3D Blast – Here to Stay
We don't often feature Vaporwave here at NRW, but this release is simply too good to pass up! Out now via Business Casual, 3D BLAST's latest release, "Here to Stay" is a truly groovy and uplifting mix of vaporwave, futurefunk, and plunderphonics featuring samples from
We don’t often feature Vaporwave here at NRW, but this release is simply too good to pass up! Out now via Business Casual, 3D BLAST’s latest release, “Here to Stay” is a truly groovy and uplifting mix of vaporwave, futurefunk, and plunderphonics featuring samples from instantly recognizable 90’s tracks.
Hailing from Detroit Michigan, 3D BLAST has been at it for a minute, with his first release coming in 2015 (at least according to Bandcamp anyway.) That experience in crafting sound is immediately evident from the first track on this album, “3rD BEST,” which almost instantly drops the listener down a tunnel of spiralling synthy bliss. The incredibly bright, expertly chopped samples that follow are stuffed with reverb and delay, conjuring feelings of happy nostalgia with a distinct groove.
It’s hard to overstate just how rich and expansive 3D BLAST’s sound is on “Here to Stay.” Most vaporwave feels pretty full, but here we have a release truly in a league of its own. Something about using 90’s samples (like in “Going For The Orange”) as a base instead of unknown 80’s jazz or city pop really also hammers extra hard on that nostalgia button. Topping it all off are these expertly crafted future funk grooves in tracks like “Nailed Frequencies” that rip you from your feet and almost force you to dance!
Overall, “Here to Stay” is a release that adds up to be more than the simple sum of its parts. Sadly the physicals are sold out, but you should still grab a listen to this album immediately!