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At the end of December I noticed an uptick in online chatter—especially in niche networks within Twitter and Tumblr where up-to-the-second knowledge of micro­trends in dance-­music culture is generally assumed—regarding something called "seapunk." The term refers in part to a style of electronic music that incorporates bits of 90s house and techno, the past 15 years or so of pop and R&B, and the latest in southern trap rap—all overlaid with a twinkly, narcotic energy that recalls new-age music and chopped-and-screwed hip-hop mix tapes in roughly equal measure. In a broader sense it's an aesthetic-slash-­philosophy built around ocean imagery, the color turquoise, the rave-era ideals of "peace, love, unity, and respect" (PLUR), and a cyber-utopian outlook that updates that distinctly 90s concept for the era of the animated GIF.

If there's a geographical center to the exploding seapunk scene, it's probably Chicago. In late December—about when I noticed that surge in chatter—its main architects, Albert Redwine and Shan Beaste, moved here from LA, where they'd started the seapunk ball rolling this summer. Redwine produces music under the name Fire for Effect and DJs as Ultrademon, and Beaste records and performs under the name Zombelle; both previously lived in Kansas City, where Redwine worked with electro-disco weirdos Ssion. This fall he launched Coral Records Internazionale, which is already seapunk's center of gravity despite having only four releases, all download-only or limited-edition CD-Rs. He's planning a vinyl release of his own material in the spring.

There have been seapunk parties in Minneapolis and Los Angeles as well as Chicago (the first was December 29 at Berlin), but the scene's real home is on the Internet—specifically Tumblr. A combination social network and microblogging platform, Tumblr has an interface that encourages not only the creation of original content but also the reposting (with or without comment) of other users' material; this has helped make it a fertile breeding ground for online memes as well as a booming success with media-saturated users, especially younger ones.

The definition of seapunk "depends on where you're at, honestly," says Beaste—meaning online or off. As she puts it, "It depends on if you're URL or if you're IRL. . . . Your mentality based off of that answer alone will determine whether or not you're gonna be able to understand it."

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/seapunk-twitter-tumblr-ultrademon-zombelle-molly-soda/Content?oid=5389539

Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

God, this is sooo boring and old. These people didn't invent Sea Punk. It was already happening but they just gave it a title / brand and are trying to claim the whole thing. They're trying to make a name for themselves. Nice try to claim authorship by saying a celebrity stole it. You can't claim authorship of what's already being done by many people.

Seapunk is not even cool anymore in LA. Old news.

Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

To coincide with the strong conceptual element behind the liquid sounds sampled throughout certain key #seapunk tracks, there is a fully realized visual styling to those who identify with the lifestyle. Name checking the old television show “seaquest dsv“, the movie “Water World” (duh), the Sega Genesis video game “Ecco the Dolphin” and various anime’s like “Ponyo“, #seapunk is a sort of cyber punk meets futuristic Mad-Max on water attitude meant for those who can surf the gnarliest swells of the world wide wave. #Seapunks can be spotted around in bright outfits of green, purple, ultra violet, and sea foam blue, wearing water socks, sporting shell necklaces, hawaiian floral print shirts, and the trade mark look of a true seapunk, dyed aquamarine hair. “definitely a mainstay is my acid washed jacket, which has kept me warm in many a cold warehouse rave” muses Fire For Effect.

Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:39 (seven years ago) Permalink

there is too much text to read here. is this about the decemberists?

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:40 (seven years ago) Permalink

i like this thread more since it became pictures instead of lots of text

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:44 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://cache.io9.com/assets/images/7/2010/05/waterworld.jpg

Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:46 (seven years ago) Permalink

“The beach to me symbolizes where we came from, since i think we are aqueous mammals. We are more similar to dolphins and whales than apes in my opinion” says Fire For Effect. He goes on to muse, “I imagine a place where stars are bright, galaxies are visible in the night sky on a full moon where all my friends and loved ones are raving for eternity, that is the essence of the beach to me” In contrast to this poetic midnight beach rave, Fire For Effect is also environmentally conscious of the state of our Earth and of its future as we approach massive global shifting in 2012. And it is true, that today and in our short term future our attentions will surely be put on the oceans of the world as both temperatures and water levels rise threatening our aquatic friends and our worlds major cities.

Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 15:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

well i'm basically over seapunk, this was fun while it lasted though

Former Seapunk Admin, Monday, 30 January 2012 16:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

Seapunk is back y'all

http://data.whicdn.com/images/15344118/153_large.jpg

Seapunk Admin, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

post your #seapunk poems, fanfics, webcomics, fantasy scenarios, fanart, flash games here in this thread

#seapunk #goodvibes

Seapunk Admin, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:09 (seven years ago) Permalink

Just to clarify, the 1st #SEAPUNK show ever in Minneapolis is tomorrow at The Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. here is the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2885140611… . come get wet MPLS #SPLASH!!!
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Critique of Pure Moods (goole), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 16:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

#SPLASH!!!

Seapunk Admin #seapunk, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

Wondering if #seapunk is just "too advanced" for ILX

#seapunk #admin, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 17:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://67.19.222.106/radiotv/graphics/pugwash.jpg

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:02 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0e/TheScar%281stEd%29.jpg

^ key text

Roberto Spiralli, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 18:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Seapunk

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUPUklZa-6U

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 14:59 (seven years ago) Permalink

i think i'm into #icepunk now

Former Seapunk Admin, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzfjehwG0V1qa0yvio1_500.jpg

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/dFc0f.png

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:05 (seven years ago) Permalink

desertpunk tho

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:06 (seven years ago) Permalink

#skypunk ?

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

dessertpunk

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:07 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://soundcloud.com/analice

lag∞n, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:12 (seven years ago) Permalink

anal ice

Anal Punk Admin, Wednesday, 15 February 2012 15:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

¥¸ seapunk is awwight ¥
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYt8yJtiWuQ&feature=related

Sébastien, Saturday, 3 March 2012 06:41 (seven years ago) Permalink

#seapunk #nytimes

lag∞n, Saturday, 3 March 2012 18:38 (seven years ago) Permalink

#seapunk

#seapunk admin, Saturday, 3 March 2012 20:33 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/wAPpVplHiDE

heavymeddle, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:10 (seven years ago) Permalink

ack...meant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAPpVplHiDE

heavymeddle, Tuesday, 6 March 2012 05:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

the unknown side of the curtis vodka/unknown split sounds exactly like roni size to me

peebutt fartbottom (Lamp), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 20:16 (seven years ago) Permalink

i don't care what others say, wave-rave here i come!
http://i.imgur.com/OGDc1.jpg

Sébastien, Friday, 16 March 2012 22:18 (seven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.facebook.com/JTArtist

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:35 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/8X8fV.jpg

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/lR71H.jpg

♆ (gr8080), Monday, 14 May 2012 03:51 (seven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

#seapunkgate is tearing the undersea community apart

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 23:32 (six years ago) Permalink

#proto-seapunk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14dVMVGvACA

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Wednesday, 14 November 2012 05:11 (six years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZDqtVHWncw

dmr, Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:51 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

IMPORTANT UPDATE:

http://www.mtvhive.com/2013/01/24/weird-vibes-seapunk/

IMPORTANT UPDATE

❏❐❑❒ (gr8080), Friday, 25 January 2013 01:54 (six years ago) Permalink

haw those dudes were rolling pretty hard at that party

badg, Friday, 25 January 2013 03:05 (six years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

http://www.hundreddollarbill.info/New100front.jpg

goole, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 21:21 (six years ago) Permalink

no?

goole, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 22:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Yes

Seapunk Admin, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 22:07 (six years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

LEGENDARY MINNEAPOLIS AD AGENCY FALLON GOES SEAPUNK

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallon_Worldwide

http://www.fallon.com/

(their founder just died)

rockpalast '82 (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 2 May 2016 14:37 (three years ago) Permalink


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