WHAT IS FUTURE FUNK

FUTURE FUNK IS A SAMPLE-BASED FORM OF NU-DISCO THAT WAS FORMED FROM THE SCENE AND THE VAPORWAVE GENRE IN THE EARLY 2010S. IT TENDS TO BE MORE ENERGETIC THAN STEAM WAVES, INCORPORATING ELEMENTS FROM FRENCH HOUSE, SYNTH FUNK AND USING VAPORWAVE EDITING TECHNIQUES. LIKE THE VAPORWAVE, WHERE SEAPUNK, WITCH HOUSE AND CHILLWAVE FILL YOUR DARKER EARLY MORNINGS WITH STEAMY COMFORT, THE RHYTHMIC EFFECTS OF FUTURE FUNK ARE MORE FREQUENT, THE MUSIC IS GENERALLY LESS AMBIENT AND MORE RHYTHMIC, SO IT MAKES YOU DANCE UNTIL ALL OF THE WEST'S EVILS SEEM TO DISSIPATE. JAPANESE VOCALS FROM OTHER SONGS, ESPECIALLY CITY POP MUSIC AND ANIME SOUNDTRACKS ARE OFTEN USED AS THE MAIN SOURCE OF SAMPLES.

THE FEATURES OF THE ORIGINAL FUNK ARE OF COURSE UBIQUITOUS AND ARE PALPFUL THROUGH THE USE OF SAMPLES FROM THE 80’S AND 90’S, GIVING THE SONGS POWERFUL RHYTHMS AND TREMENDOUSLY SOFT SOUNDS. AESTHETICS IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR THAT COVERS THE MUSICAL STYLE WITH EVERY MEANING. THE DESIGNS AND IMAGES THAT ACCOMPANY FUTURE FUNK ARE TAKEN FROM CLASSIC MANGA AND IT IS COMMON TO FIND CLAIMS OF THE MOST ENDEARING CHARACTERS SUCH AS THE FIGURE OF THE HEROINE USAGI TSUKINO ALWAYS FURROWING THE STARRY SKY, WE ALSO HAVE LUM FOR HER ICON STATUS OR BEAUTIFUL AND HOMEY SHAMPOO IN ETERNAL SEQUENCES OF IMAGES THAT ARE REPEATED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

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MACROSS 82-99, YUNG BAE, NIGHT TEMPO, DESIRED, FUTURE GIRLFRIEND, NANIDATO, TANUKI, VANTAGE, CONSCIOUSTHOUGHTS, SUPERSEX420, MIKAZUKI BIGWAVE, ANDROID APARTMENT, SAINT PEPSI.

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