Need some music for the winter holidays? Tired of the originals?
Try some S I M P S O N S W A V E. It’s a take on the vaporwave genre, set to memorable scenes from The Simpsons. Vaporwave works kind of like hiphop where artists take old school jams, often long forgotten ones, and soup them up with retro-modern digital DJ loopers and effects. The borrowed sounds range from Sade, Diana Ross and Kim Wilde tracks, to newer R&B stuff like Jamie Foxx, and even some of Jim Lang’s jazz from Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold. It works well, almost too well.
Even if you’re not a huge Simpsons fan or haven’t seen the show, this stuff is very mellow and cool, with lush keys, saxophones and beats that conjure up a relaxing mood for the holidays. Every so often a disco funk track pulls you out of the chill zone and gets the energy flowing.
Still confused? What the Hell is Simpsonwave?
Or just check out the songs below:
If you lurk on Reddit and you like this stuff, check out /r/simpsonswave.
UPDATE: unfortunately the video I first linked was removed for a DMCA violation, but the user has re-uploaded it (and hopefully addressed the DMCA violation so it doesn’t get removed again!)