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Them Changes :: The Vapor Caves Explore Gentrification of Austin In ‘Endless Summer’ Campaign

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The Vapor Caves are riding a creative wave in 2019 that is really raising the bar in terms of local artists and the use of social media.  For Endless Summer, a sonic reflection on the changes that Austin has faced in the wake of social relevance, economic development and gentrification, the group put together a truly inspired rollout.  Check it out :

Definitely spread this one around, engage others in the bigger conversation, and support The Vapor Caves and all that they’re doing creatively.

-chief

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Support System :: The Vapor Caves Go Crowdfunding To Release Debut Vinyl ‘Feel Yourself’

And now, a word from The Vapor Caves

For those that would like to take part in the crowdfunding…

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Making Moves :: Bird Peterson Remixes ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ By The Vapor Caves

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The Vapor Caves are a group with some weight behind the name already, and they have a penchant for getting their already on-point songs remixed, so why not grab another giant like Bird Peterson to get involved?  That, my friends, is exactly what happened for Hurry Up and Wait, and needles to say, Bird Peterson came through.  His drum and bass approach amps up the BPMs, but it somehow manages to let Yadira Brown‘s vocals (and the vocoder work of BoomBaptist) really stretch their legs and move around within the high energy track.  The collective even put together a quick promo clip for fun :

Check out the video and track, share them around, leave a like and a comment on the video, and definitely cop that track if you have an extra digital buck or two laying around!

-chief

Even Flow :: The Vapor Caves Release ‘Hurry Up & Wait’

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The Vapor Caves are back at it again, and this time they’re not playing around.  Their music has always been high quality, but man, Hurry Up & Wait hit me right in the ear and the heart perfectly.  BoomBaptist stuck his foot in this track, letting all of his funk, boogie and R&B influences shine at full force, while Yadira Brown‘s voice floats through the track like a leaf on the wind.  Dig what Yadira has to say about the track :

““Hurry Up and Wait” is a phrase uttered in frustration, referring to an unnecessary rush or the pressure to accommodate yet remain unfulfilled.  A huge part of being a human has been experiencing this again and again, in different forms.  But as we break old social programming patterns and dismantle systems of oppression, we remove the pressure to fall in line.  We can be our true selves.  The veil is lifting.  Hindsight is the gift that keeps on giving.”

As per usual, the duo also hit us with some crazy promo to accompany the track :

Stay tuned for more from The Vapor Caves, as it looks like they’re just getting started.

-chief

New Forms :: Dynja Completely Transforms ‘The Chase’ By The Vapor Caves

The art of the remix is one that is vast, far reaching, and full of room to establish a unique identity.  This is what makes it so special when a song like The Chase by The Vapor Caves is put out in the world for producers to revamp, and those like Dynja take the opportunity to make the song completely new and fresh.  Dynja flipped the tempo and feel of the song, turning a New Jack Swing-influenced hip-hop/R&B track into a spacey, high energy dance track.  On top of all of that, the song also got the video treatment in the most tasteful way possible, showing how vibes translate from one person to another in an infectious way.  Good stuff all around.

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Stimulated Stems :: The Vapor Caves Share Remixes Of ‘The Chase’

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After a successful start to the year, The Vapor Caves decided to have a little fun by making the stems for their single The Chase public and available for producers to remix.  Several notable talents stepped up to the challenge, and The Vapor Caves have set about making a playlist to collect them all like Pokemon.  So far, Butcher BearDJ LADDDADJ Boozwa and the Nodes of ThoughtMadd WikkidMulti-Tracker and even myself have gotten in on the act, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were more on the list by the time this post goes public.  I’ll definitely be following this playlist, and I even have a few producers in mind that I think could make dope remixes, so you should probably stay tuned as well.

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Paying Homage :: The Vapor Caves Tackle ‘Sour Times’ Cover

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The Vapor Caves just made a move showing how in tune they are with their past… a smart move, as they’ve recently more than proven the future is covered.  This homage to the past came in the form of a cover of Portishead‘s seminal classic Sour Times, realeased 25 years ago and forever changing the pop music landscape.  The Vapor Caves are either unaware of how daunting a task this cover is, or they don’t care, as they definitely make one worthy of our ears, hearts and minds.  Dig it and dig it good, share it around, and stay tuned, because I can guarantee there will be more news about The Vapor Caves sooner than later.

-chief