. There’s something about Casablanca and Rabat, two coastal cities…
Sofi Tukker is starting to get radio play, but they have a lot more to offer than that one track. Here are 7 songs that are honest, relatable, and incessantly danceable.
Proving that culture is in everything humans touch, there’s this genre based on bland corporate music from the eighties like mall muzak, advertising jingles and computer sounds. Vaporwave is also an art movement. It’s remix culture centered on the bold geometric shapes, glitch art and clip art of the 1980s. It’s neon, especially pink, purple and aqua. But it is these things deconstructed; the music is slowed down, distorted, so the refrains from an earlier, more innocent time have a haunting effect.